Collection C0008 - Edgar Burge's W.W. Grant Research collection

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Edgar Burge's W.W. Grant Research collection


  • Photocopied 1982 (originally created 1919-1975) (Creation)

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4.5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

This collection was compiled by Edgar Burge, 1915-1993, with the intention of writing a book about W.W. "Bill" Grant, radio pioneer. W.W. Grant built the radio transmitter CHCA in High River, Alberta in 1921. The station was moved to Calgary in 1922 and reassigned the call letters CFCN - The Voice of the Prairies.


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Scope and content

The collection consists of Grant's business and personal correspondence (1919-1942); legal records (1925-1936, 1960); Voice of the Prairie memorandum of association (1927); photographs of Grant, his family, radio equipment and the CFCN station (1926); and sketches of his inventions. Includes Burge's notes about Grant and his companies, correspondence with Grant's descendants, Grant family genealogy, and notes on radio pioneers (1970-1975).

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid.

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The originals are held by Edgar Burge.

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The CFCN fonds is also at Glenbow.

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These records were formerly restricted, but the restriction was removed when Edgar Burge died.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017




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