Annesley Student Government Association fonds

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Name of Creator

Annesley Student Government Association

Dates of Material



Annesley Student Government Association fonds


24 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The Annesley Student Government Association was formed in 1906 in response to a general demand among students for self-government. Prior to this, decisions about women students in residence was the purview of the Women's Residence and Educational Association (the Victoria Women's Association) and the Committee of Management, the Dean of Women and the Senate. The ASGA had an executive with a chairman known as the Head of the House and along with Dean Addison, they created a code of conduct. In 1911, the Chancellor of the University wrote to Dean Addison with concerns about discipline at Annesley Hall and noted his intention to bring the issue to the Senate. As a result, a Committee of the Senate was formed to review the code of conduct and student self-government, which the ASGA was promoting. In 1912, The Annesley Hall Commission was tasked by the Senate to report on this issues. The final report found confidence in the idea of student government and Dean Addison and suggested more power be given to her and the the students. Opposition by President Burwash and several members of the Committee of Management however, put this on hold. In 1914, the new President, Richard Pinch Bowles, signed the charter of the Annesley Student Government Association, which permitted the establishment of the Women's Students Council and the Annesley Student Government Association continued its existence as a residence council. In 1934, it became part of the Victoria College Union.

Custodial history

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

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of minutes, constitutions and regulations, reports, correspondence and other records of the Annesley Student Government Association and its successor the Annesley Addison Student Government Association.


Immediate Source of Acquisition



This is a closed fonds. No further accruals are anticipated.

General Notes

For related information, please see:
Dean of Student fonds (Fonds 2143), Series 1 for records of the ASGA after 1991.
Committee of Management Fonds (Fonds 2058)
V.W.A. Fonds (Fonds 2095).
Dean of Women's fonds (Fonds 2067) for the Dean's records related to the ASGA.
Fonds 2019 - Students' Council fonds.
For records of the Men's Residence Council prior to 1991 see the Men's Residence Council Fonds (Fonds 2077).


Student/Alumni Organizations

Box/File List

Identifiersort descending Title Date
1990.136V-1-1 Minute book of Annesley Student Government Association
1990.136V-1-2 Minute book of Annesley Student Government Association
1990.136V-1-3 Annesley Student Government Association - Minute book South Hall residents, 1920–1921, A.S.G.A., 1923–1930
1990.136V-1-4 Minute book of Annesley Student Government Association
1990.136V-1-5 Printed constitutions and regulations of Annesley Student Government Association
1912, 1920
1990.136V-1-6 Contract of Annesley Student Government Association for federation with Victoria College Union
1990.136V-2-20 Annesley-Addison Student Government Association
1990.136V-2-21 Annesley-Addison Student Government Association
2005.076V-8-5 Addison-Annesley Student Government Association (AASGA) Constitution Committee minutes
2005.076V-8-6 AASGA Executive minutes 1971–1977
2005.076V-8-7 AASGA Executive minutes 1977-1980
2005.076V-8-8 AASGA Executive minutes 1980-1984
2005.076V-9-1 AASGA Executive minutes 1984-1988
2005.076V-9-2 AASGA Executive minutes 1988–1990
2005.076V-9-3 AASGA Executive minutes 1990-1991