Mary Black Carlton scrapbooks: 1938-1940
Summary Information
Title: Mary Black Carlton scrapbooks
Creator: Carlton, Mary Black
Inclusive dates: 1938-1940
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 scrapbooks)
Mary Carlton served as a Commander of the Women's Auxiliary to the Disabled American Veterans Detroit Chapter in the late 1930s-early 1940s. Two scrapbooks with photographs, reports, newspaper clippings, and ephemera documenting the activities of the chapter in 1938-1940.
Call number: 2017043 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
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Finding aid created by Olga Virakhovskaya, October 2017.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Kathleen Brown (donor no. 11612) in October 2016.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], volume, box, Mary Black Carlton scrapbooks, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


Mary Carlton was a Detroit resident. In October 1938, she was elected a Commander of the Detroit Chapter of Women's Auxiliary to the Disabled American Veterans. The chapter was devoted to the cause of improving and advancing the condition, health and interests of the disabled veterans and their families. Activities included fund raising, hospital visits, legislative outreach, patriotic education, organization of social and educational events and concerts, etc.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Two scrapbooks contain photographs of the officers of the chapter (identified), annual summaries of the activities, correspondence and thank you notes, photographs taken during the events, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Disabled veterans -- Michigan.
  • Disabled veterans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Societies and clubs.
  • Women -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Societies and clubs.
  • Women in charitable work -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Carlton, Mary Black.
  • Disabled American Veterans of the World War. Women's Auxiliary. Detroit Chapter.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Scrapbooks [series]
Box   1  
Volume 1 1938/1939
Box   1  
Volume 2 1939/1940