Fonds PR3140 - Bryce Van Dusen fonds

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Bryce Van Dusen fonds

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    • Copied 1970 (originally created 191?) (Creation)

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    4 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Bryce Van Dusen was born in Griffen, Saskatchewan in 1915. He moved to Edmonton, where he joined Sun Specialty's Carnival Division in 1934. He served in World War II, and upon his return, he and his brother established Van Dusen Brothers, which distributed Seeburg Scientific Music as well as operated Acme Novelty; Bryce managed Acme Novelty's Carnival Division. He was also the president of Acme Amusements, which operated casinos in Edmonton and Calgary; he helped establish the province's charitable casino program. He was a member of the Gyro Club, the Kinsmen Club and Shriner's Club Al Shamal Temple.

    He married Florrie Eccleston (1921-2012) in Edmonton in 1940, and together they had four children: Fran (Olson), Helen (Hope), Dixie, and Bonnie (Bennett).

    He died in Edmonton in 2011.

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    The fonds consists of material acquired by Bryce Van Dusen including a photograph featuring the Globe Lumber Limited, Edmonton dating from the 1910s, a photograph featuring the Pendennis Hotel, Edmonton in 1912, a photograph featuring the Edmonton Exhibition dating from the 1910s, and a photograph featuring a view of the Edmonton legislature circa. 1913.

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    In 1970, Bryce Van Dusen donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta after he copied the material. He had found the photographs in a suitcase.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from accession file PR1970.0149 at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Includes accession PR1970.0149.

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