The records of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (350 items; 1896-1933) [catalog record] document that group's efforts to repeal the Eighteenth Amendment because it believed other methods, such as a liquor control
system, would be more effective in achieving temperance.
The connection between temperance and divorce reform may be traced in the papers of Congregational minister and reformer Samuel W. Dike (9,800 items; 1870-1913) [catalog record], which include correspondence and reports of the National Divorce Reform League (later the National League for the Protection
of the Family), statistics and news clippings relating to divorce and polygamy, and a few letters from Julia Ward Howe and
Frances Elizabeth Willard (1839-1898), president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
A separate collection of Frances Elizabeth Willard Papers (18 items; 1889-97) also exists, as does a speech (1 item; 1898) on the WCTU's early years by Eliza Jane Thompson (1816-1905).