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Salem Union League Records

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SALEM UNION LEAGUE RECORDS, 1863-1864

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Salem Union League (Salem, Mass.)
Title:Salem Union League Records
Dates:1863/1864
Quantity:.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Salem Union League Records include a constitution, by-laws, records of committee meetings, roster of members, and list of officers created by the Salem Union League from 1863 to 1864. This collection has been arranged into one series.
Identification:MM 16

Series List

SERIES I. Records of the Salem Union League, Council H, No. 105

Scope and Content Note

The Salem Union League Records include a constitution, by-laws, records of committee meetings, roster of members, and list of officers created by the Salem Union League from 1863 to 1864. This collection has been arranged into one series.


Series I. Records of the Salem Union League, Council H, No. 105 includes bound volumes of records created by the members of the Salem Union League. A constitution, by-laws, roster of members and list of officers all connect Salem individuals with leadership roles in this organization. Records from committee meetings outline the role these individuals played in fostering patriotic sentiment during the war, such as public meetings at Mechanics Hall, patriotic concerts, and gatherings at member's homes. This material has been arranged chronologically.


Historical Sketch

A Union League is an organization established during the American Civil War to promote loyalty to the Union and the policies of Abraham Lincoln. They were also known as Loyal Leagues. The Salem Union League was established in 1863 to promote patriotic sentiment in the local Salem community. A constitution and by-laws outlined roles within the league, including positions for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Members included well-known local individuals such as Manuel Fenollosa, Robert Rantoul, Joseph Stickney, William G. Choate and Joseph H. Webb.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Fenollosa, Manuel, 1822-1878
Rantoul, Robert S. (Robert Samuel), 1832-1922
Salem Union League (Salem, Mass.)
Union League of America
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Salem Union League Records, MM 16, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was found in the collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, January 2012.


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