Woman's Relief Corps, Robert Chivas Post No. 2 Records, 1885-1947

Summary Information

Title: Woman's Relief Corps, Robert Chivas Post No. 2 Records
Inclusive Dates: 1885-1947

  • Woman's Relief Corps (U.S.). Robert Chivas Post No. 2 (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 193

Quantity: 1 cubic ft. (1 box)
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

This collection contains cash books (1885-1940), meeting minutes (1885-1944), member account books (1885-1914), and a roll of members (1921-1940) for the Milwaukee chapter of the Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. This chapter was founded in 1885 by wives and daughters of men having served in the Robert Chivas Post No. 2 (Milwaukee, Wis.), a branch of the Grand Army of the Republic. Its aim was to commemorate the deeds of American soldiers and army nurses and to give aid to war widows and orphans. These volumes document the charitable and patriotic activities of the society and explicate the roll Corps members aspired to as the female counterparts to the male body of the Grand Army of the Republic. In addition, the cash books and account information detail the corps' spending activities as well as individual member initiation dates, activities, and dues paid. Also included in the collection is a 1945 roster for the Wisconsin Department of the Woman's Relief Corps, and General Orders, No. 1 and No. 2 for the year 1947. These documents list state-wide membership information and the names and addresses of executives and officers. They also indicate the locations for all extant Wisconsin branches and detail organizational activities and goals.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-mil-uwmmss0193
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