Fonds PR-2179 - Edward Davidson McRae fonds

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Edward Davidson McRae fonds

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  • graphic material
  • moving images
  • textual record
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  • [1969?]-1970 (Creation)
    McRae, Edward Davidson

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2 cm of textual material, 223 photographs, 1 film reel

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Edward Davidson McRae was an M.B.A. student at Simon Fraser Univesrity who researched the phenomenon of company towns in British Columbia for his 1970 thesis, "New communities for a new era: The instant town."

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The fonds consists of a typescript of McRae's M.B.A. thesis, as well as photographs and film footage documenting some of the company towns he visited as part of his research.

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Donated by E.D. McRae, 1973 and 1982.


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  • Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.

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Copyright undetermined. (Donor/creator is deceased.)

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An on-line item-level description is available for the film item.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): 198201-063 ; F1996:02 ; MS-0480.

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Accession number(s): 198201-063; F1996:02


Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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