Fonds - Denis Marshall fonds

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Denis Marshall fonds

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  • 1939-2011 (Creation)
    Marshall, Denis Paul
    Salmon Arm

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The fonds is divided into 3 boxes, 16 series and 121 folders.

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Denis Paul Marshall was born on April 5th 1933, to Frank and Laura Marshall. Frank and Laura Marshall bought the Salmon Arm Observer in 1944 and Denis began working at the paper in 1953. When his father Frank passed away in 1964, Denis took over as publisher and kept the position until he sold the paper in 1976. Denis worked at documenting local history by writing three books about Salmon Arm: Fleeting Images, Photographic Memories and Historic Routes. Denis wrote a fourth book called Sawdust Caesars about the logging and lumber industry in the Interior. His also served as editor of the Okanagan Historical Society’s annual report for five years. His other interests were skiing, hiking, and his camp on Shuswap Lake.

Our interest in Denis Marshall is a result of his dedication to documenting local history and his support of the archives at the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association.

Denis passed away on October 8th 2011, at the age of 78. Denis was married to his wife Joan for 40 years and left behind three daughters: Linda, Tannis, Pamela and three grandchildren.

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65 cm textual records
1746 Prints, photographic

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MS 117

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