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Boats hauled up at North West River, Labrador, 1950s


Title: Jean Smith Digital Slide Collection
Dates: 1949-1959
Location: PF-075 MHA
Extent: 117 slides : col (tiff, jpeg, bmp)
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Jean Smith joined the Grenfell Labrador Medical Mission in October 1944 and was stationed as the nurse in charge at the Nursing Station in Flower's Cove, Newfoundland, which covered the Straits of Belle Isle. She stayed at that district, for 3 years. In 1948, she became the Head Nurse at the Mission in North West River, Labrador, where she remained for 10 years. She spent her last two years with the Mission in Cartwright, Labrador. After leaving Labrador in 1959, the Queen's Institute of District Nursing awarded her a scholarship to take the Community Health Administration Course at the William Rathbone Staff College at Liverpool, England, in 1960. She remained in the United Kingdom and worked as a Health Visitor before retiring.
Scope and Content: Colour slides of the landscape and communities in Labrador in the 1950s, including North West River, Cartwright, and Grand Falls. Also included are slides of native Labradorians and Grenfell Mission volunteers.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright is held by Jean Smith or her heirs. It is the responsibility of the researchers to obtain copyright status and clearance.
Associated Material: Francis Cloran Album, PF-344 MHA
Associated Material: John Gilmore Scranton Collection, PF-372 MHA
Associated Material: Grenfell Mission Album, PF-325 MHA
Associated Material: International Grenfell Association Lantern Slides, PF-323 MHA
Subject: International Grenfell Association
Subject: Grenfell Labrador Medical Mission
Subject: Medicine--Newfoundland and Labrador
Subject: Missions, Medical--Newfoundland and Labrador
Subject: Towns--Labrador
Subject: Landscapes--Labrador
Subject: Cartwright (Labrador)
Subject: North West River (Labrador)
Subject: Slides
Online Material: Jean Smith Slides




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