- 1894-1963, predominant 1959-1960 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
27 cm of textual records. -- 114 photographs
Name of creator
W. Robert Hood, 1913-1981, and his wife, Mary Burgess, 1913- , were both born in Calgary, Alberta. Robert's father came to Calgary in 1902, and his mother, Minnie Burnett, came in 1910. Robert's aunt, Ethel Hood, worked as a bookkeeper in Calgary in the 1930s. Robert and Mary married in 1946, and they had one daughter, Marion. Robert began his teaching career in Calgary in 1935, although he also worked at other occupations including Calgary agent for the LaSalle Extension University from 1952-1959. Mary took a portion of the university's stenotyping correspondence course in 1959-1960. Robert retired in 1973.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Mary Hood, 1963-1983.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of Calgary, Winnipeg, Lake Louise and Banff (ca. 1920s - by Stephen J. Thompson), Mary's correspondence course lessons (1959-1960) and scrapbook, Ethel's postcards (1906), and Minnie's drawing book (1894).
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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
No finding aid, but a few of the photos have been digitized.
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Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
These records need to be appraised.
M's should be amalgamated.
Link added to Archives Photographs on July 12, 2017.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, May 31, 2018