Fonds PR2412 - Dave Gardiner fonds

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Dave Gardiner fonds

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    • [1965] (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. -- 2 films

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    David Neilson Gardiner was born in Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1898. He attended primary and high school in Dalserf and Hamilton, Scotland. In 1910, Dave immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He left Winnipeg in 1915 to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Canada, England, France, and Belgium in the various units of the Canadian Engineers and Divisional Signal Companies.

    In 1919, Dave moved to Alberta. In 1921, he became Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipal District of Dowling Lake No. 305 until 1925 when he became the Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipal District of Bow Valley No. 219 at Starthmore. Dave worked for Bow Valley until 1936 when he assumed secretarial duties for the Municipal District of Beddington No. 250 in Calgary. Dave remained in this position until 1965. Dave also served as Secretary-Treasurer, member, Vice-President, and President of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts beginning in 1922. Through the Department of Extension at the University of Alberta, Dave also took courses in Municipal Administration and Local Government.

    He married Ida Somes (1899-1986) Calgary in 1924, and together they had two children: Robert (1927-1936) and Doreen (O'Callaghan) (1939-2016). He died in Victoria, British Columbia in 1968.

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    The fonds consists of autobiography of Dave Gardiner written in 1965, and two 8 mm films featuring footage of road construction dating from ca. 1960s.

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    In 1998, Doreen M. O'Callaghan, Dave Gardiner's daughter, donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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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 the fonds.

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        Includes accession PR1998.0633.

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