Special Aid Society for American Preparedness (Salem branch)

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts


1920-1960, undated

Location Note

Folders 34.1-36.5, 37.1-37.7



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Subseries E, Special Aid Society for American Preparedness (Salem branch), 1916-1920, undated (#34.1-36.5, 37.1-37.7), contains administrative, financial, and membership records and correspondence for the Society's Salem branch, Lawrence branch, and Massachusetts branch; Anna served as Society treasurer (Salem branch) from 1916-1919. Administrative records include annual reports; clippings; plans for a day camp; blank stationary; and an undated paper, "Practical War Time Recipes" (#36.3). Correspondence includes general administrative correspondence received during World War I (1914-1918); a 1917 annual report from the Salem Normal School Special Aid Society branch (#35.12); a roster for Company H Regiment Massachusetts Infantry (#35.12) containing a list of clothing articles and a description of daily life at Camp Plattsburg in New York; and a pamphlet for the American Women's Hospitals (#36.1). Financial records include bank statements; check registers and deposit slips; financial ledgers reflecting donations and dues paid; receipts and receipt books; pin money reports; and treasurer's reports. Membership records include the Society's Constitution and bylaws; membership lists (one arranged alphabetically by surname; one arranged by district and street address; and two bound books noted as "secretary's book" listing members with addresses); membership pamphlets; membership registration cards and files noting skills and completed courses such as First Aid, etc.; notices for dues; fact cards (#35.5) on the flag of the United States of America (printed and sold to aid school children in learning the symbolism of the U.S. flag); and related material. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by topic, then by record type, and thereunder chronologically.


Descriptive Terms

organizations (groups)

Physical Description

Organizational records (4 file boxes)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Phillips family papers. Anna Pingree (Wheatland) Phillips (1870-1938) papers

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Record Details


Phillips, Anna Pingree Wheatland, 1870-1938

Material Type

organizations (groups)

Description Level


Location Note

Folders 34.1-36.5, 37.1-37.7