Beatrice Brigden fonds Help




Beatrice Brigden fonds


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


2.2 m of textual records
13 photographs
4 paintings


Scope and Content 


Fonds consists of Beatrice Brigden's diaries, her notes on books that she read, her speeches and correspondence, including copies of her correspondence with Dr. Thomas A. Moore of the Methodist Church. Fonds also includes an autobiographical sketch entitled "One Woman's Campaign for Social Purity and Social Reform," biographical information about Brigden, a scrapbook which contains clippings of articles written by Brigden or about her and publications collected by Brigden which relate to various social and political issues.

Fonds also includes correspondence, reports, newsletters, financial statements, conference packages and other records relating to the many organizations and associations in which Brigden was involved including the Indian and Metis Association, Voice of Women, Manitoba Status of Women Committee, Manitoba Council of Women, Winnipeg Council of Women, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Fonds also includes diplomas, awards and other honours awarded to Brigden, photographs of Brigden and her family and friends and four oil paintings by Brigden.


Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


Beatrice Brigden (1888-1977) was a political and social activist in Manitoba.

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Brigden, Beatrice


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records. One item in file P6819/7 contains sensitive information, and has been removed. Contact Government and Private Sector Archives for more information.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Most of the records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba by Beatrice Brigden in 1970, 1971 and 1975. Additional records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba by Brigden's sister, Annie Aikens, in 1976 and 1977 and by Lois Dunning in 1980. The four oil paintings were transferred to the Archives of Manitoba from the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1979.




Publications autographed by Brigden have been kept; other publications were discarded.


Location of Original 


Originals of Beatrice Brigden's correspondence with Dr. Thomas A. Moore are in the Methodist Church (Canada) Department of Evangelism and Social Service fonds at the United Church of Canada Archives (Fonds 17, 78.102C, box 3, files 45-62).


Former Codes 


MG14 C19


How to proceed

Records must be consulted in Archives Research Room. Consult listings database to find location codes.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

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