Fonds MSS 324 - Elizabeth Feniak fonds

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Elizabeth Feniak fonds

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  • Sound recording

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  • 1931-1992 (Creation)

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4.06 m of textual records.
4 photographs.
1 audio cassette.

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Mary Elizabeth Hepworth was born June 17, 1920. Her parents farmed near Shoal Lake. She received a scholarship to attend the University of Manitoba, graduating at the head of her class from the School of Home Economics in 1941. She furthered her education at the University of Minnesota obtaining an M.Sc. in 1943 and a Ph.D. in 1966. She began teaching at the University of Manitoba in the Foods and Nutrition Department in 1951. She served as Head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Associate Dean of the School of Home Economics, and Dean of the Faculty before her retirement in 1983. That same year she became Chair of the Canadian Home Economics Foundation, a position that she held until 2003. Dr. Feniak is a former President of the Provincial Council of Women (1976-1978). She was a recipient of the Y.W.C.A.'s Women of Distinction in 1982. In 1988 she became a member of the Order of Canada.

Custodial history

The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Barbara Peters and Peter Feniak in 2009 and 2010.

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The fonds consists of 10 series. They include: biographical information, articles and reports, student papers, Canadian Home Economics Association, Manitoba and National Committee on the Status of Women, University of Manitoba Home Economics Department, University Women’s Club, research material, a photograph collection, and a tape collection.

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No further accruals are anticipated.

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PC 298

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TC 153

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Finding aid prepared and encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (September 2010)
Entered into AtoM on June 4, 2018.

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