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Women's Canadian Club of Calgary fonds


Physical Description:
3.1 m of textual records. -- 9 audio cassettes. -- 2 photographs

The Women's Canadian Club of Calgary was formed in 1911 with 53 members. Mrs. C.A. Stuart was the first president. The purpose of the club is to foster an interest in public affairs, and to cultivate an attachment for Canadian institutions. This is achieved primarily through bringing prominent guest speakers to the city. Notable speakers who have addressed the club in the past include Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung and R.B. Bennett. The group has also worked to secure better laws pertaining to women and children, improved sanitation, the establishment of a tubercular sanatorium in Calgary, etc. For further information see Elise Corbet's article, "The Women's Canadian Club of Calgary" in Alberta History, vol. 24, no. 3 (Summer 1977), p. 29-36.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws (ca. 1920s-2011); minutes (1911-2016); autographs of, and correspondence with, speakers (1921-2012); sound recordings of addresses by speakers (1974-1974, 1990-1991); President's report and papers (1960-2011); general correspondence (1948-1998); membership records (1925-2000); financial records (1925-2012); miscellaneous reports, certificates and newspaper clippings (1921-2011); publicity records (1991-2003); and papers related to the Association of Canadian Clubs and other affiliated organizations.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Association of Canadian Clubs, R.B. Bennett, Clara Butt, Calgary Arts and Crafts Club, Calgary Boys' Fair, Famous Five, Famous 5, William Roper Hull, Edna Jacques, Dan McCowan, Louise McKinney, Mathesis Club (Lethbridge), Nellie McClung, Agnes McPhail, Men's Canadian Club of Calgary, Emily Murphy, Martha Ostenso, Irene Parlby, Kathleen Parlow, A.M. Scott, and Graham Spry.
RECORDED ADDRESSES FOR THE FOLLOWING SPEAKERS ARE IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: W. Cochrane, Ellen L. Fairclough, Stevenson M. Gossage, Naomi Jackson Groves, Peter Gzowski, Paul Hellyer, Randall Ivany, Donald A. Jamieson, John P.S. McLaren, H. MacLennan, Beryl Plumptre, Arthur Porter, Richard Rohmer, Chester Ronning, Phyllis Ross, and Patrick Watson.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Women's Canadian Club of Calgary, 1961-2016.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1703, M-3981, M-5718, M-6849, M-8561, M-9555, M-9799, PA-346, PA-443, RET-46

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