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Diocesan Anglican Church Women fonds
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CA DRL Acc: 84 - 26
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1936 - 1983, predominant 1967 - 1979 (Creation)
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1 m textual material and coloured slides
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The predecessor of the Anglican Church Women (ACW) organization was the Women's Auxiliary(WA) established in 1887. The ACW was officially incorporated by the province of Manitoba on 21 March, 1967. Its purpose was to "unite women in a fellowship of worship, study and offering, which will deepen and strengthen their own spiritual lives and will lead them into Christian service in parish, community, diocese, nation and world". The organizational structure consisted of General Meeting, Diocesan Board, Deaneries as constituted in the Diocese of Rupert's Land, and Parish Groups. The first Board meeting under the new name was held on April 11, 1967, with Mrs. B.F. Larsen as President. The ACW existed at the Diocesan level until 31 December 1973, but it was never entirely dissolved at the Parish level.
The records of the ACW came to the Diocesan archives as a transfer of records accessioned in 1984.
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The surviving records of the Diocesan ACW include: records of the Executive, including minutes dating from 1966, 1967, and 1970; records of the Board, including minutes dating from1966 to 1968, and 1970 to 1973; records of the General Meeting, including minutes dating from 1968, 1971, and 1973, reports dating from 1968 to 1971 and 1973, and proceedings dating from 1968 to 1970; legal documents, including constitution, name change documents and by - laws dating from 1967, financial records, including a ledger dating from 1944 to 1973, a cash book dating from 1969 to 1973, statements and reports dating from 1970, 1971, and 1973, investments and endowments dating from 1954 to 1973, and accounting summaries dating from 1973; miscellaneous items dating from 1936 to 1973; records of the dissolution of the ACW of Rupert's Land dating from 1974 to 1975; records of the Investigating Committee, including minutes dating from January 10, 1968; newsletters dating from 1969 to 1973; records of the Integration Task Force, including minutes and correspondence dating from 1970 to 1971, and 1973 to 1975, and an amendment report dating from 1973; records of the Yellowknife Conference, including minutes dating from 1976 and correspondence dating from 1975 to 1976; records of the Keewatin Handicrafts, including cash book, correspondence and issues of the "Keewatin" dating from 1976 to 1978; records of the Church Home for Girls, including correspondence and financial records dating from 1975, and Board of Director's minutes and correspondence dating from 1975 to 1976; records of the Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women, including printed material dating from 1976; records of the Consultation on Women and Ministry Task Force , including reports and correspondence dating from 1978 to 1979; newspaper clippings dating from 1967 to 1973; records of the Women's Steering Committee, including a newsletter dating circa 1983; and 21 coloured slides titled "ACW on Red River" dating from June 1971.
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Material is located in ACW Box 1 - 3 located in the Lower Vault.
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No restrictions on access.
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Item level inventory is available.
Related material: See the records of individual parishes for local ACW records.
No further accruals are expected.
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The material is in English.
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