- 1932-1972 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.8 m of textual records.
Name of creator
Etta G. Mather, ?-ca. 1962, of Calgary, Alberta was an active member of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. She joined the order in 1923 and held a number of offices from 1933 to 1945 including regent of the Chief Crowfoot Chapter and of the Lady Roberts Junior Chapter. She was particularly involved in the order's work with the blind. She resigned from office in 1945 due to ill health. She was a dedicated monarchist who followed the activities of the Royal family. She was married to Joseph Andrew Mather, 1893-1980, and they had three sons, Jack, Bill and Donald.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Joseph and Etta Mather, 1978-1980.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of Etta's notes from IODE meetings, scrapbooks and newsclippings of IODE work (1930s-1950s), IODE programs (1935-1942), annual reports (1937-1942), a history of the IODE, and lists of members of Alberta chapters (1940s). Also consists of extensive scrapbooks, newsclippings and photographs of the Royal family compiled by Etta and Joseph (1932-1972).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Title based on provenance and contents of records.
NA-4325 are copy negatives.