Scope and Content

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Records, Series II, 1940-1956, consist of minutes from monthly meetings and monthly newsletters.

The collection is useful to understanding the history of the temperance movement in Cleveland, Ohio, during the mid-twentieth century and women's history in Cleveland. Those researching issues addressed by the WCTU CC, such as prohibiting liquor advertisement in local newspapers, limiting the number of liquor permits issued, and lobbying against city owned and operated liquor outlets, will find this collection useful. In addition, the records contain information on WCTU CC fundraising projects, treasury reports, elections and other organizational activities.