Fredericton Branch, Canadian Institute of International Affairs
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CA PANB MC206
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- Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Fredericton Branch
0.9 m of textual records
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The Canadian Institute of International Affairs was founded in 1928, following the example of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, organized in Britain in 1920. Some of the leading founders were Sir Robert Borden, Sir Arthur Currie, John W. Dafoe and Sir John Flavelle. The aim of the Institute was to improve international relations by creating opportunities for conferences, education and research which would create a more informed citizenry. The main headquarters was established in Toronto, Ontario, with supporting branches in most provincial capitals and major cities.
The Fredericton, New Brunswick branch became active role in the early 1930s, with the majority members being University of New Brunswick faculty. They worked with the New England and eastern seaboard states on issues of security and trade and economic relations.
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The fonds consists 7 series of records as follows:
- MS1 Minutes (includes minutes of the Fredericton branch executive of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, minutes of general meetings (including correspondence regarding the speakers program) and meetings of the National Council and National Executive
- MS2 Correspondence
- MS3 Finance
- MS4 Seminars and Conferences (includes New Brunswick, Canadian, and International Conferences)
- MS5 Membership (includes mailing lists and membership lists)
- MS6 Administration (includes by-laws)
- MS7 National Branch materials (includes correspondence, annual reports, minutes of meetings, and publications)
Immediate source of acquisition
The bulk of the fonds was donated by Joanne Fellows in 1973. Additional material was donated by Constantine Passaris, of UNB, and D. Murray Young, of UNB, in 1977 and 1999 respectively.
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