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Fonds F0908 - V. L. Douglas Hawkes fonds

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V. L. Douglas Hawkes fonds


  • 1901-2000 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records. -- 22 photographs

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Biographical history

The family of Vernon L. Douglas Hawkes, 1916-2012, was from the Delacour, Alberta area. Doug's parents were Jemima and Vincent L. Hawkes. In the 1910s his father co-owned McClellan and Hawkes grocery store and Imperial Meat Market in Calgary. Doug was a travelling salesman based in Calgary before the Second World War. He was an RCAF bomber pilot in the 419th Squadron during the war, and a POW in Germany. After the war he established Doug Hawkes and Associates, a real estate and insurance company in Calgary. He subsequently formed the Real Estate Department at the Montreal Trust Co. and after ten years joined A.E. LePage Commercial Realty, Ltd. In 1953 he helped initiate the formation of the Calgary Community Foundation (later the Calgary Foundation), which is authorized to receive and administer gifts and bequests for the support of health, welfare, recreational, educational and cultural services in the community, and served as director of the foundation. He was president of the Glendale Kiwanis Club in the late 1950s and early 1960s and instrumental in its establishment of the River Park Arboretum in 1959. He and his wife, Dorothy, retired in 1991.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of V.L. Doug Hawkes, 1965-2008.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of Calgary Foundation records: incorporation act (1955), list of committee members (nd), statement of receipts and disbursements (1965-1966), correspondence (1966-1989), annual report (1981), brochures and newsclippings; Glendale Kiwanis Club records: correspondence (1959-1965, 1977) and newsclippings; litigation file re Lynn Garrison and aerospace museum; Aircrew Association newsletters; reminiscence by Murray G. Hawkes on Turner Valley Royalties #1 oil discovery; speech about Robert H. Niven (a Calgarian in the Royal Air Force); records relating to monument to British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; and miscellany. Includes photographs of the Hawkes family; of businesses owned by Vincent Hawkes; of musician Jascha Galperin; and of Doug at Earl Grey School, as a travelling salesman and as an RCAF officer (1902-1963, 1980s).

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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 most of the photos have been digitized.

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Related units of description

There are interviews with V.L. Doug Hawkes in the Memories of War, Dreams of Peace Oral History Project (RCT-903-6), and in the Cliff Bungalow-Mission Oral History Project (RCT-940-28), at Glenbow.

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Title based on contents of records.


NA 4341 are copy negatives.


M's should be amalgamated.


The material dated to 2000 was not accessioned separately, but simply added to existing material.


Link added to Archives Photographs on July 6, 2017.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, April 17, 2018




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