Fonds MG 1 volume 1766. - A.J. Fanning

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A.J. Fanning

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MG 1 volume 1766.

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  • 4 cm of textual records
  • 9 photographs

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Alan Joseph Fanning was born on 5 July 1916 at Hazel Hill, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, the son of Joseph and Harriett (Feltmate) Fanning. He was educated in Hazel Hill, Canso High School, and the Provincial Normal College in Truro, where he graduated in 1937. He began his teaching career in Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia and subsequently worked in Sherbrooke, Thorburn, Sheet Harbour, Wolfville, Kentville, Westville, and Dartmouth. During the Second World War he served with the RCAF, 1943-1945. Following the war he returned to teaching and then went to Acadia University where he received his BA in 1949 and his MA in 1950. In 1959 he became the first principal of Dartmouth High School. He died on 25 August 1981 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Fonds consists of photographs, certificates, membership cards, correspondence, and documents relating to Mr. Fanning's professional teaching career. The contents of the fonds document Mr. Fanning's career as a school teacher, member of the RCAF, and subsequently his role as a school principal in various parts of Nova Scotia.

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Donated to Nova Scotia Archives by Mr. Fanning's wife, Luella (Beaver) Fanning in 1981.


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Use microfilm reel 14,999.

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The materials were originally accessioned as 1981-122.

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The fonds includes 5 objects.

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