Fonds MS-2-299, SF Box 36, Folders 12-16 ; SF Box 36, Folders 1-11, 17-24 - Avis (Marshall) McCurdy fonds

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Avis (Marshall) McCurdy fonds

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MS-2-299, SF Box 36, Folders 12-16 ; SF Box 36, Folders 1-11, 17-24

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  • Bulk, 1924-1927 (Creation)
  • 1924-1977 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records (24 folders)

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Biographical history

Avis McCurdy was born Avis Hunter Marshall in 1906 in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, the daughter of G. Ross Marshall and Nellie Blanche Taylor. She graduated with her BA from Dalhousie University in 1927. In 1929 she married William Jarvis McCurdy and eventually moved to Toronto, where he taught in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. She raised four children and was active in many social and political causes, including running for office as a Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) candidate. She was a longtime member of the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto and was vice president of her local Dalhousie reunion committee for the Class of 1927.

Custodial history

Fonds was donated by Avis McCurdy in 1977 and 1987.

Scope and content

Fonds comprises exam questions, debating notes, dance cards, invitations, sorority notes, pins and other memorabilia from McCurdy's student years at Dalhousie University. There are also records (correspondence, financial statements, clippings, menus) from university reunions in 1938, 1967 and 1977.

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  • English

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English.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Avis (Marshall) McCurdy fonds, MS-2-299, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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