Fonds RBSC-ARC-1156 - Amy Dalgleish fonds

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Amy Dalgleish fonds

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1.78 m of textual records

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Born in Scotland in 1905, Amy Dalgleish emigrated to Canada at an early age and eventually settled in Vancouver. A long time Cooperative Commonwealth Federation supporter, she eventually ran as an NDP candidate in Vancouver. Active with a number of socially-concerned groups, she became president of INFACT, which is a breastfeeding advocacy group. She continued to have an interest in various social issues until her death in 1992.

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The fonds consists primarily of subject files created and accumulated by Amy Dalgleish relating to various organizations in which she was involved such as the New Democratic Party and the Vancouver Society of Friends for the Elderly as well as social issues such as breastfeeding. The fonds also contain records from Ms. Dalgleish’s 1956 legal case before the B.C. Supreme Court on the right of a woman to use her maiden name on probate documents, as well as correspondence related to her various areas of political engagement.

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Judith Copithorne donated the records directly to Special Collections at the University of British Columbia on May 11, 1998.

On July 30, 2007, an accrual to the fonds was received from Judith Copithorne at UBC Rare Books and Special Collections.


Most of the material was arranged and maintained in files according to subject matter by Ms. Dalgliesh before deposit : therefore ; this arrangement has been maintained. The records which were not arranged by Ms. Dalgliesh have been organized so as to facilitate access and retrieval .

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No further accruals are expected.

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Fonds arranged and described by Carrie Eirene Stevenson in 1998. Description revised by Elizabeth Robertson in December 2023 to accommodate the July 2007 accrual.

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