Margaret Elder Hart fonds

Call Number: Mss 240, Pc 209 (A.06-22)

Title: Margaret Elder Hart fonds.

Dates: 1832-2000, predominant 1930-2000.

Extent: 4.25 m of textual records and other material.

Biographical sketch: Margaret Elder Hart was born June 11, 1907. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1930. She worked as a private duty nurse before starting public health nursing with the BrooklynVisiting Nurse Service in New York in 1938. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University in 1940. That same year she became the Educational Director for the Bureau of Public Health Nursing, Department of Health and Public Welfare in Winnipeg. She obtained a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1946. In 1948, she became the Director and Professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Manitoba, a position she would hold until her retirement in 1972. Hart obtained a Doctor of Education from Columbia University in 1962. The following year she was Director of the first Nursing Baccalaureate Program at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Hart is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1967 she received a Confederation of Canada Centennial Medal. In 1982, she was named Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. In 1986, she was given the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. The Margaret Elder Hart Distinguished Lecture Series was established at the School of Nursing at the University of Manitoba in 1991. She was given an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1993. The Dr. Margaret Elder Hart Heritage Room at the School of Nursing was named in her honour.  Dr. Hart died on April 2, 2008.

Custodial history: The material was donated to University of Manitob Archives & Special Collections by Janet Spiers for Dr. Hart in 2006.

Scope and content: The fonds is seperated into seven series. They include biographical and personal material, correspondence, School of Nursing, research on the history of Public Health Nursing in Manitoba, university essays, artifacts, and the photograph collection that contains 3 photographs, two videocassettes and a reel to reel film.

Restrictions: Some restrictions are applied to financial papers and patient records.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Finding aid: An on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 240, PC 209 (A.06-22).


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