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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association fonds
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PPCLI Association fonds
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PPCLI Fonds 10
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1927 - 2019 (Creation)
- Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association
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4.9 m of textual records and other material.
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During the First World War veterans of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in Ottawa began to gather informally. The Patricia Club of Ottawa was formed 27 December 1917. Other Patricia Clubs were later formed in some of the larger Canadian cities. These clubs provided personal assistance to veterans and their families as well as other public services. Following the Second World War, on 18 May 1946, Hamilton Gault organized the first meeting of the PPCLI Association. On 13 September 1953, the PPCLI Association was incorporated. It was structured with autonomous Branches in Canadian cities or regions, and one Branch in the United Kingdom. From 1953 to 1994, the Association ran the PPCLI Regimental Museum and Archives. In 1964 the Association established the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund for charitable purposes. From about 1982 to about 1994 the Regimental Adjutant was also Secretary-Treasurer of the Association. As of 2017, there were 10 Branches of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association across Canada.
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The fonds includes Constitution and Bylaws, minutes of general and Executive meetings, executive correspondence and reports, newsletters, files on Branches, nominal rolls and membership directories, records of the Calgary Branch, financial records, records of commemorative events, records of the Regimental Museum, records of the Memorial Hall of Honour Project, records of the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund, and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was transferred from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association, 1946-2019.
The fonds was formerly Series 252 of Collection 1, the PPCLI General Collection, and the inventory is structured with the old box-and-file numbering system integrated with a new consecutive numbering system.
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Restrictions on access
Access to files in the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund series pertaining to student bursaries is restricted.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Reproduction and publication of photographs requires permission of the PPCLI Regimental Museum and Archives.
An inventory is available at https://ppcli.com/ppcli-museum-description/ppcli-fonds/
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