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MARJORIE WILLIAMS fonds
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8cm of textual records. -- 6 photographs
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Marjorie May (Muirhead) Williams (1910-1995) was a journalist and schoolteacher in the Carberry, Manitoba area. She was born in Harte, Manitoba and died in Carberry, Manitoba. Her parents Lucy and John Muirhead, and had siblings Laura, George, and Gordon. She married Clare Williams (19-?]-1986) in 1936 at Sidney, Manitoba, and they had children Terry, Don, and Laura Jean. Williams had been educated at Montrose School, and took senior education at Carberry School. She attended Brandon College, followed by Teacher's Training at the nearby Normal School. Williams taught at Gordon School, Rathwell, Sidney, High Bluff, Ravenshoe, and Firdale schools, and was supervisor of music in Carberry schools for six years. She was also a columnist for the Carberry News-Express and the MacGregor Herald.
Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1994 and 1995 by Marjorie Williams of Carberry, Manitoba and in 1997 by son Don Williams of Victoria, British Columbia. An earlier presentation was to the Carberry Plains Museum which transferred the items to the Archives in 1988.
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Fonds consists of a booklet on Manitoba's Diamond Jubilee (1930), a Dominion Chatauqua programme, a song about the Sidney baseball team, news clippings, scrapbooks of Williams' columns. Of special note is correspondence on, and histories of Sidney and the Harte district of Manitoba, the latter written with John Mack. One history was of 1891 written by Alida M. (James) Davies (1959). The history of the Harte district was written by John Mack in 1967. Nine charts by M. Williams depict the Moorehead/Muirhead families. Of note is a Chatauqua programme (1924) and a song sheet. The one colour and 16 black and white photographs show Sidney School (1909, 1920, 1945-1946, 1953), sports teams, Carberry events and people, threshing outfits.
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Related material: See Carberry News-Express fonds.
Associated material: Archives of Manitoba.
Additional materials are not expected.
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