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Lois and Ralph Cudmore Fonds
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27 cm of textual records.
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Name of creator
Lois Cudmore (née Still) was born in 1915. She attended UBC from 1934 to 1938, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at UBC, Lois was an active member of the Biological Discussion Club and UBC Players Club. After graduating from UBC, Lois received a Master of Sciences in Zoology and Botany from the University of California, Los Angeles. Lois lived with her husband Ralph Cudmore in New Westminster and Montreal. After Ralph passed away in 1980, Lois moved to Guelph, Ontario to be closer to family and had retired from her career by 1988. Lois was an artist, passionate gardener, field naturalist and environmentalist. In her later life, she took a special interest in Carolinian forest preservation. Lois passed away on September 5, 2010.
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Ralph Cudmore attended UBC from 1933 to 1937, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Horticulture. While at UBC, Ralph was president of the Ice Hockey Club from 1935-1936 and president of the Agriculture Club. Ralph lived with his wife Lois in New Westminster and Montreal, where Ralph worked for CIL Chemicals Division, and then Windsor and Port Credit where he worked for Ford Motor Company of Canada, eventually becoming General Manager of the Tractor and Equipment Division.
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The fonds contains essays, lab notes, class notes and theses created and acquired by Lois and Ralph during their time as post-secondary students. The fonds is divided into two series: Ralph Cudmore’s Student Records and Lois Cudmore’s Student Records. The archivist arranged the records of Lois and Ralph by chronological order and course name where applicable.
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The records were donated to University Archives in 2012.
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