Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0074 - Norma Stowe Fonds
CA ACU TMM F0074
Norma Stowe Fonds
- 1941-1945, 2012 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2 Hollinger boxes containing:
30 cm of textual records
30 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Norma Kathleen Stowe was born in Miniota, Manitoba on July 22, 1915. She graduated from the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. During WWII, in response to an advertisement calling for nursing help in South Africa, Stowe enlisted with the Canadian Army and served as a nurse in Potchefstroom, South Africa from 1942 to 1944 before being transferred to Cairo towards the end of the war. She returned to Canada in 1945 and settled in Winnipeg. Stowe died in October 1997.
Material was gathered and kept by Stowe's mother, Mabel Stowe, and later by her daughter, Joanne.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Joanne Underwood, daughter of Norma Stowe, April 12, 2016. Accession: 2016.014.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of material gathered and created by Norma Stowe during her time of service during WWII in the South African Military Nursing Service. Stowe sent letters home from both South Africa and Cairo where she was stationed as a nurse working for the South African Army. These letters are arranged chronologically in the Correspondence series. Photographs, which were likely originally sent as enclosures, are arranged in the Photographs series. Other material, including ephemera, certificates, and military documentation, is arranged in thematic series corresponding to the folders in which the material was received into the archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.
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Some items bear Arabic script.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Fonds processed by Jason Nisenson, May 2016.
This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, May 2016.