Fonds UBCA-ARC-1044 - Alice Borden fonds

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Alice Borden fonds

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2.5 m of textual records and other material

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Alice Victoria Borden (née Witken) obtained her B.A. at the University of California in 1930. She married the noted archaeologist Charles Borden in 1931. Borden studied at the University of Heidelberg (1935-1936), taught at her private kindergarten, and later became the first Director of the University of British Columbia's Child Study Centre (1961-1963). After that, she served as a professor in the Faculty of Education until 1970.

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The fonds consists of records which document Borden's teaching career from Kindergarten instruction through university professor of early childhood education. The fonds is divided into eight series: biographical series, correspondence series, playschool series, literary productions series, printed materials series, subject files series, Child Study Centre series and audiovisual series.

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Some photographs have been digitized and are available through UBC Library Open Collections 14.1

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Other material includes 67 photographs, 4 audio reels and 1 film (DVD)

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