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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 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 brochures and newsletters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord62939
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1973-1992
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS128-006
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Scope and Content
File consists of various paper records produced by the Municipality of Burnaby including newsletters, brochures and invitations.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1973-1992
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS128-006
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2009-13
Scope and Content
File consists of various paper records produced by the Municipality of Burnaby including newsletters, brochures and invitations.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Freeman Robert Prittie papers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord62938
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986-1989
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS128-005
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence pertaining to Robert W. Prittie in his capacity as Freeman of Burnaby including invitations and correspondence, as well as the agenda for a Municipal Appreciation Dinner.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986-1989
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS128-005
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2009-13
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence pertaining to Robert W. Prittie in his capacity as Freeman of Burnaby including invitations and correspondence, as well as the agenda for a Municipal Appreciation Dinner.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1973-1992
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS128-008
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence pertaining to Burnaby's Sister City Kushiro, Japan. Included in the file is a Japanese election poster for the Mayor of Kushiro (looks to be Toshiyuki Wanibuchi).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1973-1992
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS128-008
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2009-13
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence pertaining to Burnaby's Sister City Kushiro, Japan. Included in the file is a Japanese election poster for the Mayor of Kushiro (looks to be Toshiyuki Wanibuchi).
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
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Burnaby Village Museum papers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord62934
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979-1986
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS128-001
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Robert W. Prittie, former Mayor of Burnaby and the Burnaby Village Museum. Included in the file are pamphlets, newsletters and minutes from an annual general meeting. Also included is a felt flag promoting Burnaby and Heritage Village (former name).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979-1986
Collection/Fonds
Robert Prittie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS128-001
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2009-13
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Robert W. Prittie, former Mayor of Burnaby and the Burnaby Village Museum. Included in the file are pamphlets, newsletters and minutes from an annual general meeting. Also included is a felt flag promoting Burnaby and Heritage Village (former name).
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail

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