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Fonds F1357 - Munch family fonds
ACU GBA F1357
Munch family fonds
- 1913-1981 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
25 cm of textual records. -- 252 photographs
Name of creator
Walter George Munch, 1897-1964, was born in Minnesota, USA. He came to Reid Hill, Alberta in 1903, and to Calgary in 1906. He was an office boy and later carman for Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), 1914-1919, and worked for the Calgary Storage and Cartage Company, 1920-1928. He then worked at a variety of jobs before starting a long career with J.R. Watkins in 1938. Watkins Products sold spices and flavouring extracts door to door, and Walter remained with the company until his death, rising to the position of provincial supervisor. In 1919 he married Effie Duperrier, 1898-1985, and they had three children, Evelyn (Waltham), Audrey (Munro), and George. Effie, who was born in Boston, came to Calgary in 1907. She was very active in the Women's Conservative Association and the Calgary Junior Symphony Orchestra. After Walter's death she married Alexander MacDonald in 1969.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Audrey Munro, 1985 and University of Calgary Law Library, 2008.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of family correspondence, greeting cards, postcards, certificates, and newsclippings; and scrapbooks and programs related to musical, dramatic and dance events in Calgary. Includes photographs of the family, Calgary Storage and Cartage Company, Watkins salesmen, and musical events.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/munch-family-fonds/
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Title based on contents of records.
The inventory is under Effie A. Duperrier Munch MacDonald. The item from the University of Calgary Law Library is at M-7076-29a. Its provenance is unknown.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Wednesday, October 11, 2017