Fonds RBSC-ARC-1445 - William Douglas Powell fonds

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William Douglas Powell fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1445

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  • 1949-2002 (Creation)
    Creator
    Powell, William Douglas

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1.4 m of textual records;49 photographs

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(1934-1999)

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Arriving in Revelstoke in 1972, William Douglas Powell, 1934-1999, he spent over twenty years involved in journalism in the area as a writer and editor for publications such as the Revelstoke Herald, the Dam Advertiser, and Unique.

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The fonds consists of drafts of a long version and a short version of an unpublished manuscript, "Running Scared", as well as notebooks and subject files dealing with the consequences of dieselization of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in the Revelstoke Division betweek 1957 and 1984. Powell collected extensive documentation from the relevant unions, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the United Transportation Union, in response to this event and it is included in the fonds.

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The fonds was donated by Priscilla McPherson through Jane Lynch in November, 2002 .

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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Final

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Full

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Finding aid converted by Jacky Lai, June 2015.
Finding aid prepared by Erin O'Meara, April 2003.

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