Fonds 20-005 - Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

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Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

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  • 1970-2018 (Creation)
    Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough

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75 cm of textual records

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In September 1887, an enthusiastic group of young women artists organized an art club on the plan of the Art Students League of New York. In a studio on Yonge Street Arcade they met to work together in painting, drawing, modeling and sketching from still life and living models. No instruction was given, the object being to provide an incentive and help towards self-development, to draw out (independent of the instructor) personal resources, which are necessary to individual effort. In 1890 the Club was incorporated into the "Women's Art Club" for the purpose of creating general interest in art and encouragement of women's work, through the exchange of ideas and cooperation among its members, as well as the holding of art exhibitions and lectures. The motto chosen was that of the old Plantin Printers of Antwerp "Labore et Constantia" by Labour and Constancy. While the motto is kept in evidence, few now remember that the colours of the Association are red and white and the emblem the wild rose. In April, 1930, the Association affiliated with the Lyceum Club of London, England, and is now known as the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Canada. Members are assured of a welcome in any of the International Lyceum Clubs. In March, 1905, the Women's Art Association of Toronto held its first exhibition in Peterborough. This exhibition of paintings and handicrafts was arranged by members of the Toronto association resident in Peterborough, and was such a success that it was decided to form a branch association, and on March 28, 1905, the Peterborough Branch of the Women's Art Association was organized. In December 1998, the organization voted to cease its connection with the Lyceum Club and its name became the Women’s Art Association of Canada, Peterborough Branch.

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This fonds was created by and in the custody of the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough before it was donated to Trent University Archives via Elaine Goselin in 2019.

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This fonds consists of programmes, rules and regulations, membership records, annual reports, minutes, correspondence and research material of the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough.

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Fonds acquired from Elaine Goselin in 2019


Fonds was organized by Elaine Goselin prior to being donated. This arrangement and the folder headings have have been maintained as received.

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Further accruals are expected. This fonds along with 94-004, 97-006 and 10-009 is an addition to 88-009.

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Box 1

Note: inserted in many folders are full contents lists created by Elaine Goselin


  1. Women’s Art Association, Peterborough Branch Annual Reports 2008-2009 to 2010-2011

  2. Women’s Art Association, Peterborough Branch membership list 2015?

  3. Miscellaneous documents related to 2014 including annual luncheon and Annual Report for 2014-2015

  4. 2014 correspondence and reports

  5. 2015 AGM luncheon and bid sheets

  6. 2015-2016 correspondence, meetings, reports, AGM and luncheon; proposal and plans for the 110th anniversary (2015), newspaper clippings

  7. 2016 correspondence, proposal re the Kawartha Youth Orchestra, meetings, Study Groups, addresses, HATCHcreative re website and branding for the Association

  8. 2017 correspondence, newspaper clippings

  9. 2017 meetings, Association website info, AGM and luncheon, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Montreal Branch documents

  10. Documents including review of the Association’s Facebook page, correspondence and reports, revised constitution 2018

  11. Deposit slips for Bank of Montreal

  12. Bank of Montreal bank statements 2013 to 2016

  13. Bank of Montreal documents 2017-18

  14. Budget 2015-2016

  15. Awards 2014

  16. Treasurer’s reports 2013-2017

  17. Executive meeting minutes 2014-2016

  18. Executive meeting minutes 2016

  19. Princess Garden invoices 2014-2017

  20. Publicity 2015 and 2017

  21. Special projects 2015 including information re the 110th year anniversary celebration

  22. Annual luncheons 2014-2017

  23. Silent auction bid sheets 2017

  24. Annual reports: 1977-1978 to 1979-1980; 1988-1989; 1990-1991; 1996-1997

  25. Records book: members’ records 1993-1994 to 2014-2015

  26. Records book; Garden Study [Group] I convener’s notes April 2000 to November 2010

  27. Garden Study Group I documents 2004-2015

  28. Binder: Study Group reports 2008-2011

  29. Executive documents 2008-2011

  30. Executive documents 2011-2014

  31. Executive documents 2015

Box 2

Note: inserted in many folders are full contents lists created by Elaine Goselin


  1. Correspondence 2003-2005; Program reports and meetings 2003-2006

  2. History of speakers 1985-1986 to 2005-2006; correspondence 2006- 2008; Program reports and meetings 2006-2008

  3. Program Committee potential speakers 2006-2015

  4. Culinary Arts Group I 2008-2011; 2014-2015; includes food trivia

  5. Program Committee correspondence, minutes, reports 2009

  6. AGM luncheon and reports 2010

  7. AGM luncheon and reports 2011

  8. AGM luncheon and reports 2012

  9. AGM luncheon and reports; Study Groups information 2013

  10. Programmes/Annual Reports 2013-2014 to 2017-2018

  11. Binder. membership lists and various reports for 1998-1999 to 1999-2000

  12. Binder: documents from 2008 to 2017 inclusive including membership lists, Executive Committee reports, Constitution and By-laws

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  1. Signature book for guests [2003?]-2013

  2. Membership cards including resigned and deceased members 1975-1976 to 2007-2008 – includes general list

Box 3

Note: inserted in many folders are full contents lists created by Elaine Goselin


  1. Membership lists 1970-1977

  2. Membership lists 1991-2003; 2005-2006

  3. Annual reports 1970-1971; 1975-1976; 1977-1978; 1979-1980; 1982-1983; 1984-1985; 1987-1999; 1988-1989; 1993-1994;1996-1997

  4. Various documents 1970-2015: Membership lists 1970-1971; Presidents letters 1977-2016; Study Groups membership lists, luncheons and reports 1977-1982; Studio Meeting speakers 1977-1983; Membership reports 1986-1997; Study Groups memberships 1997-2000; Membership fees/due 2011-2014; Study Groups 2011-2015; Correspondence 2013-2015

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