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Calgary Women's Literary Club
May 1958
PA-2114

Calgary Women's Literary Club fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 History. -- 1931-1999
Series 2 Constitution. -- 1952-1997
Series 3 Minutes. -- 1906-2008
Series 4 Correspondence. -- 1922-2000
Series 5 Membership. -- 1947-2000
Series 6 Miscellaneous. -- [ca. 1920]-2000
Series 7 Photographs. -- 1958, 1979, 1994-2001

Inventory

Series 1

History. -- 1931-1999. -- 3 cm of textual records. -- Includes a speech, notes, a newsclipping, and a pamphlet on the history of the Club.

M-2317-1Historical sketches. -- 1957. -- Regarding club history and programs.
M-6063-40 Historical sketches and newspaper clippings. -- 1931-1999. -- Histories of the club by Beatrice Robertson, Helen Thomson, Sally Elder, etc. Also includes a list of club presidents, 1906-1998.
M-6638-52 Historical sketches. -- 1982-1992. -- Includes To the Calgary Women's Literary Club with love by A. Lois Cutler [1982] and an updated version entitled Notes, memories and comments on the Calgary Women's Literary Club : a paper presented to the Club, March 2, 1982 by Lois Cutler [including] Epilogue presented April 7, 1992.
M-8608-1 90th Anniversary. -- 1996. -- Program, historical sketch, etc.

Series 2

Constitution. -- 1952-1997. -- 2 cm. -- Consists of various versions of the Club's constitution.

M-2317-2Constitution. -- 1952.
M-6063-41 Revised constitution. -- 1952-1987.
M-8608-2 Club guidelines and job descriptions. -- 1997.
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Series 3

Minutes. -- 1906-2008. -- 60 cm of textual records. -- Includes minutes of meetings. Also includes papers presented at meetings or their summaries or resumes, programs, attendance sheets, correspondence, and a photocopy of the 1908 petition for the establishment of Calgary Public Library.

M-2317-3Minutes. -- 1906-1919. -- Consists of minute books, 1906- 1910, 1912-1914, 1914-1919.
M-2317-4Minutes. -- 19l0-19l2, 1919-1925.
M-2317-5Minutes. -- 1925-1929.
M-2317-6Minutes. -- 1929-1946. -- Consists of minute books, 1929-1930, 1930-193l, 193l-1933, 1937-1940, 1940-194l, 194l-1942.
M-2317-7Minutes. -- 1946-1959. -- Consists of minute books, 1946-1947, 1947-1950, 1950-1952, 1952-1954, 1954-1955, 1955-1958, 1958-1959.
M-2317-8Minutes. -- 1959-1966. -- Consists of minute books, 1959-1960, 1960-196l, 196l-1962, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1964-1966.
M-2317-9Minutes. -- 1966-1970. -- Consists of minute books, etc., for 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1968-1969, 1969-1970.
M-2317-10 Minutes. -- 1970-197l. -- Includes minutes and papers presented by club members.
M 2317-11 Minutes. -- 197l-1972.
M 2317-12 Minutes. -- 1972-1973.
M 2317-13 Minutes. -- 1973.
M 2317-14 Minutes. -- 1974-1975.
M-2317-15 Minutes. -- 1975-1977. -- Includes photocopy of 1908 petition for establishment of Calgary Public Library.
M-6063-42Minutes, etc. -- 197l-1972, 1977-1979. -- Includes minutes of meetings, programs, resumes of book reviews, financial and membership material, correspondence, etc.
M-6063-43Agendas. -- 1972-1976. -- Of annual meeting
M-6638-49Program. -- 1979-1980. -- Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets, expenditures, correspondence, original transcripts of monthly presentations.
M-6638-50Program. -- 1980-198l. -- Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets, expenditures, correspondence, original transcripts of monthly presentations.
M-6638-51 Program. -- 198l-1982. -- Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets, expenditures, correspondence, original transcripts of monthly presentations.
M-6638-53 Minutes, correspondence, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1983- 1984.
M-6638-54Minutes, correspondence, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1984- 1985.
M-6638-55Minutes, correspondence, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1985- 1986.
M-6638-56Minutes, correspondence, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1986- 1987.
M-6638-57Minutes, correspondence, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1987- 1989.
M-6638-58Minutes, correspondence, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1989- 1990.
M-6638-59 Minutes, correspondence, memberships. -- 1988-1989.
M-6638-60Minutes, correspondence, memberships. -- 1990-199l.
M-8608-3 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1991-1992.
M-8608-4 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1992-1993.
M-8608-5 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1993-1994.
M-8608-6 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1994-1995
M-8608-7 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1995-1996.
M-8608-8 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1996-1997.
M-8608-9 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1997-1998.
M-8608-10 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1998-1999.
M-8608-11 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 1999-2000.
M-8608-12 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2000-2001.
M-8608-13 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2001-2002.
M-8608-14 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2002-2003.
M-8608-15 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2003-2004.
M-8608-16 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2004-2005.
M-8608-17 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2005-2006.
M-8608-18 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2006-2007.
M-8608-19 Minutes, resumes of papers, etc. -- 2007-2008.
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Series 4

Correspondence, etc. -- 1922-2000. -- 9 cm of textual records. -- Includes correspondence, programs, resolutions, newsclippings, the Club's constitution, financial records, historical information.

M-2317-16 Correspondence, etc. -- 1922-1946. -- Includes correspondence, outlines of programmes, resolutions regarding establishment of public library membership list, clippings, etc.
M-2317-17 Correspondence. -- 1947-1959. -- Includes nomination by CWLC of Georgina Thomson for Calgary Junior Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award, 1959.
M-2317-18 Correspondence, etc. -- 1945-1966. -- Mostly club programmes.
M-2317-19 Correspondence, etc. -- 1956-1958. -- Regarding fiftieth anniversary. Includes programmes regarding fiftieth annual meeting and dinner in honour of Rose Wilkinson.
M-2317-20Correspondence. -- 1956. -- Regarding resolution regarding equal pay for equal work. Includes correspondence from Calgary Business and Professional Women's Club and Premier E. C. Manning.
M-2317-21 Correspondence, etc. -- 1960-1963. -- Includes correspondence, membership lists, program outlines, cards, clippings, etc.
M-2317-22Correspondence, etc. -- 1966-1967. -- Includes correspondence, historical sketch, programs from 60th Annual Meeting, clippings, membership receipt book, etc.
M-2317-23Correspondence, etc. -- 1967-1968. -- Includes membership list, treasurer's report, correspondence, etc.
M-2317-24Correspondence, etc. -- 1968-1969.
M-2317-25Correspondence, etc. -- 1969-1970.
M-2317-26Correspondence, etc. -- 1970-197l. -- Includes copy of constitution, 1965.
M-2317-27Correspondence, etc. -- 197l-1972.
M-2317-28Correspondence, etc. -- 1972-1973.
M-2317-29Correspondence, etc. -- 1973-1977. -- Includes bankbooks and receipt books.
M-2317-30Correspondence, etc. -- 1973-1974. -- Includes historical sketch.
M-2317-31 Correspondence, etc. -- 1974-1975.
M-6063-44Correspondence. -- 1963-1974. -- Letters of congratulations regarding 60th anniversary; correspondence with Calgary Public Library regarding use of facilities and naming of branch library for Miss Georgina Thomson; submission to city council regarding Central Park Memorial Library.
M-8608-20Correspondence. -- 1989-1993.
M-8608-21 Correspondence. -- 1995-2000.
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Series 5

Membership. -- 1947-2000. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- Includes letters of application for membership, lists of members and officers, membership receipt books.

M-2317-32Letters of application. -- 1947-1958.
M-2317-33Membership lists. -- 1947-1960.
M-2317-34Membership receipt books. -- 1947-1959.
M-6063-47 Membership lists. -- 1964-1974.
M-6063-45 Membership receipt book. -- 1974-1977.
M-8608-22 Membership lists. -- 1985-2000.

Series 6

Miscellaneous. -- [ca. 1920]-2000. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- Includes poems, historical information, and information on the Club's programs.

M-2317-35Poetry, sonnets, etc. -- [ca. 1920-ca. 1965].
M-2317-36 Other Women's Literary Clubs. -- 1923-1926, 1982. -- Includes program booklets from the Women's Literary Club of Guelph, Ontario and a pamphlet on the history of the Women's Literary Club of St. Catharines, Ontario.
M-2317-37Women's Jubilee papers. -- 1936 and 1955. -- Correspondence, minutes of meetings, programs, clippings etc. regarding CWLC members, 1936. Includes copy of letter from Nellie McClung.
M-2317-38Summaries of programs. -- 1946-1955. -- Historical sketches outlining programs of study undertaken by club.
M-6063-46 Summaries of programs. -- 1957-1976.
M-8608-23 Summaries of programs. -- 1976-2000.
M-2317-39 Suggestions, etc., 1949-1962. -- Consists of suggestions submitted by members for study topics, program outlines, clippings, etc.
M-6063-48 Aileen A. Fish. -- 1975-1977. -- Letters of support regarding honorary doctorate from University of Calgary for Aileen A. Fish; detailed curriculum vitae prepared by Mrs. Fish; tribute.

Series 7

Photographs. -- 1958, 1979, 1994-2001. -- 52 photoprints. - - Photographs of Club meetings and special events.

PA 2114 - pt.1 Photographs. -- 1958, 1979. -- 14 photoprints. -- Consists of photographs taken at Club meetings. Some members identified in annotations on verso of prints. Names identified are: Mrs. W. Horner, Ms. Sadleir, Aileen Fish, Mrs. W. Elder, Ms. Glaisler, Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Patterson, Ms. Osborne, Joan Johnston, E. Cartwright, Ms. Gill, Lois Alger, Ms. Baxter, Georgina Thomson, Mrs. F. Morley, Mrs. M. Olmstead, Elizabeth Garbutt, Mrs. Munn, Mrs. A.C. Smith, B. Head, T. English, M. Ryan, C. Kennedy, J. Hankins, J.F. Crawford, M.P. Hartroft, Irene Walshaw, Beatrice Robertson, V.M. Austin, Mrs. Mayhood, Bernice Olmstead, Mrs. Carscallen, Jean Toole, Lillian Dick, Helen Janes, and June Ferguson.
PA 2114 - pt.2 Photographs. -- 1994-2001. -- 38 photoprints. -- Consists of photographs taken at regular meetings during the 2000-2001 season and at special events including Sally Elder's 90th and 94th birthday parties (1994, 1998), the 1995 Xmas Tea, and the 90th Anniversary Tea (1996).
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