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Sparkes, Grace
TitleSparkes, Grace
Scope and Content of FondsGrace Sparkes first deposited at the Archives and Special Collections in 1994 and again in 1999. They - were generated during the years 1940 to 1999 and detail the life and career of one of Newfoundland's most respected - and talented teachers, activists, and citizens. - - This collection allows researchers to trace the life of a remarkable woman. It contains information on her career, family, - community, and her province as a whole. - - It is not only the information about Grace Sparkes that is important however. She collected information about her home - community of Grand Bank, Newfoundland that sheds light on many aspects of the history of that community. This includes - data on early schooling in Grand Bank, genealogical information and the names and dates of many shipwrecks that - occurred off the shores of Grand Bank or those that involved men and ships from the community. - - Also found within the collection is correspondence and material relating to Grace Sparkes' involvement with Universities - and University organizations, specifically, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Mount Allison University in Nova - Scotia. This material reveals how important post-secondary education was to Grace Sparkes and how the events and - experiences at these institutions affected the course of her life. It also reveals the tremendous contribution she made to - these institutions later in her life, as a member of various alumni, homecoming, and administrative committees for the - Universities. - - This collection documents the life of one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most outstanding and colourful citizens. - Similarly, it also details the way in which a single person can make great contributions to their community, the society in - which they live and to the history of their province. - - -
Extent of Fonds2.5 metres of textual material; 124 photographs
Author of Finding AidWalsh, Greg
Date of Finding Aid1999
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
Resource TypeFinding Aid
TypeText
Formatxml
IdentifierCOLL-263
Languageeng
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RightsCopyright Memorial University
CONTENTdm file name272.xml
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