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Accession Number: 09-004


Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club fonds. Additions. -- 1980-2009. -- 12 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The University Women's Club of Peterborough adopted a new name on 26 February 1991 and became the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club. At that time they adopted a new constitution. The University Women's Club of Peterborough was founded in March 1937 as a member club of the Canadian Federation of University Women. The International Federation of University Women was founded in Europe in the Spring of 1919. On their return to Canada, delegates to that meeting from University Women's Clubs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg and other Canadian cities met again in August 1919 to create the Canadian Federation of University Women, with Mrs. Margaret Stovel McWilliams of the Winnipeg Club as President. The Canadian organization's aims were to promote the highest standards of education at all levels, to encourage participation in public affairs in the political, economical and cultural fields, and to safeguard and improve the economic, legal and professional status of women in Canada and the World. The International Federation of University Women aims to promote understanding among women of different cultures. There are Member Federations of the IFUW throughout the world and member Clubs of CFUW in all parts of Canada.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of minutes, programs, newsletters and annual reports of the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club. Also included are newsletters, annual reports, action papers, and directories of the CFUW national office.


Custodial History: This fonds was in the custody of Kathleen Bowley before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2009.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Kathleen Bowley in 2009.

Restrictions: N

Accruals: This fonds along with 89-003, 89-010, 90-010, 95-012, 97-005, 97-012, 05-004, 07-004 and 08-006 is an addition to 88-008. Further accruals are expected.

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Box 1


1. CFUW Peterborough Club Awards Committee: minutes and records from its inception in 1987 to the end of its fiscal year in June, 2003

2. CFUW Peterborough Club: minutes, programs, newsletters, membership lists and annual reports, June 2006-May 2008 - "Volume 26" (Bound item); plus Local Arrangements Committee for the Ontario Council AGM, 2007, final report July 2007

3. IFUW Triennial (Ottawa 2001) post-conference tour hospitality, 18th August 2001 dinner at the Canadian Canoe Museum hosted by the Peterborough and Northumberland clubs

Bundle: CFUW Peterborough Interest Group, the Lustrum Investment Group records: three books covering the years 1980 to 1994

4. CFUW national office, Ottawa: directories 2006-2008; The Communicator, scattered issues 2007-2008; Annual Report 2008; action papers, etc.