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Woman's Auxiliary fonds. - 1883-1974

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Main Entry
Woman's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church of Canada
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5.6 m of textual and graphic materials
Fonds Number
007
Fonds
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5.6 m of textual and graphic materials
Administrative History
The Woman’s Auxiliary was founded in April 1885 “for the promotion of missionary effort”. The first president was Margaret Medley, wife of the Bishop of Fredericton and Archbishop of the Province of Canada. Roberta E. Tilton of Ottawa was the major force in organizing both diocesan and parochial branches and in promoting the affiliation of existing groups and societies. The “Letter Leaflet” was a monthly publication first produced in the Diocese of Toronto. It expanded and became the W.A.’s official publication and in 1923 it was renamed “The Living Message”. The W.A. was reorganized in 1908 following the founding of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) to conform to the structure of General Synod. Caroline M. Patterson Hall was elected president and the first meeting of the General Board was held in Winnipeg. Initially the work of the W.A. included mission education among Girls; Juniors and Little Helpers (Babies) branches; support of women working as missionaries and assistants in Japan (later China and India) and on Indian Reserves; Dorcas work and financial support for the education of missionaries children. A pension fund for women missionaries was established in 1910. In 1912 after several years of discussion the W.A. agreed to assume responsibility for work with women and children overseas. This included additional budgeted expenditures for evangelism, schools and hospitals. This agreement was extended to the Canadian mission field in 1919. In 1928 the general meeting became annual. Recognizing an expanded social service role in 1931 the W.A. added a clause to its Constitution governing its cooperation with the General Board of Religious Education (GBRE) and the Council for Social Service (CSS). In 1966 the constitution was amended and the Woman’s Auxiliary became the Anglican Church Women (ACW). Integration with General Synod was agreed as a national goal and took place in 1973. Since that time the organization exists by choice at the diocesan and parish levels.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the constitution; minutes; legal records; reports; correspondence; missionary employment records; financial records; administration files; printed materials; photographs; scrapbooks; and audiovisual materials.
The fonds is arranged in the following series: Series 1. Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1889-1973; Series 2. Constitution of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1885-1970; Series 3. Legal records, 1883-1968; Series 4. Annual Meeting Reports, 1886-1973; Series 5. Executive Committee Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1886-1973; Series 6. Records of the W.A. President, 1885-1960; Series 7. Records of the Corresponding Secretary, 1890-1948; Series 8. Records of the Recording Secretary, 1918, 1929; Series 9. Records of the Dorcas Secretary, 1886-1964; Series 10. General, 1886-1962; Series 11. Literature and Supply, 1913; Series 12. Junior and Little Helpers, 1926-1964; Series 13. Committees, 1893-1974; Series 14. Missionaries, 1891-1961; Series 15. Finance records, 1887-1971; Series 16. Anglican Church Women Administration Files, 1969-1974; Series 17. Printed Materials, 1886-1971; Series 18. Diocesan Reports, 1885-1974.
Related Fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds
Main Entry
Woman's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate Name
Church of England Woman's Auxiliary to Missions
Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Domestic and Foreign Missions of the Church of England in Canada
Woman's Auxiliary to the Church of England in Canada
Woman's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church Women
Subjects
Missionaries - Women
Accession Number
GS76-15; GS87-19; M2011-10
P7562; P8402; P8439
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Jeannie Panrucker and others working on a project in a school auditorium. - [195-?]

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Fonds
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Series
Living Message photographs
Material Type
Graphic material
Description Level
Item
  1 image  
Fonds Number
007
Fonds
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Series
Living Message photographs
Material Type
Graphic material
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photoprint : b&w. ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photo consists of children working on crafts at a table while other children are gathered on a stage. The girls are wearning small green hats.
Personal Name
Panrucker, Jeannie
Accession Number
P8402
Item Number
155
Images
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Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) fonds. - 1880-1904

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Main Entry
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS)
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1.14 m of textual records
Fonds Number
006
Fonds
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1.14 m of textual records
Administrative History
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada was formed by Canon XIX of the Provincial Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, September, 1883. The books were closed in 1902 when it amalgamated with the Canada Church Missionary Association, into the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) created by the General Synod in 1902.
Dr. C.H. Mockridge, General Secretary, and J.J. Mason, General Treasurer, were the chief administrative officers of the DFMS until 1893 when the full-time position of Secretary-Treasurer was created, in which Dr. Mockridge served until December 1896. From 1897 to 1901, Canon A. Spencer served as Honorary Secretary. In 1901, Canon Grout took over as acting Secretary to oversee the transfer of the administration of the missions to the MSCC. Mr. C.A. Eliot served the DFMS as Honorary Treasurer, 1897-1902, and continued as Treaurer with the MSCC.
The Woman's Auxliary, formed in Ottawa in April 1885, co-operated with the DFMS. The DFMS supplied funds to a number of missions in several Canadian dioceses and to a number of foreign missionaries, particularly in Japan. At first administration was handled through the British societies, but gradually the Canadian Missions became self-supporting by 1899. Money was raised in a number of annual campaigns: the Epiphany and Ascensiontide Appeals and the Children's Lenten Letter.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of legal records, minutes, correspondence, financial records, and printed materials.
The fonds is arranged in the following series: Series 1: Canons, constitution, and minutes, 1880-1902 Series 2: Records of the Secretary, 1889-1902 Series 3: Records of the Treasurer, 1883-1904 Series 4: Printed Materials, 1883-1903
Related Fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Canadian Church Missionary Society fonds
Main Entry
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS)
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada -- Missions
Accession Number
GS75-102
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