Collection C18 - Walter Bruce MacDonald collection

Portrait of Daisy Elizabeth (Wiltshire) MacDonald and R.C. MacDonald R.C. MacDonald at an awards event Portrait of R.C. MacDonald Portrait of R.C. MacDonald "First Citizen of this District" - Certificate from the District of Coquitlam Board of ... Certificate recognizing R.C. MacDonald for his part in the official opening of the Municipal Hall Program for the Sons of Scotland Highland Games (1971) Sons of Scotland Benevoluent Association Award of Appreciation Invitation and Program for the Official Opening of R.C. MacDonald Elementary School Publicity Pamphlet for the District of Coquitlam Speech to the Vancouver Gaelic Society re. Annual Inverness-shire Night (1948) Commemorative Issue, 7th Anniversary of the Union of BC Municipalities Speech re. Sport (1932) Speech re. Reason for Hospital Insurance Act (1940s) Speech re. Scottish Heritage (1945) Speech at the Burns Club re. Country of our Adoption (1948) Speech at the Union of BC Municipalities (1948) Speech re. Opening of Burnaby School (1948) Speech re. Scotsmen in British Columbia (1949) Speech re. Graduating Class (1949) Speech re. 63rd Highland Games (1949) Radio Speech re. Percy E. George (1951) Speech re. Mining in British Columbia (ca. 1951) Correspondence with G. Scott Wallace, M.L.A.

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Walter Bruce MacDonald collection

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  • [189-?]-2019 (Creation)
    Predominant 1911-1978

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1 Book : 99 pages ; 22 x 24 cm
8.8 cm of textual records
272 digital photographs (jJPG, TIF, PDF) : 1.37 GB
23 digital textual records (DOC, RTF, PDF) : 96.5 MB
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 19 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.5 x 4.5 cm
1 photograph : col. ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm

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Custodial history

The materials were collected by Walter Bruce MacDonald as research for his 2019 biography of Roderick Charles (R.C.) MacDonald, entitled "Catch-As-Catch-Can." The scrapbooks were compiled by staff in R.C. MacDonald's constituency office while he was serving as an M.L.A. for the Dewdney riding.

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The collection consists of records gathered by Walter Bruce MacDonald as research materials and content for a biography of Roderick Charles (R.C.) MacDonald. Records include collected photographs of R.C. MacDonald and his family as well as newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, programs, scrapbooks, reports, speeches, certificates, drawings, correspondence, and copies of the book and digital manuscripts for Walter Bruce MacDonald's biography of R.C. MacDonald entitled, "Catch-as-catch-can."

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