Fonds AM889 - George Cran fonds

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George Cran fonds

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  • 0.12 m of textual records
  • 4 photographs

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George Cran was born in Scotland and came to Vancouver with his parents in 1907. He began his newspaper career in 1910 when he took a job as office boy for the News Advertiser. By 1942 he had become Vice President and Advertising Manager. Cran served six months with the 1st B.C. Regiment in 1918-1919, returned to The Sun and worked there until his retirement in 1950. He died at 91 on August 4, 1986.

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The fonds consists of personal memoirs and papers, business correspondence, scripts of speeches, clippings and photographs.

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Donated by Maurice J. Hunt on behalf of George Cran in August 1986.


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 730.

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