Fonds F 784 - Walter Anderson fonds

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Walter Anderson fonds

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F 784

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  • [ca. 1955] (Creation)
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    Anderson, Walter

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2 artifacts

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(1918-1981)

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Walter Anderson was born in 1918 and became a Ham Radio Operator at the age of 16. Between 1938 and 1948 Walter worked for American Airlines and later Air Canada as a radio operator, a station manager, a ground station technician and a senior engineer. He began work at Ryerson as a Teacher in Electrical Technology in 1949 and retired in 1980/81 school year as a Senior Lecturer. Upon his retirement one of the department's communications laboratories was named the "Walter Anderson Laboratory". These labs are no longer in existence. Walter was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and on the Executive Committee of the Institute of Electronics & Electrical Engineers, serving as the Chairman for one term. Walter Anderson died in 1981.

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Fonds consists of 2 lapel pins owned by Walter Anderson. One is “RIT/CJRT” for the school's radio station at the time, and the other pin is the school crest.

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Pins donated to Archives by Walter Anderson in 1977

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