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Title:
Canadian Club of Calgary fonds

Date(s):
1910-2007, predominant 1928-1960, 1982-2004

Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records

History:
The Men's Canadian Club of Calgary was formed in Calgary, Alberta in 1907 with W.L. Walsh as the first president. The purpose of the club is to foster patriotism by encouraging the study of the institutions, history, arts, literature and resources of Canada. This has been accomplished primarily by inviting high profile guest speakers to the city. Over the years prominent speakers have included Andy Russell, M.J. Coldwell, and Senator James Gladstone. George H. Gooderham was a prominent member who served as president and vice-president, ca. 1957-1960. For further information see "The Canadian Club of Calgary : Celebrating Canada and Canadians since 1907" / Glen Johnston. -- Calgary : self-published, January 2006.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial statements, programs, membership lists, newsletters, and newsclippings regarding speakers and the history of the club.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of the Men's Canadian Club of Calgary, N. R. Crump, the Canadian Club of Calgary, Glen Johnston, and Donald B. Smith, 1961-2008.

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/canclub.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1697, M-3546, M-8879, M-9304

Title:
Dutch Canadian Club of Calgary fonds

Date(s):
1980-1989

Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records

History:
The Dutch Canadian Club of Calgary was registered under the Alberta Societies Act on November 27, 1972. Its clubhouse, called the "Port of Holland", is at 12 Bowridge Drive NW. The group holds a variety of social and cultural events and publishes a monthly newsletter, The Courier.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of newsletters (1985-1989) and a program for a variety night (1980).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Dutch Canadian Club of Calgary, 1985-1989.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
No finding aid.

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 7354

Title:
German Canadian Club of Calgary fonds

Date(s):
1969-1992

Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records

History:
The German Canadian Club of Calgary was registered under the Alberta Societies Act on April 27, 1931. Founding members included Henrich Fischer, Henrich Hildermann, Erich Brenngartner and Bob Schmied. The club was largely dormant from 1939 to 1951, but was revitalized by postwar immigrants. It met at 432-3rd Avenue SE during the 1950s, but by the early 1960s had acquired a clubhouse at 3127 Bowwood Drive NW. In 1982 a new building was erected at the same address. The club sponsors a variety of social and cultural events.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of 50th anniversary commemorative booklet (1981) and newsletters (1969-1974, 1985-1992).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of the German Canadian Club of Calgary, 1985-1992.

Language:
The material is primarily in English, with a small part in German.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
No finding aid.

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 7166

Title:
Women's Canadian Club of Calgary fonds

Date(s):
1911-2012

Physical Description:
3.05 m of textual records. -- 9 audio cassettes. -- 2 photographs

History:
The Women's Canadian Club of Calgary was formed in 1911 with 53 members. Mrs. C.A. Stuart was the first president. The purpose of the club is to foster an interest in public affairs, and to cultivate an attachment for Canadian institutions. This is achieved primarily through bringing prominent guest speakers to the city. Notable speakers who have addressed the club in the past include Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung and R.B. Bennett. The group has also worked to secure better laws pertaining to women and children, improved sanitation, the establishment of a tubercular sanatorium in Calgary, etc. For further information see Elise Corbet's article, "The Women's Canadian Club of Calgary" in Alberta History, vol. 24, no. 3 (Summer 1977), p. 29-36.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws (ca. 1920s-2011); minutes (1911-2012); autographs of, and correspondence with, speakers (1921-2012); sound recordings of addresses by speakers (1974-1974, 1990-1991); President's report and papers (1960-2011); general correspondence (1948-1998); membership records (1925-2000); financial records (1925-2012); miscellaneous reports, certificates and newspaper clippings (1921-2011); publicity records (1991-2003); and papers related to the Association of Canadian Clubs and other affiliated organizations.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Association of Canadian Clubs, R.B. Bennett, Clara Butt, Calgary Arts and Crafts Club, Calgary Boys' Fair, William Roper Hull, Edna Jacques, Dan McCowan, Louise McKinney, Mathesis Club (Lethbridge), Nellie McClung, Agnes McPhail, Men's Canadian Club of Calgary, Emily Murphy, Martha Ostenso, Irene Parlby, Kathleen Parlow, A.M. Scott, and Graham Spry.
RECORDED ADDRESSES FOR THE FOLLOWING SPEAKERS ARE IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: W. Cochrane, Ellen L. Fairclough, Stevenson M. Gossage, Naomi Jackson Groves, Peter Gzowski, Paul Hellyer, Randall Ivany, Donald A. Jamieson, John P.S. McLaren, H. MacLennan, Beryl Plumptre, Arthur Porter, Richard Rohmer, Chester Ronning, Phyllis Ross, and Patrick Watson.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Women's Canadian Club of Calgary, 1961-2012.

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/wccc.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1703, M-3981, M-5718, M-6849, M-8561, M-9555, PA-346, PA-443, RET-46

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