Isabel G. Auld fonds

Call Number: Mss 183, Pc 207 (A.04-11, A.06-17)

Title: Isabel G. Auld fonds.

Dates: 1960–2005, predominant 1975-1995.

Extent: 3.4 m of textual records. -- 1 videocassette.

Biographical sketch: Isabel Auld became the University of Manitoba’s first female Chancellor in 1977, the University’s centennial year. She was born in Winnipeg to C.G. and Mrs. Hutcheson, immigrants from Scotland. She attended school in Regina, Saskatchewan. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Masters of Science (1940) in genetics from the University of Saskatchewan. A gifted student, she won a National Research Council studentship for post-graduate research in cyto-genitics at McGill University before accepting a post at the Rust Research Laboratory of the Federal Department of Agriculture. She resigned this post upon marriage to W.M. Auld in 1942. Whilst raising three children, she began a lifelong career of volunteer work dedicated to the welfare of others, serving numerous organizations involved in education, health, consumer and social services. Member of the Board of Governors and Senate for fourteen years and Chancellor for nine, she became the “ambassador-at-large” for the University of Manitoba, gaining the respect of academics, administrators and students alike. Her many honours include the Centennial Medal (1967), honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Saskatchewan (1979) and Manitoba (1986), Member of the Order of Canada (1989) and inclusion in Winnipeg’s Citizens’ Hall of Fame (1993).

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections by Isabel Auld in 2004 and 2006.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of one series of minutes and correspondence related to the volunteer activities of Isabel Auld. The series is further divided into ten sub-series related to the various organizations for which Isabel Auld volunteered. The second accrual contains ten series. They include: Cancer Care, Health Sciences Centre, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, Canada World Youth, Manitoba Paraplegia Foundation, Catherine Booth Bible College, Consumer Association of Canada, University of Manitoba and Photograph Collection (PC 207).

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Arrangement note: The fonds’ original order was maintained by the Archives with minor alterations.

Restrictions: Files containing addresses and phone numbers of board members have been designated confidential. Some patient information has been restricted.

Accruals: No major accruals are expected.

Finding aid: Online finding aids are available at the links below:

MSS 183 (A.04-11)

MSS 183, PC 207 (A.06-17).