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Women's Christian Temperance Union, Gardiner, Oregon branch treasurer's book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: B 094

Scope and Contents

The treasurer's book contains payment and expenditures listed by date. The book also includes a list of members.


  • Creation: 1889-1910


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

"The temperance movement migrated to the Pacific Northwest around the 1870s. In 1874, the “Great Crusade” came west, and Portland women formed the Women’s Temperance Prayer League. Portland women prayed and sang, in spite of insults, attacks, and even arrest. Despite their enthusiasm, that initial temperance movement ended in July.

However, the Oregon temperance movement was reborn in 1880 as the local branch of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. In 1881, the first local group was formed in Portland, and in 1883, the Oregon State WCTU was officially created when Frances Willard arrived in Portland to organize it.

There were thirty-two Unions in Oregon by 1886, and eighty-three by 1891. Membership reached approximately two thousand members, and the Portland area had six chapters."

[Source: Women City Builders. Honoring Women's Civic Contributions to Portland. website]


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 volume phase box

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The first Oregon branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union was formed in 1881, and by 1891 there were eighty-three branches in Oregon. The collection (1889-1910) contains a treasurer's book of the Gardiner, Oregon branch.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Women's Christian Temperance Union, Gardiner, Oregon Branch, Treasurer's Book
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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA