A history of the formation and development of Jubilee Guilds/Women's Institutes of Newfoundland and Labrador

Richard, Agnes M.(Agnes Mary) (1987) A history of the formation and development of Jubilee Guilds/Women's Institutes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Fifty-two years ago a tragedy gave birth to the present Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes (formerly known as Jubilee Guilds), yet out of this tragedy has come good fortune for many women in outport Newfoundland. The organization was first formed in response to a disastrous tidal wave which devastated the south coast of Newfoundland in 1929. -- Through their educational programmes, Women's Institutes have earned the title "The Rural Women's University." The group merits this title because it has often been the principal source of information and training centering around concerns such as literacy, nutrition, health, and crafts. Here in Newfoundland, many rural communities had been, until recent times, isolated from sources of general educational services. It was only through a system which Jubilee Guilds and Women's Institutes sponsored, a matter of women helping and teaching other women, that this vital information was made available. -- This significant organizational effort has been part of the Newfoundland culture for more than fifty years. To date, very little of its development has been reported. An important aspect of Newfoundland outport life has been overlooked. There remains the distinct need to document this development before some very valuable first-hand personal accounts will have been lost forever.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7830
Item ID: 7830
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 282-287.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1987
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador;
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Women's institutes--Newfoundland and Labrador--History; Women--Newfoundland and Labrador--Social conditions;

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