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War service roll for Vellore School students and memorial roll for Vellore Women's Institute

  • CA ON00373 M996.5
  • File
  • [1945?], 1965

Records consist of illustrated roll of students Vellore School (School Section # 9) who volunteered for active service with Canada's fighting forces during World War II, and reads "For King and country : members of School Section # 9, Vaughan Township who volunteered for service with Canada's fighting forces." Second item is memorial roll of members of the Vellore Women's Institute who died between 1915 and 1965.

York West District Tweedsmuir history

  • CA ON00373 M995.20
  • Item
  • Compiled 1966-1994

Tweedsmuir history details all aspects of the functions and activities of the subject agency; particular emphasis on biographical data on membetrship and officers. Also of note is the presence of brief histories of all of the various constituent local branches of the district institute delineating activities, achievements, officers, etc. Includes numerous photographs.

York West District Women's Institute (Ontario Women's Institute)

Tweedsmuir history [microform] : [Elder's Mills] : [ca. 1950]

  • CA ON00373 M993.28
  • Series
  • [ca. 1950]

The Elder's Mill Tweedsmuir history is composed of eight topical elements: mills, including the origin of the name Elder's Mills, genealogies, photographs, maps of orignal land owners, and Native history; the Elder's Mills Women's Institute, including organizational history, personal histories of membership, membership lists, etc. ; churches; schools, including Elder's Mills (School Section #15), Vaughan School (Lower Ninth) (School Section #13), Mackenzie Senior Public School, and a brief history of schools in the west half of Vaughan; roads and fences; farms, from the 7th to the 9th concession, community organizations; and services, including Woodbridge and Vaughan Telephone Company, Woodbridge Hydro-Electric Power Commission, Toronto Grey and Bruce Railway; also included is a roll of Elder's Mills residents who served in His Majesty's Forces during World War I.

Elder's Mills Women's Institute (Ontario Women's Institute)

Women's work in the home : Woodbridge, Ontario, 1885-1895 : [unpublished academic essay] / Lynn Berry

  • CA ON00373 M993.17
  • Item
  • 1992

Essay written as part of work required for credit for Masters History course 5560.06; explores the kinds and nature of work performed by women within their households, and in the course thereof provides evidence that does much to refute traditional notions vis-a-vis women's roles in the nineteenth-century North American workplace specifically, and society generally. Work focuses on Annie Haslem, a butcher in Woodbridge, and is based entirely upon documentary evidence housed at the City of Vaughan Archives; the Woodbridge fonds is the primary source consulted.

Berry, Lynn

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Women's Missionary Society history 1966-1991 : 100th anniversary : [typescript] / by Dorothy E. Snider

  • CA ON00373 M992.8
  • Item
  • 1991

A brief history of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Women's Missionary Society, which in 1991 changed its name to Women With A Mission; a brief history compiled in 1966 on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the above, with the 1991 document being a continuation thereof. This organization engages in numerous philanthropic activities in Canada and abroad funded through dinners, teas, catering, bazaars, etc. that it sponsors.

Snider, Dorothy

Tweedsmuir histories [microform]

  • CA ON00373 M991.24
  • Item
  • 1954

Excerpts taken from entries in 1954 Tweedsmuir history competition by the Ontario Dept. of Public Records and Archives conceived to be of some general interest; represented as segments of histories of Richview Village, Streetsville, and various hamlets, police villages, villages, etc. of South Dumphries, Whitchurch, and Vaughan Townships.

Tweedsmuir history [microform] : Unionville : [ca. 1947].

  • CA ON00373 M991.26
  • Item
  • [ca. 1947]

Community history: main subjects include the Branch Women's Institute and its contribution to the development of the community; homes; education; trade and commerce; histories of individual farms, and families; schools; municipal government; community war records; agriculture, etc.

Unionville Women's Institute (Ontario Women's Institute)

Tweedsmuir history [microform] : [Richmond Hill] : [1957]

  • CA ON00373 M991.25
  • Item
  • [1957]

Community history: Main subjects include the Branch Women's Institute and its contribution to the development of the community; homes; education; trade and commerce; histories of individual farms, and families; schools; municipal government; community war records; agriculture, etc

Richmond Hill Women's Institute (Ontario Women's Institute)

Pine Ridge Women's Institute fonds

  • CA ON00274 Pine Ridge Women's Institute fonds
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2011

Fonds consists of records of the Pine Ridge Women's Institute and is organzed into the following series:

Tweedsmuir Histories
Minute Books

Pine Ridge Women's Institute

Hickson Women's Institute and Tweedsmuirs fonds

  • Item
  • 1919-2005, 2014

The fonds consist of the following Series:
Series 1: Minute Books (1924-1996)
Series 2: Programmes (1919-1920, 1931-1995 – not inclusive)
Series 3: Scrapbooks (1955-2005)
Series 4: Tweedsmuirs ([199- ])
Series 5: Miscellaneous ([after 1939?], 1955, 2014)

Hickson Branch, North Oxford Women's Institute

Brooksdale Women's Institute and Tweedsmuir fonds

  • Item
  • 1922-2018

The fonds consists of records related to the history and development of the Brookdale Women’s Institute. Additionally, the fonds contains information and records pertaining to the communities in Southern Oxford County.

It is arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Brooksdale Tweedsmuir Volumes 1-5 (1820-2011)

Series 2: Women’s Institute Miscellaneous (1909, 1918, 1920, 1923-2017)

  • Subseries A – Quilts
  • Subseries B – Programs

Series 3: Scrapbooks (1984-2000)

Series 4: Tweedsmuir History (2001-2017)

  • Subseries A – 2001-2002
  • Subseries B – 2003-2004
  • Subseries C – 2005-2007
  • Subseries D – 2008-2009
  • Subseries E – 2010
  • Subseries F – 2011-2012
  • Subseries G – 2013-2014
  • Subseries H – 2015-2016
  • Subseries I - 2017

Series 5: Brooksdale Minute Books (1922-2018)

Brooksdale Women's Institute, Oxford District, Southern Area

Medaille Retreat House series

  • CA ON00279 F01-S094
  • Series
  • 1969-2014

Series contains scrapbooks and photo albums, notes, cards, DVDs created and used by staff, meeting minutes, financial records from the Time Out program (1975-1980), program brochures, administrative records, annals from 1975-1990, newspaper articles about Medaille Retreat House, colour photographs, colour photograph negatives, and historical information about the retreat centre.

Medaille Retreat House

Rimbey Hospital, Alta. fonds

  • CA ON00279 F04
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1964

Fonds consists of histories written about the hospital, a newspaper, newspaper clippings, correspondence, a memorandum of agreement, financial papers, a staff list, an invitation, and a newsletter.

Rimbey Hospital, Alta.

Sacred Heart Convent series

  • CA ON00279 F01-S124
  • Series
  • 1914-2008

Series contains Sister Norita Keenan’s single page memoir, a postulant requirement list, souvenir booklet of the Diamond Jubilee, chaplain list, meal seating plan, farewell ceremony agenda and schedule, photographs, land and property maintenance receipts, property sketch, chronology of property transfers and sales, rededication ceremony program and speech, letter from General Superior to Sisters, decorative Christmas card and envelope with list of donors of a car, newspaper clippings, student created books, and Bach sheet music owned by Cesar Borre.

Sacred Heart Convent

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band sous-fonds

  • CA ON00279 F01-SF01
  • Sous-fonds
  • 1955-2001

The sous-fonds consists of a variety of materials related to the Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band, including photographs, various textual records, scrapbooks, audio cassettes, and compact discs.

Sisters of St. Joseph Concert Band

Tertianship series

  • CA ON00279 F01-S111
  • Series
  • 1958, 1963-1968

This series contains documents relating to tertianship classes run in the 1950s and 1960s. There are programs, transcripts, a crucifix, booklets on religious scholarship, and photographs. Of particular interest is a history of the Congregation with a timeline.

Tertianship

St. Mary's Orphanage sous-fonds

  • CA ON00279 HF01-SF01
  • Sous-fonds
  • 1852-2015

This sous-contains fundraising documents pertaining to rural collections and the Orphans’ Festival which show that the Sisters needed support from the surrounding community in order to operate the orphanage. Articles, tickets, programmes, and receipts from the annual Orphans’ Festival show the importance the event held, not only to the Sisters but also to Hamilton citizens. Financial records further illustrate how much money was needed to care for the orphaned children. The account books detail the necessary items Sisters purchased to successfully run the orphanage. The fee books show how much parents paid to foster their children. These records also demonstrate the needs the Sisters had on outside resources, like government grants and surrounding community funding. Documents pertaining to regulatory compliance are also found, including the 1965 Children’s Institutions Act and Regulations which outlines the rules the orphanage had to follow in order to operate within the law. Correspondence on a variety of topics is also present in the collection, including finance, education, and daily operations. There are photographs which offer a “snapshot” into the life of the orphanage. These images depict Sisters working in the orphanage, the Orphans’ Festival, children’s communion celebrations, and the dining hall. The sous-fonds also contains records created by the Advisory Committee of Mount St. Joseph Orphanage. These records outline the types of work the committee did, including structural changes to the building. There are several summaries of the history of St. Mary’s Orphanage, and a brief summary of the history of Mount St. Carmel Infants’ Home. The registers offer significant information about the children who remained in the care of the orphanage. These list information such as the orphan’s name, date of birth, religious denomination, nationality, date of admission and discharge, date of death [if applicable], and who took the child after he or she was discharged. There are also registers that list information about children who stayed for day stays, as well as children who were moved into foster homes. The sous-fonds contains information about orphans who received their religious sacraments, as well as baptismal records. Also found personal folders and admission cards, which provide information about application and departure, correspondence and parental addresses and occupations.

St. Mary's Orphanage

Newsletters series

  • CA ON00279 HF01-S001
  • Series
  • 1960-2006

This series consists of newsletters produced by the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Hamilton diocese. These newsletters cover various topics and events, such as healthcare and pilgrimages, discussions about daily life including feast days and projects, messages from Sisters, as well as news about the surrounding geographical locale. A list of deceased Sisters and family members, information about ministries, memorial biographical sketches, and Chapter information are also topics included in the newsletters. These newsletters are important sources for gaining a better understanding of the Sisters’ daily lives and learning more about their charitable works and efforts. Sisters were very actively engaged in charitable work, with several projects occurring, such as hospital work, orphan care, and missions aiding Canadian Indigenous communities, as well as helping the poor in developing countries. Locations of Sisters’ missions and ministries include, but are not limited to, Fort St. James, Cape Croker, Kenilworth, Guelph, Jamaica, Kitchener, Hamilton, Guatemala, and Fort St. John.

Newsletters

Jamaica Annals series

  • CA ON00279 HF01-S002
  • Series
  • 1989-2011

This series includes annals which chronicle the daily lives of Sisters Ann Marshall, Katrina Rooney, and Nancy Sullivan while they lived and performed charity work in Annotto Bay, Jamaica. These records detail their efforts in healthcare, education and pastoral ministry. A large photo album provides a snapshot into what life was like for the Sisters while they lived in Jamaica. The series also details the types of aid provided to Annotto Bay residents at the time. Finally, the series contains newsletters as well as correspondence.

Jamaica Annals

Awards series

  • CA ON00279 F01-S130
  • Series
  • 1999-2012

This series contains the correspondence, programs from the award ceremonies, photographs and certificates reflecting the various awards presented to the Congregation.

Awards

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