Fonds FW 14 - United Church Women Saskatchewan Conference fonds

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United Church Women Saskatchewan Conference fonds

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Saskatchewan Conference U.C.W. sub-series (A.381.XIV.A, C.1 and C.2).

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FW 14

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25 cm (approx.) of textual records

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Administrative history

The United Church Women (U.C.W.) was formed in 1962, from an amalgamation of United Church Woman's Missionary Society (W.M.S.) and Woman's Association (W.A.) organizations, across the country. Existing Women's Federation (W.F.) groups were also incorporated into the UCW. Local and Presbytery-level groups developed along similar lines to national bodies, becoming local and presbyterial U.C.W. units in January 1962.

In October 2012, Saskatchewan’s U.C.W. Conference Coordinating Committee voted to disband and be replaced by the Women of the United Church of Canada Network. The mandate of the new network included communicating and supporting U.C.W. activities.

Custodial history

Records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1961 and 1986. Their original provenance is unclear.

From 1925 through to 1982, the official repository for Conference, Presbytery and local records of the United Church in Saskatchewan was at St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon). In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house their records with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records created by the Saskatchewan Branch of the U.C.W., its members, treasurers, circles and committees. Contents include: meeting minutes (1961-1963, 1968-1970); membership rolls; lists of executives and provisional committees (1961-1970); annual reports (1963-1970); programmes; financial accounts book (1961-1970); correspondence files; histories of local U.C.W. units; and scrapbooks (1962-1970).

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Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A.381.XIV were arranged sometime before 1990.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in sections A.381.XIV.A, C.1 and C.2.

Associated materials

Records from Saskatchewan UCW local and presbytery-level units are included in separate parts of the UCC Living Skies Region Archives. The primary collection of records from the national U.C.W. is held by United Church of Canada Archives (Toronto), in fonds F523, as are those of earlier national-level United Church women’s organizations.


Further accruals are expected.

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Textual records: A.381.XIV.A.1 to A.21; A.381.XIV.C.1 to C.2

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