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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR1792
TITLE: Thunderbird Photographers fonds
CREATOR: Thunderbird Photographers
DATE RANGE: 1958 -1991
EXTENT: 4929 photographs: negatives. - 676 photographs. - 0.01 m of textual records
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Thunderbird Photographers was initially owned by James Wallace (Wally) Strang, president of Wally Strang Public Relations and Advertising Limited, which was incorporated November 13, 1964 and dissolved in 1983. Ownership of the company eventually came to Jim Tustian, a photographer for Thunderbird Photographs and camera operator for several Albertan television stations.

Thunderbird was involved in commercial, industrial, technical and creative photography.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of images taken by Jim Tustian, primarily in Edmonton, and includes images of a variety of subjects including Klondike Days, Northlands Park, Northlands Coliseum, Speedway Park and events, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton views and buildings, Premier Ernest C. Manning's tour to Lac La Biche, conventions, visits of Prime Ministers Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliott Trudeau to Edmonton, Consolidated Concrete, Tommy Banks, models, Edmonton's 75th Birthday celebrations, the Jazz City Festival, the Alberta Ballet Company, weddings, Muk-Luk Mardi Gras, businesses, Electrical Generating Plant at Lake Wabamun, Molson's Brewery, Western Canada Masters Bowling Tournament, Lieutenant Governor Grant MacEwan's retirement, musicians, and Jim Tustian.
RELATED RECORDS: See the textual records of the Tustian Film Productions fonds for records that relate to Thunderbird Photographers.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the administrative history is taken from the Alberta Gazette, from Henderson's Edmonton, Alberta city directories and from the records. The images can be located in the T (Thunderbird/Tustian) file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints. Jim Tustian also deposited records in Tustian Film Productions fonds (PR1791).
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