The material on this page includes resources focusing on those people, groups, and arguments promoting Prohibition particularly Temperance societies. We have included material produced by them in order for researchers to understand their activities.
What has been included is not a complete listing of all of the Temperance groups around the United States — there were over 8,000 of them affiliated with the American Temperance Society alone — or all the people. It may also be helpful to research individuals like Wayne Bidwell Wheeler External long time head of the Anti-Saloon League, Carrie Nation, Annie Wittenmyer, and Rev. Howard Hyde Russell among others as well as from the various organization like the American Temperance Society, Anti-Saloon League, and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union to broaden the search.
See the Library of Congress Searches in the main Temperance Movement & Prohibition section of this guide for a few additional subject headings.
The following materials from the Library's collections provide access to general information, history, and papers about people and groups in favor of the temperance movement and prohibition in the United States. The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available.