Fonds F0560 - Fonds de la Comite National des Francais Libres, Section de Calgary

Identity area

Reference code



Fonds de la Comite National des Francais Libres, Section de Calgary


  • 1940-1948, predominant 1940-1945 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

6 cm of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Calgary branch of the Comite national des francais libres, also known as the Free French Movement, was formed in Calgary, Alberta in 1940. It was part of a non-political international organization to give General de Gaulle all possible moral and material aid in his fight to free France and Belgium from Nazi domination during the Second World War. The Calgary group sponsored lectures, and held dances and other events to raise money for its cause. Prominent executive members were Mr. and Mrs. Baptiste Cayron, Andre Breitner and Auguste Bernard. A Blairmore branch was established in 1942.


Archival history

The fonds was found by the donor in a garage in northwest Calgary, which had previously belonged to Auguste Bernard.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Wes Foster, 1988.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial statements and newsclippings. Includes some minutes of the Blairmore section.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

The material is predominantly in French, with a small portion in English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

No finding aid.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

There are other Free French movement records in the Etienne Michaud fonds at Glenbow.

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title based on contents of records.

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area