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Themis Club fonds (P236)

1858-1981. - 40 cm of textual records.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

Organized in 1914 and incorporated in 1919, the Themis Club (1919-1981) was established as the first women's social club in Canada. The first president of the incorporated club was Margaret Rymer and other predidents included Helen D. Rhind, Edith J. Cresswell and Lois J. Daly. In 1919, the club acquired a permanent establishment on Sherbrooke Street West. By the 1920s the membership reached 250 and the club established links with other women's club in Great Britain and the United States. Although the membership eventually grew to 650, a decline set in by the 1970s. The club's charter was abandoned in 1981.

(Source : Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.297)

Scope and Content:

The Themis Club fonds gives administrative information on the Themis Club. The fonds is divided in two series: Administration papers and Administration books.

The records consist of articles of incorporation, printed by-laws and lists of members, minutes of semi-annual and annual meetings of the board of directors and of general membership meetings, correspondence of the president concerning the dissolution of the club. The financial records consists of bonds, trust of deeds, mortages and financial statements and auditors reports.

(Source : Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.297)