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C MSS WH2244
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2.25 linear ft. (3 boxes), 3 oversize boxes, 1 photo box
Organized into 4 series: 1. Operations, 1902-2012 (Box1-3). 2. National Office of the Needlework Guild of America (NGA), 1912-2012 (Box2). 3. Photographs, 1961-1998 (PhotoBox1). 4. Oversize, 1893-1983 (OVBox1-3).
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International organization founded in England in 1882. Spread to U.S. by 1885, with Denver, Colo. Branch organized in January, 1893 by Mrs. F. J. (Mary Caroline Jarvis) Bancroft and Mrs. C. B. (Mary Estabrook) Kountze. Membership was not limited to women, but was also open to men and children. Members were expected to provide two or more articles of clothing or household linen for distribution to charitable organizations at the annual "Ingathering" meeting held in May of each year. Guild also provided disaster and war time relief and was affiliated with the American Red Cross, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National Conference of Social Work, the National Council of Women of the United States, and the Camp Fire Girls of America. By 1989, organization name changed to NGA, Inc. In 2012, after 120 years the Denver Branch of NGA, Inc. was disbanded.
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Collection contains ledgers, annual reports, scrapbooks, newsletters, minutes, financial records, distribution records, correspondence, membership lists, and brochures documenting the Guild's membership and activities (1893-2012).
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Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.
International organization founded in England in 1882. Spread to U.S. by 1885, with Denver, Colo. Branch organized in January, 1893 by Mrs. F. J. (Mary Caroline Jarvis) Bancroft and Mrs. C. B. (Mary Estabrook) Kountze. Membership was not limited to women, but was also open to men and children. Members were expected to provide two or more articles of clothing or household linen for distribution to charitable organizations at the annual "Ingathering" meeting held in May of each year. Guild also provided disaster and war time relief and was affiliated with the American Red Cross, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National Conference of Social Work, the National Council of Women of the United States, and the Camp Fire Girls of America. By 1989, organization name changed to NGA, Inc. In 2012, after 120 years the Denver Branch of NGA, Inc. was disbanded.
Repository also has: NGA Yearbook (C367.978883 N286ye), Louis Brooks diaries (C MSS -M2056), Caroline Bancroft family papers (C MSS WH1089).
Donor:
Nancy J. Woodward; 2012.
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