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Title:
Alberta Women's Institute. Barons Branch fonds

Date(s):
1915-1971, predominant 1941-1970

Physical Description:
37.5 cm of textual records

History:
The Barons Women's Institute was formed in 1915 with the same objectives as the Alberta Women's Institute movement: helping local women acquire home-making skills; training women for leadership; promoting social, moral, civic and educational betterment; and safeguarding the welfare of home, community and country. In addition, the Barons WI was interested in agricultural matters and women's issues, and raised money for various local organizations and improvement projects. Due to a decline in membership and interest, the Barons WI disbanded in 1970.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records and newsletters. Also includes the certificate of incorporation of the Sunflower WI Girls' Club.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Jean Burns, 1980.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/barons.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 5762

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