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Pat McCloy Genealogical collection

1860-1996, predominant 1970s-1996

Physical Description:
4 m of textual records. -- 12 photographs

Thomas Rennie "Pat" McCloy, 1906-1996, was born in Meskanaw, Saskatchewan. He received a BA from the University of Saskatchewan and a BLS from the University of Toronto. During the Second World War he served as a clerk and a surveyor, enlisting in the 1st Survey Regiment at Saskatoon in 1940. By 1944 he was a sergeant. For a year after the war he was in charge of the library at the Khaki University of Canada in England. He then worked at the Provincial Library of British Columbia, the University of British Columbia Library, the Public Archives of Canada and the National Library. In 1956 he became the first librarian at the Glenbow Foundation (later the Glenbow-Alberta Institute). He was an avid genealogist, and undertook extensive research on the McCloy family, the McKay and Traill families (related to his mother), and other related families. Some of these families were Metis. He retired in 1972. He married Doreen Luff Woodford, 1918-2000, after the war, and they had one daughter, Nora Woodford McCloy.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of genealogical reference material compiled from the 1970s to 1996, including biographies, family trees, wills, certificates, letters, obituaries, newsclippings, notes, etc. (The Traill files contain original family correspondence, dating back to 1860.) Also consists of extensive alphabetically-arranged genealogical index cards, which include such information as birth and death dates, parents' names, spouses' names, and source of information. Includes a small amount of Pat's personal papers related to his army service and Khaki University.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Pat and Doreen McCloy, 1958-1996.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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The Traill family fonds, at Glenbow, includes other genealogical material collected by Pat McCloy.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8486, PA-498-(8, 37), PA-701, NA-581, NA-773, NA-1028, NA-2121, NA-2329, NA-2644, NA-5305

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