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dc.contributor.authorD'Arienzo, Joan
dc.descriptionThe I.O.D.E. as we currently know it today was founded in 1900 by Margaret Polson Murray of Montreal, who recognized a need for loyal support of Canadians departing to fight in the Boer War with the Empire forces in South Africa. She encouraged the formation of a federation of women to promote patriotism, loyalty and service to others. The first chapter was formed in Fredericton, New Brunswick on January 15th 1900. Primary chapters were formed in quick succession across Canada. In 1901, Edith Boulton Nordheimer was elected the first national president, the location of the head office became Toronto, Ontario and the federation was incorporated as Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and Children of the Empire Junior Branch. The Duke of Kent Chapter was formed in 1934 and was disbanded in 1980. During the 1970’s the name I.O.D.E. was officially adopted. It is a federally chartered not-for-profit, charitable organization. Structured to report under the jurisdiction of the National chapter are the Provincial chapters, the Municipal chapters and the Primary chapters. The I.O.D.E. is associated with the Victory League in England and Daughters of the British Empire in the United States and it is proud of its heritage and traditions. Queen Elizabeth II is the current patron of the organization and although chapters sometimes disband there are always new chapters forming, including e-chapters that meet through 21st century electronics.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis archive is comprised of a single flag and photograph of same. The flag was used by the former Duke of Kent Chapter of the Imperial Daughters of the Empire, which was one of several primary chapters in the city of St Catharines as their standard flag.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 311
dc.subjectWomen -- Canada -- History -- Sourcesen_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Ontario -- St. Catharines -- History -- Sourcesen_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Ontario -- St. Catharines -- Societies and clubsen_US
dc.subjectImperial Order Daughters of the Empire -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectImperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Duke of Kent Chapteren_US
dc.subjectIODE. Duke of Kent Chapteren_US
dc.subjectI.O.D.E. Duke of Kent Chapteren_US
dc.titleI.O.D.E. Duke of Kent Chapter Fonds, 1934-1980en_US

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