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Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society

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Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society

Fonds #

2057

Title

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society

Dates of Creation

1891-1927

Extent

14 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The Women's Literary Society was formed during the 1890-1891 academic year. It had an aim to provide interesting discussion of literary topics. The stated object was "literary improvement and social intercourse" and to provide "a focus for women's activities." The Society met bi-monthly and also held a joint meeting with the Men's Literary Society at regular intervals.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the records of the Women's Literary Society (Ladies' Literary Society) including constitutions, minutes of meetings, financial records, and song books.

Notes

Source of title proper

Title based on contents of the fonds.

Immediate source of acquisition

Records in accession 2007.041v were received from the York Pioneer & Historical Society in 2007.

Accruals

No further accruals are anticipated.

Related groups of records

See also Ephemera Collection for further records related to the Women’s Literary Society. See Union Literary Society Fonds (Fonds 2006) and Literary Association Fonds (Fonds 2005).

General Note

Originally, these records were part of the Records related to Women collection (fonds 2069).  In 2017, they were made into a separate fonds.

Access points

  • Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society
  • Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Ladies' Literary Society

Subjects

  • Student activities
  • Literature—Societies, etc.
  • Universities and colleges—Societies, etc.
  • Women in education

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
1990.134V 1 1 Women’s Literary Society - Minute book 1891–1896
1 2 Women’s Literary Society - Minute book 1896–1901
1 10 Women’s Literary Society - Minute book 1912–1917
2007.041V TR Women’s Literary Society - Minute book 1920–1927
1 3 Women’s Literary Society - Constitution book [n.d.]–1914
1 4 Women’s Literary Society - Treasurer’s book 1894–1909
1 5 Women’s Literary Society - Treasurer’s book 1906–1921
1 6 Women’s Literary Society - Book of expenses of W.L.S. receptions 1902–1908
1 7 Women’s Literary Society- Receipts and authorization notices 1915–1918
1 8 Women’s Literary Society - Printed songbook [ca. 1912]
1 9 Women’s Literary Society - Documents re meetings and wartime cultivation of “simplicity and economy” [ca.1900–ca.1915]