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Fonds F0173 - Bedaux Expedition fonds
ACU GBA F0173
Bedaux Expedition fonds
- Copied 1964 (originally created 1934) (Creation)
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Name of creator
Charles Eugene Bedaux, 1887-1944, was born in France and moved to the USA in 1906. He specialized in labour relations and after 1918 his firm achieved great financial success as a consultant to industry. He began a life of world travelling and lived in France and the USA. In 1934 he undertook a cross-country expedition from Edmonton to the west coast of British Columbia, largely through wilderness areas using Citroen tracked vehicles. He was accompanied by numerous friends and guides as well as Floyd Crosby, a Hollywood film-maker. The expedition was cancelled outside Fort St. John, British Columbia. For further information see The Price of Power : A Biography of Charles Eugene Bedaux / Jim Christy. - Toronto : Doubleday, 1984.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of the expedition.
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
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No finding aid, but many of the photos have been digitized.
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Existence and location of originals
The original negatives are held by Floyd Crosby, British Columbia Archives and Records Service, Arthur D. Paul and Stuart McRae.
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Link added to Archives Photographs on July 20, 2015.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018