Fonds UBCA-ARC-1350 - Marion Gilroy fonds

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Marion Gilroy fonds

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UBCA-ARC-1350

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  • [1880], [1906], 1930-1980 (Creation)
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    Gilroy, Marion

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93 cm of textual records
55 photographs : 33 b&w and 3 col. prints ; 19 col. slides
7 audio reels

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(1912-1981)

Biographical history

Marion Gilroy was born in Nova Scotia in 1912. She received her BA from Acadia University (1932) and completed an MA at Toronto (1933). While working as a research librarian at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1933-1940), she completed a Bachelor of Library Science degree from Columbia University (1939), where she attended as a Carnegie fellow. In 1946, Gilroy moved to Saskatchewan to become supervisor of the Saskatchewan Regional Libraries (1946-1963). While promoting the development of regional libraries in the province, she also completed graduate study in librarianship at the University of Chicago (1959). In 1963, Gilroy left Saskatchewan to undertake a teaching career as an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Librarianship. She taught several courses on public libraries, special libraries, readers' services and book selection. Gilroy also published several articles, surveys and reports on regional library systems and library needs across Canada, such as Montreal Island and Northwest Territories. After she died in 1981, her papers were donated to the Archives.

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The fonds consists of biographical information, writings, publications, course notes and assignments, course materials, minutes, reports, subject files, correspondence, slides, photographs, and audio reels of interviews about her book As We Remember It. The fonds consists of 8 series: Biographical, Speeches and Writings; Post-Secondary Studies; Saskatchewan; UBC School of Librarianship; Subject Files; Correspondence; Slides; and Audio Recordings.

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Selected photographs have been digitized and included in UBC Library Open Collections series UBC 87.1/

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No further accruals are expected.

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Audio reel series are available at AT 2675-AT2681. Access can be requested from archives staff.

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