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Title:
Charles Read Pearce fonds

Date(s):
1925-1980

Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 3 audio cassettes

History:
Charles Read Pearce, 1896-1986, was born in England and served in the British Army in the First World War. In 1919 he and his wife, Elsie, came to Calgary where he worked as a reporter and bookkeeper. In 1925 he joined the board of William Aberhart's congregation and soon after became a board member of the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. After Aberhart was elected Premier of Alberta, Pearce became superintendent of the Radio Sunday School Mission as well as maintaining his ties with the Bible Institute. In 1942 he accepted a position with Alberta's provincial marketing board in Calgary (later in Edmonton), but remained active in the radio mission as well as in the production of the Prophetic Voice Magazine. He and Elsie retired to Vancouver.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of records of Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute, religious and political material, and Pearce's recorded memoirs.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Albertan Publishers Ltd., Ethel Baker, Tim Buck, L.D. Byrne, CFCN, H.B. Hill, Frank Hollingworth, Alfred G. Hunter, Charles M. Scarborough, Dr. F.E. Townsend, and Charles K. Underwood.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Charles Pearce, 1981.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The textual records are also available on microfilm.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/pearce.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 5996, RCT 326, AC Pearce, Charles

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