Women's Overseas Service League. Madison Unit: Records, 1926-1943

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the records of the Madison Unit of the Women's Overseas Service League as preserved by Mrs. Middleton. It is a fragmentary record of the activities of the Unit (1926-1943) and the national organization (1921-1943), stemming principally from the periods in which Mrs. Middleton held office in the organization. The records are divided into three series and within each series are arranged by type of record, then chronologically.

The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION records are comprised of the constitution, bylaws, application forms, minutes of the National Executive Board, annual reports, publicity material, letters from various national committees to the Madison Unit and from national headquarters about annual conventions and matters of general interest, and a few copies of the official newsletter “Carry On” and some bulletins pertaining to it.

The SIXTH CORPS AREA records include materials such as conference announcements and agenda, letters to the Madison Unit, and the correspondence of the Service Chairman, principally from 1928-1929, when Mrs. Middleton served in that capacity.

The MADISON UNIT records are very fragmentary, and include minutes, a secretary's book, treasurer's reports, service reports, membership lists, forms documenting the war service records of some members, and general correspondence to the Unit from other units and from various citizens and groups in Madison.