Fonds P108 - Orford Women's Institute fonds

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Orford Women's Institute fonds

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    CA ETRC P108

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    • 1918-1955 (Creation)

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    0,1 m of textual records.

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    Administrative history

    The Orford Women's Institute was founded in 1917. It was first called the Orford Homemaker's Club like the other Women's Institutes of Canada, their motto was 'For Home and Country'. The Orford Women's Institute was concerned with family life in rural regions. The Orford Women's Institute was a member of the Sherbrooke County Women's Institutes, the Quebec Women's Institutes, and the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada. Delegates attended the annual meetings of these organizations. As well, the Orford Women's Institute organized activities jointly with Macdonald College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Locally, the elected board worked with various committees (Agriculture, Home Economics, Education, Citizenship, Welfare and Health, Publicity, Sunshine Communications, International Affairs, Ways and Means) to organize monthly meetings and activities. The latter included lectures; horticultural contests; school fairs; and fund-raising events (sales of cookies, card parties, rummage sales and draws) in aid of the Canadian Red Cross Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, and other humanitarian organizations. The Orford Women's Institute was disbanded in 1955.

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    The documents of the fonds were preserved until 1997 with the archives of the Quebec Women's Institutes at Macdonald College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, before being transferred to Bishop's University by the Sherbrooke County Women's Institutes after the reoganization of the provincial archives of the Women's Institutes.

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    The fonds contains source material on the organization, the activities, and the philosophy of the Orford Women's Institute from 1918 to 1955. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1928-1954), and Accounting Books (1918-1955).

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        Researchers may also consult the following fonds: Denison Mills Women's Institute (P007), Brompton Road Women's Institute (P008), Lennoxville Women's Institute (P025), Sherbrooke County Women's Institutes (P027), Tomifobia Women's Institute (P104), Way's Mills Women's Institute (P105), Minton Women's Institute (P106), Beebe Women's Institute (P107), and Cherry River Women's Institute (P109).

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        The documents are in English.

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        28 janvier, 2016

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