Sous-fonds 3 - Frances Dale sous-fonds

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UTA 1193-3


Frances Dale sous-fonds


  • ca. 1905 - 1986 (Creation)

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0.28 m of textual records
262 photographs; 15 cm x 12 cm or smaller
94 negatives 10 cm x 6 cm or smaller
20 photographs 15 cm x 20 cm or larger
1 scrapbook

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Frederika Frances Dale was born on Sept. 6, 1908. In 1926 she attended University College at the University of Toronto and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree on June 6, 1930. While studying the Classics she also pursued her keen interest in ‘physical training’, a pursuit that she would maintain throughout her life. At University she was on the women’s baseball and basketball teams, was president of the Baseball Club in her third year, and was a member of the Classical Association and the Players’ Guild. She also found time to be Vice-president of the Executive for her graduating year and was Head Girl of Queen’s Hall, the College residence. [1]

She then attended Ontario College of Education and after graduation in 1931 was teaching high school in Goderich, Ontario. In 1934 she began teaching at Stratford Collegiate Institute. Her keen interest in physical training led her to travel to England and Europe during the 1930’s to study physical training. After World War II she continued to travel at home and abroad, making trips to Europe in 1949, 1954, 1964 and 1973. She retired from teaching at Stratford Collegiate in 1971. She remained in the family home in St. Mary’s which her father had purchased in 1911 until 1996, when she moved to the Kingsway Nursing Home. She died on October 6, 2001 in St. Marys, Ontario.


[1]: Torontonensis, 1930, p. 31

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