Margaret V. Ray fonds

Fonds number


Name of Creator

Ray, Margaret V.

Dates of Material



Margaret V. Ray fonds

Source of title proper

Title based on the contents of the fonds.


50 cm of textual records
5 photographs

Administrative History

Margaret Violet Ray, a graduate of Victoria College (Class of 1922) 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.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

- Records from accessions 1987.021V, 1990.117V, and 1990.118V [contains photos] were transferred to the Archives from the Chief Librarian's Office
- Records from accession 1987.022V [contains photos] were found in the Archives - unknown source
- Records from accession 1997.126V were not originally accessioned - found in the East Stacks


The fonds is organized in four series: Correspondence and subject files; Writings; Records relating to First Nations in Canada; and Records relating to immigration and refugees.

Finding Aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database:


Administrators / Faculty personal papers