File MS-2-168, SF Box 25, Folder 42 - Yvon LeBlanc's correspondence and notes regarding the Dalhousie University Arts Centre design

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Yvon LeBlanc's correspondence and notes regarding the Dalhousie University Arts Centre design

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MS-2-168, SF Box 25, Folder 42

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  • 1964-1968 (Creation)
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    LeBlanc, Yvon

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2 cm of textual records

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(1918-2020)

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Yvon LeBlanc was the lead architect for the Dalhousie Arts Centre. He was born 25 July 1918 in Moncton, New Brunswick. After completing high school, he served in the Royal Canadian Airforce as a radar technician from 1940-1945. He received his BArch from McGill University in 1951 and was subsequently employed by CNR Montreal and the National Research Council in Ottawa. After studying theatre architecture in Europe, in 1962 he was hired as a consultant for the building of the Confederation Centre for Performing Arts, Ottawa. In 1966 he designed the Dalhousie Arts Centre, then worked briefly as a regional architect for Parks Canada, Halifax. From 1967-1971 he served as planning architect for Université de Moncton and in 1972 became the first resident architect at the Fortress of Louisbourg. He retired to France in 1983, where he continued to research, write and consult. In 2001 LeBlanc received an Honorary Doctorate from Université de Moncton. He died in 2020 at the age of 101.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Yvon LeBlanc and accessioned in 1972.

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Preferred citation: Yvon LeBlanc's correspondence and notes regarding the Dalhousie University Arts Centre design, MS-2-168, SF Box 25, Folder 42, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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April 2012
2020

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  • Box: SF Box 25