- CA ON00159 P029
This fonds consists of one scrapbook that contains correspondence, telegrams, pictures, an article and newspaper clippings. The correspondence, telegrams and newspaper clippings are primarily related to the successful election results for Barbara Hanley. The pictures include two photos of Hanley and one group photograph. The article was written by Hanley with regard to the subject of civic responsibility, for a secondary school magazine. The newspaper clippings are from local and national papers. The successful election and re-election of Barbara Hanley as Mayor of Webbwood is a significant part of Canadian Womens' History, because she is the first woman Mayor in Canada, and she held that position for eight consecutive terms. The records of this fonds are also important because no files were preserved by the town for her time in office.
Hanley, Barbara M. 1882-1959