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Fonds RG 51 - Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the County of Lincoln fonds
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Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the County of Lincoln fonds
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CA ON00028 RG 51
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1897-1965, predominant 1915-1952 (Creation)
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20 cm of textual records The binding of several of the minute books is loose or undone.
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Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the County of Lincoln
The Dominion Woman's Christian Temperance Union, later renamed the Canadian Woman's Christian Temperance Union, was established in 1888. The Union promoted total abstinence from alcohol, believing that this would eliminate the problems that alcohol caused families and society.
Fonds was in the possession of Mrs. James Nelson of St. Catharines, Ont., for an unknown period of time. Fonds was received in the archives through Professor Pat Dirks.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records and other material accumulated by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the County of Lincoln. Fonds includes 11 minute books with entries ranging from 1897-1965. Also included are papers and other material laid in the books, such as W.C.T.U. programmes and directories, newspaper clippings, Resolutions, correspondence and notes.
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Fonds was received through Professor Pat Dirks.
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Open for purposes of research and education.
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An inventory is included with the records.
Associated / related material
"Jubilee history of the Ontario Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1877-1927" and "Woman and Temperance; or, The Work and Workers of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union" are available in Special Collections stacks.
No further accruals are expected.