M93-09 - ARKANSAS WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION COLLECTION

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was established in Cleveland, Ohio in 1874.  The purpose of the organization was to unite women in the fight against the sale of alcoholic beverages.  Frances Willard was elected WCTU President in 1879, and she directed the organization into a wide variety of activities, including Woman’s Suffrage.  By the Mid-1880’s the WCTU had over 200,000 members nationally.

The Arkansas branch of the WCTU was established in 1878. In 1899, the Arkansas WCTU named the Woman’s Chronicle, a Little Rock weekly, as its official organization.  Eventually the Arkansas White Ribboner became the journal of the state WCTU.

Arrangement:  The Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock donated this collection to the Torreyson Library Archives, as duplicates from their collection.  It originally measured approximately .3 cubic feet and consisted of materials from 1908-1984.  This collection is contained in 1 box with 11 files.  When requesting materials from this collection, please specify collection number [M93-9] and the file number.

 

Box 1

File 1 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1908

File 2 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1937 and 1939

File 3 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1940-1941 and 1943-1948

File 4 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1952-1954 and 1956-1959

File 5 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1960-1963 and 1968-1969

File 6 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1970-1974 and 1978-1979

File 7 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1980-1982 and 1984

File 8 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1953-1954

File 9 – Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1960-1961 and 1964-1969

File 10- Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1969-1973

File 11- Periodical: Arkansas White Ribboner, 1928, 1942, 1952, and 1979

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