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Rosemary McConkey collection

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
80-020
STEM Field: 
Nutrition
Description: 
This collection consists of 278 slides taken by Rosemary McConkey during her work as a nutritionist in Malaya (1962) and in Nigeria (1965). McConkey was part of a team of medical personnel and scientists from the University of Ohio who undertook surveys of nutritional needs in these two areas. McConkey has supplied a detailed listing of the slides and has also included a 45 r.p.m. recording of the national anthem of Malaya 'Negara Ku,', six books relating to the two areas and a map of Malaya. A complete listing of all slides prepared by Rosemary McConkey is available in the Reading Room.
Biography/Administrative History: 
Rosemary McConkey, M. Sc., was educated at the University of Western Ontario, Ohio State University and the University of Chicago. She holds a Master of Science degree and has worked as a dietitian, nutritionist and health educationist at such institutions as South Chicago community Hospital, Mercy hospital and Medical Center Chicago, Monreal General Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Peterborough Civic Hospital in Peterborough Ontario. McConkey was also Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine at Ohio State University. She has been active in many venues as a health and nutrition consultant and teacher including being Director of Research and Development at the International Health Awareness Center in Michigan. Her last position before retirement was as Chief Therapeutic Dietician at Peterborough Civic Hospital.
Date(s): 
1962-1965
Extent: 
278 slides plus other material
Province: 
ON
Hosting Institution: 
Trent University
Collection Contact: 
archives@trentu.ca
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