Fonds F0024 - Pat Roome fonds

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Pat Roome fonds

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CA MRUASC F0024

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  • 1992, 2006-2012 (Creation)
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    Pat Roome

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9.3 cm of textual records
10 photographs

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([19--]-)

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Pat Roome was a history professor at Mount Royal College/University and the founder of what became the Mount Royal University Archives and Special Collections. Roome joined Mount Royal College in 1974 and taught Canadian history and women’s studies until 2007. Starting in 2008, Roome was seconded to lead the Centennial Archives Project, which sought to establish an institutional archives for the college, which would play a central role in Mount Royal's centennial in 2010. While heading the archives, Roome acquired institutional and private records relating to Mount Royal's history, inventoried the institution's art collection, and promoted the archives and Mount Royal College history though centennial projects such as the establishment of the military memorial scholarships and the naming of the Kerby LRT station. Now retired, Roome's contributions to Mount Royal continue to be recognized in the Patricia Roome Centennial Scholarship, which is awarded to a fourth year history student of high academic achievement.

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Fonds documents Pat Roome's work on projects commemorating Mount Royal's centennial in 2010, including: the establishment of the Military Memorial Bursaries, a centennial mural, time capsule, postage stamp issue, the design of a Mount Royal tartan, and the research and publication of institutional history books. Fonds also documents Roome's other work as the first director of what became the Mount Royal Archives and Special Collections. The fonds contains centennial project summaries, event planning notes and documents, research notes, design mock-ups, photo inventories, and correspondence.

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The photograph linked to this description is a photograph of Pat Roome taken from the December 13, 2007 issue of "Mount Royal This Week", http://www.mtroyal.ca/documents/mountroyalthisweek/dec132007/yearbooks_mrtw_dec13_07.html Retrieved February 23, 2018.

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Created February 23, 2018 by SD.

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  • English

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