See also UPA Microfilm: MF:5750, Series E, Reel 32

Women’s Social Industrial Association Record Books (Mss. 2137) Inventory Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Reformatted 2007

Contents of Inventory

Biographical/Historical Note


Scope and Content Note


Collection Description(s)


Index Terms


Container List


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7 items, 1 printed item, and 6 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La.

Inclusive dates.


Bulk dates.





Minute books and journal of expenses of the Women’s Social Industrial Association of Carrollton, Louisiana through 1899.


Arranged by medium, then chronologically

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.



Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Women's Social Industrial Association Record Books, Mss. 2137, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

Misc:W; H:13

Also available on:

Microfilm 5750, Series E, Reel 32

Biographical/Historical Note

The Women's Social Industrial Association was established in 1881 as a non-sectarian society to promote women's industries, and to benefit its members in Carrollton and New Orleans. This collection records the expenses, activities and interests of the Carrollton, Louisiana association through 1899.

Scope and Content Note

Bookkeeping journals, meeting minutes, and a pamphlet of the association constitution and bylaws document the organization's activities. Also included are receipts and an unidentified and undated photograph.

Collection Description

This collection involves bookkeeping and activities of the Women’s Social Industrial Association. Financial papers include two cash receipts from Jefferson City Gas Light Co. (1894) and a receipt from Vic. Young & Co. (1892). Other papers, such as notes concerning corrections to minutes and collection of dues (1899) are included, as is a postal card from the Board of Managers of Shakespeare Alms House asking for donations (1899), an unidentified photograph of a woman (undated), and a printed pamphlet of the Charter, Constitution, and By-laws of the Women’s Social Industrial Association of New Orleans (New Orleans: T.H. Thomason, Printer, 1881). Manuscript volumes include a Journal (Vol. I) listing expenses of the charity committee (1889-1895) and five manuscript volumes containing minutes from the organization’s meetings for the following dates: Vol. II: Jan. 18, 1881-Mar. 29, 1882 Vol. III: Apr. 5, 1882-Oct. 7, 1884 Vol. IV: Oct. 7, 1884-Dec. 21, 1886 Vol. V: Dec. 28, 1886-Jan. 2, 1889 Vol. VI: June 1, 1897-May 23, 1899

Index Terms

Bylaws. Carrollton (New Orleans, La.)--History--19th century. Constitutions. Journals (bookkeeping). Minutes. New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century. Receipts. Women--Employment--Louisiana. Women--Societies and clubs.

Container List

Stack Location



Contents (with dates)




Receipts, photograph, pamphlet (1881-1899, undated)




1 manuscript volume: Journal (1889-1895)



5 manuscript volumes: Minute Books (1881-1899)

MF:5750, Series E


Reel 32