WCTU becomes Center for Women’s History and Leadership

After a 143 year history, the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union will merge with the Frances Willard Historical Association under a new name The Center For Women’s History and Leadership. Here is the link to the article. Evanston Roundtable, Sept 20, 2017 . Tomorrow there is a “Do Everything” Birthday celebration at the Frances Willard Rest Cottage and associated buildings. See also the WCTU webpage WCTU – Center for Women’s History and Leadership.

Baltimore Library of National Institute on Drug Abuse Closes

The closure or downsizing of libraries and archives useful for alcohol and drugs historical studies is a problem in the USA as well as in the UK. In the Spring of 2007 the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) closed its Baltimore library. What will happen to its collection is unclear. This closure and other closures and downsizings are discussed in the SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists) News, vol. 26, no. 4, Winter 2007. For more, see here.