Billy Graham Center

Papers of Mid-Nineteenth Century Temperance Movement - Collection 64

[Note: The BGC Archives does not have the original documents of this collection. What it does have is a microfilm edition of the papers, which it purchased from a publisher, as did many other archives and libraries.]

[Note: What follows is a description of the documents in this collection which are available for use at BGC Archives in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. The actual documents are not, in most cases, available online, only this description of them. Nor are they available for sale or rent.]

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of Microfilm in This Collection (Location Records)

Brief Description.
Micropublished edition of minutes of ten local temperance societies in Michigan, speeches by seven persons active in temperance reform, miscelleanous printed materials, and scattered issues of five temperance periodicals published in New York and Michigan between 1832-1862.

Collection 64
[January 9, 2001]
Mid-Nineteenth Century Temperance Movement
Papers; 1830-1875

2 Reels of Microfilm


See Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Temperance and Prohibition Papers, page 37ff. (located in the Reading Room, topical shelf DD). Users should also read the "Note to Researchers," page xv, prior to actual research.

Historical Background

The history of the early phases of the nineteenth century temperance drive is described in detail in the Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Temperance and Prohibition Papers (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan, 1977), pp. 37 and following.

Scope and Content

The Mid-Nineteenth Century Temperance Movement papers are Series I of a twenty-one-series microfilming project done between 1975 and 1977 with the cooperation of three repositories holding significant papers relating to temperance and prohibition: the Michigan Historical Collections (Ann Arbor), the Ohio Historical Society (Columbus), and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Evanston, Illinois). The project resulted in 426 reels of microfilm, of which the Center has purchased 198. See also collections 65, 66, and 67.

The papers contained in this collection are described in detail in the Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Temperance and Prohibition Papers (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan, 1977), pp. 37-45.


The materials for this collection were purchased by the Center.

No Accession #
October 9, 1980
Galen Wilson
S. Kouns
G. Lynch

Accession: No number
Type of Material: Microfilm

For each item listed below, there is one complete positive set is in the CENTER LIBRARY MICROFILM ROOM:

Reel 1

    Temperance Society minutes from around the United States; 1830-1876
    Temperance addresses by various speakers; 1830-1867

Reel 2

    Temperance addresses by various speakers; 1868-1876
    "Temperance Address" pamphlet by reformed drunkard Morris Berry; 1841
    Scrapbook of itinerant lecturer George W. Clark; 1840-1887
      Temperance Recorder; 1832-1833
      Michigan Temperance Advocate; 1842
      Michigan Temperance Journal and Washingtonian; 1846-1847
      The Family Favorite and Temperance Journal; 1849-1850
      The Young Men's Journal and Advocate of Temperance; 1859-1862

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