Fonds PR-0267 - Ainslie James Helmcken fonds

Ainslie Helmcken as a boy scout Ainslie Helmcken Royal Flying Corps group Ainslie James Helmcken with his son Jim, outside their house at 1025 Moss Street Ainslie James Helmcken Ainslie Helmcken Ainslie Helmcken being made honorary member at Royal Canadian Legion Edith Lillian Richardson (later Helmcken)

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Ainslie James Helmcken fonds

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  • 1909-1983 (predominantly 1965-1983) (Creation)
    Helmcken, Ainslie James, 1900-1987

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0.29 m of textual records and 43 photographs

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Ainslie Helmcken, grandson of John Sebastian Helmcken and son of James and Edith Helmcken, served as Victoria's City Archivist from 1967 to 1983.

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Fonds consists primarily of material pertaining to Ainslie Helmcken’s interest in researching and promoting Victoria’s history.

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The fonds was rearranged in 2013. The rearrangement involved the reordering of a few series and the grouping together of two related series. The original foldering was left intact. At this time, other Helmcken-related accessions were added to the fonds.

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For related records see: Helmcken family fonds (PR 272), Helmcken collection (PR 252), Archives operational files (CRS 316), and the records of the Greater Victoria Civic Archives Society.

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Most of the records in this fonds were found in Ainslie Helmcken’s desk when he retired from the City. Other records were donated to the Archives by Helmcken during his tenure as City Archivist. The fonds was initially part of the Helmcken collection (PR 252). When it was first separated from PR 252, it consisted of accession 199708-02. The following accessions were added at a later date: 196609-01; 198204-04; 198208-14; 198210-15; 198212-13; 198302-01; 198312-17; 198407-27; 198409-01; 198801-14; 199708-02.

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