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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Household of Ruth Records, 1896-1934
0.5 Linear feet; 1 document box
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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.
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
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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.