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Fonds F0113 - Einar and Stuart Olsen fonds

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Einar and Stuart Olsen fonds


  • 1927-1983 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records
169 photographs
40 negatives

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Name of creator

(fl. 1930-2011)

Biographical history

Einar T. Olsen of Cultus Lake,, British Columbia was accepted in the Royal Canadian Navy on July 20, 1949 and reported for training on the H.M.C.S. “Cornwallis” on August 3, 1949. On January 6, 1950, on board H.M.C.S. “Antigonish” , Einar passed the required examinations and was promoted to Able Seaman. During the Korean war Olsen likely served aboard H.M.C.S. “Ontario”.

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(fl. 1930-1985)

Biographical history

Stuart Olsen was born August 29, 1957 in Vancouver, B.C.. In 1977, after high school, Olsen entered into the Canadian navy where he served briefly aboard HMCS Kootenay following his training at CFB Esquimalt. He died March 28, 2011 in Victoria, B.C..

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Unknown prior to transfer from NMA.

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Scope and content

Consists of textual and photographic material attesting to the naval careers of Einar Olsen and his son Stuart. Of particular note are original photographs related to Royal Canadian Navy deployment in Korean during the Korean War. Includes images of the ships that took part as well as action shots from land and sea.

Fonds is divided into three series: Correspondence, Photographs, Miscellaneous.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Appraisal complete, 2017. JN


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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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Some residual tape on photographs where they were presumably pulled from the original album but otherwise good.

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Processed by Yvonne Hinks, January 2018.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, July 2017.

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  • Shelf: EW 17-1-3