Fonds P023 - Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club fonds

Sherbrooke and District Club History, 50th anniversary

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Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club fonds

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Canadian Federation of Women - Sherbrooke and District.

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1.68 l.m. of textual records. - 58.0 Mb of textual records - 77 audio tape cassettes (includes 3 micro cassettes). - 1hr:44 min. of digital audio recordings. - 163 photographs (includes 73 digital photographs). - 10 floppy discs. - 1 audio reel. - 1 compact disc (CD).

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The Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club received its charter in 1968 from the Canadian Federation of University Women, though meetings and activities had been taking place since 1965 under the supervision of Lorraine Codère, Enid Hopper, and Van Cornwall-Jones. The Club pursues the same objectives as the Canadian Federation: to promote co-operation among women university graduates, to arouse and sustain among members an intelligent interest in public affairs and education; to guard and improve the economic, legal and professional status of women; to initiate community action in the field of education; to participate in the work of the Canadian and international Federations of University Women. The Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club is part of the Provincial Council of Quebec of University Women's Clubs and of the Canadian Federation of University Women. The Club is administered by its Executive Committee, elected by members at the annual meeting. Committees are formed according to members' interests (Book Club, Social and Political Action Group, Gourmet Group, Physical Fitness Group, and so on). The Club organizes different activities for members (e.g.: lectures, cultural events, conferences, etc..) and the public (book fairs, public-speaking contests, essay contests, and others). As well, it sponsors prizes and bursaries for students attending the region's educational institutions.

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The fonds contains source material on the organization and activities of the Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club from 1968 to 2016. It is comprised of the following series: Historical and Constituent Documents (1968-2015), Administration (1968-2009), Reports (1971-2009), Committees ([197-?]-2010), Membership (1969-2009), Financial Documents (1970-2008), Conferences, Colloquia and Other Activities (1969-2009), Newsletters ([1973?]-2017), Subject Files ([197-?]-[1999?]), Correspondence (1968-2009), Newspaper Clippings (1973-2011), Provincial Council of Quebec of University Women's Clubs (1969-2009), Canadian Federation of University Women (1968-2008), International Federation of University Women ([1969?]-1989), Conseil régional de la promotion de la femme ([1977?]-[1981?]), Miscellaneous Documents ([1970?]-1994), One-Room Schoolhouse Project (1831-2009) and Scholarship Foundation (1994-2016).

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The documents were donated in eight accessions (1988-2008) by the Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club.


The series 'Correspondence' is not organized chronologically. There is one unprocessed accession (2023-051).

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The documents are in English and in French.

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Among the photographs, there are 12 negatives.

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This description is also available on the Canadian Women's Movements Portal:

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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).


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New material was added and processed in 2007 and in 2014 by Jody Robinson. New material was processed by Ariana Ho, archives technician, under the supervision of Jody Robinson in 2016 courtesy of funding from Canadian Heritage, by Jazmine Aldrich, archival technician, in 2018 courtesy of funding received from Canadian Heritage, by Paris Kilbourne-Olver, archives technician, in 2021, and by Jazmine Aldrich, Head Archivist, in 2023.

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