Title and statement of responsibility area
John Douglas Leechman fonds
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- textual record
- graphic material
- cartographic material
- moving images
- sound recording
- multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Leechman, John Douglas, 1890-1980
Physical description area
6.9 m of textual records and other material
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Name of creator
Douglas Leechman was born in England and was educated in the United Kingdom, Egypt and Switzerland. In 1917 Leechman came to Canada and entered the University of Washington in 1918 to pursue a career in Library Science. In 1924 he took a position in the Anthropology Division of the National Museum of Canada, where he remained until 1955, when he became the first Director of the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary, Alberta. He retired in 1957 and moved to Victoria, B.C.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of personal correspondence, general subject files, typescripts of material, journalism lecture notes, committee files, photographs, films and sound recordings.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the BC Archives in 1978 by J. Douglas Leechman.
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Restrictions on access
- No access restrictions apply.
- Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
- File list available.
- Item-level descriptions of the films and sound recordings are available on-line.
No further accruals are expected.
Archives code(s): 78-132; 78-210; 198501-014; 89-0977; F1981:16; MS-1290; T3888; CM/A 17484; CM/A 17485; CM/A 17435; CM/A 17438.
Accession number(s): 78-132; 78-210; MS-1290; F1981:16; T3888
Sound recording and moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.