Wallace, Claire fonds

Wallace, Claire, 1906-1968.
Claire Wallace fonds.

4.5 m of textual records.

View full finding aid of Claire Wallace fonds (PDF)

Claire Wallace was born in Orangeville, Ontario in 1906. She married James E. Stutt in 1942. For a time she worked on the Toronto Star. In 1935 she started broadcasting "Teatime Topics" over CFRB, Toronto. In 1942 she switched to "They Tell Me" (CBC), and thus became the first woman to broadcast nationally over CBC Radio. In 1946 Claire Wallace won the Beaver Award as Canada's top woman commentator. She wrote "Mind your Manners", an etiquette guide which was published in 1953, and revised with a travel section in 1960. For several years she ran Claire Wallace Travel Bureau in Toronto and worked to raise money for several charities. She died in 1968.


Fonds consists of scrapbooks which contain radio scripts, correspondence, clippings, etc., relating to her career as a broadcaster and also to her Travel Bureau.


  • Donated by the Claire Wallace estate in 1968.
  • The finding aid is a list of scrapbook titles and a small miscellaneous collection.

Call number: WA 16