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The Resource Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service collection

Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service collection

Label
Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service collection, 1910-1991
Title
Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service collection
Inclusive dates
1910-1991
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes bylaws, financial records, histories, minute books, scrapbooks, and yearbooks, from the Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service under various names in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1910 to 1991 regarding organization and members
Biographical or historical data
The organization began June 7, 1899, with the stated need to entertain the wives who accompanied their husbands to the 8th convention of the National Association of Railway Postal Clerks and dedicated to the proposition that all Railway Mail Clerks' Wives were created equal to the tasks before them. As of 1910, daytime meetings for ladies (and sometimes children) were held monthly, with a monthly nighttime meeting for the entire family. The group supported many charitable causes and was a social network for its members. The Auxiliary was very active in supporting medical care of flu victims during the 1918-1919 epidemic. On Oct. 25, 1920 the group received a charter from the National Association as the Indianapolis Branch of the Women's Auxiliary of the National Association of Railway Postal Clerks. In 1921, the Auxiliary became affiliated with the "Seventh District of Federated Clubs". Beginning Sept. 1924, a family dinner was held on meeting nights. The group was very active during WWII, providing services, boxes of gifts, cookies and knitted items for servicemen, through the Red Cross and the USO. The group became known as the Women's Auxiliary to the Indianapolis Branch of the National Postal Transport Association (composed of clerks in mobile post offices, chiefly trains and buses) in 1950, continuing their charitable work but also supporting legislation proposed by the national Postal Transport Association. The Mobiletter was started in 1962.The group was renamed as the Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service in 1965. The group was active through 1991, then voted to disband as an organization on May 4, 1991, electing to continue some social events, hopefully for 8 more years, to the 100th anniversary. .Information found within the collection.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Women's Auxiliary to the Indianapolis Branch of the National Postal Transport Association
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Association of Railway Postal Clerks
  • National Postal Transport Association (U.S.)
  • Postal service
Label
Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/544
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing begun in 1991 by Phillip Williams, continued in 2003 and finished in 2015 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/15 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series:Series 1: Organizational history and financial records, 1910-1991Series 2: Meeting minutes, 1910-1991Series 3: Scrapbooks and yearbooks, 1932-1979
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20419129
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Martha Charlotte "Jenny" (Mrs. C. Richard) Brunsma on 1991/22/07 and 2003/12/23.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919504479
  • (OCoLC)919504479
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
9 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box
Label
Women's Organization to the Mobile Postal Service collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/544
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing begun in 1991 by Phillip Williams, continued in 2003 and finished in 2015 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/15 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series:Series 1: Organizational history and financial records, 1910-1991Series 2: Meeting minutes, 1910-1991Series 3: Scrapbooks and yearbooks, 1932-1979
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20419129
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Martha Charlotte "Jenny" (Mrs. C. Richard) Brunsma on 1991/22/07 and 2003/12/23.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919504479
  • (OCoLC)919504479
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
9 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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