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Fonds F3399 - Norman Fisher fonds

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Norman Fisher fonds


  • [ca. 1900-2000] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

ca. 3 m of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Norman Fisher, 1925-2016, was born in British Columbia, the son of a Canadian Pacific Railway engineer. He was trained as a civil engineer and worked for several firms including Bechtel in the Alberta oil sands. He retired in Arkansas but on the death of his wife he returned to Edmonton. Fisher was active throughout his life in photographing various North American railways, and collecting materials such as timetables, etc.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Norman Fisher, 2015.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds consists of timetables, brochures, photographs, posters, calendars, etc. re. Canadian and American railways.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid.

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Other Fisher photographs are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Thursday, June 06, 2019




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