Mardon family fonds

The Collections Management section is pleased to make the Mardon family fonds (PR3789) available in the Sandra Thomson Reading Room.

The records of several members of the Mardon family, including Ernest, May, Austin, and Catherine trace their lives and activities in the province. The fonds documents the activities and writings of Ernest, who was a member of the Founding Faculty, University of Lethbridge 1967 and was an Associate Professor of English there until his retirement in 1990, May, who was a teacher, and Austin, their son.

Austin Mardon is a research scientist and author, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He has worked on behalf of the mentally ill and has been involved with a number of mental health, disability, and other organizations, societies, and committees.

Material includes, correspondence, genealogy, postcards, anniversary announcements, newspaper articles, invitations, journals, teaching certificate, articles, publishing contributions, drafts, contracts, research, academic papers, course syllabi, report cards, thesis, class notes and coursework, exams, recognition and awards, conference material, speeches, curriculum vitae and resumes, the Order of Canada information, photographs of family and friends, and an audio cassette tape.