Fonds 010 Canadian Red Cross, Wanham, fonds

Canadian Red Cross, Wanham, fonds. — 1939 – 1976. — 11 cm of textual records.

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Agency History

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.

Custodial History

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 010.01 Minutes
Series 010.02 Correspondence
Series 010.03 Financial Records
Series 010.04 Publications
Series 010.01 Minutes. — 1951 – 1974. — 2 cm of textual records.The series consists of the minutes of the executive of the Wanham Red Cross.
Series 010.02 Correspondence. — 1941 – 1975. — 3 cm of textual records.The series consists of correspondence with the Canadian Red Cross Society, Alberta-Northwest Territories Division and a few notes regarding local campaigns. It also contains canvassers’ lists of contributors and report forms showing the activity of the Wanham Red Cross.
Series 010.03 Financial Records. — 1939 – 1974. — 2 cm of textual records.The series consists of one financial ledger, with receipts and reports clipped to the pages, detailing the financial records of the Red Cross’ operations in Wanham. Financial Statements are included for each year.
Series 010.04 Publications. — 1968 – 1975. — 4 cm of textual records.The series consists of pamphlets, Red Cross magazines such as Dispatch and Action, and annual reports for the Alberta-NWT division.

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