Guide to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Nantucket Branch Records, 1947–1977

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Summary

The Nantucket, Mass., Branch of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) (1947–1977) was formed to protect childhood, build up family life, and improve community standards. It mainly organized annual appeals for money to support the Executive Director’s work on Nantucket. This collection includes the constitution, by-laws, membership lists, financial statements, correspondence, and meeting minutes reporting work done by the Executive Director with Nantucket schools, churches, and local town officials to locate and assist Nantucket families and children needing help and the help given.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS68
Title:
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Nantucket Branch Records
Date(s):
1947–1977
Creator:
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Nantucket Branch.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Nantucket Branch Records, Nantucket Historical Association.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

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Subject Headings

  • Topical Terms
    • Charities—Massachusetts—Nantucket.
  • Names
    • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children—Nantucket Branch.

Biographical Information

The Nantucket, Mass., Branch of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) (1947–1977) was formed to protect childhood, build up family life, and improve community standards. It mainly organized annual appeals for money to support the Executive Director’s work on Nantucket.

Scope and Content

This collection includes the constitution, by-laws, membership lists, financial statements, correspondence, and meeting minutes reporting work done by the Executive Director with Nantucket schools, churches, and local town officials to locate and assist Nantucket families and children needing help and the help given. Names of recipients of aid are omitted.

Contents

Box 1 Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws, 1947–1958
Box 1 Folder 2: Annual meeting minutes, 1958–1977
Box 1 Folder 3: Statements of income, 1963–1965, 1972–1973
Box 1 Folder 4: Treasurer’s report, 1975

Processing Information

Processed by Teddy Leane, July 2021. Finding aid by Teddy Leane, July 2021.

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