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Title:
Consumers Association of Canada, Calgary Branch fonds

Date(s):
1958-1985

Physical Description:
62.5 cm of textual records

History:
The Consumers Association of Canada, an outgrowth of the Women's Section of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board which existed during the Second World War, was formed in 1947 as a women's voluntary non-profit association. It was incorporated in 1962. Its objectives are to inform consumers, lobby government and advise manufacturers of consumer response to their products. It tests products and publishes reports in Canadian Consumer magazine. The branch in Calgary, Alberta was formed in 1958 and remained active until it was dissolved in 1985. Its projects included an annual Toy Fair and an annual directory of consumer services in Calgary.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of bylaws, minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, newsletters and cashbook. Includes a Tom Innes cartoon regarding the Better Business Bureau.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Lynne Ailing, Donna Egglestone, W.R.S. Henderson, Lee Martin, Janet Morgan, Anne Parsons, Peter Roche, Karen Sakamoto, and Marg Shore.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Consumers Association of Canada, Calgary Branch and Margaret Shore, 1981-1989.

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/consumers.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 6134

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