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Eleanor Silver Keeping (Dowding)

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
Fonds 309
STEM Field: 
Mycology
Botany
Genetics
Description: 

Correspondence 1933-1964 Personal; professional associations; colleagues; Elizabeth Sterling Haynes. Memorabilia 1930-1973 Includes John Keeping's writings; newsclippings; souvenirs of mycological and botanical conferences. Photographs 1930-1975 Personal and professional activities, including family; social events; Edmonton theatre groups; travels; conferences (ca. 225 images). Programs 1926-1977 Fine and performing arts in Edmonton; University events; Alpine Club of Canada. Publications (professional) 1940-1973 Research [1930-1973] Includes notes; drawings; photographs; transparencies, microscope and specimen slides. Scrapbooks 1936-1940 Records of trips taken in conjunction with professional congresses in Europe, the United States and Canada. Writings (non-professional) [1929 }-1983 Essays; speeches; published articles.

Biography/Administrative History: 

A graduate of the University, Dr. Keeping lectured in Botany,1924-1926, worked as the first medical mycologist at the Provincial Laboratory of Public Health from 1933 to 1954 and acted as a research associate in the Departments of Bacteriology, 1954-1957, Botany, 1958-1961, and Genetics, 1962-1964. In 1964 she was named an Honorary Research Associate in Genetics. With her husband, Dr. Frank Keeping, Dr. Silver Keeping was active in the arts in Edmonton, especially the theatre groups.

Date(s): 
1926-1983
Extent: 
12.66 m of multimedia records
Province: 
AB
Hosting Institution: 
University of Alberta
Collection Contact: 
archives@ualberta.ca
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