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Household of Ruth Records, 1896-1934

Household of Ruth Records, 1896-1934

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Household of Ruth Records, 1896-1934 UALR.MS.0029

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
archives@ualr.edu



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-21T16:24-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Household of Ruth Records, 1896-1934
Dates: 1896-1934
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet; 1 document box
Identification: UALR.MS.0029
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Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains accounts books (1922-1930) and record books (1918-1933) from the Fort Smith, Arkansas, chapter of the Household of Ruth.


Historical Note

Established in 1856 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Household of Ruth was a female auxiliary of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows (GUOOF), an African-American organization. The membership included widows, wives, sisters, daughters, and widowed mothers of the male members of the Order. According to the GUOOF website, the purpose of the Household of Ruth is to assist the men of the Order, relieve the needy, relieve the sick, and relieve the distressed.


African Americans--Arkansas--Fort Smith
Cravens, William Fadjo, Jr., 1929-2012, collector
Household of Ruth. -- Archives
Women--Societies and clubs--Arkansas

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.


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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Household of Ruth Records, 1896-1934, UALR.MS.0029. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, file number, Household of Ruth Records, 1896-1934, UALR.MS.0029.


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