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Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds (C.M.B.A)
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- Catholic Mutual Benefit Association. Pubnico Branches (Yarmouth County, N.S.)
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12 cm of textual records
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The Catholic Mutual Benefit Association of Canada was founded at Windsor, Ontario on 10 February 1880. By 1890, six branches of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association had been established in Nova Scotia: Belliveau's Cove, Church Point, Meteghan, Yarmouth, West Pubnico and East Pubnico. The association was created to provide a life insurance mutual benefit and reserve fund for its members, as well as to educate and improve the members' social, intellectual and moral condition. In order to become a member, the person had to be a male between the ages of 18 and 50, be a practicing Catholic, belong to a parish, and pass a physical examination.
Records were transferred to the archives from the Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de Recherche in 1994. Other records were received in 2010 from Elise d'Entremont.
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Fonds consists of The fonds consists of 15 series, which include: A-Minutes of meeting; B-Financial Records; C-Certificates.; D-Correspondence; E-Passwords; F-Constitution; G-Assessment System; H- Ceremonial; I- Membership; J- Photo; K- Sick Benefit Claim; L-Hymns; M-The Canadian Newspaper; N-Ladies Auxiliary Constitution; O-Medal.
The fonds consist of 12 cm of textual records. Some of the documents are fragile and foxing is evident.
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Arrangement has been imposed by the archives.
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Some of the records are in French.
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CMBA artifacts, are held by the Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de Recherche (Accession 83.4, 83.4-1, 99.27.)
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