Item 2019.12.1 - Women's Intercollegiate Debating Union

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Women's Intercollegiate Debating Union

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CA ON00357 2057-2019.12.1

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  • January 1913 - 1921 (Creation)

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1 plaque : silver plate mounted on wood, crest shaped 26 x 34 cm.

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Plaque contains medallions engraved with the name of the College and the year won arranged around a central crest which reads, "Presented to Women's Intercollegiate Debating Union Jan 1913."

Award winners are recorded as follows:
Victoria, 1912-1913
Victoria, 1913-1914
Victoria, 1914-1915
University College, 1915-1916
St. Hilda's College, 1916-1917
McMaster, 1917-1918
Victoria, 1918-1919
Victoria, 1919-1920
Victoria, 1920-1921

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Some nails are missing and it is heavily tarnished. Last reviewed by Conservation in 2021.

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Believed to have originated with the Women's Literary Society. Transferred to the University Archives by the Principal's Office in 2019 after being located in a kitchen cabinet. It is not known how that office ended up with this plaque.


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