Fonds SC602 - Goodband family fonds

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Goodband family fonds

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  • [ca. 1930s]-[ca. 1970s] (Creation)
    Goodband (family)

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6 textiles
2 photographs : b&w

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Gertrude Goodband was born at the end of the 19th Century. A trained nurse, Goodband joined a nursing/missionary order and traveled to China to serve. Her duties included finding baby girls abandoned at birth to male child preference. The girls were taught needlepoint as part of their duties.

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The fonds contains embroidered textiles and photographs belonging to Gertrude Godband.

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Accession 2019-078 was donated to the archives by Fiona Goodband, who inherited the fonds' materials from her mother (Kay Goodband), who had married Gertrude's great-nephew (Patrick Goodband).


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  • English

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The fonds consists of the following accruals: 2019-07-08. No further accruals are expected.

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A more detailed history of Gertrude Godband's life, and experiences in China, is located in this fonds' accession file.

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  • English

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