Call Number: Mss 183, Pc 207 (A.04-11, A.06-17)
Title: Isabel G. Auld fonds.
Dates: 1960– 2005, predominant 1975 to 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).
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).
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University
of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections by Isabel Auld in 2004
Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance
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:
183, PC 207 (A.06-17).