Series 6: Material Relating to Associated Alumnae Fundraising Campaigns. – 1947-1954.  – 6 cm of textual records.

Administrative History:
There were several major fund raising campaigns undertaken by and/or contributed towards by the Associated Alumnae since its inception in 1910.  One was the joint Alumnae/Alumni War Memorial Fund initiated to finance the conversion of UNB’s Memorial Hall into a Student Centre; the conversion of Memorial Hall was done in commemoration of  UNB students who died in World Wars I and II.  Also, the Associated Alumnae were responsible for the establishment of Maggie Jean Chestnut House, a women’s residence for UNB students.   Maggie Jean Chestnut House (811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton), was originally the property of the Bank of Montreal.  Lord Beaverbrook bought the property which he later donated to the Associated Alumnae to use as a UNB women’s residence.  The Maggie Jean Chestnut Ladies’ Residence was opened in the fall of 1949 providing accommodation for twenty-one female students.

Scope and Content: This series contains material relating to the War Memorial Fund including reports, correspondence, minutes, floor plans, leaflets, a brochure, and an honour roll listing all those from UNB who died during the two wars.  In addition, a gift book presented to the Maggie Jean Chestnut Women’s Residence by Emma Gale Slocom on 24 Oct 1949, consisting of correspondence and the names of all contributors of money and gifts, is also included.  Record formats are original and copied, consisting of  manuscript and typescript.

Arrangement is chronological within Campaign.


Title is based on the content of the series

Related Records:

Memorial Student Centre
    Maggie Jean Chestnut House
General Note:  References to other fundraising campaigns and projects can be found dispersed throughout the fonds particularly within the first six series. 

Box 6
File 01 War Memorial/Memorial Students’ Centre; 1947-1954
File 02
Maggie Jean Chestnut House - Gift Book; 1949

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