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Ladies Welfare Society (Weeping Water, Neb.)

RG3923.AM:  Ladies Welfare Society (Weeping Water, Neb.)

Records:  1928-1972
Weeping Water, Cass County, Neb.:  Civil and social organization
Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 reel of microfilm


The Ladies Welfare Society of Weeping Water, Nebraska, was formally organized in 1911 with the name: The Christian Home Aid Society. The club's primary purpose was to help needy children through proceeds from quilt making and bake sales. Members also repaired clothing and donated food. The club underwent several name changes throughout the years including the Women's Welfare Club and the Weeping Water Welfare Society. Throughout the years the club's approach to charity broadened to include all people who were needy.


This collection of records of the Ladies Welfare Society of Weeping Water, Nebraska, consists of seven volumes and one envelope of manuscript material arranged in three series: (1) Minute Books, 1928-1971; (2) Financial Records, 1960-1972; and (3) Miscellany, 1946-1954.

Series 1 contains club minutes from the approximate time of adoption of the final name, 1928 to 1971 with the absence of years 1937-1944. No explanation for this absence is apparent. A short history of the organization can be found in Volume 1, and the club's constitution and by-laws are located in the back of Volume 2. Series 2 consists of bank balances as well as membership rosters, dues paid, gifts, and expenses of the club.
Series 3 contains a collection of cards sent and received and programs. Also included is a volume pertaining to quilt-making assignments.

The collection is available on microfilm, which can be requested through interlibrary loan.


Series 1 - Minute Books, 1928-1971

Box 1
  1. 1928-1930 (vol. 1)
  2. 1931-1936 (vol. 2)
  3. 1945-1948 (vol. 3)
    1948-1950 (vol. 4)
  4. 1966-1971 (vol. 5)

Series 2 - Financial Records, 1960-1972

  1. 1960-1964 (vol. 1)
    1965-1972 (vol. 2)

Series 3 - Miscellany, 1946-1954

  1. Quilt information (vol. 1)
  2. Correspondence, programs and pamphlets, 1946-1954



Cass County (Neb.) -- History
Charities -- Nebraska
Christian Home Aid Society (Weeping Water, Neb.)
Ladies Welfare Society (Weeping Water, Neb.)
Weeping Water Welfare Society (Weeping Water, Neb.)
Weeping Water (Neb.) -- History
Women's clubs -- Nebraska -- Cass County
Women's Welfare Club (Weeping Water, Neb.)


Revised 03-07-2008   TMM


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