Lucy Hayes Detroit Lakes Women’s Christian Temperance Union (S4727)


Historical Sketch

The Women’s Christian Temperance Union is an organization of Christian women banded together for the protection of the home, the abolition of the liquor traffic, and the triumph of Christ’s Golden Rule in custom and in law. The Lucy Hayes Union was founded in 1886 and reorganized in 1889. The early records have been lost. The bulk of this collection is dated from 1933 to 1969. 

Collection Description

The Lucy Hayes Detroit Lakes WCTU records contain a history of the chapter, notes related to events and meetings, membership lists and meeting minutes, treasurer’s books, educational booklets, the WCTU of Minnesota Year Books, national and world conference reports.  


Box 1

  • Awards and Honor Certificates. 1946-65
  • Beautiful Life of Frances E. Willard, Anna A. Gordon. 1898
  • Correspondence
  • Minnesota State WCTU Director and a List of Members of the 1939 Legislature
  • Miscellaneous. 1969
  • Eighty-Sixth Annual Meeting. 1960
  • History. 1886-1963
  • Investor Lists. 1940-72
  • Meeting Minutes. 1933-39, 1953-69
  • Membership Lists. 1972-74
  • Poems
  • President’s Annual Address. 1959
  • Program Manual. 1974-75
  • Reports of Annual Conventions. 1961-68
  • Songbooks/Poster
  • Speech Contest
  • Treasurer’s Book (Includes Active and Honorary Membership List). 1938-62
  • The WCTU of Minnesota Year Book. 1942-78
  • WCTU Published Educational Booklets
  • Women Torch Bearers, Elizabeth Putnam Gordan. 1924
  • World’s WCTU
    • Convention Programs. 1959, 1971
    • Twenty-Fifth Report. 1965