File F05 - McCuaig family films

McCuaig home movie Europe, 1944-1945 Flying scenes B.C. Coast, 1946-1960 1948-1952 - Patsy 1 year old to 4 years old 1952-1953 - Pasadena McCuaig children, 1954- July 1956, Miracle Mile Xmas 1956 and summer 1957 Jan. 1958 Sept. 1958 - July 1959 Holidays Dec. '59 Holidays Xmas '59 continued 1960 Alert Bay - Trip to Victoria Sept. '60 1962(?)-1963 Baseball '64 [McCuaig home movie] 1966-1967 [McCuaig home movie] 1967-1968 Rec[orded] 1985 Xmas 1973 Farm and Balsam St. view, Portage la Prairie, McLeod's McCuaig wedding and Hawaii House at 2335 West 22nd Avenue Kendan McCuaig and two men in front of plane propeller

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McCuaig family films

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  • 1943-1985 (Creation)

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20 film reels
2 photographs + 8 p. textual records

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Films were donated to the City of Vancouver Archives in 2013 by Patricia McCuaig, daughter of the filmmaker Vincent Kendan (Kenny) McCuaig.

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File consists of twenty home movie films from the McCuaig family. The films document the McCuaig family life in Vancouver and surrounding area, and their travels around North America from 1943 to the late 1970's. Films contain scenes showing a house excavation, the 1946 PNE parade, Boundary Bay, Alert Bay, Harrison Hot Springs, the Stanley Park Zoo, the Empire Games, Trafalgar School, Queen Elizabeth opening the Deas Island Tunnel, the Grey Cup Parade, the Peace Arch, the West End, Whistler, Powell River and aerial views of Vancouver. There are also scenes of birthday parties, Christmases and kids in costumes. File also contains two colour slides.

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The McCuaig family films were previously described as the McCuaig family fonds under the identifier AM1612.

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A script entitled "Silence is Golden" written by Patricia McCuaig is located in the case file. The script contains detailed information about the films contents and the donor's memories of these films.

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Can numbers were assigned to the original film cans before arriving at the archives. The script refers to these can numbers. The numbers have been documented in each item level description.

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