Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Correspondence [series]

Correspondence (0.5 linear ft.; 1886-1967) contains letters between Michigan WCTU founders and national WCTU leaders, including Frances Willard and Anna Gordon. The series also contains correspondence regarding financial and legal matters dating from the 1960s.

Box   1  
Kellogg, E.E. 1886-1891, undated (14 folders)
Box   1  
Peters, Alice H. 1888-1891, undated (7 folders)
Box   1  
Legal and Financial Correspondence 1964-1967
Box   1  
Letter from Mrs. Jennie Roberts (Deerfield Union) to Anna Gordon 1924
 
Miscellaneous and Publicity [series]

Miscellaneous and Publicity (0.3 linear ft.; 1915-1974) consists of scrapbooks, song sheets, lecture notes and award certificates, which were produced to promote and publicize the WCTU cause.

Box   1  
Clippings 1940-1974 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Lecture Series: "The History and Philosophy of the Temperance Movement" undated
Box   1  
Miscellaneous notebook and program calendar
Box   1  
Rededication of Children's Temperance Fountain, Belle Isle 1963

(include photographs)

 
Ruby Norman Ludwig (Central Union, Lansing)
Box   16  
Scrapbook circa 1939-1957 (6 folders)
Box   1  
Miscellaneous printed material from Ludwig scrapbook (3 folders)
Oversize Volume   1  
State Leaders Scrapbook 1928-1955
Box   1  
State Membership and Award Certificates 1915-1957
Box   1  
Temperance Song Sheets and Music undated
 
Printed Materials [series]

Printed Materials (0.2 linear feet; 1892-2007, most undated) contains pamphlets, brochures, periodicals and hymnals. The series demonstrates the scope and dramatic approach of WCTU literature, much of which takes the form of testimonials.

Box   1  
Membership Directory 2006-2007
 
Pamphlets and Brochures (3 folders)
Box   1 Folder   1
Capitol Report, vol. 6, no. 11 1967
Box   1 Folder   1
Kawaiahao Church: Westminster Abbey of Honolulu Hawaii, Founded April 25, 1820
Box   1 Folder   1
Michigan Woman's Christian Temperance Union: 16mm Sound Motion Pictures [in the] State Film Library
Box   1 Folder   1
Prohibition Camp: Royal Templars of Temperance
Box   1 Folder   1
Quiz on National Constitutional Prohibition Committee of the National WCTU Convention
Box   1 Folder   1
Sound the Jubilee
Box   1 Folder   1
Woman's Christian Temperance Union "For God and Home in Every Land
Box   1 Folder   2
The Union Signal Frances Willard issue scrapbooks 1946-1961
Box   1 Folder   3
Alcohol- An Aid or a Menace?
Box   1 Folder   3
Alcohol Education in the Church: Purpose and Aim
 
Aldrich, Maude M.
Box   1 Folder   3
The Silver Screen and the WCTU: What We Are Working for in the Motion Picture Department, and Why
Box   1 Folder   3
Standards for Better Motion Pictures
Box   1 Folder   3
Allen, Dr. Len M. No Place for Alcohol in Medicine
Box   1 Folder   3
Armor, Mary Harris "Have I Not Commanded Thee?"
Box   1 Folder   3
Boole, Ella A. Continuing Need for the WCTU (revised and first editions)
Box   1 Folder   3
Bourdeau-Sisco, MD, P.S. Alcohol and Syphilis
Box   1 Folder   3
Braude, Judge J.M. The Way of the Bad Boy
Box   1 Folder   3
Bro, Marguerite H. Take a Stand- Not a Chance
 
Burger, Nelle G.
Box   1 Folder   3
In Memory's Lane
Box   1 Folder   3
We Will Not Quit Until the Liquor Traffic Quits
Box   1 Folder   3
Does Life Begin at Twelve?
Box   1 Folder   3
A Dozen Gains in a Dozen Years
Box   1 Folder   3
Emerson, Dr. Haven Alcohol - Man's Dearest Health Hazard
Box   1 Folder   3
Ethyl Can't Come to My House!
Box   1 Folder   3
For the Woman Who Thinks
Box   1 Folder   3
Hardleigh, Homer "Prejudiced"
Box   1 Folder   3
Hudson, Mrs. Grant M. What is Christian Citizenship: Plan of Work, 1938-1939 1938
Box   1 Folder   3
"I Bet You-"
Box   1 Folder   3
The Importance of Prayer as Evidenced by the Practice of Christ
Box   1 Folder   3
The Influence of One Good Mother
Box   1 Folder   3
Ingvor, Sven Is Alcohol a Medicine?
Box   1 Folder   3
Kerton, Dr. J.W. "Buy Your Own Cherries!"
Box   1 Folder   3
Lee, Edith F. The Restoration of the Home
Box   1 Folder   3
Masted, Rev. L.L. Why I Practice Temperance
Box   1 Folder   3
The Menace of Marihuana
Box   1 Folder   3
Michigan WCTU
 
Mudge, E.H.
Box   1 Folder   3
Cures for Drunken Driving
Box   1 Folder   3
Is the Legalized Liquor Traffic Really Legal?
Box   1 Folder   3
John Barleycorn at His Best (Or Worst)
Box   1 Folder   3
The Man in the Street
Box   1 Folder   3
The "Why" of Prohibition
Box   1 Folder   3
The "Why" of Repeal
Box   1 Folder   3
Munns, Margaret C. Carry On
 
Periodicals
Box   1  
White Ribbon Bulletin
 
Hymnals
Box   1  
Everybody Sing: Songs of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1st and 5th editions, by Anna A. Gordon 1924
Box   1  
The Temperance Songbook, by Emmet Coleman 1983
Box   1  
Voice of Song, by the National WCTU undated
Box   1  
White Ribbon Hymnal, by Anna A. Gordon 1892
Box   1  
Union Signal (various issues)
 
District Records [series]

District Records (2.5 linear ft.; 1888-1982) contain minutes of district annual conventions, secretary's books, scrapbooks and treasurer's books. The series includes some records for most of the eighteen WCTU district organizations.

Box   2  
District Account Ledger Books 1957-1962
 
Second District
 
Annual Convention Minutes
Box   2  
1891-1898 (2 volumes)
Box   2  
1921-1954 (2 volumes)
 
Third District
Box   2  
Secretary's Book 1945-1982
 
Fourth District
Box   2  
Annual Reports 1950-1951
Box   2  
Correspondence 1946-1957
Box   2  
Membership Lists 1958-1959, 1963-1964
Box   2  
Programs and Fliers 1944-1963
Box   2  
Speech Contests 1961-1962
Box   2  
Treasurer's Book 1955-1982
 
Fifth District
Box   2  
Annual Convention Minutes 1943-1974
Box   2  
Annual Meeting Books 1897, 1903
 
Sixth District
Box   2  
Annual Convention Minutes 1930-1945
Box   3  
District Records 1888-1929 (2 volumes)
Box   3  
History and Scrapbook 1910-1952
Box   3  
Secretary's Books 1922-1954 (2 folders)
 
Seventh District
Box   3  
Minutes 1916-1963 (3 volumes)
Box   3  
Programs of Annual Conventions (incomplete) 1936-1961
 
Ninth District
Box   3  
Correspondence, with List of Secretaries 1954
Box   3  
Secretary's Book 1941-1950
Box   3  
Tenth District Annual Convention Minutes 1976-1977
Box   3  
Eleventh District Annual Convention Minutes 1893-1922
Box   3  
Eleventh District (Lower) Annual Convention Minutes 1923-1982
Box   4  
Eleventh District (Upper) Annual Convention Minutes 1921-1975 (2 volumes)
 
Twelfth District
Box   4  
Annual Convention Minutes 1916-1963 (4 volumes)
Box   4  
Convention Register 1942-1965
Box   4  
Reports and Convention Programs 1927-1963
Box   4  
Thirteenth District Treasurer's Books 1938-1963 (5 volumes)
Box   4  
Fifteenth/ Sixteenth/ Seventeenth Districts Clippings and Constitution 1971-1973
Box   4  
Sixteenth District Annual Convention Minutes 1933-1951
Box   4  
Seventeenth District Secretary's Book 1965-1969
Box   4  
Eighteenth District Treasurer's Book 1953-1963
 
County Records [series]

County Union Records (3 linear ft.; 1883-1981) contain meeting minutes, secretary's books, membership lists, scrapbooks and treasurer's books. The series documents the day to day activities of WCTU and the coordinating role of county organizations from all over Michigan. The series is arranged alphabetically by county.

 
Allegan County
Box   4  
Convention Programs and Clippings 1944-1952
Box   4  
Recording Secretary's Book 1934-1968
 
Barry County
Box   4  
Recording Secretary's Notebooks 1963-1974
Box   4  
Scrapbook 1967-1968
 
Branch County
Box   4  
Clippings 1934-1935
Box   4  
Membership Lists 1958-1976
Box   4  
Programs (incomplete) 1914-1975
Box   4  
Secretary's Notes 1975-1981
Box   4  
Calhoun County Convention Minutes 1928-1953
 
Cass County
Box   5  
Secretary's Book 1951-1954
Box   5  
Treasurer's Book 1963-1973
 
Eaton County
Box   5  
Account Book 1888-1942
Box   5  
Minutes 1921-1960
 
Genesee County
Box   5  
Annual Convention Minutes 1883-1954 (3 volumes)
Box   5  
Annual Convention Program 1929
Box   5  
Record Book 1953-1970
Box   16  
Scrapbooks circa 1940-1941 (2 volumes)
Box   5  
Secretary's Book 1915-1924
Box   5  
Gratiot County Treasurer's Book and Clippings 1943-1977
 
Hillsdale County Scrapbooks
Box   5  
1952-1978
Box   5  
1960s-1970s
Box   5  
Huron-Tuscola County Annual Convention Members List 1960-1976
 
Ingham County
Box   6  
Annual Convention Minutes 1906-1962
Box   6  
Banner with slogan "For God, Home and Every Land 1890" (fabric)
Box   6  
Members Lists 1948-1974
Box   6  
Secretary's Book 1962-1974
 
Kent County
Box   6  
Correspondence and Financial Records 1930-1936
Box   6  
Minute Books 1899-1904, 1913-1934
 
Livingston County
Box   6  
Notes 1951, undated
Box   6  
Secretary's Books 1903-1967 (2 volumes)
Box   6  
Macomb County Treasurer's Records 1944-1958 (2 volumes)
Box   6  
Monroe County Minutes 1937-1947
Box   6  
Muskegon County Secretary's Books 1957-1977 (4 volumes)
Box   6  
Oakland County Minute Books 1917-1922, 1965-1975
Box   6  
Oceana County Secretary's Book 1965-1971
 
Shiawassee County
Box   7  
Annual Convention Minutes 1924-1940
Box   7  
Scrapbook undated
Box   7  
Treasurer's Book 1970-1973
Box   7  
Shiawassee County, Bennington Union Secretary's Books 1935-1959 (7 volumes)
 
Shiawassee County, Clinton Union
Box   7  
Minutes 1915-1921 (3 volumes)
Box   7  
Treasurer's Books 1928-1970 (2 volumes)
Box   7  
Shiawassee County, Corunna Union Secretary's Books 1952-1962 (2 volumes)
Box   7  
Tuscola and Huron Counties Minute Book 1959-1976
 
Local Union Records [series]

Local Union Records (9.5 linear ft.; 1874-1991) contain meeting minutes, secretary's books, membership lists, scrapbooks and treasurer's books. The series documents the day to day activities of WCTU at the community level from all over Michigan. Included are substantial records for Grand Rapids and Owosso chapters. The Owosso records contain minutes which date back to 1874, the year of the Michigan WCTU's founding.

 
Alma
Box   7  
Annual Convention Minutes 1894-1898
Box   7  
Secretary's Books 1950-1953, 1968 (2 volumes)
Box   7  
Bad Axe Secretary's Book 1965-1968
 
Big Prairie
Box   7  
Secretary's Book 1908-1914
Box   7  
Secretary's Notes circa 1899-1909
 
Boyne City
Box   7  
Record Books 1955-1984 (3 volumes)
Oversize Volume   2  
Scrapbook 1977-1985
Box   8  
Bronson Secretary's Book 1965-1972
Box   8  
Buchanan Scrapbook 1933-1945
 
Coats Grove
Box   17  
Minute Books 1887-1921 (some gaps) (6 volumes)
Box   17  
Historical notes
 
Columbiaville
Box   8  
Annual Convention Member List 1963-1978
Box   8  
Treasurer's Books 1961-1978 (2 volumes)
 
Coopersville
Box   8  
Ledgers 1938-1955
Box   8  
Programs 1909-1945
Box   8  
Scrapbook circa 1950
Box   8  
Secretary's Books 1923-1987 (9 volumes)
Box   8  
Copemish Minutes 1937-1943
 
Detroit Federation
Box   8  
Secretary's Books 1959-1965 (3 volumes)
Box   8  
Yearbooks 1945-1960
 
Dowagiac
Box   8  
Minute Book 1886-1889
Box   8  
Record Book and Ledger 1954-1986
 
Drayton Plains
Oversize Volume   3  
Scrapbook 1938-1943
Box   9  
Secretary's Books 1941-1981 (9 volumes)
Box   9  
Easton Secretary's Books 1915-1954 (3 volumes)
 
Flushing-Flint
Box   9  
Devotional Books circa 1948-1953
Box   9  
Minute Books 1933-1969 (3 volumes)
Box   9  
Fremont Treasurer's Book 1942-1953
 
Grand Rapids
Box   9  
Federation Minutes 1963-1988
Box   9  
History undated
Box   9  
Minutes 1884-1885
Box   9  
Scrapbook 1959-1976
 
Grand Rapids Central Union
Box   10  
Meeting Minutes 1950-1960, 1980-1989 (2 volumes)
Box   10  
Record Books 1947-1968 (2 volumes)
Box   10  
Treasurer's Books 1955-1989
Box   10  
Grand Rapids South Union Minutes 1884-1971 (9 volumes, 1 folder)
Box   10  
Grand Rapids West Side Minutes 1969-1991
Box   10  
Grenville Minutes 1952-1979
 
Hastings
Box   10  
History undated
Box   10  
Secretary's Book 1959-1969
 
Hillsdale
Box   11  
Convention Pamphlets and Constitution 1927-1932
Box   11  
Minute Books 1961-1978
Box   11  
Programs 1917-1967
Box   11  
Records Books 1898-1989 (3 volumes)
 
Holland
Box   11  
Programs and Financial Records 1916-1970
Box   11  
Treasurer's Books 1916-1953 (2 volumes)
Box   11  
Intercity Council of East Lansing Minutes 1960-1974
 
Ionia
Box   11  
Minute Books 1943-1978 (4 volumes)
Box   11  
Programs, Membership Lists and Correspondence 1945-1980
Box   11  
Roll Call Books 1945-1961
Box   12  
Ithaca Minute Books 1929-1953 (3 volumes)
Box   12  
Kalamazoo Secretary's Book 1933-1942
Box   12  
Kalkaska minutes book and miscellaneous 1954-1956
Box   12  
La Salle scrapbook 1964-1970
Box   12  
Lake Odessa Minute Book 1957-1963
Box   12  
Lansing Minutes 1937-1948 (3 folders)
 
Lansing Central Union
Box   12  
Histories 1947, undated
Box   12  
Minute Books 1917-1925, 1961-1972 (4 volumes)
Box   12  
Lansing Iota Sigma Chapter Minutes circa 1943-1945
Box   12  
Marlette Minutes 1955-1973 (7 volumes)
Box   12  
Mary T. Lathrop Chapter Minutes 1937-1976 (3 volumes)
Box   12  
Menominee Minute Books 1945-1978 (7 volumes)
 
Mt. Clemens
Box   13  
Correspondence 1919-1936
Box   13  
Financial and Membership Records 1925-1940
Box   13  
Minute Books 1916-1941 (4 volumes)
Box   13  
Nashville Minutes 1946-1987
 
Niles
Box   13  
Membership Lists and Clippings 1953-1959
Box   13  
Secretary's Book 1960
 
North Adams
Box   17  
Minute book 1902-1908
Box   17  
Minute book 1916-1935
Box   17  
Minute book 1936-1949
Box   13  
Otsego Minute Book 1942-1952
 
Owosso
Box   13  
Minute Books 1874-1955 (3 volumes)
Box   13  
Minutes 1961-1992 (3 folders, 1 volume)
Box   13  
Petoskey Secretary's Book 1908-1909
Box   13  
Pickford Union 1958-1964
 
Pontiac
Box   14  
Clippings and Songs 1898-1942
Box   14  
Histories circa 1940s
Box   14  
Minutes 1910-1925 (6 volumes)
Box   14  
Notes circa 1918-1920
Box   14  
Secretary's Books 1925-1941 (4 volumes)
Box   14  
Pontiac-Anna Gordon Union Secretary's Books 1921-1973 (6 volumes)
Box   14  
Pontiac-Mary Morton Union Minute Books 1956-1969 (2 volumes)
Box   14  
Portage Minutes 1962-1976
 
Redford
Box   15  
Minutes 1969-1980
Box   15  
Scrapbook (in 1 folder) 1954-1970
Box   15  
Secretary's Book 1956-1969
Box   15  
St. Louis Minutes 1958-1986 (3 folders)
 
Swartz Creek
Box   15  
Membership Book 1944-1945
Box   15  
Minutes 1964-1980 (2 volumes, 1 folder)
Box   15  
Secretary's Books 1909-1919, 1936-1941 (2 volumes)
Box   15  
Vassar Secretary's Books 1889-1895, 1965-1969 (2 volumes)
Box   15  
Willard Minute Book 1928-1929
Box   15  
Williamston Secretary's Books 1949-1969 (3 volumes)
Box   15  
Woodland Secretary's Books 1930-1948 (2 volumes)
 
Photographs [series]

Photographs (0.1; ca.1900-1960s) contains portraits of WCTU leaders, including Anna Gordon and Lucy Bliss, as well as group pictures taken at the state conventions of 1908 and 1917.

Box   15  
Photographs circa 1900-1960s
Box   15  
Miscellaneous: include portrait of Anna Gordon, undated, and group portraits of delegates to state conventions 1908, 1917