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Title: Women’s Christian Temperance Union of North Dakota Records 
                                                                                               
Dates: 1882-1997

Collection Number: MSS 10133      

Quantity: 8 feet
                                               
Abstract: Records consist of annual convention minutes and reports, constitution, correspondence, organizational history, records of the Florence Crittenden home, activities, scrapbooks, obituaries, news clippings, printed material, financial records, songbooks, photographs and post cards, audio visual material, and records of local and district chapters. Also includes minutes and reports from the annual meetings of the WCTU of Dakota (1884-1889).

Provenance: The collection was donated in various increments beginning in the 1950s. A gift agreement was signed by Jeannette Waldie and Helen McCleary on August 23, 1995. Records of the Dickinson chapter were donated by Cleo Kulish in February 2018.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed. 
                  

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.            

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer: Photographs were transferred to the State Archives Photograph Collections in August 1982 and February 1986. Eight artifacts were transferred to the Museum Division in March 1982. See case file for details. Material was also transferred from the Liessman manuscript collection (10113). Publications and additional artifacts were offered to the State Archives Publications and to the Museums Division in February 2012. Correspondence and photographs from Era Bell Thompson to Mrs. Charles Liessman were removed and added to MSS 20673.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 WCTU of Dakota annual meeting minutes and reports, 1884-1889
2 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1894-1897
3 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1898-1899, 1904
4 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1915, 1920-1924
5 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1925-1930
6 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1931-1936 (missing 1932)
7 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1937-1946 (missing 1943 and 1945)
8 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1947-1956 (missing 1955)
9 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1957-1964 (missing 1963)
10 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1972, 1975-1980
11 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1981-1983, 1985, 1987-1989
12 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 1983, 1990-1997 (missing 1991 and 1995)
13 WCTU of ND annual convention/meeting minutes and reports, 2000-2010
14 WCTU of ND constitution
15 WCTU of ND correspondence, 1897, 1899
16 WCTU of ND reports, ca. 1908-1909
17 WCTU of ND and WCTU of Dakota history, 1900-1989
18 WCTU of ND Florence Crittenden home (Fargo) record book/register, 1892-1894
19 WCTU of ND Florence Crittenden home (Fargo) record book/register, ca. 1908
20 WCTU of ND Fargo headquarters visitor’s register, 1920-1922
21 WCTU of ND inventory of records at the State Historical Society of ND, 1950
22 WCTU of ND activities (Youth Temperance Education Week)
23 WCTU of ND scrapbook, ca. 1890-1900 (see oversized items for additional scrapbooks)
24 WCTU of ND obituaries
25 WCTU of ND newspaper clippings
26 WCTU of ND DVD of PowerPoint from WCTU World and USA convention, 2007

Box 2:
1 WCTU of ND certificates
2 WTCU Songbooks        
3 Manual of the Prohibition Laws in North Dakota, 1910
4 Proposed repeal of state prohibition, 1932
5 “Prohibition Facts: Questions and Answers,” 1932-1933
6 Wine Institute - Facts on North Dakota, 1935
7 WCTU of ND printed material
8 WCTU of ND printed material
9 WCTU photographs and post cards
10 WCTU film strips and scripts:
“For a More Charming You”
“The Secret of Your Popularity”
“Fact or Fancy, BS-23 Alcohol”
“Smoking’s Something to Think About”
“Smoking… or Health”
“Alcohol: Fun or Folly”
(see oversized items for additional audio-visual material)
11 WCTU of ND membership records, 1969-1979
12 WCTU of ND financial records, 1931-1990
13 WCTU of Bismarck membership list and report, 1930-1931
14 WCTU of Bismarck secretary’s book, 1939-1946
15 WCTU of Bismarck partial history
16 WCTU of Bismarck, miscellaneous records (correspondence, printed material, certificates)
17 WCTU Bismarck District minutes and convention programs, 1961-1995
18 WCTU of Bottineau program, 1936
19 WCTU of Cass County minute book, 1901-1910
20 WCTU 6th District (Dickinson area) convention program, 1910
21 WCTU of West Fairview membership roll book, 1894-1907
22 WCTU of Fairview minute book, 1889-1909
23 WCTU of Fairview record of WCTU work, 1903
24 WCTU of Fairview, financial books, 1906-1939 and 1939-1950
25 WCTU of Fairview minute book, 1910-1917
26 WCTU of West Fairview minute book, 1950-1960

Box 3:
1 WCTU Central of Fargo minutes, 1882-1885
2 WCTU Central of Fargo secretary’s record book, 1886-1892
3 WCTU Central of Fargo secretary’s record book, 1892-1897
4 WCTU Central of Fargo miscellaneous records, ca. 1908-1910
5 WCTU of Fargo secretary’s record book, 1899-1905
6 WCTU of Fargo secretary’s record book, 1905-1909
7 Scandinavian WCTU of Fargo secretary’s record book, 1898-1905
8 Scandinavian WCTU of Fargo secretary’s record book, 1906-1913
9 WCTU of Minot minute book, 1976-1981
10 WCTU of Minot minute book, 1982-1990
11 WCTU of Ransom County minute book, 1898-1914
12 WCTU of Steele correspondence and report, 1992-1994
13 WCTU of Steele financial ledger, 1928-1932
14 WCTU of Steele minutes, 1934-1940
15 WCTU of Steele minutes, 1938-1941
16 WCTU of Steele minutes, 1964-1977
17 WCTU of Steele financial ledger, 1971-1989
18 WCTU of Steele minutes and convention minutes, 1992-1995
19 WCTU of Traill County convention report, 1899            
20 WCTU of Dickinson certificates, 2004-2011
21 WCTU of Dickinson minute books, 1935-1977
22 WCTU of Dickinson financial and membership ledger, 1922-1974
 
OVERSIZE
Financial and membership ledger, 1971-1981
Financial and membership ledger, 1981-1994                     
 “Barbara and Butch In No-No Land” audio recording      
“Let's Talk About VD” audio recording
“The Cancer Challenge to Youth and To Smoke or Not to Smoke” audio recording            
 “Any Boy USA” (two) film                                                          
 “Behind The Skyscrapers” film                                                
 “Power of Decision (Temperance)” film                                                              
 “Short Distance Runner” film                                                   
 “The Brain Is the Reason” film  
 “The Choice is Yours” film                                                          
 “The Park #60” film                                                      
 “The Park #82” film                                                      
 “Theobald Faces the Facts”                                                      
Scrapbook, n.d.               
 Scrapbook, n.d.              
 Scrapbook: Benedict (N.D.), 1952-1959
 Scrapbook: Honor Roll Second World War, 1941-1945    
 Scrapbook: WCTU of Minot (N.D.), 1952-1959   
Promotional and membership posters (map case drawer)

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