Fonds uofa-876 - Sidney Martin Blair fonds

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Sidney Martin Blair fonds

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CA UOFA uofa-876

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6.20 m of textual records and other material

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Engineer, 1897-1981. Sidney Martin Blair was a professional engineer and former President and Director of Canadian Bechtel. After receiving an MSc from the University in 1924, he worked for the Alberta Oil Sands Project which aimed at identifying methods that would separate oil from the sand deposits. In 1928 he became a manager of the asphalt refinery of Trinidad Leaseholds Limited. He joined Canadian Bechtel in 1949, retiring as its President in 1974, although he continued to act as an advisor on special projects for the company. He was killed in an accident in 1981.

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Fonds consists of these series: I Alberta oil sands (1922-1966). Includes or relates to the Blair report; the First Oil Sands Conference, 1951; Karl A. Clark; references. II Canadian Bechtel Limited (1939-1981). Includes or relates to administration; business correspondence; personal correspondence; projects; publications; references. III Personal (1920-1981). Includes or relates to biographical material; Blair Consulting Services; correspondence; directorships; estates; family companies; finances; memberships; property; speeches. IV Photographs (1923-1979). Business, personal events and scenes of the oil sands area in northern Alberta (406 images). V Trinidad Leaseholds Limited (1928-1949). Includes or relates to administration; business correspondence; personal correspondence; reports; references.

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