Fonds Acc: 2004 – 25. - Thelma Wynne Project fonds

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Thelma Wynne Project fonds

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CA DRL Acc: 2004 – 25.

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  • 1974 - 1999 (Creation)

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50 cm textual material + 109 photographs

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Thelma Thorne was born in Hamilton, Ontario on July 10, 1904 and moved to Manitoba in 1916. She married Edward E. Wynn in 1926. Mrs. Wynne became heavily involved in the Diocesan Board of the Women's Auxiliary as Secretary – Treasurer of the Dorcas Department, whose original purpose was to collect gifts and needed supplies for missions. She began to prepare and deliver baby layettes in the 1960's for needy families. After suffering from a stroke in 1981, Mrs. Evelyn Bains, the last President of the A.C.W. Diocesan Board, continued the project, which was renamed the Thelma Wynne Project in 1983. . Mrs. Thelma Wynne received the Order of Rupert's Land January 6, 1988 and passed away in 1992. By 1999 the Thelma Wynne Project was supplying layettes to Healthy Start plus Child and Welfare Services, Health Sciences Centre Social Service Department, North West Mentor Program, Hope Centre, International Centre, Andrews Family Centre, Inner City Community Ministry, as well as individual Anglican and United parishes. It is now housed at St. Matthew's Church, Winnipeg (W.032). The Thelma Wynne Project is part of the Woman's Commission of the Diocese and is run by volunteers.

Custodial history

The records of the Thelma Wynne Project came to the Diocese archives as a temporary deposit of records in 2004.

Scope and content

The records of the Thelma Wynne Project held at the Diocese of Rupert's Land archives include: "Westwind" newsletters (1985 – 1989); scrapbook pages (1987 – 1996); volunteer sign – up pages (1991 – 1992); record of new items received (1992 – 1994); layette registry (1992 – 1995); records of new clothing received (1987 – 1992); records of purchases (1987 – 1990); record of comments (1989 – 1993); records of used clothing received (1987 – 1994); correspondence (1985 – 1996); Thelma Wynne Day Programmes (1988 – 1993); knitting/toy patterns; newspaper clippings (1974 – 1999); and personal information of the families who received layettes (1987 – 1995)

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A part of the fonds will eventually be discarded.

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Index cards containing personal information of the families who received layettes are restricted.

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Item level inventory is available.

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Related material: Still Images Collection. References to the Thelma Wynne Project can also be found in The Rupert's Land News.

Associated material: A full series of the "Westwind" Newsletter is to be donated by Gloria Delaney at a later date.

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The material is in English.

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