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Waters Women's Institute

  • ON00120 001
  • Fundo
  • 1897-2000, predominant 1936-1970

This fonds consists of the scrapbooks created by the Waters Women's Institute.

Waters Women's Institute

Naughton Women's Institute

  • ON00120 010
  • Fundo
  • 1897-1974, predominant 1961-1974

This fonds consists of a scrapbook created by the Naughton Women's Institute.

Naughton Women's Institute

Soroptimist Club of the Sudbury Nickel District

  • ON00120 029
  • Fundo
  • 1949 - 1976

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks which contain newspaper clippings, congratulatory greeting cards, photographs, correspondence, brochures, programs and a written history, all pertaining to the Soroptimist Club of the Sudbury Nickel District.

Soroptimist Club of the Sudbury Nickel District

Chelmsford Women's Institute

  • ON00120 036
  • Fundo
  • 1883 - 1987

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks created by the Chelmsford Women's Institute and nine papers written by various members of the group.

Chelmsford Women's Institute

95-11

  • ON00120 023-1-.1-3-.95-1
  • Item
  • July 21, 1941
  • Parte de Sudbury Star

One image of two female gas station attendants, Jill Gervais (left) and Irene Mahon, pumping gas for motorists at McLeod's Service Station (10-16 Larch Street, Sudbury, Ontario) prior to the newly initiated national 7 pm deadline for the sale of gasoline.

Scrapbooks

File consists of two Tweedsmuir Village History scrapbooks which cover the history of Chelmsford, Ontario.

Plants

File consists of papers regarding plants or flowers presented during the regular monthly meetings of the Chelmsford Women's Institute.

The African Violet

Item is a four page paper, handwritten in pencil on lined linen paper, regarding the African Violet. This paper describes where the flower grows naturally and how to grow and care for the flower as a house plant.

Chelmsford Growth and Development

Item consists of a typewritten, annotated paper, written in the format of a speech, which was most likely presented to the group at one of their monthly meetings. The paper outlines the growth and development of Chelmsford, Ontario during that time period (1950's) and focuses on such events as the laying of new roads, the creation of a new sewage system, the opening of new subdivisions, improvements to the local churches and the work being done by local groups and sports teams, such as the Lion's Club, the Women's Institute, the Girl Guides and the high school hockey team.

Tweedsmuir Village History: For Home and Country Chelmsford Women's Institute Scrapbook - 1

Item consists of a scrapbook made by the Chelmsford Women's Institute. The scrapbook is divided up into the Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir 'forward;' a table of contents; the Origin of Chelmsford; Description of Route from Sudbury to Chelmsford; The First Pioneers; Missionary & Parish Priests (1883 - 1956); The St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chelmsford (1891 - 1950); The Eucharistic Congress on August 31, 1947; Other Churches in the Community; The Presbytery - Rectory (1897 - 1950); St. Joseph's Cemetery; Municipality of Chelmsford, which includes a list of the Mayors from 1901 - 1950; Parish Hall, 1935; the Hull Bridge, 1919; the Teachers Federation Group; the Grotto of Chelmsford Convent, 1942; Church Organizations: League of the Sacred Heart; the Ladies of Sainte Anne and the Children of Mary; Religious Order of the Grey Nuns of the Cross; History of St. Joseph's School (1889 - 1950); Ore Discoveries & the History of Nickel; Errington Mine, 1926; Names of the men who enlisted in the Second World War from Chelmsford Parish; Electricity in Chelmsford, 1947; the Water Works Project in Chelmsford; Fire Protection; Chelmsford Pumping Station; Chelmsford Fish & Game Protective Association; Azilda; Morgan; Larchwood; Scenery from Sudbury to Murray Mine Shaft; Chelmsford Women's Institute History & Minutes, 1949 - 1950; Papers presented at the Chelmsford Women's Institute Monthly Meetings (including Pasteurizing and How it Was Discovered by Mrs. Niemi, October 5, 1949, Newfoundland by Mrs. A. DeFinney November 2, 1949, Food and Nutrition by Mrs. D. Trottier, January 11, 1950, and Resolutions by Mrs. Kallio, February 9, 1950); the Hon. Welland S. Gemmell, Sudbury M.P.P. and Provincial Mines Minister, J. Leo Gauthier, Member of Parliament, 'Give & Get Praise at Chelmsford Meeting' (Gemmell was congratulated for his recent appointment as Mines Minister) ; City of Sudbury and District Chamber of Commerce Booklet presented in the House of Commons Draws Tribute (Gauthier grateful the Trans-Canada Highway will go through Sudbury for tourist funds as well as a defense measure for the country); Post Office Explained (new post office at Verner, Sudbury Star now to be delivered in Chelmsford by truck service instead of bus service and trains); the Bank of Nova Scotia in Chelmsford (opened June 1950); and Rene Delorme, 13, of Azilda who won a $400 scholarship and a $25 cash reward through the provincial French competition in Ottawa for literature, spelling, speech and reading. The majority of the histories are accompanied by photographs and newspaper clippings. The final section of the scrapbook is devoted to newspaper clippings concerning local news and events, including agricultural news, important visitors to the area and the activities of the Chelmsford Women's Institute. Eleven copies of photographs of various priests and church scenes (all of these copies of photographs are also located inside the other scrapbook complete with captions) and eight newspaper clippings are tucked into the back of the scrapbook.

Azilda, centre rural progressif

Item is a four page, handwritten paper regarding Azilda, Ontario. This paper includes the history of Azilda, its geography and landscape, the French-Canadian and Finnish families who made up the majority of the inhabitants and the town's agricultural economy.

401-49

  • ON00120 023-1-.1-6-.401-1
  • Item
  • April 1944
  • Parte de Sudbury Star

One image of Winnabelle Merrifield operating an Orford locomotive at an International Nickel Company (INCO) mine in Sudbury, Ontario after being awarded $5 by the company for suggesting that the locomotive cabs be lengthened to stop water dripping from overhead bins into the locomotive cars.

Soroptimist Scrapbook

Item is a scrapbook, created by the Soroptimist Club of the Sudbury Nickel District, to document their history from its inception on January 30, 1949 to their 25th anniversary in 1974. This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings regarding the formation of the Soroptimist Club of the Sudbury Nickel District, an invitation to the inaugural meeting along with two programs for the Soroptimist International Association Eastern Canada Region of the American Federation of Soroptimist Clubs Installation of Officers and Charter Dinner at Sudbury, Ontario, the Soroptimist Pledge, and a Soroptimist International Association pamphlet. One of the first large events held by the club was a fashion show in March 1949 and seven newspaper clippings about this activity are included. Congratulatory greeting cards and telegrams (2 Canadian Pacific Telegraphs telegrams and 1 Canadian National Telegraphs telegram) sent by Soroptimist Clubs from across Canada and the United States of America on the inception of the Sudbury Nickel District chapter are interspersed with a Canadian Pacific Telegraphs telegram and holiday greeting cards from numerous club chapters along with newspaper clippings on the one year anniversary of the Soroptimist Club of the Sudbury Nickel District. One card, from the Soroptimists Club of Montana, has an arrowhead taped to the card. Other newspaper clippings include another fashion show held in October 1951; regional meetings, the Soroptimists 19th Conference held in Timmins, Ontario in May of 1951; another fashion show in November 1953; a fishing expedition; a number of activities for senior citizens in the area, including a picnic, a Christmas party for the Perpetual Youth Club and afternoon teas, and books on Indigenous history and culture being donated to the Sudbury Public Library. The Soroptimist Club of Sudbury presents 1952 Winners of "Singing Stars of Tomorrow" program, a 1951-52 typed one page President's Message, and an invitation to Miss A. Walker from the Mayor and Council of the City of Sudbury for a Civic Reception in honour of Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent on Sunday January 20, 1952 at 8:00 p.m. are also included. In addition is a 1967 Christmas card and two cards congratulating the Soroptimist's of Sudbury Nickel District on their 25th Anniversary. A program for the 25th Anniversary celebration held at Cassio's Motor Hotel on June 8, 1974, as well as eleven colour photographs and a number of newspaper clippings, also mark this event. Finally, a number of typed and handwritten notes are included in a folder in the back of the scrapbook explaining why the invitee could not make the 25th Anniversary celebrations. Notes are from: Joe Fabbro, Sudbury Mayor; L. Grace Wellwood, Past President, Soroptimist Federation of the Americas and Past International Officer; Soroptimist International of Cornwall, Ontario; Soroptimists of Port Hope, Ontario; Soroptimist Club of Barrie, Ontario, and K. Elliot, member, Soroptimist Club of the Sudbury Nickel District.

The First Pioneers and The History of Chelmsford

Item is a six page, typewritten, annotated paper by Rose Cvitkovich on the history of Chelmsford, Ontario between 1882 and 1952. Two handwritten edits to the text can be found on page five. The paper covers the first settlers in Chelmsford, the history of the Catholic Church in that parish as well as the history of two short-lived Protestant churches and touches on prominent individuals within the community, such as Raphael Groulx, the first mayor; Elzear Belanger, the first merchant and post master; Hugh Gratton, post master; and Dr. Rodolphe Tanguay, general practitioner. Prominent women mentioned within the essay include church decorators Mrs. D. Seguin, Mrs. Raphael Groulx and Mrs. Clement Methe.

Historical Research

Item is a one page, typewritten paper by Rose Cvitkovich on the history of the telephone in Chelmsford, Ontario from the early 1900's to 1955.

406-1

  • ON00120 023-1-.1-6-.406-1
  • Item
  • June 15, 1944
  • Parte de Sudbury Star

One image of 'Miss Sudbury' winner Lillian Ruel standing on a dock at Bell Park in Sudbury, Ontario while holding a bouquet of flowers.

The Schools in Our Community

Item is an annotated, handwritten carbon copy of a four page paper by Rose Cvitkovich regarding the history of the schools in Chelmsford, Ontario.

382-42

  • ON00120 023-1-.1-5-.382-1
  • Item
  • August 25, 1943
  • Parte de Sudbury Star

One image of 'Miss Sudbury' winner June Elva Holnuty standing at the end of a diving board at Bell Park in Sudbury, Ontario and holding a bouquet of roses. Six people can be seen on Lake Ramsey behind her in a canoe and on a raft.

385-29

  • ON00120 023-1-.1-5-.385-1
  • Item
  • September 1943
  • Parte de Sudbury Star

One image of Olive Kennedy and Jennie Neil, two of the first women to be hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in Sudbury, Ontario, using rags to shine a train engine at the CPR railway yard in Sudbury.

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