Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC182



Collection Summary

Creator: Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston
Title: The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston papers
Dates: 1942-1945
Abstract: The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston Papers are comprised of minutes, procedural materials and a brief organizational history covering the years 1942 to 1945.
Identification: MC182
Quantity: .1 linear ft.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston was chartered in 1942 by 37 mothers and wives of army men. The organization worked through the U.S.O., in the beginning dedicating one Sunday each month to the organization. In November of 1942, with the help of the merchants and generous citizens of Houston, Texas, they established and furnished a lounge and canteen in the Ambassador Hotel for servicemen and women. In addition to the canteen, the club participated in every War Loan Drive and other charitable events and activities in Houston.


Scope and Content Note

The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston Papers are comprised of legal documents, printed materials and a creative work dating from the beginning of the charter in 1942 to 1945. Legal documents include the recorded minutes from the club's meetings from 1942 to 1944. Printed materials are comprised of two pamphlets regarding the uniform code of by-laws and ritual for local clubs of Army and Air Corps Mother's Club dating from 1942, and two awards in appreciation of services rendered to the United States Treasury Department signed and sealed by Henry Morgenthau, Jr., dated in 1944 and 1945. The creative work is a typed brief history of the club detailing the years from 1942 to 1945.


 

Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Index Terms

Names:
Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967
Organizations:
Army and Air Corps Mother's Club
Subjects:
Mothers of soldiers--United States
Women volunteers in social service
World War, 1939-1945--Texas--Houston
World War, 1939-1945--Texas--War work
Places:
Houston (Tex.)

Related Material

Artifacts donated by the organization in the museum's collection include military service banners, an American flag, and an Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Texas emblem.


Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston Papers, MC182, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston, Nov. 1945.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


Inventory

 

Legal

box folder
169.1 1 Minutes of meetings of The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston, Texas 1942-1944
2 Minutes of meetings of The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston, Texas 1944



 

Printed Materials

box folder
169.1 3 Uniform Code of By-Laws and Ritual for Local Clubs of Army and Air Corps Mother's Club 1942
4 Awards 1944, 1945



 

Creative Works

box folder
169.1 5 Brief History of The Army and Air Corps Mother's Club of Houston, Texas 1945