Fonds 2002.15 - Brandon Lady Barbershoppers/Sweet Adelines, Brandon Chapter fonds

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Brandon Lady Barbershoppers/Sweet Adelines, Brandon Chapter fonds

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CA DHM 2002.15

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0.5 mm of textual documents
6 photographs

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(1953 -1964)

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Sweet Adelines International is an American-based independent music association for women singers, established in 1945 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, seven years following the launch of a similar organization for men. Members sing in four-part vocal harmony, known as "barbershop harmony," in quartets and in choruses. On November 30, 1952, 30 women in Brandon, Manitoba voted to apply for a charter, establishing the first Sweet Adelines chapter outside the United States. They received the charter on March 23, 1953 and began meeting twice per month. In 1955, the chapter renounced its affiliation in part because of a rule from U.S. headquarters that banned Blacks from joining. Other Canadian chapters lost members due to the rule, and in the U.S., a separate group--Harmony, Inc.--emerged that welcomed Black members. The renamed Brandon Lady Barbershoppers, an independent group, carried on with rehearsals and performances at local venues. By 1963, they were the Barbershop Belles/Brandon Barbershop Belles, and in 1975, with only 19 members, they again took the lead in affiliating with Harmony, Inc. As of 2023, they are still the only chapter of Harmony Inc. in Western Canada. In 1999, they changed their name to Women in Harmony. The group remains active.

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The fonds consists of the constitution, membership lists, attendance lists, and six photographs related to the activities of the Brandon Lady Barbershoppers and other choirs.

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Donated by Barry Green in 2002.


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  • anglais

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File list is available by contacting Daly House Museum

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The first officers of the Sweet Adelines, Brandon Chapter in 1953 were: Mrs. G.H. Streuber (President), Miss Dorothy Brown (Vice-President), Mrs. S. Anderson (Secretary), and Miss Evelyn Hicks (Treasurer). Executive board members: Mrs. D. Smalley, Mrs. S.J. Higgins, and Mrs. H. Neilson. In 1954, there was no change in the slate of officers, but board directors consisted of Shirley Strang, Mrs. B. Cooper, and Mrs. C. Sim. Mr. R.J. (Bert) Gillespie, from Boissevain, Manitoba, served as chorus director.

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Revised by Eva Janssen in July 2023.

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  • anglais

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Brandon Daily Sun, November 13, 1952; November 4, 1953; November 28, 1959; March 15, 1963
Brandon Sun, April 21, 1975

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  • Classeur: DHM TFFR