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MSS SC 119

Title: University Faculty Women's Association fonds

Dates: 1940-1970

Extent: 10 cm of textual records

Administrative History: As early as 1913, when James A. MacLean became the first president of the University of Manitoba, wives of faculty and staff were meeting socially in each other's homes, "to foster a spirit of friendship among the women connected with the university." During World War One they formed themselves into a Red Cross unit. After the war, a more formal organization was established known variously as The Faculty Wives' Club or The Faculty Women's Club which met monthly in the original Law Courts Building on Kennedy Street on the old Broadway campus in downtown Winnipeg. As the faculty grew in numbers and various colleges and faculties merged together to form the modern university, the Club experienced corresponding change and growth resulting in the creation of the Faculty Women's Association in 1924, though not until 1942 was a formal constitution presented. A separate organization from the University Women's Club, the Faculty Women's Association sponsored various social, educational and philanthropic activities and has in more recent years sponsored a wide variety of special interest groups for those women (and spouses) interested in gourmet cooking, travel, literature or other activities. Presently the entire membership meets together twice a year.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated to Archives & Special Collections prior to 1992.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of three minute books of various meetings and functions of the Association from 1940 to 1966, correspondence, copies of the association's by-laws and constitution, various committee reports, records of annual meetings and reports, membership lists, a short typewritten history, newspaper articles, and invitations to various social functions.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.