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McCuaig family films
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- Moving images
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20 film reels
2 photographs + 8 p. textual records
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Archival description area
Films were donated to the City of Vancouver Archives in 2013 by Patricia McCuaig, daughter of the filmmaker Vincent Kendan (Kenny) McCuaig.
Scope and content
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.
Immediate source of acquisition
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.
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.