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Personal Life

Series is comprised of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to her personal and family life. Includes photographs, clippings, ephemera, etc. Also includes materials on Kay Rex created posthomously.

Rex, Kay

Kay Rex fonds : 2015 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials primarily created posthumously relating to the life of Kay Rex. Includes a copy of her will, the order of service for her funeral, sympathy cards and one photograph of Kay.

Rex, Kay

Posthumous materials.

File consists of posthumously created materials regarding Kay Rex. Includes compiled biographies, obituaries, funerary speeches and correspondence.

Rex, Kay

Kay Rex fonds.

Fonds is comprised of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex. Includes materials relating to her personal, family and professional life, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, artifacts, clippings, notes, etc. Also includes some materials relating to her aunt Frances Kathleen Montgomery and the Canadian Women's Press Club.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence

Series is comprised of approximately 232 items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others. Also includes accompanying materials. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Betty;
  • [?], Bev;
  • [?], Etta;
  • [?], Fay;
  • [?], Flo,
  • [?], Dorothea;
  • [?], Frances;
  • [?], Jesse;
  • [?], Jo;
  • [?], John and Ellea;
  • [?], Margaret;
  • [?], Maud;
  • [?], May and Bill;
  • [?], Nick;
  • [?], Terry;
  • [R?], Mary;
  • Akiwenzie, Chief Ralph;
  • Arnott, Edythe and Al;
  • Barbens, Joan;
  • Bertrand, Luc;
  • Birtch, Gilberte;
  • Bordeleau, Christine J.
  • Bourassa, Robert
  • Boyd, Malcolm, Nora, Barbara, and Hugh
  • Burcher, Dorothy
  • Cameron, Christina
  • Cameron, Don
  • Canadian Council
  • Casgrain, Therese
  • Clark, Doris
  • Clark, W.E.
  • Cot, Dorothea
  • Dennis, Laddie
  • Department of Labour
  • Dimbert, Eleanor
  • Doak, Buckingham, Pressley and Perlmutter
  • Doyle, Richard J.
  • Edwards [?]
  • Edwards, Bess
  • Evans-Ehricht, Barbara
  • Evans-Ehricht, Mark & Barb
  • Evans-Ehricht, Mark and Barb
  • Filmon, Gary
  • Foote, Judy M.
  • Fraser, John
  • Freedman, Sonya
  • Gatenby, Greg
  • Hamilton, Pat
  • Hamm[?], Rene
  • Harcourt, Mike
  • Hartwell, G.O.
  • Hauschildt, Elda
  • Hodgson, Dorothy
  • Hollobon, Joan
  • Hurtig, Mel
  • Kemp, Barbara
  • Kiyoshik, Ramona
  • Kiyushk, Ramona
  • Krackovic, Elvira
  • Lenaham, Kim
  • Lobregt, Patricia D.
  • Ludwig, Doris
  • MaKeigon, Pearl
  • Mason, Madge B.
  • McCullum, Terry
  • McKenna, Frank
  • Megarry, A.R.
  • Montgomery, Malcolm
  • Padmore, Margaret
  • Parker, H.L.
  • Pearson, Shirley
  • Purcell, Gillis
  • Rae, Bob
  • Renwick, Cathy
  • Rex, Beverly
  • Rex, Kenneth
  • Rex, Sylvia
  • Romanow, Roy
  • Rumble, Verne
  • Sawyer, Glad
  • Scarse, Carole
  • Sky, Ruth C.
  • Smith, Sybil
  • Stewart, William
  • Tanzola Sorbara McClellan and Handler
  • Taylor, Gaie
  • Taylor-Turpim, Pam
  • Taylor-Turpin, Pam
  • Tomlinson, Lynne
  • Valcourt, Bernard
  • Van Fleet, Janis K.
  • Verbugge & Co.
  • Warren, Isobel
  • Webster, Art
  • Wellesley Hospital
  • Whalen, Barbara
  • Wright, C.F.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence.

File consists of forty items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others, including accompanying materials. Correspondents include:

  • Barbens, Joan
  • Boyd, Malcolm, Nora, Barbara, and Hugh
  • Burcher, Dorothy
  • Cot, Dorothea
  • Edwards, Bess
  • Evans-Ehricht, Barbara
  • Hauschildt, Elda
  • Hodgson, Dorothy
  • Hollobon, Joan
  • Kemp, Barbara
  • Megarry, A.R.
  • Padmore, Margaret
  • Pearson, Shirley
  • Rex, Beverly
  • Rex, Kenneth
  • Rex, Sylvia
  • Wellesley Hospital
  • [?], Betty
  • [?], Etta
  • [?], Fay
  • [?], Jo
  • [?], Margaret
  • [?], May and Bill
  • [?], Nick.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence.

File consists of twenty four items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others. Correspondents include:

  • Casgrain, Therese
  • Dennis, Laddie
  • Evans-Ehricht, Mark & Barb
  • Hauschildt, Elda
  • Kiyoshik, Ramona
  • Lenaham, Kim
  • McCullum, Terry
  • Purcell, Gillis
  • Renwick, Cathy
  • Rex, Beverly
  • Scarse, Carole
  • Taylor-Turpin, Pam
  • [?], Flo,
  • [?], Dorothea.

Rex, Kay

No daughter of mine.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to her book No Daughter of Mine. Includes newspaper clippings, brochures, press releases, notes, correspondence, speeches and photocopies of excerpts of the book.

Rex, Kay

No daughter of mine : research.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Key Rex during research for her book No Daughter of Mine. Includes notes, photocopies, speeches, etc.

Rex, Kay

Family correspodence.

File consists of sixteen items of correspondence between Kay Rex and other members of her family, as well as between other family members. Correspondents include:

  • Montgomery, Jennie
  • Montgomery, Jim
  • Rex, Beverly
  • Rex, Grace Montgomery
  • Rex, Kay
  • Rex, Lionel
  • [?], Mill (Aunt).

Also includes a folder of envelopes without correspondence.

Rex, Kay

Stories (1 of 2).

File consists of a variety of short stories, some drafts and some complete, written by Kay Rex. Also includes accompanying documentation such as correspondence, clippings on award winning authors, contest information, etc.

Rex, Kay

Writings.

File consists of miscellaneous writings by Kay Rex. Includes primarily short stories.

Rex, Kay

Writings.

File consists of what appears to be the beginnings of a story written by Kay Rex. Includes handwritten drafts of chapters.

Rex, Kay

Photograph album.

File consists of one photograph album (some photos have been removed) showing photographs of Kay Rex, friends and family at school, on vacation, and at home. Also includes photographs of Niagara Falls, Dublin, and Paris (Ontario) and of a float plane.

Rex, Kay

Address book.

File consists of one address book belonging to Kay Rex.

Rex, Kay

No daughter of mine.

File consists of materials relating to the research and publication of Kay Rex's novel "No Daughter of Mine". Includes draft copies, notes, photocopies, etc.

Rex, Kay

Notes on Canadian Women's Press Club.

File consists of one stenograph book with notes on the Canadian Women's Press Club created during the research for Kay Rex's book No Daughter of Mine.

Rex, Kay

Family.

File consists of materials accumulated by Kay Rex on the genealogy of her family. Includes photocopies, clippings, correspondence, biographies and photographs.

Rex, Kay

Unfinished manuscript.

File consists of one annotated ts. draft copy of an unfinished manuscript by Kay Rex. Chapters 2 to 18 are present.

Rex, Kay

Writing ideas.

File consists of writing ideas of Kay Rex. Primarily loose papers, with one spiral bound notebook. Includes handwritten and typed ideas, notes, plays, short stories, and poems.

Rex, Kay

Writings.

File consists of miscellaneous writings by Kay Rex. Includes poems, short stories, newspaper articles and television plays.

Rex, Kay

Sock darner.

File consists of one wooden sock darner.

Rex, Kay

Calling cards.

File consists of seven calling cards belonging to Kay Rex. Each is inscribed "Miss. Kathleen Rex."

Rex, Kay

Presbyterian hell.

File consists of one ms. copy of the poem "Presbyterian Hell" by Vincent Starrett. The poem begins with the inscription "This is a poem I discovered and thought you would enjoy it. Aunt Mill and Uncle Ed ought to see it." The poem is in Kay Rex's hand.

Rex, Kay

Mary.

File consists of one photograph of an unknown woman captioned "with love, Mary."

Rex, Kay

Photographs.

File consists of forty four photographs showing relatives and friends of Kay Rex. Photographs show Rex's time at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), vacations, pets, family members and friends. Also includes two pages taken from a photograph album showing friends and events at UWO.

Most people are unidentified with the exception of:

  • Rex, Kay
  • Edwards, Bess
  • Burrows, Marjorie
  • Boyd, Barbara
  • Boyd, Hugh
  • Montgomery, Frederick
  • Barss, Rita
  • Fetherstone, May
  • Mekenacher, Dorothy
  • Wright, Charles Austin

Rex, Kay

Tatting and sewing samples.

File consists of thirty three examples of tatting and lace work including edging and squares, as well as three samples of fabric borders by an unknown maker. Also includes one sample of heavy coated thread.

Rex, Kay

Address book.

File consists of one address book belonging to Kay Rex.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one small notebook used by Kay Rex as a diary.

Rex, Kay

Genealogy.

File consists of materials relating to the genealogy of Kay Rex's family. Includes descendant sheets, a family tree, family group sheets, notes and photocopies.

Rex, Kay

Recipes.

File consists of recipes created and accumulated by Kay Rex. Some recipes are taken from publications, or recipe cards, others were handwritten by Rex or family members. Also includes a cookbook written by the University of Waterloo student wives club.

Rex, Kay

Mabel Driver.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex on the life of Mabel Driver who grew up on the Garden River Ojibway Reserve. Includes interviews with Driver, clippings, and a memoir.

Rex, Kay

Writings.

File consists of various writings by Kay Rex. Includes poems, short stories, drafts and character sketches.

Rex, Kay

Negatives.

File consists of five negatives showing images of University of Waterloo, Mennonite women, Castle Kilbride and a park.

Rex, Kay

Photograph album.

File consists of one photograph album belonging to Kay Rex. Also includes photographs inserted into the front of the album at a later date. Photographs include images of Kay's friends and family and activities.

Rex, Kay

Rex, Kay.

File consists of thirty two snapshots showing Kay Rex with family, friends, pets, and on vacation.

Rex, Kay

Slides.

File consists 324 of slides. Slides shows Kay Rex's trips to Mexico, Africa, Greece and Yugoslavia as well as images of friends and family and Ontario. Some slides belong to Kenneth Rex.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one diary for the year 1998 with accompanying inserted materials.

Rex, Kay

Friends.

File consists of materials accumulated by Kay Rex created by, and based on, her friends. Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, ephemera, etc. Correspondents include:

  • Burcher, Dorothy
  • Helferty, Dorothy
  • Hodgson, Dorothy
  • Hollobon, Joan
  • Wright, C.F.
  • Wysong, Peggy
  • [?], Alixe
  • [?], May
  • [?], Joan and Suki.

Rex, Kay

Diaries

Series is comprised of personal books used by Kay Rex to record her daily life, financials, and contact information. Includes diaries, account books and address books.

Rex, Kay

Christmas cards.

File consists of forty three Christmas cards sent to Kay Rex and Joan Hollobon from friends and family.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one diary for the year 1997 with accompanying inserted materials.

Rex, Kay

No Daughter of Mine

Series is comprised of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to the research and publication of her book No Daughter of Mine based on the history of the Canadian Women's Press Club. Includes notes, research, photographs, correspondence, clippings, photocopies, excperts from the book as well as a guest book from the book launch and a Toronto Arts Council grant application.

Rex, Kay

Professional Life.

Series is comprised of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to her professional life and writings. Includes clippings of published articles, short stories, poems, TV dramas, etc.

Rex, Kay

No daughter of mine : correspondence.

File consists of fifty eight items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others created during the research for her book No Daughter of Mine. Correspondents include:

  • Arnot, Terri
  • Carter, Alixe
  • Connolly, Maureen
  • Craig, Jean
  • Fraser, Catherine A.
  • Hauschildt, Elda
  • Hobbs, Margaert
  • Hoover, Wendy
  • Howard, Debby
  • Hoy, Helen
  • Jurisic, Wida
  • Ludwig, Doris
  • Moore, Ishbel
  • Quapp, Roma
  • Rojas, Leuten
  • Sarsfield, Anne
  • Silverman, Eliane Leslau
  • Smith, Doreen
  • Smith, Sylvia Watts
  • St. Peter, Christine
  • Warren, Isobel
  • Woolfrey, Sandra
  • Woelfle, Melba
  • Wright, Frances.

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Rex, Kenneth.

File consists of materials accumulated by Kay Rex on her brother Kenneth Rex. Includes photographs, clippings, and a CV.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence : submissions.

File consists of materials related to Kay Rex's submissions of short stories. Includes correspondence to and from Rex regarding her stories, clippings, materials on story writing, etc.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one diary for the year 1996 with accompanying inserted materials.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence.

File consists of thirty five items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others. Correspondents include:

  • Arnott, Edythe and Al
  • Burcher, Dorothy
  • Canadian Council
  • Dennis, Laddie
  • Doyle, Richard J.
  • Edwards, Bess
  • Evans-Ehricht, Mark and Barb
  • Freedman, Sonya
  • Gatenby, Greg
  • Hamm[?], Rene
  • Hauschildt, Elda
  • Ludwig, Doris
  • Mason, Madge B.
  • Pearson, Shirley
  • Rex, Sylvia
  • Sawyer, Glad
  • Stewart, William
  • Tanzola Sorbara McClellan and Handler
  • Taylor-Turpim, Pam
  • Verbugge & Co.
  • Warren, Isobel
  • Wright, C.F.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one diary for the year 1995 with accompanying inserted materials.

Rex, Kay

Photographs

Series is comprised of photographs acculumated by Kay Rex. Photos include those of Rex, her family and friends as well as of holidays and events.

Rex, Kay

Rex, Kay.

File consists of one portrait and two contact sheets of portraits, of Kay Rex by Brian Miller. Also includes one item of correspondence from the photographer, and two brief biographies on Rex.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one diary for the year 1995. Diary has some phone numbers at beginning, but no daily entries have been made.

Rex, Kay

Speech transcript.

File consists of a transcript of a speech given by Kay Rex to the Women's Press Club of Toronto upon the publication of her book No Daughter of Mine.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one diary for the year 1994 with accompanying inserted materials.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence.

File consists of forty six items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others. Correspondents include:

  • Bourassa, Robert
  • Clark, Doris
  • Edwards [?]
  • Hamilton, Pat
  • Kiyushk, Ramona
  • MaKeigon, Pearl
  • Montgomery, Malcolm
  • Rex, Sylvia
  • Rumble, Verne
  • [R?], Mary
  • Sawyer, Glad
  • Sky, Ruth C.
  • Smith, Sybil
  • Taylor, Gaie
  • Taylor-Turpin, Pam
  • Tomlinson, Lynne
  • Van Fleet, Janis K.
  • Webster, Art
  • Whalen, Barbara
  • [?], Bev
  • [?], Jesse
  • [?], John and Ellea
  • [?], Terry.

Rex, Kay

Strawberry shortcake.

File consists of Kay Rex's short story Strawberry Shortcake as well as one related item of correspondence.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence : publishing.

File consists of correspondence between Kay Rex and others relating to the publication of her book No Daughter of Mine. Also includes accompanying materials. Correspondents include:

  • Blackwell, Florence King;
  • Fraser, David;
  • Nonnon, Mary Ann.

Rex, Kay

No daughter of mine : correspondence.

File consists of fifty eight items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others created during the research for her book No Daughter of Mine. Correspondents include:

  • Anderson, Doris H.
  • Ayling, Vera
  • Baptie, Sue M.
  • Berton, Janet
  • Berryman, Iris
  • Brimmell, Helen
  • Burt, Murray
  • Butler, George E.
  • Canada Council
  • Cohen, Ralph
  • Colpitts, Margaret
  • CP Rail
  • Crean, Susan
  • Dennis, Deborah
  • Dickson, Tim
  • Duggan, Jean
  • Eriks, Helen
  • Fairley, Lillian
  • Foster, Sheila
  • Grant, R.A.
  • Haley, Margaret
  • Harrington, Lynn
  • Hau, Barb
  • Jardine, Rose Ducie
  • Jones, Dave
  • Lapp, Margaret
  • Major, Marjorie
  • Malik, Amita
  • McClelland, Jack
  • Macham, Dorothy
  • Pattinson, Mary
  • Poole, David
  • Reid, Bernie
  • Riis, Margaret
  • Rojas, Leuten
  • Romani, Connie
  • Rowe, Kaye
  • Ruth Hammond Scholarship Fund
  • Sklove, Dora
  • Smith, Joan
  • Smith, Sybil
  • Tomlinson, Lynne
  • Tupper, Dorothy
  • Turcotte, Dorothy
  • Turcotte, Gerry
  • Wallace, Pat
  • Watt, Ellen
  • Woolfrey, Sandra;

Rex, Kay

Letters to public figures.

File consists of nineteen items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others, primarily members of the Canadian Government. Correspondents include:

  • Akiwenzie, Chief Ralph
  • Bertrand, Luc
  • Birtch, Gilberte
  • Bordeleau, Christine J.
  • Bourassa, Robert
  • Cameron, Christina
  • Cameron, Don
  • Filmon, Gary
  • Foote, Judy M.
  • Fraser, John
  • Harcourt, Mike
  • Hurtig, Mel
  • Krackovic, Elvira
  • Lobregt, Patricia D.
  • McKenna, Frank
  • Rae, Bob
  • Romanow, Roy
  • Valcourt, Bernard.

Rex, Kay

Diary.

File consists of one diary for the year 1993 with accompanying inserted materials.

Rex, Kay

Toronto Arts Council grant application.

File consists of one grant application to the Toronto Arts Council. Includes application form, brief biography of Kay Rex, and an excerpt from what would become No Daughter of Mine.

Rex, Kay

The byliner : April 28, 1990.

File consists of one copy of the April 28, 1990 edition of "The Byliner", published by the founder of the Toronto National Newspaper Awards Press Club. Includes an article by Kay Rex on the history of the Canadian Women's Press Club and Emily Murphy.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book : correspondence.

File consists of forty four items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others regarding research for, and publication of, the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. Correspondents include:

  • Anderson, Claudia
  • Barrick, C.G.
  • Barry, Judy
  • Bryce, P.R.
  • Cameron, P.M.
  • Christie, Kay
  • Currow, Maureen
  • Desai, Kathy
  • Dewar, Jane
  • Donner, Gail
  • Fisher, Mary
  • Flaherty, Josephine
  • Gallop, Ruth
  • Hurd, G.T.
  • Kellough, M.H.
  • King, Nancy
  • Kirkby, Patricia
  • Lee-Hannah, Marilyn
  • McKay, E.
  • Ogilve, Heather
  • Parker, Jacqueline
  • Pepper, Evelyn
  • Pollett, Elaine
  • Reid, B.
  • Rossander, Pauline
  • Shields, Donna
  • Taylor, Mary
  • Tumber, Trudie
  • Wright-Pelrine, Eleanor
  • [?], Barb
  • [?], Ora
  • [?], Nora
  • [?], Ruth.

    Also includes three press releases.

Rex, Kay

Freelance.

File consists of materials relating to Kay Rex's freelance journalism and fiction work. Includes clippings, correspondence, photographs, and research for articles. Also includes the Spring 1961 edition of Echoes the magazine of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire which features the short story Cinderella.

Rex, Kay

Registered Nurses' Assocation of Ontario

Series is comprised of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to her research and writing of the Registered Nurses' Assocation of Ontario historical appointment book. Includes research notes, correspondence, photographs, etc.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book : photographs.

File consists of five photographs used in the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. The photographs show nurses in uniform and at work in various activities, some of which were part of Toronto's Public Health Department.

Rex, Kay

Job history and union history.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to her work history. Includes staff lists, ephemera, pension information, correspondence, and written histories of her work life primarily at the Globe and Mail and also with CBC.

Rex, Kay

Globe and Mail 25 year club.

File consists of materials relating to Kay Rex's membership in the Globe and Mail 25 year club. Includes invitations to the 25 year club dinner, dinner programmes, three photographs, and a newsletter from when Rex joined the club.

Rex, Kay

1987 RNAO foundation appointment book.

File consists of two copies of an appointment book put out by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. This year's book features historical information on the RNAO and was researched and written by Kay Rex.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book research.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Key Rex during her research for the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. Includes photocopies, and hand written and typed notes.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book research.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Key Rex during her research for the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. Includes photocopies, draft copies, and notes. Also includes information on Dorothea Palmer and Planned Parenthood.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book research.

File consists of material created and accumulated by Kay Rex during her research for the RNAO 1987 historical appointment book. Includes memos and research notes.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book research.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex during her research for the RNAO foundation 1987 historical appointment book. Includes a memo and draft copies of the introduction, forward, and author biography.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book research.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Key Rex during her research for the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. Includes photocopies, draft copies, and notes.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book research.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Key Rex during her research for the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. Includes primarily draft copies of passages from the appointment book.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book research.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Key Rex during her research for the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. Includes draft copies of passages from the appointment book, notes, photocopies, etc.

Rex, Kay

Rex, Kay.

File consists of six photographs of Kay Rex from a photograph shoot for her book. Also includes a sheet of contact prints and two negatives.

Rex, Kay

Trips

Series is comprised of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to trips taken both for pleasure and for business. Includes materials from trips to Mexico, Nigeria and Yugoslavia including photographs, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, etc.

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