Fonds MG 314 - Marie Dunn fonds

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Marie Dunn fonds

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MG 314

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  • 1959-1998 (Creation)

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2.2 m of textual records

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Marie Esther Dunn was born 11 September 1927. She earned two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Continuing Education (1969) and a Bachelor of Arts (1966). Earlier she qualified as a registered professional dietitian, completing a Bachelor of Home Economics degree at the University of British Columbia (1958) and a dietetic internship at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax (1959). From 1959 until 1963 Ms. Dunn worked as a regional nutritionist for the Saskatchewan Department of Public Health. While attending the University of Saskatchewan, she worked part-time as an Instructor in the Food Service Technology Program, Kelsey Saskatoon (1963-1965), as a Field Research Assistant with the Centre for Community Studies (1965-1966) and as a Library Assistant Extension Division Library (1967-1969). After finishing Graduate School, Dunn worked for the Division of Extension and Community Relations, University of Saskatchewan as an educational counselor with a group of Native families living in Saskatoon for a pilot study devised by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and administered through the University of Saskatchewan. From 1971 until 1977, she lectured in Home Science at the Home Science Department, University of Ghana, Logon, Ghana. This Ghana/Guelph project was financed by The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and administered by the University of Guelph. Dunn taught courses in extension education and housing, organized field work experiences for students and served as a tutor (counselor) in the women's residence, University of Ghana. Dunn returned to the U of S in 1978 as the executive secretary for the Saskatchewan Women's Institutes, Division of Extension and Community Relations. From 1980 until her retirement in 1991, Dunn worked as a Library Assistant, University Libraries.

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The majority of this fonds is printed material including periodicals, magazines and reports. The subject matter deals with women's issues, adult education, native issues and international development primarily in Ghana and Saskatchewan.

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