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Collection on the Women's Auxiliary to the Railway Mail Association

Identifier: M/A 0152

Description of Contents

One box. Includes a brief history of the club and several newspaper clippings. Also included are programs for the years 1920-1923 and 1940-1944.


  • 1920 - 1944


Access Restrictions

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


Organized in 1900 by wives of postal clerks from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The organization was federated in 1911. In 1941 its membership consisted of 181 women. Its purpose was “promotion of social enjoyment and the mutual advancement of the families of Railway Postal Clerks”. Any member of the immediate family of a railway postal clerk or ex-railway postal clerk was eligible for membership.

The organization had a monthly luncheon meeting during the months of January-May and September-December. The organization was active in the Red Cross, the city Milk Fund, and other social welfare community work.

The first president of the associate was Mrs. G. W. Fox. Other prominent members included Mrs. A. C. Jamesgaard, President, 1939; Mrs. David E. Engdahl, President, 1941; Mrs. E.G. Milbrath Historian, 1941; Mrs. O.D. Wisner, National President; Mrs. E. C. Enbody, National President.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

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