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Alberta Women's Institute. Glendale Branch fonds


Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records

The Glendale Women's Institute was formed in the Glendale district west of Calgary, Alberta in 1925. Mrs. Derrick was the first president. The organization was set up for women to exchange ideas on topics of health, home economics, education, industry, legislation and agriculture. It raised money for charitable projects through community activities. In the 1930s members from the Westminster School District joined the Glendale Women's Institute when their local organization, The Hand-in-Hand Women's Institute, folded. In 1965 the Glendale Women's Institute helped compile and sponsor the Glendale, Westminster, and Bearspaw local history, Taming the Prairie Wool.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, attendance records, cash accounts and membership lists. Includes miscellaneous lists of officers, historical notes and circulars.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Iris Damkar, 1974.

The material is in English.

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

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