Fonds MG 21.18 - South Bar Knitting Club fonds

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South Bar Knitting Club fonds

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MG 21.18

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  • 1939-01-06 - 1951-02-12 (Creation)
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    South Bar Knitting Club
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    South Bar (NS)

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2 cm of textual records and 1 photograph

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Fonds was donated by Betty Gentile and Sonya MacKenzie, daughters of original members of the South Bar Knitting Club. Betty Gentile's mother, Mrs. Eldon Miekle, held the records after the club disbanded.

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Fonds consists of two minute books and one photograph of the South Bar Knitting Club. Though the club was formed in 1938, records of meetings begin for the organization on January 6, 1939, and continue until February 12, 1951. The minutes of the club record the election of officers, fundraising events, and general business of each meeting. The minutes detail the involvement of the club in fundraising for the war effort during WWII. Various engagements with other community organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association, Red Cross, and Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire are recorded. The photograph was taken in 1950 and is a black and white image of the members of the society.

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While the binding of the book of minutes beginning in 1939 is partially broken, the books are in fairly good condition. The pages are not overly brittle, there is little discolouration, and only the first few pages are loose. A note of concern is that the second book of minutes is bound by two staples which may degrade over time.

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Betty Gentile and Sonya MacKenzie.

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