MS 82 Willing Helpers Circle of the King’s Daughters Records

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Willing Helpers of the King’s Daughters.
Title
Willing Helpers Circle of the King’s Daughters Records
ID
MS 82
Date [inclusive]
1886-1931
Extent
0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains meeting minutes and other records of the San Diego Willing Helpers Circle of the King’s Daughters from 1886 to 1931.

Preferred Citation

Willing Helpers Circle of the King’s Daughters Records, MS 82, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

The Order of The King’s Daughters was organized by ten women in New York City on January 13, 1886 with the purpose of ministering to the suffering in the world in the name of Jesus Christ. At the First Biennial Convention, held in Louisville, Kentucky May 10-14, 1912, delegates from twenty-four states (including one from California) and Canada were recorded. The San Diego branch was organized in 1889, calling themselves the Willing Helpers Circle of King’s Daughters. It began providing warm lunches for working girls downtown, which developed into a room and boarding club for single women. Other works of The King’s Daughters in southern California included a Day Nursery for children of working mothers and a Home for the Aged.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains meeting minutes and other records of the San Diego Willing Helpers Circle of the King’s Daughters in the 1880s through 1930. There are six record books of minutes, some of which also contain the Constitution, By-Laws, and Amendments. A similar book contains records of the Boarding Club. Additionally, there is a book on the history of the international organization and newspaper articles about activities and member deaths in 1905.

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Arrangement

The record books are arranged in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection January 12, 2017

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Katherine VanDrunen on February 7, 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Order of the King’s Daughters.
  • The King’s Daughters Boarding Club.

Subject(s)

  • Women — Societies and clubs

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some book covers are in poor condition. Newspaper clippings were found in Book V and have been photocopied and put in a separate folder.

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder
Meeting Minutes: Willing Helpers Circle, 1897 October 14 – 1898 October 131:1
Meeting Minutes: Willing Helpers Circle, 1898 October 13 – 1899 October 11

Scope and Content:

Record book also contains constitution, by-laws, amendments, member roll, attendance record, and list of visitors.

1:2
Meeting Minutes: Willing Helpers Circle, 1899 October 12 – 1900 October 11

Scope and Content:

Record book also contains constitution, by-laws, amendments, and an annual report.

1:3
Meeting Minutes: Willing Helpers Circle, 1901 October 10 – 1902 October 9

Scope and Content:

Record book also contains constitution, by-laws, amendments, and an annual report.

1:4
Meeting Minutes: Willing Helpers Circle, 1904 October 13 – 1905 October 12

Scope and Content:

Record book also contains constitution, by-laws, amendments, an annual report, and record of dues paid.

1:5
Meeting Minutes: Willing Helpers Circle, 1919 October 8 – 1929 October 10

Scope and Content:

Record book also contains member roll, attendance record, and record of dues paid.

1:6
Newspaper articles, 1905

Scope and Content:

Articles regarding activities and member deaths.

2:1
Meeting Minutes: Boarding Club, 1901 November 1 – 1906 October 1

Scope and Content:

Record book also contains constitution, amendments, and rules and regulations.

2:2
“History of the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons,” by Sara F. Gugle, 19312:3

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