Fonds MG4219 - Alice Elisabeth Johannsen Fonds

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Alice Elisabeth Johannsen Fonds

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CA MUA MG4219

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  • 1884-1991 (Creation)
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    Johannsen, Alice E. (Alice Elisabeth), 1911-1992

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6 m of textual records
1,950 slides
11 audio tapes
10 photographs

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(1911-1992)

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Alice Elisabeth Johannsen was born in 1911 in Havana, Cuba. She was the daughter of a well-known cross country skier Herman-Smith (Jackrabbit) Johanssen. Educated at McGill University, she earned a B.Sc. with Honours in 1934. In 1935 she was a graduate apprentice, specializing in Outdoor Nature Education in Newark Museum in New Jersey. From 1936 to 1939 Alice Johannsen held Carnegie Fellowship in Museum Training at the Nation Gallery of Canada. In 1962 she was granted a diploma from Canadian Museums Association, of which she was also a Fellow. She was granted an LL.D. from St. Thomas University in New Brunswick in 1975. Alice Johannsen died at Piedmont in 1992.

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Donated from Margaret J. Austin on November 27, 1992.

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The Alice Johannsen fonds reflects her lifelong involvement in nature, museums, community and her fealty towards her father, Herman-Smith (Jackrabbit) Johannsen. It consists of three series; personal and family series, 1994 to 1991, the Redpath series, 1919-1971 and a professional activities series, 1919-1971.

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Mainly English, with Norwegian and French.

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1992-0059

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