The International Order of King’s Daughters began in New York City in 1866 as a non-denominational Christian women’s group to break down the barriers between rich and poor. King’s Daughters came to Springfield by way of the Reverend F.W. Clampett, who had come to Springfield from New York City in 1888 to be the rector of Christ Church. The Cheerful Workers Circle of the International Order of the King’s Daughters was one of several circles begun in the early years of the 1900s in Springfield, Illinois. The circles in Springfield opened a home for aged women in 1895.
The items in this collection come from the records of the Cheerful Workers Circle of the International Order of the King’s Daughters in Springfield, Illinois. This collection is a record of meetings, as well as individual members of the circle.