Associated Charities of Brattleboro records
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.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1915 - 1974
- Associated Charities of Brattleboro (Organization)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use with the following restrictions on access: The account book is closed until January 2041.
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.
0.229 linear feet (1 container)
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
Donated by Ann Richardson Mason, 1991.
- Associated Charities of Brattleboro records
- Finding Aid
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
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