Fonds MJ-64 - University Women's Club of Moose Jaw fonds

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University Women's Club of Moose Jaw fonds

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MJ-64

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  • 1921-1983 (Creation)
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    University Women's Club of Moose Jaw
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    Moose Jaw

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82 cm of textual records.

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(1921-1982)

Administrative history

The University Women’s Club of Moose Jaw was formed in 1921. The first meetings were organized by Miss Ethel Kirk Grayson and Mrs. Jane Graham with 14 members attending.
They were affiliated with the Canadian Federation of University Women which was itself linked to the International Federation of University Women.
The stated objectives were “to stimulate intellectual activity among university women” and “to work for the practical advancement of art, science, literature and civic and social reform.”
The group met initially at the public library and later at the YMCA. These meetings generally dealt with business at hand and no refreshments were served. Social events were often held in members homes.
The group sponsored several awards and scholarships including the Jennie E. Graham and Flora E. Warner scholarships.
They also sponsored speakers on a wide variety of topics.
An early childhood study group resulted in a nursery school pilot project during May and June 1973. This became St. George’s Nursery School in 1974. The program did not have any religious affiliation. It was so named because it was housed in rented space in the basement of St. George’s Church. The nursery school was operated by a standing committee of the club until 1982.
A unanimous motion was passed on June 21, 1982 to take steps to dissolve the club. Assets were disposed of over that summer and the club disbanded in September.

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This fonds is composed of nine series including constitutional documents, membership records, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, financial records, various records of the Canadian Federation of University Women, and the records relating to the various scholarships and the preschool managed by the club.

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Donor unknown

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  • English

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No further accruals expected.

Conservation

This fonds was re boxed and foldered in 2004.

Conservation

Minute books [series 2] in binders - retained to preserve original order of pages.

Conservation

Record of Scholarships book [series 8] - spine broken free due to severe crowding from items pasted into book.

Conservation

One bankbook in MJ-64/5.002 has a degraded cover - plastic/painted coating has softened and has become tacky.

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Box V 54, V-55, V-56, V-57, V-58, Box H 47, H-48, H-49, H-50

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