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Isabel MacArthur fonds

Media Type: 
Textual record
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
MSS 191
STEM Field: 
Home Economics
Food science
Description: 

The fonds consists of Isabel MacArthur awards and honors; photographs, medals, and newspapers clipping describing her achievements.

Biography/Administrative History: 

Isabel MacArthur, a dietician and a social worker, was born on June 29, 1916 in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1937, obtaining a B.Sc from the School of Home Economics. Her intership was at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. After graduation, she worked as a hospital dietician in Brandon and Winnipeg. During the Second World War, she served as a messing officer in the Women's Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada and overseas. She received a Master's degree (1948) and a Doctorate of Education degree (1952) from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 1952, Isabel MacArthur became the Director of the University of Manitoba School of Home Economics and the President of the Canadian Dietetic Association. She held the position of Director of the University of Manitoba School of Home Economics until 1957. In 1958, she became a dietary consultant for the Manitoba Hospital Commission and, in 1959, joined the staff of the Manitoba Department of Health and Public Affairs [...]

Date(s): 
1952-1979
Extent: 
5 cm of textual material and three medals
Province: 
MB
Hosting Institution: 
University of Manitoba
Collection Contact: 
archives@umanitoba.ca 
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