Scope and Content

The records of Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 of the National Association of Letter Carriers document the organization's structure, activities, membership, and finances from its beginning through the late 1970s. The records are divided into five series: Administrative Records, Financial Documents, Correspondence, Convention Materials, and Histories.

Series I: Administrative Records, is divided into two sub-series: Minutes of Membership Meetings; and By-Laws, Constitution, and a Membership List. Subseries IA: Minutes of Membership Meetings, contains the minutes for meetings of Ladies Auxiliary Branch 84 from 1914 to 1915. It also contains the minutes for Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 from 1920 to 1978. The years of 1967 and 1970 are missing. Subseries IB: By-Laws, Constitution, Membership List, contains: Auxiliary By-Laws from 1943, 1953, 1963, and 1965; a 1976 Constitution; Proposed Amendments and Resolutions from 1962; and a 1966 Membership List.

Series II: Financial Documents, is divided into three sub-series: Treasurer's Reports, Membership Dues Records, and Miscellaneous Financial. Subseries IIA: Treasurer's Reports, 1923-1974, skip the years 1959 to 1961. They report the receipts and disbursements of a general fund. Subseries IIB: Membership Dues Records, span from 1967 to 1974. Subseries IIC: Miscellaneous Financial contains four miscellaneous files dating 1957-1964.

Series III: Correspondence, is incomplete, but dates from 1952 to 1978. It is of a very general nature, but mainly concerns the group's national and charitable activities.

Series IV: Convention Materials, contains Proceedings of Conventions of the National Ladies Auxiliary from 1962, 1964, and 1966; Minutes of the National Ladies Auxiliary Convention, 1964; and Minutes of Conventions of the Ohio State Ladies Auxiliary from 1961, 1963, and 1967.

Series V: Histories, contains social histories of Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 from 1926 to 1941, and 1942 to 1944. The history of 1926 to 1941 is incomplete with two of four pages missing. Also included in this series is a Citation of Honor from the National Association of Letter Carriers.