Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Wisconsin Records and Photographs,

Summary Information

Title: Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Wisconsin Records and Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1884-1988

  • Woman's Relief Corps. Department of Wisconsin
Call Number: WVM Mss 2

Quantity: 8.0 linear ft. (15 archives boxes and 1 flat box) of papers, 1 folder of photographs, and 1 folder of paper prints.

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Veterans Museum (Map)

Records and photographs of a patriotic women's organization devoted to the care and recognition of Union Civil War veterans. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative and financial records of the Department of Wisconsin, from its creation in 1884 through the 1920's. Also included are the registers of delegates and visitors to national and departmental conventions in the early twentieth century. Some records pertain to local corps within the Department of Wisconsin; these records include meeting minutes, financial records, and rolls of members. The collection contains particularly complete records for Corps No. 25 (Wyocena), Corps No. 31 (Waunakee), and Corps No. 79 (Palmyra). The patriotic concerns of the Women's Relief Corps are reflected in the materials relating to the national organization, such as a pamphlet concerning the authorship of the “Pledge of Allegiance.”

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.wvm-mss00002
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