Published Facts and Historical Events of the Women's Institute Volume 1
Publication:
Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON), 1956
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Description
Creator:
Verna Rowena Conant, Creator
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Scrapbooks
Description:
This is a scrapbook created by Verna Rowena Conant, daughter of Christina Smith, who was President of the first branch of the Women's Institute in Stoney Creek. This volume features articles both published and unpublished, booklets, programs, and other memorabilia, all pertaining to the early history of the Women's Institutes. This volume contains clippings that date from 1897 to 1956.

Contents Include:

- Booklet entitled "This is the site of Squires Hall Stoney Creek where was formed the First Women's Institute in the World 1897" (7 pages total)
- Women's Institute Convention ribbon, 1904, held at OAC, Guelph
- Article on Adelaide Hoodless "A Voice that Cried in the Wilderness"
- Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead pamphlet
- Memorial to Mrs. Hoodless
- Portrait of Adelaide Hoodless installed at MacDonald Hall, 1912
- Lee Family genealogy and story of founding of the first Women's Institute
- 1916 Canadian Home Journal section on the Canadian Women's Institutes
- Biography of Christina Armstrong Smith (mother of Verna Conant)
- Report of First Six Meetings of Stoney Creek Women's Institute, by Mrs. E.D. Smith
- Canadian Home Journal, January 1915, features number of WIs in different provinces (pages 24-28, 32) (37 total pages)
- Canadian Home Journal, February 1915 (note Institute Reports with Mrs. E.D. Smith's writing) (34 total pages)
- Canadian Women's Institutes, Canadian Home Journal, October 1916
- Articles about Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir
- South Wentworth WI 25th Anniversary with Chairman Erland Lee, 1922
- Ontario Agricultural and Experimental Union 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting, OAC, Guelph, 1939 program
- Various clippings about the WI during WWII (including Jam for Britain Campaign)
- Letter to Mrs. Conant from Madge Robertson Watt, 1943
- Western Ontario Convention Area, WI, 1944 program
- Clippings about the 40th Anniversary of the WI
- Clippings about the 50th Anniversary of the WI
- Greeting letter from E.D. Smith regarding the 50th Anniversary of the WI
- Home and Country (UK WI Magazine), Southern Counties Supplement, March 1947, 24 pages total
- Correspondence between Mrs. Conant and the Girl Guides Association
- FWIO 50th Anniversary booklet, 11 pages total
- Clippings regarding the death of Mrs. Watt
- 33rd Annual Report of the NFWI (UK), 39 total pages
- "Pageant of the Years" featuring Frank and Marjorie Lee portraying Erland and Janet Lee and Mrs. Emberley's sister portraying Adelaide Hoodless, 1951
- The International Peace Garden "History and Progress" booklet, "see page 7" written on cover, 8 total pages
- ACWW bulletin, 1953, 7 pages
- The Countrywoman, July 1953, 8 pages
- Special Women's Institute Issue of the Stoney Creek News, 1953
- Clippings/booklets/documents relating to the ACWW Conference held in Toronto in 1953
- New FWIC President from Saskatchewan, 1953
- Several issues of "The Countrywoman," 1950s
Date of Publication:
1956
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
x999.014.002a
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.21681 Longitude: -79.76633
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder:
Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario (FWIO)
Location of Original:
Erland Lee Museum
Terms of Use:
For commercial use, please contact copyright holder for permission and details
Reproduction Notes:
Contact the holder of the original. If the book is in a member's home, please contact the copyright holder.
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Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
 
 
 

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Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2Y6
905-662-2691

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Published Facts and Historical Events of the Women's Institute Volume 1


This is a scrapbook created by Verna Rowena Conant, daughter of Christina Smith, who was President of the first branch of the Women's Institute in Stoney Creek. This volume features articles both published and unpublished, booklets, programs, and other memorabilia, all pertaining to the early history of the Women's Institutes. This volume contains clippings that date from 1897 to 1956.

Contents Include:

- Booklet entitled "This is the site of Squires Hall Stoney Creek where was formed the First Women's Institute in the World 1897" (7 pages total)
- Women's Institute Convention ribbon, 1904, held at OAC, Guelph
- Article on Adelaide Hoodless "A Voice that Cried in the Wilderness"
- Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead pamphlet
- Memorial to Mrs. Hoodless
- Portrait of Adelaide Hoodless installed at MacDonald Hall, 1912
- Lee Family genealogy and story of founding of the first Women's Institute
- 1916 Canadian Home Journal section on the Canadian Women's Institutes
- Biography of Christina Armstrong Smith (mother of Verna Conant)
- Report of First Six Meetings of Stoney Creek Women's Institute, by Mrs. E.D. Smith
- Canadian Home Journal, January 1915, features number of WIs in different provinces (pages 24-28, 32) (37 total pages)
- Canadian Home Journal, February 1915 (note Institute Reports with Mrs. E.D. Smith's writing) (34 total pages)
- Canadian Women's Institutes, Canadian Home Journal, October 1916
- Articles about Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir
- South Wentworth WI 25th Anniversary with Chairman Erland Lee, 1922
- Ontario Agricultural and Experimental Union 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting, OAC, Guelph, 1939 program
- Various clippings about the WI during WWII (including Jam for Britain Campaign)
- Letter to Mrs. Conant from Madge Robertson Watt, 1943
- Western Ontario Convention Area, WI, 1944 program
- Clippings about the 40th Anniversary of the WI
- Clippings about the 50th Anniversary of the WI
- Greeting letter from E.D. Smith regarding the 50th Anniversary of the WI
- Home and Country (UK WI Magazine), Southern Counties Supplement, March 1947, 24 pages total
- Correspondence between Mrs. Conant and the Girl Guides Association
- FWIO 50th Anniversary booklet, 11 pages total
- Clippings regarding the death of Mrs. Watt
- 33rd Annual Report of the NFWI (UK), 39 total pages
- "Pageant of the Years" featuring Frank and Marjorie Lee portraying Erland and Janet Lee and Mrs. Emberley's sister portraying Adelaide Hoodless, 1951
- The International Peace Garden "History and Progress" booklet, "see page 7" written on cover, 8 total pages
- ACWW bulletin, 1953, 7 pages
- The Countrywoman, July 1953, 8 pages
- Special Women's Institute Issue of the Stoney Creek News, 1953
- Clippings/booklets/documents relating to the ACWW Conference held in Toronto in 1953
- New FWIC President from Saskatchewan, 1953
- Several issues of "The Countrywoman," 1950s