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Elinor Black fonds

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
MSS 005 PC 003
STEM Field: 
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Description: 
This fonds consists of correspondence between Elinor Black and her friends, family, and colleagues; information about Black's education; medical papers and addresses given by Black; a copy of Black's unpublished book 'The Professor and His Wife: The Stoughton Story'; photographs of Black, her friends, and her family; account books; diaries; sketchbooks; a scrapbook; and several small objects belonging to Black.
Biography/Administrative History: 
Elinor Frances Elizabeth Black was born in 1905 in Nelson, British Columbia, and moved to Winnipeg at the age of 12. As a high school student at Kelvin High School and undergraduate student, Black was involved in the United Church’s Canadian Girls In Training, where she met Gertrude Rutherford, an important player in the Student Christian Movement and an advocate of women as professionals. Her friendship with Rutherford and with other women she befriended through the movement continued throughout her life, as seen in the large collection of correspondence in the Elinor Black fonds [...]
Date(s): 
1912-1982
Extent: 
1 m of textual records, ca. 900 photographs, 1 scrapbook […]
Province: 
MB
Hosting Institution: 
University of Manitoba
Collection Contact: 
medarch@umanitoba.ca
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