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.
This library continues to be a significant resource on the internet. See the "history" drop down menu at the top of this page for access to scores of documents from throughout history.
The Society for the Study of Addiction has made available online these proceedings of it's progenitor. Here is the link.
On Aug 20th, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board ceremoniously transferred its historical records beginning in 1934 to the Library of Virginia for archiving. The article on the Virginia ABC website also refers to earlier records from the Virginia Prohibition Commission. Here is the link.
Two years ago, a conference in Australia, Thinking Drinking II, produced an archive of more than 30 various powerpoint presentations on Alcohol Policy issues. The link is here.
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.