History of National Association of Letter Carriers, Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138

The Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 was a local branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary (NALC). The first auxiliary group of the NALC was established in 1905 by women interested in letter carrier issues. The members consisted of wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters of letter carriers. Their goal was to help the NALC provide better working conditions for letter carriers through legislation. As of 2019, the National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary is an active organization dedicated to supporting and assisting letter carriers.

Auxiliary Branch 138 is a reorganization of the earlier Ladies Auxiliary Branch 84. The Gem City Ladies Auxiliary 84 was organized on February 13, 1914 with eighteen members. The organization seems to have disappeared in 1915 with no record of its disbanding. The Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 was organized on October 9, 1920. The branch's first president was Mrs. Olive Shippers and their first secretary was Mrs. Lora Sollenberger. As of 2012, Auxiliary 138 continues to be an active branch.