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Fonds F3395 - Spence Shoes fonds

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Spence Shoes fonds


  • [ca. 1920s-1960s] (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs

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Biographical history

Spence Shoes was established in Calgary by Robert Spence, ?-1951, who came to the city from Ontario in 1910. He worked at Sibley's Shoe Store, and Richardson's Limited. By 1923 Spence was the sole owner. The store was purchased by James Steedman, 1928-2005 and James Rankin in 1961 and eventually expanded to 10 stores in the city.


Archival history

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Gift of James Steedman, 1986.

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The fonds consists of booklets, articles, flyers, etc. from the store; and photographs of shoe stores in Calgary.

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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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Wednesday, May 22, 2019




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