Fonds - Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds

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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds

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  • [ca. 1870]-1983 (Creation)
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    Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
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    Sparta

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14 volumes
3 pamphlets

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(1930-2004)

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A Women’s Institute branch was first formed in Sparta in 1907 but lasted only 1 or 2 years. In the early 1920’s, the women of the Coles School Section formed a community service group named Sparta Sorosis (sorosis is Latin for sisterhood). On March 13, 1930, Sparta Sorosis formally became a branch of the Women’s Institute. The branch was disbanded on June 28, 2004.

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The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum. Images reproduced on the Elgin County Archives website with permission for reference purposes only.

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Fonds consists of minute books and meeting plans created and maintained by the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute, as well as digital versions of the photographs contained within the Tweedsmuir History books compiled by the branch.

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The Tweedsmuir Histories compiled by members of the Women's Institutes of Elgin County are available online through the County of Elgin Women's Institutes Tweedsmuir Histories Digitization Project.

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