CA MAO Hist.Mss.22.1_1
Len Bechtel photograph collection
- 1942-1944 (Creation)
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Name of creator
Born in Waterloo Township; married Nora (Brubacher) in June 1941. Performed Alternative Service in British Columbia: Emory Creek (summer 1942), Cowichan (1942-1943). Went to Victoria and Vancouver to work on the portable sawmill project (winter 1942/1943). Returned home in November 1943. After the war, started L.A. Bechtel Construction and later Preston Building Supply.
Photographs donated to the Archives after an interview with Bechtel conducted for the Alternative Service in World War II oral history project in 1975.
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Consists of photographs taken or collected by Bechtel during his time in Alternative Service.
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Related units of description
Not all photographs in this file have been scanned and described at the item level. Close variant photographs and scenic photographs have largely been omitted. The file in its entirety can be viewed at the Archives.
Name access points
- Bechtel, Len (Creator)