Fonds 4-2002 - Cordova Women's Institute fonds

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Cordova Women's Institute fonds

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CA MCK 4-2002

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  • 1961-1978 (Creation)

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13 cm textual records

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The Women's Institute was founded in 1897 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, by Adelaide Hoodless. By 1913 institutes were established in all the provinces. In 1919 provincial representatives met in Winnipeg to form the Federated Women's Institute of Canada. The Women's Institute was designed to promote the quality of life in rural Canada and to foster the advancement of rural women. The first Women's Institute in Manitoba was organized in 1910, in Morris, Manitoba. The Cordova Women's Institute was formed on April 28, 1961. The group met in member's homes until 1966 when it began to meet in the recently closed school. The Institute raised money for scholarships and charities by holding teas, bake sales and raffles. The group also held courses for its members to learn about various subjects of interest to rural women. The Cordova Women's Institute disbanded in 1978.

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Fonds contains the Cordova Women's Institute's Annual Reports from 1961-1978. It also contains the minutes from the group's meetings from 1961-1978. The financial records of the Institute from 1961-1978 are included in the fonds.

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McKee Archives, Brandon, MB

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Related material: There are six related collections held in the McKee Archives, including the Manitoba Women's Institute Collection, Minnedosa Women's Institute Collection, the Clanwilliam Women's Institute Collection, the Crocus Women's Institute Collection, the Rathwell Women's Institute Collection and the Strathclair Women's Institute Collection.

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