Fonds UA-38 - Dalhousie Women's Club fonds

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Dalhousie Women's Club fonds

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  • 1948-1995 (Creation)

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29.1 cm of textual records and other material. - 178 photographs. - 52 puppets. - 3 costumes. - 1 prop.

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Administrative history

The Dalhousie Women's Club (DWC) was established in 1951 largely through the efforts of Jean Elizabeth Macdonald (née Frazer) and Evelyn Olive Longard (née Nickerson), both of whom were alumnae members of the Board of Governors. The purpose of the club was to promote acquaintance and friendship among the women of Dalhousie University, King's College and affiliated institutions.

Tea parties, dances, fashion shows, guest lectures and field trips provided an opportunity for club members and their families to convene. In addition, the DWC organized a special luncheon each September—referred to as the “Newcomers' Party”—for incoming female faculty members and the wives of male faculty.

During the 1960s the DWC began forming interest groups such as a book club and the “out to lunch” club. The Dalhousie Women's Club ceased operation in 1995.

Custodial history

The materials were deposited at Dalhousie University Archives in ten accessions. The first accession took place in 1978, followed by three in 1984, one in 1985 and in 1986, two in 1993, one in 1995, and the final in 1999. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of the Dalhousie Women's Club, Pauline Hillis, Vaila Mowatt, Margaret Sewell, Grace Wambolt, Janet Leffek, Leslie Stockhausen, and Betty Chute.

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Fonds consists of annual reports, records pertaining to interest groups formed within the club, membership information, minutes and agendas, administrative records, newsletters, photographs, and records for committees, events, and finances.

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The records are arranged chronologically, except where noted.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Further accruals are possible, but not expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Dalhousie Women's Club fonds, UA-38, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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