Fonds - United Church Home for Girls fonds

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United Church Home for Girls fonds

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  • 1913-1974 (Creation)
    United Church Home For Girls (Burnaby, B.C.)

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89 cm of textual records

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In 1913, the Presbyterian Church established a home for unwed mothers in Vancouver. Less than a year later, the home was moved to its first Burnaby location and soon became known as the Burnaby Home For Girls. The Home was administered by its own Board of Control under the general supervision of the Presbyterian Social Service Council and later under the Board of Evangelism and Social Service of the United Church. From 1970, the Board of Control reported to the Metropolitan Council of the United Church in the Lower Mainland. Eventually, the Board included representatives of the Anglican and Baptist Churches. The primary purpose of the Home was to provide interdenominational social service to unmarried mothers-to-be, offering shelter, medical care, and Christian fellowship. The Home was closed in 1973.

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The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Control (1913-1973), annual reports of the superintendent (1916-1972), correspondence of the Board Chairman, minutes and other records of the finance committee, records of the Burnaby Home Task Force of the Metropolitan Council, records of the women's auxiliary (1912-1973), and other material.

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Transferred to the Archives by British Columbia Conference


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  • English

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Some access restrictions apply

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-27

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ChUn 24

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives

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Revised December 9, 2010

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  • English

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