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MSS 240, PC 209, A.06-22

Title: Margaret Elder Hart fonds

Dates: 1832-2000 prominent 1930-2000

Extent: 4.25 m of textual records & other material

Biographical information:
Margaret Elder Hart was born June 11, 1907. She graduated from the
Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1930. She worked as a private duty nurse before starting public health nursing with the BrooklynVisiting Nurse Service in New York in 1938. She obtained a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University in 1940. That same year she became the Educational Director for the Bureau of Public Health Nursing, for the Department of Health and Public Welfare in Wiinipeg. She obtained a Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1946. In 1948 she became the Director & Professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. A position she would hold until her retirement in 1972. Hart obtained a Doctor of Education from Columbia University in 1962. The following year she was Director of the first Nursing
Baccalaureate Program at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Hart is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1967 she received a Confederation of Canada Centennial Medal. In 1982 she was named Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. In 1986 she was given the Manitoba Association of Reistered Nurses Award for Excellence
in Nursing Education. The Margaret Elder Hart Distinguished Lecture Series was established at the School of Nusing at the University of Manitoba in 1991. She was given an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1993. The Dr. Margaret Elder Hart Heritage Room at the School of Nursing was named in her honour.

Scope and Contents of the Collection:
The fonds is seperated into seven series. They include: biographical & personal material, correspondence, School of Nursing, research on the history of Public Health Nursing in Manitoba, university essays, artifacts & the photograph collection that contains 3 photographs, two videocassettes & a reel to reel film.

Custodial History:

The material was donated by Janet Spiers for Dr. Hart in 2006.

Restrictions on Use:

Some restrictions are applied to financial papers & patient records.


No further accruals are anticipated.

Finding Aid:

Electronic finding aid available at the link below.

MSS 240, PC 209 A.06-22