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Kenneth Eric Liddell fonds

1919-1975, predominant 1950-1975

Physical Description:
1.5 m of textual records. -- 279 photographs

Kenneth Eric Liddell, 1912-1975, was born in Regina, where he was raised and began his life-long career as a journalist. He worked for the Regina Leader-Post as a reporter and photographer from 1930 to 1949. He worked for the Edmonton Bulletin for a year before coming to Calgary in 1950 to work for the Calgary Herald. He produced a thrice-weekly column, originally called "Furrows and Foothills", in which he wrote about western Canadian history and personalities. It eventually came to be known simply as Ken Liddell's column. He was a director of the Calgary Tourist and Convention Association and he wrote several books on Alberta and British Columbia. He was survived by his wife, Evelyn.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of alphabetically arranged information files on various historical subjects, used to prepare Calgary Herald columns (1950-1975); a set of his newspaper columns (1931-1975); personal correspondence (1940-1973); and photographs and slides of western locations and subjects.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Liddell and Mrs. D.M. Soole, 1973-1980.

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-676, M-5678, PA-2964, PC-134, PC-251, PE-138, NA-2435, NA-4957, NA-5096, NA-5109, NF-33, S-170

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