Catholic Mutual Benefit Association (C.M.B.A)       1994.2-f1

cmba hall
CMBA Hall


Title:  Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds

Dates of Creation:  1891-1952

Physical Description:  12 cm of textual material

Admin/Bio History:

The CMBA was organized at Niagara Falls, NY, July 3, 1876, with a membership of 25.  It was incorporated in the state of New York June 9, 1879.  The Grand Council of CMBA of Canada was organized at Windsor, Ontario, on February 10, 1880.  It was incorporated in the Dominion of Canada March 1893.  In 1899, there were 6 branches of the CMBA, each with their own number.  Belliveau’s Cove - 287, Church Point – 306, Meteghan - 271, Yarmouth – 180, West Pubnico – 206, Lower East Pubnico – 260.   It ended in 1933.

Mandate:  CMBA was established for the purpose of joining fraternally in one grand organization all male Catholic between 18 and 50 able to pass a proper medical examination, to supply life insurance of $1,000.00 or $2,000.00 at actual cost to give social benefits only give by secret or fraternal organizations outside the Catholic Church, and to offset the work of secret societies

Head office is in Montreal, Quebec.

Administration Structure:  Grand Chancellor, elective officers, Grand Spiritual Advisor, Grand Spiritual Chancellor, Legal Advisor, and one representative from each branch.

Custodial History:

Records were transferred to the archives from the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de Recherche in 1994.  Other records were received in 2010 from Elise d’Entremont. 

Scope and Content: 

The fonds consists of 15 series, which include:
A-Minutes of meeting;
B-Financial Records;
C-Certificates;
D-Correspondence;
E-Passwords;
F-Constitution;
G-Assessment System;
H-Ceremonial;
I-Membership;
J-Photo;
K-Sick Benefit Claim;
L-Hymns;
M-The Canadian Newspaper;
N-Ladies Auxiliary Constitution;
O-Medal.

Notes

Source of supplied title:  Title based on content of the fonds.

Dates of Creation:  1891-1952

Physical description:  The fonds consist of 12 cm of textual records.

Physical condition:  Some of the documents are fragile and foxing is evident.

Arrangement:  Arrangement has been imposed by the archives. 

Language:  Some records are in French.

Finding aids:  Box list is available.

Accruals:   Further accrual is unknown.

General Notes: CMBA artifacts, are held by the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de Recherche (Accession # 83.4, 83.4-1, 99.27.)  

Retrieval No:  1994.2-f1,   2010.83

Subjects:
Insurance     
By-Laws        
Societies 
Medal
West Pubnico (Yarmouth Co., N.S.)
Association

Revised February 17, 2011

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Assessment System

Date(s) of creation:

 

unknown

Physical description: 

 

.5 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  These 5 booklets are of the assessment system to become a member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association.  It shows the rates of insurance, examples of policies, sick benefit fund, whole life insurance, etc.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-G

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Ceremonial

Date(s) of creation:

 

1899 - 1914

Physical description: 

 

1 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  These 9 little booklets are entitled Ceremonial; form of initiation of members and installation of officers. It describes what each officer’s duties are and how a meeting proceeds.  Also there is a ribbon made of crepe paper with the colors red, white and green.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-H

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Certificates

Date(s) of creation:

 

1917, 1931, 1933

Physical description: 

 

3 certificates

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  There are 3 certificates; one belonging to J.O. D’Eon, 1917, and the other 2 belong to J.G. D’Entremont, 1931 & 1933. 

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-C

2010.83

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Constitution

Date(s) of creation:

 

1892 - 1933

Physical description: 

 

4.5 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  There are 18 little booklets of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association of Canada’s constitution and by-laws.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-F

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Correspondence

Date(s) of creation:

 

1904 - 1950

Physical description: 

 

1 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  The letters are business related. Also there are letters to the Grand Deputy, James d’Entremont, in 1931 and 1933.   

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-D

2010.83

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Financial Records

Date(s) of creation:

 

1904 - 1948

Physical description: 

 

2 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  There are receipts, statements, dues and assessments dating from 1904 to 1948.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-B

2010.83

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Hymns

Date(s) of creation:

 

unknown

Physical description: 

 

1 card stock

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file. The document contains the opening ode, the closing ode and the initiation ode.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-L

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Ladies Auxiliary Constitution

Date(s) of creation:

 

Unknown

Physical description: 

 

.25 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  One handmade book of the constitution for the Ladies Auxiliary.  Included in the book are the rules and by-laws.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-N

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Medal

Date(s) of creation:

 

Unknown

Physical description: 

 

Gold C.M.B.A. medal

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  The medal belonged to Henri Siffroi LeBlanc. 

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-O,  2011.12

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Membership

Date(s) of creation:

 

(?), 1943, 1944

Physical description: 

 

.5 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  There are some names, addresses, policy numbers, and amounts owing on some records. Also examples of applications for membership and membership cards. 

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-I

2010.83

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Minutes of Meetings

Date(s) of creation:

 

1898 - 1952

Physical description: 

 

1 cm of textual records  

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 2 files classified by dates:  1898 – 1952.  Yarmouth, Church Point, West Pubnico, Tusket Wedge, and Ottawa were locations that some of the meetings took place. 

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-A

2010.83

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Password

Date(s) of creation:

 

1915 – 1916, 1921

Physical description: 

 

4 papers

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file. The Grand Council of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association of Canada sent out quarterly passwords for  the year.  The 4 papers are 4 different passwords from the year 1915, 1916, and two for 1921. 

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-E

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Photo

Date(s) of creation:

 

1931

Physical description: 

 

22.5 cm x 18 cm

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  The photo is of the delegates to the CMBA convention held in Halifax on September 1st and 2nd, 1931.  James d’Entremont is in the photo. 

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-J, 2010.83-P1

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

Sick Benefit Claim

Date(s) of creation:

 

(191?)

Physical description: 

 

2 sick benefit claim certificates

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  There are 2 examples of the certificate.  The document is for the branch officer, attending physician, and declaration of claimant to fill out.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-K

 

Institution Name:

 

Les Archives Père Clarence d`Entremont

Title:

 

The Canadian Newspaper

Date(s) of creation:

 

1900, 1901, 1902, 1912, 1921, 1938

Physical description: 

 

.5 cm of textual record

Scope and content:

 

Series form part of Catholic Mutual Benefit Association fonds and contains 1 file.  The bilingual newspaper was named “The Canadian”.  It was published in the interests of the Grand Council of the C.M.B.A. of Canada.

Source of supplied title: 

 

Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval code:

 

1994.2-f1-M