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Women's Progress Club of Washington prayer books

 Collection
Identifier: MS0156-UA

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.

Dates

  • 1961-1991

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

The Fisher family had an affiliation with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

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.

Collection Organization

This collection is organized into one series of scrapbooks.

Acquisition Information

Beverly Fisher, daughter of the prayer book's creator Sylvia Fisher, donated the two prayer books to the University Archives in July of 1992.
Title
Guide to the Women's Progress Club of Washington prayer books, 1961-1991
Status
Completed
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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