Finding aid for the Consumers League of Ohio Records, Series II

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Consumers League of Ohio
Title: Consumers League of Ohio Records, Series II
Dates: 1899-1995
Dates: 1965-1979
Extent: 4.20 linear feet (5 containers)
Abstract: The Consumers League of Ohio was founded in 1900 as part of a social justice movement of the late nineteenth century which resulted in the formation of many consumer leagues. The Consumer's League of Ohio, founded only one year after the National Consumers League, began in April 1900. Bell Sherwin (daughter of one of the men who founded the Sherwin-Williams company) helped set the Ohio league in motion and served as the first president of the organization. The Consumers League of Ohio was initially run out of the Goodrich House and dedicated its efforts to the improvement of working conditions for women and children employed in factories and retail establishments. See finding aid for complete historical note. The collection consists of administrative documents, board lists, bulletins, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and publications.
MS Number MS 4933
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English