The accession consists of material documenting Sonia Siegal and her activities with the Lady Reading Club as well as a photograph taken at Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
The records are in the form of correspondence, newsletters, some minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, university calendars and awards/certificates issued to them by university faculties that they supported
The Lady Reading Club was established during the 1950s and included the wives of Toronto Jewish lawyers or female members of the Ontario Bar.
The Club had a formal constitution and held regular meetings. The purpose of the Club was to provide a forum for discussion and debate on subjects relating to the law. It also was responsible for raising funds that were used to provide scholarships, bursuries and prizes. Two universities who received a great deal of support from this club included the University of Toronto School of Law as well as Hebrew University's law school.
Sonia Siegel was an active member of the Lady Reading Club and held important positions on the executive, such as Secretary and Awards Chair, during the course of her involvement
Associated Material Note: the Law Society of Upper Canada has 5 issues of the Lady Reading Club newsletter from 1968 and 1969. They also some records relating to the Lord Reading Club in the Donald Carr fonds.