Fonds C 92

G. Norman Irwin fonds

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G. Norman Irwin fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

110 film reels

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of personal home movies of G. Norman Irwin and family. Subjects include home and family activities and holiday celebrations; aviators' club and church gatherings at Stonehaven; activities related to the R.C.A.F. training program during the Second World War; local parades and public events; leisure and vacation times in Muskoka; farm activities at Stonehaven; and trips to Great Britain, California, Florida, Hawaii, and other parts of Canada. Also includes a Dunlop Canada Ltd. film, entitled "Go Dunnies Go" on the Whitby Dunlops' world hockey championship at Oslo, Norway in 1958.

Fonds includes film footage of trips to Europe, California, Florida, Hawaii, Niagara Falls and across Canada.

Fonds also includes footage of the 1958 World Cup victory of the Whitby Dunlops hockey team in Oslo, Norway.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

G. Norman Irwin (1903-1983) was a pilot, owner of a small commercial airline, and apple grower who lived in Whitby, Ontario between 1927 and 1983.

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Irwin, G. Norman, 1903-1983

Restrictions on Access
Original films closed for conservation purposes. Please use videotape reference copies.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright held by creator for films 50 years old or less. Films more than 50 years old are in the public domain. Copyright for the Dunlop Canada film "Go Dunnies Go" is held by Dunlop. There are no restrictions on reproductions for research and private study. If you wish to use this material beyond research and private study, please submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1984 by son Bill Irwin.
Availability of Other Formats

Some of the films are available as DVD reference copies or as digital files or in. videotape reference copies.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Several item-level descriptions were revised on 9 June 2020 to redact racist slurs. See online listing for more information.

Former Codes

Accession number 16545.

Finding Aid
An online list of the film contents is available. This list is primarily based on the intertitles edited into the films by Norman Irwin. Explanatory notes are shown in square brackets.

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