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Michigan Woman's Christian Temperance Union records

Identifier: c-00506

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union including some publications and transcriptions of a W.C.T.U. Minute Book of the Three Oaks, Michigan chapter. Included are minutes of the society meetings, 1879-1887; a transcription of the constitution; membership lists, 1880?-1887;financial records, 1883?-1886; and a newspaper clipping of resolutions adopted at the 1881 convention.

There are annual convention reports and directories of Michigan Woman's Christian Temperance Union for 1942, 1958, 1960-1964.

W.C.T.U. publications include a poem written by a temperance lecturer, 1857; the newspaper, Woman's State Temperance Record, 1874; notice of W.C.T.U. Convention 1879; and a pamphlet Ingham County Must Stay Dry published by Woman's Local Option Committee, 1909.


  • Creation: 1879-1909, 1942-1964
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1879 - 1886


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


0.5 Cubic Feet (, 11 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Robert Warner, Kenneth P. Scheffel, Francis Stebbins.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Michigan Woman's Christian Temperance Union Records
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US