Fonds 77.001; 79.001; 80.001; 88.10; 89.10; 05.001 - University of Winnipeg Women's Auxiliary

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University of Winnipeg Women's Auxiliary

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CA UWA 77.001; 79.001; 80.001; 88.10; 89.10; 05.001

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  • 1920-2004 (Creation)

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80 cm of textual records

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The University of Winnipeg Women's Auxiliary is a successor to the Women's Auxiliary of United College, itself a descendant of the women's auxiliaries of Wesley (Methodist Church) and Manitoba (Presbyterian)colleges. In origin the auxiliaries were developed by congregations of the two denominations together with women graduates of the schools, for the purposes of encouraging social and religious culture among college women, providing assistance in the furnishing of the women's residences of the colleges, and promoting co-operation between the colleges and the churches. The work was later expanded to include raising funds for scholarships. The Wesley group began its work in 1915, while Manitoba College women organized in 1920. In 1931 the two bodies united in anticipation of the joining of the colleges and became the Women's Auxiliary of the United Colleges. The name was subsequently changed to Women's Auxiliary of United College sometime in 1938. In 1967 the University of Winnipeg Women's Auxiliary was born. In its current incarnation the W.A. has adopted a dual purpose: to create and maintain an interest in the University, and to raise funds for scholarships and loans for students. By the mid-1970s the W.A. was dispensing more than $2,000 annually in scholarships for students.

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The records of the Wesley and Manitoba groups were in the Archives at the time of accessioning, and no record of their deposit has been retained. Some records of the United College Auxiliary were also present in the archives prior to accessioning. The larger remainder of the United College and University of Winnipeg Auxiliary records were donated in two accessions in 1989 and 2005.

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The fonds consists of three series: Series 1: Manitoba College Women's Auxiliary, 1920-1932; Series 2: Women's Auxiliary of United College, 1936-1966; University of Winnipeg Women's Auxiliary, 1945-2004. All series contain minutes, membership lists (including church representatives), reports, financial records, correspondence, and related records. The University of Winnipeg series also includes obituary notices for some members (1979-1987), as well as miscellaneous prayers, song sheets, newsclippings and historical notes.

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Researchers are permitted to photocopy and publish in accordance with standard copyright procedures.

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A hard copy Finding Aid is availabe in the Reading Room.

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