Fonds 5-2002 - Crocus Women's Institute fonds

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Crocus Women's Institute fonds

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CA MCK 5-2002

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  • 1946-1984 (Creation)

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18 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 Crocus Women's Institute was created in the fall of 1946. The charter for the group was issued on November 25, 1946. One of the first projects of the group included sending food parcels to Britain until war rationing was discontinued. The main focus of the Institute was the local school: the Institute sponsored essay contests and provided furniture for the school. The Institute also sponsored a garden club and held a garden show for many years. Finally, the group had an annual Christmas Cheer project. The Crocus WI disbanded in 1984.

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Fonds contains member lists in the form of roll calls from 1946-1984. There are also Women's Institute Programs from the years 1946-1984. Fonds also includes the organization's minutes, financial records and annual reports from 1946-84, a scrapbook for the years 1946-1984, and the Certificate of Organization for the Crocus Women's Institute, dated September 5, 1950.

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McKee Archives, Brandon, MB

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

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  • English

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