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REC/MSS/137. United States Navy League

 Record Group Term
Identifier: REC/MSS/137
On July 4, 1915, a group of women in Washington, D.C. formed the Women’s Section of the Navy League. The League hoped to band women of various philosophical backgrounds under the banner of “Patriotism, Americanism, and National Defense.” Twenty-five members of the Women’s Section in any town could organize a chapter, with chapters being named for a town, patriotic event or historic place, or historical character no longer living. The materials in this record group were created by the Comforts Committee of the Admiral Bunce Section of the Navy League. The function of a Comforts Committee was to knit woolen garments for men serving in the United States Navy. Materials included correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ledgers.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Records.

 Unprocessed Material — Accession 1975-002
Identifier: 1975-002
Dates: Other: 1917 - 1918

United States Navy League, Comforts Committee, Admiral Bunce Section records

 Collection
Identifier: RG137
Abstract

On July 4, 1915, a group of women in Washington, D.C. formed the Women’s Section of the Navy League. The League hoped to band women of various philosophical backgrounds under the banner of “Patriotism, Americanism, and National Defense.” The function of a Comforts Committee was to knit woolen garments for men serving in the United States Navy.

Dates: 1917-1918