Fonds MG4131 - Althea Douglas Fonds

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Althea Douglas Fonds

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  • 1764-1971 (Creation)
    Douglas, Althea

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0.6 m of textual records ; photographs ; 150 slides ; 18 drawings

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(born 1926)

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Althea McCoy Douglas received her B.Sc. From McGill University in 1947, and an M.A. in 1958. In 1947 she worked as a teaching Assistant in English. Later she became a freelance editor and researcher. Her husband, J. Creighton Douglas, graduated from McGill University with a B.Sc. In 1947 and obtained a diploma in Management in 1969. He worked as a technical support manager for the Imax Systems Corporation. Chelsie S. Douglas graduated with a B.A. from McGill in 1914.

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The Althea Douglas fonds consists of her student papers, class notes, exams, her husband’s letters and newspaper clippings of Althea and her husband. Althea’s notebook with notes from Costume lectures, diagrams, clippings and a notebook mostly on courses given by Stephan Pater, director of the Department of English Dramatic Productions (1952-1958), programs of English Department of Drama (1945-1960), and J. Creighton Douglas’ class notes from English (1946-1947), engineering exams and notes (1952 and 1963) are part of the collection. Included are as well Cedric S. Douglas’ notebooks on history of education, chemistry, public health and psychology courses from the years 1912 to 1914, Phyllis Bridgette’s notes from Macdonald Teacher’s College from 1922 and Marjorie Bridgette’s nature study specimens from Normal School of Macdonald College from 1911 and 1912. Family descriptions with notes on the Douglas family and the family tree chart are in the collection. Non textual records consists of slides, photographs, Althea Douglas’ drawings of costumes, and photographs that Althea Douglas rescued from McGill Daily for the courses she gave in stage make-up.

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Donated by Althea Douglas in 1985 and 1989; on January 29, 1990; on August 1, 1990 and on November 29, 1991.


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