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Dalhousie Women's Club fonds
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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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The Dalhousie Women's Club (DWC) was established in 1951 largely through the efforts of Mrs. H. H. Macdonald and Mrs. J. R. Longard, who were on the Board of Dalhousie University. The purpose of the club was to promote acquaintance and friendship among the women of Dalhousie University, King's College, and affiliated institutions. Annual tea parties, dances, fashion shows, guest lectures, and field trips provided an opportunity for club members and their families to convene. In addition, the club organised a special luncheon each September. This luncheon, often referred to as the "Newcomers' Party," allowed the wives of new faculty members to meet other women in the Dalhousie community.
During the 1960s, the DWC began forming interest groups which encouraged women with similar interests to meet regularly. Two of the most popular were the book club, in which members met monthly to discuss a particular book, and the "out to lunch" club, in which members would pick a different restaurant to try every few weeks.
The Dalhousie Women's Club ceased operation in 1995.
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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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
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.
Further accruals are possible, but not expected.
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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- Associations, institutions, etc.
- Dalhousie University--History
- Dalhousie University--People
- Dalhousie University--Societies, etc.
- Financial statements
- Hand puppets
- Minutes and proceedings
- Nova Scotia--Drama
- Nova Scotia--History--20th century
- Puppet theater
- Reports, publications, studies, and documentation
- Women's rights
- Women--Social conditions--Canada
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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.