Fonds PC 334 - R. A. Storch Fonds

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R. A. Storch Fonds

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257 photographs
0.01 m textual records
6 film reels
8 35 mm negative rolls

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([1903 or 1904]-1988)

Biographical history

Rudolph Alexander Storch was born in [1903 or 1904]. He attended Lord Selkirk School, followed by St. John's Technical School and completed his Senior Matriculation in 1921. In 1927 he received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He belonged to the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada, and did a lecture on "Problems Involved in Travelling Through Outer Space" in 1944. In 1946 he became vice president of the society. Storch taught at Cecil Rhodes School, St. John's High School (then St. John's Technical High School), as well as Elmwood High School in Winnipeg. There is currently an award named after him at Elmwood High School. He was briefly vice-principal of King Edward School in 1953, then transferred to Earl Grey School as vice-principal in 1954. Storch died on January 14, 1988 at the age of 84.

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Photographs purchased from Peter's Auction Sales Ltd. on 27 February 2013 by the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. Films purchased from the same source 30 April 2013. Negatives for photographs and flood-waters document provided at time of film purchase.

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Two of the films (one black & white, one colour) feature the visit of King George VI of England and Queen Elizabeth to Winnipeg during their Royal Tour of Canada in May 1939, mainly showing people preparing for the Queen and King to drive by in their car and the related festivities. School groups of children are shown, including some from what appear to be Somerset School and Cecil Rhodes School. There is a duplicate of the colour film. The other three films (two black & white, one colour) mainly feature student track and field competitions. The colour reel includes a ceremony on the steps of Cecil Rhodes School with boys in blue cadet caps, girls singing, and an unidentified military dignitary. The track meets appear to include students from Cecil Rhodes School, Daniel McIntyre School, and likely other schools. Two of the films show the former Osborne street stadium, while the other appears to be at either a school or community sports field.
Photographs document water levels of Winnipeg flood from April - May 1950; a small group of unlabelled photos depict a family of three, possibly of Storch, and scenes around a dam (possibly in Pinawa).

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Items purchased from Peter's Auction Sales Ltd.


These photos have been kept in their original chronological order, so do not fall into ordered series.

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  • English

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Digitized copies of the films have been produced and can be viewed at the following links: Winnipeg Royal Tour Preparations for Royal Tour motorcade

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No restrictions, copyright held by University of Manitoba.

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Created by Merridy Peters, 26 March 2013.
Revised by Tyyne Petrowski, May 2014.

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