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Dr. Marie MacBeath fonds

Media Type: 
Textual record
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
MC3899
STEM Field: 
Science
Chemistry
Description: 

The fonds consists of two series; Science East and Family History. The three Science East Scrapbooks were compiled by Marie from photographs, newspaper clippings, and other records she accrued during her long involvement with the Centre. She created the scrapbooks in 2014 to commemorate the Centre's 20th Anniversary.

Biography/Administrative History: 

Dr. MacBeath was born in Campbellton, NB, on January 23, 1925. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Mount Allison University and a B.Ed. from the University of New Brunswick. Early in her career she worked as a research chemist in Montreal and England, and as a high school science teacher. In the 1960’s, Dr. MacBeath and her late husband, George MacBeath (first director of the Ontario Science Centre), were commissioned to tour the world’s science centres in Europe, and wrote a comprehensive report on the use of interactive exhibits. On their return to New Brunswick in the 1970’s, Dr. MacBeath graduated with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick, and taught at UNB until her retirement in 1990 [...]

Date(s): 
2014
Extent: 
3 scrapbooks
Province: 
NB
Hosting Institution: 
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Collection Contact: 
ArchivesNB@gnb.ca
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