Fonds F0253 - Edgar Tilden Alberts fonds

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Edgar Tilden Alberts fonds

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0.40 m of textual records
ca. 850 photographs : col. slides; 35 mm
3 film reels (ca. 32 min) : b&w and col.

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Edgar Tilden Alberts (1905- ), businessman, was president of the Toronto Flying Club in the 1950s and sat on the Organizing Committee and later the Provisional Board of Governors of York University (1957-1959). Alberts was invited to Moscow in 1955 and 1956 to view the Soviet air show and in 1958 he was part of a business delegation that travelled to Moscow to investigate Canadian business opportunities there. He organized a second trip to Moscow in 1964 that was attended by representatives of several major Canadian companies.

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Accession 2 (1985-003) was originally deposited in Founders College, York University and was transferred to the York University Archives in November 1985.

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The fonds documents Edgar Tilden Albert's activities as a member of the Organizing Committee of York University and his travel to the Soviet Union for the period 1955-1971.

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File lists available. A PDF copy is attached to this description.

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Related records may be found in the Office of the President fonds (F0073).

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1977-003, 1985-003.

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2002/03/22 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/03/22 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/15 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, related material, access restrictions.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2017/10/10 J. Grant. Update to fonds-level description, published description.
2018/04/03 KCP: Added finding aid note.
2020/03/26 KCP. Added subject access point.

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