Fonds 196 Ladies Auxiliary to the Sexsmith Legion Branch 60

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Ladies Auxiliary to Sexsmith Branch #60 of the Canadian Legion B.E.S.L. fonds
Reference code: 0196
Date: 1949-1997 (date of creation)
Physical description: 16 cm of textual records
Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Exported from AoR and added to new database Oct. 2022 – JL

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

A meeting was held on February 6, 1950 with the Sexsmith Legion Branch #60 to organize a Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion. Eleven ladies were present. Jack Thorpe chaired the meeting and Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson was elected president, Mrs. Gertha Cameron, first vice-president, Mrs. Melanie Brown, second vice-president, Mrs. Marion Brown, secretary, Mrs. Irene Thorpe, treasurer, and Mrs. June Peterson, Escort. There were seventeen charter members and meetings were held once a month. Activities over the seventeen years of the group’s life included raffles, whist drives, bingos, bake sales and banquets, donations to the Polio fund and to the Edmonton Home for Ex-Servicemen’s Children, work bees to scrub and polish the Memorial Center or to pack parcels for servicemen overseas, and treating themselves to a Chinese supper at the Nu Palace café. Lots of good companionship accompanied plenty of hard work.

Custodial history

The records of the Sexsmith Ladies Auxilary to the Legion Branch #60 were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Margaret Gummer in 2005.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of the history of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Sexsmith Legion Branch 60, minutes and membership records, orginal membership applications, financial records and publications sent to the group from their provincial organization, the Alberta-N.W.T. Command.


Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.

Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.


No accruals are expected.

Access points

  • Textual record (documentary form)
  • Military (subject)
  • Women (subject)
  • Organizations* (subject)

Table of contents

0196.01, History, 1950-1997

0196.02, Minutes and Membership, 1950-1996

0196.03, Financial Records, 1950-1997

0196.04, Associated Organizations, 1949-1993

Series descriptions

Series 0196.01: History

Date: 1950-1997 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of a written summary of the history of the organization including names of the charter members and members added to 1959.

Series 0196.02: Minutes and Membership

Date: 1950-1996 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of minutes and membership records from 1950-1997, minutes and attendance from zone meetings, 1960-1963, and original individual membership application forms.

Series 0196.03: Financial Records

Date: 1950-1997 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of the financial records, receipts and disbursements, from 1950-1997

Series 0196.04: Associated Organizations

Date: 1949-1993 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of ritual and procedure booklets, by-laws, and convention reports of the Alberta-N.W.T. Command, and a “Golden Memories” booklet commemorating the Alberta-N.W.T. Command’s 50th anniversary.