Lexington Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union ledger

Abstract

The Lexington Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union ledger (dated 1928-1932; 0.3 cubic feet; 1 folder) include the reports of the local Lexington chapter of the larger, national organization.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lexington Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union ledger
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Prohibition -- Societies, etc.
Women's studies -- United States -- 20th century.
Temperance.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Jordan Daniels
Preferred Citation
2013ms0172 : [identification of item], Lexington Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union ledger, 1928-1933, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The National Woman's Christian Temperance Union was founded during 1874 in Cleveland, Ohio. After listening to a lecture given by Dr. Dio Lewis, women moved to a non-violent protest against the dangers of alcohol. Within three months of the union's creation, 250 communities became alcohol free because of the chapter's efforts.
Local chapters were called unions and were largely autonomous, but closely linked to the state unions and national headquarters. As all local chapters were linked closely to the national headquarters, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union became the largest woman's organization in the United States. Today, it is the oldest voluntary, non-sectarian women's organization in the world.
Scope and Content
The Lexington Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union ledger (dated 1928-1932; 0.3 cubic feet; 1 folder) include the reports of the local Lexington chapter of the larger, national organization. The ledger mentions successful events, locations where alcohol was located, honors deceased members, and lists upcoming events in the Lexington, Kentucky, community. There are reports of how the local union had affected the lives of the community. Many of the reports mention instances of spreading joy, volunteering at local prisons, and saying prayers for individuals and orgainzations in the community.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
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Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Lexington Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union ledger, 1928-1933

  • Box MS-17, folder 1
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