Guide to the McMinnville Ladies Sanitary Aid Society Records
1864-1961

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: McMinnville Ladies Sanitary Aid Society
Title: McMinnville Ladies' Sanitary Aid Society records
Dates: 1864-1865 ( bulk )
1864-1961 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: B 152
Summary: The McMinnville (Oregon) Ladies’ Sanitary Aid Society was founded in 1863 to support Union troops by providing volunteer support and raising money. The collection (1861-1865; 1961) contains a secretary's book, a treasurer's book, annual report, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, Juvenile Sanitary Society information, correspondence, receipts, and a story regarding the society.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

The McMinnville (Oregon) Ladies’ Sanitary Aid Society was founded in 1863 "to support Union troops by raising hundreds of dollars from sewing, knitting, and extracting financial pledges from local patriots."

[Source: Deschutes County Historical Society website. Century of Action. Oregon Women's Clubs]

Content Description

The collection (1861-1865; 1961) contains a secretary's book, a treasurer's book, annual report, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, Juvenile Sanitary Society information, correspondence, receipts, and a story regarding the society.

The secretary's book contains the constitution and bylaws and minutes (reports) of meetings. At the end of the volume is a list of members of the "Juvenile Sanitary Society" with notations of individual contributions.

The treasurer's book includes receipts and expenditures, an annual narrative report, and a final report dated August 2, 1865.

Loose papers consist of three letters, one from Mrs. Addison C. Gibbs, and one from E. D. Shattuck, secretary of the Oregon Board of the U. S. Sanitary Commission, and one from George Chandler.

There are also twelve receipts and 9 "orders" on the treasurer authorizing transfer of funds.

Also with the records is a feature story about the McMinnville society written by Victoria Case, and published in the Oregonian, on February 19, 1961.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], McMinnville Ladies Sanitary Aid Society records, B 152, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • McMinnville Ladies Sanitary Aid Society
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Subject Terms :
  • Women--Societies and clubs
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Constitutions
    • Correspondence
    • Financial records
    • Minutes

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