Fonds paa-9335 - A.C. Lynn and Amy Zelmer fonds

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A.C. Lynn and Amy Zelmer fonds

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PAA paa-9335

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  • 1913-2006 (Creation)
    Zelmer, A.C. Lynn

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593 negatives and other material

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(b. 19 Mar 1943)

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Adam Charles (A.C.) Lynn Zelmer was born March 19, 1943 in Calgary, Alberta; he was the son of Hubert Adam and Winona Ella (May) Zelmer. He completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta in 1965 and a Master of Science degree from Stout State University in Wisconsin in 1969. He has found employment as a photographer, a media producer, a trainer, a teacher, an academic and a consultant in Canada and Australia as well as other countries. He has developed a variety of training resources and has been involved in the application of technology to teaching and training. On December 16, 1969, Lynn married Amy Mary Elliott; they had one daughter, Jennifer Lynne Zelmer, born August 11, 1972. In 1988, Lynn and wife Amy moved to Australia. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Queensland in 1994. Though retired, Lynn continued to supervise postgraduate students as well as develop and manage a number of community and organizational websites and other multimedia projects. Amy Mary Elliott was born December 20, 1935 in Halifax, Nova Scotia; she was the daughter of George T. and Annie Caroline (Smart) Elliott. In 1973, Amy earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in education administration and communications from Michigan State University. From 1976 to 1988, she was a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. In 1988, the Zelmers moved to Australia where Amy was a professor in the Faculty of Health Science at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia until 1996; after February 1996, she has been an honorary professor with the Faculty.

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The fonds consists of negatives, slides, photographs and films shot by A.C. Lynn and Amy Zelmer including the Alberta Coal Branch, coal transportation, coal mines, the Edmonton Exhibition, the Castle Hotel fire (in Edmonton), a conference in Banff, the North Western Pulp and Power plant in Hinton, Fort McMurray, an archeological dig at Fort George, a painting class, Inuit Child Development, (produced by the International Communications Institute) and a film by Amy Zelmer (and Harold Alston) about Fort Mackay.

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Includes 197 transparencies, 98 photographs, 24 films, 3 optical disks, and 0.02 m of textual records.

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A.C. Lynn Zelmer and Amy Zelmer deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988 and 2009.


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  • The material is in English.

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Restricted access and use for the film Inuit Child Development, PR1988.0634/4. Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act

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File lists are available. Moving image synopses are available.

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Information for the biographical sketch was provided by Amy and A.C. Lynn Zelmer and was taken from <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, accessed December 1, 2006.<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accession: PR1988.0634, PR2009.0001<br><br>

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