1998.001.001
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Frank A. Abbott photograph collection

Fonds / Archival Collection
IdentifierRA065
Title NoteTitle based on provenance of collection.
Extent & Medium1 photo album : 26 photographs, prints
15 photographs : prints
Date1945
Administrative/Biographical HistoryFrank A. Abbott served in the Canadian army during the Second World War. He had a daughter, Beverley, who lived in Coquitlam, BC, at the time of the donation of these photographs to the VHEC.
Scope & ContentCollection is comprised of liberation and atrocity copy photos taken in Natzweiler-Struthof, Dachau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, captioned and gathered into an album by Canadian military serviceman Frank A. Abbott. Also includes copy prints of captioned Associated Press news photographs documenting Nazi officials, military personnel and the defeat of Germany and end of the Second World War.
Archival HistoryAccession 1998.001
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferDonated to the VHEC by Beverley Abbott in 1998.
AccrualsNo further accruals are expected.
LanguageEnglish
System of ArrangementPhotographs arranged in numerical order of original unique identifiers assigned at the time of donation.
RightsRights to photographs in collection relinquished in deed of gift signed by the donor. Status of copyright of photographs in collection not analyzed by the VHEC.
Rules or ConventionsISAD(G) informed by Rules for Archival Description
Archivist's NoteDescription created in 2022 by Michaela Sawyer based on catalogue records created at the time of the donation of these photographs. Supported by funding from the Library and Archives Canada Documentary Heritage Communities Program.
Date of Description2022

Collection Contents

Collection is comprised of liberation and atrocity copy photos taken in Natzweiler-Struthof, Dachau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, captioned and gathered into an album by Canadian military serviceman Frank A. Abbott. Also includes copy prints of captioned Associated Press news photographs documenting Nazi officials, military personnel and the defeat of Germany and end of the Second World War.

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