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ⓘ Womans Christian Temperance Union. The Womans Christian Temperance Union is an active international temperance organization. It was one of the first organizatio ..




Womans Christian Temperance Union
                                     

ⓘ Womans Christian Temperance Union

The Womans Christian Temperance Union is an active international temperance organization. It was one of the first organizations of women who wanted social reform. They did this with a program that "linked the religious and the secular through concerted and far-reaching reform strategies based on applied Christianity." It was influential in the temperance movement, and supported the 18th Amendment. It was also influential in social reform issues that became big in the progressive era.

The WCTU started on December 23, 1873, in Hillsboro, Ohio. It officially had a national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1874.

                                     

1. Other websites

  • Ruth Tibbits Tooze Papers, 1938-1940, at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries
  • We Sang Rock of Ages”: Frances Willard Battles Alcohol in the late 19th century, by Frances Willard
  • National Womans Christian Temperance Union of Australia The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
  • WCTU in Our Heritage
  • World Womans Christian Temperance Union
  • Address Before The Second Biennial Convention Of The Worlds Womans Christian Temperance Union, by Frances Willard, President October, 1893
  • Womans Christian Temperance Union Iowa Chapter records Archived 2011-11-30 at the Wayback Machine at the Iowa Womens Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City
  • Modern History Sourcebook: Womans Christian Temperance Union: Growth of Membership and of Local, Auxiliary Unions, 1879-1921
  • Womans Christian Temperance Union Nebraska Chapter records at the Nebraska State Historical Society