Berenice Sisler fonds
Call Number: Mss 137 (A.98-20)

Title: Berenice Sisler fonds.

Dates: 1968-1997.

Extent: 1.7 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: Berenice B. Warne was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba August 8, 1924. She graduated from East Kildonan Collegiate in Winnipeg where she won the Governor General's Award in 1941. She went on to achieve a B.A. from United College, University of Manitoba in 1945 and a diploma in Education from the University of Manitoba in 1946. In 1948, she married George C. Sisler. In 1970, she was presented with the University of Winnipeg Alumni Association's 25th Anniversary Award as the outstanding graduate of 1945 for her years of voluntary work in the church, community, the Y.W.C.A., and the United College Graduates' Association. She served as president of the University of Winnipeg Alumni Association in 1974-1975 and was appointed to the University of Winnipeg Board of Regents from 1976 to 1979. She has received several awards for her work in the areas of family law and pension reform, including the Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1985), the Person's Award (1986), the Y.M.-Y.W.C.A. Woman of the Year Award for Public Affairs (1989), and an Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Winnipeg (1990).

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Berenice Sisler in 1998.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of reports and other documents concerning family law and related issues, as well as various publications concerning the legal status of women. The documents are arranged chronologically.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals: Further accruals are expected.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 137 (A.98-20).

We greatly acknowledge the financial support of the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism and the Heritage Grants Advisory Council in the creation of this finding aid.