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Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds. - 1890-1990

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Main Entry
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC)
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
719 cm of textual records and other material.
334 photographs : b&w, 120 slides : glass and 5 printing blocks : wood.
36 audio cassettes and transcripts
Fonds Number
101
Fonds
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
719 cm of textual records and other material.
334 photographs : b&w, 120 slides : glass and 5 printing blocks : wood.
36 audio cassettes and transcripts
Administrative History
The Church of England Deaconess and Missionary Training House was established in 1890 as a residential school to prepare women workers for Deaconess and missionary service. In 1947 the name was changed to the Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC). Anglican women from all over Canada came to Toronto to train for work in Christian Education in parishes, medical and teaching services overseas, Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools and reserves, Bishop's Messengers in western Canada, Sunday School by Post and Radio, youth and social work. The Woman's Auxiliary recruits were sent to the AWTC for missionary training for a year or less before being sent out. This was different from the three year diploma program offered to AWTC students. In 1969, the AWTC merged with the United Church's Covenent College to become the Centre for Christian Studies using the former AWTC building on Charles Street, Toronto. In 1997, the building in Toronto was sold and a decision was made to discontinue the traditional residential program in favour of the community based program and to relocate the administrative offices to Winnipeg. In July, 1998, CCS officially moved.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, fundraising and insurance records, architectural plans and blueprints, minutes of meetings, Alumnae and student records, daybooks, financial and legal records, annual reports, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other printed materials, photographs, artifacts, and oral history interviews.
Fonds is arranged in 7 series: Series 1: Committee on Deaconesses, 1890-1897. Series 2: Administration Records of the Deaconess House and AWTC, 1893-1990. Series 3: Committees, 1899-1973. Series 4: Associations, 1896-1990. Series 5: Printed and Miscellaneous Material, 1892-1998. Series 6: Anglican Women’s Training College: A Background Document. – 1893-1990. Series 7: Photographs, 1900-1969.
Related Fonds
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Main Entry
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC)
Corporate Name
Church of England Deaconess and Missionary Training House
United Church of Canada. Covenant College.
Centre for Christian Studies.
Subjects
Deaconesses
Missionaries - Women
Accession Number
M75-27
M85-3
M90-2
M99-02
M2005-09
M2008-05
M2010-07
M2010-12
P7902
P8411
P9011
P2004-07
AV9002
AV9511
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Bishop's Messengers of St. Faith's fonds. - 1950-1986

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Main Entry
Bishop's Messengers of St. Faith's.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Fonds Number
195
Fonds
Bishop's Messengers of St. Faith's fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Administrative History
The Bishop's Messengers of St. Faith's, founded in 1928 by Marguerita Fowler, preached and conducted services of prayer, visitation, Sunday School and confirmation classes in school houses, homes and mission churches in the isolated regions of the Prairies where few clergymen were available. The Bishop's Messengers of St. Faith's was later named The Order of St. Faith's and was disbanded in 1979.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of pamphlets and newsletters outlining the order's function and versions of its constitution. Also includes photocopies of short histories of the Bishop's Messengers of St. Faith's including, The Story of St. Faith's, by Marguerita D. Fowler, O.B.E.
Related Fonds
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds
Main Entry
Bishop's Messengers of St. Faith's.
Personal Name
Fowler, Marguerita D., 1884-1970
Corporate Name
Order of St. Faith's
Subjects
Missionaries.
Anglican Church of Canada -- Religious orders
Accession Number
M80-19
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Fellowship of Deaconesses fonds. - 1958-1972

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Main Entry
Fellowship of Deaconesses.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
19.5 cm of textual records.
Fonds Number
155
Fonds
Fellowship of Deaconesses fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
19.5 cm of textual records.
Administrative History
The Fellowship of Deaconesses was formed in 1959. Its purpose was to deepen spiritual life of Deaconesses, to provide contact with the General Synod Committee on Women's Work, to provide official representation of the order and to spread the knowledge and increase understanding of the order.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, essays and reports. Includes a draft copy of the Church Workers Association for the Anglican Church.
Related Fonds
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds
Main Entry
Fellowship of Deaconesses.
Subjects
Women and religion.
Accession Number
M76-9
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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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