Fonds PR0554 - Dorcas Society fonds

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Dorcas Society fonds

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    • 1924-1964 (Creation)

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    0.06 m of textual records

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    The Circle A Independent Dorcas Society, known as the Dorcas Society, was formed by Mrs. W. H. Bell and held its first meeting on January 24, 1924 in Edmonton, Alberta. Bell organized the Dorcas Society after hearing Mrs. Mary Finlay, Superintendent of Beulah Home, speak about Beulah Home in Bell's church.

    The Society met once a month and the members made baby clothes, donated household items and food, and raised money through teas and other means, all for the benefit of Beulah Home, a home for unwed mothers to have their children. Mrs. Bell also encouraged the formation of other 'circles' in Edmonton to help aid Beulah Home.

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    Fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, and correspondence of the Dorcas Society dating from 1924 to 1964.

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    Miss Enith Hunsperger, Secretary of Beulah Home, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1993.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        This fonds was donated at the same time and in the same accession as Beulah Home fonds.

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