Fonds MG 4126 - Alumnae Society Fonds

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Alumnae Society Fonds

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CA MUA MG 4126

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  • 1880-1974 (Creation)
    Alumnae Society

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0.6 m of textual records

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In 1889 the first eight women to earn degrees at McGill formed the Mu Teta Society and in 1890 the name was changed to the Alumnae Society of McGill University. The society's original intention was to maintain close contact between former classmates and to provide assistance to McGill women students. Its objectives later expanded to include educational and social service activities for the Montreal community. The Alumnae Society accomplished these objectives through the work of its various committees which have given support to special projects at times, such as the University Settlement, the Montreal Children's Library and the St. Anne's Military Hospital Library. The society has had a close connection to Royal Victoria College and is affiliated with the Canadian Federation of University Women and with the local Montreal Council of Women. In the 1980s, the Alumnae Society represented the largest branch and club of the Graduates' Society (incorporated in 1880)/=.

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The fonds reflects Gwen Buchanan's activities within and the activities of the Alumnae Society as demonstrated through scrapbooks of clippings, correspondence, programmes, lectures, certificates, and photographs.

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Deposited by George Finders, 28 October 1988


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1988-0072; 1996-0118

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