Fonds PR-0542 - Nellie McClung fonds

Photograph album Wes and Nellie McClung. Robert Wesley and Nellie McClung. Nellie McClung with her child. Nellie McClung seated at a desk. The interior of the house where Nellie McClung was born. Nellie McClung. Nellie McClung. "In this church, R.W. McClung and Nellie Mooney were married, August 25th, 1896." Nellie McClung. "Announcement, Fall and Winter Season, 1910 - 1911, Nellie L. McClung"; MS-0010. "Do Not Fail to Hear Mrs. Nellie L. McClung Lecture on Woman Suffrage, Temperance Issues and... Nellie McClung. Robert Wesley McClung. Nellie McClung. The Manitoba Normal School. In the distance, the house where Nellie McClung was born. Nellie McClung, far right; with her sister and family. Nellie McClung and child. R.W. and Nellie McClung. Nellie McClung and her son. Nellie McClung seated in front. Nellie McClung and her husband Wes; MS-0010, Volume 10.

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Nellie McClung fonds

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  • textual record
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  • microform

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  • 1894-1950 (Creation)
    McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951

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7.3 m of textual records, 165 photographs, 3 reels of microfilm : negative ; 35 mm

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Nellie McClung was born in Ontario and grew up in Wawanesa, Manitoba. She began her teaching career at the age of 16 in Manitou, Manitoba. In 1896 she married a pharmacist, Robert Wesley McClung. In 1908 her first novel was published. After moving to Winnipeg in 1911, Nellie McClung became active in various organizations. She became a vigourous campaigner for social reform and women's rights. She served as MLA in the Alberta legislature from 1921 to 1926. In 1933, the McClung family moved to Victoria, B.C., and from 1936 to 1942, she served as the first woman member of the CBC Board of Governors. In 1938, she represented Canada as a delegate to the League of Nations.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, handwritten and typescript copies of published and unpublished works, notes for speeches, scrapbooks and a photograph album.

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  • Accession MS-0010 presented to the BC Archives by R.W. McClung in November, 1953.
  • Accession 2015.49 donated to the BC Archives by Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag in 2015.


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The Pembina Manitou Archive hosts digital files containing thousands of articles by and about Nellie L McClung from the BC Archive’s Nellie McClung fonds. This archive can be found at

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Archives code(s): MS-0010; 198307-001.

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Accession number(s): 198307-001; MS-0010; 2015.49

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  • Box: A01964
  • Box: A01965
  • Box: A01966