Collection ath-2180 - Robert William Tannas collection

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Robert William Tannas collection

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CA ATH ath-2180

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4 photographs. -- .5 cm of textual records. -- 1 artifact.

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Robert Tannas was born in Bellis, Alberta in 1945. He moved to Athabasca in 1973 to teach English and Social Studies at Edwin Parr Composite High School. In 1981 he became teacher-librarian at Edwin Parr. He has served on the Alice B. Donahue Library/Archives Board since January, 1978, and helped write the books: Athabasca Landing: an Illustrated History and Athabasca Album: a Pictorial History, 1875-1999. He married Carole Hrynewich and they have three sons: Alan, Lee and Joel.

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The poem and the framed photo of laying water main were purchased.

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The fonds consists of a copy of the 1938 poem "Yarn of the Howling Gale, Cameron Shipyards, Athabasca" by William Bleasdell Cameron; a photograph of Mrs. Katherine Flynn (O'Brien); 2 articles about the 1907-1914 journey of Norwegian reindeer via Newfoundland, through Athabasca Landing to Fort Smith, NWT; a piece of pottery made by Athabasca Clay Products; a large framed photograph entitled "laying water main at Athabasca" [over the Muskeg Creek] with the name Voldeng & Bolton, 255 Jasper East, Edmonton written in one corner; and a photo of a man holding a hat (possible connections to Amber Valley). 22.07: Nick Evasiuk poems and stories, Athabasca University 11th Convocation tribute to George Ryga invitation and program, 27 Canadiana books (inventory is available),

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Collected by Robert Tannas


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Record No. 85.30, 92.41 (photo# 11222), 97.01, 00.12, 05.22 (artifact# 168), 10.27 (photo# 17946), 10.37 (photo# 17959)<br><br>

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