Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic records
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Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Grand Army of the Republic. O.M. Mitchell, No. 21 (Atlanta, GA).
Title: Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic records
Dates: 1912-1945, undated
Quantity: 0.25 Linear ft. (one half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS956

Biographical/Historical Note

The Woman's Relief Corps was organized in 1889 as an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, O.M. Mitchell Post, Number 21, which had itself been founded in 1884. The Auxiliary was founded with the object of helping Union veterans of the Civil War and their families stranded in the South, to decorate their graves in the National Cemetery at Marietta, Georgia, and other cemeteries in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, on every National Decoration Day, and to help the Post in various other ways. The Woman's Relief Corps also helped the Red Cross in relief work. The Woman's Relief Corps joined the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in 1905. The Woman's Relief Corps was still in existence in 1945 although the O.M. Mitchell Post No. 21 and held its last meeting in March 1920. Additional historical information has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

These records consist of minutes and membership lists, 1912-1917, some correspondence and financial records, history of the organization, and ephemera, 1912-1945.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Georgia--Atlanta
Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta, Ga.)
Westview Cemetery (Atlanta, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic records, MSS 956, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 1999.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11Annual Report, 1923
 
2Articles, undated
 
3Correspondence, 1914-1927
 
4History, by Mrs. Albert P. Wood, 1944
 
5List of Graves - Oakland Cemetery, undated
 
6List of Graves - Westview Cemetery, undated
 
7Memorial Day program, 1945
 
8Minutes and Rolls of GAR, 1912-1917
 
9Treasurer's Reports, 1916-1926