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Fonds AM929 - Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation fonds

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Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation fonds

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  • 1956-1985 (Creation)
    Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation

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0.05 m of textual records

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Leon Koerner was born in Moravia in 1892. In 1920 he became a partner, along with his brothers, in the family firm, J. Koerner Timber Industry. Leon married Thea Rosenquist, an actress from Vienna, in 1921. Following a trip to Vancouver in 1939, and because of the war in Europe, Leon and Thea settled in British Columbia. The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation was established in 1955 by Leon and Thea Koerner to contribute to the educational, social, and cultural development in British Columbia and Canada.

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The fonds consists of reports of The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation: summaries of grants awarded, 1984, 1985; and, reports of activities, 1956-1983.

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Donated by the Foundation in 1986.


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  • Box: 594-C-08