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Nurse Gwen Ross at hospital, Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, 1937
Nurse Gwen Ross at hospital, Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, 1937
NA-3308-4

Joy Duncan's Frontier Nursing Project fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Diaries, letters, reminiscences, etc. -- 1911-1976
Series 2 Recorded interviews. -- 1974-1978
Series 3 Photographs and slides. -- 1914-1976

Inventory

Series 1 Diaries, letters, reminiscences, etc. -- 1911-1956. -- Arranged in alphabetical order by name of nurse.
M-4745-1 Beverly Barr Brears and Geraldine Burke Boatness. -- n.d. -- Consists of information about their photographs.
M-4745-2 Mrs. Carol Belsheim. -- 1952-1956. -- Consists of Department of Public Health of Alberta newsletter and article re frontier nursing written by Nellie McClung.
M-4745-3 Mrs. Carol Belsheim. -- 1951. -- Consists of diary re public health nursing at Tulliby Lake, Alberta.
M-4745-4 Vera Blacker (later Vera Rosolowich). -- 1967-1968. -- Consists of diaries of nursing experiences at Cross Lake, Manitoba.
M-4745-5

Vera Blacker (later Vera Rosolowich). -- 1967-1968. -- Consists of miscellaneous papers including an outline of the nursing program at the Cross Lake nursing station, article possibly written by Mrs. Rosolowich re nursing Canadian First Nations, pamphlets re medical services in central region and Norway House zone.

M-4745-6 Anna Blaie. -- 1923. -- Consists of article re nursing in northern Manitoba.
M-4745-7 Lorraine Bode (later Lorraine Nagel). -- 1960-1963. -- Consists of biographical information, letters to parents from Cambridge Bay and Fort McPherson, NWT, and newspaper clippings.
M-4745-8 Dorothy Bowden (later Dorothy Gallagher). -- 1941. -- Consists of script of a talk given by Miss Bowden re her experiences nursing at Wabasca from 1929-1940. Includes newspaper clipping.
M-4745-9 Mary Ellis Conlin (later Mary Ellis Sterritt). -- [ca. 1920s]. -- Consists of reminiscences of work as a district nurse in northern Alberta.
M-4745-10 Grace Connor (later Grace McKenzie). -- [ca. 1911-1974]. -- Consists of obituary, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, invitations, correspondence, program of Canadian Nurses Association general meeting in Winnipeg (June 26-30, 1944).
M-4745-11 Grace Connor (later Grace McKenzie). -- n.d. - Consists of newspaper clippings and Christmas menu.
M-4745-12 Florence Cooper. -- 1975. -- Consists of reminiscences re work at United Church mission hospital at Wakaw, Saskatchewan from 1928-1942.
M-4745-13 Mrs. Donalda Copeland. -- 1960. -- Consists of carbon copy of original manuscript of book, Remember Nurse, by Mrs. Copeland (as told to Eugenie L. Myles) re experiences nursing at Coral Harbour, Southampton Island, NWT.
M-6686 Madely Crickmae. -- 1957-1958. -- Consists of reminiscences re outpost nursing in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
M-4745-14 Margaret Darby (later Margaret Pardy). -- 1944-1975. -- Consists of biographical information and correspondence re nursing at Grenfell Mission, Labrador.
M-4745-15 Kathleen G. DeMarsh. -- 1971. -- Consists of reminiscences re nursing on Miscou Island, New Brunswick from 1946 to 1947.
M-4745-16 Nan Enns (later Nan Doerksen). -- 1958-1959. -- Consists of correspondence re nursing at Sandy Lake nursing station in northern Ontario.
M-4745-17 Mrs. Delores Forsyth. -- 1965-1967. -- Consists of letters from patients to nurses at Cross Lake, Manitoba.
M-4745-18 Dianne Foster. -- 1957-1958. -- Consists of correspondence and diary from nursing station at Nelson House, Manitoba.
M-4745-19 Mrs. Grace Frost. -- n.d. -- Consists of biographical notes and tribute re nursing at Masset and Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia in the 1930s and 1940s.
M-4745-20 Mrs. Grace Frost. -- [ca. 1975]. -- Consists of biographical sketch re nursing at Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columba in the 1930s and 1940s.
M-2510 Mrs. W. Fullerton. -- 1939. -- Consists of newspaper clippings re nursing and Red Cross hospital at Bamfield, British Columbia.
M-4745-21 Audrey Halsey. -- 1968-1971. -- Consists of letters, diary notes, poems and articles written from Port Burwell and Arctic Bay, NWT.
M-4745-22 Audrey Halsey. -- 1969. -- Consists of diary re nursing at Arctic Bay, NWT.
M-4745-23 Audrey Halsey. -- 1969. -- Consists of photocopy of diary re nursing at Arctic Bay, NWT.
M-4745-24 E. Prudence Hockin. -- 1931-1933. -- Consists of letters re nursing at Pangnirtung, NWT.
M-4745-25 E. Prudence Hockin. -- 1933-1935 and 1945. -- Consists of letters re nursing at Pangnirtung, NWT. Includes letter describing trip by dog team to Paloaping Island, NWT.
M-4745-26 Mrs. Dorothy Jowett. -- 1957 and n.d. -- Consists of map of NWT showing nursing station and newspaper clippings re nurses Noreen Davidson and Dorothy Ershine at Frobisher Bay, NWT.
M-4745-27 Christoper Lemphers and Kelly Lemphers. -- 1974-1975. -- Consists of articles and newspaper clippings re nursing at Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
M-4745-28 Mary Lugtiheld (later Mary Linquist). -- 1963-1975. -- Consists of letters from United Church mission hospital at Bella Bella, British Columbia.
M-4745-29 Liz McCormack. -- 1962-1963. -- Consists of diary re nursing at Fort McPherson.
M-4745-30 Margaret McKay (later Margaret Weller). -- 1956. -- Consists of letters re nursing at First Nations hospital at Norway House, Manitoba.
M-4745-31 Edith Miller (later Edith Bird). -- 1944-1946. -- Consists of letters re nursing at Grenfell Missions, Newfoundland and Labrador.
M-4745-32 Mrs. Thora McIlroy Mills. -- 1972-1973. -- Consists of article re nursing during the Klondike Gold Rush, Yukon.
M-4745-32a Alice Mitchell. -- n.d. -- Consists of a talk re nursing at Pangnirtung.
M-4745-33 Flora Moffat. -- 1976. -- Consists of reminiscences re nursing at United Church mission hospital at Bella Bella, British Columbia from 1944 to 1963
M-4745-34 Ann Morton (later Ann Heffel). -- 1941-1976. -- Consists of letter and miscellaneous papers re work of school nurses at Weyburn and Regina, Saskatchewan.
M-4745-35 Kathleen Mullen. -- [ca. 1975]. -- Consists of reminiscences re nursing at Hearst, Ontario and Cold Lake, Alberta.
M-4745-36 Kathleen Mullen. -- 1931-1975. -- Consists of biographical sketch, congratulatory letters and other papers re war and northern nursing.
M-4745-37 Frances J.A. Nancekievill. -- [ca. 1924]. -- Consists of biographical information and miscellaneous items re boarding schools and nursing career in Edmonton area and Ontario.
M-4745-38 Alberta Normandin. -- 1971 and n.d. -- Consists of reminiscences re public health nursing in Saskatchewan from 1935 to 1942, farewell address and assessment of conditions on Sandy Bay Reserve, Saskatchewan.
M-4745-39 Oliver. -- 1943 and n.d. -- Consists of letter and newspaper clippings re blood donor clinics in Calgary, Alberta and London, Ontario.
M-4745-40 Pauline Phillips (later Pauline Murakimi). -- 1975. -- Consists of biographical information and reference to photographs. See S-51 for the accompanying slides.
M-4745-41 Myrtle Rogers (later Myrtle Ostrum). -- 1956-1957. -- Consists of daily journals (diaries) written at mission hospital at Bella Bella, British Columbia, and two copies of hospital newsletter.
M-4745-42 Myrtle Rogers (later Myrtle Ostrum). -- 1956-1957. -- Consists of daily journals (diaries) written at mission hospital at Bella Bella, British Columbia.
M-4745-43 Kathleen Ross (later Kathleen Flucke). -- 1960-1961. -- Consists of letters re nursing at Cambridge Bay, NWT.
M-4745-44 Kathleen Ross (later Kathleen Flucke). -- 1960-1961. -- Consists of photocopies of letters re nursing at Cambridge Bay, NWT.
M-4745-45 Erna Rosland (later Erna McVean). -- 1963. -- Consists of newspaper clipping re work in northern Manitoba.
M-4745-46 Mrs. Gwen Ross. -- 1937. -- Consists of typescript of diary re St. Luke's Anglican hospital in Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, NWT.
M-4745-47 Mrs. E.H. Scarlett. -- 1946 and 1975. -- Consists of reminiscences re work at United Church hospital and leaflet re life of Dr. R.G. Scott, Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
M-4745-48 Isobel Scriver. -- 1963. -- Consists of testimonials and letters re retirement from position as nurse for Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Saskatchewan.
M-4745-49 Mrs. Isobel Sheppard. -- 1949-1952. -- Consists of diary re work at Anglican mission hospital, Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, NWT.
M-4745-50 Helen Jeannette Simpson (later Helen Wallace). -- 1952-1954. -- Consists of letters re nursing at Grenfell Mission, Labrador.
M-4745-51 Chryss Smith (later Chryss Abernethy). -- n.d. -- Consists of manuscript and reminiscences re work at East Braintree, Manitoba, Labrador and Newfoundland.
M-4745-52 Dorothy Tansley (later Dorothy Sweet). -- 1975. -- Consists of reminiscences re nursing in Loon Lake area and letter from patients.
M-4745-53 Anthonia "Tops" Van Vliet. -- 1965-1970. -- Consists of letters re nursing in northern Ontario, Manitoba, and Coppermine, NWT. See S-62 for accompanying slides.
M-4745-54 Joy Veals (later Joy Duncan). -- 1955-1956. -- Consists of correspondence while nursing at First Nations hospital at Norway House, Manitoba.
M-4745-55 Joy Veals (later Joy Duncan). -- 1955-1956. -- Consists of notes from patients sent to nurse at First Nations hospital at Norway House, Manitoba, and newspaper clippings.
M-4745-56 Olive Watherston. -- 1931-1932. -- Consist of nursing certificates.
M-4745-57 Olive Watherston. -- 1931-1932. -- Consists of letters re nursing in Valley View, Alberta.
M-4745-58 Janet Watkinson. -- 1971-1972. -- Consists of letters re nursing at Split Lake, Manitoba.
M-4745-59 Janet Watkinson. -- 1972-1973. -- Consists of diary re work at nursing station, Split Lake, Manitoba and Norway House, Manitoba.
M-4745-60 Mary Willis (later Mary Taylor). -- 1942-1944 and 1975. -- Consists of reminiscences and letters re work as district nurse at Youngstown, Maloy, etc., Alberta.
M-4745-61 Amy Wilson. -- 1950-1976. -- Consists of biographical sketch and newspaper clippings re nursing in northern British Columiba and the Yukon.
M-4745-62 Phyllis Worsley. -- 1962 and 1976. - Consists of Christmas letters sent from Pangnirtung, NWT.
Series 2 Recorded interviews. -- 1974-1978. -- Consists of sound recordings of interviews with former nurses, conducted by Joy Duncan. -- Arranged in alphabetical order by name of nurse.
RCT-202 Beverly Barr (later Beverly Brears)
RCT-191 Vera Blacker (later Vera Rosolowich)
RCT-191 Anna Blais
RCT-183 Simone Bollearts
RCT-199 Mrs. Martha Brand
RCT-192 Geraldine Burke (later Geraline Boatness)
RCT-201 Mrs. Kathleen Crofford
RCT-200 Margery Finlayson
RCT-189 Delores Forsythe
RCT-210 Dorothy Gallagher
RCT-182 Audrey Halsey
RCT-198 Ann Heffel
RCT-198 Prudence Hockin
RCT_188 Margaret Janzen
RCT-199 Dorothy Jowett
RCT-198 Jessie Kelso
RCT-180 Mary Lemoine
RCT-196 Jo Lutley. -- A transcript of this interview has been published in Northern Nurses III : Belcher Islands and Northern Quebec - the 1960s / edited by J. Karen Scott and Joan E. Kieser. -- Oakville : Kokum Publications, 2009, pages 151-173.
RCT-194 Marjorie McDowell
RCT-205 Alice Milne
RCT-195 Mrs. Margaret Mlazgar
RCT-187 Anne Nordtrop
RCT-195 Alberta Normandin
RCT-184 Anne Pask
RCT-199 Mrs. Leona Penner
RCT-158 Pauline Phillips (later Pauline Murakimi)
RCT-188 Muriel Platt
RCT-184 Mrs. Nina Renwick
RCT-193 Erna Rosland (later Erna McVean)
RCT-246 Helen B. Scarlett
RCT-206 Isobel Scriver
RCT-186 Agnes Stirling
RCT-196, 197 Nancy Tidmarsh
RCT-186 Doris Timberg
RCT-204 Mary Traill
RCT-181 Janet Watkinson
RCT-185 Mary Willis (later Mary Taylor)
RCT-203 Phyllis Worsley
Series 3 Photographs and slides. -- 1914-1976. -- 444 photographs. -- 369 slides

Many of the photographs have been scanned. View now.
PA-1725 Joy Duncan - Horse-drawn caboose, Hodgson, Manitoba. -- [late 1920s]. -- 1 photograph
PA-1771 Kathleen Mullen - Hospital and personnel views, Cold Lake and Hearst, Ontario. -- [ca. 1940s]. -- 4 photographs
PA-1776 Margaret Pardy - Views of nursing service at Grenfell Mission, Labrador. -- 1942-1947. -- 13 photographs
PA-1814 Mrs. Carol Belsheim - Public health nurses cottages, Peace River ares and Tulliby Lake, Alberta. -- [early 1940s]. -- 3 photographs
PA-1815 Mrs. Geraldine Boatness - Mail man with horse and wagon at Clayhurst Ferry, British Columbia. -- 1937. -- 1 photograph
PA-1826 View of Old Masset and filed nurse, Mrs. G. Frost, British Columbia. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 2 photographs
PA-1829 Views of Chris and Kelly Lemphers giving nursing care to Haida First Nations, Masset, British Columbia. -- 1974-1976. -- 6 photographs
PA-1861 Views of travelling clinic and badlands in the Patricia area of Alberta. -- [1930s]. -- 6 photographs
PA-1862 Frances J.A. Nancekievill - Nursing at Radway Centre mission and Cold Lake, Alberta; Teulon and Eriksdale, Manitoba; Matheson and Hearst, Ontario. -- 1921-1949. -- 50 photographs
PA-1897 View of nursing station, Tuktoyaktuk. -- 1971. -- 1 photograph
PA-2121 View of Ann Morton Heffel, nurse. -- n.d. -- 1 photograph
NA-3040-(1-18) Nursing staff and hostital employees at First Nations hospital, Norway House, Manitoba. -- 1945-1964. -- 18 photographs
NA-3145-(1-36)

Views of travelling clinic, Peace River area, Alberta. -- 1935-1939. -- 35 photographs

View of nurses on British Navy hospital ship. -- 1915. -- 1 photograph

NA-3159-(1-5) Views of hospital and main street, Wakaw, Saskatchewan. -- [1930s]. -- 5 photographs
NA-3233-(1-21)

Views of nurses serving overseas during the First World War. -- [1914-1918]. -- 15 photographs

Views of first train arriving in Fairview, Alberta and other Peace River views. -- 1928. -- 6 photographs

NA-3239-(1-10) Views of nurses and doctors at Norway House, Manitoba and Rossville, Manitoba. -- 1956. -- 10 photographs
NA-3249-(1-10) Views of nursing in Loon Lake area, Saskatchewan. -- 1937-1959. -- 10 photographs
NA-3258-(1-3) Views re nursing typhoid patients, Gillam, Manitoba. -- 1929. -- 3 photographs
NA-3259-1-5) Nursing and general views, Cherry Point, Alberta. -- 1939.-- 5 photographs
NA-3260-(1-4) Public health nurses in Peace Rive area, Alberta. -- [early 1940s]. -- 4 photographs
NA-3270-(1-4) Nurses at East Braintree, Manitoba and Little Paradise and Post Saunders, Newfoundland. -- 1939-1944. -- 4 photographs
NA-3275-(1-7) Nursing views, Cross Lake and Nelson House, Manitoba. -- 1966-1967. -- 7 photographs
NA-3276-(1-16) Viewsof nursing hospital, personalities, etc. at Bella Bella, British Columbia. -- 1944-1963. -- 16 photographs
NA-3283-(1-17) Views of Anglican mission and nurses, Wabasca, Alberta. -- 1929-1941. -- 17 photographs
NA-3308-(1-8) St. Luke's hospital and mission, Pangnirtung, Baffin Island. -- 1937. -- 8 photographs
NA-3366-(1-23) Views of school, Hudson's Bay Company buildings, and Inuit at Coral Harbour, Southampton Island, NWT. -- 1950-1951. -- 23 photographs
NA-3376-(1-13) Views of nurses and distric nursing, Alberta and Saskatchewan. -- 1914-1947. -- 13 photographs
NA-3398-(1-10) Views of travelling clinic, Alberta, and Red Cross blood clinic, Calgary. -- 1930s and [ca. 1943]. -- 10 photographs
NA-3467-(1-10) Views of Methodist missions and hospitals, Hamilton and Radway and Cold Lake, Alberta. -- [1920s-late 1940s]. -- 10 photographs
NA-3672-(1-17) Views of nursing at Whale Cove, NWT and Lac Brochet, Manitoba, taken by Mary Freeman Cain. -- 1969-1973. -- 17 photographs
NA-3797-(1-4) Outpost hospital, Bamfield, British Columbia. -- 1935-1940. -- 4 photographs
NA-4495-1 Nurse Lorraine Bode at Fort McPherson, NWT. -- 1962-1963. -- 1 photograph
NA-5075-(1-21) Scenes at hospital, and on canoe trip, Norway House. -- 1950s. -- 21 photographs
S-51 Views of nursing in Fort Chipewyan area, Alberta. -- 1964-1965. -- 15 slides
S-53 Nursing views, Split Lake, Manitoba. -- 1971-1972. -- 36 slides
S-56 Views of nursing at Split Lake nursing station, Manitoba. -- 1959-1960. -- 19 slides
S-57 Views re R.W. Large Memorial Hospital, Bella Bella, British Columbia. -- [ca. 1940-1958]. -- 6 slides
S-58 Views of nurses' work in Nass River and Vanderhoof areas of British Columbia. -- [ca. 1945-1957. -- 17 slides
S-59 Views of nursing at Nelson House, Norway House, Fort Churchill, Chesterfield Inlet, etc. -- [late 1950s to 1960s]. -- 239 slides
S-62 Views of nursing at Grenfell Mission, St. Anthony's, Newfoundland; Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba; and Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. -- 1958-1975. -- 19 slides
S-63 Views of nursing at Cambridge Bay and other views of the NWT. -- 1960. -- 18 slides
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