Collection C0059 - Tom Kirkham Oral History Project collection

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Tom Kirkham Oral History Project collection


  • 1977-1982 (Creation)

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143 audio cassettes.
1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Tom Kirkham, 1913-1986, was a long-time City of Calgary employee who, after his retirement, was provided funds by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation to interview significant individuals in southern Alberta. He had previously carried out similar work for the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Interview topics included the history of Lethbridge, Crowsnest Pass, Canmore, Drumheller and Hanna; and municipal administration and small businesses in southern Alberta.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Tom Kirkham, 1977-1982.

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The collection consists of recorded interviews. Transcripts are available for nine of the interviews.

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Access is subject to a privacy review

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      The material is in English.

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      Digital content is available

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      There are other interviews conducted by Tom Kirkham which have accompanying textual material and are described as individual fonds. These are RCT-262, RCT-266, RCT-305, RCT-314, RCT-317, RCT-323, RCT-324, RCT-340, RCT-355, RCT-356, RCT-366, RCT-383, RCT-413, RCT-416, RCT-419, RCT-436, and RCT-440.

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      Tuesday, May 27, 2014




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