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Nelson Townswomen's Guild

Collection | Ref # AG 287 | Held by The Nelson Provincial Museum

What is it?

Title:

Nelson Townswomen's Guild

Creator:

Nelson Townswomen's Guild

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

20 v. + 1 folder

Reference number:

AG 287

Former NRAM reference number:

X5166

Description:

The first meeting of the Nelson Townswomen's Guild was held on 3 May 1935 at Burrough House. Miss Jerome Spencer, the founder of the movement in New Zealand, addressed the meeting. A committee was elected and 35 member enrolled. Townswomen's Guilds met monthly, and at other times in smaller groups, for the purpose of furthering their development as citizens by what they do, see and hear in their Guild. The four main activities for which Guild Committees set up circles were: Art (including handicraft), Drama, Music and Social Studies. The Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds closed in 2001. From 2002 the Nelson Townswomen's Guild exists as a social group only.

Records comprise minute books, report books on activities of Circles, membership registers, cash books, constitution & rules, and newspaper cuttings.

Records

Dates covered:

1935 - 2002

Access conditions:

Unrestricted

Finding aids:

Listing available

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