Fonds F0042 - John Ian Banks Fonds

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John Ian Banks Fonds


  • 1931-1980 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records
114 photographs

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Biographical history

John Ian Banks was born on March 9, 1916. He joined the Royal Canadian Army in 1943, serving first with the Royal Canadian Medical Corps and then with the Armoured Corps. Post-WW II, he worked with Cadets in Calgary, including gunnery at Camp Sarcee, and also at the Cadet Camp in Vernon, B.C. He was an active member of the Mewata Armoury Mess, Calgary. He died on June 11, 2004.

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Donated by Marjorie Banks, July 2004.
Accession: MRA-2004-019

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of records and photographs gathered by Banks in his capacity as a soldier in the Canadian Army, during and after WWII, as well as some items related to Banks's personal life.

The fonds is divided into 5 series:

  1. Military records
  2. Photographs
  3. Serials
  4. Clippings
  5. Miscellaneous

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No further accruals are expected.

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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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Fonds processed 2009. Reprocessed in September 2015 by Jason Nisenson.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created in September 2015 by Jason Nisenson.

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