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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS 152, TC 104, PC 159 (A.02-56, A.04-31)

Title: Sybil Shack fonds

Dates: 1896-2003

Extent: 4.32 m of textual records and other material

Biographical Sketch: Sybil Shack was born in Winnipeg in 1911. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1929 and attended Normal School to become a teacher the following year. During the 1930s, Shack found some teaching work in rural Manitoba before returning to teach in Winnipeg. In 1945 Shack returned to the University of Manitoba winning the Gold Medal in the Bachelor of Education program. She received a MEd the following year. She took post-graduate courses in supervision and administration at the Ontario College of Education. Shack was principal of several schools including Sargeant Park and Kelvin High in Winnipeg. For thirty years she was also involved in school broadcasts over television and radio with the CBC. Shack is the author of several works on women and education. She was a leading proponent of pay equity for female teachers. Shack died in 2004.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Sybil Shack fonds consists of textual and photographic records pertaining to Shack's teaching career, her CBC educational broadcasts, and her writing and research on women and education. A video of a discussion with Shack and other female educators is also digitized.

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