Fonds 85.316 etc. - Robert William Tannas fonds

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Robert William Tannas fonds

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CA ATH 85.316 etc.

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2523 photographs. -- 3 cm of textual records. -- 4 video cassettes.

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Robert Tannas was born in Bellis, AB 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 to write the books Athabasca Landing: an Illustrated History and Athabasca Album: a Pictorial History, 1875-1999. He married Carol Hrynewich and they have three sons: Alan, Lee and Joel.

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The fonds consists of photographs taken at town events, theatre productions, library/archives events, Remembrance Day services, Agricultural Society parades, Meanook Biological Station (Dominion Observatory), Edwin Parr Composite Community School graduations (1988, 1989), Alberta Pacific Environmental Impact Assessment Review Board meetings (1989), and four scrapbooks of clippings about Athabasca. Bob took photographs of the town's 75th anniversary proceedings. In 2009 Bob took 76 photographs of buildings in the Town of Athabasca and of the demolition of the Athabasca Community Centre. 2010 photos include the inside of the former and the new Buy-Low Foods store, and the demolition of the former store. Further donations include photos of potter Alfred Messerli, 1985 remodelling of Edwin Parr Composite High School, Calling River telegraph station, Pelican Settlement in 1979, 1973 Boyle High School Boys Curling team win provincials, Remembrance Day 2003, and author Holly (Holt)Kennedy, 22.04: Athabasca & District Senior Citizens records 2009 – 2016. 22.07: Stucco School plans to renovate it for the Athabasca Public Library and Archives; Athabasca Landing: An Illustrated History copyright; Athabasca Public Library misc correspondence, bylaws and financials, and Stucco School renovation plans for the Athabasca Public Library and Archives

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Donated to the archives by Robert Tannas.


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Record No. 85.316(photos# 123-140), 85.317(photos# 141-144), 85.318(photos# 145-162), 85.319(photos# 164-175), 85.320(photos# 177-211), 85.340(photos# 394-413), 85.341(photos# 414-417), 85.342(photos# 418-421), 85.344(photo# 425);85.349(photos# 476-485), 85.359(photos# 500-502), 86.64(photos# 1381-1500), 86.65(photos# 1501-1521), 86.66(photo# 1523), 86.67(photos# 1524-1532), 86.68(photos# 1533-1577), 86.69(photos# 1578-1583), 86.70(photos# 1584-1591), 86.76(photos# 1627-1638), 86.77(photos# 1639-1652), 86.78(photos# 1653-1726), 86.79(photos# 1728-1743), 86.80(photos# 1744-1764), 86.90(photos# 1925-1957), 86.91(photos# 1958-1980), 86.101(photo # 2014), 87.44(photos# 1329-1380), 87.45(photos# 1817-1924), 87.55(photos# 2611-2658), 87.56(photos# 2659-2682), 88.09( OS), 88.26(photos# 2845-2847), 88.46(photos# 2863-2906), 88.56(photos# 2908-2917), 89.17(video cassette # 111), 89.18(photos# 6207-6219), 89.19(photos# 6220-6281), 89.33(video cassette # 121, 122), 89.64(video cassette# 125), 89.71(photos# 6324-6716, 6757-6938), 89.72(photo# 6206), 90.14(photos# 10324-10348), 90.15(photos# 10349-10396), 90.28(10457-10475), 90.29(photos# 10476-10814), 91.35(photos# 10944-10963), 92.14(photos# 11046-11067), 92.25(photo# 11070), 92.26(photos# 11071-11088), 92.33(photos# 11210-11213), 92.42(photo# 11223), 92.45(photos# 11224-11245), 93.20(photos# 11549-11572), 93.23(photos# 11573-11595), 94.08(photos# 11600-11612), 94.34(photos# 11613-11633), 94.38(photos# 11664-11675), 95.43(photos# 13710-13712), 96.14(photos# 13722-13726), 96.26(photos# 14011, 14012), 97.10(photos# 14156, 14157), 00.13(photos# 14248-14292), 00.39(photos# 14164-14177), 00.45(photos# 14293-14364), 01.07(photos# 14379-14399), 01.12(photo# 14400), 01.34(photos# 14495-14540), 05.22 (artifact #168), 06.32 (photos# 17028-17033), 09.34 (photos# 17573-17648), 09.45 (photos# 17692, 17693), 10.02 (photos# 17794-17806), 10.24 (photos# 17889-17932)<br><br>, 10.54 (photos# 18839-18942),11.07(photos# 18989-19023), 14.10 (photos# 18588-18590), 16.05 (photos#18943-18968), 16.06 (photos# 18969-18988)

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