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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 8 August 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 BA 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 YWCA, 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 1976-1979. 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 YM-YWCA 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 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 name of donor.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions to this material.

Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Finding Aid: An on-line finding aid is available at the link below and a printed finding aid is available in the Archives & Special Collections' reading room.

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.