Litchfield Chapter American Red Cross record books
Scope and Contents
The Litchfield Chapter American Red Cross record books (1972-132-0) consist of four record books covering the years 1898 through 1944. The record books are comprised mainly of meeting minutes that detail topics of discussion, work of the chapter, and other items given attention during regular meetings of the chapter. The books also contain newspaper clippings for local newspapers detailing the activity of the chapter. The 1898 record book contains a typewritten membership roll that lists out the names of officers, the executive committee, and members of the organization. The items are housed in 3A Box 35.
- created: 1898-1944
- Other: Date acquired: 12/04/1972
- American Red Cross. Litchfield Chapter (Litchfield, Conn.) (Organization)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Organized in May, 1898, as Red Cross Auxiliary No. 16, the Litchfield Chapter of the American Red Cross was the first Red Cross organization in Connecticut. The Auxiliary was started for the purpose of helping the soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and produced 3,646 hospital garments, and raised $708.10 during the summer of 1898. The Auxiliary was re-organized in October, 1900, as Auxiliary No. 5, of the American Red Cross, which had by that time secured the protection and recognition of the United States Government for its insignia. On July 11, 1905, it was again re-organized and the Auxiliary became Sub-Division No. 1, of the Connecticut Branch. In March 1910, the Sub-Division became a full fledged chapter with jurisdiction over the entire county. In 2000, the 102-year-old branch lost its charter and was combined with the Greater Torrington Chapter.
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