Fonds 1998.921 - Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire, Prince Alexander of Teck Fonds

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Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire, Prince Alexander of Teck Fonds

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CA DHM 1998.921

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  • 1914-1994; predominately 1959-1994 (Creation)
    Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire, Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter no. 308

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12.5cm of textual records
1 framed certificate
1 poster

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Margaret Polson Murray of Montréal founded the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) in 1900 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The IODE was established as an organization for women who expressed support and loyalty to the British Empire. In its earliest years, the IODE worked to promote loyalty to Britain within the school system. During WWI and WWII, the organization supported the war efforts of Britain and its allies. Although the IODE has always remained an organization dedicated to British-Canadian patriotism, it developed a primary focus on general community service, volunteerism, and charity. With many different establishments across Canada, the IODE participates in volunteer work with children, youth, and the elderly; social services; citizenship programs; fundraisers; and other community events. The organization is particularly interested in child welfare, education, immigration, community health, and general social services for those in need. The IODE remains an active organization today. In 1999 there were 8000 members, affiliated with 400 different branches across Canada. In 1914 the Prince Alexander of Teck, Chapter no. 308 was established in Brandon, Manitoba. The branch remained active until 1994.

Custodial history

The records in this fonds were created or accumulated by the Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire in Brandon, Manitoba. The records were donated to the Daly House Museum in 1998.

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The fonds contain documents created by, pertaining to, or accumulated by, the Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter of the IODE in Brandon, Manitoba. Documents include roll books from 1959-1979; meeting minutes from 1971-1994; guide booklets; correspondence; financial records; and service secretary's reports from 1959-1990. Documents pertain to attendance records, membership information, event planning, fundraisers, scholarships, bursaries, and charity organizations. Correspondence includes communication with the provincial and national chapters of the IODE. The fonds also contain various newspaper clippings, a service manual, and a public relations manual. The oldest document in the fonds is a certificate from the establishment of the Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter in 1914. Additionally, the fonds contains one poster outlining the organization's purposes and services.

The fonds is divided up into the following series:

1. Organizational Information (1914-1998)
The series consists of the I.O.D.E. Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter 308 charter, constitution and by-laws, service manual, public relations manual and information board documents.

2. Rollbooks and Memberships (1914-1994)
The series consists of membership rollbooks and lists.

3. Minutes (1971-1994)
The series consists of the minutes of the I.O.D.E. Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter 308 between 1971-1994.

4. Correspondence (1991-1994)
The series consists of correspondence of the I.O.D.E. Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter 308 between 1991-1994.

5. Auction/Rummage Sale (1977-1985)
The series consists of records pertaining to the annual auction / rummage sale of the IODE Teck Chapter from 1981 - 1985. Includes newspaper clippings.

6. Service Secretary Records (1959-1990)
The series consists of records on the activities of the I.O.D.E Prince Alexander of Teck Chapter 308 including correspondence, financial records, and event information between 1959-1990.

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Records are divided into numbered folders and stored in boxes. There are two oversized items stored in separate containers. Specific location details can be found in the Daly House Museum database.

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The fonds is under the standard policy issued by the directors of the Daly House Museum. No materials are to leave the Museum premises without authority of the Board of Directors. Reprints and photocopies will be made available upon request.

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Records are described in detail at the individual level on the Daly House Museum database.
1998.921.1: certificate
1998.921.2: poster
1998.921.3 - 1998.921.38: meeting minutes, service secretary records, and other documents.

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  • Box: DHM TFMR