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Fonds F2131 - George Holmes fonds

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ACU GBA F2131

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George Holmes fonds

Date(s)

  • 1922-1925 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

George Mansfield Holmes, 1907-1994, of Calgary trained as an electrician at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (later Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, or SAIT), qualifying as a journeyman electrician. He began his career around 1926 with Lambert and Leak Electric, and Lambert's Day-Nite Signs, and he installed many of the city's commercial illuminated signs. He left Lambert around 1944 and joined Adams Radio as an appliance and wiring specialist. In 1953 he opened his own business, Appliance Parts and Service, on 16th Avenue NW. He retired in 1974 and began community service volunteering. He and his wife Lillice, ?-1986, had one daughter, Sharron (Smyth).

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Sharron Smyth, 1995.

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The fonds consists of his science (physics and chemistry), and electrical theory notebooks from courses taken at the Institute of Technology.

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The material is in English.

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