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Leona Paterson fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0038
  • Fonds
  • 1896-[201-], predominantly 1940-1998

Fonds documents Paterson's career as a teacher of speech and drama at Mount Royal College, her adjudication work at festivals across Canada, her involvement with Knox United Church, and her work as director of the Mount Royal College Conservatory.

The fonds contains: scrapbooks, daily date books, speech arts theory exams, scripts, travel diaries, programs for speech and drama festivals, photographs of Mount Royal faculty and Paterson's friends and family, Knox United Church records, speeches, toasts, poems and scripts collected by Theresa M. Siegel, audio reels of performances, interviews with Leona Paterson, and original poetry by her husband Harold "Pat" Paterson. The fonds is arranged into the following series: scrapbooks, professional activities, teaching, Harold Paterson, Theresa M. Siegel, personal records, and audiovisual materials.

Leona Paterson

Linda Many Guns fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0056
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2011, predominantly 1999-2003

Fonds consists of materials from Dr. Linda Many Guns' research project, "The Ten Grandmothers Project" (initially called "The Ten Old Ladies Project"), based on Many Guns' interviews with traditional Blackfoot elders in southern Alberta and the United States. The research project was focused on the elders' teachings about the role of women in Blackfoot society and was carried out while Many Guns was Executive Director of the Nii Touii Knowledge and Learning Centre.

The fonds consists of one series containing audio recordings of the interviews, as well as transcripts, release forms, notes, correspondence, a draft manuscript of a book Many Guns intended to publish, drawings, fabric samples, and photographs. Also included are other audio recordings of Blackfoot language lessons, songs, and dances.

Linda Many Guns