Fonds PR3258 - Dorothy Gray fonds

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Dorothy Gray fonds

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    PR3258

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    • 1949-1978 (Creation)

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    0.30 m of textual records.

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    (1908-1990)

    Biographical history

    Dorothy (Allen) Gray was born in Upper Cape, New Brunswick on 15 February 1908 to Woodford and Beatrice Allen. She later married Charles E. Gray (1909-1999) of the R.C.M.P. , and they had two children: Allen and Dorothy. She worked as a food consultant and writer in Calgary; from 1957 to 1974, she was the Food Editor for the Globe and Mail newspaper and authored the cookbook Fare Exchange.

    Dorothy Gray was also an active member of the Calgary community, holding executive positions with the Women's Canadian Club, the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary of the Calgary General Hospital, and the Calgary Citizenship Council. She was also an active member of the Canadian Women's Press Club and the Alberta Heart Foundation. In 1977 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal for her community work.

    Dorothy Gray died in Calgary on 29 June 1990.

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    The fonds consists of records pertaining to Dorothy Gray's involvement with a variety of Calgary women’s groups including the Calgary Women’s Press Club, the Media Club of Canada, the Calgary Press Club, the Women’s Canadian Club, the Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council, the Alberta Heart Foundation, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the Imperial Order of the Daughters of Empire.

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    Dorothy Gray donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1979.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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