Fonds PR-150 - Nellie McClung collection

Claire Yardley, Jean Mutter, Nellie McClung and Mrs. Will Bird at Lantern Lane, 1949 Nellie McClung, Lantern Lane

Identity area

Reference code



Nellie McClung collection


  • 1910-2001 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.5 cm textual records, 20 books, 2 photographs

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Nellie McClung was an activist, politician, public speaker, member of the CBC Board of Governors (1936-1942), and Canadian delegate to the League of Nations (1938). She lived in Gordon Head, Saanich during the latter part of her life.


Archival history

Donated in two accessions by Patricia Young and Betty Emery. Patricia Young’s sister-in-law, Betty Yardley, was a family friend of Nellie McClung’s.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Collection consists of books written by McClung, as well as photographs, personal correspondence to McClung, and ephemera collected by family friends. The collection is arranged into 4 series: Books, Correspondence, Ephemera, and Photographs.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Series descriptions available.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Accession number: 2008-009, 2008-010

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places