Fonds - Norman Barrass fonds

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Norman Barrass fonds

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  • 1927-1993 (Creation)
    Barrass, Norman, 1914-

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5 cm of textual records;26 photographs

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Norman Barrass was born in Nanaimo in 1914. He was a dishwasher and later, relief chef at the Malaspina Hotel from 1933 to 1942. During the war, he was a cook at the Nanaimo Military Camp. In 1952, Barrass started work at Harmac and continued there for 27 years. He was also an avid amateur photographer and had a keen interest in local history.

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Fonds consists of Malaspina Hotel menus dating from Barrass' tenure as chef, as well as photographs by Barrass. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Malaspina Hotel menus; and 2) Photographs.

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Series descriptions and item level descriptions for photographs available on public database. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-157

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