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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
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RightsCopyright Memorial University
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