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Title:
Frances Flint fonds

Date(s):
1922-1961, predominant 1922-1953

Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 24 photographs

History:
Frances Sills Flint, 1889-1969, was born in Ontario. She came to the Beaverlodge area of Alberta in 1911 to visit her sister, but returned to Ontario in 1913. In 1915 she married Victor Flint of Beaverlodge and returned to Alberta. The Flints had three daughters. They raised Holstein cows on their farm. Frances was very active in the local United Church and women's organizations. She was a founding member of the Beaverlodge Women's Institute (later called Huallen WI) in 1924 and of the Beaverlodge United Farm Women of Alberta in 1944. She served as president of the UFWA local, 1946-1951. During the 1950s the Flints spent summers at Beaverlodge and winters in California. In 1967 they moved into a seniors' lodge in Grande Prairie.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of UFWA health study materials, reports of local activities and newspaper clippings [at M-381]; Flint's brief histories of the United Church in the Peace River [at M-3530] and Grande Prairie hospitals [at M-4659]; and photographs of Beaverlodge and pioneer life. Includes minutes, membership rolls and cashbooks of the UFWA, Beaverlodge local (1944-1953) and the Alberta Women's Institute, Beaverlodge/Huallen local (1924-1931) [both at M-381].
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS: alcoholism, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Magnus G. Gudlaugson, George Hoadley, Hythe United Church, and venereal disease.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Frances Flint, 1961.

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/flint.cfm

Related:
Records of her daughter, Beth Sheehan, are held by the Grande Prairie Regional Archives in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-381, M-3530, M-4659, PA-434, NA-488

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