Williamstown Temperance Society record book

Abstract

The Williamstown Temperance Society record book (dated 1842-1846; 0.1 cubic feet, 1 item) comprises organizational documents for the temperance society, including the constitution of the society, a temperance pledge that was adopted at the November 29th, 1845 meeting, a list of names attesting to the pledge, and minutes of the society meetings.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Williamstown Temperance Society record book
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Alcoholism -- Kentucky -- Williamstown. -- Kentucky -- Williamstown
Alcohol -- Kentucky -- Williamstown
Minutes.
Temperance -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century
Temperance -- Kentucky -- Williamstown
Temperance -- Societies, etc. -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century
Arrangement
The book is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Cameron Boutin and Ida Lucille Sell Mangum
Preferred Citation
87m50: [Identification of item] Williamstown Temperance Society record book, 1842-1846, Special Collections Research Center, University of Kentucky.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Williamstown Temperance Society was a club of persons against the consumption of alcohol established in Williamstown, Kentucky in the early nineteenth century. The organization changed its name to the Washingtonian Society in 1846 to align itself with the Washingtonian Temperance Society begun in Baltimore in 1840. The Washingtonian Temperance movement encouraged those who have struggled with alcohol to share and depend on others who have struggled to remain totally abstinate.
Sources:
Washingtonian Society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washingtonian_movement accessed 2019 July 29
Scope and Content
The Williamstown Temperance Society record book (dated 1842-1846; 0.1 cubic feet, 1 item) comprises organizational documents for the temperance society, including the constitution of the society, a temperance pledge that was adopted at the November 29th, 1845 meeting, a list of names attesting to the pledge, and minutes of the society meetings. The minutes of the meetings provides information on the official activites and concerns of the society, changes within its organzational strucutre, and the actions of some society members. During the February 10, 1846 meeting the name of the society was changed to Washingtonian Society. At the back of the volume, the pledge is repeated with an additional list of names attached.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
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Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Williamstown Temperance Society record book, 1942-1846

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