Helen Armstrong fonds Help




Helen Armstrong fonds


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


13 cm of textual records
23 photographs


Scope and Content 


Records consist of speeches, speaking notes, newspaper clippings and a small amount of correspondence relating to Helen Armstrong's involvement in the labour movement and the Women's Labor League. Records include newspaper clippings and police summons issued to Helen Armstrong for her involvement in the 1917 Woolworth's Strike and the Winnipeg General Strike. Records include newspaper clippings relating to labour issues, conditions for working women, conscription, and benefits for soldiers' dependents. Records also include correspondence relating to the mothers' allowance. Records include speeches and speaking notes relating to the labour movement, the women's movement [1930] as well as correspondence and speaking notes by Helen Armstrong regarding the 1932 provincial election campaign in which her husband, George Armstrong, was a socialist candidate. Records also include photographs of Helen Armstrong and her family.


Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


Helen Armstrong (1875-1947) was involved in the Winnipeg labour movement and was a leader of the Women's Labour League. During the Winnipeg General Strike she organized female workers, picketed, managed a soup kitchen for strikers, and recruited new union members.

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Armstrong, Helen


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


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 


Records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba by Elsie Friesen, a great-niece of of Helen Armstrong, in 2016.




Prior to being donated to the Archives of Manitoba, the records were consulted and filed by Paula Kelly while conducting research for her film about Helen Armstrong entitled "The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong". This arrangement was retained when the records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba; file titles provided by Paula Kelly are in quotation marks.


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