Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F2131 - George Holmes fonds
ACU GBA F2131
George Holmes fonds
- 1922-1925 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2 cm of textual records
Name of creator
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).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Sharron Smyth, 1995.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of his science (physics and chemistry), and electrical theory notebooks from courses taken at the Institute of Technology.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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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 in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents of records.