Accession 11.003 - Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc.

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Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc.

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  • Textual record

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CA UWA 11.003, 15.014, 16.015, 17.008-11.003

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  • 1973, 1980-2010 (Creation)

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0.88 m textual records

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Custodial history

This accession was donated by the Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc. in 2011 to the University of Winnipeg Archives.

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This accession is arranged into six series. The first series consists of the national constitutions and by-laws of the Congress of Black Women of Canada. The second series consists of meeting minutes and agendas, and while national meetings are included, local chapter meetings form the bulk of the series. The third series contains both outgoing and incoming correspondence between Congress members, allied organizations and various government departments and agencies, and includes invitations and responses to events and workshops, and calls to support causes relevant to the Congress. The fourth series is comprised of records relating to events and workshops, such as notices, programs and detailed reports and workshop manuals. The fifth series consists of internal publications, such as briefs to government departments, newsletters and information booklets. The sixth series includes external publications, such as the newsletters of allied organizations and government reports

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This accession of the Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc. fonds came to the Archives in four boxes and is organized into labeled file folders or binders. The labels often reflect, on a very basic level, the contents of the binder/ file, but no consistent system of naming is in place, and approximately a quarter of the binder/ file names do not adequately reflect their contents. The content of the records of each binder/ file correspond roughly into one of several series, including the constitution and by-laws, minutes and agendas, correspondence, events and workshops, internal publications, and external publications.

However, approximately a quarter of the binders/files contain a wide array of content, with no clear pattern, and do not fit easily into a series. Consequently there can be considerable overlap with the other series. Most content within the binders/ files is arranged in chronological order.

The arrangement of this accession is reflective of the fact that throughout the organization’s tenure, a number of different people were responsible for creating and arranging the records and various record-keeping systems were employed in their retention.

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A more detailed finding aid including box and folder listings are available at the link above.

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Revised by Chantel Fehr, August 2017

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