Fonds F3194 - Chinook Camera Club fonds

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Chinook Camera Club fonds


  • [ca. 1957-2005] (Creation)

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15 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

The Chinook Camera Club was established in 1957 in Claresholm, Alberta as a local chapter of the Color Photographic Association of Canada. The Club was also a local chapter of the Prairie Region of Photographic Arts. The club members primarily took slide photographs and participated in organized outings, courses, and other activities to build their expertise in photography. The group became inactive in the early 2000s. For further information see James Opp's article, "Finding the View : Landscape, Place and Colour Slide Photography in Southern Alberta", in Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada / James Opp and John C. Walsh, eds. -- Vancouver : UBC Press, 2010.


Archival history

These records were preserved by club member Frankie Opp, and were later donated to Glenbow by her son.

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Gift of James Opp, 2015.

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The fonds consists of minutes, newsletters, and circulars from affilated groups.

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The material is in English.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015




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