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Fonds RBSC-ARC-1457 - Alice Ravenhill fonds

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Alice Ravenhill fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1457

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  • 1939-1954 (Creation)
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    Ravenhill, Alice

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40 cm of textual records;19 photographs

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Ravenhill, Alice (1859-1954)

Biographical history

Born in England, Alice Ravenhill was trained in home economics, child care and sanitation and worked in rural and factory districts in England. Arriving in B.C. in 1910, she was active in organizations devoted to women, education, and native Indians. She researched aboriginal culture, published books, and was a founding member of the Society for the Furtherance of B.C. Indian Arts and Crafts. She received an honourary doctorate from UBC in 1948.

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The fonds consists of biographical material about Ravenhill, incoming and outgoing correspondence (1939-1951), a draft of "Glimpses of a Long Life" (1951) and two proofs of "Memoirs of an Educational Pioneer" (1951). The fonds also includes printed material (pertaining to health, welfare and education), memos, clippings, memorabilia and nineteen photographs used primarily as illustrations for "Memoirs...".

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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Ravenhill_Alice.pdf

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application/pdf

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406.6 KiB

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