81 boxes boxes (51 document boxes and 30 flat boxes, 57.5. linear feet).
Organized into three series: National (S1); Units (S2); Areas (S3).
The records of the Women's Overseas Service League, 1910-2000, n.d., document the everyday business and functions of their organization. The records include correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, scrapbooks and printed materials. Insight into the organization is offered from a national and local perspective. The collection exposes the fundamental operations that were carried out by the members of WOSL.
Acquisition of this collection was made possible through the auspices of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender.
Women's Overseas Service League Records, Archives for Research on Women and Gender, Special Collections and Archives Department, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries.
Processing funded by a grant from the United States National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The Women's Overseas Service League (WOSL) was founded in 1921 by women who had served in World War I. The group initially existed as local units, but soon became a national organization and began publishing the quarterly magazine "Carry On." An annual convention was also established in 1921, and has been held every year except during the World War II years of 1942-1945. WOSL was the first women's organization to contribute to UNICEF and was one of the first organizations to be an accredited observer at the United Nations.
March, 2001 Available in the Special Collections and Archives Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries.