Fonds 2110 - Margaret V. Ray fonds

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Margaret V. Ray fonds

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CA ON00357 2110

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  • [ca. 1940]–1965 (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records
3 photographs

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Margaret Violet Ray, a graduate of Victoria College (Class of 1922) was Librarian at Victoria University, 1952–1963.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, reports (including photographs), notes, addresses, printed material and other records re Margaret Ray’s investigation of the Germans from Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) settlements at St. Walburg, Saskatchewan and Tupper Creek, British Columbia, on behalf of the Sub-Committee on Refugees of the University of Toronto Women’s War Service Committee and her own research interest in refugees and immigration, [ca. 1940]–1952; correspondence, reports, photographs and other material re “rehabilitation” of Indians in British Columbia, particularly the Okanagan Society for Revival of Indian Arts and Crafts, [ca. 1940]–1948; typescript of play written by Margaret Ray relating to Victoria University, [n.d.]; personal records, 1942–1965, including correspondence, typescripts of plays, poems, reviews of “A Book of Canadian Humour” (edited by Ray and J.D. Robins), and material relating to the Okanagan Society.

The fonds is organized in four series: Correspondence and subject files; Writings; Records relating to First Nations in Canada; and Records relating to immigration and refugees.

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Records from accessions 1987.021V were transferred to the Archives from the Chief Librarian's Office
Records from accession 1987.022V were found in the Archives - unknown source
Records from accessions 1990.117V and 1990.118V were transferred to the Archives from the Chief Librarian's Office.
Records from accession 1997.126V were not originally accessioned;found in the East Stacks


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Administrators / Faculty personal papers

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Added by MO: June 3, 2016
Revised by ECN: April 24, 2017

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