Simone Etsell La Rocque:

An Inventory of her papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Wendy Prystenski
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
(2016)

Finding aid encoded by Natalie Vielfaure (2016)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

Creator:
Simone Etsell La Rocque

Title:
Simone Etsell La Rocque fonds

Dates:
1865 - 1983

Quantity:
0.27 m of textual records and other materials

Identification:
MSS 475 (A1983-37)

English and French

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Biography of Etsell La Rocque

Simone Georgette Florentine Etsell La Rocque (nee Chauviere) was born in Paris in 1900 and raised in Winnipeg. She was married to Winnipeg physician and surgeon Dr. Edward Etsell until his death in 1958. She was later married to Emile La Rocque until his death in 1981.

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She acted with Le Cercle Molière Theatre Company, sang with the Winnipeg Light Opera productions at the Walker Theatre and taught voice.

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Simone was a member of Le Rendez-Vous Francais and the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg. She was president of the Fédération de Femmes Canadiennes Francaise au Manitoba (1932-34 & 1958-61), president of L’Alliance Francaise (1958-61). Life member and former vice-president of the Winnipeg Council of Women. She was the Canadian Delegate to the International Council of Women’s Conference in Istanbul, Turkey (1960). As well she was a member of the Women’s Auxillary of the CNIB from 1933 onwards.

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Simone died in Winnipeg on August 27, 1986.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consist of letters, photographs, clippings ephemera, memorabilia and notebooks detailing Simone Etsell La Rocque’s life and career.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use.

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections by Simone Etsell La Roque in 1983.

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Other Finding Aids

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Detailed Description of the Collection

File List [ 1865-1983 ]

BoxFolder
11 Dinner menu "Diner de E.E.M.M.", November 1865
2 Handwritten notes, some written on Fédération de Femmes Canadiennes Francaise stationary. Includes 1 typewritten letter [ca. 1939-1945]
2 McGill University Summer School booklet, 1944
4 Various concert programmes 1938, 1952
5 Royal Conservatory of Music year book, 1953-1954
6 Miscellaneous ephemera, 19--
7 Booklet – The Trophies and Special Awards of the Manitoba Musical Competition Festival. Contains clippings, ephemera and handwritten notes.
8 Newspapers and newspaper clippings, 19--
9 Newspapers and newspaper clippings, 19--
10 Various handwritten notes
11 Various letters
12 Various letters
13 Cards, postcards, invitations
14 Thank you letters, letters of acknowledgement
BoxFolder
21 1 photograph, October 1961
2 Travel memorabilia, 19--
3 Art exhibition catalogues, various dates
4 Menu for Governor’s Ball at the Manitoba Legislature n.d.
5 Obituaries for Marguerite Chauviere and Joseph Henry Etsell
6 Ephemera re: death of Dr. Edward T. Etsell, 1958
7 Ephemera re: death of Emile La Rocque, 1981
8 Typewritten manuscript – Man Produces an Invisible Substance Which Moves Objects at a Distance, n.d.
BoxFolder
3 Various agendas, notebooks, birthday book, guest book.

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Oversized Photographs
BoxFolder
1/1 Portrait signed by Henri Bougearel, French Consul, 1940
Theatrical cast group photo, n.d.

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