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Bessie McAvoy fonds
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- Bessie McAvoy
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15 cm of textual records.
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Name of creator
Miss McAvoy has been a resident of Edmonton for many years, taught school in the city and is keenly interested in the preservation of Edmonton's history. She was a championship tennis player and active in many other sports. She has compiled her own and others' memories and written a history of the Edmonton School district.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Bessie McAvoy of Edmonton and dating from 1922 to 1992. The fonds consists of clippings; a list of the city mayors; a history of the Edmonton school district with documentation from that history's research; a manuscript of Irene Cornwall re: George Hustler and Lotta Dempsey; Miss McAvoy's memoirs and an autobiography, including details of her old neighbourhood - now the downtown core of Edmonton; miscellaneous articles and a copy of <i>News for Seniors</i>, October 1992. MS 526.3: This fonds consists of related to the life and career of Bessie McAvoy, including her childhood home, her sister Doris Redman, her tennis career, and her education (including two university papers and a copy of "The Souvernir -- Calgary Normal School, 1925-26". This fonds also includes information on clothing, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Chase's Marvelous Medicinal Almanac, and the Second World War Homefront.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Bessie McAvoy in a number of accessions between 1988 and 2000.
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- The material is in English.
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Record No. MS-526<br><br>