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Margaret Davidson fonds
Margaret Davidson fonds [textual record]. -- 1948 - 1973.
4 cm of textual records
2 photographs

Margaret Davidson was born in Perth, Scotland and came to Canada in 1942. In 1945 she arrived in Courtenay with her two small children and took a position with the Vancouver Island Library. Later she transferred to Nanaimo and established the Harewood Kindergarten, which she operated for 17 years. She loved amateur theatre and was a member of the Yellow Point Drama Club until the end of her life. Her interest in literature and drama lead her to earn her degree in Speech and Drama which she taught until retirement. She was a Brownie and Girl Guide Leader, a Toastmistress, and established the first Arts Council and the Retarded Children's Association in Nanaimo. Margaret spent the first part of her retirement on Gabriola Island, and then moved to Cedar-by-the-Sea.

Fonds consists of records of the Harewood Kindergarten and records of speech and drama events adjudicated or taught by Margaret Davidson. Also includes two photographs of Harewood Kindergarten students.

Title based on the content of the fonds.
Records arranged into series at the Nanaimo Community Archives.
Series descriptions are available.
Donated by Carole Davidson.

Series 1.

Speech and Drama Records [textual record]. -- 1948 - 1964.
3 cm of textual records

Scope consists of list of performing speakers with their marks, topics and addresses as recorded by Margaret Davidson.

Title based on the content of the series. File list available

Series 2.

Harewood kindergarten records [textual record]. -- 1963 - 1973.
1 cm textual records

Scope consists of registration books and some of the books contain accounts payable, accounts receivable along with notes about the social events of the Harewood Kindergarten.

Title based on content of the series.
File list available.
Photo 1
Photo 2