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Dibney family fonds


Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 28 photographs

Dora Dibney, 1894-[after 1969], was born in Hull, England and came to Winnipeg with her family in 1904. Her sister died in 1904 and her father in 1906. Her stepmother returned to England in 1907, leaving only Dora and her brother, George. George Dibney, 1889-1910, worked on a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) survey crew from 1906 until his death of typhoid in 1910. Dora started a long career as a newspaper woman with the Winnipeg Free Press ca. 1913. She was the telegraph editor for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix from the late 1920s until 1940, then she moved to Regina to become editor of the Saskatchewan Farmer. She held this position until coming to Calgary, Alberta in 1948, as the director of women's programs for CFCN radio. She retired in the late 1950s and moved to Regina ca. 1966. She was married twice, first to Mr. Clark, and later Grant Wright. She had one son, William.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of manuscript of novel, "And Wisdom to Know"; manuscript about and photograph of Reverend J. Antle and the Columbia Coast Mission; newspaper articles by and about her (1934-1966); miscellaneous correspondence (1939-1967); and broadcast scripts and reference file about Frank Slide (1949-1951). Includes George's diaries (1906-1908) and photographs of a CPR survey party.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Dora Dibney, 1961, 1969.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
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Other Dibney records are held by the Provincial Archives of Manitoba and Library and Archives Canada.
There is a 1949 recording of Dora Dibney as a radio interviewer in the CFCN fonds (RAD-50-123).

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-321, M-322, PA-403

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