Fonds - Donna MacKay fonds

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Donna MacKay fonds

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  • [1948]-1950 (Creation)
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    MacKay, Donna

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23 photographs
7 negatives

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Donalda “Donna” MacKay graduated from United College in 1950 while living in Transcona. She served as Editor-in-Chief of Vox that year, and her sister Margaret MacKay was Lady Stick of their class. MacKay earned an M.A. in English and then Education at Acadia University, afterwards working there in the Collegiate, 1951-1954; in Winnipeg as a music teacher, 1954-1956; and in Toronto for Eaton’s (1956-1964). The work of her husband Jim Mansen, whom she married in 1958, took them to Australia in 1964 and New Zealand in 1972. MacKay sang in the choir at the official opening of the Sydney Opera House for Queen Elizabeth in 1971. She and her husband had four children.

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The material was retained by Donna MacKay and donated to the University of Winnipeg Archives on October 29, 2010 after being located in her papers. The records were arranged and described in February 2011.

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The fonds consists of photographs depicting student life at United College, primarily of students from the class of 1950. Scenes depicted include outdoor play in summer and winter, events such as student theatrical productions or Stunt Night, the cafeteria Tony’s, and events such as the Macalaster Conference, exams, or the United College float in Winnipeg’s 75th anniversary parade. Some of the images were published in the 1950 issue of Vox. The images are dated entirely within the years 1948-1950, mostly in 1950, and the majority were taken on the United College campus with a small number of other locations in Winnipeg. Most of the images are black & white photographic prints while a few are black & white negatives.

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mackay_d

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Created by Chantel Banman, August 13, 2015

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