Fonds MG 678 - Lillian A. Williamson fonds

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Lillian A. Williamson fonds

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MG 678

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  • 1912-1922 (Creation)

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2 photograph albums; 184 black and white photographs, 7 postcards.

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Lillian Alexandrina Williamson was born on April 10, 1898 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1914 she came to Grenfell, SK and reenrolled in the University of Saskatchewan by 1918. Lillian received a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1921, with high honours in English and French. She is also listed as having taken a summer school class for Teacher’s courses at the U of S. Her name was listed as a graduate student in the UBC 1926-1927 Calendar, also in English and French. She died in 1985 at the age 87 in Vancouver, B.C. Her death certificate lists her profession as school teacher.

Custodial history

These albums were found in the office of a retired employee of Langera College. They had no record of the albums and since they contained images of the U of S as well as White Rock offered them both to the U of S and White Rock Archives. They went first to White Rock Museum and Archives where they were examined, digitized for their records, and then sent on to the U of S Archives and Special Collections for permanent retention. As there was no known provenance the images and few names within were compared to the yearbooks and it was determined that the likely creator of the albums was Lillian Williamson.

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This fonds contains two black and white photo albums which hold ~100 photographs, of which about 30 are of U of S student life in the 1918-1920 era. The rest are of White Rock area in BC as well as one full album of photographs from travel in Europe.

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Scrap book pages are crumbling in places.

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  • English

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