Fonds 21-2000 - Audrey Silvius fonds

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Audrey Silvius fonds

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CA MCK 21-2000

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  • 1959-1988, predominant 1963-1974 (Creation)

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19 cm textual records
4 photographs
1 drawing

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Audrey Silvius was born on February 10, 1924 in Elgin, Manitoba. Mrs. Silvius spent her youth in Fairfax, Manitoba. After graduation from high school, she moved to Winnipeg, and, in 1943, she completed training for a career in nursing. With her husband Merritt W. Silvius, Audrey Silvius raised four children, David, Kay, Lorna (Downie) and Gail (Campos). Audrey Silvius has had a lifelong commitment to peace and social justice. She was a founding member and the first executive director of the Brandon Indian-Metis Friendship Centre. She was also a founding member of the local branches of the Marquis Project and Amnesty International. She was also responsible for the creation of a project called Tools for Peace in Brandon.

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Prior to its donation to the McKee Archives in 2000, the fonds was in the possession of Mrs. Silvius.

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The records in this fonds deal with the creation, activities, and history of the Brandon Indian-Metis Friendship Centre, as well as the various organizations associated with the Friendship Centre, such as the Brandon Council of Christians and Jews and the Brandon Council of Women. Fonds consists of meeting minutes, agendas, speeches, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, written publications and newspaper clippings. Four photographs and one pencil drawing are also included.

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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.

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