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James Whalen collection English
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James Whalen collection

  • Collection
  • 1896 - 1990

The collection consists of photo albums, photographs, newspaper clippings, assets, agreements, stocks, bonds, certificates, correspondence, miscellaneous items, and two videos with the same recording. The collection is composed of three sous-fonds:
-James Whalen
-Laurel Conmee and James Conmee
-Thunder Bay Hydro

James Whalen fonds

This series consists of 2 photo albums; photographs; newspaper clippings and photocopies; agreements; stocks, bonds, certificates, special warranty deeds, indentures, etc; correspondence; and miscellaneous items. This series consists of the following files:

  • The Whalen Building photo album, 1913-1914 (Box 1, File 1)
  • General Realty Corporation photo album, 1911-1914 (Box 1, File 2)
  • Photographs, 1913 (Box 1, File 3)
  • Newspaper Clippings and Photocopies, 1913-1990 (Box 1, File 4)
  • Assets, 1912-1929 (Box 1, File 5)
  • Agreements, 1909-1921 (Box 1, File 6)
  • Stocks, Bonds, Certificates, Special Warranty Deeds, Indentures, etc, 1896-1924 (Box 1, File 7)
  • Stocks, Bonds, Certificates, Special Warranty Deeds, Indentures, etc, Dates Unknown (Box 1, File 8)
  • Correspondence, 1903-1929 (Box 1, File 9)
  • Miscellaneous Items, 1913, 1914, 1928, 1980 (Box 1, File 10)

James and Laurel Conmee fonds

This series consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, and a speech, which all relate to the Conmee Family. This series consists of the following files:

  • Photographs, 1910, 1919 (Box 1, File 11)
  • Newspaper Clippings and Speech (“Incidents in the Life of James Conmee, 1848-1913), Laurels death date, 1936, 1968 (Box 1, File 12)

Thunder Bay Hydro Whalen Building collection

This series contains two video cassettes of the Unveiling Ceremony of the paintings honouring James Whalen which were put in the lobby of the Whalen/Thunder Bay Hydro Building, the pamphlets from the ceremony, a list of participants in the ceremony, and a brief article on the Whalen/Thunder Bay Hydro building and the Unveiling Ceremony. This series consists of one file:

  • “The James Whalen Empire” Video Recording and Unveiling Ceremony Ephemera, 1990 (Box 1, File 13)