Tony Rees was born in Great Britain in 1948 and came to Canada in 1957. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, he held an MA in 17th Century English Literature. Formerly Archivist – Fine Arts and Supervisor of the City of Toronto Archives, he moved west in 1981 to become the first City Archivist for the City of Calgary. He later served as Records Manager for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games and for seven years as Chief Archivist at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. He died in 2012.