Fonds - James Andrew Gunn fonds

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James Andrew Gunn fonds

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  • 1922-1968 (Creation)
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    Gunn, James Andrew

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43.5 cm of textual records;1126 photographs

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(1916-1972)

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James (Jimmy) Gunn was born in New Westminster. He worked for the Motor Vehicle Branch of the B.C. Provincial Police and was transferred to Mission City in 1945. Gunn was active in a variety of community service and sports groups and headed a project under the auspices of the local Rotary Club to construct the first public swimming pool in Mission. He is most noted for being the founder of the Mission City Soap Box Derby, an annual event which ran from 1947 to 1973.

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The fonds consists of personal and family records including correspondence, certificates, reports, legal records, financial records, travel records, poetry, clippings, and photographs. Fonds includes records relating to Gunn's career in the B.C. Provincial Police and with various private companies. The fonds includes records pertaining to a variety of service clubs and community groups in which Gunn was active, including the Native Sons of B.C., New Westminster Post No. 4, the Royal Arch Masons of B.C. (New Westminster and Mission), the Royal "Y" Service Club (New Westminster), BPO Elks Mission Lodge No. 30, Mission and District Boy Scouts Association, the Mission Basketball Club, the Salvation Army (Mission District Committee), the Mission City Volunteer Fire Brigade, Mission City and District Lions Club, the Mission City Soap Box Derby, and the Rotary Club of Mission City No. 6147.

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BCAUL control number: MCA-1300

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