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Associated Charities of Brattleboro Records, 1915 - 1974
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 334

Abstract:
Charitable organization. The Associated Charities, chartered by the state of Vermont in 1915, was formed by a group of women in the late 1800s and envisioned as a ''rainy day fund'' for less fortunate people. The records consist of two volumes: a Minute Book and an Account Book.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The account book is closed until January 2041.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the Associated Charities of Brattleboro Records. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Associated Charities, chartered by the state of Vermont in 1915, was formed by a group of women in the late 1800s and envisioned as a "rainy day fund" for less fortunate people. Anne Mason became president in 1951, inheriting the position from her grandmother, Annie M. Brown, president for 35 years. Brown and a neighbor, Jane Tyler, made the first delivery of food baskets with a horse and buggy. The early membership included Augusta Wells, Vinnie Freeman, Jane Foster, Jane Tyler, Annie Brown, and Minnie Rawson. Florence H. Wells served as the group's voluntary ombudsman for the majority of her life. The older membership having died, Mason allocated the remaining funds to eight separate local agencies and the organization dissolved.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Associated Charities of Brattleboro consist of 2 volumes: a Minute Book, 1915-1958, and an Account Book, 1953-1974 (closed).

Pages from minute book of The Associated Charities of Brattleboro, Vermont, 1915

Pages from minute book of The Associated Charities of Brattleboro, Vermont, 1915


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The account book is closed until January 2041.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the Associated Charities of Brattleboro Records. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Associated Charities of Brattleboro Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in February 1991.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Minute book,
1915-1958

Box 1: folder 1
Account book,
1953-1974

Box 2

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Subjects
  • Charities--Vermont--History--Sources
  • Associated Charities of Brattleboro--History--Sources
  • Women--United States--Charities--History--Sources


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