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Grace Frances Jane Heggie

b. Feb. 12, 1933, Toronto; d. Oct. 9. 2011, Toronto, ON


1959 BA (University of Toronto)
1961 MA (University of Toronto)
1962 BLS (University of Toronto)


Librarian, University of Toronto
Librarian, York University


Heggie, Grace F. (1975). The study of history in Canada. Toronto: York University Libraries.

Heggie, Grace F. assisted by B. Monette (1976). A selection of reference material relating to Canadian history located in the Scott Library. Rev. ed. Toronto: York University Libraries.

Heggie, Grace F. (1977). Canadian political parties, 1867-1968: a historical bibliography. Toronto: Macmillan Co. of Canada.

Heggie, Grace F. and Gordon R. Adshead (1987). An index to Saturday night: the first fifty years, 1887-1937. Toronto: Micromedia.

Heggie, Grace F. et al. (1988). Canadian periodical index, 1920-1937: an author and subject index. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.

Heggie, Grace F. and Anne McGaughey (1993). Index to Canadian bookman. Toronto: McLaren Editions.

Heggie, Grace F. and Anne McGaughey (1997). The University magazine, 1901-1920: an annotated index. Teeswater, ON: Reference Press.

Heggie, Grace F. and Anne McGaughey (1998). Massey’s magazine, 1898-1897: an annotated index. Teeswater, ON: Reference Press.


Bibliographical Society of Canada
ExLibris Association
Women’s Music Club of Toronto
Duke Ellington Society


Grace Heggie Award. “This scholarship honours Grace Heggie, librarian and historian. Grace Heggie was the first history bibliographer at York University. In more than 30 years of service Ms. Heggie built the history collection of York University Libraries, taught students how to use it, and published important reference tools and indices for research in Canadian history. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate history majors in [York University] Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, selected by the Department of History for academic merit and financial need.”


Grace “was one of the early librarians at York University. She was the original bibliographer for history, political science and geography for the York University Libraries, and was instrumental in building the collection in these areas from the inception of York University. She continued as the history bibliographer for Scott Library until her retirement.”

She “served for a number of years on the board of directors for the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto in the position of archivist. She was responsible for preserving many valuable materials for the club, which were deposited at the Toronto Reference Library, where they are available for public access. Grace had a keen appreciation for music, both classical and jazz, and was a contributing member to the Duke Ellington Society in Toronto.”

“Grace had an extensive knowledge of Canadian and local history which she shared in her writings, in the classroom, and in her invaluable contribution to the York library system.”


Monty, Vivienne and Anne McGaughey. “Grace Heggie, February 12, 1933 - October 9, 2011: in memoriam.” YURA newsletter, no. 19, Winter 2012.
Grace Heggie Award. Accessed Mar. 7, 2016.
Globe and Mail obituary, Oct. 15, 2011.

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