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Walter Leek fonds
General material designation
- Architectural drawing
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- Source of title proper: The title is based on the provenance of the fonds.
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Dates of creation area
- Leek, Walter, Sr.
Physical description area
70 architectural plans.
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Archival description area
Name of creator
Walter Leek Sr. was the senior engineer and head of Leek and Co. Limited, an engineering firm founded in 1808 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England and later re-established in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The company was known for prefabricated piping and was made up of heating and power plant engineers and contractors. In addition to drawing the engineering plans for many of the original buildings at the University of British Columbia, Leek also served as President of the Vancouver Exhibition Association and the Pacific National Exhibition for many years. As a result of his work in these positions, he was made Chief Sookalmgett ("Clear Skies") of the Ktunaxa Nation in 1927.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of one series of architectural drawings of UBC buildings drawn between 1914 and 1941. There are 70 architectural plans in 20 sets that are arranged by the building title in alphabetical order, followed by plans for manholes, steam lines and block plans of the campus. Architectural drawings consist of the mechanical, vacuum and heating systems of individual UBC buildings and block drawings of the campus. The majority of prints are wash-off prints, printed on drafting linen, but a few are on transparent architectural paper.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the University Archives by Walter Leek’s great-great-grandson Tal Shalev in January 2017.
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Location of originals
The drawings are located in the vault, cabinet 2 drawer number 11.
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