John Daniel Agnew collection [multiple media]
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John Daniel Agnew collection [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R5009-0-6-E, MG31-A13
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Photographs, Architectural and technical drawings
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Collection includes:
9 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
- Added country of publication:
- United States, United Kingdom
1.105 m of textual records.
89 photographs : 85 b&w and 4 col.
26 technical drawings : chiefly blueline prints ; 92 x 109 cm or smaller.
3 architectural drawings : blueline prints ; 54 x 81 cm.
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- Scope and content:
Collection consists of items related to gliding and soaring in Canada and deals especially with clubs and associations in the immediate Montreal area. Included are club or association constitutions, regulations, minutes, reports, correspondence, financial receipts and reports, flight lists, logs and club publications, and some technical advertising data in the collection. Photographic material depicts various gliding activities and some R.C.A.F. material. Technical drawings consists of: 20 plans dealing with the construction of glider and glider trailers by the Schweizer Aircraft Corporation of Elmira, N.Y.; 6 plans of the Kirby Kadet sailplane. Architectural drawings consist of 3 plans of the Montreal Soaring Council building at Hawkesbury, Ont.
- Biography/Administrative history:
Agnew, John Daniel, 1916-1981 : John Daniel Agnew, glider pilot, was born in 1916 at Montreal, Que., and went to work as an apprentice at Fairchild Aircraft after he completed high school in 1935. He and his brother Arthur founded a gliding club in Montreal and Arthur built and flew gliders intermittenty until 1940, when, because of wartime strictures, the club ceased operations. In 1941 he went to Nova Scotia to work in aircraft plants in Amherst and Dartmouth. In 1944 he returned to Montreal, taking up employment with Canadair where he worked largely in an engineering liaison capacity until his death in 1981. Once back in Montreal, he resumed gliding with the McGill University Gliding Club in 1944 and was elected by the Air Cadet League of Canada to attend the first gliding instructors' school ever held in Canada, at Carp, Ont. In 1945, he began to reorganize the Montreal Soaring Council of which he was president for its first 15 years. In 1948 he was elected vice-president of the Soaring Association of Canada, and for several years in the 1950's he was Association president. Concurrently, he was active in the Canadair Emoloyees' Recreation Association generally, and particularly in the Canadair Soaring Club. He held a number of positions with different boards of education including board representative during the 1950's for the North Shore, and school commissioner representing Thorndale Elementary School for the Lakeshore School Board of Beaconsville, Que., representative in the Montreal Island Council, and elected president of the Quebec Association of Protestant School Boards. He was also past president of the Montreal Aeronautical Engineering Association.
- Finding aid:
Textual records, graphic material, technical and architectural drawings (Electronic) The finding aid is a file list of volumes 1 to 10. MSS1340 (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Received in 1981 from Mrs. John Daniel Agnew of Pierrefonds, Que.
- Custodial history:
- Accession 81203/60 was transferred in Feb. 1982 from Manuscript Division, MG31, A13.
- Subject heading:
- Associations, institutions, etc. - Canada, 19-
- Montreal (Quebec) - Clubs, 19-
- McGill University Gliding Club - Records and correspondence, 1927-1949
- McGill University Gliding Club - Constitution, 1927-1949
- Canadair Employee`s Association Soaring Club - Records and correspondence, 1948-1969
- Canadair Employee`s Association Soaring Club - By-laws, 1948-1969
- Canadair Employee`s Association Soaring Club - Incorporation, 1948-1969
- Montreal Soaring Council - Records and correspondence, 1941-1972
- Montreal Soaring Council - Incorporation, 1941-1972
- Montreal Soaring Council - Constitution, 1941-1972
- Soaring Association of Canada - Records and correspondence, 1945-1978
- Soaring Association of Canada - Incorporation, 1945-1978
- Clubs - Records and correspondence, 1932-1967
- Pilots and pilotage - Canada, [between 1927 and 1981]
- Gliders (Aeronautics) - Piloting, [between 1927 and 1981]
- Pilots - Log-books, 1934-1981
- Gliding and soaring - Societies, etc., [1927-1981]
- Montreal (Quebec) - Associations, institutions, etc
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- Conditions of access:
Photographs: No restrictions on use or reproductions.Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old; copyright expired on items greater than 50 years old. Architectural, technical drawings: Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
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