Fonds - Burrows family fonds

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Burrows family fonds

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  • 1923-2010 (Creation)
    Burrows family

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90 cm of textual records and other material

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The Burrows family is strongly associated with the work of The United Church of Canada in British Columbia, particularly with coastal marine missions and First United Church (Vancouver). Bob Burrows (1934- ) married Joan Fidler (1936- ) in 1959 at Toronto and moved shortly thereafter to BC. Joan’s father and mother were the Rev. Frank Fidler (1907-1995) and Marguerite Fidler (1907-2007), who spent most of their adult lives in Ontario, where Frank Fidler was involved in pastoral ministry and administrative work with the General Council offices of the United Church.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Bob and Joan Burrows and of Joan’s parents, the Rev. Frank and Marguerite Fidler. Includes the following series: Frank and Marguerite Fidler correspondence and other material (1923-1995); Frank and Marguerite Fidler photographs (1928-1974); Bob Burrows research material and interviews (1962-2010); Joan Fidler Burrows church leadership and committee materials (1960-1984); Burrows family memorabilia (1961-1987); Burrows family photographs (1991); and Bob Burrows audio recordings (1961-1967).

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Records were donated to the Archives by Bob and Joan Burrows in several installments between 2006 and 2016


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  • English

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90 cm of textual records
855 photographs
22 audio cassettes
6 CDs
3 architectural drawings
2 DVDs

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Created July 13, 2016
Revised August 22, 2016

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  • English

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