George Randolph Pearkes fonds. [ca1890-1986].


Pearkes, George R. (George Randolph), 1888-1984. George Randolph Pearkes fonds. [ca1890-1986].

George Randolph Pearkes fonds. [ca1890-1986].

The fonds consists of records relating to Pearkes' military career, 1933-1976; Pearkes' personal and family papers, 1918-1978; and reference material including newsletters, magazines and other publications, 1906-1985. Records include correspondence between Pearkes and the Royal Canadian Legion, citations and birthday congratulations, Information Documents on the George R. Pearkes Children's Foundation, and a file relating to Mrs. Blytha Pearkes' activities with the Wives of Progressive Conservative Members and Senators, including membership lists and correspondence. Fonds also includes publications collected by Pearkes, programmes for official functions, annual reports of the Union Club of British Columbia and a numerous photographs of his life as a soldier and politician.

2.1 m of textual records. -- ca. 2,000 photographs. -- 2 videocassettes. -- 2 sound cassettes.

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