Fonds PR-268 - Eileen Archer fonds

Tillicum Elementary School class photograph, 1947 Tillicum Elementary School class photograph, 1946 Tillicum Elementary School class photograph, 1945 Tillicum Elementary School class photograph, 1944 Tillicum Elementary School class photograph, 1943 Tillicum Elementary School class photograph, 1942 Tillicum Elementary School class photograph, 1941 St. Ann's Academy class photograph, 1948 Eileen Archer on her 5th birthday with her father Arthur Archeron outside their home at 2957 Oril... Eileen Archer standing beside garage door at her home at 2957 Orillia Street

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Eileen Archer fonds


  • 1939-1948 (Creation)

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10 photographs
1 flash drive

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Eileen Archer was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 8, 1934 to Arthur and Anna Archer. She grew up at 2957 Orillia Street, where she lived for 72 years (1937-2010) until moving to a care facility. She did not marry and had no children. Eileen attended Tillicum Elementary School from 1941-1947; in 2016, framed copies of her photographs were put on display at the school as part of 100th anniversary celebrations. Eileen Archer died on July 8, 2013.


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During the clean out of Eileen Archer's home at 2957 Orillia Street in 2010, the photographs in this fonds were thrown in a dumpster outside. A neighbourhood resident recovered them and donated them to Saanich Archives in 2016.

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Donated in 2016.

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Fonds consists of photographs, including class photographs from Tillicum School, relating to Eileen Archer of 2957 Street. Includes a flashdrive with a digital copy of an original song about Eileen Archer written by Scott Karpes.

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Copyright for song remains with the artist in accordance with copyright law.

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