Series 4 - Faith Clifton

Faith Irene Clifton Faith Clifton & Doris Sydie 'Arsenic and Old Lace' 'Life With Father'

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Faith Clifton

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CA EDM MS-690-4

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  • [ca. 1935]-1959, n.d. (Creation)
    Clifton, Faith Howay

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1 cm of textual records. - 4 photographs

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Faith Howay was born 30 Dec 1900 to Rachel Maynes and Walter Howay in Saskatchewan. She married George Brown and they had two children - Marguerite (Mickey) Irene and Vernis Vera. The relationship between Faith and George ended, and Faith moved with her daughters from Regina to Moose Jaw, and eventually to Edmonton. Faith married Reginald Clifton in 1932 in Edmonton. Faith's daughters, Mickey and Vernis, took Clifton as their last name.

Faith was very active in the Edmonton theatre community, performing, costuming, directing, and served as President of the Edmonton Little Theatre. She was a major contributor to Rôle Call, the newsletter for the Edmonton theatre community. Faith was also active in community organizations, including serving on the boards for local chapters of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE).

Faith Howay Clifton died 22 Apr 1959 in Edmonton.

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The series consists of records pertaining to Faith Howay Clifton.

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File 1: Theatre (1943-1948, n.d.):
~ newsletters 'Role Call', Apr. 1944 (vol. 7, no. 4), Nov. 1, 1944 (vol. 8, no. 1), Dec. 1944 (vol. 8, no. 2 - 2 copies), May 1945 (vo.l 8, no. 4), includes articles by or about Faith Clifton,
~ programme, 'Arsenic and Old Lace', Edmonton Little Theatre, Apr. 28-30, 1943 (assistant director and costumes),
~ programme, 'The Skin of Our Teeth', Edmonton Little Theatre, Mar. 9-10, 1945 (R.B. Clifton as Professor, back page annotated by Faith Clifton, “I sold all this ruddy advertizing”[sic]),
~ programme, news clipping, 'Life With Father', Nov. 15-17, 1948 (director).

File 2: News clippings (1945-1959, n.d.):
~ Edmonton Little/Community Theatre,
~ drama festivals,
~ Canadian National Institute for the Blind,
~ Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire,
~ Alberta Progressive Conservative Association,
~ Circle 8 Theatre,
~ Edmonton Allied Arts Council,
~ obituary, published Edmonton Journal, 23 Apr 1959

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Accession numbers: A96-152

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