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Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.


District nurses starting out on visit
(Kate S. Brighty is driving the horse-drawn sled)
Onoway, Alberta, 1919
NA-3956-1

Kate Shaw Brighty Colley fonds

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Table of Contents

indicates that the series includes scanned documents or photographs.

Series 1 Public Health Nursing. -- 1918-1966
Series 2 Nursing experiences. -- 1939-[ca. 1940s] and n.d.
Series 3 While Rivers Flow. -- 1929-1941, 1956, 1970 and n.d.
Series 4 Other writings by Kate Shaw Brighty Colley. -- n.d., 1935 and 1962
Series 5 News clippings. -- 1930-1974
Series 6 Photographs. -- 1914-1921

Inventory

Series 1

Public Health Nursing. -- 1918-1966

M-4872-1"Department of Public Health Nursing: an Experiment in Rural Nursing" article by K. S. Brighty. -- 1935
M-4872-2"History of Nursing in Alberta" manuscript by K. S. Brighty. -- 1942
M-4872-3"The History of the Department of Public Health of Alberta" article by Malcolm Bow and F. T. Cook. -- 1935
M-4872-4Articles regarding Public Health Nursing. -- 1934-1966. -- Includes proposed outline for a history of nursing in Alberta.
M-4872-5Articles regarding history of medicine in Edmonton. -- 1933 and 1935
M-4872-6Lists of Public Health Nursing staff. -- 1918-1928

Series 2

Nursing experiences. -- 1939-[ca. 1940s] and n.d.

M-4872-7Kate Shaw Brighty, account of New Brigden trip. -- 1939
M-4872-8Kate Shaw Brighty, notes from diary regarding nursing during a northern trip. -- 1940
M-4872-9Olive Watherston, letters to K. S. Brighty regarding nursing overseas. -- [ca. 1940s]
M-4872-10Olive Watherson, draft of article by K. S. Brighty based on her letters. -- n.d.
M-4872-11Olga Freifeld, article about her career as a Public Health nurse. -- n.d.
M-4872-12Mary E. Conlin, reminiscences of nursing in the Peace River district. -- n.d.
M-4872-13Amy Louise Conroy, reminiscences of nursing in Pendryl district (90 miles west of Edmonton). -- n.d.
M-4872-14Laura C. Allyn, article on the Canadian Baptist Mission Hospital in India. -- n.d.
M-4872-15Notes regarding historic hospitals of Europe. -- n.d.

Series 3

While Rivers Flow. -- 1929-1941, 1956, 1970 and n.d.

M-4872-16"While Rivers Flow". -- 1970. -- Manuscript of book by Kate Shaw Brighty Colley. Chapters 1,6,9,11 and 16 are missing.
M-4872-17Sketches by Margaret Manuel Elwell to illustrate book. -- 1970
M-4872-18Excerpt from The Treaties of Canada by Alexander Morris. -- n.d. -- Regarding treaty medal referred to in chapter 13 of Colley's book.
M-4872-19Treaty payment talley cards. -- 1929-1935. -- For Treaty 8, Bigstone Band (Cree), Wabasca. Colley describes this event in chapter 13 of While Rivers Flow.
M-4872-20"The Three Swans". -- 1956. -- Excerpt from While Rivers Flow, published earlier in Chamber's Journal.
M-4872-21Scripts for radio talks. -- 1939 and 1941. -- For CBC broadcasts by K. S. B. Colley. They are based on events described in While Rivers Flow. The second script is incomplete.

Series 4

Other writings by Kate Shaw Brighty Colley. -- n.d., 1935 and 1962

M-4872-22"Greetings from the home of the Brown Bear". -- n.d.
M-4872-23"Alaska Highway", incomplete. -- n.d.
M-4872-24"When we were Young". -- n.d.
M-4872-25"Salute to Flowers". -- n.d. -- History of Terrill's Flowers Ltd., Calgary, owned by her husband W. H. Colley.
M-4872-26"Extracts from the Diary of a Cat". -- 1935
M-4872-27"The Lure of the Islands". -- 1962

Series 5

News clippings. -- 1930-1974

M-4872-28News clippings regarding Colley's career, Public Health Nursing, and While Rivers Flow. -- 1930-1974

Series 6

Photographs. -- 1914-1921


Some of the photographs have been scanned. Scanned Document View now.

PA-2081Views of Slave Lake, Wabasca and Peace River areas. -- 42 photographs
NA-3956-(1-3)Sawridge Hotel, Slave Lake, and district nurses. -- 1914-1921. -- 3 photographs
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