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Fonds AM437 - Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver fonds

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Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver fonds

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AM437

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  • 1909-2005 (Creation)
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    Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver

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  • 2.02 m of textual records
  • 51 photographs

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(1909-2005)

Biographical history

The Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver was organized in 1909 with the purposes of fostering patriotism, encouraging the study of Canada's history, art, literature and resources, and working for the "welfare and progress of the Dominion". Over the years, the Club's major activity has been the sponsorship of speeches by distinguished visitors from around the world on topics including current events, education, religion and the Arts. The Club also sponsored university scholarships and donated to war relief during both World Wars. In 1986, the Club celebrated Vancouver’s 100th year anniversary with the City, helping coordinate a bronze coat of arms art piece created by artist Elek Imredy for the wall of Council Chambers. On June 14, 2004 the Club held its last official luncheon event. Following, the Women’s Canadian Club of Vancouver amalgamated with the Men’s Canadian Club in September of 2004. The Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver formally disbanded in 2005.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of four series: minutes, 1909-2004; financial record books, 1909-1936; subject files, 1909-2005, pertaining to Club activities and interest such as annual reports, correspondence, membership, programs and other records; and scrapbooks and photographs, 1909-2004.

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Donated by the Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver in 1985, 1997, and 2006.

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  • Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 425.
  • Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM437 and AM874. These descriptions have been amalgameted into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM437.

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AM439 Elisabeth Rogers collections

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