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Collection C0247 - Michael C. Wilson collection

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Michael C. Wilson collection


  • [ca. 1890-1970] (Creation)

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ca. 150 photographs

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Biographical history

Michael Clayton Wilson, 1948- , is an interdisciplinary earth scientist. He has conducted field work in North America, China, Japan, and Cameroon, and has published several monographs and numerous articles in major scientific journals. He taught at the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge before moving to Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia. A past Chair of the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, he remains active as a consultant in geoarchaeology and paleontology, and is Adjunct Professor of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. He is Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. Wilson is an active collector of historical photos and postcards.


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Gift of Michael Wilson, 2018.

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The collection consists of postcards and photographs of scenes in western Canada.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019




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