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Eleanor Silver Keeping (Dowding)
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.
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.