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Duncan McMurray fonds


Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 177 photographs

Duncan McMurray, 1887-1977, was born in Scotland. A carpenter by trade, he moved to Montreal in 1912, where he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in Windsor Station. He was transferred to Strathmore, Alberta in 1932 as display agent for the CPR's Immigration and Colonization Department to design and fabricate displays on the theme of Canada's natural resources. These were displayed in major railway stations between Thunder Bay and Victoria. He and his wife, Nora Ford McMurray, 1893-1986, had two daughters, Margaret (Thomson) and Jean (Rozon).

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of CPR promotional materials designed by McMurray: placards, station displays, postcards and information sheets; photographs of, and used in, promotional displays; CPR circulars and memoranda; plans of Strathmore; and various family programs, souvenir booklets, greeting cards and newsclippings.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Duncan Mc Murray, Margaret E. Thomson, and Jean Rozon, 1970-1986.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-7598, PA-1208, PA-1227, PA-2942, PB-716, PC-97, PC-249, PD-237, NA-2230, S-167

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