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Fonds F0065 - Otto Meir Fonds

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Otto Meir Fonds


  • [191-] - 1947 (Creation)

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967 mb: 53 tif files

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Biographical history

Otto Meier was born in Germany and fought for the German Army during WWI as a member of the infantry. After the war, Meier married and emigrated to Canada in 1924. He and his wife eventually settled in the area of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan.

Archival history

Military photos were sent by Meier to his sister Alvina Grubel who died in 1970. Photos were then given to donor's father, then to donor.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Scans donated by Wes Rath, September 2015.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of photographs created or collected by Otto Meier or members of his family. 10 of the images pertain to the German experience of WWI, the remainder pertain to Meier's family and friends post WWI.

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No restrictions on access.

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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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  • German

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All photographs are electronic files. Higher resolution is available at dedicated terminal located in the reading room of the TMM Library and Archives.

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