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Jack Long fonds

Long, John ‘Jack’ Wilmer, 1925-2001

ca. 7,400 drawings. - ca. 23 m of textual records.

Canadian architect. Jack Long was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1925. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he attended Penn State University to study architecture. He practiced first in Philadelphia, then went to work at I.M. Pei & Partners (New York). While there, Long developed an interest in urban planning and subsequently moved to Washington in order to work in that field. He married Marjorie Bell in 1956, and in 1960, Long opened an architectural practice in Calgary, AB. In 1963, he became Special Planning Consultant to the City of Calgary. From 1964 to 1970, he was a partner in the firm McMillan Long & Associates, after which time he returned to independent practice. In 1967, Long received a C.M.H.C. fellowship to attend McGill University to study Urban Planning, graduating with a Master's in Planning (1970). Long was a member of the Alberta Association of Architects, the R.A.I.C., and the Town Planning Institute of Canada. In 1984, he divorced his wife. A subsequent marriage to Heather Love also ended in divorce in 1995. He is survived by his two former wives and four children.

Significant projects include: Calgary Centennial Planetarium, Calgary, AB; Administration Building, Calgary Separate School Board, Calgary, AB; Kelvin Grove Patio Apartments, Calgary, AB.

Fonds consists of drawings, specifications, correspondence, and office files from the architectural practice of Jack Long, 1960-1999.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Acquired by donation in 1977, 1984, and 2000.

Finding aids available at repository.

Further accruals expected.

Accessions: 12A/77.55, 201A/84.22, 275A/00.07