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A.L. (Les) Barley fonds
A.L. (Les) Barley fonds [textual record, graphic material]. -- 1949-1967.
8 cm of textual records.
2 photographs : b&w.

Born in England in 1911, Les Barley came to Nanaimo, via Toronto, in 1948 to work as an architectural assistant for Thomas McArravy. Barley eventually became partners with McArravy and, later, with Weismiller. During his career, Barley worked throughout the mid-island, designing institutional buildings including the Legion on Wallace, an addition to the Malaspina Hotel, Nanaimo District Secondary School, Nanaimo Centennial Museum, Bowen Park Complex, the Golf Club and numerous schools. He retired in 1977. Barley was also active with the Nanaimo Figure Skating Club, serving as president for several terms.

Fonds consists of records related to Barley's professional and community work. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Work orders and 2) Nanaimo Figure Skating Club memorabilia.

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Series descriptions available.

Series 1.

Work orders [textual record]. -- 1965-1967.
5 cm of textual records.

Series consists of records related to architectural commissions received by Barley and Weismiller. Each work order includes project name and address, owner name and address, contractor name and address, sub-contractor details, progress dates and progress certificates. Each order also includes financial information. The records are organized by file number.

Title based on the contents of the series.

Series 2.

Nanaimo Figure Skating Club memorabilia [textual record, graphic material]. - [ca. 1949-1959].
3 cm of textual records
2 photographs: b&w

Series consists of programmes and newspaper clippings related to the Nanaimo Figure Skating Club and skating events. The photographs show Pete Maffeo with skaters.

Title based on the contents of the series.
Photo 1
Photo 2