Archief MJ-28 - Moose Jaw Council of Women fonds

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Moose Jaw Council of Women fonds

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  • Variations in title: Local Council of Women, Moose Jaw



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  • 1888, 1916-1984 ; predominate 1935-1970 (Vervaardig)
    Moose Jaw Council of Women
    Moose Jaw

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70 cm of textual records and 8 photographs.

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Institutionele geschiedenis

The Moose Jaw Council of Women was formed November 15, 1916 with the first regular meeting being held December 12, 1916. The first president of the Moose Jaw group was Mrs. Angus A. Graham.
It was affiliated with the Saskatchewan Council of Women which was in turn affiliated with the National Council of Women. The national body was formed September 1913.
It served primarily as an umbrella group for other women’s organizations and, as a result, the records contain numerous reports and references to the activities of women in Moose Jaw. The National Council of Women of Canada was established on October 27, 1893 in Toronto, Ontario. Lady Aberdeen, the wife of the Governor General of Canada, led their first public meeting with fifteen-hundred women in attendance. Their mission is to ‘empower all women to work together towards improving the quality of life for women, families, and society through a forum of member organizations and individuals’. On April 30, 2001, the organization was awarded the status of national historic significance by the Government of Canada for their work improving the lives of women and children throughout Canada. Currently, the organization has Provincial Councils in 5 provinces and Local Councils or study groups in 20 cities. The Provincial Council of Women of Saskatchewan was founded in 1919 and the Moose Jaw Council of Women was founded in 1916. The Council was active in a variety of social issues relating to women in the community including labor, housing, safety, violence against women. They supported the Victorian Order of Nurses in Moose Jaw and pressed for a female police officer as early as 1917.
The Council disbanded in August 1986. The last president was Eileen Zamulinski.

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The fonds consists of constitutions of the various levels of the Council’s of Women, minutes, financial records, annual reports, lists of local women’s organizations and scrapbooks containing photographs and press clippings. Annual Meeting Reports contain numerous yearly updates of the activities of the individual constituent organizations. It includes the pamphlets and programs produced and collected by the National Council and the Moose Jaw Council of Women. It also includes annual and abridged reports and yearbooks created by the National Council and collected by the Moose Jaw Council.


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Accession number 28.BA donated to the archives by the Moose Jaw Council of Women.


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  • Engels

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A history of the Moose Jaw Council of Women was prepared for their Golden Anniversary and the Canadian Centennial. Copies are available at the MJPL. See also the MJPL Archives vertical files. Provincial Council of Women of Saskatchewan fonds and the Regina Council of Women fonds located at the Saskatchewan Archives Board; National Council of Women of Canada fonds and the International Council of Women fonds located at the Library and Archives of Canada.

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No further accruals expected.


This fonds was re boxed and foldered in 2004 and in 2012.

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Box V 19, V-20, V-21, V-183 – V-186, Box H 32, Box OS 4.

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