Revised Laws of the Woman’s Benefit Association. As Adopted July 21, 1927. In Force After August 1, 1927. [Cover title: Revised Laws Governing Woman’s Benefit Association.
Women's Benefit Association.

Port Huron, Michigan W.B.A. Print Shop, 1927. Binding extremities slightly worn, minor creasing to wrappers. Very small tear to lower corner of front cover, slight curling to corners of the first few gatherings. A very good, clean copy of a scarce work. The Woman’s Benefit Association was founded October 1, 1892 by Bina West Miller (1867-1954), a businesswoman, suffrage advocate, and teacher. Miller saw that there was a need for women’s financial security at a time when very little economic was placed on women or their abilities. The W.B.A. was one of the first organizations to offer life insurance to women and issued its first life insurance certificate on November 4, 1892. Within three years, nearly 10,000 women were enrolled in the Woman’s Benefit Association. Following Miller’s heavy promotion, membership eventually grew to 100,000 within a decade. The W.B.A. is now known as the Woman’s Life Insurance Society and its home office is still located in Port Huron, Michigan. Revised Laws of the Woman’s Benefit Association outlines its organization and overall operation, hierarchy, agenda, and the mission statement of the W.B.A., including laws governing state conventions and representation in grouped states, laws governing local reviews, association funds and members’ rights, the admission of social members, tables and charts that illustrate the W.B.A.’s monthly rates and benefits, discipline and procedure, the appeals process, amendments to the association’s laws, etc. Printed paper wrappers and stapled text, front cover illustrated with photographic reproduction of the Woman’s Benefit Association home office building. Twelvemo. 252, lvii (index) pp. (Item ID: 16615)

$125.00

The Woman’s Benefit Association was founded October 1, 1892 by Bina West Miller (1867-1954), a businesswoman, suffrage advocate, and teacher. Miller saw that there was a need for women’s financial security at a time when very little economic was placed on women or their abilities. The W.B.A. was one of the first organizations to offer life insurance to women and issued its first life insurance certificate on November 4, 1892. Within three years, nearly 10,000 women were enrolled in the Woman’s Benefit Association. Following Miller’s heavy promotion, membership eventually grew to 100,000 within a decade. The W.B.A. is now known as the Woman’s Life Insurance Society and its home office is still located in Port Huron, Michigan. Revised Laws of the Woman’s Benefit Association outlines its organization and overall operation, hierarchy, agenda, and the mission statement of the W.B.A., including laws governing state conventions and representation in grouped states, laws governing local reviews, association funds and members’ rights, the admission of social members, tables and charts that illustrate the W.B.A.’s monthly rates and benefits, discipline and procedure, the appeals process, amendments to the association’s laws, etc.

OCLC lists one copy, at the Library of Congress.

Site by Bibliopolis