Fonds F0355 - Memorial Society Association of Canada fonds

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Memorial Society Association of Canada fonds

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  • Textual record

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Fonds

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F0355

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Date(s)

  • 1962-1992 (Creation)
    Creator
    Memorial Society Association of Canada.

Physical description

2.0 m of textual records

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Administrative history

The Memorial Society Association of Canada received its letters patent in 1971 although some of the chapters were established as early as 1957 (Edmonton). The purpose of the society was to promote the formation of non-profit memorial societies in Canada and to promote dignity and simplicity in funeral rites. Individuals joined local chapters which then subscribed to the national association. There were local chapters in most provinces. At its height in 1987 the Association had 200,000 paying members. It was disbanded in 1990, and dissolved in 1992.

Scope and content

The fonds documents the activities of the Memorial Society Association of Canada for the promotion of dignity and simplicity in funeral rites for the period 1969-1992. It includes constitution records, minutes of meetings, correspondence and other papers, printed material and financial records.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Constitution and by-laws
Minutes
Correspondence and papers
Printed material
Financial records

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Script of material

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No restrictions on access.

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Finding aids

File lists available.
archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000355.htm

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Accruals

The fonds comprises the following accessions:
1987-006
1988-023
1989-002
1989-038
1991-018
1992-033
1993-005
No further accruals are expected.

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/30 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions.
2018-03-23 KCP: Added GMD.
2003/12/12 Ken Hernden. Updated accruals note and provenance access point to corporate name from personal name.

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