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Fonds RG 8 - Estelle Cuffe Hawley fonds
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Estelle Cuffe Hawley fonds
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CA ON00028 RG 8
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30 cm of textual records 1 audio cassette 4 audio tapes Materials are in good condition.
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Hawley, Estelle Cuffe, 1893?-1995
Estelle Cuffe Hawley (1893?-1995) was an educator, businesswoman and politician, who became the first female alderman on the St. Catharines City Council. She began her career as a teacher in Peterborough in 1913, and later taught in St. Catharines, where she was promoted to principal in 1922. She worked to expand the school curriculum beyond the "3-R's" concept and established a professional association for women teachers. In 1938, she became a city councillor for St. Catharines, where, as alderman, she worked to improve the community's social welfare services. She left politics after she was defeated in her bid for the mayoralty in 1944. After moving to Orillia in 1954, she made important contributions to the National Freedom from Hunger Campaign and the Local Voice of Women.
Fonds remained in the possession of Estelle Cuffe Hawley until 1986 when they were donated to Special Collections and Archives, James A. Gibson Library, Brock University.
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Fonds consists of records and other material accumulated by Estelle Cuffe Hawley during her life and career. Fonds consists mainly of papers relating to her careers in education, business and politics, as well as her work for various organizations. Materials included are numerous issues of the Ontario Recreation Association Bulletin, several audio discs entitled "On Being a Town Councillor", broadcast on the CBC's Trans-Canada matinee, and various newspaper clippings and scrapbooks. Fonds consists of the following series: Career in Education Home Service Training Schools Aldermanic Material Mayoralty Contest Ontario Recreation Association CBC Broadcasts Mental Health Association Voice of Women Freedom from Hunger Campaign Honorary Doctorate Speeches & Notes--Dated Speeches & Notes--Undated Newspaper Articles Short Stories & Published Pieces
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Fonds was donated by Estelle Cuffe Hawley in September 1986.
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Open for purposes of research and education.
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- Hawley, Estelle Cuffe, 1893?-1995 (Creator)
- Ontario Recreation Association (Subject)
- Canadian Mental Health Association. Orillia and District Branch (Subject)
- Voice of Women. Orillia Branch (Subject)
- Freedom from Hunger Campaign (Subject)