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From Michigan Historical Collections, the Ohio Historical Society, Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and the Westerville Public Library
Edited by Ruth M. Bordin

"Perhaps the most significant outcome of this movement was the knowledge of their power gained by . . . conservative women . . . now there were women . . . eager to clasp hands for a more aggressive work than such women had ever before dreamed of undertaking."
Frances Willard, President of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Within the Temperance Movement is a story essential to understanding the emergence of middle and upper class women from the private sphere into full participation in public life. The Temperance and Prohibition Papers, reproduced on microfilm, highlight the active role played by women in the Temperance Movement placing it within the context of national and international temperance efforts.

This important collection of organizational and personal papers includes minutes, financial records, publicity files, correspondence, legal briefs, Congressional Bills and publications opening up to researchers the political strategies, internal operations and propaganda techniques of the leading temperance and prohibition organizations over more than a hundred years.

Microfilm 424 reels with printed guide

Series available separately:

The Records of Organizations

Mid-Nineteenth Century Temperance Movement, 1830-1875

Prohibition Party, 1868-1933

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1853-1939

Intercollegiate Prohibition Association, 1892-1963

Ohio Anti-Saloon League, 1893-1933

District of Columbia Anti-Saloon League, 1902-1928

Anti-Saloon League of America, 1894-1938

Office of General Counsel and Legislative Superintendent, Anti-Saloon League of America, 1883-1933

Scientific Temperance Federation, 1881-1934

American Issue Publishing Company, 1909-1934

World League Against Alcoholism, 1900-1937

Standard Encyclopedia of the Alcohol Problem, 1904-1930

Archives and Papers of Individuals

Ernest Hurst Cherrington, 1877-1950

Francis Scott McBride, 1872-1955

Howard Hyde Russell, 1855-1946

Thomas Justin Steuart, 1880-

Periodicals

American Issue, 1900-1933

American Patriot, 1912-1916

National Daily, 1915-1916

New Republic, 1913-1916

Union Signal, 1883-1933

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