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Lethbridge Handicraft Guild fonds

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Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20121043
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter…
Parallel Title
Canadian Handicraft Guild - Lethbridge Branch
Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Handicraft Guild
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
History / Biographical
The history of the Canadian Handicraft Guild dates back to 1902, when the Women's Art Association of Montreal held a large exhibition of handicrafts. A few years later the organization named the Canadian Handicraft Guild was formed with the provision of formation of local branches all across Canada. The first branches outside of Quebec were formed in Edmonton in 1911, Vancouver in 1912 and Winnipeg in 1913. The Alberta Provincial Branch was organized in 1928. The Lethbridge branch was formed in 1935. At the time of the Second World War and the pressure of Red Cross work, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Maclead and Lethbridge branches disbanded. Lethbridge organized again in 1949. The first executive of 1949 included Mrs. J. McIntosh (President), Mrs. C.G. Cope (VP), Mrs. A.C. Head (Secretary) and Mrs. W. Strome (Tresurer). The original group included A.E. Ives, Mrs. D. Woodcock, Mrs. C.B. Johnson, Mrs. C. Farstad, Mrs. E. Church (Woitte), Mrs. J.T. Vallance, Mrs. W. Strome, Mrs. J. Keys, Mrs. G.C. Cope, Mrs. A.C. Head, Miss Lillian McNair, Mrs. Nell Clarke, Mrs, Edith Niven, Mrs. Rita Revenko, Mrs. Linda Gibson, Mrs. Etta Johnston, Mrs. Holly Turnbull, Mrs. Frances Gardiner, Mrs. Maida Bryant, Mrs. Anne Lundy, Mrs. Libby Fumerton, Mrs. Barbara Bruchet and Mrs. Cynthia Russel. The Guild first operated from the Red Cross Rooms. In 1964, the organization moved to the lower level of the Bowman Centre. The Guild offered a variety of classes including weaving, copper, lether, novelties, rugs, petit point, glovemaking, guiltting, knitting, tooled leather and flowers. In 1953 the Guild counted 134 paid members with 10-30 active member core. The activities also included discussions, demonstrations and exhibites. In 1964, Potters group withdrew from the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild. From 1966 to 1974 the following members received Life Membership: Cynthia Russel, Nell Clarke, Lovina Stringam, Etta Johnston.
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter 1987-1990 2012.1043/006 Membership lists various years 2012.1043/007 Administrative records 1952-1955 2012.1043/008 Administrative records 1949-1951 2012.1043/009 Administrative records 1955-1965 2012.1043/010 Guild history manuscript 1949-1993; newsletters 1987-1992; 185 photos 2012.1043/011 Minutes 1976-1982 2012.1043/012 Minutes 1971-1976 2012.1043/013 Minutes 1949-1958 2012.1043/014 Minutes 1958-1966 2012.1043/015 Exhibit Weaving notes and samples, cards and invoices 1958-1960 2012.1091/001 Financial records 2000-2006 2012.1091/002 Financial records 1991-1999 2012.1091/003 Financial records 1979-1991 2012.1091/004 Financial records 1974-1982 2012.1091/005 Minutes 1990-1993 2012.1091/006 Minutes 1993-1997 2012.1091/007 Minutes 1982-1987; annual reports 1982-1987; petty cash 1982-83 2012.1091/008 Minutes 1987-1990 2012.1091/009 Handicraft sales 1978-1989 2012.1091/010 Minutes 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 2000-2001; membership list 1997-1998; 1998-1999
Accession No.
20121043
Collection
Archive
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Fortnightly Club (Fort Macleod) fonds

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Date Range
1908-2011
Accession No.
20091080
Physical Description
0.70 m of textual records; 4 photographs; 3 maps
Scope and Content
20091080/1: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1908-1913—First minutes book for the club. 20091080/2: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1913- 1920—Second minutes book for the club. 20091080/3: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1920- 1926—Third minutes book for the club. 20091080/4: FORTNIGHTLY…
Date Range
1908-2011
Creator
Fortnightly Club (Fort Maclead)
Physical Description
0.70 m of textual records; 4 photographs; 3 maps
History / Biographical
The club started in 1908 as the Women’s Fortnightly Literary Club in Fort Macleod, Alberta. The first meeting was held February 22nd at the home of Mrs. S Loterer. The founder of the club felt that “women in a relatively new community needed an opportunity to learn more about the world.” (Jean McCall, “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” Every two weeks the club provided women the chance to meet with other women and discuss current events, art, literature history, science, and other educational topics of general interest. Membership was by nomination and the entire group had to vote on new members. Because meetings were to be held in the home of a member the numbers where intentionally kept to a size where this would remain possible. Meetings were not held over the summer, so the “seasons” of the club cover the span of two years (i.e. autumn 1929 to spring 1930). At each meeting a member would present a research paper on a topic that she had previously informed the group of, and then a discussion of the topic would follow. Sometimes this would include a slide presentation or other accompaniment. Informed discussion would be expected and in the early years of the group it was noted if a club member was prepared for the discussion or not. Lunch would also be served and current events would be discussed. The club secretary would take minutes of the meeting and club business would be voted on. Meetings could only be held if there were enough people present and over the years they were sometimes cancelled due to foul weather or epidemic. The club has been involved with a number of other organizations. During the war years members would sew for the Red Cross at their meetings, sometimes coming together weekly (as in 1917) instead of bi-weekly. On these occasions one member would read aloud to the other women who sewed making bandages, sheets, towels, and other items for the war effort. In the 1940s the group moved that no iced cakes be allowed at the meeting as a war to support the war effort and because of sugar rationing. They also made donations, sometimes quite sizeable, to a varied number of charitable groups from all over the world. The club also sent representatives to the 1918 National Council of Women. At this time suffrage was a popular topic of discussion at meetings. The club had a collection of books and a club librarian until 1993. In the early years of the club the town of Fort Macleod had no public library. By the early 1990s the town’s library was a part of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System and books could be brought in from the larger library in Lethbridge and others in surrounding towns easily so the club moved to dissolve the library and position of librarian. The books were donated to the school board. In 2008 the club celebrated its centennial and the club held a dinner. Members examined the records of the club and each wrote a paper based on a different time period. The resulting papers are a combination of a summary of the club meeting minutes and other files and current events for the period. These papers can be found in the research papers listed below. Resources: MCCALL, JEAN. “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” SEGBOER, DARLENE. “100th Anniversary Paper-years 1913-1918 (History of the Fortnightly Club).”VAN MEIJEL, MARIA. “In Flanders Fields: Summary 1918-1923 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” NIERS, CARLA. “Fortnightly During the Years 1923-1927.” WALKER, JAN. “Fortnightly Club Centennial Presentation 1928-1932 (Club History).” CRESSMAN, CAROL. “The Fortnightly Club 1933-1937.” TILBE, JANNET. “1938-1943 (Fortnightly Club History.)” GANNET, LINDA. “Fortnightly Between the Years 1943-1947.“ MCTROWE, EVELYN. “1948-1952 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” REACH, RHONDA. “Our 100th Year (Fortnightly History 1953-1957).” COMA, DEE. “1958-62” (History of the Fortnightly Club). ASHLEY, LAUREL. 2008. “The Years of 1963-1967.” (History of the Fortnightly Club). DAVIS, DORIS. “Centennial Years. (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” KUDLIK, IRENE. “1978-82 (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” RATCLIFFE, MARTHA. “Fortnightly, 1993-1997.” KELLNER, GISELA. “Paper Covering the Club Years 1998 to 2002.”
Scope and Content
20091080/1: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1908-1913—First minutes book for the club. 20091080/2: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1913- 1920—Second minutes book for the club. 20091080/3: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1920- 1926—Third minutes book for the club. 20091080/4: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1928- 1932—Forth minutes book for the club. 20091080/5: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1935- 1939—Fifth minutes book for the club. 20091080/6: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1939—Sixth minutes book for the club. 20091080/7: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1939-1943—Seventh minutes book for the club. 20091080/8: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1943-1945—Eigth minutes book for the club. 20091080/9: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1945-1948—Ninth minutes book for the club. 20091080/10: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1948-1956—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/11: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1956-1960—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/12: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1960-1970—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/13: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1970-1979—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. Some of the handwritten papers have slight to moderate water damage. 4 PHOTOGRAPHS 20091080/14: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1980-1984—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/15: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1984-1989—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. Also included are photocopies of several climate maps. 20091080/16: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1990-1996—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/17: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1997-2002—Loose papers of the meeting minutes. Also included are several greeting cards 20091080/18: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 2002-2006—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/19: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 2007-2009—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/20: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1908-1940. File is missing the 1924-25 and 1939-40 programs. 20091080/21: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1941-1970. File is missing the 1947-48 program. 20091080/22: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1971-2000. File is missing the 1998-99 program. 20091080/23: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 2001-2010. File is missing the 2002-3 through 2005-6 and 2008-9 programs. Also included is an invitation to a 2008 centennial dinner. 20091080/24: INDEX OF PAPER PRESENTERS AND TITLES OF PAPERS PRESENTED 1908-PRESENT (2011). 2009-2011 20091080/25: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ANDERSON, JENNIFER. 2009—“Book report: Letter to my Daughter.” 20091080/26: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ASHLEY, LAUREL. 2008. “The Years of 1963-1967.” (History of the Fortnightly Club). 20091080/27: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—BODGENER, MAXINE. 1994-2004. “Book report: The World is My Home.” “Aggie Grey.” “The Farmer’s Almanac.” “Lee Iacoca.” “W. O. Mitchell.” “Cpt. James Cook.” “Henry Ford & the Ford Motor Co.” 20091080/28: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—BROOKS, COLLEEN. 1996-2009. “Louis Riel.” “Looking into the Future.” “Water.” “Quilting.” “Annora Brown.” “Something Black.” “Grosse Isle” “10 Year History” (History of the Fortnightly Club). “ The History of the ICC.” In addition to the research papers, the file contains newspaper clippings and other research materials. 20091080/29: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—COMA, DEE. 1997-2008. “William the Conquer.” “Book report: Dream of Eagles.” “Eccentrics.” “Story Telling.” “Anglo-Saxon Chronicles.” “Living with Superstitions.” “Chasing Ideas.” “Faeries.” “1958-62” (History of the Fortnightly Club). “Blame it on the Weather.” In addition to the research papers the file contains newspaper clippings and several hand drawn maps and charts. 2 MAPS 20091080/30: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1968-1980. “Judge of the Far North.” “Twelve Just Men.” “Porcelain.” “Tales of Alberta: Oldest Courthouse.” “Married Women & the Law.” “Pearl Buck.” “The Wanderers.” What’s in a Hand.” Included in the file are copies of nineteenth-century court documents and other research materials. 20091080/31: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1982-1991. “Calgary Eye-Opener’s Bob Edwards.” “Why We Act Like Canadians.” “Just Browsing.” “The Queen’s Men & Women.” “The Anne Girl.” “The Other Rooney.” 20091080/32: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1992-2010. “Canadian Mint.” “The P. M. Scene in a Nutshell.” “ Remembering Erma.” “ Book report: My Times.” “ Arafat.” “ From Dinosaurs to Dingo.” “Percy Grant and Lois et al.” “The Fortnightly Club 1933-1937.” “ Weather.” “Indulgent Memories.” 20091080/33: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—DAVIS, DORIS. 2002-2009. “Francis Mawson Rottenbury.” “Isobel Allande.” “The Persevering Lady (Lady Jane Franklin).” “ Centennial Years. (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” “Ship Hector.” “Sunflowers.” Included in the file are several images taken from an unknown book and included with the “sunflowers” paper. 20091080/34: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—DAVIS, ELOISE. 1977-1978.” “Women and the Law.” “The Gaiety of Gables.” 20091080/35: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ELLIS, LINDA. 2010. “Under the Big Top.” 20091080/36: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—GANNET, LINDA. 2007-2010. “Fortnightly Between the Years 1943-1947.“ “Dead Aid.” 20091080/37: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KELLNER, GISELA. 2008-2010. “Paper Covering the Club Years 1998 to 2002.” “Hutterite History.” 20091080/38: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KING, RUTH. 1972-1998, 2008. “Grandad’s Story.” “Kootnai Brown.” “Symbols.” “Charles Russel.” “Heraldry.” “Japan.” Word Origins.” November.” “A Bit About Silk.” “Collectables.” Some of the papers in this file are included in both draft (manuscript) and final (typed) form. There is also a small book by John Vince called Discovering Horse Brasses (1968). 20091080/39: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KING, RUTH. 1987-1995. “Alberta’s Legislature.” “Sarah Binks.” “Changes in the Past 100 Years.” “Rituals of Dinner.” “No Ordinary Man.” “John Newton.” “Emily Carr.” Included in this file is a legislative program, some correspondence, and several newspaper articles relating to the various paper topics. 20091080/40: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KUDLIK, IRENE. 2008-2011. “1978-82 (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” “Ice Roads and Bridges.” “Holy Land Trip.” 20091080/41: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—LEMIRE, EUNICE. 1969-1981. “Going Places.” “Stephen Leacock.” Drugs.” “Gestures.” “Dr. Norman Bethune.” Indira Ghandi.” “Social Credit in Alberta.” “The Ancient Chinese Art of Agriculture.” “Lloyd’s of London.” “Chautauqua.” Included in the file are several newspaper and magazine articles related to the papers. 20091080/42: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—LEMIRE, EUNICE. 1983-2003. “Albert Schwietzer.” “Lotta Hitschmanova.” “Slang.” “Phoenix at Coventry.” “Welcome Home.” “Iceland.” “The History of Reading.” “The Signs of the Zodiac.” “A Promise.” File includes several newspaper articles relating to the various papers. 20091080/43: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MCCALL, JEAN. 2007-2011. “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” “Indian Nations of North America (Book Report)” 20091080/44: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MCTROWE, EVELYN. 2001.2011. “Next of Kin.” “ Spoiled.” “Fast Food Nation (Book Review.)” “1948-1952 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” “Animal Husbandry.” “Up in the Air.” 20091080/45: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MOSES, MARGARET. 1980-1996. “Ann Landers.” “Beatrix Potter.” “Liberace.” “The Doctors Mayo (Book Report).” “Paddy Nolan.” “Birds of a Feather (Book Report).” “Allan Fotheringham.” “Victor Borge.” “Robert Service.” Also included in the file is a copy of Moses’ certificate recognizing her 60 years of active membership. 20091080/46: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—NIERS, CARLA. 2000-2009. “Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands. “ Hasidic Jews.” “ The three Tenors.” “Iditarod.” “Fortnightly During the Years 1923-1927.” “Ayaan Hirsi Ali.” 20091080/47: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—RATCLIFFE, MARTHA. 2008-2010. “ The Maritimes. “Fortnightly, 1993-1997.” “Something Wonderful. (100 Canadian Heroines Book Review)” File contains printed images of the author’s trip to the Maritimes and images of Canadian heroines. 20091080/48: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—REACH, RHONDA. “Charles Blondin.” “Our 100th Year (Fortnightly History 1953-1957).” “TBA” “El Camino de Santiago.” 20091080/49: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ROEMER, MARILYN. [2009.] Empty file included with Fortnightly Club papers. 20091080/50: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—SEGBOER, DARLENE. 2002-2011. “Harry Potter Book Review.” “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.” “Dr. Seuss.” “Physiognomy.” “100th Anniversary Paper-years 1913-1918 (History of the Fortnightly Club).” “The Famous Five.” “ Central Park.” File includes images related to several papers including physiognomy, the Famous Five and Central Park. 20091080/51: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—TILBE, JANNET. 2008-2010. “1938-1943 (Fortnightly Club History.)” “Arc of the Medicine Line.” “Silkers and the Secret of Silk.” 1 MAP 20091080/52: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—VANDERVELT, MAREANNE. [2009.] Empty file included with Fortnightly Club papers. 20091080/53: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—VAN MEIJEL, MARIA. 2005-2010. “Up Rooted.” “Ukraine.” “A Long Walk to Freedom.” “In Flanders Fields: Summary 1918-1923 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” “Rwanda.” 20091080/54: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—WALKER, JAN. 2007-2009. “Fortnightly Club Centennial Presentation 1928-1932 (Club History).” “Scientific Minds.” “Carbon Capture.” 20091080/55: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Club's History account; Constitution & Bylaws; Correspondence 1933-1998 20091080/56: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Handwritten Journal of Activities/Events 1912-1963 20091080/57: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Newspaper Clippings 1958-2008 20091080/58: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Anniversary Materials 1916-2008 20091080/58: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: 11 photographs, mostly group photos of year end dinners, 1974-1995 20181039/1. FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Meeting Minutes April 16, 2016-May 2,2017; 2 Club Programs 2016-17 & 2017-2018; 22 photographs attached to the papers presented - 125 Years of Inspiration 2016, Exploring the Last Frontier 2016, Mirror, Mirror 2017, Puerta Vallarta & Area in Mexico 2017,Austrailian Tidbits 2017, It's Comlicated 2017, Sleep 2017, Tghe Greek Treasure 2018, Ronda Reach 2018, Islam 2018, The Romance and Lure of Date Palm 20191104: includes minutes, summaries of presentations, presentation papers, programs, photographs, history and reminiscences about the club (2010-2016)
Accession No.
20091080
Collection
Archive
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