Fonds 88-009 - Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds

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Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds

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  • 1905-1968 (Creation)
    Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough

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61 cm of textual records and other material

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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 the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough and in the custody of Joan Minors, past-president of the Club, before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of minutes, financial records, scrapbooks and other records relating to the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough. The scrapbooks contain articles on the clubs history as well as photographs and other notes of interest.

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This fonds was donated by Joan Minors


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Additions to the fonds include 94-004, 97-006, 10-009, and 20-005.

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Box 1


1 scrapbook 1961-1966

2 scrapbook 1965-74

3 scrapbook 1974-78

4 scrapbook 1982-86

5 annual report - Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Canada; 1931-32, 1946-47, 1961-62, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1979-80

6 annual reports - Peterborough Branch, 1964-86.

7 Peterborough President's welcoming letters; 1964, 1967-74, 1978-82

8 executive meeting minutes, 1972-73, 1977-83

9 notes and documents relating to the 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th anniversary of the Lyceum and Women's Art association of Peterborough - includes historical sketches and flashbacks of past presidents.

10 assorted materials relating to Katherine Wallis

11 miscellaneous newspaper clippings, photographs, copy of constitution, membership list (1964-65), and brochure from international congress (1974), logo

12 Peterborough Branch programmes, 1928-1986

13 2 tapes (one cassette one reel) of interviews with Mrs. N.D. Seaton, April 18, 1969

14 slides of art work, presented to the Art Gallery of Peterborough

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1 scrapbook 1905-1921

2 scrapbook, 1921-30

3 scrapbook 1929-1941

4 scrapbook 1943-1962

5 records book Executive Committee Minutes 1930-1942

6 records book - Minutes of the Annual Executive Meetings and Annual Reports, 1931-1948

7 records book Executive Committee Minutes 1942-1952

8 records book Executive Committee Minutes 1952-1960

9 records book Executive Committee Minutes 1961-67

10 records book Executive Committee Minutes 1967-72

11 records book Membership, receipts and expenditures 1954-1971

12 annual report 1988-89 and programme 1988-89 added June 1989.

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Includes 11 photographs : 10 slides, 1 audio cassette and 1 audio reel

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