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Temperance Society (Tyre, N.Y.) Minute Book

An inventory of the item(s) at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LDC
Date: 18 Mar 2009

Biographical History

Temperance Societies were formed during the early to mid-19th century as a means of combating alcoholism. These organizations aimed to restrict the traffic of liquor, arguing that the best way to fight alcoholism was to eliminate consumption entirely.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Temperance Society (Tyre, N.Y.) Minute Book consists of a single bound volume of minutes from the Temperance Society of the town of Tyre (Seneca County). The volume is dated 1841-1844 and is 89 pages in length.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Temperance -- New York (State) -- Tyre.
Temperance -- Societies, etc.


Tyre (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Minute books.
Minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Temperance Society (Tyre, N.Y.) Minute Book
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Business records