Fonds PR0192 - Theodore Skagen fonds

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Theodore Skagen fonds

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    • 1855-1965, predominant 1884-1955 (Creation)

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    5.23 m of textual records and other material

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    Biographical history

    Theodore E. Skagen, born in 1880, was a pioneer Albertan. Skagen owned and operated the Florence Hotel in Killam, Alberta, which he acquired around April 1911. He operated the business until his retirement in December 1940. Theodore Skagen died in Killam in 1969.

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    Fonds consists of records pertaining to Skagen’s business involvements, in particular his operation of the Florence Hotel. Fonds also consists of personal records and other material reflecting Skagen’s many interests. The fonds has been divided into two series: Business material and Personal material. These series have been further divided into sub-series.

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    The first accession of records was purchased by the Provincial Archives of Alberta from Mr. J. Munro of Camrose, Alberta in 1967. That same year the archives purchased more records from Birgit Munro, which were brought to the archives in two separate accessions.


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        Access Conditions: None

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

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        Also includes ca. 180 photographs, 70 books, 11 maps and 1 blueprint.

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