Collection F02713 - W.P. Dobson Collection

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W.P. Dobson Collection

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CA ON00239 F02713

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  • 1906-2013 (Creation)
    Creator
    Dobson, W.P.

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Physical description

13 m of textual records, photographs : b&w and col., 15 moving images, 5 sound recordings, 1 artefact

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Administrative history

W.P. Dobson was Chief Testing Engineer, and later Director of the Research Division at Ontario Hydro.

Custodial history

The collection was accumulated as a result of research undertaken by David Young, former editor of "Research Quarterly", the technical publication of the Research Division of Ontario Hydro, for his history of that unit.

Scope and content

The collection consists of research files; correspondence; subject files; reports including Annual Reports; newsletters and other printed material; records relating to former employees; donations to David Young's research from other individuals; photographs; moving image, and sound recordings; cartoons (some autographed), by some well known cartoonists, such as Andy Donato of the "Toronto Sun" and xxx, and given to David Young during his time as editor of "Research Quarterly", the technical publication of the Research Division of Ontario Hydro; and David Young's extensive 1,275 page manuscript entitled "Dobson Chronicle: A History of Ontario Hydro's Research Laboratories, 1912-1994."

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Good

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by D. Young and J. Young

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  • English

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Location of originals

5110.2
F5 F10
MI 209
SR1181
QART-63

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Open.

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Copyright provisions may apply. Please consult with an archivist.

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Location

  • Shelf: 5110.2
  • Shelf: F5 F10
  • Shelf: MI 209
  • Shelf: SR1181
  • Shelf: QART-63