MSS 137 (A.98-20)
Title: Berenice Sisler fonds
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
Restrictions: There are no restrictions to this
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.