Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
American National Red Cross, Isabella County Chapter (Mich.) Organizational records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: American National Red Cross. Isabella County Chapter (Mich.) Organizational records,
Creator: American National Red Cross. Isabella County Chapter (Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 1917-1979
Extent: 1.25 cubic feet (in 1 box, 3 Oversized volumes, 1 Oversized folder)
The collection includes charter, meeting minutes, financial records, annual reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other organizational records.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#, MS#Aa-07

Access Restrictions:

American National Red Cross. Isabella County Chapter (Mich.) Organizational records are open for research.



Preferred Citation:

American National Red Cross. Isabella County Chapter (Mich.) Organizational records, Folder #, Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


Organizational History:

Established by charter in 1917, the Isabella County, Michigan, chapter of the American National Red Cross seeks to achieve the aims of the national organization on the local level by 1) providing volunteer blood services; 2) conducting various community services; 3) serving as an independent medium of voluntary relief and communication between the residents of Isabella County and those serving in the armed forces of the United States; and 4) maintaining a system of disaster preparedness and relief. Once independently funded by voluntary contributions, the chapter is now financed by the United Way program.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Isabella County chapter records include meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence, financial records, fund-raising campaign materials, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous relating to the chapter’s operations and activities, 1917-1979. Four Red Cross uniforms that were donated with this collection were transferred to the Central Michigan University Museum in October 1976.

Subject Terms

    • American National Red Cross.; Isabella County Chapter (Mich.)
    • Red Cross and Red Crescent.
    • Charities--Michigan--Isabella County.
    • Voluntarism--Michigan--Isabella County.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    American National Red Cross. Isabella County Chapter (Mich.) Organizational records [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1945
    Box   1 F   2
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1946
    Box   1 F   3
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1947
    Box   1 F   4
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1948
    Box   1 F   5
    Annual Fund Campaign (Oil Industry), 1949
    Box   1 F   6
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1950
    Box   1 F   7
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1951
    Box   1 F   8
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1952
    Box   1 F   9
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1953
    Box   1 F   10
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1954
    Box   1 F   11
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1955-1960
    Box   1 F   12
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1961-1964
    Box   1 F   13
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1965
    Box   1 F   14
    Annual Fund Campaign, 1966-1978
    Box   1 F   15
    Annual Reports, 1920-1979
    Box   1 F   16
    Audits, 1948-1979
    Box   1 F   17
    Authority to Form Chapter, 1917
    Box   1 F   18
    Buttons and Pins, undated
    Box   1 F   19
    Caddington, H.W., Sales Tax Records, 1938-1939
    Box   1 F   20
    Correspondence, 1917-1929
    Box   1 F   21
    Meeting Minutes, 1917-1931
    Box   1 F   22
    Meeting Minutes, 1959-1967
    Box   1 F   23
    Meeting Minutes, 1968-1974
    Box   1 F   24
    Meeting Minutes, 1976-1978
    Box   1 F   25
    Miscellaneous Printed Materials, undated
    Box   1 F   26
    Newspaper Clippings (copies) and Photograph, 1951
    Box   1 F   27
    Scrapbooks, 1945
    Box   1 F   28
    Scrapbooks, 1946
    Box   1 F   29
    Secretary's Cash Book, 1917-1929
    Box   1 F   30
    Treasurer's Reports, 1957-1959
    Box   1 F   31
    United Way Budget Requests, 1957-1959
    F   1  
    Oversized Material, Folder, Certificate of Chapter Organization, June 9, 1917
    V   1  
    Oversized Material, Volume, Scrapbook (Front cover unattached, in folder), 1961-1962
    V   2  
    Oversized Material, Volume, Scrapbook, 1965
    V   3  
    Oversized Material, Volume, Scrapbook, 1963-1979