Fonds F2882 - Tom Gummo fonds

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Tom Gummo fonds


  • [ca. 1923]-1979 (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records. -- 16 photographs

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Biographical history

Thomas B. Gummo, 1915-2003, was born in Salmon Arm, B.C. His father Timothy Gummo was a logger who had a contract to salvage burned timber from Banff and Yoho national parks. In the 1930s he moved to Calgary, Alberta and began a career as a mechanic. He also worked as a motorman for the Calgary Municipal Railway in the 1940s. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and member of the Calgary Motorcycle Club. In retirement he restored and drove streetcars at Heritage Park. He moved to Winfield, B.C. in 1980 but returned to Calgary in 1995. His wife’s name was Norma, and they had five children, Dianne, Gerry, Alan, Cheryle, and Ken. For further information see: “Tom Gummo, Streetcar Driver, Diesel Mechanic”, Calgary Herald, July 26, 2003, p. OS4.


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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Tom Gummo, 1974-1988.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of letters from James Smith, an elderly resident of Castle Mountain, Alberta, to Tom’s parents (1933-1936); samples of streetcar tickets and wartime liquor permit; photographs of logging in Banff and Yoho parks and community life in Lake Louise; photographs of motorcycling in Calgary; photograph of Tom Gummo, streetcar motorman; and photograph of streetcar at Heritage Park.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but the photos have been digitized.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018




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