Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the Ladies' Christian Union Records
1850-2001 (Bulk 1858-1960)
  MS 359

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Processed by Maurita Baldock

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 05, 2019
Description is in English.

Container List

Series VII: Lists of Boarders and Members of LCU, 1860-1870

Subseries 1: Lists of Boarders, 1860-1870, undated

Scope and Contents note

This series contains volumes providing personal details of particular boarders, or "inmates" as the LCU initially called them, of the LCU homes. The volumes included in this series contain the names, profession, Protestant denomination, references given, and sometimes the family situation of numerous boarders. The Day Book contains lists of cash received and household goods purchased. These materials have been digitized and can be viewed here.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 18 List of Boarders (describes woman's individual situation and profession)
1864-1870
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Day Book (includes names and references of boarders, payments, and expenses)
1860-1865

Subseries 2: Lists of Members of LCU, 1858-1938, undated

Scope and Contents note

The volumes in this subseries mainly include the names, addresses, and Protestant denomination of each member. These materials have been digitized and can be viewed here.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 20 List of Members of Ladies' Christian Union
1896-1938
Box: 9 Folder : 21 List of Elected Managers of LCU, includes dates of death of individuals
1858-1934
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Address Book of Members, includes individual's religion
1872-1873
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Address Book of Members, includes individual's religion
1859-1879
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Address Book of Members, includes denomination and church
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Address Book of Members, includes denomination and church
undated

Subseries 3: Lists of Members of Band of Prayer, 1870-1882

Scope and Contents note

The Band of Prayer was a group of the LCU who prayed for each others' petitions. The Band was open to women everywhere, and had members from all over the country and eventually, all over the world. These materials have been digitized and can be viewed here.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Lists of Members
1872-1882
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Lists of Members
undated

Return to Top »