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Guide to the Women's Alliance of the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn records 2005.031

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 16, 2011
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Creator: First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Women's Alliance.
Creator: First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
Title: Women's Alliance of the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn records
Dates [inclusive]: 1922-2004
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1980-2003
Abstract: This collection holds the records of the Women's Alliance, an organization operating under the agency of the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn. The Women's Alliance began as the Female Samaritan Society in 1838, several years after the Church's founding. Members of the group took responsibility for all the physical housekeeping of the church, ran the church's annual fundraising fair, and helped with parish duties such as visiting the sick and cooking for the congregation. After periods of inactivity in the twentieth century, the group was resurrected in 1973 as the Women's Alliance, a primarily issue-oriented group concerned with social action and women's rights matters. The collection encompasses the period of the resurgence of the Women's Alliance during the latter half of the twentieth century as a socially conscious and active organization. The inclusive dates span from 1922 to 2004, with bulk dates ranging from 1980 to 1998. The Women's Alliance records consist primarily of organizational material, including meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial documents. There is also printed matter created or collected by the Women's Alliance and material related to the causes of concern and group work of the Women's Alliance. A number of records also reveal the group's relationships with other female-oriented and religious organizations.
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet In 3 record cartons and 1 oversize flat box.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: 2005.031