The collection mainly records Ruby Dickie’s wartime service as a nursing sister during the First World War but also documents her graduation from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, and her affiliation with the Manitoba Association of Graduate Nurses and the Canadian Association of Nurses. The collection is arranged into six series and consists of certificates, programmes, service records, photographs, guidebook, and objects, including a medicine chest which is believed to have been used during the North-West Rebellion of 1885.
Series consists of a guidebook providing information on dosage and instructions related to the medical contents of a wooden chest. The guidebook provides information on the chest which belonged to Ruby Dickie's mother and is believed to have been used in the North-West Rebellion of 1885.
Series consists of artifacts collected and used by Ruby Belle Dickie and related to her nursing career, as well as items she inherited. Series consists of uniforms and accessories, awards, medical equipment, as well as a medicine chest which holds vials and instruments.