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Women’s Cooperative Alliance, Inc. Collection M/A 2000.8.01

Women’s Cooperative Alliance, Inc. Collection M/A 2000.8.01

Creator:Women's Co-operative Alliance. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Women's Cooperative Alliance, Inc. Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Organized in 1914 and incorporated in 1918. The group was a community organization that co-operated with all constructive religious, political, racial, and social groups. The purpose of the organization was "to awaken the community to its responsibility for juvenile delinquency by shaping public opinion on social hygiene and law enforcement." Three departments carried out its purpose: Parental Education, Research and Investigation, and Big Sister. In 1926, there were 131 local organizations that held membership in the alliance, including churches, clubs, schools and school clubs. Collection consists of various booklets and papers on a variety of subjects such as a study of community conditions in the North, South, and East districts of Minneapolis. Also included in the collection are the articles of incorporation and annual reviews.

The Women's Co-operative Alliance, Inc. was located at 826-843 Andrus Building, 5th and Nicollet, Minneapolis until 1927, when it moved to Citizens’ Aid Bldg., Suite 212, at the corner of Eighth Street and Fourth Avenue S., Minneapolis. Mrs. Leopold Metzger, President (1921); Mrs. Gustav Schwyzer, Treasurer (1921); Mrs. Charles Cranston Bovey, President (1931); Mrs. Robbins Gilman, General Secretary (1922-1931); Catherine Cooke Gilman, Executive Secretary (1923); Grace E. Pratt, Research Secretary (1925); Fern Chase, Director, Research and Investigation Department (1926).

Description of Collection

1 box. Collection consists of committee organization charts; Court Committee Bulletins; digest of an address delivered before the National Federation of Settlements at Washington, D.C., May 1923. Publications, brochures, pamphlets and bulletins from 1921-1931.

Related Material

See also SCMC annual reports, 1916-1931 (incomplete).

Subject Headings


Child welfare--Minnesota--Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

Organization Charts; Copy of Speech delivered May 1923 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Publications; brochures; pamphlets; bulletins 1921-1931 -- Box 1, Folder 2

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