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Women's Patriotic Association. Trinity Branch, fonds
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1918-1995 (inclusive), 1939-1945 (predominant) (Creation)
- Women's Patriotic Association. Trinity Branch (Trinity, N.L.)
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8 cm of textual records
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The Women’s Patriotic Association (WPA) was formed in 1914 by Lady Davidson, wife of the governor of Newfoundland. Its purpose was to provide assistance to men serving overseas and to dependents at home, by knitting garments, preparing bandages and raising funds for materials. The WPA was dissolved in 1921, but was re-formed in 1939 under the direction of Lady Walwyn. The Trinity branch was formed at that time.
From 1939 to 1945 members of the branch made quantities of knitted goods for men serving overseas. The branch remained active throughout the period of the second World War. In 1948 the Association disbanded. Any remaining funds were donated to the Red Cross Society.
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The fonds represents the Trinity branch of the WPA in Newfoundland, and consists of two printed annual reports of the WPA, Newfoundland, 1918 and 1945, a small amount of correspondence, knitting patterns and records of material issued and work returned. There is also a file of news clippings relating to members of the armed forces from the Trinity area, including some obituaries. The fonds was assembled by Rupert Morris and contained some items which have been removed.
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Donated to the Trinity Historical Society by Rupert Morris.
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Items removed from the fonds are: a photocopy of a chart entitled "Vessels lost by enemy action, 1939-1945"; Fred Mifflin, MP for Bonavista Trinity Conception, Report 24 re July 1st 1996 memorial in France; Newfoundland and Labrador, 400 Years Later: a statistical portrait, St. John's, 1983.
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Created - May 7, 2013
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