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Prairie Immigration Experience: Marketa Newman fonds

 

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Institution: University of Saskatchewan Archives

Collection Identifier: MG 246

Title: Marketa Newman fonds

Dates: 1924-2000 [1942-2000, predominant]

Extent: 3.3 m of textual and graphic material
(ca. 1841 photographs)

Biographical Sketch: Marketa Newman was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1918. She married Arthur("Bobek") Neumann (later changed to Newman),and had two children, Karel changed to Charles or Chuck)and Eva. She and her family were taken to the "model concentration camp", Terezin, in 1942.Kajo (11 months when they arrived) was one of only 100 children who survived,out of 15,000 children who passedthrough Terezin. The family emigrated to Canada in 1949,first staying in Toronto, and settled in Saskatoon in September 1949. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1962; and a Bachelor of Library Science degree from the Universityof Toronto in 1964. From 1964 until her retirement in 1985 she worked for the University of Saskatchewan Library in the cataloguing, acquisitions, and collection development departments. She was the author of Biographical Dictionary of Saskatchewan Artists -Women Artists and Biographical Dictionary of Saskatchewan Artists - Men Artists. In 1997,largely in recognition of the dictionaries, she received an honorary degree from University of Saskatchewan. She died on 6 November 2000.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Marketa Newman fonds consists of files relating toimmigration to Canada from Czechoslovakia- correspondence and telegrams, including withNathan Phillips, regarding an Order-in-Council;and subsequent letters to family regarding the immigration experience.

For a full description of the Marketa Newman fonds search the databases of Archives Canada and the Saskatchewan Archival Information Network (SAIN).

 

 

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