Fonds A2004-104 - Bernard M. Rasch Fonds

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Bernard M. Rasch Fonds

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CA UMASC A2004-104

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  • 1937-2004 (Creation)
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    Bernard M. Rasch

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48 cm of textual material, 502 books, negatives, photographs, videos

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(1943-)

Biographical history

Ontario architect Bernard M. Rasch obtained a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba's School of Architecture in 1968. Following graduation, he relocated to the Toronto area and, since 1973, has been a partner in several firms. He most recently retired from Area Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd. His career highlights include receiving the Canadian Architect Design Award in 1976, his first overseas work on a shopping centre in China in 1983, holding the position of the President of the Ontario Association of Architects in both 1983 and 2000, as well as publishing in many design journals, both Canadian and American. His firm, Area Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd., received the City of Toronto Business Recognition Award in 1999. He has also been a long time donor to The Winnipeg Foundation. Throughout his life, Rasch collected books and other materials on UFO sightings, paranormal phenomena, and occult societies.

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The fonds were donated by Bernard M. Rasch to the Archives & Special Collections, the University of Manitoba in 2004.

Scope and content

The fonds contains various newsletters, pamphlets and publications on UFOs, occult societies, psychics and natural healers. It also contains Rasch's scrapbook of the Monarchy; as well as a scrapbook collected by Dora Dibney of Margaret Hamilton's newspaper articles about her father, well known paranormal investigator, Dr. T. G. Hamilton.

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190

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Created by Vladimira Zvonik and Michelle Strutt (1937-2004). Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (October 2004). Finding aid converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016). July 26, 2005 - Mss 190 (A.04-104) converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15). Revised by N.Courrier (October 2018). Revised by M. Horodyski (November 2018).

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