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Percy Saltzman fonds
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- Multiple media
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- Saltzman, Percy
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2.62 m of textual records and other material.
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Percy Saltzman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1915. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in 1934, eventually moving to Montreal's McGill Medical School to become a doctor. In Montreal, he left McGill and married in1935. In 1943, he embarked on a career in meteorology as a Meteorological Officer in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (1940-1945) (BCATP), the Aerodrome of Democracy, following which Percy remained in meteorology as a full-time employee of the official federal weather service for 25 years (1943-1968). In 1953 he became Canada's first TV weatherman (1952-1982). He co-hosted the CBC show Tabloid and CTV's Canada AM. Saltzman gave thousands of weather forecasts, conducted numerous interviews, and was also involved in radio broadcasting. In 2002 he was awarded The Order of Canada, and in 2004 he became a member of The Broadcast Hall of Fame. He married twice in 1935 and again in 1988.
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Fonds consists of material created by Saltzman, primarily in relation to the various productions in broadcasting he was a part of. Material has been arranged in nine series: Early Career series, Mid-Career series, Canada AM and “701” series, General Career and Personal series, ACTRA series, Meteorology material series, Order of Canada series, Audiovisual series, and Photographs series.
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Biographical information was taken from the Percy Saltzman website. This was last accessed in August 2022.
Includes 19 videocassettes, 8 audiocassettes, 13 photographic prints, and 6 slides.