Fonds See series descriptions. - Dugald Costume Collection Incorporated.

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Dugald Costume Collection Incorporated.

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  • 1953-1999., predominant 1953-1999. (Creation)

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12m : textual records + other material.

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Administrative history

The genesis of the Dugald Costume Collection Incorporated dates from 1953 when the first fashion show of vintage costumes was mounted as a project of the Dugald Women's Institute. Many people who enjoyed the review were moved to donate clothing and accessories for what they saw as a useful and entertaining purpose and it soon became apparent that a collection of some significance was being created. On 20th April 1977, members of the Fashion Review incorporated their collection of historic costumes as a non-profit corporation. The objectives of the Dugald Costume Collection Incorporated were to preserve, restore, and display the clothing and accessories that had been entrusted to their care. To this end, the Dugald Costume Museum was officially opened by the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, The Honourable Pearl McGonigal, on 3rd June, 1983. The Dugald Costume Museum was recognised as a Regional Museum by the Province of Manitoba in 1989 and it was recognised as a Special Theme Museum in 1998. Soon after this, the name of the museum was changed to the Costume Museum of Canada.

Custodial history

The records of the Dugald Costume Collection Incorporated remained in the custody of the officers of the corporation, principally the Secretary-Treasurer, until the museum building was opened in 1983. From that date, records have been housed on the premises with inactive records being moved to storage on site. There is no record of any items having been discarded prior to the undertaking of a record survey in 1999. Most recently, files were removed to storage on a yearly basis and new files created each year.

Scope and content

Records described as part of this fonds date from 1953 to 1999 and include records documenting the acts of the Board of Trustees such as minutes and reports, policy manuals and planning documents, and correspondence. Also described as part of this fonds are records pertaining to museum operations including items pertaining to museum executive management, financial management, collections management, exhibit planning, educational programming, marketing and publicity, and membership and fundraising activities.

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Initially all records were arranged in an ad hoc fashion or in chronological order. Later subject files were created by various officers and employees according to need and arranged alphabetically. An attempt has been made to preserve original order within files; however, series and sub-series arrangement as suggested by administrative analysis has largely been imposed by the arranging archivist.

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Some restrictions on access; see series descriptions.

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No use or reproduction without prior permission.

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Series level description; sub-series and file description as necessary to facilitate access to the record; box lists available.

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  • English

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