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Shining Waters Presbyterial UCW fonds

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Shining Waters Presbyterial UCW fonds. -- 1911; 1962-2012. -- 32 cm of textual records.-- ca. 285 photographs


Shining Waters Presbyterial UCW (United Church Women) is a Peterborough, Ontario, organization. Prior to 2013, it was known as Peterborough UCW Presbyterial. Shining Waters Presbterial UCW is part of a larger organization, United Church Women, formally established in 1962 through the amalgamation of two United Church women’s groups, the Woman’s Association and the Woman’s Missionary Society. As stated in Voices of United Church Women, 1962-2002, the UCW’s purpose is “to unite the women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a medium through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship and service.” (p.v)


Fonds is comprised of annual reports, historical accounts, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs and membership lists of Shining Waters Presbyterial UCW.


Custodial History: Fonds was in created by Shining Waters Presbyterial UCW and in the custody of the organization’s Archivist, June Drain, before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2019.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from June Drain in 2019.

Restrictions: N

Related fonds: 05-1006

Arrangement: The scrapbooks are organized primarily in date order; the items within them are fully identified and described.


Box 1

Voices of United Church Women, 1962-2002 / edited by Elizabeth Gillan Muir, 2002

Peterborough Presbyterial U.C.W. Annual Reports, 1989, 1995, 1997-2000, 2002-2008, 2010-2012

Scrapbooks (4), dated 1962-1998; 1962-1987; 1962-1997 and 2000-2012: included are photographs, programs, historical accounts, newspaper clippings, membership lists, etc.; also, a copy of The Ladies’ Aid Manual by  R.E. Smith, 1911