Fonds - Zorra Caledonian Society fonds

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Zorra Caledonian Society fonds

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COA134

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  • 1859-2018 (Creation)
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    Zorra Caledonian Society
    Place
    Embro, Ontario

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16 cm of textual records including:
18 photographs
1 oversized certificate
1 oversized guest book
3 oversized record books
1 oversized scrapbook

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(1937-2018)

Administrative history

Formed on March 18th 1856, the Embro Highland Games was created with the intention of preserving the language, martial spirit, dress, music, literature, antiquities, and games of the ancient Caledonians. This society helped create and celebrate the Highland Games in Embro, Ontario, yet disbanded a decade after forming for reasons unknown in 1888.

It was not until the year 1937 when the society regained a new form as the Zorra Caledonian Society. During that same year, the Highland Games returned to Embro. The games are still being hosted annually to this day, with some of the events taking place including bagpipe music, Highland dancing, and athletic competitions like tug-of-war.

Custodial history

The County of Oxford Archives received this collection from Steve MacDonald, who is associated with the Zorra Caledonian Society, on April 20th, 2018 (still in existence). The collection was compiled by members of the Zorra Caledonian Society.

Scope and content

The fonds consist of records related to the Zorra Caledonian Society. They are arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series 1: The Society
Subseries A: History
Subseries B: Meeting Minutes
Subseries C: Correspondence
Subseries D: Invitations
Subseries E: Photos
Subseries F: Record Books
Subseries G: Certificates

Series 2: Highland Games
Subseries A: History
Subseries B: Entry Forms
Subseries C: Opening Ceremony Speeches
Subseries D: Programmes and Schedules

  • File 11: 1949-1950
  • File 12: 1960-1969
  • File 13: 1970-1989
  • File 14: 1990-1999
  • File 15: 2000-2009
    Subseries E: Souvenir Programmes
  • File 16: 1937-1939
  • File 17: 1940-1959
    Subseries F: General Articles
  • File 18: 1930-1949
  • File 19: 1950-1969
  • File 20: 1970-1979
  • File 21: 1980-1989
  • File 22: 1990-2015
    Subseries G: Tug-of-War Articles
    Subseries H: Results
  • File 24: 1938-1949
  • File 25: 1950-1959
  • File 26: 1960-1969
  • File 27: 1970-1979
  • File 28: 1980-1989
    Subseries I: Awards
    Subseries J: Photos
  • File 30: 1944-1969
  • File 31: 1970-1989
  • File 32: Not Dated
    Subseries K: Advertisements
    Subseries L: Guest Book

Series 3: Events
Subseries A: Newspaper Articles
Subseries B: Programmes
Subseries C: St. Andrew’s Night Banquet Menus

  • File 37: 1930-1949
  • File 38: 1950-1959
  • File 39: 1960-1969
  • File 40: 1970-1989
  • File 41: 1990-2012
    Subseries D: Advertisements

Series 4: Miscellaneous

Series 5: Oversized Scrapbook

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The materials in this collection are mostly in good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

The county of Oxford Archives received the records from Steve MacDonald on April 20th, 2018 on behalf of the Zorra Caledonian Society.

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  • Canadian English

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The fonds is open to publish research. However, please contact the archivist responsible for the records regarding access, as some materials may be too fragile to handle. The Archives will make every effort to supply reference copies where feasible.

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Copyright is held by the archives. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright regulations that may apply to the publication of their research. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist responsible for the record.
The archivist has the right to restrict reproduction if the material is in a fragile condition or falls under pertinent privacy legislation.

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