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Accession Number: 05-004

Title

Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club fonds. Additions. -- 1954-2005. -- 20 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

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.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Kathleen Bowley before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2005.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of material related to the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club and the Canadian Federation of University Women. Box 1 includes the Peterborough Club's Programmes list, 1937-2005; three bound volumes of minutes, programs, newsletters, membership lists and annual reports, September 1998 - May 2004; a bound volume titled "Digest of Minutes: Executive and General Meetings," 1957-2005; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and memorabilia; two pamphlets by members of the Club: "Family Health Trees: Genetics and Genealogy" and "Take Pot Luck;" one folder of correspondence relating to the 1975 Annual General Meeting; and one folder of general information about the Club. Box 2 consists of one folder of material related to the Canadian Federation of University Women, including annual meeting minutes, pamphlets, and issues of "The Communicator"and "The CFUW Chronicle," 1999-2005.

Notes

Title based on the organization which created the fonds.
Restrictions: N
This fonds along with 89-003, 89-010, 90-010, 95-012, 97-005 and 97-012 is an addition to 88-008. Further accruals are expected.
For related records see: "Canadian Women's Movement 1960-1990: A Guide to Archival Resources" located in Trent University Archives Reading Room.
The Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club was formerly known as the University Women's Club of Peterborough.

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