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Finding Aid for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.) Records, 1909-1939
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.) Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1939
    Collection number: 788
    Creator: Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.)
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) provided a national voice through which women expressed their views on social and political issues, and was also a vast grass roots organization that worked for charitable and political solutions to social problems during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The collection consists of material related to the Duarte, California chapter of the WCTU including minutes and accounts.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.) Records (Collection 788). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was the first mass movement of American women; during the last quarter of the nineteenth century the WCTU was the major vehicle through which women developed a changing role for themselves in American society; the union played two important roles: it provided a national voice through which women expressed their views on social and political issues, and it was also a vast grass roots organization that worked for charitable and political solutions to social problems; reaching into small towns and large cities, it cut across sectional, racial, and ethnic boundaries to include women from nearly every sector of American life; WCTU played a major role in heightening women's awareness and became one of the most powerful instruments of women's consciousness-raising of all times.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to the Duarte, California chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Includes minutes (March 11, 1909 through June, 1939) and accounts (March 1904 through March 1929).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Duarte, Calif.)--Archives.
    Temperance--California--Duarte--Societies, etc.--Archival resources.