File MS-14-39, OVR Box 4, Folder 1 - Lily Fraser Cameron scrapbook

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Lily Fraser Cameron scrapbook

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MS-14-39, OVR Box 4, Folder 1

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5 cm of textual records and graphic material

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Lily Fraser Cameron was a 1942 graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, and the first female graduate from NSAC to attend the agriculture program at MacDonald College, McGill University. She was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia, in 1922 and attended the agricultural college in 1940-1942, graduating with a Senior Degree in the General Class. Cameron was awarded a certificate of appreciation in 1945 from the Minister of Finance for her services as a War Finance worker in Canada's Ninth Victory Loan. She died in 2007 in Burlington, Ontario.

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Records were found in the Agricola Archives from unknown donor (accession number A2011-164 / 2011.64).

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File contains Lily Fraser Cameron's scrapbook created from her attendance at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. It contains a combination of: - NSAC commencement booklets from 1 May 1940, 30 April 1941, 29 April 1942, 22 April 1943. - Black and White photographs - Newspaper clippings relating to NSAC academics and sports, as well as WWII - Personal letters, postcards, and greeting cards from family and friends - NSAC "winged" crest (sew/iron-on) - Dried flowers and dance cards - Acceptance letter dated May 29142 from the McDonald College of McGill University (stating her as the first female NSAC graduate to attend the agriculture program at McDonald College).

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Pages are yellowed and brittle, middle section has come loose from the staples.
Many items are loose, either have never been attached or have fallen loose.

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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 MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: Lily Fraser Cameron scrapbook, MS-14-39, OVR Box 4, Folder 1, Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Awarded the 2nd prize from the Maritime Beekeepers Associations She was the first female graduate from NSAC to attend Agriculture at MacDonald College. 1942-1944(?) she attended the agriculture program at MacDonald College, McGill University. Based on an income tax receipt from McGill in 1943 she was single and did not have any dependents. Given a certificate of appreciation in October/November 1945 from the Minister of Finance for " rendered as a War Finance worker in Canada's Ninth Victory Loan".

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