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St. John Ambulance Records

Items are a group of documents related to Pauline’s service with St. John Ambulance. Item includes a certificate, a letter from the organization in which Alward was asked to receive in her name a Priory Vote of Thanks from the Governor General, a program from the event at which the award was received, and a schedule of the event.

Pauline (Alward) Spatz Certificate of Appreciation

Items are two certificates of appreciation awarded to Pauline (Alward) Spatz on the 50th Anniversary of the Sackville Memorial Hospital. One certificate is signed by Frank McKenna, Premier of the Province of New Brunswick, and the other is signed by Dr. Marilyn Trenholme who was then the provincial Minister of the State for Family.

Pauline (Alward) Spatz Certificate of Life Membership

Item is a certificate to Pauline (Alward) Spatz from the New Brunswick Association of Health Care Auxiliaries, given by the Sackville Memorial Auxiliary, awarding a life membership in recognition of work done over the past 20 years. Also contains accompanying letter and newspaper clipping.

Letter from Dr. Anne Dixon

Item is a reference letter from Anne Dixon, Dean of Women at Mount Allison University, written “to whom it may concern” about Pauline Alward’s position as nurse in residence.

The Argosy Weekly

Item is a copy of the Argosy Weekly from November 1952. On the cover is an article about Pauline entitled, “U.G.R. Nurse Leaves”, which discussed her acceptance of the position of Evening Supervisor at South Oaks, The Long Island Home, Amityville, Long Island, New York.

Letter from Dr. G. D. Gass

Item is a letter signed by Dr. George Gass dated November 12, 1952, which stated that Pauline Alward was “of good character and does not belong to any group or association advocating overthrow of Constitutional Government”. During the McCarthy era, this type of recommendation would have been required in order to move to the USA to work.

Pauline Alward Letter of Acceptance

Item is a letter of acceptance sent to Pauline Alward from Rose Jennings RN, Superintendent of Nurses at the Long Island Home dated November 7, 1952, stating that Alward had been accepted into the position of evening supervisor.

Letter from Dr. Ralph Meyers

Item is a letter of recommendation concerning Pauline Alward, written by Dr. Ralph Meyers who was on the staff of the Moncton Hospital.

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