Fonds MSS 475 (A1983-37) - Simone Etsell La Rocque fonds

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Simone Etsell La Rocque fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 475 (A1983-37)

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0.27 m of textual records and other materials

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Simone Georgette Florentine Etsell La Rocque (nee Chauviere) was born in Paris in 1900 and raised in Winnipeg. She was married to Winnipeg physician and surgeon Dr. Edward Etsell until his death in 1958. She was later married to Emile La Rocque until his death in 1981.
She acted with Le Cercle Molière Theatre Company, sang with the Winnipeg Light Opera productions at the Walker Theatre and taught voice.
Simone was a member of Le Rendez-Vous Francais and the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg. She was president of the Fédération de Femmes Canadiennes Francaise au Manitoba (1932-34 & 1958-61), president of L’Alliance Francaise (1958-61). Life member and former vice-president of the Winnipeg Council of Women. She was the Canadian Delegate to the International Council of Women’s Conference in Istanbul, Turkey (1960). As well she was a member of the Women’s Auxillary of the CNIB from 1933 onwards.
Simone died in Winnipeg on August 27, 1986.

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The fonds were donated to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections by Simone Etsell La Roque in 1983.

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The fonds consist of letters, photographs, clippings ephemera, memorabilia and notebooks detailing Simone Etsell La Rocque’s life and career.

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Created in 2016.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on 02 June 2017.

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