Norman Barrass fonds

        Norman Barrass fonds [graphic material, textual record]. -- 1927 -1993.
          5 cm of textual records.
          26 photographs : b&w, hand col. 

         Norman Barrass was born in Nanaimo in 1914.  He was a dishwasher and later, relief chef at the Malaspina Hotel from 1933 to 1942. During the war, he was a cook at the Nanaimo Military         Camp.  In 1952, Barrass started work at Harmac and continued there for 27 years. He was also an avid amateur photographer and had a keen interest in local history.
          Fonds consists of Malaspina Hotel menus dating from Barrass' tenure as chef and photographs. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Malaspina Hotel menus; and 2) Photographs.
          Title based on the contents of the fonds.
          Arranged in series by NCA staff.
          Series and item descriptions available on public database. File list also available.

ACCESSION NUMBER:                       1996 027 A; 1998 026 A

Series 1.

          Malaspina Hotel menus [textual record]. -- 1935-1938.
          5 cm of textual records.

          Series consists of daily menus for the Hotel Malaspina.
          Title based on the contents of the series. 

LOCATION  E-06-02 Box 4

Series 2. 

            Photographs [graphic material]. -- [192-?]-[196-?].
            26 photographs : b&w, hand col. 

            Series consists of photographs taken or collected by Norman Barrass.  Includes views of  the Bastion Street Bridge construction in 1935-36; the buoy tender "Estevan"; Chinatow before and after the 1960 fire; Commercial Street fires; North Ward School; Central School; Malaspina Hotel and chefs; and various stages of harbour development.
            Title based on the contents of the series.
            Schwarze photographs may not be copied.

LOCATION       E-06-02 Box 5; B-02-02 (Oversize photograph)

Norman Barrass fonds 

File List 

 

Series 1. 

File.                                   Hotel Malaspina menus, 1935-1938 

Series 2.

1996 027 A-P1               Gabriola and Newcastle Ferries, [1940s]
1996 027 A-P2               Aerial of Western Fuel wharves, [1940s] 
1996 027 A-P3               Malaspina Hotel, [ca. 1929]       
1996 027 A-P4               Malaspina Hotel employees, [ca. 1940]  
1996 027 A-P5               Malaspina Hotel employees, [ca. 1940]  
1996 027 A-P6               Old Bastion Street bridge, [ca. 1935]
1996 027 A-P7               Chinatown, [195-]         
1996 027 A-P8               Commercial Street fire, 1932
1996 027 A-P9               Commercial Street fire, 1932
1996 027 A-P10             Commercial Street fire, 1938
1996 027 A-P11             Commercial Street fire,  [1938?]
1996 027 A-P12             Commercial Street fire, [1937?]
1996 027 A-P13             Bastion Street Bridge construction, [1930-]
1996 027 A-P14             Bastion Street Bridge construction, [1930-]
1996 027 A-P15             Bastion Street Bridge construction, [1930-]
1996 027 A-P16             Bastion Street Bridge construction, [1930-]
1996 027 A-P17             Bastion Street Bridge construction, [1930-]
1996 027 A-P18             Bastion Street Bridge construction, [1930-]
1998 026 A-P19             Class photograph, 1938
1998 026 A-P20             North Ward School, [ca. 1940]
1998 026 A-P21             Quennell School class photograph, 1927
1998 026 A-P22             Launch Race, Nanaimo Harbour, [ca. 1915]
1998 026 A-P23             Nanaimo panorama, 1936