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Fonds AM68 - Sunset Community Association fonds

[Sunset Memorial Centre] Bing Goes Bang - In Vancouver Sunset Memorial broadcast Bing Crosby - Philco Radio Time Bing Crosby in Vancouver, edited broadcast [sides 1-6] Bing Crosby in Vancouver, edited broadcast [sides 7-8]

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Sunset Community Association fonds

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AM68

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  • 1937-1956 (Creation)
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    Sunset Community Association

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  • 0.48 m of textual records : originals
  • 2 film reels
  • 15 photographs
  • 3 objects: 1 metal cylinder, 1 fabric badge and pin

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The Sunset Community Association, which grew out of the South Main Community Club, was founded in 1945 to build the Sunset Community Centre in South Vancouver as a war memorial. A major part of the funds needed were raised by a benefit concert given by Bing Crosby in September 1948 and by public appeals related to this concert. Since its opening in 1950 the Centre has served as a venue for many South Vancouver community events.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, films, clippings and other papers of the Sunset Community Association; minutes (1937-1939) of the South Main Community Club; as well records from a time capsule created in 1949 for the construction of the Sunset Memorial Centre building.

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Presented by C. Stephens in January 1959. Films donated by Walter Schultz in March 2008.

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See sound disc collection at the British Columbia Information Management Service (BCIMS) for sound recordings of benefit concert by Bing Crosby.

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