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Women's Progress Club of Washington prayer books
Collection Scope and Content
Materials in this collection include two prayer books of the "Women's Progress Club of Washington, D.C." The club was founded in 1937 and Sylvia Fisher (1910-1981), was president from 1956-57. The club was dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. She created prayer books to which people made donations as a way of honoring the births, marriages, anniversaries, and deaths of loved ones. The club raised money for equipment at the George Washington Hospital and supported it for many years. The materials range in date from 1961-1991.
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The Fisher family had an affiliation with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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Collection include two prayer books of the "Women's Progress Club of Washington, D.C." The club was founded in 1937 and Sylvia Fisher (1910-1981), was president from 1956-57. The club was dedicated to raising funds for cancer research.
This collection is organized into one series of scrapbooks.
Beverly Fisher, daughter of the prayer book's creator Sylvia Fisher, donated the two prayer books to the University Archives in July of 1992.
- Guide to the Women's Progress Club of Washington prayer books, 1961-1991
- University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English