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Media Club of Canada. Calgary Branch fonds

1932-1974, predominant 1959-1974

Physical Description:
56 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs

A branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club (founded in 1904) was organized in Calgary by Mrs. F.S. Jacobs in 1912. The club's aims were to promote professional women writers and illustrators and to promote high professional standards in the field. A number of projects were undertaken such as publication of a tribute to prominent women in the Calgary area and participation in a short story writing contest. After 1936 membership began to dwindle and the club disbanded during the war. In 1950 it was reorganized by Eva Reid. The branch sponsored annual awards for radio, news story and feature writing, as well as for a high school writing contest in Calgary. The national club changed its name to the Media Club of Canada in 1971 in order to open membership to men. The Calgary branch disbanded in 1974. For further information see "The Power of the Pen : Women Journalists in Alberta, 1905-1930" / Elizabeth Jane Ward. -- University of Calgary : unpublished MA thesis, 1994, chapter 3.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution, bylaws, branch regulations, minutes (1960-1974), membership lists (1961-1971), president's reports (1959-1965), correspondence (1959-1973), financial statements (1961-1965), reports (1968), radio broadcast script (1958), newsletters, newsclippings, scrapbooks, guest books, and miscellany.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Media Club of Canada, Calgary Branch, and Mrs. C.E. Gray, 1976, 1985.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-2325, M-7197, NA-3326

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