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Series S466 - Records of Alderman Warnett Kennedy

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Records of Alderman Warnett Kennedy

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COV-S466

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  • 1968-1986; predominant 1974-1986 (Creation)
    Creator
    Kennedy, Warnett

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  • 0.65 m of textual records
  • ca. 20 photographs

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(1911-1999)

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Warnett Kennedy was born on March 23, 1911, in Glasgow, Scotland. He received his career education at the Glasgow School of Architecture, and settled in Canada in 1952. In Vancouver, he ran an architectural and town planning consulting firm. He was appointed to the National Capital Commission in 1966, and was an active member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Kennedy worked as a Non-Partisan Association (N.P.A.) alderman from 1974 to 1984, when he left to do design work for Expo '86. During his tenure as alderman, Kennedy was most active as a member of the Standing Committees on Transportation and Planning and Development.

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1974-1984

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Series consists of correspondence, articles, personal essays and newspaper clippings which reflect his interests in urban planning and in Vancouver's civic political scene. Also included are photographs, correspondence, notes and reviews related to Kennedy's books, Vancouver Tomorrow and Vancouver - Fight for it or Lose it. Arranged into three categories: personal files, subject files, and newspaper clipping; arranged alphabetically within each category.

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