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Auten Women's Relief Corps, No. 14 collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3275

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a report from Lucile Meisel in South Bend, Indiana in 1932 regarding that year's work of the organization and a scrapbook of newspaper articles ranging from 1932 to 1939 regarding the work of the organization and the lives and deaths of the Civil War veterans living locally.


  • 1932-1939


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Auten Women’s Relief Corps, No. 14 was an auxiliary to the Auten Post No. 8 of The Grand Army of The Republic (G.A.R.), located in South Bend, Indiana. The Corps paid visits to sick and home-bound veterans, gave out fruit baskets at parties and holidays such as Thanksgiving as well as flags to new citizens, hosted banquets and luncheons for veterans, held monthly meetings, and placed flags on veterans' graves. The Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1935.

The Auten Post No. 8 of the G.A.R. in South Bend was the oldest G.A.R. post in Indiana, organized August 31, 1866 and named in honor of John Auten, a member of Company I, 9th Indiana Regiment, who was killed on July 10, 1861.


Information found within the collection.

The National Woman's Relief Corps. "Our Mission." Accessed September 9, 2015.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Julie A. Reid. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/10 by Edythe Huffman.
Auten Women's Relief Corps, No. 14 collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.