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American Woman's Club
American Woman's Club executive, May 1956
NA-5600-8449a

American Woman's Club fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1Constitution. -- 1940
Series 2Annual Reports. -- 1955-1973
Series 3Minutes. -- 1916-1976
Series 4Membership. -- 1912-1971
Series 5Financial. -- 1959-1974
Series 6Miscellaneous. -- [ca.1935]-1979
Series 7Newsletters. -- 1969-1971
Series 8Scanned Document Photographs. -- 1941-1973

Inventory

Series 1

Constitution. -- 1940

M-5979-1Constitution and by-laws. -- 1940. -- American Woman's Club of Calgary.
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Series 2

Annual Reports. -- 1955-1973

M-5979-2Annual reports. -- 1955-1973. -- Reports of executive and committees re activities and events.
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Series 3

Minutes. -- 1916-1976


General Meeting Minutes
M-5979-3Minutes. -- 1917-1925
M-5979-4Minutes. -- 1925-1930
M-5979-4aMinutes. -- 1930-1934
M-5979-5Minutes. -- 1934-1938
M-5979-6Minutes. -- 1938-1942
M-5979-7Minutes. -- 1942-1947
M-5979-8Minutes. -- 1947-1951
M-5979-9Minutes. -- 1951-1955
M-5979-10Minutes. -- 1955-1959
M-5979-11Minutes. -- 1959-1965
M-5979-12Minutes. -- 1965-1969
M-5979-13Minutes. -- 1969-1976

Executive Meeting Minutes
M-5979-14Minutes. -- 1916-1926. -- Includes 1916-1921, 1921-1922, 1925-1926.
M-5979-15Minutes. -- 1926-1940. -- Includes 1926-1933, 1926-1940.
M-5979-16Minutes. -- 1931-1943. -- Includes 1931-1936, 1940-1943.
M-5979-17Minutes. -- 1943-1952
M-5979-18Minutes. -- 1952-1961. -- Includes 1952-1956, 1956-1961.
M-5979-19Minutes. -- 1961-1969. -- Includes 1961-1966, 1966-1969.
M-5979-20Minutes. -- 1969-1976

Committee Meeting Minutes
M-5979-21Minutes. -- 1941-1967. -- Arts & Crafts department. -- Includes 1941-1945, 1945-1967.
M-5979-22Minutes. -- 1945-1962. -- Domestic Science department.
M-5979-23Minutes. -- 1951-1975. -- Hospital and memorial committee. -- Includes 1951-1962, 1962-1975.
M-5979-24Minutes. -- 1967-1973. -- Arts and Science department.
M-5979-25Minutes. -- 1921-1932, 1971-1972. -- Travel department

Motions
M-5979-26Motions. -- 1925-1965. -- Record of motions proposed by members at general, executive and committee meetings.
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Series 4

Membership. -- 1912-1971

M-5979-27Membership applications. -- [ca.1912-1942]. -- Alphabetical card index of application forms. Also includes application cards for charter membership.
M-5979-28Membership register. -- 1912-1971. -- Chronological listing of names and addresses of members.
M-5979-29Membership financial record. -- 1944-1970. -- Alphabetically arranged ledger recording membership dues and arrears.
M-5979-30Membership lists. -- 1959-1970
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Series 5

Financial. -- 1959-1974

M-5979-31Financial statements. -- 1959-1961. -- Auditors' reports.
M-5979-32Financial statements. -- 1968, 1973-1974. -- Monthly statements.
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Series 6

Miscellaneous. -- [ca.1935]-1979

M-5979-33Certificates. -- [ca.1935]-1938. -- Consists of certificate of incorporation issued to American Women's Club (1938), and certificate of appreciation to AWC for donation to King George V Silver Jubilee Cancer Fund for Canada.
M-5979-34Guest book. -- 1940-1964. -- The cover of this book consisted of two handmade wooden end pieces which were transferred to Cultural History. The front cover of the book displayed three carved, raised initials "A.W.C."
M-5979-35Programs. -- 1940-1979. -- Annual club information booklets listing executive and committee members, program of meetings and other activities, by-laws, membership roster, etc.
M-9335Miscellaneous correspondence. -- 1952-1960. -- Consists of copy of letter sent by AWC to Alberta Lt.-Gov. J.H. Bowlen re death of King George VI and reply on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and letters confirming an American flag acquired by AWC flew over the U.S. Capitol. Originally, all these letters were framed and hung in the AWC club house.
M-5979-36Miscellaneous. -- 1955-1970. -- Includes letterhead, information re club, invitations, membership application forms, history of the club prepared for the golden anniversary in 1962 entitled "Glimpses of the Past", and a copy of "A Club Woman's Creed," a prayer commonly used by clubs at the start of meetings.
M-5979-37Notes, etc. -- 1961-1972 and no date. -- Includes copies of President John F. Kennedy's Thanksgiving Day Proclamations for 1961 and 1962.
M-5979-38Inventories. -- 1962-1968. -- Contents of clubhouse at 1010 - 14th Avenue SW, Calgary.
M-5979-39Consular Corps reception. -- 1976-1977. -- Organized by the American Woman's Club to honour the new American Consul General Alexander L. Rattray.
M-5979-oversizeSignatures of guests who attended the American Woman's Club 60th Anniversary party at the Lake Bonavista Inn. -- 1972
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Series 7

Newsletters. -- 1969-1971

M-5979-40Newsletters. -- 1969-1971

Series 8

Photographs. -- 1941-1973. -- Consists of views of club members and activities.


Some of the photos have been digitized. Scanned Document View now.

PA-3813-(1-17)Photographs. -- 1941-1973. -- 17 photographs. -- Consists of views of club members and activities. Includes views of AWC club house interior, WWII memorial tablet and cairn, 40th anniversary celebration (1952), etc.
PB-956-(1-3)Photographs. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 3 photographs. -- Consists of views of AWC fashion show with members modelling historic outfits.
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