Fonds MSS 33 - Aileen Garland fonds

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Aileen Garland fonds

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0.25 m of textual records

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Biographical history

Aileen Garland was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1892. She received her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her M.Ed. from the University of Manitoba. She also did some post-graduate work at Teachers' College, Columbia University, New York, and the University of Minnesota. Garland began her career as a teacher in Treherne, Manitoba. She moved to Minnedosa and then to Winnipeg in 1918, where she continued to teach for thirty-five years. For the last fifteen years of her career she was Principal of William Whyte School. On her retirement, in 1953, she returned to Montreal to work as a research assistant to G.R. Stevens, writer of social and industrial history. Garland wrote Canada Now and Then (1956) and Trails and Crossroads to Killarney (1967).

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This collection was donated in 1980 by Aileen Garland. The material was compiled by Aileen Garland over the years.

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The collection consists of several hundred research note cards with collected data on the origin and location of place names to settlements, townships, lakes, rivers, forts, islands, creeks, and other geographical sites in Manitoba.

A separate set of note cards provides English translations to many of the Indian names. Some publications on Manitoba place names are included in the collection as well as a few of the writer's own historical essays on Manitoba sites and history. The collection also includes the author's biographical essay on Arnold Brigden.

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This collection is organized into 3 series

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There are no restrictions on access to this collection. Inquiries regarding copyright should be directed to Archives & Special Collections.

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The following titles in the original donation were transferred to:

a) University Publications Collections:

Harvey, D.C., "The Centenary of Edward Whelan" (1926 "Thomas D'Arcy McGee" (1923)

Katz, Joseph, "The Teaching of Canadian History in Canada (1963)

Faculty of Education, Research Bulletin #27 (March 1964)

b) Dafoe Stacks and The Department of Archives and Special Collections (RBR) :

Card, Dorothy E. The House of Card (1970)

Dawson, Walter, The Foundation and the Man (1959)

Douglas, William "Andrew G.B. Bannatyne" (1960) "John Christian Schultz" (1959) "The Man of Northern Light Lodge" (1961) "Charles Curtis" (1958)

Dafoe, John W., "Sixty Years in Journalism" (1943)

Ferguson, George V., "The French Fact" (1963)

Bishop, Mary In Heaven's View (Hounslow, England: Davidson Cedar Press, 1958)

Stewart, David A., "Dickens the Reformer" (1933)

"Report of the J.W. Dafoe Foundation," 3rd Quinquennial Report (1956-60)

"Report of the J.W. Dafoe Foundation,"4th Quinquennial Report (1961-65)

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