Fonds 89-010 - Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. 1989 additions

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Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. 1989 additions

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  • 1937-1989 (Creation)
    Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

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104 cm of textual records and other material.

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The University Women's Club of Peterborough adopted a new name on 26 February 1991 and became the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club. At that time they adopted a new constitution. The University Women's Club of Peterborough was founded in March 1937 as a member club of the Canadian Federation of University Women. The International Federation of University Women was founded in Europe in the Spring of 1919. On their return to Canada, delegates to that meeting from University Women's Clubs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg and other Canadian cities met again in August 1919 to create the Canadian Federation of University Women, with Mrs. Margaret Stovel McWilliams of the Winnipeg Club as President. The Canadian organization's aims were to promote the highest standards of education at all levels, to encourage participation in public affairs in the political, economical and cultural fields, and to safeguard and improve the economic, legal and professional status of women in Canada and the World. The International Federation of University Women aims to promote understanding among women of different cultures. There are Member Federations of the IFUW throughout the world and member Clubs of CFUW in all parts of Canada.

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This fonds was created by the University Women's Club of Peterborough and in the custody of the Archivist of the Club until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This addition to the fonds consists of membership lists, reports, minute books and financial material relating to the University Women's Club of Peterborough. There are also records relating to the Canadian Federation of University Women.

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This fonds was donated by Kathleen R. Bowley, Archivist of the University Women's Club of Peterborough.


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For associated material see the "Canadian Women's Movement 1960-1990, A Guide to Archival Resources" located in the Trent University Archives Reading Room.

This fonds along with 89-003, 90-010 and 95-012 is an addition to 88-008.


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Box 1

Annual Reports: Volume I - 1937/38 to 1956/57 Volume II - 1957/58 to 1974/75 Volume III - 1975/76 to 1988/89

Arts Committee: - one file, one cash book, two envelopes recording Committee activities - additional reports included in Annual Reports

Bulletins & Other Club Notices: 1959/60, 1961/62, 1964/65, Autumn/65, Autumn/66, Winter 67/68, then 1968/69 to 1988/89 inclusive

Club Studies of Finances & Interests: - Associate Members - CFUW Appeals - Club Finances 1966, 1978, 1981, 1982 - Craft Group bursary - Questionaire & analysis of responses 1975 re Club interests

Constitutions: plus file on: Executive and job descriptions

Involvement in Local Affairs: Concerts, briefs, meetings, letters of support

Bursary Committee plus files on: - Agneta Holt bursary at Trent - Science fair and French contest prizes - Olive Langley prizes - Kiwanis Festival support - Bursary Committee deliberations & wind-down - Magazine Committee

Note: The Rose Bowl given at Kiwanis Festivals remains in the Club file cabinet in the Library

Charitable Trust: discussions and three attempts to obtain designation

Box 2

Fiftieth Anniversary History: - File "Preparation of Anniversary History" - File "Camera-ready Masters & Distribution" - File "Distribution of `Annus Aureus' and replies"

First Workshop "Women in non-Traditional Careers" 1982

Fund-Raising Event for "Parents Anonymous" 1979

Gala Year Accounting: Scarves, letter openers, dinner

Honorary Life Members: Margaret McIntosh, Fern Rahmel, Mary Thompson

IFUW Refugee Committee Volume I - Miss Tamara Simin Volume II - Miss Lily Lilienfeld

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Kaleidoscope - Centennial & Folk Arts Committee 1963-1969: Volume I - minutes, reports, financial statements Volume II - pictures, correspondence, press notices

Membership Lists: Volume I - 1937 to 1966/67 including programs 1937 to 1951/52 (not complete run) Volume II - 1967/68 - 1988/89

Membership Records: box of cards filled out on joining Club by members who have since resigned, moved away or died

Memorial - Mrs. Ruth Thompson

Memorial gifts and letters of thanks

Ontario Council: Meetings from 1976 to 1985 Ontario Council '86 held in Peterborough

Peterborough Council for the Arts: Club support 1974-1979

Press Clippings 1938-1954: (a bound Press Book was started in 1954)

Picture Loan to Art Gallery plus files on: - Art Gallery - Club involvement and gifts - Art Gallery notices - beginning with "Portraits and Prints" presented by AGP February 21, 22, 23, 25, 1974 and skipping to December 1980

Note: all notices from the Gallery between 1974 and 1980 above, and all records of the Peterborough Picture Loan were transferred to the Art Gallery of Peterborough in 1987

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Programme Committee: - early printed programs - script of 1937-38 play "Ladies Only" - script of slide show on "Peterborough Picture Loan" - job descriptions - correspondence

Club Publications: - histories 1952, 1977, 1987 - cookbooks 1976, 1983 - Club brochure 1987 and CFUW use of it

Submission to Trent University re: Helen Whiteside

CFUW Journal - Vol.24, #12

CFUW logo

Record books

Secretary's Minute Books: Volume 1. - 1937 to Nov. 1944 Volume 2. - Dec. 1944 to Oct. 1949 Volume 3. - 14 Nov. 1949 to 15 June 1953 Volume 4. - 23 June 1953 to 8 March 1957 Volume 5. - 1 April 1957 to 9 May 1960 Volume 6. - 6 June 1960 to 11 June 1963 Volume 7. - 3 September 1963 to 14 March 1966 Volume 8. - 4 April 1966 to 13 May 1969 Volume 9. - May 1969 to March 1973 Volume 10. - March 1973 to 3 June 1976 Volume 11. - September 1976 to 12 May 1980 Volume 12. - June 1980 to January 1985 Volume 13. - January 1985 to December 1985 Volume 14. - 11 June 1985 to 10 June 1987

Social Convenor's Notebooks: Volume 1. - 23 September 1946 to 9 May 1960 Volume 2. - 9 November 1968 to 25 September 1983 Volume 3. - 12 September 1960 to 12 June 1984

Treasurer's Cash Books: #1 - 1937/38 to 1950/51 inclusive #2 - missing #3 - 8 June 1959 to 13 May 1968 & correspondence #4 - 31 May 1968 to 7 April 1976 #5 - 12 April 1976 to 7 November 1983

Membership Records

Additional Materials from Mary "Gooch" Thompson (Provincial Director Ontario East 1970-73, member of CFUW Finance Committee 1964-70 and chairperson of that Committee 1969-70): CFUW: 1961 - memu from Civic Banquet honouring CFUW 15th Triennial in London, Ontario, and report to Peterborough Club of delegates Mary Thompson, Kay Coyle and Helen Procunier

1966 - banquet menu from CFUW Annual Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Directory of Registrations, report to Peterborough Club of delegate Mary Thompson, address on "The Education of Women" by Sister Alice Michael, president of Mount Saint Vincent University

1967 - Banquet menu, tentative programme and Minutes of Executive Meetings at the 17th CFUW Triennial in Vancouver, B.C.

1969 - Minutes of Council Meeting of CFUW in Edmonton, Alberta

IFUW: 1971 - Report of the Discussion Groups at the 17th Conference of IFUW in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

1987 - Report of the 22nd Conference of the IFUW, Christchurch, New Zealand, August, 1986

General: 1965 - Papers concerning seminars on "Continuing Education for Women"

1966 - CFUW Regional Conference for Eastern Ontario, Oshawa

1971 - CFUW Western Ontario Regional Conference, Waterloo

Correspondence: 1961 re: judging plays for the CFUW Creative Arts Committee

1967 re: meeting of the CFUW Finance Committee

1973 re: withdrawal of Mrs. Rita Ten Cate from CFUW Executive

Additions to Club list of 4th March 1988: CFUW Newsletters Vol. 7, No. 1 and Vol. 10, No.1, letter of 26/March/1972 re: Brockville Club

Duplications of material already sent: - CFUW Newsletters September 1966 and March 1967 - CFUW Chronicles Vol. 33 (1960-61) and Vol. 40 (1967-68) - IFUW Newsletter No.43 July 1983

Box 4

Record Box (containing files of the Gala Year 50th Anniversary Committee):

Gala year photographs and negatives

Gala dinner tickets


Correspondence from well-wishers

Gala dinner speeches and tape

Correspondence to find charter members

Special displays: Art Gallery of Peterborough and Peterborough Museum and Archives

Flowers, drivers - Correspondence: past presidents, former members,

CFUW guests

Archival readings and banner

Attempts not fulfilled

Printing of Gala dinner programme

Committee preparation, meetings and reports

Gala dinner programme

Elmhirst arrangements and account

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