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Mabel Gray fonds

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
STEM Field: 
Nursing
Description: 
The fonds consists of the following series: correspondence (1916-1972), speeches (1926-1935), writings (1920-1962) and miscellaneous material (1898-1974).
Biography/Administrative History: 
Mabel Gray (1880-1976) was born near Brampton, Ontario. She taught school for some time before enroling in the nursing program at Winnipeg General Hospital in 1904. After graduation, she remained on staff as an instructor. Gray left the hospital in 1919 to study health nursing in Boston. She then spent several years in Saskatchewan where she organized a course for nursing housekeepers. In 1925, Gray was appointed Assistant Professor of Nursing and Health at the University of British Columbia, and in this capacity she directed the nursing program until her retirement in 1941. Throughout her career Gray participated in the affairs of nursing organizations, national and provincial and, in 1927, served as president of the Canadian Nurses' Association. Later she served as president of the Registered Nurses' Association of British Columbia. Gray's retirement years were spent in Vancouver. She enjoyed lawn bowling and at one time served as president of the Point Grey Lawn Bowling Club. Throughout the years, she maintained contact with the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing and up to the time of her death, she took an active interest in the affairs of the Vancouver branch of the Alumnae.
Date(s): 
1989-1972; predominant 1925-1945
Extent: 
13 cm of textual records, 4 photographs
Province: 
BC
Hosting Institution: 
University of British Columbia
Collection Contact: 
chris.hives@ubc.ca
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