Fonds FW13 - Woman's Association Saskatchewan Branch fonds

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Woman's Association Saskatchewan Branch fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Woman’s Association, Saskatchewan Conference sub-series (A.381.XIII).

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  • 1953–1961 (Creation)
    United Church Woman’s Association, Saskatchewan Conference

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1.5 cm (approx.) textual records

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Administrative history

The United Church Woman's Association (WA) in Saskatchewan appears to have been formed by the 1950s, or possibly earlier. It primarily operated in local and presbytery-level units before the organization of the national-level Dominion Council of the Woman's Association, in 1940. Efforts of the WA generally supported the local church and community, while other organizations focused on education and world mission programs.

In 1962, United Church WMS and WA organizations across the country amalgamated to form the United Church Women (UCW). Presbyterial and local groups developed along similar lines to national bodies, becoming local and presbyterial UCW units in January 1962.

Custodial history

Records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1953 and 1986. Their original provenance is unclear.

From 1925 through to 1982, the official repository for Conference, Presbytery and local records of the United Church in Saskatchewan was at St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon). In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house their records with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.

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The fonds consists of records created by the Saskatchewan Branch of the W.A. Contents include: meeting minutes (1953-1961); and an oversize scrapbook (1954-1959).

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Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A.381.XIII were arranged sometime before 1990.

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  • English

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Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

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GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section A.381.XIII.

Associated materials

Records from local WA groups may be included in separate Saskatchewan Conference Archives collections. The primary collection of records from the national-level WA is held by United Church of Canada Archives (Toronto), in fonds F524, as is that of the related United Church Board of Women, in fonds F507.


Further accruals are expected.

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