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Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion, Emma Deming Council No. 265 records

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-20-0

Scope and Contents

The Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion (CWBL) was a fraternal and insurance society founded in 1895. The Emma Deming Council No. 265 was founded in Litchfield in 1907. Membership was limited to Catholic women ages 17 to 50. The records document the activities of the Deming Council; some relate to the dealings between the main office in New York and the local council. Membership applications, lists, and investigating committee report and notices of members provide personal details about members. Other records consist of correspondence; canceled checks, receipt and bank books, and associated records; insurance forms; constitutions of the CWBL; religious and welcoming poems; the Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion Bulletin (1909); medical examiner's blanks; and a CWBL manual of procedure.

Dates

  • Created: 1907-1913
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

1.00 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The records are unarranged.

Source of Acquisition

Bob Calabrese

Method of Acquisition

Gift

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Title
Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion, Emma Deming Council No. 265 records
Author
Leith Johnson
Date
02/10/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

Contact:
7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759 US
860-567-4501
860-567-3565 (Fax)