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Woman's Relief Corps. U.S. Grant Corps, No. 104 (Omaha, Neb.)


RG3580.AM:  Woman's Relief Corps. U.S. Grant Corps, No. 104 (Omaha, Neb.)

Records:  1890-1947
Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Woman's service organization
Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

The Woman's Relief Corps (WRC) was a patriotic society organized in July of 1883 as an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). The U.S. Grant Corps No. 104 of Omaha, a Nebraska affiliate of the WRC, was established on March 5, 1890. The society was composed chiefly of the mothers, wives, daughters and sisters of Union soldiers of the Civil War, although all women were eligible for membership. The society was organized in a fashion similar to that of the Grand Army of the Republic and expended much of its treasury on charity to the widows and orphans of Union veterans. The organization disbanded in 1993.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of four boxes of manuscript material arranged in nine series: 1) Quarterly Reports, 2) Treasurer's Reports, 3) Membership Materials, 4) Departmental General Orders, 5) Ledgers and Cash Books, 6) Minute Books, 7) Correspondence, 8) Printed Matter and 9) Miscellany. These organizational records, which are relatively complete, offer an in-depth look at the activities of the U.S. Grant Corps No. 104. Some items located in series 4 and 8 also give information about the Woman's Relief Corps in general.

Note:  See the photo component [RG3580.PH] for photographs.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Quarterly Reports, 1911-1942

Box 1
Folder
  1. 1911-1942

Series 2 - Treasurer's Reports, 1914-1942

  1. 1914, 1921
  2. 1922-1923
  3. 1924-1925
  4. 1932-1933
  5. 1934-1935
  6. 1936-1937
  7. 1938-1939
  8. 1940-1941
  9. 1942
  10. Miscellaneous reports

Series 3 - Membership Materials, 1905-1942

  1. 1908-1909, membership applications
  2. 1914, membership applications
  3. 1922-1923, membership applications
  4. 1924-1925, membership applications
  5. 1931-1934, membership applications
  6. 1935-1936, membership applications
  7. 1937-1938, membership applications
  8. 1939-1940, membership applications
  9. 1941-1942, membership applications
  10. 1905-1914, roll of members
  11. 1921-1939, roll of members

Series 4 - Departmental General Orders, 1910-1942

  1. 1910-1915
  2. 1920-1925
  3. 1922-1927
  4. 1925-1929
  5. 1928-1932
  6. 1931-1934
  7. 1935-1938
  8. 1939-1942

Series 5 - Ledgers and Cash Books, 1920-1947

Box 2
Folder
  1. 1920-1928, ledger
  2. 1929-1943, ledger
  3. 1924-1927, cash book
  4. 1928-1931, cash book
  5. 1931-1939, cash book
  6. 1940-1947, cash book

Series 6 - Minute Books, 1890-1946

  1. 1890-1893
  2. 1893-1896
  3. 1910-1914
  4. 1915-1919
  5. 1919-1923
  6. 1923-1926
  7. 1926-1929
  8. 1929-1932
  9. 1932-1936
  10. 1936-1941
  11. 1946

Series 7 - Correspondence, 1914-1938, n.d.

Box 3
Folder
  1. 1914
  2. 1922-1923, 1925
  3. 1932-1933
  4. 1934
  5. 1935
  6. 1936
  7. 1937
  8. 1938
  9. n.d.

Series 8 - Printed Matter, 1906-1946

  1. 1923, 1945-1946, Dept. of Nebraska Annual Convention Journals; 1911-1912, 1922-1923, Dept. of Nebraska Rosters
  2. 1912, 1923, 1941, miscellaneous convention journals
  3. 1906, 1914, Red Book
  4. 1934, Red Book

Series 9 - Miscellany

Box 4
Folder
  1. 1933, history of U.S. Grant Corps No. 104
  2. 1925, 1933-1935, 1937, convention reports
  3. 1934-1941, "Headquarters News"
  4. Miscellaneous cards and papers
  5. Miscellaneous cards and papers

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Douglas County (Neb.) -- History
Omaha (Neb.) -- Women's clubs
Omaha (Neb.) -- Veterans' organizations
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc.
Woman's Relief Corps. U.S. Grant Corps, No. 104 (Omaha, Neb.)
Women -- Societies and clubs

 

Revised 07-24-2008   TMM

 

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