Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records

Date
1938-1990
By
Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds
Ref
MS-Group-0228
Description

Comprises Executive Committee minute books (1938-1942, 1946-1967) and annual Council minute books (1938-1955). Also includes scrapbooks consisting of annual reports, clippings, photographs and other federation material (1938-1979), correspondence (1951), photographs, miscellaneous copies of the `Townswoman', copies of the constitution and other miscellaneous administrative material.

Other - NB: Black and white negative (C 16516) of the Shirley guild (Christchurch, 1978) available through the Pictorial Reference Section

Source of title - Supplied

The first Townswomen's Guild in New Zealand was established by Ann E Jerome Spencer in Napier in 1932. In 1937 the New Zealand Union of Townswomen's Guilds, was formed in Wellington. At the 1938 annual council meeting a split resulted in the creation by 13 guilds of the Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds. The Guilds sought to improve the educational, civic and social opportunities for women in cities and towns, and to encourage women's `development as citizens'. The Federation is involved in fundraising activities for various causes and promotes lectures and activities for Guild members. `The Townswomen' is the Federation's journal. In 1992 there were 41 Guilds with a combined membership of 1900.

Quantity: 2 box(es) (12 pieces). 1 folder(s). 1 volume(s). 0.70 Linear Metres.

Physical Description: Mss, typescript, photographs and printed matter

Finding Aids: Preliminary listing available for Acc 90-277 only.

Transfers: To Serials Collection - 5 issues of `NZ Townswoman' transferred to serials.

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Format
2 box(es) (12 pieces), 1 folder(s), 1 volume(s), 0.70 Linear Metres, Minutes (Records), Speeches, Business correspondence, Administrative reports, Scrapbooks, Financial records, Clippings, Photographs, Manuscripts, Mss, typescript, photographs and printed matter
There are 14 items in total.
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There are 14 items in this group.
Date: 11 Oct 1938-6 Sept 1942 From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 78-021-1/2
Date: 1938-1949 From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/4 Description: Quantity: 1 volume(s).
Date: [ca 1966-1981] From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/2 Description: Contains correspondence, list of presidents, club news, historical notes and other miscellaneous material relating to the Milford-North Shore guild. Quantit...
Date: June 1958-Feb 1967 From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 78-021-1/4
Date: 1918-1990 From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/3 Description: Contains newspaper clippings relating to the guilds, dated 1987-1990, two editions of the constitution and rules, dated 1939 and 1962, Federation newsheets f...
Date: 1951-1989 From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/1 Description: Contains correspondence, dated 1951 relating to a gift to Princess Anne from the Dunedin guild, minutes of the executive meeting held in Feb 1989, a Feb 1985...
Date: 1950-1955 From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/5 Description: Quantity: 1 volume(s).
Date: [ca 1945-1978] From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/6 Description: Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, calendars, constitution and rules and other miscellaneous guild material. Quantity: 1 volume(s).
Date: 1960-1985 From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/8 Description: Album contains photographs, cuttings and other material relating to the Shirley guild. Quantity: 1 volume(s).
Date: [ca 1942-1979] From: Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds : Records Ref: 90-277-1/7 Description: Contains correspondence, clippings and other miscellaneous material. Quantity: 1 volume(s).