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Identifier d031p001frmd
ContributorAmerican Woman's League
ContributorLewis Publishing Company (University City, Mo.)
DescriptionThis “Final Certificate of Honorary Membership, The American Woman’s League” was issued to Howard Retaillian of 407 3rd Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. Under the original plan, men were allowed to become honorary members of the League by paying $10 or selling $10 in subscriptions. Honorary members were not allowed to vote, but were entitled to all other rights and benefits. This was quickly increased to $20. At the end of 1909 the requirement was changed again, and all new members, both regular and honorary, were required to sell $52 in subscriptions or purchase certificates or pay $52 in cash. Those who were already honorary members retained their memberships. The reason given was that honorary members were taking greater advantage of free courses from the People’s University than regular members! Photographs printed on the certificate include the Edwardsville, Illinois and Lebanon, Missouri League Chapter Houses, the Lion Gates, the Woman’s Magazine Building and Press Annex, and the Woman’s National Daily Building. The red seal on the left includes the League Emblem and the official founding date, June 11, 1910.
PublisherUniversity City Public Library
SourceCream stock printed in black ink and second color which as faded; fold lines; dirt smudges; 1 page; 9.00" by 13.25"
SubjectRetallian, Howard
SubjectAmerican Woman's League
Subject.KeywordWomen's societies and clubs
TitleFinal Certificate of Honorary Membership in The American Woman's League

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