Fonds RBSC-ARC-1377 - Donovan Miller fonds

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Donovan Miller fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1377

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  • 1894-1978 (Creation)
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    Miller, Donovan, 1917-

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1.3 m of textual records;16 photographs

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Donovan Miller graduated from the University of British Columbia with an undergraduate degree in Commerce and from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology with a Masters degree in Business Administration. He served as chairman, CEO, and president of the Canadian Fishing Company Ltd. in Vancouver. He was also appointed Canadian Commissioner to the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission. Concerned about higher education, Miller served as Chancellor of UBC from 1975 to 1978 and received an honourary degree in 1979.

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The fonds consists of documents, log books, stock certificates, record books, newspaper articles, pamphlets, canned fish labels, and photographs from Canadian Fishing Company Limited, Gulf of Georgia Canning Company Limited, Manitou Cannery, and the New England Fish Company Limited. In addition, there are subject files, reports and briefs relating to Donovan Miller's activities in the fishing industry.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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