Fonds F0086 - Allan Frazer Hay Fonds

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Allan Frazer Hay Fonds


  • 1941-1994 (predominant 1941-1945) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

290 photographs
1 cm of textual material

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Biographical history

Allan Frazer Hay was born October 4, 1921 in Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to his enlistment with the Royal Canadian Air Force he worked as an apprentice at the Royal Mint. During WWII he served as a Leading aircraftsman (LAC). He died January 2, 2000 in Ottawa.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Adrianus Van Kessel (his wife was Hay's niece), August 2016.

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Scope and content

Accession consists predominantly of photographs related to Hay's time of service during WWII. The photographs capture the activities of R.C.A.F. No. 403 (Wolf) Squadron in action in different areas of the war, including Belgium, Holland, France, and England. Of particular interest are images taken during Operation Overlord depicting Caen, France, and the Juno Beach landing. Most of the photographs are originals; roughly half of them are captioned.

Also includes a small amount of clippings, and military service records.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

August 2016 - Archival appraisal complete (JN)


System of arrangement

Items have been removed from their original binder, rehoused in the same order in a new binder. Several newspaper and clippings found floating free are in a single folder.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Processed by Jason Nisenson, August 2016.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, August 2016.

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