Fonds MS-2-299, SF Box 36, Folders 1-24 - Avis (Marshall) McCurdy fonds

University-community dialogue on the future of our universities Invitations to dances, at homes, and a gift sale Dance tickets and cards Speeches delivered during the hazing of freshettes Delta Gamma Society cloth badge Delta Gamma Society dance card Dalhousie University : The Class in Modern Drama presents four plays Dance card for the Class of '26 annual dance Letter from the Reverend G. MacGregor Grant to Avis

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Avis (Marshall) McCurdy fonds

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MS-2-299, SF Box 36, Folders 1-24

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6 cm of textual records

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Avis Hunter Marshall was born in 1906 in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, to G. Ross Marshall and Nellie Blanche Taylor. A member of the class of 1927, Avis was an active member of the Dalhousie University student community. She belonged to the women’s debating team and the Council of the Students, serving as vice-president in 1925-26. She was an associate editor of the Dalhousie Gazette, for which she was awarded a “D,” and the editor of Dalhousie’s first yearbook in 1927. She was nominated to the Malcom Honor Society in her senior yearand elected Life Vice-President of the Class for 1927. In 1929 Avis married William Jarvis McCurdy, a fellow Dalhousie alumnus and Life President of the Class of 1926. The couple had four children and lived in Toronto, Ontario. Avis 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.

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Fonds was donated by Avis McCurdy in 1977 and 1987.

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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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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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