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Norma Stowe fonds

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
TMM F0074
STEM Field: 
Nursing
Description: 
Fonds consists of material gathered and created by Norma Stowe during her time of service during WWII in the South African Military Nursing Service. Stowe sent letters home from both South Africa and Cairo where she was stationed as a nurse working for the South African Army. These letters are arranged chronologically in the Correspondence series. Photographs, which were likely originally sent as enclosures, are arranged in the Photographs series. Other material, including ephemera, certificates, and military documentation, is arranged in thematic series corresponding to the folders in which the material was received into the archives.
Biography/Administrative History: 
Norma Kathleen Stowe was born in Miniota, Manitoba on July 22, 1915. She graduated from the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. During WWII, in response to an advertisement calling for nursing help in South Africa, Stowe enlisted with the Canadian Army and served as a nurse in Potchefstroom, South Africa from 1942 to 1944 before being transferred to Cairo towards the end of the war. She returned to Canada in 1945 and settled in Winnipeg. Stowe died in October 1997.
Date(s): 
1941-1945, 2012
Extent: 
30 cm of textual records, 20 photographs, 1 monograph, 1 notebook
Province: 
AB
Hosting Institution: 
University of Calgary
Collection Contact: 
jason.nisenson@ucalgary.ca
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