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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Committee of Management Fonds

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Committee of Management Fonds

Series 1: Records of the Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee / Wymilwood Committee

Title

Records of the Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee / Wymilwood Committee

Dates of Creation

1917-1930

Extent

12 cm of textual records

Administrative History

 It had been decided by the Board of Regents in consultation with the Committee of Management, the Victoria Women's Association and the Alumnae Association that there was a need for a Women's Union in order to meet the needs of the growing number of women students on campus, particularly those not living in residence. M.H. Skinner, a graduate of Victoria College was appointed as the first Head of the Union. The Women's Union opened in 1917 in South Hall and all women students were required to pay $4 to support it. The Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee consisted of the Chancellor, the Head of the Union, the Head of Houses for the women's residences, and the Dean [of Men?] and oversaw the activities of the Union. Margaret Addison was not involved.

In 1925, Mrs. C.R. Wood and donated her residence to the University and Lady Flavelle provided a significant financial donation which was used to furnish and renovate the estate. The Wymilwood Committee was formed in 1925 and included Lady Flavelle and Mrs. Wood and it was decided that the Women's Union would would be moved to Wymilwood. Wymilwood was officially opened on January 14th, 1926. The new Head of the Union was Miss Dortothy Kilpatrick reported to the Wymilwood Committee, along with the Dean of Women and the Chancellor. The financial management of Wymilwood was overseen by the Committee of Managment.

Scope and Content

Series consists of the minutes of the Women's Student Union Advisory Committee and minutes of the Wymilwood Committee.  Also includes reports of the Head of the Union, the Union's financial records, lists of members, and ephemera from the opening of Wymilwood.

Notes

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series

Accruals

No further accruals are anticipated

Related groups of records

See the ephemera collection.

General note

Records were initally placed in the Records related to Women collection, but we made into their own series under the Committee of Management to better reflect their provenance.

Access points

  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Wymilwood

Subjects

  • Student aid
  • Student housing
  • Women college students
  • Women—Societies and clubs

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
1990.138V 1 1 Minutes of Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee 1917-1919
  1 2 Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee : Announcements re opening of Women's Student Union 1917
  1 3 Special Committee (to consider a Student's Union and appointment of a woman on the staff) 1917
  1 4 Reports of Head of the Women's Student Union [M.H. Skinner, Head of the Union] 1917
  1 5 Reports of Head of the Women's Student Union [M.H. Skinner, Head of the Union] 1918
  1 6 Reports of Head of the Women's Student Union [M.H. Skinner, Head of the Union] 1919
  1 7 Report to the Committee of Management of the Victoria Women's Union of the Dietitian, H.R. Carscadden 1919
  1 8 Committee on Student's Union and Women's Residence 1920
  1 9 Women's Student Union Financial statements, South Hall 1917-1919
  1 10 Lists of Graduate Members and Guests - Victoria Women's Union [written by M.H. Skinner, Head of the Union] 1917-1920
  1 11 Correspondence and circulars of the Head of the Union 1917-1926
  1 12 Documents re gift of Wymilwood 1925-1926
  1 13 Printed ephemera and clippings re opening of Wymilwood 1926
  1 14 Reports of Head of the Women's Student Union 1926-1930
  1 15 Rules for the Union 1919-1925
  1 16 Wymilwood Operating Account Statements 1926
  1 17 Minute book of Wymilwood Committee 1925-1928
  1 18 Minute book of Wymilwood Committee 1928-1932
  1 19 Minute book of Sub-Committee on Rates [ca. 1926-1928]