Federated Women's Institute Ontario Collection

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Records of the Federated Women’s Institutes.  Collection includes minutes, annual reports, convention reports, financial statements, information on the Erland Lee Museum and the Adelaide Hoodless Hunter homes, publications, photographs, research notes for “For Home and Country”.

Women’s Institutes were co-founded by Adelaide Hoodless and Erland Lee in Feb. 19, 1897, with the 1st Women’s Institute being in Stoney Creek, Ontario.  The objective was to improve women’s skills in the art of homemaking and childcare.  The motto is of the Women’s Institutes is “For Home and Country”.  In 1997 the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Institutes was recognized.



Types of Materials

  • Audiovisual Material
  • Photographs
  • Published Material
  • Unpublished Material and Manuscripts


52.65 m

How to Access This Resource

XR1 MS A539-XR1 MS A581, XR1 MS A709, XR1 MS A722-XR1 MS A723, XR1 MS A728, XR1 MS A735, XR1 MS A736, XR1 MS A741, XR2 MS A078, XR2 MS A086, XR2 MS A088, XR2 MS A094

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