Fonds MS-2-831 - Helen Wilson Beveridge fonds

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Helen Wilson Beveridge fonds

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  • 1943 - 1952; 1981; 2009 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records and graphic material

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Helen Wilson Beveridge was an award-wining educator and a keen amateur water colourist. She was born in Greenock, Scotland, in 1916, the daughter of Archibald Allan and Janet Wilson Beveridge. In 1927 her family immigrated to Truro, Nova Scotia, where she was educated at Colchester County Academy and the Provincial Normal College. She began her teaching career in 1935 at Cape Forchu, Yarmouth County, a place to which she returned in the summertime throughout her life. Helen served in the RCAF (WD) for three years during the Second World War at no. 11 SFTS in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and at the RCAF headquarters in Ottawa. Following demobilization, she earned a BA degree from Dalhousie University and resumed teaching in high schools in Yarmouth, Amherst and Truro. In 1953 she received an Associateship in Education from the University of London, England and from 1971-1981 she taught English literature at the Nova Scotia Teachers College. In 1980 she was honoured by the Atlantic Institute of Education as one of ten outstanding teachers in Nova Scotia. Following her retirement, she became an enthusiastic water-colourist whose work was sold in galleries in both Truro and Yarmouth. She died in 2009.

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Fonds includes a scrapbook created during Helen Beveridge's years at Dalhousie University.

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