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Title:
Oil Wives Club of Calgary fonds

Date(s):
1952-2011

Physical Description:
2.62 m of textual records. -- 58 photographs

History:
The Oil Wives Club of Calgary was formed in Calgary, Alberta in 1952 as a social and recreational club for the wives of men engaged in various aspects of the oil and petroleum industry in the Calgary area. Other local clubs soon formed, and in 1975 they collaborated to form the Association of Oil Wives Clubs. AOWC helped unify club membership, rules and activities, and organized annual conventions. For further information see Oil Wives Club of Calgary, 40th Anniversary celebration 1952-1992 / Oil Wives Club of Calgary. -- Calgary : The Club, 1992.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes (1952-1988), membership rosters (1958-1990), correspondence, financial records, convention proceedings, newsletters and circulars, records regarding affiliated clubs, scrapbooks, and photographs of members and activities.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Oil Wives Club of Calgary, 1982-2012.

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/oilwives.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6322, M-8163, PA-2418

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