Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F1301 - Stuart McRae fonds
ACU GBA F1301
Stuart McRae fonds
- 1941-1953, predominant 1941-1944 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
16.5 cm of textual records. -- ca. 800 photographs
Name of creator
Stuart McRae, 1898-1994, was born in Elva, Manitoba, and came to Alberta in 1902 with his family. The McRaes ranched west of Nanton. Stuart married Nellie Ann, ?-1961, and they had two children, Isabel (Kliewer) and Stuart A. He later married Ruth, ?-1991. He was the district manager of Imperial Oil Ltd., Alaska Highway Division, based in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, 1942-1943. In 1944 he and S.R. Stevens, as representatives of Imperial Oil, did a survey of Alaska, to gain both general information and data related to the oil business. He returned to the Calgary, and bought his first ranch in 1945. He retired from Imperial Oil in 1952, and was a partner in the Burns & McRae Realty in the 1950s and 1960s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Stuart McRae and purchased, 1964, 1989.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of speech, correspondence, reports, articles, newsclippings, photographs and miscellaneous posters and souvenir items about the Alaska Highway and Alaska.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
M 795 should be amalgamated with M 8068.