Fonds paa-2149 - Margaret Crang fonds

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Margaret Crang fonds

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PAA paa-2149

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  • 1906-1946 (Creation)
    Crang, Margaret

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2.70 m of textual records

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Miss Margaret Crang was a lawyer, alderman and political activist. She was born in 1910 and was the daughter of the Edmonton pioneer doctor Frank W. Crang. She was educated in Alberta receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1930 and LLB in 1932 both from the University of Alberta. In 1933 she graduated from the School of Education and began her own law practice in 1934. In the fall of 1933 she was elected to the first of four terms as alderman on Edmonton City Council, making her one of the youngest persons ever to be elected to civic government. Her left wing political viewpoint involved her in peace and youth organizations and took her on a trip to Spain in 1936, where she met Professor Scott Nearing, an intellectual leader in the American Communist movement. Margaret Crang died in Vancouver in January 1991.

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The records had been collected from the vacant garage of the former Crang family home when it was being torn down to make way for the new Law Building on the University of Alberta campus July 4, 1968. It is unknown who was the actual depositor.

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Consists of her law school notes, client files from her legal practice, material generated in her career as an alderman for the city of Edmonton, correspondence and newsletters from various youth and peace organizations she was involved with, correspondence created as secretary of the Empire Opera Company and its predecessor the Opera Slav, and personal correspondence with family and friends.

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  • The material is in English.

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