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Fonds F1095 - William Thomas Knights fonds

Identity area

Reference code

ACU GBA F1095

Title

William Thomas Knights fonds

Date(s)

  • 1910-1977 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

2 cm of textual records. -- 19 photographs

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

William Thomas Knights, 1894-1987, was born in London, England, came to Canada in 1905 and settled in Calgary, Alberta in 1909. He served in the Canadian Cycle Corps in First World War, and in 1919 joined his father, William George Knights, ?-1952, in establishing Knights Bindery Ltd. (later Knights Stationery and Printing Co.). He served as president and general manager until 1972 when the firm was dissolved. Knights was very involved in dramatic circles in Calgary. He was a Mason, Shriner and president of the Calgary Rotary Club. He married Freda O'Brien in 1921 and they had one daughter, Catherine "Kaye" (Grieve).

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of W.T. Knights, 1971-1977, and purchased from Tom Williams Books, 2003.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds consists of autobiography (1977); miscellaneous company records; programs and newsclippings regarding dramatic events in Calgary (1929-1962); and photographs of Knights, Calgary and Knights Bindery Ltd. (1910-1976).

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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 some of the photos have been digitized.

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Title based on contents of records.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on August 8, 2017.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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