Fonds 1993 008 A - Frank J. Ney fonds

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Frank J. Ney fonds

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CA NCAI 1993 008 A

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  • 1948-1992 (Creation)
    Ney, Frank J.

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44 cm of textual records;42 cm of graphic material;1 audio disk

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Frank J. Ney was born in London, England, on May 12, 1918. He served in the R.A.F. and R.C.A.F. as a pilot during World War II. Ney was a resident of Nanaimo from 1946 until his death in 1992. He was Mayor of Nanaimo from 1968-1984, and 1987-1990, and a Social Credit MLA for Nanaimo from 1969-1972. Ney formed the Great National Land and Investment Corporation in 1964, was involved in real estate (as President of Nanaimo Realty Ltd.), and promoted the economic development of Vancouver Island. He participated in many local and provincial associations. Ney was Chairman of the Nanaimo Centennial Committee (1967), responsible for organizing the inaugural Great Bathtub Race between Nanaimo and Vancouver. He was the first Chairman and Admiral of the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, established in 1968 to continue the bathtub race as an annual event. Ney was made Freeman of the City of Nanaimo in 1984. He died November 24, 1992.

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The fonds consists of records documenting Ney's many roles and activities in government (as Mayor of Nanaimo and MLA), in local business, and with local community groups in Nanaimo. Fonds includes Ney's personal appointment books, correspondence (including some as Mayor of Nanaimo and as MLA), legal documents, and speeches; MLA files; records created and accumulated by Ney as Chair of the Nanaimo Centennial Committee, 1967, (including records of the Empire Day Celebration Committee, 1958), as Chair of the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, as President of Great National Land and Investment Corp., and as President of Nanaimo Realty Ltd.; and, photographs depicting Ney's participation in political and community activities and in land and real estate development. Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Personal records; 2) MLA records; 3) Nanaimo Centennial Committee; 4) Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society; 5) Great National Land and Investment Corporation; and, 6) Photographs.

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Series and subseries descriptions and file list available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-90

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