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Eileen May McFadden

b. July 6, 1930, R.M. of Day, MB; d. Aug. 24, 2011, Brandon, MB


1953 BA (Brandon College)
1954 BLS (McGill University)
1978 MLS (University of Toronto)


1954-1956 University of Toronto Library
1956-1959 University of Manitoba Library
1959-1977 Director of Library Services, Brandon College/Brandon University
1978-1997 University Archivist, Brandon University


McFadden, Eileen (1982). “Instant city: the birth of Brandon, 1882.” The Beaver (Summer): 14-21.

McFadden, Eileen (1990). “Coeducation in the rural West: Brandon College, 1880-1920.” In Learning women: a collection of essays, eds. Agnes Grant et al. Brandon: University Status of Women Organization: 11-23.

McFadden, Eileen (1997). “A book manufacturer: D.W. Friesen and Sons Limited, Altona, Manitoba.” Paper presented at the Bibliographical Society of Canada Conference.


Bibliographical Society of Canada
Canadian Library Association


1990 Y.W.C.A Women od Distinction Award
2002 Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ascension of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. The medal was awarded by the Governor-General of Canada to those who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or to Canada as a whole).


“Eileen was always very involved with both provincial and national library organizations … She was also involved in historical and women's organizations and was a long time member of the Order of The Eastern Star and the Manitoba Liberal Association.”


Memorable Manitobans: Eileen May McFadden (1930-2011)

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