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Collection on the Women's Cooperative Alliance, Inc.

Identifier: M/A 0153

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Collection consists of committee organization charts, Court Committee Bulletins, digest of an address delivered before the National Federation of Settlements at Washington, D.C., May 1923, and other publications, brochures, pamphlets and bulletins from 1921-1931.


  • Creation: 1921 - 1931



The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.


Organized in 1914 and incorporated in 1918, the Women’s Cooperative Alliance was a community organization that cooperated with all constructive religious, political, racial, and social groups. The purpose of the organization is "to awaken the community to its responsibility for juvenile delinquency by shaping public opinion on social hygiene and law enforcement." Three departments carried out its purpose: Parental Education, Research and Investigation, and Big Sister. In 1926, there were 131 local organizations that held membership in the alliance, including churches, clubs, schools and school clubs. Collection consists of various booklets and papers on a variety of subjects such as a study of community conditions in the North, South, and East districts of Minneapolis. Also included in the collection are the articles of incorporation and annual reviews.

The Women’s Co-operative Alliance, Inc. was located at 826-843 Andrus Building, 5th and Nicollet, Minneapolis until 1927, when it moved to Citizens’ Aid Bldg., Suite 212, at the corner of 8th St. and 4th Ave. S.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

Annual Report of Women's Co-operative Alliance of Minneapolis, HQ1871 .W66

Membership included:

Mrs. Leopold Metzger, President (1921); Mrs. Gustav Schwyzer, Treasurer (1921); Mrs. Charles Cranston Bovey, President (1931); Mrs. Robbins Gilman, General Secretary (1922-1931); Catherine Cooke Gilman, Executive Secretary (1923); Grace E. Pratt, Research Secretary (1925); Fern Chase, Director, Research and Investigation Department (1926).

Collection on the Women's Cooperative Alliance, Inc.
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.