Fonds MC237 - Fredericton Council #746, United Commercial Travellers of America

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Fredericton Council #746, United Commercial Travellers of America

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  • 1945-1974 (Creation)
    United Commercial Travelers of America. Fredericton Council #746

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15 cm of textual records and 2 audio cassettes

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(Fredericton branch organized in 1947)

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The United Commercial Travelers Association of America, an international philanthropic and fraternal organization, was established in 1888. Members of the association are drawn from the ranks of business people and professionals who want to improve their communities by assisting youths, the mentally challenged, and senior citizens through the sponsorship of drug awareness, senior citizens, and cancer education programmes; safety poster contests; and other activities.

In 1947 Frank S. Corbin, then president of the Maritime Commercial Travelers Association, encouraged the citizens of Fredericton to organize a branch of the association there. A charter was issued to Fredericton Council #746. In the 1970s Council #746 worked to build and staff a school for mentally challenged individuals at Fredericton. Members of the Fredericton Council have sponsored local baseball and softball teams and have offered university and college entrance scholarships to high school students. In 2001 the United Commercial Travelers of America Fredericton Council #746, now a member of the Atlantic Grand Council, is still committed to the motto "people helping people."

Source: United Commercial Travelers Fredericton Council #746
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This fonds contains the administrative records of Fredericton Council #746, United Commercial Travelers of America. It consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, brochures, and pamphlets. Also included are a brief history of the council entitled "The First Twenty-five Years", prepared by Frank S. Corbin in 1974, and two audio cassettes used in preparation of the history. The audio cassettes have been transferred to the Audio Visual Section.

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Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by Frank S. Corbin of Fredericton, N.B. on 26 January 1976.


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