John Francis Wallace fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]
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John Francis Wallace fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1918-1980.Reference:R7633-0-1-E, MG30-E211Type of material:Textual material, Photographs, Maps and cartographic materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:103821Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:8 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1918-1980.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:1.24 m of textual records.
49 photographs b&w and col.
6 mapsLanguage of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of personal papers including correspondence, scrapbooks, diary, and clippings; civil defence papers including publications and papers relating to several organizations, such as the Canadian Civil Defence College and the Canadian Emergency Measures Organization; speeches, addresses and lectures.
Photographic material consists of photographs from J.F. Wallace's childhood and during World War II.
Fonds consists of civil emergency planning maps of Canada and maps depicting fall-out areas and probable areas of Canada that would suffer damage in the case of a nuclear attack.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Wallace, John F., 1921- : John (Jack) Francis Wallace, military officer and public servant, was born in Victoria, B.C. In 1939, Wallace joined the Canadian Army, Armoured Corps, and was shipped overseas two years later, after receiving his commission as part of the Royal Canadian Dragoons. Later that year Lieutenant Wallace transferred to the 12th Canadian Army Tank Regiment, Three Rivers Regiment, and saw action in both Sicily and Italy. During the Battle of Termoli (Italy) in October of 1943, Wallace was severely wounded, and for his actions he was awarded the Military Cross. He resumed his education and graduated with a Master's Degree in History from the University of Toronto, 1949. He was then appointed to assist Major-General Frank F. Worthington in setting up a civilian Civil Defence program in Canada and was later named Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor of the newly completed Canadian Civil Defence College in Arnprior, Ont. In 1957 the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) was created by the federal government and Wallace left the college to become EMO's assistant director. During his career with EMO, Wallace held a variety of senior positons. During 1973-1974, Wallace took a leave of absence to attend the University of London, obtaining a Master's Degree in War Studies. Upon his return the Emergency Measures Organization was replaced by Emergency Planning Canada. Wallace served as Director General of the National Survival and Recovery Program until his retirement in 1977.Finding aid:Textual material (Electronic) The finding aid is a descriptive file list for volume 1 to 7. MSS1588 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/p000003293.pdfCartographic material (Paper) Please consult lower level description. Finding aid consists of an itemized listing. Wallace, J.F. 85602/653. (90: Open)Additional information:Subject heading:
- Canada. Canadian Armed Forces - Officers, [between 1937 and 1980] Canada. Dept. of National Health and Welfare, [between 1947 and 1980]
- Canada. Canadian Armed forces - Foreign countries, 1943 Dare Study Group, [between 1948 and 1975]
- World War II - Diaries, 194- Common Approach Survival Operations (CASO), [between 1948 and 1975]
- World War II - Campaigns - Sicily, 1943 Canadian Emergency Measures Organization, 1948-1975
- Canada - Civil defense, [between 1947 and 1980] Canadian Civil Defence College, 1950-1959
- Clergy conferences, [between 1948 and 1975]
- Canadian Emergency Measures Organization - Records and correspondence, [between 1948 and 1975]
- Nuclear weapons, [between 1947 and 1980]
- Nevada Test Site (Nev.), [between 1947 and 1980]
- Great Britain - Civil defense, [between 1947 and 1980]
- Berlin (Germany) - Nuclear weapons, [between 1947 and 1980]
- Nuclear weapons - Czechoslovakia, [between 1947 and 1980]
- Nuclear weapons - Cuba, [between 1947 and 1980]
- Nuclear weapons - Middle East, [between 1947 and 1980]
- Nuclear warfare, [between 1949 and 1977]
- Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian, [between 1949 and 1977]
- John Francis Wallace - Oratory, [between 1949 and 1977]
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