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Women's Auxiliary to the Railway Mail Association Collection M/A 2000.84.01

Creator:Railway Mail Association (U.S.) . Women's Auxiliary.
Title: Women's Auxiliary to the Railway Mail Association Collection
Dates:1920-1944
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

Organized in 1900 by wives of postal clerks from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The organization was federated in 1911. In 1941 its membership consisted of 181 women. Its purpose was "promotion of social enjoyment and the mutual advancement of the families of Railway Postal Clerks". Any member of the immediate family of a railway postal clerk or ex-railway postal clerk was eligible for membership.

The organization had a monthly luncheon meeting during the months of January-May and September-December. The organization was active in the Red Cross, the city Milk Fund, and other social welfare community work.

The first president of the associate was Mrs. G. W. Fox. Other prominent members included Mrs. A. C. Jamesgaard, President, 1939; Mrs. David E. Engdahl, President, 1941; Mrs. E.G. Milbrath Historian, 1941; Mrs. O.D. Wisner, National President; Mrs. E. C. Enbody, National President.


Description of the Collection

Includes a brief history of the club and several newspaper clippings. Also included are programs for the years 1920-1923 and 1940-1944.


Subject Headings

Subjects

Women in charitable work--Minnesota.
Women in community organization--Minnesota.
Women--Minnesota--Societies and clubs.

Table of Contents


History of organization; Newspaper clippings 1938-1943 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Programs 1920-1944 -- Box 1, Folder 2


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