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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-2002
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records and 134 photographs
Storage Location
BHS368
BHS369
MSS086
Photo catalogue 505
MSS128
Scope and Content
Records consist of papers created and collected by Robert Prittie, former Mayor of Burnaby. Records include photographs of Mayor Prittie during official City functions as well as the textual records that he created and collected during his political career, including election materials. Also includ…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-2002
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records and 134 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS368
BHS369
MSS086
Photo catalogue 505
MSS128
Scope and Content
Records consist of papers created and collected by Robert Prittie, former Mayor of Burnaby. Records include photographs of Mayor Prittie during official City functions as well as the textual records that he created and collected during his political career, including election materials. Also included are photographic postcards of Burnaby as well as pamphlets related to various groups and organizations.
History/Biography
Born in North Vancouver on December 5, 1919, Robert “Bob” William Prittie was the first of four sons born to Wilmot Prittie and Mary Adair. As a child, his health was weaker than younger brothers Bill, Eric and Halford, as he suffered from Polio and asthma. Bob was an industrious youth who left school early to work in a department store warehouse. At the outbreak of World War Two, Bob enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent the duration of the war serving on the ground in Canada at the Patricia Bay Air Force Base and the No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School in Manitoba, completing his high school education through correspondence courses. While at the Patricia Bay Air Force Base, he met pre-school teacher Grace King of Sidney, Vancouver Island. By 1940 they were married and soon after, had their first son, Robert King. In 1945, Bob was discharged from the air force with the rank of sergeant and entered the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in history. After the war, Bob spent a few years working in Ottawa as a foreign-service officer, but he returned to UBC in 1949, receiving a diploma in education (post-graduate studies at Laval University and Western Washington State College). Robert returned to Burnaby in 1950 following the tragic death of their son. Robert immediately began teaching. Over the next thirteen years, he taught at Sperling Avenue School, McPherson Park Junior High School, Burnaby South High School and Burnaby North High School. He and Grace went on to have three more children; Heather in 1951, Bruce in 1953 and Ian in 1955. In 1959 he was elected to serve as a member of the municipal Council, re-elected and serving until the end of his term in 1962 when he left to serve as Member of Parliament for the Burnaby-Richmond riding. He held that office until 1968. In January 1969, Bob first took office as Mayor of Burnaby and in that capacity served on the GVRD as a Director for a number of years. In May of 1973, Bob decided to resign as Mayor of Burnaby in order to take up a position as Assistant Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs and in 1975 he was appointed as the Minister of Municipal Affairs – a post he held for a short time. After his tenure as Minister, Robert retired from public life and he and his second wife Isobel Pothecary moved to Victoria. Isobel had three children from a previous marriage; Alan, Deirdre and Fiona. Robert Prittie left an enduring legacy for the citizens of Burnaby as a champion of schools, libraries and parks and recreation programs. In 1978 he was awarded the title of "Freeman of the Municipality" and in 1991 a new branch of the Burnaby Public Library was opened and named after him, His status as Freeman and the naming of the library in his honour are testament to his record of service and dedication to the community and its citizens. Robert Prittie died on January 14, 2002.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Burnaby District Teachers Council newsletters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58583
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952-1962
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-002
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby District Teachers' Council newsletters. (Robert Prittie was the Secretary of the Burnaby Assistant Teachers' Association in the 1950s).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952-1962
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-002
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby District Teachers' Council newsletters. (Robert Prittie was the Secretary of the Burnaby Assistant Teachers' Association in the 1950s).
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1955-1965
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-009
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of newspapers that each include an article on Robert W. Prittie.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1955-1965
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-009
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of newspapers that each include an article on Robert W. Prittie.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Burnaby Citizens' Association election materials

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord62935
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1955-1986
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS128-002
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby Citizens' Association election materials, mostly pertaining to Mayor Robert W. Prittie and his running mates.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1955-1986
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS128-002
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2009-13
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby Citizens' Association election materials, mostly pertaining to Mayor Robert W. Prittie and his running mates.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Burnaby School Board publications

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58542
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952-1963
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-001
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of the "General Information Booklet / Burnaby School Board / January 1, 1961" along with Burnaby School Board Night School / Secondary School and "Burnaby / Your Local Government" pamphlets.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952-1963
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-001
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of the "General Information Booklet / Burnaby School Board / January 1, 1961" along with Burnaby School Board Night School / Secondary School and "Burnaby / Your Local Government" pamphlets.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Burnaby Teachers Association papers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58596
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951-1961
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-004
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes as well as the Constitution of the Burnaby Teachers' Association. Also included in the file are Burnaby School Board Salary Agreements and related correspondence (Robert Prittie was the Secretary of the Burnaby Assistant Teachers' Association in the 1950s).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1951-1961
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-004
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes as well as the Constitution of the Burnaby Teachers' Association. Also included in the file are Burnaby School Board Salary Agreements and related correspondence (Robert Prittie was the Secretary of the Burnaby Assistant Teachers' Association in the 1950s).
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1959-1973
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS128-003
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining Robert W. Prittie in his capacity as Mayor of Burnaby, including his inaugural address to council as well as a report from the Planning Department.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1959-1973
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS128-003
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2009-13
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining Robert W. Prittie in his capacity as Mayor of Burnaby, including his inaugural address to council as well as a report from the Planning Department.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Burnaby Assistant Teachers Association papers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58593
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-1960
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-003
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby District Teachers' Council bulletins as well as the Constitution of the Burnaby Assistant Teachers' Association. Also included in the file are Burnaby Teachers' Convention programs and related correspondence (Robert Prittie was the Secretary of the Burnaby Assistant Teacher…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-1960
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-003
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby District Teachers' Council bulletins as well as the Constitution of the Burnaby Assistant Teachers' Association. Also included in the file are Burnaby Teachers' Convention programs and related correspondence (Robert Prittie was the Secretary of the Burnaby Assistant Teachers' Association in the 1950s).
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952-1961
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-005
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of reports entitled "The First United Church in Burnaby", "The Story of Burnaby", "History of Burnaby" (2) and "Robert Burnaby" written by High School students, Burnaby's Birthday Celebration programs, as well as a report entitled "Burnaby Diamond Jubilee / Objects and Organization" w…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952-1961
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-005
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of reports entitled "The First United Church in Burnaby", "The Story of Burnaby", "History of Burnaby" (2) and "Robert Burnaby" written by High School students, Burnaby's Birthday Celebration programs, as well as a report entitled "Burnaby Diamond Jubilee / Objects and Organization" written "Per: Charles M. Defieux / Manager."
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Burnaby Association for Retarded Children newsletters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58603
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-1963
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-006
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of the Burnaby Association for Retarded Children newsletters as well as the "Constitution For a Local Chapter of the Association for Retarded Children of British Columbia" (Robert Prittie was a director of this association in the late 1950s). File also includes pertinent newspaper cli…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1956-1963
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-006
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of the Burnaby Association for Retarded Children newsletters as well as the "Constitution For a Local Chapter of the Association for Retarded Children of British Columbia" (Robert Prittie was a director of this association in the late 1950s). File also includes pertinent newspaper clippings.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Burnaby South High School papers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58767
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1954-1993
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS086-011
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to South Burnaby High School, track and field and graduation ceremony papers, collected by Robert W. Prittie while working at the school as an Economics teacher. Also included in the file are newspaper clippings and teacher sign-in sheets.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1954-1993
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS086-011
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to South Burnaby High School, track and field and graduation ceremony papers, collected by Robert W. Prittie while working at the school as an Economics teacher. Also included in the file are newspaper clippings and teacher sign-in sheets.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail

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