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A.D. Kean fonds
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- textual record
- graphic material
- moving images
- multiple media
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Dates of creation area
- Kean, Arthur David, 1882-1961
Physical description area
70 cm of textual records, 266 photographs, 1 video reel
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Name of creator
Kean, Arthur David, 1882-1961
In the 1890s and early 1900's, A.D. Kean was well-known as a cowboy and rodeo rider in Western Canada and the U.S. He subsequently became a motion picture producer in Vancouver and made a number of films in B.C. between 1914 and 1927. He later lived in Toronto, working as a freelance writer, broadcaster, photographer and horse trainer.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, manuscripts and production memoranda, mainly relating to A.D. Kean's feature film "Policing the Plains" (produced 1924-1927), as well as radio scripts (five annotated during production), clippings of the outdoor and cowboy life stories he wrote for the Toronto Star Weekly (ca. 1929-1936), and a video copy of his 1949 film "Fox Hunting in Canada".
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the BC Archives by Fraser D. Kean (Willowdale, Ont.), 1987-1989, and R. Goldwyn Vanderburgh (Perth, Ont.), 1988.
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Restrictions on access
- No access restrictions apply.
- Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
File and box list available. Item-level descriptions of the photographs and the videotape are available on-line.
No further accruals are expected.
Archives code(s): MS-2456; MS-2665; 198706-001; 198902-002; 198906-011; V1988:63.
Accession number(s): 87-053; 198706-001; 88-128; V1988:63; 198902-002; 198906-011; 90-9552
Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.