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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Women's Relief Corps Ribbons MSS.2779

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

August 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-08-23T11:39-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Woman's Relief Corps Ribbons

Unit ID:

MSS.2779

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1901-1905

Abstract:

Contains three Woman's Relief Corps convention and encampment ribbons. The three ribbons are all different representing three different conventions.

Preferred Citation:

Woman's Relief Corps Ribbons, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains three Woman's Relief Corps convention and encampment ribbons. The three ribbons are all different representing three different conventions.

The first being an off-white ribbon, 5 3/4" long (not including the fringe) by 2 1/4" wide. It has an off-white bow with a light blue center knot that also has a small American flag attached. This ribbon also has a 2" gold bullion fringe stitched across the bottom and includes the following text: "W.R.C. - Department of Louisiana and Mississippi - Encampment - Cleveland, Ohio, 1901".

The second ribbon is a deep golden color and is 7" long by 3 1/8" wide with images of Lucy Webb Hayes and an eagle with a shield, arrows and olive branch in its talons. The text of this ribbon is as follows: above the eagle, "Nineteenth National Convention"; below the eagle, "Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic"; below the image of Lucy Webb Hayes, "Lucy Webb Hayes - Cleveland, Ohio. September 12th and 13th 1901. Representative"

The third ribbon is a pale mauve ribbon 8 1/4" long and 2 5/8" wide and bears an image of a home above the opening music and words of 'My Old Kentucky Home' and the badge of the Woman's Relief Corps. The following text is printed on the ribbon: above the image of the house, "Kentucky W.R.G. Auxiliary to the G.A.R."; below the badge, "23nd Nat. Convention Denver, Col. 1905."

Ribbons Box SC0041 Folder 2779.1