Fonds PR3258 - Dorothy Gray fonds

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Dorothy Gray fonds

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PAA PR3258

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0.30 m of textual records.

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Biographical history

Dorothy Winnifred Allen, 1908-1990, was born in Upper Cape, New Brunswick. She served as the food editor for the Toronto Globe and Mail from 1957 until 1974. Her cookbook, Fare Exchange, was awarded a silver medal at the 1964 World Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany. For many years she lived in Calgary, Alberta where she was active in the Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council, Ladies Auxiliary of the Calgary General Hospital and the 1988 Winter Olympics. She was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee medal in 1977. She and her husband, Charles Ernest Gray, 1909-1999, had two children, Dorothy Helen, ?-2012, and Allen.

Custodial history

Dorothy Gray acquired these records from her service with Calgary press and women’s organizations and donated them to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1979.

Scope and content

The collection consists of discrete record sets from a variety of Calgary women’s groups including the Calgary Women’s Press Club, the Media Club of Canada, the Calgary Press Club, the Women’s Canadian Club, the Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council, the Alberta Heart Foundation, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the Imperial Order of the Daughters of Empire.

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Dorothy Gray donated the records in 1979.


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  • English

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Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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