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Calgary Newcomers' Club fonds


Physical Description:
1.4 m of textual records

The Calgary Newcomer's Club was organized in Calgary, Alberta and incorporated in 1961 by Kay Dant, who had heard of similar clubs in several American cities. In a subsequent amendment to its bylaws, the spelling of the club's name was changed to Calgary Newcomers' Club. The club's purpose is to welcome newcomers to Calgary and through various social activities help them to meet people and become familiar with the city and its institutions. Membership is open to women who have been in Calgary for less than one year. They may remain members for two years, at which time they "graduate" from the club. In the late 1970s, a boom period in Calgary, the club had over 800 members and was the largest Newcomers' Club in Canada.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes, correspondence, guest lists for luncheons, financial statements, newsletters and scrapbooks.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Calgary Youth Orchestra, Kay Dant, Mrs. Z.W. Dean, John Howard Society, Doug Johnson, Grant MacEwan, and Archdeacon Cecil Swanson.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Calgary Newcomers' Club, 1981-2014.

The material is in English.

All executive files are closed for 20 years.

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

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The Calgary Nu-Grads Club fonds is also at Glenbow.

Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-5899, M-7939, M-8972

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