Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Talbot Chapter fonds- Miscellaneous historical information series
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Assorted papers, Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Talbot
-Includes the following records:
-"IODE: What It Is and What It Does" pamphlet.
-Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire- Suggestions for Ceremonial for Opening and Closing Chapter Meetings.
-"Thanksgiving and Prayer: To be Used at Chapter Meetings Until Further Notice",
-Notes regarding the Machine Gun Fund, August 5, 1915-November 9, 1916.
-Constitution of the Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire and the Children of the Empire (Junior Branch). Incorporated by Special Act of the Dominion of Canada, 1917.
-A list of soldiers from West Elgin who served overseas during the First World War.
-a report under the War Charities Act of 1917.
-a 1928 written statement regarding The Ellis Sifton V.C. Memorial Medal. This is a gold medal that is to be given each year to the pupil (resident in Dutton or Dunwich) obtaining the highest marks at the High School Entrance examination held in Dutton.
The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE), Talbot Chapter, Dutton, Ontario, held its organizational meeting on September 11, 1914. The Chapter disbanded in 1928, holding its' last meeting on February 10, 1928. "The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire was founded in 1900 in Fredericton, NB, by Margaret Polson Murray of Montréal, who envisioned an organization of women devoted to encouraging imperialism. Beginning with an educational mandate promoting Britain and British institutions through the schools, it became actively involved in both world wars in supporting Canada's efforts on behalf of Britain and the allies. In 1979 the name IODE was officially adopted. IODE chapters are made up of women from many walks of life with a common interest in volunteering their time to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need, through educational, social service and citizenship programs. Other areas of interest included immigration, child welfare, community health and social services. In recent years the IODE has concentrated more on community affairs, supporting Canadian educational, cultural and social developments. Although its membership has declined it remains an active women's organization, with 8000 members in 400 branches in 1999."
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Talbot Chapter, Dutton.
Fonds is organized into the following series:
-Miscellaneous historical information, ca. 1916-1928