Fonds P033 - St. George's Club fonds

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St. George's Club fonds

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  • [1890?]-1983; predominant 1950-1980 (Creation)

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0.81 m of textual records. - 3 photographs. - 6 plans. - 3 artefacts.

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St. George's Club was founded in Sherbrooke in 1890 to promote social relations among its members. Management was by the Executive Committee (President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer), the elected Board of Governors, and various committees. St. George's Club offered its members catering and accommodation services and the use of game and reading rooms. It was strictly prohibited to discuss politics and religion at the Club. It also organized activities such as concerts, lectures, banquets, and balls. Until the 1970s, women were not admitted to membership in the Club, though they could enter as guests. In 1914, a major fire destroyed the Club-House and the Club's records. The St. George's Club was disbanded in 1983.

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The fonds contains source material on the organization and operations of the St. George's Club in Sherbrooke in the 20th century, and in particular from 1950 to 1980. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Charter and By-laws (1937-1980), Minutes (1922-1981), Accounting and Financial Documents ([1914?]-1981), Titles ([1890?]-1960), Correspondence with the Members (1914-1981), Lists of Officers and Members ([1955?]-1981), Documents Related to the Club-House (1914-1975), Guests Registers (1925-1983), and Miscellaneous Documents (1915-1982).

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The fonds was donated in two accessions (1985 and 1988) by a former member of the St. George's Club, V.W. Newton of Sherbrooke.
Most of the documents are in English, some in French.

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28 janvier, 2016

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