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Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society fonds
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CA ON00357 2057
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14 cm of textual records
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The Women's Literary Society was formed during the 1890-1891 academic year. It had an aim to provide interesting discussion of literary topics. The stated object was "literary improvement and social intercourse" and to provide "a focus for women's activities." The Society met bi-monthly and also held a joint meeting with the Men's Literary Society at regular intervals.
Originally, these records were part of the Records related to Women collection (fonds 2069). In 2017, they were made into a separate fonds.
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Fonds consists of the records of the Women's Literary Society (Ladies' Literary Society) including constitutions, minutes of meetings, financial records, and song books.
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Records in accession 2007.041V were received from the York Pioneer & Historical Society in 2007.
2016.18.17 - Trophy - was found un-accessioned in the Archives and processed in 2016.
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No further accruals are anticipated.
See also the Ephemera Collection: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/ephemera
For information on other Literary Societies and Associations at Victoria, see Fonds 2005 - Literary Association fonds; Fonds 2006 - Union Literary Society; Fonds 2089 - Literary Societies.
See also WLS Debating Trophy in collection 2188 - Artifacts Collection.