Fonds MG 17 - Edgeley Women's Institute fonds

Edgeley Locke Barn Raising, 1911 Edgeley Locke Barn Raising, 1911 Mennonite Church in Edgeley, n.d. Mennonite Church in Edgeley, 1908 Exterior of Mennonite Church in Edgeley, n.d. Mennonite Church at Black Creek, 1976 Edgeley Cemetery, 1908 Annual Church Service After the Church was Closed, n.d. Edgeley Hotel, 1962 Edgeley Hall, 1965
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Edgeley Women's Institute fonds

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CA CoV Archives MG 17

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  • 1861-1993 (Creation)

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  • 50 cm of textual records
  • 152 photographs: most b&w; 13 x 21.5 or smaller

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Established in 1913, the Edgeley Women's Institute is one of a number of local branches of the Ontario Women's Institute. The Edgeley Women's Institute was formally disbanded in 1993. Throughout its existence the institute had sought to foster a sense of community through a variety of activities, ranging from the compilation of the local Tweedsmuir History, to charitable and philanthropic work.

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Fonds consists of: Minute books, 1913-1993 (1926-1937 volume is missing) delineating the deliberations, decisions, and activities of the Edgeley Women's Institute; minute books also include lists of officers and directors, attendance records of members, and cash book entries and general financial statements. One separate cash book, 1988-1993. Programmes, 1921-1981. Edgeley Tweedsmuir History, which in addition to a history of the Edgeley area from 1792 includes a list of guest speakers that addressed the institute, biographies of certain members, lists of officers and members who held offices at the district and provincial level. There are also notes and draft chapters for the Tweedsmuir History, as well as a manual for the latter's compilation issued by the Ontario Women's Institute, and a number of original documents collected as research material for the history. The fonds also includes a photograph series constituted of two aggregates; the first focuses on the membership and activities of the Edgeley Women's Institute. The second consists of historic photographs relating to Edgeley; some notable images include the Edgeley School with pupils assembled in front, 1888, a turn-of-the-century barn raising, a steam tractor converted to power a circular saw, 1900, and the interior of a typical 1920's farmhouse.

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  • Bay 4, Sh. 3 (photonegatives)
  • Bay 4, Sh. 17-18 (M993.20; M994.12)

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