Fonds glen-3789 - Allan Spencer fonds

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Allan Spencer fonds

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CA GLEN glen-3789

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  • [ca. 1915-1975] (Creation)
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    Spencer, Allan

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12.5 cm of textual records. -- 75 photographs

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Allan Arthur Spencer, 1906-1990, was born in England and came with his family to western Canada in 1912. The family returned to England during the First World War but returned to Pincher Creek, Alberta in 1918. They soon moved to Calgary where Allan's father, John A. Spencer, worked at Terrill's Greenhouses. Allan apprenticed as a sheet metal worker at the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and worked his entire career at the Ogden Shops, except for service in the RCAF during the Second World War. He retired in 1971. He was an enthusiastic amateur historian and photographer. He and his wife had at least one child, Audrey (Schultz). They were close friends of Calgary Zoo curator Tom Baines.

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The fonds consists of papers related to the Calgary Stampede, the arts scene in Calgary, Canadian Pacific Railway's Ogden shops, the Sheet metal workers union, the Calgary Zoo, A.E. Jaques clothing store, and the Calgary Horse Show. Also consists of Allan's photographs of Calgary scenes and buildings, and annual Christmas cards sent to the family by Tom Baines.

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Gift of Audrey Schultz, 2009-2012.

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  • English

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Call numbers M-9370, M-9536, PA-3837

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Record added b Glenbow Archives, April 14, 2015.

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  • English

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