Women's Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals records


Collection 3156

1870-1972, undated
(30.0 Linear feet ; 14 boxes, 11 volumes)

Summary Information

Repository
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Creator
Women's Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Title
Women's Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals records
ID
3156
Date
1870-1972, undated
Extent
30.0 Linear feet ; 14 boxes, 11 volumes
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jillian Ferrara and Annie Halliday.
Sponsor
Work on this collection has been made possible by generous donations from Carol Ingald and the Young Friends of HSP.
Language
English
Abstract
Records of the Women's SPCA, which was formed in 1869 as an auxiliary to the men's organization and was incorporated in 1870. Originally the WSPCA's purpose was to provide for the inspection of and care of horses. Papers include including photographs, correspondence, annual reports, minutes, their publication ("The Guardian"), newspaper clippings, business records, and other printed matter. The collection spans 100 years of the organization's history, with material dating from 1870 to the early 1970s.

Preferred citation

Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], Women's Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals records (Collection 3156), Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; 2019.

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
215-732-6200

Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of the WPSPCA, 1984.

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Related Materials

Related materials

At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals records, 1867-1921 (Collection 1709)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Woman's Branch.
  • Women's Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Personal Name(s)

  • White, Caroline E. (Caroline Earle), 1833-1916

Subject(s)

  • Animal shelters.
  • Animal welfare.
  • Animals.
  • Benevolent Societies--Philadelphia--20th Century Child Welfare--Philadelphia
  • Horses, Care of--late 19th Century
  • Pets.
  • Women's History--Charitable Organizations--Philadelphia

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Collection Inventory

Box

General ledger; Compensation records; Miscellaneous prints 1935-1964, undated 

1

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General ledgers; Financial reports 1907-1954  (Bulk, 1934-1950)

2

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WPSPCA annual reports; Minutes of Executive Committee meetings; General ledger 1908-1949 

3

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General ledgers 1955-1965 

4

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Written notes of Caroline Earle White (founder); Records of bills by company; Minutes of various committee meetings; WPSPCA annual reports 1887-1931  (Bulk, 1915-1923)

5

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WPSPCA scrapbooks; Minutes of Young American Humane Union meetings; WPSPCA annual reports; Outline of the History of the Women's Pa. S.P.C.A. by Mary F. Lovell 1870-1961  (Bulk, 1893-1942)

6

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General ledger; Payroll records; Ledger of bills by company 1935-1969 

7

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Issues of "The Guardian" (WPSPCA newsletter); Promotional materials; WPSPCA annual reports; Minutes of general and Executive Committee meetings; Manual of the Children of Mary published by P.J. Kenedy & Sons;  Brother Against Brother by John R. Musick 1873-1972  (Bulk, 1949-1968)

8

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Payroll records; General ledger 1925-1977 

9

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Minutes of WPSPCA general meetings; Account book of Thomas S. Carlisle (Superintendent); General ledgers; Petty Cash ledgers 1911-1968  (Bulk, 1920-1927)

10

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Cash Receipts & Disbursements ledgers; Membership and donations ledgers; Permanent Fund ledger 1886-1954  (Bulk, 1931-1948)

11

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Receipts & Disbursements ledgers; Interest Account ledger; WPSPCA newspaper clippings, photographs, and negative strip; Monthly account summaries and treasurer's reports; Promotional materials; Letter from William Goldman 1909-1961  (Bulk, 1935-1937)

12

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Various ledgers and Cash Books; Monthly account summaries and treasurer's reports; Animal intake and veterinary records 1909-1953  (Bulk, 1922-1925)

13

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Scrapbook of WPSPCA newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia; Newspaper clippings 1907-1940, undated 

14

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Volume

Ledger of various funds 1931-1933 

1

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Scrapbook of WPSPCA newspaper clippings 1940-1966, undated 

2

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Scrapbook of WPSPCA newspaper clippings 1919, undated 

3

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Scrapbook of articles, photographs for "The Guardian" (WPSPCA newlsetter) 1961-1962 

4

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Large print of WPSPCA president Marion Granger undated 

5

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Ledger of cash receipts and disbursements 1965-1968 

6

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Ledger of cash receipts and disbursements 1959-1964 

7

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Ledger of cash disbursements 1940-1950 

8

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Ledger of cash disbursements 1951-1952 

9

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Ledger of cash receipts and disbursements; General ledger 1952-1953 

10

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Ledger of cash disbursements; General ledger 1956-1958 

11

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