Fonds 97-1020 - Fern Rahmel fonds. Additions

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Fern Rahmel fonds. Additions

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97-1020

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  • 1945-1995 (Creation)
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    Fern Rahmel

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2.5 cm of textual materials
1 photograph

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Fern Alma Rahmel was born in Peterborough in 1914. She attended Peterborough Normal School in 1932-1933 and was editor of the 1932-1933 year book. She taught in elementary and later secondary schools. In 1970 she had been a Peterborough teacher for 20 years with the English Department of the Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School (PCVS). She was Department Head before she retired. She was also assistant to Gwyn Kinsey, editor of Saturday Night. She was an active participant in theatre and writing. Fern aided Robertson Davies in research while he was editor of the Peterborough Examiner. She wrote children's educational radio plays for CBC. In the 1970 Spring Convocation, Trent University awarded her a honorary Doctor of Laws degree. She was a sustaining member of the Friends of the Bata Library and had been since its inception. She gave talks to the Peterborough Historical Society and published an occasional paper on F.M. de la Fosse, Peterborough's first librarian. Fern Rahmel died 28 November 2009.

Custodial history

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Fern Rahmel before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of newspaper clippings and magazine articles by and about Robertson Davies (including a newspaper clipping of his obituary); Fern Rahmel's articles "Robertson Davies: Wonder-Worker" and "Robertson Davies: "Teacher"-Director"; the stage manager's copy of Robertson Davies' play King Phoenix staged at Peterborough Little Theatre; correspondence between Robertson Davies and Fern Rahmel; and a photo of Brenda Davies and Robertson Davies.

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This fonds was donated by Fern Rahmel.

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For related records see: 78-007, 81-005, 87-002, 90-003, 91-004, 95-014, 95-015, 96-008, 96-1005, and 97-1000.

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This fonds along with 94-005 is an addition to 88-003.

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Materials added 13 June 2001.

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