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Douglas Sallis fonds
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Around the World Trip

Consists of material gathered and created by Douglas and Carol Sallis during a cruise taken during 2003. Includes map, notes, and photographs.

CUSO trip: Papua New Guinea

Series consists of records relating to Sallis's time in Papua New Guinea, including: letter of recommendation for Sallis from Papua New Guinean Secretary of Health, immunization poster, and Sallis's personal statement for his CUSO application.

Photographs in binders are predominantly captioned.

Douglas Sallis fonds

  • CA ACU TMM F0099
  • Fonds
  • 1920-2009

Consists of photograph albums, military service records, training material related to the military and medical career and travels of Douglas Sallis.

The fonds is divided into 8 series:

  1. Merchant Marines

  2. Education

  3. Medical Practice

  4. Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO) Trip: Papua New Guinea

  5. Around the World Trip

  6. Photographs

  7. Personal

  8. Miscellaneous

Sallis, Douglas Arnold


Sallis completed high school in 1947 and went on to work in pre-medicine immediately after at the University of British Columbia. He entered into Queen's University in 1949, eventually earning his M.D. in 1955. Later in life, Sallis took courses in history at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and by correspondence from UBC.

Family Albums

Sub-series consists of 5 albums in original binding and order. Album titles have been supplied by archivist. File 3 "Sallis/Willms family album 3" pertains in particular to the courtship, marriage, and early years of the marriage between Douglas Sallis and Margaret Willms.

Family Histories

Consists of three sets of material related to the family history of Douglas Sallis. Material is organized into three sets: 1. Material compiled by Douglas Sallis's sister Ethel; 2. Autobiographies written by Douglas and Carol in 1968 related to an adoption application; 3. Letters written by Douglas Sallis's father Arthur. All material is non-original.

Greyhound trip from Vancouver to Halifax

Photographs pertain to Sallis's transit from the west to the east coast of Canada as part of his movement during service in the Canadian Merchant Marines during WWII.

Identification and Certificates

Consists of various certificates and pieces of identification, including: birth and death certificates, certificates of citizenship, passport, and military identification. Also includes copies of ancestor identification presumably gathered for genealogical purposes.

Medical Practice

Consists of records related to Sallis's medical practice "La Salle Medical Service" in Stanley, Wisconsin. Records include: newspaper clippings, correspondence, ephemera, and building appraisals.

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