Fonds - Donald Wetmore fonds

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Donald Wetmore fonds

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  • Variations in title: NHS title: Donald Wetmore YMCA War Services Memorabilia
  • Source of title proper: The title is based on the name of the creator/collector

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  • 1942-1945, 1950, 1959 (Creation)
    Wetmore, Donald

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30 photographs
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Between September, 1991, and April, 1992, correspondence was exchanged by Catherine Power, Office manager of the Newfoundland Historical Society, and Donald Wetmore, living in retirement in Truro, Nova Scotia, concerning the donation of materials relating to his time in St. John's with the YMCA during the second world war. The material was sent in two or three batches, and was stored in the Newfoundland Historical Society office until it was processed in early 1998.

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The material consists of programmes, flyers, newspaper clippings, lists and photographs relating to the activities of Donald Wetmore with the YMCA in St. John's from 1942 to 1945. There is also a speech and rough notes dating from about 1950, when he spoke in honour of Don Jamieson, reflecting on their work together in the war years, as well as a photograph from 1959 showing him with Jamieson in the CJON television studio. The material is arranged in two series according to format. Correspondence relating to the collection and extracts from Donald Wetmore fonds, held at the Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia, are filed as an appendix to the fonds.

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  • English

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Some of the items in this fonds are protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance from the copyright holder(s).

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Related material on Donald Wetmore is in the Donald Wetmore Fonds in the Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia, including material relating to his service with the YMCA in St. John's.

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Created - May 13, 2013

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  • English

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