Fonds MSS 476 (A15-90) - Noreen Hodgson fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Noreen Hodgson fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

CA UMASC MSS 476 (A15-90)

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1938-2001 (Creation)
    Creator
    Dyke, Ruth Ann

Physical description area

Physical description

0.06m of textual records -- 1 photograph

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

([ca.1917]-1993)

Biographical history

Ruth Ann Dyke was born in Portland, Maine ca. 1917. She began to attend church services at Springdale Church, Toronto, in 1967, and became president of the church board in 1970, as well as a member and regular Church Representative in the Spiritualists’ National Union of Canada (SNU), later being elected as Governor and then as Second Vice-President. She was ordained in 1973 at the request of Reverend William C. Partridge, her teacher and friend, to become assistant pastor of Springdale Church. She became the pastor of Springdale Church in or before 1976, when Rev. Partridge left Toronto to live with family in Vancouver, and became increasingly active in the SNU as well, becoming president around 1976, and locating its head office at Springdale Church. During Rev. Dyke’s tenure as president (ca. 1976-1981), the SNU (now renamed as the Spiritualist Church of Canada (SCC)) secured for its ministers equal rights and all forms of recognition enjoyed by other churches, including an accreditation course and marriage rights. She remained pastor of Springdale Church for many years, until within months before her passing on 16 January 1993 at Scarborough, ON. She was also active in the Springdale Park Spiritual Association (SPSA), and owned a lot in Springdale Park at Bracebridge, ON.

Custodial history

This fonds was donated to the Survival Research Institute of Canada (SRIC) in 2001 by Mrs. Noreen Hodgson, taken from the papers of Rev. Ruth Ann Dyke, and was transferred to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in 2015 by Walter Meyer zu Erpen (President, Survival Research Institute of Canada).

Scope and content

The majority of this fonds came from the papers of the late Rev. Ruth Ann Dyke, who had received many of them in her official capacities in connection with Toronto's Springdale Church and with Springdale Park Spiritual Association (SPSA). It includes official corporate and other records of the SPSA, as well as correspondence with and writings of her teacher, Spiritualist minister William C. Partridge, and collected newspaper clippings about various Spiritualist topics.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to the specifications provided by the transferring agent.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script note

English

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

A finding aid can be generated from this description.

Associated materials

This fonds is one of a series of fonds and collections transferred to the Archives by Walter Meyer zu Erpen, President of the Survival Research Institute of Canada. It is related to the various other Psychical Research and Spiritualist Collections that the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections has attracted since it acquired the Hamilton Family fonds. It is especially related to the Springdale Park Spiritual Association (SPSA) fonds, the Joe and Lillian Bain fonds and the Maurice Legault and Alexander Pereima fonds, as it contains corporate records of the SPSA and other records pertaining to Springdale Park, Toronto

{Text of the Separated Materials Note}

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Samantha Booth in January 2016.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on 29 May 2017.

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres