Fonds F 4631

Alan Bulman collection of sound and moving image records

About these records

Alan Bulman collection of sound and moving image records
Dates of Creation
[192-?]-1969, predominant [192-?]-1949
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

17 film reels (2 hours, 50 minutes)

2 audio cassettes (ca. 2 hours)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of sound and moving image records accumulated by Alan Bulman from 1965 to 1994. The films relate to Ontario locales including North Bay, Fenelon Falls, and Stratford. Other subject matter in the film footage includes: gold production in Ontario; the University of Toronto; Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited; a school bus in Ridgetown, Ontario; aviation in Toronto in the 1920s; a strike at the General Motors of Canada plant in Oshawa, Ontario; the 1930s Hi-Li game craze (a popular game in the 1930s); Red Cross emergency relief work; men from the Eglinton Hunt Club participating in a fox hunt; and the jitterbug dance. Also included is footage of Ontario troops in WWII.

Two audio cassettes contain interviews conducted by Alan Bulman and Greg Hoy with George Patton in February of 1969. George Patton, former Director of the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau (OMPB), discusses his work with the OMPB, Father Joseph Gravelle's purchase of the OMPB's collection of 28 mm films, the OMPB theatre at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), and getting fired from the OMPB in 1934. Patton also discusses his involvement in facilitating the purchase of 28 mm film projectors for every agricultural representative in Ontario, as well as his three month trip to England in 1930, where he made twenty films. In the interview, Bulman also discusses with Patton the content of an OMPB catalogue of films.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Alan Bulman (1926-) is a veteran, businessman, and film technician who specialized in the preservation and restoration of archival film in Toronto from 1963 to 1994.

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Bulman, Alan, 1926-

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright status unknown. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Alan Bulman in 2011.
Associated Material

The Allan Bulman collection of photographs (R9741-0-4-E) and The Graphic Consultants collection of moving images (R9198-0-1-E) are both housed at Library and Archives Canada.

Related Material

Other records, including films, relating to the Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited can be found in F 1344 (Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited fonds) and F 4601 (George Hunter Photography fonds). Two films of the OMPB are in RG 6-145 (Ontario Motion Picture Bureau films).


No further accruals are expected.

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