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Sister Mary Gonzaga Research Collection
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- Textual record
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- Gibson, Barbara
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32 cm of textual records.
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Barbara Gibson was a faculty member of the University of British Columbia's School of Librarianship (later the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, now the iSchool). She was also a UBC graduate of the Class of '35 and left in 1936 to pursue a nursing career.
In 1966 and 1967, Woodward Library acquired the Sister Mary Gonzaga letters, which came together with Florence Nightingale letters from Goodspeed Dealers in Boston. These letters were later transferred to Rare Books and Special Collections in 2013. At the time of the acquisition, Gibson became interested in Sister Mary Gonzaga's life, a Canadian nurse born in 1825 who spent most of her life in Britain. During the following years, Gibson compiled research materials from various other sources, mostly from the United Kingdom, to write a Sister Mary Gonzaga biography.
The collection was transferred from the UBC Woodward Library to the University Archives in 2014.
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Collection consists of Barbara Gibson’s correspondence, manuscript, notes, and a notebook. The bulk of the research materials also contains photocopies of letters, newspapers clippings, journals and books, as well as photographs relating to Sister Mary Gonzaga.
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Please see the finding aid for an inventory of files.