Series 8
National WCTU records, 1893-1981
Boxes 30-49, AV1, CLP2 and OP6

Scope and Content Note

The material in Series 8 includes mimeographed correspondence and printed material that documents the relationship between the national body and the state organizations particularly in the routine operation of WCTU programs. The letters are those prepared and mimeographed at the national office and mailed to all state officers. The letters are organized according to the individual department and arranged chronologically. Personal exchanges between individuals regarding issues that were specific to the Georgia WCTU can be found in Series 1, Correspondence. In Box 34 there are three folders containing information about the operation of the national body at national conventions. These folders were apparently compiled by Georgia state officers who attended the conventions.

Boxes 35-40 contain a large number of tracts and pamphlets printed by the national office and distributed to lower-level unions and to the public. Some of these are organized according to the type document and include songs, alcohol-free recipes, directories, president's addresses, convention programs, plans of work, devotional material, program guides, lists of movies and books, skits, and biographies of WCTU leaders. The remaining material in these boxes is arranged alphabetically by title.

Boxes 41 and 42 contain reports of the national conventions for most years from 1928 through 1967 as well as a report of a 1971 meeting of the Executive Committee. The series is concluded with a fairly complete sequence of the national organ, The Union Signal, 1914-1981. In an oversized folder there is a fragment of one 1893 issue of The Union Signal.

For additional information see Series 1, Correspondence, for personal letters between national and Georgia officers. Because the two youth organizations, YTC and LTL, operated at both the state and national levels, related papers are located in Series 6, Youth Temperance Council Records, and Series 7, Loyal Temperance Legion Records. Photographs of a few national officers may be found in Series 11, Photographs and Memorabilia.

Arrangement Note

The series is organized by type of document.

Program correspondence
Box Folder Content
30 1 Armed Services Department, 1956
30 2 Circulation Department, 1939-1950
30 3 Circulation Department, 1951-1962
30 4 Citizenship Department, 1975
30 5 Character Education Department, 1959-1960
30 6 Child Welfare Department, 1955-1959
30 7 Christian Citizenship Department, 1955-1960
30 8 Christian Outreach Department, 1968
30 9 Corresponding Secretary, 1935-1950
30 10 Corresponding Secretary, 1953-1963
30 11 Drama and Pageantry Department, 1956
30 12 Evangelistic and Sabbath Observance Department, 1935
30 13 Exhibits Department, 1942
30 14 Health and Medical Temperance Department, 1938-1941, 1955-1957, 1960
30 15 Home Protection Department, 1967-1968
31 1 Institutes Department, 1940-1941, 1954-1956, 1959-1960
31 2 International Relations for Peace Department, 1960
31 3 Legislative Department, 1948, 1951, 1953
31 4 Legislative Department, 1956, 1959-1960
31 5 Moral Education Department, 1955-1956
31 6 Motion Pictures Department, 1938, 1940-1941
31 7 Narcotic Education Bureau, 1960
31 8 Natural Fruit Beverages Department, 1960
31 9 Parliamentary Law Department, 1941, 1955-1956, 1960
31 10 Peace Department, 1955-1957
31 11 President, National WCTU, 1935, 1937, 1942, 1944-1951
31 12 President, National WCTU, 1952-1956, 1959-1960, 1978-1980
31 13 Promotion Secretary, 1978-1981
32 1 Publicity Department and Research Council, 1937-1939, 1943, 1945-1946, 1952-1956, 1959-1960, 1972
32 2 Radio and Television Department, 1940-1941, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1958-1960
32 3 Scientific Temperance Instruction Department, 1937, 1939-1942, 1952-1954, 1956, 1959
32 4 Social Morality Department, 1940
32 5 Social Services Department, 1972
32 6 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Veterans Department, 1941-1944, 1951-1956
32 7 Speech Contests Department, 1955-1956, 1960
32 8 Spiritual Life Department, 1955-1956
32 9 Temperance Education in Church Schools Department, 1953, 1955-1956, 1960
32 10 Treasurer, 1942-1943, 1953-1954, 1956-1957, 1959, 1969, 1979
32 11 Visual Education Department, 1956, 1959-1960
32 12 Young People's Branch, 1935
Organizational files
32 13 Highlights of national conventions, 1931-1974, undated
32 14 National Convention, 1959
32 15 National Convention, 1978
32 16 National Convention, Headquarters brochure, [1949?]
Printed material: by type of document
33 1 Songs: Original manuscript
33 2 Songs: Mimeographed song sheets
33 3 Songs: Mimeographed songbooks
33 4 Songs: Published sheet music
33 5-7 Songs: Published songbooks
34 1 News releases: "From the National WCTU", 1932-1940, undated
34 2 News releases: Fred D.L. Squires, 1959
34 3 News releases: Miscellaneous, 1973, undated
34 4 Radio releases: R19-R56
34 5 Radio releases: R58-R68
34 6 Radio releases: R70-R77
34 7 Radio releases: R107-R250
34 8 Publicity notices, 1937-1938, 1945
34 9 Literature promotion, 1946-1947, 1951, 1954/55, 1957, 1961-1963, 1972-1981
Printed material: by type of document: other
35 1 Alcohol-free recipes
35 2 Directories and handbooks
35 3 Presidents' addresses
CLP2 - President Glenn G. Hays, "Which Do You Choose?" [Side A] and "Youth Proud to Abstain" [Side B], undated [original: LP]
AV1 - President Glenn G. Hays, "Which Do You Choose?" [Side A] and "Youth Proud to Abstain" [Side B], undated (duplicate audiocassette in AV1)
35 4 Convention programs, 1926, 1931, 1938-1940, 1944
35 5 Convention programs, 1949-1954, 1978
35 6 "Plans of Work" by department, A-L
35 7 "Plans of Work" by department, M-Z
36 1 Quarterly Temperance Lesson, 1935, 1951-1962
36 2 Program guides, 1951/1952-1952/1953, 1959/1960, 1963/1964, 1974/1975-1981/1982
36 3 Book and movie lists
36 4-5 Plays and skits
36 6-7 "How to. . ." pamphlets
36 8 Biographies of WCTU leaders
36 9 Miscellaneous
Printed material: by title
37 1-7 A
37 8-11 B
37 12-16 C
37 17-19 D
37 20 E
37 21-24 F
37 25-26 G
38 1-4 H
38 5-7 I
38 8 J
38 9 K
38 10-12 L
38 13-15 M
38 16 N
38 17 O
38 18-21 P
38 22 Q
38 23 R
38 24-26 S
39 1-4 T
39 5 U
39 6 V
39 7-15 W
39 16-17 Y
Printed material: National Convention Reports, 1928-1954
40 1 National convention reports: 1928, 1932
40 2 National convention reports: 1934, 1935
40 3 National convention reports: 1940, 1941
40 4 National convention reports: 1942, 1943
40 5 National convention reports: 1944, 1945
40 6 National convention reports: 1946, 1947
40 7 National convention reports: 1948, 1949
40 8 National convention reports: 1950, 1951
40 9 National convention reports: 1953, 1954
41 1 National convention reports: 1955, 1956
41 2 National convention reports: 1957, 1958
41 3 National convention reports: 1959, 1960
41 4 National convention reports: 1961, 1962
41 5 National convention reports: 1963, 1964
41 6 National convention reports: 1965, 1966
41 7 National convention reports: 1967
41 8 Report of the Executive Committee Meeting, 1971 July 27-28
Printed material: Union Signal, 1914-1933
OP6 1 1893 [fragment]
42 1 1914, nos. 16-18, 36, 39-40, 43-44
42 2 1916 September-December, nos. 38-45, 47-52
42 3 1917 January-March, nos. 1-3, 5-11, 13
42 4 1917 April-June, nos. 11-23, 25
42 5 1917 July-September, nos. 28-33, 35-37
42 6 1917 October-December, nos. 38-50
42 7 1920 April, no. 14
42 8 1921 May 12, no. 30 (fragment)
42 9 1922, nos. 46-49, 52
42 10 1923, nos. 29, 45
42 11 1924, nos. 6, 9, 11-13, 25, 27, 29, 33, 45-46
42 12 1925, (fragments only)
42 13 1931, nos. 26 (fragment), 27
42 14 1932, nos. 12, 46
42 15 1933 January-March, nos. 4-12
42 16 1933 April-June, nos. 13-25
42 17 1933 July-September, nos. 26-32, 34-37
42 18 1933 October-December, nos. 38-50
43 1 1934, nos. 31, 38
43 2 1935, nos. 30, 32, 36, 42, 45-50
43 3 1936 January-March, nos. 1-13
43 4 1936 April-June, nos. 14-26
43 5 1936 July-September, nos. 27-37
43 6 1936 October-December, nos. 38-50
43 7 1937 January-March, nos. 1-13
43 8 1937 April-June, nos. 14-26
43 9 1937 July-September, nos. 27-37
43 10 1937 October-December, nos. 38-50
44 1 1938 January-April, nos. 1-2, 6-10, 13, 15-18
44 2 1938 May-August, nos. 19-31
44 3 1938 September-December, nos. 33, 37-45, 47-50
44 4 1939 January-April, nos. 2-8, 11-14, 16
44 5 1939 May-August, nos. 18-32
44 6 1939 September-December, nos. 35-45, 47
44 7 1940 January-April, nos. 1-7, 9, 11-15, 17
45 1 1940 May-August, nos. 18-33
45 2 1940 September-December, nos. 34-36, 38-50
45 3 1941 January-April, nos. 1-13, 15-17
45 4 1941 May-August, nos. 18-20, 22-23, 25-30, 31-33
45 5 1941 September-December, nos. 35-42, 44-50
45 6 1942 January-April, nos. 1-11, 13-17
45 7 1942 May-August, nos. 18-30, 32-33
46 1 1942 September-December, nos. 34-45
46 2 1943, (fragments)
46 3 1944, (fragment)
46 4 1945, (fragment)
46 5 1946, nos. 9, 15
46 6 1947, nos. 14, 15 (fragment), 36
46 7 1948, nos. 2, 5, 8, 10, 16, 38, 44, 47
46 8 1950, nos. 16, 36, 48
46 9 1953, no. 40
46 10 1954, no. 6
46 11 1956 October 13-1957 September 28 (bound)
46 12 1958, no. 3
46 13 1963, nos. 11, 19
46 14 1965, no. 7
47 1 1966 January-June (complete)
47 2 1966 July-December (complete)
47 3 1967 January-June (complete)
47 4 1967 July-December (complete)
47 5 1968 January-June (complete)
47 6 1968 July-December (complete)
47 7 1969 January-December (complete)
47 8 1970 January-December (complete)
48 1 1971 January-December (complete)
48 2 1972 January-December (complete)
48 3 1973 January-December (complete)
48 4 1974 January-December (complete)
48 5 1975 January-December (complete)
48 6 1976 January-December (complete)
48 7 1977 January-December (complete)
48 8 1978 January-May, nos. 1-5
48 9 1978 August-December, nos. 8-12
49 1 1979 January-June (complete)
49 2 1979 July-December (complete)
49 3 1980 January-June (complete)
49 4 1980 July-December (complete)
49 5 1981 January-June (complete)
49 6 1981 July-December (complete)
49 7 1927, 1930s, 1940s front pages carrying slogans and history
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