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Title:
Alberta Women's Liberal Association fonds

Date(s):
1932-1979

Physical Description:
87 cm of textual records. -- 2 audio cassettes

History:
The Alberta Women's Liberal Association was formed in 1937. It was designed to attract the women of the province into an active role in Canadian politics and elections. It acted as the parent organization of numerous local Women's Liberal Clubs. Though clubs in Calgary and Edmonton had been formed some years before, many were organized after the provincial association's formation. The AWLA operated as a subsidiary organization of the Alberta Liberal Association, with delegate rights at all conventions. It was also attached to the National Women's Liberal Association and the Liberal Federation of Canada. The association was disbanded in 1970, in favour of individual involvement in the federal and provincial Liberal organizations.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and brief histories (1937-1974); minutes (1955-1970); general correspondence 1938-1970); correspondence with local clubs (1950-1957); convention proceedings (1938-1971); papers related to the organization's political activities (1954-1972); newspaper clippings (1932-1970; and scrapbooks (1962-1965). Includes two interviews with prominent member Emily Ross (1971, 1973).

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Mrs. E. Wright, Emily Ross and Mrs. Paul Ragan, 1971-1983.

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/womenliberals.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 1725, M 6090, M 6702, RCT 79, RCT 109

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