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Pugh Family fonds - Margaret Pugh

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
MSS 289
STEM Field: 
Home Economics
Nutrition
Description: 

The collection was created by Margaret Pugh who organized and preserved the family's history. The fonds consists of materials from four families linked to the Pugh Family: Broderick, Wilson, Stewart and Pawling. The fonds includes a large amount of correspondance and other textual material dating back to the mid 19th century up to 1998. A large quantity of Postcards from the late 1800s to the post-war period make up the niche portion of the collection. Margaret's father, Frederick Pugh, worked in the Research Bureau of the T.E. Eaton Company through the early 1900s until 1938, included in the collection is correspondance between him and executives of the company. Also contained in the collection are textual records of Margaret's career at Deer Lodge Hospital. These records provide some insight into the administrative activities of the dietary department at the veteran's institution [...]

Biography/Administrative History: 

Margaret Pugh was born in Winnipeg in 1917. As a young girl, Margaret attended Rupert's Land Ladies College, the forerunner of Balmoral Hall. After secondary school, Margaret embarked on a university career. She attended the Manitoba Agricultural College through the late-1930s and received a degree in Home Economics in 1938. With these credentials, Margaret worked as a dietetic intern at hospitals in Toronto and Montreal. Her last tenure as an intern took place in Winnipeg at the Deer Lodge Veterans' Hospital. It was at Deer Lodge that Margaret found permanent employment. She began her career there as a member of the dietary staff. Eventually she worked her way up the scales of management and enjoyed the position of Assistant Dietary Supervisor. She reached the pinnacle of her career when she achieved the office of Director of Dietary Services. She remained at her post until her retirement in 1978 [...]

Date(s): 
1847-1998
Extent: 
104 glass plate negatives : b&w and hand coloured, 6 daguerreotypes, 2200 negatives […]
Province: 
MB
Hosting Institution: 
University of Manitoba
Collection Contact: 
archives@umanitoba.ca 
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