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Call Number: Mss 105, Pc 105

Title: Alice Cameron Brown fonds.

Dates: 1919-2000.

Extent: 1.14 m of textual records. -- 75 negatives. -- 204 photographs.

Biographical sketch: Alice Cameron Brown was born in Rolling River, Manitoba in 1898 and grew up near Minnedosa, Manitoba. She was the daughter of Sarah and Duncan Cameron. In 1921, Alice graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. While working as a teacher in Tisdale, Saskatchewan in 1922, she met James Edward Brown. The couple and their daughter Elizabeth Allison lived in Tisdale for twenty-six years. In 1934, Brown won first prize in the Canadian Author's Association poetry contest. The poem was published in a few magazines, and following this, numerous poems of hers were published. In 1952, the Brown family moved to Beamsville, Ontario, and where James passed away in 1965. Alice Cameron Brown died in 1993.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Allison Mitcham, daughter of Alice Cameron Brown, through several accessions in 1993-1994 and in 2000-2001.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of journals, correspondence, original manuscripts, published works, poetry, plays, short stories, novels, memoirs, certificates, newspaper clippings, personal documents, and photographs.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material. However, there may be copyright restrictions on unpublished work and photographs, which must be adhered to by the researcher.

Accruals: No further accruals to the fonds are expected.

Related material: Allison Mitcham's papers are located in the University of Saskatchewan Archives.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 105, PC 105.