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Fonds AM1440 - Vancouver Unit of the Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada fonds

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Vancouver Unit of the Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada fonds

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AM1440

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  • 1927-2002, predominant 1927-1992 (Creation)
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    Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada. Vancouver Unit

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0.26 m of textual records

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The Vancouver Unit of the Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada was founded in 1923 by nurses who had served in Canadian military campaigns overseas. As stated in the constitution, the aims of the Association were to "promote a greater feeling of unity and friendship between all nursing sisters who served in Her Majesty's or allied forces, to work for national unity and international peace, and to give aid and comfort to nurses in need." Although primarily a social club which organized functions for members such as garden parties, picnics, bridge nights, cocktail parties, luncheons, visits to sick members, etc., the Association also engaged in service work through affiliation with the Canadian Red Cross, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 146, British Civilian Nurses Air Raid Victims, Shaughnessy Hospital, and the Vancouver Council of Women. As well, the Association sent gifts and cards to prisoners of war during World War II, knitted socks and sweaters for hospital patients, established and maintained a scholarship fund, "The Agnes Campbell Neill Memorial Scholarship," represented the organization at various memorial and remembrance day ceremonies, and undertook funding of the Nurse Window Restoration project at Canadian Memorial Church.

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Fonds consists of minutes, reports, financial statements, correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, ephemera, and books.

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Donated to the City of Vancouver Archives in 2003 by June Newton, a member of the Association.

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