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Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Ill.) minutes book

Identifier: Midwest-MS-224

Scope and Content of the Collection

A ledger of minutes for the Powellton, Illinois Woman’s Christian Temperance Union chapter, covering meetings between 1901 and 1906. Includes member lists, attendance records, and meeting minutes that discuss outreach activities of the group, and songs and readings. Topics include alcohol and prohibition, women’s suffrage, polygamy, and illegal gambling. The Powellton WCTU chapter engaged in numerous cooperative efforts with the nearby Nauvoo and Carthage chapters.


  • Creation: 1901-1906



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Ill.) minutes book is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Ill.) minutes book are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Biography of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union

International temperance organization founded in 1874.

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was one the first organizations of women devoted to social reform and was the nation's largest women's organization during the late 1800s. It was influential in the temperance movement, supported the 18th Amendment, and is still active today.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 book in 1 folder)


Ledger of minutes from the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Powellton, Illinois, 1901-1906. The minutes record discussions concerning prohibition, suffrage, illegal gambling, and polygamy.

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Purchase, The Book Shop, Covina, CA, 2014.

Processed by

Catherine Grandgeorge, 2018.

Inventory of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Ill.) minutes book, 1901-1906
Catherine Grandgeorge
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States