Fonds F0097 - V.A. (Tommy) Thompson fonds

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V.A. (Tommy) Thompson fonds

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3.0 m of textual records
1 videocassette

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Victor Albert (Tommy) Thompson was born in England in 1920 and moved to Canada in 1947 with his wife, Isobel Allen. After his retirement in 1985 he attended York University (Toronto, Ontario) as a full-time student from 1986-1994, obtaining both his BA and MA in history. His MA thesis was based on the People or Planes (POP) Commitee's efforts to stop the Pickering airport. Thompson and his wife were personally involved with POP, Isobel as Publicity Director and Tommy as Vice-Chairman of the organization.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, People or Planes (POP) Committee organizational files, and environmental and agricultural files related to efforts to stop the establishment of the proposed Pickering airport by the federal government.

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The fonds comprises the following accession:
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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording on Scope and content, accruals. Delete note re: source of title.
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Add
2014/07/21 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/06/21 KCP. Added GMD, fixed dates, published description, and generated finding aid.

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