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Alberta Canadian Girls in Training Association fonds


Physical Description:
3.2 m of textual records. -- 310 photographs. -- 3 audio discs

Canadian Girls In Training was formed in 1916 in response to requests from teenage girls for a church program. A National Advisory Committee for Cooperation in Girls' Work, with representatives from the Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist churches and the YWCA, was set up to develop the program. The CGIT program was published in 1916 and promoted for the next two years by CGIT leaders at meetings across Canada. Large rallies held in Edmonton and Calgary met with great response. CGIT groups in Alberta were directed by the Religious Education Council of Alberta, an interdenominational body which coordinated youth work groups through the Boys' Work Board, Girls' Work Board, and Childrens' Work Board. These boards existed until 1962 when the Alberta Girls' Work Board became the Alberta CGIT Association, incorporated as a society and registered as a charity. The Alberta CGIT produces its own newsletter, The Gleam, and holds Provincial Camp at Sylvan Lake annually, as well as many other activities. For further information see Sheila Johnston's article, "The CGIT in Alberta : 100 years of service", in the Journal of the United Church of Canada Historical Society, Alberta and Northwest Conference. v. 28, 2015, p. 28-33.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of historical sketches, constitution, annual reports, minutes, correspondence, and resource materials used for developing the programs and activities.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Alberta CGIT Association1981-2004, Landis Jackson, 2003, Alison Hankins and Sheila Johnston, 2010.

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-5931, M-6303, M-7317, M-8695, M-9051, M-9412, PB-966, S-221, RCD-56, RCT-970

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