Fonds 5-1998 - Stephen Adolph Magnacca fonds

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Stephen Adolph Magnacca fonds

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CA MCK 5-1998

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  • 1884-1981, predominant 1955-1975 (Creation)

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33 cm textual records

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Stephen Adolph Magnacca was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 12 October 1902. He joined the Winnipeg Highland Cadets at the age of twelve. In 1940 he was posted to Brandon, Manitoba, where he opened the A4 Training Camp. After the Second World War, Mr. Magnacca was transferred to the militia from active service and became a hospital manager with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He resigned in 1947. In 1961 he was elected mayor of Brandon, a position he held until 1969. In 1967, Mr. Magnacca was made honorary colonel of the 26th Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery. During his life, he served as President of the Brandon Lions Club, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Brandon Branch No. 3, Treasurer of the Brandon Progressive Conservative Association, and director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Brandon. In recognition of these efforts, Steve Magnacca was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1973. Stephen Magnacca passed away on August 4th, 1980.

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This fonds was recieved by the McKee Archives in 1995 and accessioned in 1998. Prior custodial history is unknown.

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This fonds consists of textual documents dealing with the life and career of Stephen Magnacca in Manitoba. It includes minutes of meetings, correspondence with local politicians and military officials, newspaper clippings of military affairs, documents about governmental and military celebrations, papers concerning the creation of the Daly House Museum, and a few issues of nineteenth-century Brandon newspapers. Fonds also includes notes made by Magnacca on Louis Riel, a manuscript about Thomas Mayne Daly, Brandon's first Mayor, and other local politicians.

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