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Margaret V. Ray Fonds

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Fonds #



Margaret V. Ray fonds

Dates of Creation

[ca. 1940]–1965


50 cm of textual records
3 photographs

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Violet Ray (d.1982) was Librarian at Victoria University, 1952–1963.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports (including photographs), notes, addresses, printed material and other records re Margaret Ray’s investigation of the Germans from Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) settlements at St. Walburg, Saskatchewan and Tupper Creek, British Columbia, on behalf of the Sub-Committee on Refugees of the University of Toronto Women’s War Service Committee and her own research interest in refugees and immigration, [ca. 1940]–1952; correspondence, reports, photographs and other material re “rehabilitation” of Indians in British Columbia, particularly the Okanagan Society for Revival of Indian Arts and Crafts, [ca. 1940]–1948; typescript of play written by Margaret Ray relating to Victoria University, [n.d.]; personal records, 1942–1965, including correspondence, typescripts of plays, poems, reviews of “A Book of Canadian Humour” (edited by Ray and J.D. Robins), and material relating to the Okanagan Society.

The fonds is organized in 4 series:

Series 1: Correspondence and subject files
Series 2: Writings
Series 3: Records relating to First Nations in Canada
Series 4: Records relating to immigration and refugees


Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Finding aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database.

Access points

  • Ray, Margaret Violet, d.1982
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Theatre


  • Academic librarians
  • College theatre
  • Germans—Canada
  • Indigenous Children--Canada
  • Okanagan Indians
  • Okanagan art
  • Mennonites--Canada
  • Refugees—British Columbia
  • Refugees—Saskatchewan
  • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female
  • World War, 1939–1945—War work