Fonds MG 545 - Allan Cushon collection

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Allan Cushon collection

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MG 545

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  • ca.1790 – 2006 (inclusive) ; 1880-1960 (predominant) (Creation)

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260 cm graphic and textual materials; 4 black and white photographs

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This collection contains books, magazines, and a variety of ephemera associated with themes of Canadiana, advertising, keys, locks, and locksmithing, mysteries, socialism, sex and gender, science fiction, western living, adventure.

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This collection contains books, magazines, and a variety of ephemera. Much of the material consists of advertising (dating from the Victorian era to the present), and Canadiana. Other themes include socialism, sex and gender, science fiction, western living, and adventure. In line with Cushon's interests as a locksmith, there are also a variety of materials relating to locks, keys, and locked room mysteries.
Series I: Saskatchewania/ Canadiana Collecting
Series II: Advertising and Souvenirs Collection
Series III: Keys, Locks and Locksmithing collection
Series IV: Magazines Collection
Series V: Mysteries/Sherlockian
Series VI: Miscellaneous Collections
Series VII: Personal

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