Canadian Red Cross, Wanham, fonds. — 1939 – 1976. — 11 cm of textual records.
The Wanham Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society was formed in 1939, at the beginning of World War II. Its purpose was to raise funds and make supplies for hospitals, soldiers and victims overseas. The society campaigned yearly in the Wanham, Belloy, Codesa, Eaglesham, Watino, Heart Valley, Tangent and Woking area.
Helen Harrington, a long-serving community nurse and the driving force behind the Wanham Red Cross, preserved these records. When she moved from Wanham, she deposited them with Wally Tansem, who later donated them to the Archives.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, a financial ledger recording all campaign donations, receipts and bills, and publications such as pamphlets, annual reports and magazines from Canadian Red Cross.
Table of Contents
|Series 010.03||Financial Records|