January 9, 1920.
In reply to your letter of the 8th instant, I beg to state that the relief society of which I was a member and on the Executive Committee of which I served for many years, decided to suspend its work and leave the field in Chicago to a society organized in July of last year and headed by Dr. Otto L. Schmidt (Mallers Building.) This was done for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort and to bring about a concentration of the work.
I am not familiar with the policy of this society, the name of which is German-American Relief Society, but I take it from what I have heard said that it [intends] to dispose of its collections directly rather than through some other organization. I would suggest to you to communicate in this matter with the President of that society, Dr. Otto L. Schmidt.
Yours very truly,
Harry Rubens [signed]