Series 2 - Records of the Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee / Wymilwood Committee

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

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CA ON00357 2058-2

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  • 1917-1930 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records

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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 Management.

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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.

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Records were initially 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.

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