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RG3580.AM:  Woman’s Relief Corps. U.S. Grant Corps, No. 104 (Omaha, Neb.)



Records:  1890-1947

Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Woman’s service organization

Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Woman’s Relief Corps (WRC) was a patriotic society organized in July of 1883 as an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). The U.S. Grant Corps No. 104 of Omaha, a Nebraska affiliate of the WRC, was established on March 5, 1890. The society was composed chiefly of the mothers, wives, daughters and sisters of Union soldiers of the Civil War, although all women were eligible for membership. The society was organized in a fashion similar to that of the Grand Army of the Republic and expended much of its treasury on charity to the widows and orphans of Union veterans. The organization disbanded in 1993.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of four boxes of manuscript material arranged in nine series: 1) Quarterly Reports, 2) Treasurer’s Reports, 3) Membership Materials, 4) Departmental General Orders, 5) Ledgers and Cash Books, 6) Minute Books, 7) Correspondence, 8) Printed Matter and 9) Miscellany. These organizational records, which are relatively complete, offer an in-depth look at the activities of the U.S. Grant Corps No. 104. Some items located in series 4 and 8 also give information about the Woman’s Relief Corps in general.



Note:  See the photo component [RG3580.PH] for photographs.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Quarterly Reports, 1911-1942



Box 1

Folder




  1. 1911-1942



Series 2 – Treasurer’s Reports, 1914-1942




  1. 1914, 1921

  2. 1922-1923

  3. 1924-1925

  4. 1932-1933

  5. 1934-1935

  6. 1936-1937

  7. 1938-1939

  8. 1940-1941

  9. 1942

  10. Miscellaneous reports



Series 3 – Membership Materials, 1905-1942




  1. 1908-1909, membership applications

  2. 1914, membership applications

  3. 1922-1923, membership applications

  4. 1924-1925, membership applications

  5. 1931-1934, membership applications

  6. 1935-1936, membership applications

  7. 1937-1938, membership applications

  8. 1939-1940, membership applications

  9. 1941-1942, membership applications

  10. 1905-1914, roll of members

  11. 1921-1939, roll of members



Series 4 – Departmental General Orders, 1910-1942




  1. 1910-1915

  2. 1920-1925

  3. 1922-1927

  4. 1925-1929

  5. 1928-1932

  6. 1931-1934

  7. 1935-1938

  8. 1939-1942



Series 5 – Ledgers and Cash Books, 1920-1947



Box 2

Folder




  1. 1920-1928, ledger

  2. 1929-1943, ledger

  3. 1924-1927, cash book

  4. 1928-1931, cash book

  5. 1931-1939, cash book

  6. 1940-1947, cash book



Series 6 – Minute Books, 1890-1946




  1. 1890-1893

  2. 1893-1896

  3. 1910-1914

  4. 1915-1919

  5. 1919-1923

  6. 1923-1926

  7. 1926-1929

  8. 1929-1932

  9. 1932-1936

  10. 1936-1941

  11. 1946



Series 7 – Correspondence, 1914-1938, n.d.



Box 3

Folder




  1. 1914

  2. 1922-1923, 1925

  3. 1932-1933

  4. 1934

  5. 1935

  6. 1936

  7. 1937

  8. 1938

  9. n.d.



Series 8 – Printed Matter, 1906-1946




  1. 1923, 1945-1946, Dept. of Nebraska Annual Convention Journals; 1911-1912, 1922-1923, Dept. of Nebraska Rosters

  2. 1912, 1923, 1941, miscellaneous convention journals

  3. 1906, 1914, Red Book

  4. 1934, Red Book



Series 9 – Miscellany



Box 4

Folder




  1. 1933, history of U.S. Grant Corps No. 104

  2. 1925, 1933-1935, 1937, convention reports

  3. 1934-1941, “Headquarters News”

  4. Miscellaneous cards and papers

  5. Miscellaneous cards and papers



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Douglas County (Neb.) — History

Omaha (Neb.) — Women’s clubs

Omaha (Neb.) — Veterans’ organizations

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Societies, etc.

Woman’s Relief Corps. U.S. Grant Corps, No. 104 (Omaha, Neb.)

Women — Societies and clubs



 



Revised 07-24-2008   TMM