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Associated Charities of Brattleboro records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00334

Scope and Contents

The records of the Associated Charities of Brattleboro consist of 2 volumes: a Minute Book, 1915-1958, and an Account Book, 1953-1974 (closed).

Dates

  • 1915 - 1974

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

The account book is closed until January 2041.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the Associated Charities of Brattleboro Records. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Biographical / Historical

The Associated Charities, chartered by the state of Vermont in 1915, was formed by a group of women in the late 1800s and envisioned as a "rainy day fund" for less fortunate people. Anne Mason became president in 1951, inheriting the position from her grandmother, Annie M. Brown, president for 35 years. Brown and a neighbor, Jane Tyler, made the first delivery of food baskets with a horse and buggy. The early membership included Augusta Wells, Vinnie Freeman, Jane Foster, Jane Tyler, Annie Brown, and Minnie Rawson. Florence H. Wells served as the group's voluntary ombudsman for the majority of her life. The older membership having died, Mason allocated the remaining funds to eight separate local agencies and the organization dissolved.

Extent

1 boxes (.25 linear feet)

Overview

Charitable organization. The Associated Charities, chartered by the state of Vermont in 1915, was formed by a group of women in the late 1800s and envisioned as a ''rainy day fund'' for less fortunate people. The records consist of two volumes: a Minute Book and an Account Book.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in February 1991.
Title
Associated Charities of Brattleboro records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2003
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2005-09-23: mnsss133 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:11-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063