Fonds F 4161

Pauline McGibbon fonds

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Pauline McGibbon fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

10 metres of textual records

ca. 2900 photographs

2 sketchbooks (ca. 20 drawings)

1 artifact

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records received or created by Pauline Mills McGibbon. Fonds also contains some papers of her husband, Donald W. McGibbon, and her mother, Mrs. Ethel Mills.

Pauline McGibbon's extensive contacts in Canada's arts community are amply documented in her fonds as are her activities in various cultural and arts organizations, but particularly the Dominion Drama Festival, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.). Her university years and extensive travels are also well documented. Her business involvements are documented only in a limited fashion.

Researchers wishing to study McGibbon's activities in any particular area should consult not only the relevant subject, correspondence and speaking notes file(s), but also the corresponding chronological entries in her diaries and scrapbooks. Similarly, many programs of theatrical and other events have been preserved because of the context provided for them by photographs and diaries.

The diaries appear to document the most personal aspects of McGibbon's activities, specifically the things she did at her home: entertaining, corresponding, etc. The scrapbooks document her public activities, and are therefore most voluminous for the years of her Lieutenant Governorship.

There was no particular order to the papers upon their receipt by the Archives, with the exception of the diaries, scrapbooks and some groups of photographs. The series arrangement and, for much of the correspondence, photographs and programs, into files, has been arbitrarily established by the Archives.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Pauline Mills McGibbon (1910-) was an advocate and patron of the arts and served as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1974-1980.

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McGibbon, Pauline, 1910-2001
Restrictions on Access
Access to materials less than ten years old, other than photographs, is restricted. Access to all other materials is not restricted.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright transferred to Archives of Ontario by donor. No restrictions on reproduction or publication of material for which the donor is authorized to transfer the Copyright to the Archives. Other material may require the permission of third party copyright holders.
Custodial History

The bulk of the Pauline McGibbon fonds was transferred to the Archives of Ontario from her dwelling in 1996. An earlier accession of scrapbooks, dating from 1974- 1980, was received in 1983 from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. This earlier accession comprises sub-series F 4161-3-3.

Related Material

Records relating to McGibbon's tenure as Lieutenant Governor are held by the Archives of Ontario. Please contact the archivist responsible for Series RG 24 for more information about these records.


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