1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Inventory

5.   Subjects

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  Rainbow Circle of King's Daughters

 Christian association in Fiskeville, RI

 Records, 1928-1969

 Size: 0.5 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 1096

 Processed by: Karen Eberhart, April 2002

©Rhode Island Historical Society

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Historical note:

            The Rainbow Circle of the King's Daughters was organized in the village of Fiskeville, RI on September 18, 1920. It was part of the Rhode Island Branch of the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons. The larger organization was founded in 1886 and it grew to include member units they called "Circles" and "Branches" in every state as well as in China and India. The Rainbow Circle is one of a dozen or more Circles that have existed in Rhode Island. The object of the organization is "The development of spiritual life and the stimulation of Christian activities." The Rainbow Circle participated in a wide variety of activities aimed at relieving poverty and sickness within their community. Sometimes that meant doing something as simple as providing milk for a family in need during the Depression. They also supported the work of the Rhode Island Branch which included Camp Saugatucket in South Kingstown, RI and the Emily S. Chase Memorial Home in Pawtuxet, RI.

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Scope and content:

            The collection consists primarily of minute books and treasurer's reports for the Rainbow Circle. There are also leaflets created by the international organization in New York City for use by local Circles and Branches. The leaflets provide information about the larger organization and its history.

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Donated by the Estate of Anna Remington who was an active member from 1925 until at least 1966.

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B.1, F.1. Constitution, leaflets and history booklet, 1936-1969, n.d.

B.1, F.2. Secretary's Report, Aug. 8, 1928- Sept. 7, 1932

B.1, F.3. Secretary's Report, Sept. 21, 1932 - Mar. 3, 1937

B.1, F.4. Secretary's Report, Mar. 17, 1937 - Sept. 6, 1950

B.1, F.5. Secretary's Report, Oct. 4, 1950 - Aug. 5, 1954

B.1, F.6. Treasurer's Report, 1925-1934

B.1, F.7. Treasurer's Report, 1934-1954, 1962-1963

                Dues paid, 1925-1966

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Eddy Family

Eddy, Hope F. (1900-1972)

Fiskeville, RI

Hudson Family

International Order of King's Daughters and Sons


Remington, Anna S. (1901-2001)

Remington Family

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