Fonds 001 Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie & District fonds


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1961-2007. — 226 cm of textual records. — 5,382 photographs. — 100 maps. — 18 blueprints. — 193 sound recordings. — 29 video recordings.


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Biographical Sketch

The Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie & District was formed in 1961, under the chairmanship of Mel Rodacker, with Miss Isabel Campbell as secretary. With funds raised through Life memberships, canvassing, radio bingos and sports pools, a building was constructed on land donated by the City of Grande Prairie in 1967-68. Grande Prairie Museum was officially opened in 1970. A shop and front foyer were added to the main building between 1984 and 1986, and a machine shed was built in 1987.

The primary objective of the Pioneer Museum Society is to acquire, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the human and natural history of Grande Prairie and surrounding areas of the Peace River Country. To carry out this mandate, there are the following departments: the Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy and membership; Administration oversees planning, personnel, volunteers, finances, and the physical plant; Collections acquires artifacts, stores and maintains them to ensure their integrity, maintains the Heritage Village, and sets up displays for the public; Programming plans and carries out school programs and special events; and the

Archives preserves archival materials and makes them available to the public.

As part of its mandate, the society established a Heritage Village with wooden boardwalks and telegraph poles, and acquired the following buildings: Tempest House, a two-story log house/post office from Kleskun Lake in 1974; the 1911 McQueen Presbyterian Church; the 1917 Hermit Lake school; the Big Mountains forestry cabin in 1977; an Edson Trail caboose in 1979; a replica of the town fire hall, built in 1984; a replica of the 1919 Campbell Cabin, which was home to Miss Isabel Campbell as a child; the 1935 Pipestone Creek Store; and a 1930 barn in 1999.

The first curators of the Grande Prairie Museum were volunteers Mel Rodacker and Bert Tieman. In 1984, Alice Fortier became the first permanent, full-time staff. She was succeeded by Peter Goertzen, Administrator/Curator in 1992. In the late 90s, the society began an aggressive funding campaign which resulted in the start of an archives program, a second Heritage Centre showcasing the entire Peace River Country, and an expansion of the main museum.

The Society is a founding member of the Alberta Museums Association and a member of the Spirit of the Peace and Canadian Museums Association.

 

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the records of the Board of Directors; Administrative planning documents, financial and personnel records, information on the physical plant, and subject and correspondence files; photographs and information on Collections’ artifacts, buildings, and displays; photographs and files of Programming and special events. Completing the collection are brochures and books published by the society, associated organizations; and photographs, scrapbooks and guest books from the Grande Prairie Museum.

 

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
These are the records of the agency administering the Grande Prairie Regional Archives.
Physical Description: The fonds also includes 50 volumes and newspapers not included in the 225 cm of textual records.

Table of Contents

Series 001.01Board of Directors series
Series 001.02Administration series
Series 001.03Collections series
Series 001.04Programming series
Series 001.05Archives series
Series 001.06Publications series
Series 001.07Associated Organizations series
Series 001.08Photographs, scrapbooks & guest books series
Series 001.09Sound Recordings collection
Series 001.10Film and Video collection
Series 001.11Maps and Blueprints collection
Series 001.12Paper Artifact collection
Series 001.13Reference Material collection
Series 001.01Board of Directors series. — 1961-2007. — 25 cm of textual records.The Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy at the museum, hiring administrative staff, and holding regular meetings as well as the Annual General Meeting in compliance with the incorporation documents of the museum. Major fundraising drives are also overseen by the Board.

The series consists of legal documents, minutes, annual reports, financial statements and membership records.

SubSeries 001.01.01Legal Documents sub-series. — 1971-2004. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of legal documents such as incorporation papers, constitution and by-laws, and annual society returns.
SubSeries 001.01.02Minutes sub-series. — 1961-2006. — 14 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of the minutes of the meetings for the Board of Directors which also contain financial reports, staff and board reports, museum attendance records, and correspondence pertaining to the board.
SubSeries 001.01.03Annual Reports sub-series. — 1988-2007. — 3.5 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of annual reports which contain a report to the members of the society, including president and directors’ reports on the past year, and budgets and plans for the upcoming year.
SubSeries 001.01.04Financial Statements sub-series. — 1961-2006. — 3 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of financial statements for each operating year.
SubSeries 001.01.05Membership Records sub-series. — 1961-2003. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of lists of general and life members in the Pioneer Museum Society for various years. There are also some lists of donors.
SubSeries 001.01.06Society & Museum Logos. — 1970-1995.The sub-series consists of plans and final designs of logos for the Pioneer Museum Society and the Grande Prairie Museum over the years.
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Series 001.02Administration series. — 1955-2006. — 92 cm of textual records. — 18 blueprints.The Administration is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the museum’s operation, and responds to the Board of Directors regarding: planning, finances, human resources, volunteers, and physical plant.

The series consists of files containing planning documents; logo designs for the museum; capitol projects; grants and bequests; physical plant; personnel records and policies; financial records; subject files; and correspondence. There are 14 financial ledgers in oversize storage. The subject files cover topics such as the history of the museum, advertising, gift shop inventories, raffle and cookbook fund-raisers, Alaska Highway Rendezvous, Elderhostel, Forest Capital of Canada, T. Heimdal’s mural, and weddings held in the historic church.

SubSeries 001.02.01Planning sub-series. — 1983-2005. — 12 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of various planning studies done by the board and by consultants, including business plans, developing goals and programs, facility studies, marketing plans, a major Strategic Planning Study done in 1997, a Museum Expansion Study in 2002, and a Capacity Building study in 2004.
SubSeries 001.02.02Newsletters sub-series. — 1990-2006. — 3 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of newsletters written by administration to communicate progress, activities and events at the Grande Prairie Museum.
SubSeries 001.02.03Grants & Bequests sub-series. — 1970-1998. — 13 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of grants and bequests successful grant applications made from 1970 to 1998. The grants include those made on behalf of the Spirit of the Peace Museums Network; those received from the Alberta Museums Association; Provincial grants such as the Community Initiatives Program, the Community Facilities Enhancement Program, and the Wild Rose Foundation; and Federal Grants. There are also a couple of files regarding bequests made to the Grande Prairie Museum.
SubSeries 001.02.04Physical Plant sub-series. — 1965-2005. — 4 cm of textual records. — 18 blueprints.The sub-series consists of two files, one for the development and improvement of the initial museum building, and one for the 2005 project which resulted in the building of a second museum showcasing the entire Peace Country with Tourist Information, and a major expansion of the original museum. Four sets of blueprints are for the original building, drawn in 1967, and for the 1989 expansion. Two blueprint plans (18” x 24”) show the final layout of the original 1969 Butler building and the building complete with extensions as it was in 1997.
Proposed Pioneer Museum for Grande Prairie, 1965Architectural designs for a proposed museum in Bear Creek Park, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.02.04.01-.04
Proposed Museum for Grande Prairie, [ca. 1965]
design
Architectural design for a proposed museum in Bear Creek Park, Grande Prairie. This is the design that was actually built.
Location: 0001.02.04.05
Pioneer Museum, 1967
blueprint
Front elevation of the pioneer museum in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.02.04.06a
Pioneer Museum Plot Plan, 1967
blueprint
Grande Prairie pioneer museum site plan.
Location: 0001.02.04.06b
Pioneer Museum, 1967
blueprint
Anchor Bolt Layout Plan for Butler Building used as the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.02.04.06c
Pioneer Museum, 1967
blueprint
Floor plan and cross section of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.02.04.06d
Pioneer Museum, 1967
blueprint
Electrical plan for the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.02.04.08
Existing Museum, [ca. 1970]
blueprint
Grande Prairie Museum plan.
Location: 0001.02.04.09
Proposed Display/North Extension, [ca. 1970]
blueprint
Plan for the the proposed display and north extension of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.02.04.10
Proposed Expansion of the Pioneer Museum, 1974
blueprint
Showing the placement of the Grande Prairie museum, the heritage village, and the landscaping design.
Location: 0001.02.04.11
Pioneer Museum Planting Plan, 1983
blueprint
Pioneer museum planting plan, City of Grande Prairie Centennial Park Landscaping Package “A”.
Location: 0001.02.04.12
Foundation Plan Firehall, [ca. 1984]
blueprint
Copy of plan for the replica firehall foundation at the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.02.04.13
New Floor Plan, 1988
blueprint
New floor plan for the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District.
Location: 0001.02.04.14a
New Construction and Existing Floor Plan, 1988
blueprint
New construction and existing floor plan for the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District.
Location: 0001.02.04.14b
Elevations East/West, 1988
blueprint
East and West elevations for the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District.
Location: 0001.02.04.14c
Elevations North/South, 1988
blueprint
North and South elevations for the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District.
Location: 0001.02.04.14d
Reflected Ceiling Plan, 1988
blueprint
Reflected ceiling plan for the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District.
Location: 0001.02.04.14e
Electrical Plan, 1988
blueprint
Electrical plan for the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District.
Location: 0001.02.04.14f
Pioneer Museum Proposed Site Plan, 1983
site plan
Proposed heritage village to the north of the Grande Prairie museum building.
Location: 0001.02.04.15
Pioneer Museum Proposed New Exhibit, 1989Proposed new exhibit for the Grande Prairie Pioneer Museum.
Location: 0001.02.04.16a-c
SubSeries 001.02.05Personnel sub-series. — 1972-2006. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of records relating to volunteers and staff. It includes lists of volunteers who set up and operated the museum until 1984, and then continued to be heavily involved; papers relating to volunteer appreciation events, such as a skit for the Christmas dinner; job descriptions, benefit packages and papers related to paid staff. This last file is restricted.
SubSeries 001.02.06Financial records sub-series. — 1961-2006. — 36 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of general ledgers and financial correspondence. Fourteen financial ledgers are housed in oversize storage. One file of financial correspondence concerns a court case and is therefore restricted. There are also some statistics reports filed with the 1991-1998 General Ledgers.
SubSeries 001.02.07Correspondence sub-series. — 1961-2005. — 15 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of letters filed in date order regarding the establishment, operations and funding of the Grande Prairie Museum. Common correspondents are the City and County of Grande Prairie, the Province of Alberta and MLAs, the Alberta Travel Bureau, the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, service clubs and organizations, other museums and Museum Associations, suppliers for materials, and donors of artifacts or funds.
SubSeries 001.02.08Subject files sub-series. — 1955-2001. — 7 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of subject files cover topics such as the history of the museum, advertising, gift shop inventories, raffle and cookbook fund-raisers, Alaska Highway Rendezvous, Elderhostel, Forestry Capital of Canada, T. Heimdal’s mural, and weddings held in the historic church.
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Series 001.03Collections series. — 1970-2005. — 11 cm of textual records. — 1 video recordings.The Collections Department is responsible for accessioning artifacts, caring for the artifacts both inside and outside of the museum, creating permanent and temporary displays, restoring buildings in the Heritage Village, maintaining the heritage buildings and the gardens, and providing interpretive text and images for buildings and displays.

The series consists of information on artifacts held at the Grande Prairie Museum.

SubSeries 001.03.01Artifacts sub-series. — 1970-1998. — 3 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of accession lists and correspondence regarding artifacts, a special file for the Hand-fed Threshing Machine when it was being destroyed and monetary appraisals on artifacts from 1979-1991.
SubSeries 001.03.02Heritage Buildings sub-series. — [1978-2003]. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of correspondence re: moving buildings, descriptive lists of all of the buildings in the Heritage Village, and booklets containing research, history, programming notes and photographs for each building.
SubSeries 001.03.03Permanent Displays sub-series. — 1997-2005. — 2 cm of textual records. — 1 video recordings.The sub-series consists of notes regarding interpretation for displays, mostly the paleontology display ca. 1997, and the displays researched and designed by archives staff for the expansion of the main museum in 2005. Included is material used to create the Alberta Wheat Pool interpretive video for the Elevator display and a copy of the video.
Alberta Wheat Pool Movie, 2005
Audio Visual
Copies of the complete film, clips of which were used to create the Alberta Wheat Pool Interpretive Movie for the 2005 Grande Prairie Museum display. The originals were 8 mm home movies loaned by Henry Forcier, son of Jean Luc Forcier, the filmer. The film was converted to beta tape and then edited by Ian Forbes of the GPRC Arts Department to create the interpretive movie. The interpretive text and then the sound recording was provided by elevator agent Howard McPherson and Henry Forcier. The project was spearheaded by Archives staff at the request of Collections staff. Copyright was retained by Henry Forcier.
Location: 0001.03.03.001
SubSeries 001.03.04Temporary Displays sub-series. — 1993-2004. — 4 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of correspondence, research, printed materials and news articles regarding temporary displays designed by staff and volunteers, and traveling exhibits designed by other museums. One of the most popular and well-received series of displays was the Pioneer Family of the Month which saw individual families creating temporary displays with their own family artifacts, supplemented by museum artifacts.
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Series 001.04Programming series. — 1978-2005. — 10 cm of textual records.The series consists of information on special events run by the Grande Prairie Museum including the Fiddler’s Jamboree, Heritage Fair, Living Village, Antique Car Show, Dominion Day, Heritage Day, Harvest Festival and Lantern Tours.
SubSeries 001.04.01School Programs sub-series. — 1985-2004. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of planning documents, correspondence, and statistics related to school programs which volunteers conducted for mostly primary age students. Programs included scavenger hunts, pioneer experience (making butter, washing clothes, building cabins, carding and spinning wool, grinding grain for bread, making rope, etc.), and interpretive kits for school use.
SubSeries 001.04.02Special Events sub-series. — 1978-2004. — 7 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of planning documents and correspondence relating to special events. Some of their events included Fashion Shows, Fiddler’s Jamboree, Heritage Fair, Living Village, Antique Car Show, Dominion Day, Heritage Day, Harvest Festival and Lantern Tours, and United Way Campaign kick-offs.
SubSeries 001.04.03Interpretive Materials sub-series. — [1990-2005]. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of scripts for dramas played out in the Heritage Village on Special event days, ideas for programmers in the village, and the tour script for Heritage Discovery Centre after it was created in 2003.
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Series 001.05Archives series. — 1995-1999. — 7 cm of textual records.The archives arm of the Grande Prairie Museum was first proposed by David Leonard, northern representative for Alberta Historic Sites, and established with support from the Archives Society of Alberta. Meetings with stakeholders began in 1997, and in 1999 an archival records survey was done to determine the whereabouts, the condition, and the ownership of archival records in the County of Grande Prairie. In conjunction with the survey, the Archives Society of Alberta did a feasibility study for a regional archives in the south Peace. The Grande Prairie Regional Archives opened as an interim project by the Grande Prairie Museum in 2000, with financial support from the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, and the Municipal District of Greenview.

The series consists of correspondence files, minutes, the final and published reports of the archival records survey, and the feasibility study completed by the Archives Society of Alberta.

SubSeries 001.05.01Proposed Area Archives sub-series. — 1994-2000. — 3 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of correspondence with consultants, levels of government, community organizations, stakeholders and interested individuals as the Pioneer Museum Society spear-headed the establishment of an archives for the Grande Prairie area.
SubSeries 001.05.02Archival Records Survey sub-series. — 1999. — 3 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of the minutes of the Archival Records Survey committee, correspondence regarding the survey, reports from the surveyor who was attempting to determine the whereabouts, the condition, and the ownership of archival records in the County of Grande Prairie; and the final published report showing the dire need of an archives in the south Peace.
SubSeries 001.05.03Archives Feasibility Study sub-series. — 1999. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of a report made by the Archives Society of Alberta detailing how an archives would be feasible if it was regional, shared by organizations and governments.
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Series 001.06Publications series. — 1970-1992. — 9 cm of textual records. — 192 photographs.To advertise the Grande Prairie Museum, brochures were printed periodically. As well, the society was involved with projects through the efforts of volunteers: Early Settlers in the Grande Prairie District, a listing of homesteaders for each quarter in the Grande Prairie and Spirit River area was prepared by Charlie Wales; Homesteader’s Trails was written by J.G. MacGregor for the Pioneer Museum Society; and From Dinosaurs to Pioneers was designed for the Grade 3 Social Studies Curriculum by Joan Yates, the program coordinator at the time. All of these books were sold in the Museum book store.

The series consists of brochures and newsletters, as well as copies of the books produced for the museum. The only original manuscript is “Homesteaders’ Trails” by J.G. MacGregor.
SubSeries 001.06.01Brochures sub-series. — [1970-1996]. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of various brochures designed and used by the Pioneer Museum Society over much of its existence.
SubSeries 001.06.02“Homesteaders’ Trails” sub-series. — 1982-1987. — 5 cm of textual records. — 192 photographs.The sub-series consists of grant applications, correspondence, the final draft of the manuscript, copies of some of the photographs used in the publication, and a published copy of the book. The book was commissioned by the New Horizons Homesteaders Trails Committee (of the Pioneer Museum Board) to cover the Trails by which pioneers entered the Peace Country before rail transportation arrived, and written by J.G. MacGregor. There are several additions to the back of the book: Photographs and story about the Tonsil Clinic at Pipestone Creek; musical score and words for the “Song of the Wapiti”, and the 1910 letters of I.V. Macklin written in the south Peace to his wife Nellie in Toronto. There are some copies of the photographs used in the book.
Bales of Valuable Furs, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Exporting “bales of valuable furs,” part of Peace River’s winter harvest, by rail.
Location: 0001.06.02.004
St. Luke’s Anglican, Ft. Vermilion, 1900 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Ft. Vermilion, built by A.C. Garrioch and assistants in 1879.
Location: 0001.06.02.005
Dog Team Transporting Furs, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Dog team and snowshoes being used to transport goods and furs in winter.
Location: 0001.06.02.006
Red River Cart, Beaverlodge, 1985 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
An original Red River ox cart used by the Bull Outfit when they came to Beaverlodge from Ontario.
Location: 0001.06.02.007
Boat Building At Athabasca Landing, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Boats being built at Athabasca Landing to take goods and settlers up the Athabasca River into the Peace Country.
Location: 0001.06.02.008
Fort Chippewyan, Alberta, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Fort Chippewyan, on the shore of Athabasca Lake, was one of the earliest communities in Alberta.
Location: 0001.06.02.009
EJ Lawrence And His Children, 1890 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Erasmus J Lawrence with his daughter Susan and son Fenwick.
Location: 0001.06.02.010
Peace River Harvest Display, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Two old timers, Mr. St. Germain and Mr. Alex Mackenzie , with a display of locally grown produce.
Location: 0001.06.02.011
Cantaloupe Field, Shaftesbury Settlement, 1932
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Visitors admiring Mr. Early’s cantaloupe field in his market garden at the Shaftsbury settlement.
Location: 0001.06.02.012
First Peace River Agricultural Show, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The first Agricultural show was held in Mr. H. A. George’s log house on Sept. 19, 1911.
Location: 0001.06.02.013
Carl Berg’s Alfalfa Field, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Alfalfa field of Carl Berg, Pipestone Creek, being examined by Mr. Bliss, J.L. Kerns, and W.S. Scarth on June 28.
Location: 0001.06.02.014
Constructing Hart River Bridge, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Hart River Bridge over the West Peace River being constructed in the spring of 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.015
Peace River Raft Transporting Goods, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Mode of transporting goods on the rivers of the Peace Country: a loaded raft nears a dock on the river.
Location: 0001.06.02.016
First Hart River Bridge, Peace River, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The first Hart River Bridge was carried away by flood in 1914. It crossed the Hart River just before it joins the Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.017
Rafting to Fort Vermilion, 1905 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Traveling Deluxe: Judge Noel and party leave by raft for Fort Vermilion on the Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.018
St. James Anglican, First Peace River Church, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
First church in Peace River: St. James Anglican.
Location: 0001.06.02.019
Lichfield Avenue, Athabasca Landing, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Lichfield Avenue, Athabasca Landing, about the time settlers were coming in over the Long Trail.
Location: 0001.06.02.020
First Steam Boat on the Peace River, 1903
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
First steam boat on the Peace River, the S.S. St. Charles, owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Mission. Doug McFarlane found the brass name plate on the river bank in 1926.
Location: 0001.06.02.021
Moonlight Excursion by Riverboat, 1913 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The S.S. D.A. Thomas on a Moonlight Exclusion Trip on the Peace River
Location: 0001.06.02.022
Hudson’s Bay Company Store, Saskatoon Lake, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Men and children in front of the Hudson’s Bay Company store at Saskatoon Lake.
Location: 0001.06.02.023
Oldest Building on Peace River Main Street, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Peace River Trading & Land Co Ltd., the oldest building on main street, was located in the middle of the street on the west side.
Location: 0001.06.02.024
Driving the Golden Spike on the E.D. & B.C. Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Mrs. Benson driving the golden spike on the E.D. & B.C. Railway on Mar. 22, 1916
Location: 0001.06.02.025
Grande Prairie Branch of the E.D. & B.C. Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Grande Prairie Branch of the E.D. & B.C. Railway was built in 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.026
First Train Arriving at Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
A crowd stands in the snow watching the first train arriving in Grande Prairie on March 22, 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.027
Clearing The Way for the E.D. & B.C. Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Right-of-Way crew clears away the snow for the arrival of the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia train on May 22, 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.028
The Sheridan Lawrence Family, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.6
The Sheridan Lawrence family of Ft. Vermilion was one of the first farming families in the Peace Country.
Location: 0001.06.02.029
Fur Catch at Primrose Lake, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Fur catch at Primrose Lake in 1923: timber wolf, coyote, fox and martin.
Location: 0001.06.02.030
First Harvest on Stone Farm, 1908
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Three workers displaying the sheaves of wheat produced from the first harvest on Stone Farm, Bezanson’s homestead.
Location: 0001.06.02.031
Good crops on Mead’s Land, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Stooks cover Mead’s field in the Lake Saskatoon district. Lake Saskatoon is in the background.
Location: 0001.06.02.032
Walter McFarlane at Harry Brown’s Cabin, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Walter McFarlane with a horse-drawn disc in front of Harry Brown’s sod roofed cabin.
Location: 0001.06.02.033
Marjorie Willsey on the F. Gilkinson farm, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Marjorie Willsey with a team of harnessed oxen on the F. Gilkyson farm in 1938.
Location: 0001.06.02.034
Early Settlers Motive Power, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Early settlers motive power, out of the Red River Cart and on to the plow.
Location: 0001.06.02.035
Mrs. Gabrielle with Lynx Pelt, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Mrs. Gabrielle (an aboriginal woman) with a lynx carcass at Primrose Lake in 1929.
Location: 0001.06.02.036
Wolves Staked in the Muskeg, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Ivor Peterson dug the wolves out of the river bank thinking he could cross breed them for sleigh dogs. He fed them rabbits all summer, thinking they would be tame enough to handle.
Location: 0001.06.02.037
Timber Wolf and B.B. Crew, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Timber wolves and the B & B crew at Devinish, Alberta: Knut Knutson, Ivor Peterson, Dave Little (Foreman), Bill White, Lorne Carnohan.
Location: 0001.06.02.038
Typical Homestead Cabin, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A typical homesteader’s cabin with two dogs near the open front door, a horse-drawn sleigh ready in front, and some household items stowed on the exterior walls of the cabin.
Location: 0001.06.02.039
Honeymoon Cabin, 1923
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Sela Watts and her dog in the doorway of “Honeymoon Cabin,” her temporary home in 1923.
Location: 0001.06.02.040
The “Bull Outfit” at Mac Miller’s First Home, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Group photograph of the Burnsites (Bull Outfit) at Mac Miller’s first home in 1910.
Location: 0001.06.02.041
I. V. Macklin, Maude Clifford and the Forbes at Grande Prairie, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
I.V. Macklin and Maude Clifford with Agnes and Alexander Forbes in front of a frame home. The Forbes and Macklins lived on adjoining quarters on the outskirts of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.042
Ox Team Pulling Cargo Sled, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A team of oxen pulling a heavily loaded sled, with log cabin in the background.
Location: 0001.06.02.043
Ox Team Pulling Caboose, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Traveling by oxen pulled caboose was “a slow process.”
Location: 0001.06.02.044
Lillian & Lorna McFarlane, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Walter McFarlane’s two young daughters, Lilllian and Lorna, sitting in the back of a caboose.
Location: 0001.06.02.045
The “Northern Echo” Steamship, 1930
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Steam powered paddle wheeler, “The Northern Echo”, leaving Waterways in the spring of 1930. Hudson’s Bay post and boats in background.
Location: 0001.06.02.046
Taking on Wood at Athabasca, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Wood being loaded onto a steam powered paddle wheeler at Athabasca.
Location: 0001.06.02.047
Loading Goods at Athabasca, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Bull Outfit loading their goods on the Paddle Wheeler “Northern Lights” at Athabasca Landing.
Location: 0001.06.02.048
On the Trail to Grande Prairie, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Bull Outfit taking a break on the trail to Grande Prairie in 1909.
Location: 0001.06.02.049
On the Trail to Grande Prairie, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Bull Outfit’s oxen and wagons on the Long Trail to Grande Prairie in 1909
Location: 0001.06.02.050
Sawridge, Alberta, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Bird’s eye view of buildings at Sawridge (now Slave Lake). The lake is in the background.
Location: 0001.06.02.051
Teamsters Leaving Sawridge, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Teamsters with horses and wagons leaving Sawridge (now Slave Lake) on the Grouard Trail.
Location: 0001.06.02.052
Confluence Of The Smoky & Peace Rivers, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The confluence of the Smoky and Peace Rivers. Mackenzie’s camp, Fort Forks, was located about six miles up on the left bank of the Peace River from the forks.
Location: 0001.06.02.053
Jim McFarlane Riding “Sultan”, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Jim McFarlane riding “Sultan”. Note Cogshall Montana Saddle.
Location: 0001.06.02.054
Grande Prairie Flour Mill, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Grande Prairie Flour Mill, proprietor J. Voz, was built on the banks of Bear Creek around 1915.
Location: 0001.06.02.055
Hudson’s Bay Post, Peace River, 1904
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Hudson’s Bay Company Post at Peace River Crossing surrounded by pole fencing.
Location: 0001.06.02.056
Royal North West Mounted Police Barracks, Peace River, 1908
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Royal North West Mounted Police barracks at Peace River on the banks of the Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.057
Low Water Level on the Peace River, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Bird’s eye view of the Peace River showing a low water level in 1910.
Location: 0001.06.02.058
When the Telegraph came to Peace River, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Telegraph poles and wires being installed on Oct.7, 1910 in front of the Peace River Café.
Location: 0001.06.02.059
Town Of Peace River, Alberta, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The settlement of Peace River lies covered in snow on the banks of the Mighty Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.060
Peace River Crossing, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The settlement of Peace River, originally called Peace River Crossing, in summer 1911.
Location: 0001.06.02.061
Mains Street Peace River, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Part of Peace River main street in 1912, showing the Peace Hotel, the Government Telegraph Office and Diamond Store.
Location: 0001.06.02.062
Main Street, Peace River, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The main street of Peace River as seen from the Hart River in 1913.
Location: 0001.06.02.063
Main Street, Peace River, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Maple Leaf Hotel and Restaurant on the main street of Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.064
Bank Of Commerce, Peace River, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The first Bank Of Commerce, the first Post Office and the Trading Store on Peace River’s main street.
Location: 0001.06.02.065
Peace River Showing Broadway, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Aerial view of the town of Peace River showing Broadway and the Peace River in the background.
Location: 0001.06.02.066
Building the Royal Bank, Peace River, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Building the Royal Bank and an annex to the Peace Hotel in Peace River in 1914.
Location: 0001.06.02.067
Main Street, Peace River, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Businesses along Peace River’s Main Street in 1916 include a blacksmith shop, news stand & confectionery, and pool hall.
Location: 0001.06.02.068
Royal Bank, Peace River, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
The Royal Bank, the George Lumber Co. and the first Land Office on main street in Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.069
Railway and Pedestrian Bridge, Peace River, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The railway and pedestrian bridge over the Peace River near the townsite of the same name was built in 1917-1918.
Location: 0001.06.02.070
Bezanson Ferry Broken Loose, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Bezanson ferry broke loose and floated down river to the Goodwin Crossing.
Location: 0001.06.02.071
Decked Logs on the Skidway, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5
The decked logs on the skidway to be loaded on rail cars going to Edmonton.
Location: 0001.06.02.072
Northwest Lumber Co., Camp Two, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Buildings and equipment at Northwest Lumber Co. Camp Two, 20 miles N.E. of Greencourt.
Location: 0001.06.02.073
The Thompson Family Caboose, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Thompson family caboose. L. to R.: unknown, Julia (Thompson), Mrs. Capt. Roberts, Mrs. Kate Mead, Mrs. Bredin, Mrs. Mary Thompson, May Thompson, Mr. Bredin, and Jack Thomspon holding the horses.
Location: 0001.06.02.074
Thompson Ladies in the Caboose, 1910
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The five Thompson ladies inside the caboose.
Location: 0001.06.02.075
Coming Through Tall Timber, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Miller family coming through tall timber on the Edson Trail. L to R: Lloyd and the younger children on the first sleigh, Mary by the horses, Rachael, Emmett, Eunice and Lea behind the caboose.
Location: 0001.06.02.076
A Good Camping Spot on the Trail, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5
A good, sheltered spot to camp for the Miller family on the Edson Trail, 1912.
Location: 0001.06.02.077
First Night’s Camp in Grande Prairie, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
First night’s camp in Grande Prairie for the Miller family, 1912.
Location: 0001.06.02.078
Stage for Edmonton at Athabasca Landing, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The stage for Edmonton at Athabasca Landing on the Athabasca-Grouard Trail.
Location: 0001.06.02.079
Inside a Survey Tent At Swan Lake, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Interior of a survey crew tent at Swan Lake to extend the railroad to Dawson Creek in 1929.
Location: 0001.06.02.080
Inside an Athabasca Pullman, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Interior of a caboose used on the Athabasca-Grouard Trail
Location: 0001.06.02.081
Leaving Edmonton for Grande Prairie, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Captain Roberts team of oxen leaving Castle Hotel, Edmonton for Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.082
Mail Pack Train leaving Edson for Grande Prairie, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The mail pack train of horses leaving Edson for Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.083
First School, Peace River, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The first Peace River agriculture show was held in this building, which was also used as schoolhouse for the first public school in 1911-1912.
Location: 0001.06.02.084
Soto Landing, Lesser Slave Lake River, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A Riverboat and a canvas covered boat moored at Soto Landing on the Lesser Slave River
Location: 0001.06.02.085
First Agricultural Association Officers, Peace River, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Office bearers of the first agricultural association in Peace River: G.B. Cliffe, Inspector Anderson, T.A. Brick, Ed Carson, Rev. Father Leserec, Sergeant Buttler, W.S. George and H.A. George.
Location: 0001.06.02.086
First Threshing Machine in Peace River, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
First threshing machine in Peace River, now on the farm of W.S. George, Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.087
First Railway Shipment of Hogs, Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
First shipment of hogs from Grande Prairie over the E.D. & B.C. railroad.
Location: 0001.06.02.088
Joe Farnsworth Plowing With Horses & Oxen, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Joe Farnsworth plowing with teams of oxen & horses together on his farm near LaGlace.
Location: 0001.06.02.089
First Railway Shipment of Hogs, Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Walter Roberts, grey team. First hogs shipped from Grande Prairie over the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railroad in 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.090
Hudson’s Bay Company, Dunvegan, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A photo of the Hudson’s Bay Company Building at Dunvegan in 1910.
Location: 0001.06.02.091
Riverboat on the Peace River, 1905
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The S.S. Peace River, belonging to the Hudson’s Bay Company, on the Peace River in 1905.
Location: 0001.06.02.092
A bad hole on the Edson Trail, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A wagon load of freight stuck in the mud on the Edson Trail.
Location: 0001.06.02.093
Off to the Front on a River Boat, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Men enlisting for World War I leaving on Captain Smith’s “Peace River Boy” for end of steel at Smoky River Crossing.
Location: 0001.06.02.094
The Ferry at Dunvegan, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The old Dunvegan Ferry on the Peace River.
Location: 0001.06.02.095
Half Breed Stopping Place, Grande Prairie, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of men, women & children at the Half Breed stopping place on the Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.096
Settlers on the Dunvegan Ferry, 1910 c.
1 Duplicated 1; b & w; 4 x 6
The ferry at Dunvegan showing settlers bound for Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.097
New Dunvegan Ferry, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The new ferry at Dunvegan. Don Cranston and Sam Sargent with outfits are on ferry.
Location: 0001.06.02.098
Mr. & Mrs. Bredin’s 1915 Calendar, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
1915 calendar with a photograph of Mr. & Mrs. Bredin on it.
Location: 0001.06.02.099
Survey Party on the Move, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The survey party on the move. Walter McFarlane is second from the left.
Location: 0001.06.02.100
W. Fletcher Bredin’s Home near Bear Lake, 1919
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
W. Fletcher Bredin home, Twin Shacks, in 1919.
Location: 0001.06.02.101
McFarlane’s Survey Crew on the Athabasca Trail, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
McFarlane’s crew on one of their four trips in over the Athabasca Trail. Walter is on the first sleigh.
Location: 0001.06.02.102
Hotel Breeden at Easter, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Easter 1912. This is where we (surveyors) stopped and I slept on the floor in my bed roll. The meals were O.K.
Location: 0001.06.02.103
Lake Saskatoon Townsite, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The settlement at Lake Saskatoon in 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.104
Lake Saskatoon Townsite, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Lake Saskatoon Settlement in 1917.
Location: 0001.06.02.105
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Main street Grande Prairie in 1918
Location: 0001.06.02.106
Twentieth Century Pioneers, 1910 c.
1 Duplicate see:; b & w; 3 x 5
Twentieth century pioneers coming into Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.107
Salmond’s Hotel, Grande Prairie, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Salmond’s Hotel on Grande Prairie’s main street in 1914
Location: 0001.06.02.108
Red Willow Coal Mines, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A view of people sitting on tracks at Red Willow Coal Mines, taken from inside the mine.
Location: 0001.06.02.109
Red Willow Coal Mines, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Riding in a coal car on the tracks at Red Willow Coal Mines.
Location: 0001.06.02.110
Red Willow Coal Mines, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Log building at the entrance of the Red Willow Coal Mines in 1924.
Location: 0001.06.02.111
Bideaux Expedition, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 4
Bideaux Expedition heading for Telegraph Creek.
Location: 0001.06.02.112
Harry Horte’s Snow Cruiser, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Harry Horte snow cruiser cut down to run in a sleigh track.
Location: 0001.06.02.113
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Businesses along main street Grande Prairie included D.W. Pratt Real Estate and Insurance, Crerar’s, a drug store, and a hotel.
Location: 0001.06.02.114
Victory Oil Well, Peace River, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Victory Oil Well was an early well on the bank of Peace River near the present bridge.
Location: 0001.06.02.115
Moving Lake Saskatoon to Wembley, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Teams of horses and men moving Bob Tilt’s restaurant from Lake Saskatoon to Wembley in 1925.
Location: 0001.06.02.116
B & B Crew in a Rented Model T, 1930
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5
The B & B crew with a rented Model T in about 1930. Car rental was $5 day with gas supplied by owner. The driver did not have to have a driver’s license.
Location: 0001.06.02.117
Kinuso Bridge Construction, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Building the lower deck of the Kinuso railway bridge in the winter of 1933-34.
Location: 0001.06.02.118
Kinuso Steam Hoist Bringing Up Timber, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Workers use a steam hoist to bring up timber for the railway bridge at Kinuso in 1933-34.
Location: 0001.06.02.119
N.A.R. Steam Hoist at Kinuso, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Northern Alberta Railway used a steam hoist to bring up timber for the railway bridge at Kinuso in 1933-34.
Location: 0001.06.02.120
Narrow Gauge Track at Kinuso, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Kinouso water tower sits alongside a narrow gauge track used to haul cement for a pier at Kinuso.
Location: 0001.06.02.121
Train Crew on a Railway Speeder, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Four men of a B & B train crew traveling by hand rail car.
Location: 0001.06.02.122
Peace River Airways Mail Plane, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Peace River Airways mail plane leaving Ft. McMurray for Yellowknife. This plane used pontoons in the summer and skis in the winter.
Location: 0001.06.02.123
Watino, End of Steel, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The end of steel at Watino in 1915 showing rail cars and various log building
Location: 0001.06.02.124
G. P. & District Old Timers Assoc. Annual Picnic, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Grande Prairie and District Old Timers Association, Lake Saskatoon Annual Picnic.
Location: 0001.06.02.125
First Governor-General to Visit Peace River, 1920
1 photograph; b& w; 4 x 6
The Duke of Devonshire was the first governor-general to visit Peace River. Here he and his party are being entertained at their Bear Lake (Grimshaw) campsite. He also inspected Boy Scouts in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.126
Berge Halvor Farm, Valhalla, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Uncle Berge Halvor & Julie Velve (centre) came to Valhalla over the Edson Trail in 1913. Bennie Velve is on the roof, Milo, Ida and Hilman on the ground.
Location: 0001.06.02.127
Lawrence Family with Mr. Wright, Jeweler, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
From left to right: Mrs. Lawrence, Cliff Lawrence, Bert Tieman, unknown, Jim Lawrence, Dr. Pinkerton, Hugh Lawrence, Yvon Lawrence, Mr. Wright (jeweler).
Location: 0001.06.02.128
School Children at Peace River, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Early group of Peace River school children with their teacher, Miss Jean Kelly, in 1912.
Location: 0001.06.02.129
George & St. Pierre Ferguson, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
George, on the right, and brother St. Pierre Ferguson.
Location: 0001.06.02.130
Hunting Party at Valhalla, 1919
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hunting party 1914: Milo Berge, Adolf ?, Bennie Velve, Bennie Berge, Ingebrikt Evjin, Milo Fuglem & Dick Olson.
Location: 0001.06.02.131
McFarlane Survey Crew in Camp, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Survey crew in camp: Andrew Foster, Ed Gummer, Harry Tuffill, George Lepairiere, Jim Somerville, and Joe Mantle.
Location: 0001.06.02.132
Getting a Hair Cut, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Survey crew member getting a hair cut in the open air.
Location: 0001.06.02.133
Harold Sinclair Homestead, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Harold Sinclair homestead in the Valhalla area.
Location: 0001.06.02.134
Survey crew on the Smoky River, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The survey crew traveling over the frozen Smoky River in 1910.
Location: 0001.06.02.135
McFarlane Survey Crew at Rest, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Grahame McFarlane survey team resting.
Location: 0001.06.02.136
Survey Crew and Rafts at Rolla Landing, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Walter McFarlane’s crew with raft in the Peace River at Rolla Landing in 1911.
Location: 0001.06.02.137
The Survey Crew Enjoying a Swim, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The survey crew enjoying a swim.
Location: 0001.06.02.138
Walter McFarlane Survey Crew, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5
McFarlane’s survey crew in 1910: Reid, McFarlane, Foster Dexter, W. Thompson, R. Henderson, Jim Perry, P. Lilleous, T. O’Callaghan, Harry Tuffill, W. Williamson, J. Willock. Sitting: Walter McFarlane, Bob Williams holding Hilda Clifford of Flying Shot, Ike Robinson, Nev Sharpe, Wm. Muir, Doc Montgomery, Chris Lilleous.
Location: 0001.06.02.139
Survey Crew Wagon Train, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
McFarlane survey crew on the move.
Location: 0001.06.02.140
W. G. McFarlane Survey Party, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
McFarlane survey party, 1910. Back row: J. Willocks, Walter McFarlane, Jim Perry, Ring Reid, Walter Thompson, Harry Tuffill, Bob Henderson, Pete Lilleous, Jim McFarlane, Art Blair. Bottom row: Tim O’Callaghan, unknown, Bill Williamson, Nev Sharpe with Hilda, and Bill Muir.
Location: 0001.06.02.141
Mcfarlane’s Great Dane, King, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
McFarlane’s survey camp is guarded by his great dane, King
Location: 0001.06.02.142
A Surveyor with Transit, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A surveyor working with his transit tripod on the grassy prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.143
Bezanson Ferry on the Smoky River, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Bezanson Ferry operated on the Smoky River from 1923 to 1949.
Location: 0001.06.02.144
Canoeing Through Ice Floes, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Crossing the river in early days before the advent of bridges.
Location: 0001.06.02.145
Visitors at Twin Shacks, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Left to right: Kitty Leveson, Mrs. Tate, Mrs. Jessie Holmes, Mrs. Hazzard, Miss James, Rev. Mr. James, Mrs. Fletcher Bredin, Mrs. Leveson, John Leveson.
Location: 0001.06.02.146
Rede Store Home, Beaverlodge, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Rede Stone family in front of their home at Beaverlodge, 1910.
Location: 0001.06.02.147
“The Boston” Stopping Place, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Bull Outfit members (from l-r) at “The Boston” Stopping Place, about half way between Edmonton and Athabasca: E. Gaudin, J.M. Midler, G. V. Flint, A. G. Truan, G. Sherk, V. C. Flint, C. F. Losseay.
Location: 0001.06.02.148
Mail Arrives at Patterson’s Store, 1911
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
The mail arrives at Patterson’s Store in Grande Prairie from Edson in 1911.
Location: 0001.06.02.149
Cranston Children on White Ayrshire Oxen, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5
Fred, Velma and third Cranston child riding George Cranston’s white Ayrshire oxen team, which helped to open the Edson Trail in the summer of 1911.
Location: 0001.06.02.150
Fish Hauling Truck Through Ice, 1927
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 4
A fish hauling truck went through the ice on Primrose Lake in 1927.
Location: 0001.06.02.151
Crossing the Wapiti at Pipestone, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Four men and horses cross the Wapiti at Pipestone during a sports day event.
Location: 0001.06.02.152
Carnochan Family Going in to Town, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Going to town, the Charlie Carnochan family. Josephine McCrie (wearing hat) going to the mission fields.
Location: 0001.06.02.153
The Old Grouard Trail, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A continuous mud hole–the old Grouard Trail
Location: 0001.06.02.154
Herman Trelle, Wheat King, 1928 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Herman Trelle–a wheat king in his wheat field.
Location: 0001.06.02.155
Dominion Land Office, Grande Prairie, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Men gather at the opening of the Dominion Land Office in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0001.06.02.156
Moving the Grainery in Spring, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Percy Clubine, Mr. Thompson, and Chester Winter moving a granary with tractor & horses in the spring of 1943
Location: 0001.06.02.157
Grande Prairie Hospital, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Grande Prairie Hospital built in 1913.
Location: 0001.06.02.158
Irene Cottage Hospital, Peace River, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Irene Cottage Hospital in Peace River with a uniformed nurse at the entrance.
Location: 0001.06.02.159
Masquerade Dance at Peace River, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Masquerade in aid of the Irene Cottage Hospital, Feb. 18, 1915.
Location: 0001.06.02.160
Hospital Day Street Parade, 1921
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hospital Day street parade in Peace River, May 24, 1921.
Location: 0001.06.02.161
Peace River Municipal Hospital, 1945 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Peace River Municipal Hospital.
Location: 0001.06.02.162
Pipestone Creek Ferry, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 4
The Pipestone Creek ferry crossing the Wapiti about 1926.
Location: 0001.06.02.163
Ice Bridge on the Wapiti River, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Icebridge across the Wapiti at Pipestone Creek built and used by the Hystad Brothers.
Location: 0001.06.02.164
Aerial Ferry at Pipestone Creek, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Harold McCullough and Tom Gerow taking “H.M. Royal Mail” across the Wapiti River by aerial ferry during spring break-up.
Location: 0001.06.02.165
A Piece of the Best of the Edson Trail, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A.M. Bezanson’s automobile in a rough spot on the snow covered Edson Trail in Dec. 1913
Location: 0001.06.02.166
Mail Plane Headed for Yellowknife, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 4
Mail plane leaving FT. McMurray Leaded for Yellowknife. They landed with pontoons in summer and skis in winter
Location: 0001.06.02.167
First Mail over the E.D. & B.C. Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The first mail over the E.D. & B.C. Railway on Mar. 2, 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.168
Roman Catholic Church on Bear Creek, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
St. Vincent’s Church, on the banks of Bear Creek, was attended by the Metis around Flying Shot Lake.
Location: 0001.06.02.169
Lake Saskatoon Schoolhouse, 1980
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Lake Saskatoon schoolhouse was built in1913. This photo was taken June. 21, 1980.
Location: 0001.06.02.170
Lake Saskatoon Church Congregation, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
St. Andrews Church congregation at Lake Saskatoon in 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.171
Pipestone Creek Ferry, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Crossing the Wapiti River at Pipestone Creek. The “Cat” is the source of power to pull the ferry across.
Location: 0001.06.02.172
Presbyterian Manse, Spirit River, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Presbyterian Manse at Spirit River.
Location: 0001.06.02.173
Moonlight Scene at Wanham, 1941
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Moonlight scene of a frame house in Wanham–one hour time exposure on a box camera. use still standing at Wanham.
Location: 0001.06.02.174
Mail for Ft Vermillion by Dog Team, 1908
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Dogsleds loaded with mail leaving for Ft Vermillion in 1908.
Location: 0001.06.02.175
First Wedding at St. James Church, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
First wedding in St. James church in Peace River, May 13,1912. Practically the entire population of Peace River is shown together with the bride and groom, Mr. & Mrs. W.M. McIlroy.
Location: 0001.06.02.176
First Post Office In Grande Prairie District, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The first post office in Grande Prairie District was at Lake Saskatoon and was called Beaverlodge. The mail came once per month. Bill Lowe was Factor and Postmaster. Also shown is Garnet Truax.
Location: 0001.06.02.177
Mail for Ft Vermillion by Horses, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Osborne Lawrence with team & sleigh on the frozen river taking mail to Ft. Vermillion.
Location: 0001.06.02.178
Mail for Ft Vermillion by Airplane, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Loading mail from truck to airplane to be flown to Ft. Vermillion. John Bythel is the pilot and Lew Parmenter is the mechanic.
Location: 0001.06.02.179
Billie Salmond & Jim Thompson, 1939 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Wm. “Billie” Salmond with his good friend J. E. Thompson.
Location: 0001.06.02.180
Billie Salmond and His Dog Flash, 1939 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Billie Salmond and his dog Flash, taken about 1939.
Location: 0001.06.02.181
Beaverlodge Sports Day, 1914 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Observers of Beaverlodge sports day on May 24, 1914.
Location: 0001.06.02.182
Indian Girls Pony Race, Lake Saskatoon, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Aboriginal girls race their ponies at Lake Saskatoon in 1910.
Location: 0001.06.02.183
Spectators at Lake Saskatoon Sports, 1914 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Lake Saskatoon Sports spectators. Front row: Harry Keith, Arthur Carveth, Joshua Fletcher. Behind Keith is Rev. Alexander Forbes.
Location: 0001.06.02.184
Welcome Sign at Peace River, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A welcome sign erected for J. K. Cornwall and his party of writers and journalists in August 1910.
Location: 0001.06.02.185
Panoramic View of Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A panoramic view of the village of Grande Prairie in February 1916.
Location: 0001.06.02.186
Pipestone Creek Store, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Pipestone Creek Store in 1938, with gas pump in front and cows beside it. A.K. Watts is standing on the step
Location: 0001.06.02.187
Hauling Water with Horses, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Pat Watts hauling water in 1934. Note the enthusiasm of the horse.
Location: 0001.06.02.188
The Waiting Room, Pipestone Creek Clinic, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 3.5
Tent used as a waiting room during the 1939 Pipestone Creek Clinic.
Location: 0001.06.02.189
Waiting Room Overflow, Pipestone Creek Clinic, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5
Waiting room overflow area for those requiring medical assistance was the great outdoors.
Location: 0001.06.02.190
The Operating Room, Pipestone Creek Clinic, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The old Pipestone Creek School moved to the home of the Watts at Pipestone Creek in 1939 to be used for an operating room.
Location: 0001.06.02.191
Operation at Pipestone Creek Clinic, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Perhaps a tonsillectomy! The clinic was organized by the Watts who made the preliminary arrangements through a health clinic in Edmonton for minor operations & advice. This was a one time event.
Location: 0001.06.02.192
Examination in the Operating Room, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Examination in the operating room–a dentist checks a young man’s teeth.
Location: 0001.06.02.193
The Dentist Examination, Pipestone Creek Clinic, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Ouch! The dentist examines school age children.
Location: 0001.06.02.194
SubSeries 001.06.03“From Dinosaurs to Pioneers”. — 1996. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of the grant application, correspondence and the final copy of the booklet which was designed to provide teachers with local historical content to the provincial social studies curriculum for grade 3-4. The author of the book was Museum programmer, Joan Yates.
SubSeries 001.06.04“Early Settlers” sub-series. — 1979. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of two printed manuscripts which are the result of a research project by Charlie Wales. The manuscripts detail the names of the settlers who first filed on quarter sections of land in the Grande Prairie and Spirit River areas, what kind of an application it was (homestead, soldiers settlement board, south African scrip or free grant), the date they filed, and the date they proved up. One manuscript is in alphabetical order of settlers’ names; the other in legal description order by Township, Range and Section.
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Series 001.07Associated Organizations series. — 1971-1990. — 10 cm of textual records.The Pioneer Museum Society is affiliated with other organizations in the aim of preserving history. The society partners with the City of Grande Prairie to preserve the history and provide programs for area school children. It also works with community organizations: looking after the Tourist Information Centre for the Chamber of Commerce, participating in the Classic Agri Show with the Agricultural Society. The society was a founding member of the Alberta Museums Association, formed in 1971, and of the Spirit of the Peace, an informal organization of Alberta and British Columbia Peace Country museums formed in 1989. The society is also a member of the Canadian Museums Association.

The series consists of correspondence and joint project information between the Grande Prairie Museum and various associated organizations: City of Grande Prairie, Spirit of the Peace, Alberta Museums Association, Canadian Museums Association, Chamber of Commerce, and the Peace Country Classic Agri-Show.
SubSeries 001.07.01Spirit of the Peace sub-series. — 1971-1990. — 4 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of correspondence and joint project information between the Grande Prairie Museum and the Spirit of the Peace museums network.
SubSeries 001.07.02Alberta Museums Association sub-series. — 1971-1990. — 4 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of correspondence and joint project information with the Alberta Museums Association.
SubSeries 001.07.03Canadian Museums Association sub-series. — 1971-1990. — 2 cm of textual records.Sub-series consists of correspondence and joint project information with the Canadian Museums Association.
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Series 001.09Sound Recordings collection. — [1980-1995]. — 190 sound recordings.The series consists of tapes of programs and/or events at the Grande Prairie Museum (including Edson Trail program, Christmas program, Harvest Festival Church Service, and Fiddlers’ Jamboree), oral history interviews of long-time residents of the south Peace River area, and recordings by Gordon Watt regarding the history of the railroad in northern Alberta.
SubSeries 001.09.01Oral Histories collection. — [1980-1995]. — 122 sound recordings.The sub-series consists of oral history interviews of long-time residents of the south Peace River area.
Lulu Allen, 1990 c.
sound recording
Lulu Sherk was a young child when her parents came to the Peace Country in 1909. They were part of the Bull Outfit, and came by Ox Cart over the Long Trail to Beaverlodge. Lulu married Charlie Edgerton in 1916, had one son and three daughters, and farmed near Beaverlodge. Charlie was killed in a car accident in 1941, and in 1958 Lulu married Hugh Allen, who had been an MLA in the Unifted Farmers of Alberta government during the 1930s. Hugh passed away in 1972. Stories include the family’s trip to the Grande Prairie area, building a house using the technique of Russian Plaster, and activities of her children while growing up on the farm. Besides these topics of transportation, agriculture, immigration and homesteading and family and personal life, Lulu also talks about the environment and nature, sports and recreation and health services
Location: 0001.09.01.001
Fred Anderson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Fred Anderson was born ca. 1900 and came to the Peace Country over the Long Trail from Minneapolis c. 1911 with his parents Mr. & Mrs. Swan Anderson. The Andersons operated a Stopping Place on the hill just north of Sexsmith for many years. Fred broke 90 acres the summer he was 13, and filed on his own homestead as soon as he could. At this time he rode bucking steers for entertainment. In 1926 he Irene Penn from the Bear Lake area. The stories include coming over the Long Trail with caboose and oxen, hunting for food on the trail, bringing in the first piano, operating the Stopping Place, riding bucking horses, and traveling with the local hockey teams during the winter. Besides these topics of transportation and immigration and homesteading, he also talks about his education at the Spirit River (Rycroft) School.
Location: 0001.09.01.002
George Apps, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of George Apps.
Location: 0001.09.01.003
Balderston & Morgan, 1990 c.
sound recording
Elizabeth Morgan’s family immigrated to Canada from Wales. She was born on the farm south-east of Sexsmith in 1914, and this is where she grew up. She married Bert Balderston, who was born in England in 1901, and came to Regina, Canada in 1909. The young couple bought land in the Sexsmith area in 1929 and farmed during the Depression. Bert, and later his grandchildren, were successful curlers. Stories in this oral history include traveling over the Edson Trail, going to Morningview and Sexsmith Schools, box socials, Johnson’s Post Office and Mail delivery, the Depression, Dairy Farming, curling, climate and farming, and progress in agriculture.
Location: 0001.09.01.004
Emily Berger, 1990 c.
sound recording
Emily Berger came to the Fairview area in 1928 with her husband Murdock Berger. In 1931 they moved to Sturgeon Lake where they ran the café for Mr. Clough for a year. Tom Kerr had a store and a post office there as well. The first white woman Emily met was Grandma Williamson at Sturgeon Lake. Because it was during the Depression, Murdock had to cash in a $200 life insurance policy for the family to live on, and look for work helping with harvest crews. They bought a homestead for $10 near Valleyview and lived there with no electricity, no running water, no school. When war started in 1939, Murdock joined the army. Emily received an army pension of $79. per month–they had never had it so good! Emily and Murdock had two boys, Wilf and Howard. Topics covered in this oral history include education (the boys went to school at the Sturgeon Lake Mission, then at Glen Leslie when the family lived in Bezanson) immigration and homesteading, poverty during the depression (being supplied with clothing by the Anglican Sunday School Van ladies, and traveling to town in the mail truck.
Location: 0001.09.01.005
Oscar Blais, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Oscar Blais.
Location: 0001.09.01.006
Roy Borstad, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Roy Borstad.
Location: 0001.09.01.007
Clarence Boyer, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Clarence Boyer.
Location: 0001.09.01.008
Ed Bredeson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Ed Bredeson.
Location: 0001.09.01.009
Margo Brown, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Margo Brown.
Location: 0001.09.01.010
Jack & Myrtle Brown, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Jack and Myrtle Brown.
Location: 0001.09.01.011
G.I. Cameron, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of G. I. Cameron.
Location: 0001.09.01.012
Douglas Clarkson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Douglas Clarkson.
Location: 0001.09.01.013
Douglas Clarkson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Douglas Clarkson.
Location: 0001.09.01.014
Aubrey Coates, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Aubrey Coates.
Location: 0001.09.01.015
Aubrey Coates, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Aubrey Coates.
Location: 0001.09.01.016
Dorothy Comeau, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Dorothy Comeau.
Location: 0001.09.01.017
Laurence Connors, 1990 c.
sound recording
Lawrence Connors was born in 1904 and arrived in Grande Prairie in Aug. 5, 1914, after coming over the Edson Trail with his parents. His father was crippled so his mother worked as a housekeeper and dressmaker to help raise their six children. Lawrence attended Montrose school and after high school attended normal achool in Camrose. He came back to teach at Halcourt for hree years, then went into carpenter work. He never married and lived with his mother and built most of his home place. From 1940-1945 he served overseas.
Location: 0001.09.01.018
Fred Cranston, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Fred Cranston.
Location: 0001.09.01.019
Anna Dahl, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Anna Dahl.
Location: 0001.09.01.020
Ella Demaine, 1990 c.
sound recording
Ella was born in Scotland, educated there, and married Tom Lang in 1928. Tom was an early pioneer who walked into the Peace River Country. He farmed 2 1/2 sections with horses and had one of the first tractors in his area. He died in 1935. In 1940, Ella married Mr. Demaine, who served in the Second World War, and passed away in 1956. Ella worked for the Co-op Store in three different locations in Grande Prairie for 25 years. Ella had four sons and one daughter: Alan took over the farm, Rayanne taught school in Sexsmith and Calgary, Stewart served with the RCMP, Ian was an engineer with Petro-Canada, and Michael was a principal at Old Scona School in Edmonton. Ella was a life member of the Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary. Besides her biography, Ella tells about the hamlet of Clairmont, her involvement with the Hospital Auxiliary and the history of the Grande Prairie hospital, farming after her husband died, taking census in the Clairmont area, her membership with the Womens’ Liberal Association and the conflict this caused in her employment with the non-partisan Co-op Store, and her world travels in her later years. Interesting details in her story include taking a job without her husband’s knowledge and permission, getting political action to fix muddy roads, and Burns Night at the Legion.
Location: 0001.09.01.021
Jean Donnison, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Jean Donnison.
Location: 0001.09.01.022
Henry Dumas, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Henry Dumas.
Location: 0001.09.01.023
Peter Fast, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Peter Fast.
Location: 0001.09.01.024
Fitzpatrick, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview about the Fitzpatricks.
Location: 0001.09.01.025
Phil Fitzpatrick, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Phil Fitzpatrick.
Location: 0001.09.01.026
Noreen Ford, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Noreen Ford.
Location: 0001.09.01.027
Alice Fortier, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Alice Fortier.
Location: 0001.09.01.028
Gene Gaboury, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Gene Gaboury.
Location: 0001.09.01.029
Paul Gerow, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Paul Gerow.
Location: 0001.09.01.030
Herb & Edith Gitzel, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Tom and Edith Gitzel.
Location: 0001.09.01.031
Tom Gorman, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Tom Gorman.
Location: 0001.09.01.032
Sister Alice Goulet, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Alice Goulet.
Location: 0001.09.01.033
Donald Grant, 1990 c.
sound recording
Donald Grant’s father came from Ontario in 1898 to the Waldron ranch in Pincher Creek. In 1905 the family came to Spirit River. Shortly after they brought up and wintered them with some losses. Donald Grant was born in 1913 after they had settled in the in the Bear Lake area.
Location: 0001.09.01.034
Olive Hoag, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Olive Hoag.
Location: 0001.09.01.035
Dora Hockey, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Dora Hockey.
Location: 0001.09.01.036
Dora Hockey, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Dora Hockwey.
Location: 0001.09.01.037
Andy Hudec, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview of Andy Hudec.
Location: 0001.09.01.038
Percy Hunkin, 1990 c.
sound recording
Percy Hunkin came to the Peace River country in 1926 and worked for I.V. Macklin. In 1927 he bought a homestead on the Rio Grande, and in 1936 he became involved with the Monkman Pass Highway Association. This road was built by volunteer labour in 1937-1938. Much of it went through muskeg and heavy pine growth, but it was the shortest route to the coast. When war broke out, work on the highways stopped and later the government put in the highway to Dawson Creek. Percy farmed in Halcourt and married Marion McNaught. As well as his life story and the story of the Monkman Pass, Percy talks about railways and agriculture.
Location: 0001.09.01.039
Walter Johnson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Walter Johnson.
Location: 0001.09.01.040
Verne Johnson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Vern Johnson was born in Beaverlodge in 1910. Started school in Beaverlodge in 1936, then worked in the Grande Prairie Land Office when he was 20 years old. Married in 1944 to Ruth and raised 3 sons and 1 daughter. Moved from the farm into Beaverlodge in 1976. As well as his personal story talks about the Bull Outfit.
Location: 0001.09.01.041
Mac Kennedy, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Mac Kennedy.
Location: 0001.09.01.042
Yukola Kildal, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Yukola Kildal.
Location: 0001.09.01.043
Kinderwater, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Kinderwater.
Location: 0001.09.01.044
Anton Kohalyk, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Anton Kohalyk.
Location: 0001.09.01.045
Anton Kohalyk, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Anton Kohalyk.
Location: 0001.09.01.046
Joan Landry, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Joan Landry.
Location: 0001.09.01.047
Henry Laurin, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Henry Laurin.
Location: 0001.09.01.048
Emily Lewis, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Emily Lewis.
Location: 0001.09.01.049
Emily Lewis, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Emily Lewis.
Location: 0001.09.01.050
Leonard Johnson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Leonard Johnson.
Location: 0001.09.01.051
Jack Mackie, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Jack Mackie.
Location: 0001.09.01.052
Elizabeth Matlock, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Elizabeth Matlock.
Location: 0001.09.01.053
Elizabeth Matlock, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Elizabeth Matlock.
Location: 0001.09.01.054
Bill McCausland, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Bill McCausland.
Location: 0001.09.01.055
Johnny McDonald, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Johnny McDonald.
Location: 0001.09.01.056
Graham McFarlane, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Graham McFarlane.
Location: 0001.09.01.057
Graham McFarlane, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Graham McFarlane.
Location: 0001.09.01.058
Betty McNaught, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Betty McNaught.
Location: 0001.09.01.059
Jenny McQuitty, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Jenny McQuitty.
Location: 0001.09.01.060
Ritchie McRae, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ritchie McRae.
Location: 0001.09.01.061
Arvid Moe, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Arvid Moe.
Location: 0001.09.01.062
Ola Moen, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ola Moen.
Location: 0001.09.01.063
Henry Monkman, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Henry Monkman.
Location: 0001.09.01.064
Henry Monkman, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Henry Monkman.
Location: 0001.09.01.065
Gordon Moon, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Gordon Moon.
Location: 0001.09.01.066
Charlie & Winnie Moore, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Charlie and Winnie Moore.
Location: 0001.09.01.067
Christine Morrice, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Christine Morrice.
Location: 0001.09.01.068
Alex Murchie, 1990 c.
sound recording
Alex Murchie was born in 1910 and came over the Edson Trail with his parents. His grandparents immigrated from Scotland and settled on Richmond Hill after coming in over the Edson Trail. His father homesteaded at Kleskun Hill in 1913. In 1934 he married Della who taught school at Kleskun Hill. They had 2 sons and two daughters. His oral history talks about growing wheat and raising cattle in the Peace Country, hauling grain to Clairmont, working with horses, dances and plays for entertainment, and the price of wheat, food and cattle
Location: 0001.09.01.069
Jimmy Oliver, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with James Bowes (Jimmy) Oliver.
Location: 0001.09.01.070
Rudolph Olson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Rudolph Olson came from Buffalo, New York with his parnets who homesteaded at Bear Lake in 1914. He attended school in a log building at LaGlace in 1919, then in the new school in 1921. He built Olson’s Garage at La Glace in 1939, and Mrs. Olson ran the first restaurant there. His oral history talks about the first settler at LaGlace named Dave Atkinson, the first store one mile north of LaGlace run by Mac Galhainney, the Norwegian settlers at Northfield, the Mennonite settlers in 1925-27, 32 sleds hauling grain to Wembley, taking people to the hospital in his snowplane which was also used by the RCMP east of Teepee Creek, the 1952 Co-op fire, and the 6060 Steam locomotive they took to Expo 67.
Location: 0001.09.01.071
Tom Osborne, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Tom Osborne, including information about the Alaska Highway.
Location: 0001.09.01.072
Mrs. L.J. Osborne, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Mrs. L. J. Osborne.
Location: 0001.09.01.073
Mrs. L.J. Osborne, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Mrs. L. J. Osborne.
Location: 0001.09.01.074
Art Patterson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Art Patterson.
Location: 0001.09.01.075
Harold Peters, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Harold Peters.
Location: 0001.09.01.076
Hazel Peters, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Hazel Peters.
Location: 0001.09.01.077
Frank Pisatcky, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Frank Pisatcky.
Location: 0001.09.01.078
Ethel Rutledge, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ethel Rutledge.
Location: 0001.09.01.079
Nora & Edith Ryan, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Nora and Edith Ryan.
Location: 0001.09.01.080
Bob Rycroft, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Bob Rycroft.
Location: 0001.09.01.081
Ted Reynolds, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ted Reynolds.
Location: 0001.09.01.082
Jean Rooney, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Jean Rooney.
Location: 0001.09.01.083
Samuelson, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Samuelson.
Location: 0001.09.01.084
Jean Sask, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Jean Sask.
Location: 0001.09.01.085
George Sayle, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with George Sayle.
Location: 0001.09.01.086
Helen Shand, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Helen Shand.
Location: 0001.09.01.087
M. Sherk, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with M. Sherk.
Location: 0001.09.01.088
Marion Shofner, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Marion Shofner.
Location: 0001.09.01.089
Clarence & Martha Sjerdal, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Clarence and Martha Sjerdal.
Location: 0001.09.01.090
Bob Smith, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Bob Smith.
Location: 0001.09.01.091
Hugh Smith, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Hugh Smith.
Location: 0001.09.01.092
May Smith, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with May Smith.
Location: 0001.09.01.093
Percy & Helen Smith, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Percy and Helen Smith.
Location: 0001.09.01.094
Fred Steinke, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Fred Steinke.
Location: 0001.09.01.095
Olive Stickney, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Olive Stickney.
Location: 0001.09.01.096
Frank Stoll, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Frank Stoll.
Location: 0001.09.01.098
Frank Stoll, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Frank Stoll.
Location: 0001.09.01.099
John St. Arnault, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with John St. Arnault.
Location: 0001.09.01.100
John St. Arnault, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with John St. Arnault.
Location: 0001.09.01.100B
John St. Arnault, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with John St. Arnault.
Location: 0001.09.01.101
John St. Arnault, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with John St. Arnault.
Location: 0001.09.01.102
Helen Sutherland, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Helen Sutherland.
Location: 0001.09.01.103
Wally Tansem, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Wally Tansem.
Location: 0001.09.01.104
Wally Tansem, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Wally Tansem.
Location: 0001.09.01.105
Roy Tink, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Roy Tink.
Location: 0001.09.01.106
Jim Tissington, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Jim Tissington.
Location: 0001.09.01.107
Ellis Turner, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ellis Turner.
Location: 0001.09.01.108
Dave Turner, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Dave Turner.
Location: 0001.09.01.109
Peggy Walker, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Peggy Walker.
Location: 0001.09.01.110
Watson-Scorgie-Cameron, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview on the Watsons, Scorgies, and Camerons.
Location: 0001.09.01.111
Ernie Watt, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ernie Watt.
Location: 0001.09.01.112
Ernie Watt, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ernie Watt.
Location: 0001.09.01.113
Ernie Watt, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Ernie Watt.
Location: 0001.09.01.114
Sela Watts, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Sela Watts.
Location: 0001.09.01.115
Sela Watts, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Sela Watts.
Location: 0001.09.01.116
Inga Wold, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Inga Wold.
Location: 0001.09.01.117
Mabel Wood, 1990 c.
sound recording
Interview with Mabel Wood.
Location: 0001.09.01.118
Biographies, 1985
Audio Cassette
Biographies of Lee Alward, Charles Spencer and Frank Donald as told by Bill McBryan.
Location: 0001.09.01.119
Unidentified, 1985
Audio Cassette
Oral history with an unidentified woman.
Location: 0001.09.01.120
Grandpa Throness, 1990 c.
sound recording
Grandpa Throness Christmas Story and poems.
Location: 0001.09.01.121
SubSeries 001.09.02Museum Activities sound recordings. — [1980-1995]. — 19 sound recordings.The sub-series consists of tapes of programs and/or events at the Grande Prairie Museum, including the Edson Trail program, Christmas program, Harvest Festival Church Service, and Fiddlers’ Jamboree.
Edson Trail Video Audio Track, n.d.
sound recording
The audio track for the Edson Trail Video.
Location: 0001.09.02.01A
Edson Trail Video Audio Track, n.d.
sound recording
The audio track for the Edson Trail Video.
Location: 0001.09.02.01B
Harvest Festival Church Service, 1988
sound recording
Audio recording of the 1988 Harvest Festival Church Service led by George Malcolm.
Location: 0001.09.02.02
Silvertones, Millers Old Time Band, 1985
Sound Recording
An audio recording of the Silvertones and Millers Old Time Band.
Location: 0001.09.02.03
Hythe Senior Citizens Home, 1985
sound recording
An audio recording at the Hythe Senior Citizens Home.
Location: 0001.09.02.04
Museum Christmas, 1985
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1985 Christmas at the museum.
Location: 0001.09.02.05
Fiddlers’ Jamboree 1988, 1988
sound recording
Audio Cassette containing music from the first Fiddlers Jamboree, held in the Grande Prairie Museum community room in 1988.
Location: 0001.09.02.06
Fiddlers’ Jamboree 1989, 1989
sound recording
Audio cassette containing music from the second annual Fiddlers Jamboree, held at the Golden Age Centre in 1989.
Location: 0001.09.02.07
Fiddlers’ Jamboree 1990, 1990
Sound Recording
Audio cassette containing music from the third annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree, put on by the Grande Prairie Museum at the Golden Age Centre in 1990.
Location: 0001.09.02.08
Fiddlers’ Jamboree 1991, 1991
Sound Recording
Two audio cassettes containing music from the fourth annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree, put on by the Grande Prairie Museum at the Golden Age Centre in 1991.
Location: 0001.09.02.09a-b
Fiddlers’ Jamboree 1997, 1997
sound recording
Two audio cassettes containing music from the 10th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree, put on by the Grande Prairie Museum at the Golden Age Centre in 1997.
Location: 0001.09.02.10a-b
Fiddlers’ Jamboree 1999, 1999
Sound Recording
Two audio cassettes containing music from the 12th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree, put on by the Grande Prairie Museum at the Grande Prairie Regional College in 1999.
Location: 0001.09.02.11a-b
Fiddlers’ Jamboree 2001, 2001
Sound Recording
Three audio cassettes containing music from the 14th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree, put on by the Grande Prairie Museum at the Grande Prairie Regional College in 2001.
Location: 0001.09.02.12a-c
Old Smoky, 1990 c.
sound recording
An audio recording of old time music, identified as Old Smoky.
Location: 0001.09.02.13
SubSeries 001.09.03Gordon Waite Railroad collection. — [1980-1995]. — 49 sound recordings.The sub-series consists of recordings by Gordon Waite regarding the history of the railroad in northern Alberta.
Duties of Railroad Operating Employees (1921), 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Duties of Railroad Operating Employees.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.06
Duties of Railroad Operating Employees (1921), 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Duties of Railroad Operating Employees.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.07
Duties of Railroad Operating Employees (1921), 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Duties of Railroad Operating Employees.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.08
Duties of Railroad Operating Employees (1921), 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Duties of Railroad Operating Employees.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.09
1921 Standard Railway Rules, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Standard Railway Rules.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.10
1921 Standard Railway Rules, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Standard Railway Rules.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.12
1921 Standard Railway Rules, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Standard Railway Rules.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.13
1921 Standard Railway Rules, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Standard Railway Rules.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.14
1921 Standard Railway Rules, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Standard Railway Rules.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.15
1921 Standard Railway Rules, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Standard Railway Rules.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.16
1921 Standard Railway Rules, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Standard Railway Rules.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.17
1921 Examination Questions on Book of Rules for Operators, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Examination Questions on the Book of Rules for Operators.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.18
1921 Examination Questions on Book of Rules for Operators, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of the 1921 Examination Questions on the Book of Rules for Operators.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.19
Early Communications–Edmonton & Northern Districts, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of early communications for Edmonton and Northern Districts.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.23
Early Communications–Edmonton & Northern Districts, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of early communications for Edmonton and Northern Districts.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.24
Early Communications–Edmonton & Northern Districts, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of early communications for Edmonton and Northern Districts.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.25
Early Communications–Edmonton & Northern Districts, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of early communications for Edmonton and Northern Districts.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.26
Demise of Northern Alberta Railways Train # 1 & 2, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording on the demise of Northern Alberta Railways Train #1 and 2.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.28
Demise of Northern Alberta Railways Train # 1 & 2, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording on the demise of Northern Alberta Railways Train #1 and 2.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.28
Definitions of Technical Terms Used in Railway & Telegraphic Work, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of definitions technical terms used in railway and telegraphic work.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.29
Definitions of Technical Terms Used in Railway & Telegraphic Work, 1993
sound recording
An audio recording of definitions technical terms used in railway and telegraphic work.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.30
Morse Code Telegraphic Abbreviations, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording of Morse Code telegraphic abbreviations.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.32
Morse Code Telegraphic Abbreviations, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording of Morse Code telegraphic abbreviations.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.33
The Pembina Valley Railway 1926-1929, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Pembina Valley Railway, 1926-1929.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.34
The Edmonton Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway 1907-1928, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, 1907-1928.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.36
The Edmonton Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway 1907-1928, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, 1907-1928.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.37
The Edmonton Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway 1907-1928, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, 1907-1928.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.38
The Edmonton Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway 1907-1928, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, 1907-1928.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.39
The Edmonton Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway 1907-1929, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, 1907-1928.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.40
The Edmonton Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway 1907-1929, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, 1907-1928.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.41
The Alberta & Great Waterways Railway 1909-1929, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway, 1909-1929.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.42
The Alberta & Great Waterways Railway 1909-1929, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway, 1909-1929.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.43
The Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.44
Profile of Mr. J. M. McArthur, General Manager N.A.R. 1937-1950, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording giving a profile of J. M. McArthur, Northern Alberta Railways General Manager, 1937-1950.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.45
Profile of Mr. J. M. McArthur, General Manager N.A.R. 1937-1950, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording giving a profile of J. M. McArthur, Northern Alberta Railways General Manager, 1937-1950.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.46
Canoe River Remembered, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording remembering Canoe River.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.47
Canadian Pacific Railway–Early Years, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the early years of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.48
Railroads 100 Years Ago, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on railroads 100 years ago.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.49
The Greatest Train in the World, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the greatest train in the world.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.50
The Kettle Valley Railway, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Kettle Valley Railway.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.51
The Kettle Valley Railway, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Kettle Valley Railway.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.52
The Kettle Valley Railway, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on the Kettle Valley Railway.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.53
Steam Railroaders Ramblings, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording of steam railroaders.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.54
Women Morse Code Telegraphers, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on female Morse Code telegraphers.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.55
Women Steam Railroaders, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on female steam railroaders.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.56
Today’s Women Railroaders, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording on today’s women railroaders.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.57
Sounds of a Railroad Train, 1994
sound recording
An audio recording of railroad train sounds.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.58
Telegraph by Peter Rosychuk, 1991
sound recording
An audio recording of Telegraph by Peter Rosychuk.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.59
Telegraph by Peter Rosychuk, 1991
sound recording
An audio recording of Telegraph by Peter Rosychuk.
Location: 0001.09.03.RR.60
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Series 001.10Film and Video collection. — [1992-2000]. — 38 video recordings.The series consists of film and video collected or created by Grande Prairie Museum staff & volunteers. The series is divided into three subseries: Produced by GPM, Produced for GPM, and Video Library.
SubSeries 001.10.01Produced by Grande Prairie Museum. — 24 video recordings.The sub-series consists of videos produced by the Grande Prairie Museum as it carried out day to day activities. Videos include Fiddlers’ Jamborees, a fashion show, a Christmas party, Museum Recognition Day, Harvest Festival, Lantern Tours, parades, programming, display openings, historical buildings, dedication of the Pipestone Creek Store, artifact inventory, an annual report, and an Edson Trail educational video.
Pioneer Museum Christmas Party, 1991
Video Cassette
Volunteer Appreciation dinner in the Grande Prairie Museum community room emceed by Alice Fortier. It includes singing by the Sweet Adelines, and memories of Christmas by museum president Doreen MacDonnell, Joan Yates, Jennie Tetreau, Georgia Marsh, Doug Clarkson, Dwight Logan, and Margaret Heath. No sound system was used so some speakers are difficult to understand.
Location: 0001.10.01.01
Dedication: Pipestone Creek Store, 1991
Video Cassette
The dedication and grand opening of the Pipestone Creek Store on July 14, 1991 after it had been moved to the Pioneer Museum Society Heritage Village and renovated. Ceremonies are emceed by Alice Fortier and Doug Clarkson. Other speakers giving are Marion Field, Olive Stickney, John St. Arnault, Norman Eng, Frank Stoll, Hilda Bisgrove, Vic Alfred, Richard Brooks, Gordon Asquerth and his friend Steve telling stories about their experiences at the store and the Watts family who owned and operated the store. The final speakers are Pat Gerow, Joan Yates and their mother Sela Watts telling of life at the store, Betty McAllister who lived in the store after the Watts and Larry McAllister her son who donated the building to the Pioneer Museum. This was the 30th anniversary of the Pioneer Museum Society.
Location: 0001.10.01.02
Fashions of the Past, 1992
Video Cassette
This video of the 1991 fashion show put on by the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie & District opens with the song “Unforgetable” and still photographs from the past. This is followed by text and video of the museum displays and storage areas in 1992 and of museum staff preparing for the fashion show. The fashion show itself took place in the Golden Age Center and includes stories of the people who originally owned the garments as well as information about the clothing which is from the museum collections. The commentator is Mary Feldburg.
Location: 0001.10.01.03
Historical Buildings in Grande Prairie, 1992
Video Cassette
This video is about historical buildings in Grande Prairie in January 1992. It covers the Innes log cabin and Alloway house on 102 Street, the Forbes Homestead, ath Alberta Government Telephones office on 93rd street, and the historical buildings in the Heritage Village at the Grande Prairie museum. Some detail and history is given of some of the buildings. There are also shots of a snow-covered Muskoseepi Park. Commentator is Alice Fortier.
Location: 0001.10.01.04
Fiddlers Jamboree ’92, 1992
Video Cassette
Video of the 1992 Fiddlers Jamboree held in the Golden Age Centre. The video begins with scenes of displays in the Grande Prairie Museum and volunteers cleaning up in the kitchen after a museum dinner. Master of Ceremonies is Fred Mason.
Location: 0001.10.01.05
Museum Recognition Day, 1992
Video Cassette
Video of Museum Regognition Day in 1992. Video starts with footage of the museum displays and costumed interpreters inside the museum (laundry woman, nurses) and volunteers serving tea in the community room, then goes on to interpreters in the village (postmaster, church, campbell cabin, storekeeper, blacksmith shoeing a horse, policeman and mad trapper, and school teacher. Ends with speeches by president Doreen MacDonnel and curator Alice Fortier. There is also a recognition ceremony of Ernie Watt for Pioneer of the Year in 1992.
Location: 0001.10.01.06
County Fair Parade, 1992
Video Cassette
County Fair Parade in 1992 which includes the Grande Prairie Museum float. It is titled “Salute to the Trail of “42”, and the theme of the museum float is “Where were you in ’42?” This was in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 0001.10.01.07
Harvest Festival, [1995]
Video Cassette
Harvest Festival ca. 1995 showing church service in the Forbes Presbyterian Church, threshing with the hand-fed wooden threshing machine in the village, and fiddlers in the community room.
Location: 0001.10.01.08
1995 Annual Report, 1995
Video Cassette
This video produced for the 1995 Annual Report includes an interview of Peter with Karla from the Grande Prairie Regional College. The interview includes discussions of the various galleries and displays, acquisitions, artifacts in the collection, artifact storage and good museum practise for taking care of those artifacts. Other sections of the report show Maryanne Thurber with the new Edson Trail kit for programming, an event involving a drama which uses the museum buildings as props, the Remembrance Day Exhibit with Duff Crerar as commentator, and the 1995 financial report and 1996 budget.
Location: 0001.10.01.09
The Museum Show, 1995
Video Cassette
The Museum Show, produced by Instructor Karla Parks and the senior drama students from the Grande Prairie Regional College Arts Department. It includes short footage of an historical skit by the drama students and in-depth interviews of two museum staff. Curator Peter Goertzen talks about acquisitions and the care of artifacts, and programmer Maryanne Thurber covers the programs available at the museum, the role volunteers play in the delivery of services, and shows the new Edson Trail kit as well as the new storage room for textiles and small items in the collection. The interview includes opportunities for volunteers and a tour of the museum which shows projects done by volunteers.
Location: 0001.10.01.10
Rare Archaeological Artifact, 1997
Video Cassette
Video of Morris Burroughs and Dawn Evaskevitch with the most significant artifact in the archaeological collection at the Grande Prairie Museum. It is a cylindrical stone with a hole through the center and markings on the outside. Dawn demonstrates making a clay cast of the artifact’s markings which will be sent to the University of Calgary. There it will be studied by archaeologists to try to determine the orgin of the artifact and the meanings of the markings.
Location: 0001.10.01.11
12th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree, 1998
Video Cassette
Two video series of the Fiddlers 1998 Jamboree which showcased a number of different bands and ended with “The Grande Finale” when all the fiddlers play together. The event was held at the Grande Prairie Regional College Theatre and was emceed by Jim Geary. On the second video leftover footage is filled with a fiddler’s group from Prince George.
Location: 0001.10.01.12a-b
Pioneer Family of the Month, 2001
Video Cassette
From 1997 to 2001, the Grande Prairie Museum had temporary summer displays in the Rodacker Gallery which featured a different pioneer family every month. At the opening of each display, volunteers hosted a special tea for the family in the museum community room. This video, produced in September 2001, shows the Thomas Kerr family display. A commentary about the family accompanies the camera as it focuses on each photograph and item in the display. At the opening tea, the speaker is Les McLaughlin, grandson of Thomas Kerr.
Location: 0001.10.01.13
Grande Prairie Museum Programs, 2001
Video Cassette
Video produced in 1998 shows two Pioneer Family of the Month events featuring the Leslie family and the Sherk family. Margaret Bowes is the Master of Ceremonies. The remainder of the video contains footage from National Aboriginal Day held at the Grande Prairie Museum in June, and from school programs. It includes interviews of native crafts people, native dancing, and children doing a dino dig in a sand pile.
Location: 0001.10.01.14
Fiddlers Jamboree, 2004
Video Cassette
Video of the 2004 Fiddlers Jamboree put on by the Grande Prairie Museum in the Grande Prairie Regional College Theatre. Jim Geary is the Master of Ceremonies.
Location: 0001.10.01.15
Heritage Village Inventory, 1997
Video Cassette
Video footage taken throughout the buildings in the Heritage Village to document artifacts and layout.
Location: 0001.10.01.16
The Edson Trail,
Video Cassette
Video produced by the Grande Prairie Museum on a grant from the Alberta Museums Association in 1994. It tells the history of the Edson Trail and consists of still photographs and a narration by Karla Parks, drama instructor at Grande Prairie Regional College. The purpose of the video may have been to accompany the Edson Trail Kit designed for school programming.
Location: 0001.10.01.17a-b
Duke Covey, 1994-1995
Video Cassette
Video taken by Duke Covey as he toured twelve museums in the Peace Country. This was a regional grant from the Alberta Museums Association to upgrade museum practices for members of the Spirit of the Peace Museums Network.
Location: 0001.10.01.18a-c
Pioneer Experience Program, [1995]
Video Cassette
Video produced by the Grande Prairie Museum staff as an introduction to the Pioneer Experience Program. It is about 5 minutes in length and narrated by child Amy Garlinski. It includes footage of the Grande Prairie Museum heritage buildings, artifacts, and historical photographs and gives a brief background to the history of the area.
Location: 0001.10.01.19
School Programs and Lantern Tour, 1997
Video Cassette
Video taken by Grande Prairie Museum staff of a school program in 1997, showing volunteers involved with school programs: making rope, building a log cabin, washing clothes and going to school. There is also footage of a temporary Aboriginal Display in the Rodacker Gallery, and of Lantern Tours, consisting of skits produced by Grande Prairie Regional College Drama Students in period costume in the Heritage Buildings.
Location: 0001.10.01.20
SubSeries 001.10.02Produced for Grande Prairie Museum. — 4 video recordings.The sub-series consists of videos produced for the Grande Prairie Museum by other partners or organizations. Videos include a CFRN interview, harvesting with hand implements, raw footage for a Spirit of the Peace video, and a Treaty 8 educational video.
Day by Day, 1992
Video Cassette
Video produced by CFRN Television showcasing some of the organizations in Grande Prairie. One of these is an interview of Alice Fortier and Doug Clarkson about the Grande Prairie Museum and its artifacts in 1992. The artifacts featured are the copper still, the 1840s quilt from the Watt family, ladies button-up boots, a surveyor’s tea kettle, Nels Johnson’s rose bouquet made in the blacksmith forge, a medical stapler, hair curlers, old photographs and a dinosaur bone. The other organizations featured are Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie Ski Club, D & J Isley Contracting, South Peace Ball Association, and the Alberta North Tourism Marketing Council.
Location: 0001.10.02.01
Harvest with Hand Implements, 1996
Video Cassette
Video produced by Harry Lehners and Steve Evanchuk showing how harvesting was done with hand implements before there were any mechanical ones available. Implements include the scythe, the
Location: 0001.10.02.02
Treaty #8 Educational Video, 1999
Video Cassette
Video produced to accompany the Treaty 8 Education Kit made for the 100th Anniversary of Treaty 8 which covered all of northern Alberta.
Location: 0001.10.02.03
Raw Campfire Footage, [ca. 1999]
Video Cassette
Raw campfire footage used in Spirit of the Peace video.
Location: 0001.10.02.04
SubSeries 001.10.03Grande Prairie Museum Video Library. — 1 video recordings.The sub-series consists of videos or films purchased by or donated to the Grande Prairie Museum. Copyright is not held by the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District.
Grande Prairie – A Way of Life, 1981
Film–16 mm
A documentary film made for the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, and Procter and Gamble by Deep Cove Motion Pictures. The film shows and describes the city of Grande Prairie and surrounding area including aerial views, street scenes, various industries (agriculture, forestry, oil and gas), recreational and cultural opportunities, shopping, and services.
Location: 1991.50.1
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Series 001.11Maps and Blueprints collection. — 1897-2005. — 100 maps.The series consists of maps and blueprints collected by the Grande Prairie Museum staff and volunteers. Many of the maps focus on Grande Prairie and the south Peace River region, but others include wartime maps of Europe and driving maps of Canada and the United States.
Map of Peace River District, 1912
1 map; 16 x 24 in.
A map of the Peace River District showing surveyed townships, rivers, lakes, description of soil and vegetation. Wagon roads, sleigh roads, pack trails, telegraph lines, post offices, telegraph stations, and stopping places are also marked.
Location: 0001.11.001
Provincial Base Map, 1975 c.
1 map
Provincial map showing Archaeological Resource Sensitivity Zones
Location: 1969.39.076
Valenciennes, Belgium, 1916
1 ; 34 x 28
Part of Belgium, showing dates Nov 12 and Nov 18, 1918.
Location: 1969.39.161A
Germany, 1918
1 map; 33 x 25 in.
North-west corner of Germany bordering Belgium and the Netherlands. Notations added showing WWI dates
Location: 1969.39.161B
Marche, Belgium, 1912
1 map; 33 x 25
Part of Belgium bordering on west Germany and Luxembourg. Written notes starting Nov 30, 1918- Dec 6, 1918 tracing path from east Belgium to west Germany.
Location: 1969.39.161C
France, 1916
1 map; 35 x 27
Part of France, east of Arras. There is a glossary on the back translating french to English. Across the back corner is written B. Coy.
Location: 1969.39.161D
Germany, 1918
1 map; 33 x 25 in.
Rhine River showing Cologne to the north and Bonn. Notations added showing WWI dates
Location: 1969.39.161E
Brussels, Belgium, 1915
1 map; 33 x 28
Brussels Belgium, showing a soldier’s progression eastward from Nov 18, 1918 starting from Casteau and ending about 40 miles to the east at Nov 27, 1915.
Location: 1969.39.161F
1. M. Germany, 1918
1 map; 33 x 22 in.
A Field Survey of part of western Germany with dates Dec. 6, 1918, and Dec 8, written on the map.
Location: 1969.39.161G
Liege, Belgium, 1918
1 map; 34 x 27
Liege in Brussels with southern Netherlands.
Location: 1969.39.161H
Principal Mineral Areas, Canada, 1958
1 map
Map of Canada showing the minerals found across the country.
Location: 1969.39.425
County of Grande Prairie, 1989
1 map
Quarter section map of the County of Grande Prairie showing names of landowners.
Location: 1969.39.476
Manitoba, 1976
1 map
Road map with city map inserts and travel information
Location: 1969.39.607
County of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 1955
1 map
compiled by R.B. Bowen, secretary-treasurer, County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Location: 1969.53.075
Grande Prairie City, 1910
1 survey plan
copy of survey plan 1410 A.C.–16 blocks from creek to Clairmont Road and Richmond Ave. north to 104th Avenue
Location: 1969.57.19
County of Grande Prairie, 1964
1 map
Diazo plan of the County of Grande Prairie showing school districts, roads, lakes, rivers in the County
Location: 1969.59.619
Militia Training Camp, Grande Prairie, 1941
blueprints
Details of layout of standard camp buildings, company stores, quarters for G8 men, proposed kitchen and for the hospital, extension to the officers’ quarters
Location: 1969.59.685 a-g
County of Grande Prairie School District Map, 1977
1 map
shows location and numbers of school districts in County
Location: 1969.59.917
Peace and Athabasca Rivers, 1897
1 map
showing the country between the lower portions of the Peace and Athabasca Rivers north of Lesser Slave Lake
Location: 1969.59.918
Wapiti Alberta, 1962
1 map
survey map of land south of the Wapiti
Location: 1969.59.920A
Wapiti Alberta, 1962
1 map
survey map of land south of the Wapiti
Location: 1969.59.920B
Grande Prairie sheet 83 M/2 – West Half, 1945-1947
1 map
Topographical survey of west half of area around Grande Prairie
Location: 1969.59.921A
Grande Prairie sheet 83 M/2 – East Half, 1945-1947
1 map
Topographical survey of east half of area around Grande Prairie
Location: 1969.59.921B
Grande Prairie sheet 83 M/2 – West Half, 1945-1947
1 map
Topographical survey of west half of area around Grande Prairie
Location: 1969.59.922A
Grande Prairie sheet 83 M/2 – East Half, 1945-1947
1 map
Topographical survey of east half of area around Grande Prairie
Location: 1969.59.922B
Townships around Grande Prairie,
1 map
townships from fifth meridian to the BC border
Location: 1969.59.923A
Townships around Grande Prairie,
1 map
townships from fifth meridian to the BC border
Location: 1969.59.923B
94/95 Street Map & Transit Guide, 1995
1 map
map of the City of Grande Prairie showing transit routes
Location: 1969.60.721
Alberta Sheet No. 83 M/L, 1962
1 map
South Peace River and south Wapiti District showing rivers, cities, towns, post offices, schools, churches and stores.
Location: 1977.30
Motor Bus Route Map, 1934
1 map
showing lines operated by member companies and connecting carriers in the United States and southern Canada
Location: 1983.244.05a
Automobile Road Map of British Columbia and Alberta, 1928
1 map
includes detail of Peace River district and Peace River block
Location: 1983.244.05B
Alberta and British Columbia, 1948
1 map
Road map
Location: 1985.29.8
Peace River and Grande Prairie District, 1929
1 map
showing Dominion Lands Vacant, land agents, mines, minerals and power
Location: 1985.29.9
National Parks of Canada, undated
1 map
Tourist information bureau map of mountain parks, sw Alberta and se BC.
Location: 1986.70.2a
Western Canada Road Map, c. 1950
1 map
showing national parks in western USA and Canada
Location: 1986.70.2b
Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, 1974
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.4a
Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, 1977
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.4b
Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, 1978
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.4c
Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, 1979
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.4d
Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, 1980
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.4e
Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, 1982
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.4f
Saskatchewan Heritage, 1985
1 map
Official highway map showing towns, roads, rails, reserves, tourist stations.
Location: 1988.19.4F
Big Game Regulations, 1976
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.5a
Big Game Regulations, 1978
1 map
for the province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.5b
Bird Game Regulations, 1982
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.5c
Bird Game Regulations, 1978
1 map
for province of Alberta
Location: 1988.19.5d
Alberta and British Columbia, 1954
1 map
Road map
Location: 1988.28.1
Grande Prairie Exchange, c. 1936
1 land plan
area served by exchange: Twp. 71 & 72, Ranges 5 & 6, W6th with names of owners on quarters
Location: 1989.11.05f
Grande Prairie Exchange, c. 1936
1 land plan
AGT map showing area served by exchange: with numbers and colour coding for the party lines
Location: 1989.11.08b
Grande Prairie Exchange, 1942
1 land plan
AGT attachments on poles owned by Grande Prairie Mutual Telephone Co.
Location: 1989.11.12a
Grande Prairie Exchange, 1937
1 land plan
Corrected print of AGT map showing area served by exchange
Location: 1989.11.12b
Grande Prairie Exchange, 1939
1 land plan
AGT map showing area served by exchange
Location: 1989.11.12c
Grande Prairie Exchange, 1942
1 land plan
showing proposed new circuit in north-west quadrant of exchange
Location: 1989.11.12d
Grande Prairie Exchange, 1936 c.
1 land plan
area served by exchange showing AGT lines not for sale, and rural lines sold and
Location: 1989.11.12e
West of the Sixth Meridian, 1970
1 map
South Peace River Country down to Wilmore Wilderness Park, showing towns, hamlets, roads and forest service outlets.
Location: 1990.28.073d
Alberta Sheet No. 83 M/L, 1975
1 map
Forestry map with forestry roads, camps and look-outs hand-drawn on it in black marker
Location: 1990.28.106
Alberta, 1943
1 map
Surveyor’s map showing Highways and roads in the province of Alberta.
Location: 1992.48.23f
British Columbia and Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 1947
1 map
road map
Location: 1992.48.42
See Northern Alberta & B.C on the Scenic Route, 1960 c.
1 map
written descriptions and map called “On the Klondike Trail”
Location: 1993.08.16
Great Britain Road Map, 1990 c.
1 map
Location: 1993.08.17
The Hinton Trail and Main Branches to c. 1940, 1992
1 map; 16 x 20 in.
From the Yellowhead Pass to the Peace River Country the old packtrail crossed more than 200 miles of foothills along the eastern slopes. On this route over 70 sites were sketched for paintings. Each is shown by a red dot.
Location: 1994.05.1
Municipal Districts in Alberta, 1972
1 map
municipal districts within Alberta
Location: 1994.43.01
Map of Peace River-Grande Prairie Land Agency Districts, 1945
1 map
township and range map covering fifth meridian to BC border
Location: 1994.50.01
The Hinton Trail and Main Branches to c. 1940, 1992
1 map; 16 x 20 in.
From the Yellowhead Pass to the Peace River Country the old packtrail crossed more than 200 miles of foothills along the eastern slopes. On this route over 70 sites were sketched for paintings. Each is shown by a red dot.
Location: 1995.7.1
Grande Cache on the Bighorn Route, 1996
1 map
to commemorate the opening of Highway Forty
Location: 1996.49.1
Sexsmith Telephone Exchange, 1951
1 land plan
Land plan of area served by the exchange
Location: 1997.1.2
Sexsmith Telephone Exchange, 1952
1 map
Telephone exchange in Township 73 & 74, Range 6 & 7, W6th
Location: 1997.1.3
Peace River and Grande Prairie District, Alberta, 1929
1 map
showing Dominion Lands vacant, Dominion Land Offices, roads, coal mines, oil & gas and water power.
Location: 1998.29.3
Map of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1926
1 map
The Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault St. Marierailway; the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway; The Spokane International Railway and Connections.
Location: 1998.29.4
The Fortress of Europe, 1943
1 map
CJCA Edmonton Invasion Map of Southern Europe for World War II
Location: 1998.29.8
British North America, 1832
1 map; 20″ x 30″
Map detailing the routes of explorers Simpson and McLeod, and showing the proposed Territorial Route and the Proposed Pacific Railway Route suggested by M.M. McLeod in June 1869.
Location: 1999. RL 2.63b
Peace River Country showing Trails and Settlements, 1913
1 map
CNR map showing Canadian Northern Railway Line in operation, under construction and projected. Also shows locations of Riverboat routes, government lands reserved for settlers, wagon roads, trails, telegraph lines, post offices, Hudson’s Bay Posts, and Police Posts.
Location: 1999.08.01
Canadian Centennial 1967, 1962
map
Principal Indian Tribes of North America
Location: 2000.73.020
Grande Prairie, preliminary sketch, 1962
town plan
plan showing proposed residential area with schools, churches, parks and roads
Location: 2000.73.021
Alberta Energy & Natural Resources, 1980
map
Forestry towers, ranger stations, lookouts, campgrounds, airstrips and roads in Ranges R-13, Twps. 58-69 W6th.
Location: 2000.73.027
Arable Land in the Peace River District, 1970 c.
map
Map No. L-1 showing arable land in M.D.s and I.D.s
Location: 2000.73.028
General Map of the Peace River District, n.d.
map
Map No. G-1 shows communities, roads, rivers and boundaries.
Location: 2000.73.029
Wapiti Alberta, 1963
map
Survey map showing Smoky, Kakwa, Cutbank, Latornel, and Simonette Rivers
Location: 2000.73.074
Mount Robson, Alberta/B.C., 1964
map
Showing Wilderness Provincial Park, Jasper National Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park
Location: 2000.73.075
Dawson Creek, British Columbia, 1954
map
Showing the Peace River district of British Columbia
Location: 2000.73.076
West of the Fourth Meridian, 1960
map
Sheet 83 A/8 compiled from aerial photographs showing areas around Gadsby and Halkirk
Location: 2000.73.078
West of the Sixth Meridian, 1962
maps
Aerial views featuring Wapiti River, Smoky River, Red Willow River, Pouce Coupe River, Birch Hills, Saddle Hills, Simonette River, lakes north and west of Hythe, lakes near La Glace, roads and railway crossing the Burnt River
Location: 2000.73.079-85, 87-91
West of the 5th Meridian, 1962
map
Forestry Map 83 ML showing rivers and topography south of Grande Prairie
Location: 2000.73.092
County of Grande Prairie, 1989
map
quarter section map showing names of landowners in the County
Location: 2000.73.093
Alberta Forest Service – Grande Prairie to Grande Cache, 1988
1 Road Access Map; 55 x70 cm.
DG2 Ranger District, Grande Prairie Forest, Road Access Map showing area south of Grande Prairie to Grande Cache.
Location: 2000.73.163
Smoky River Sectional Map, 1922Smoky River, W5th meridian, Sectional Map #463. Topographical map also showing the railway from Lesser Slave Lake to Eaglesham, telegraph lines and offices, roads, and trails.
Location: 2000.73.164
Wapiti Sheet Sectional Map, 1918Wapiti Sheet, W6th meridian, Sectional Sheet #412. Topographical map also showing the railway, telegraph lines and offices, roads, and trails.
Location: 2000.73.165
Iosegun Sheet Sectional Map, 1917Iosegun Sheet, W5th meridian, Sectional Sheet #413. Topographical map also showing the railway, telegraph lines and offices, roads, and trails.
Location: 2000.73.166
Dunvegan Sheet Sectional Map, 1928Dunvegan Sheet, W6th meridian, Section Sheet #462. Topographical map also showing the railway, telegraph lines and offices, roads, and trails.
Location: 2000.73.167
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Series 001.12Paper Artifact collection. — [1900-2000]. — 45 cm of textual records.The series consists of paper artifacts which are not associated with specific fonds or collections. These were donated and/or collected by Grande Prairie Museum staff and volunteers.
Military Registration Card, 1918
card
Creator: card
Canada Registration Board card for Wendal Holmes Boyd residing at Grande Prairie, showing he was “registered for the national purposes of Canada” on June 22, 1918. It is signed by Ellsworth Foy as the Deputy Registrar.
Location:
news article “Pilot a veteran of the skies”, 1993
copy of printed page
Creator: copy of printed page
news article “Pilot a veteran of the skies”
Location:
news article “Investigators fail to pinpoint cause of plane crash”, 1993
copy of printed page
Creator: copy of printed page
news article “Investigators fail to pinpoint cause of plane crash”
Location:
Prairie Art Gallery Calendar, 1978
calendar
Creator: calendar
The 1978 calendar contains 3 months per page and each of the four pages has an art print from the artists: Anton Kohalyk, Mirua, Jim Adrain, Euphemia McNaught.
Location:
Canadian Parliament Buildings–Canada, 1910
poster
Black & white poster, 15″ x 52″, showing three views of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa: the East Block, the West Block and the Main Building. A note reads: Supplement, the Standard Christmas Number, Montreal.
Location:
Niagara Falls–from the Canadian Side, 1910
poster
Black & white poster, 15″ x 52″, showing Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, with the Maid of the Mist in the foreground and the tourism center to the right. A note reads: Supplement, the Standard Christmas Number, Montreal.
Location:
“Modern Guide to Home Canning”, 1960 c.
booklet
Creator: booklet
“Modern Guide to Home Canning”
Location:
Woodworking projects for the home, [ca. 1950]
booklet
Creator: booklet
Booklet on woodworking projects for the home.
Location:
for Locomotive Electric Clothes Washer and Ironer, 1920 c.
pamphlet
Creator: pamphlet
for Locomotive Electric Clothes Washer and Ironer
Location:
A Harvest Scene in Canada, 1910
poster
Black & white poster, 15″ x 52″, showing a Harvest Scene in Canada. “Travellers through Canada’s Wheat Belts have had revealed to them scenes of agricultural productiveness unapproached in any other part of the world. Canadian Farms selected with even moderate discretion have raised men to independence and affluence with records of wonderful development unsurpassed amongst the phenonmenal industrial successes of which Canada well may boast.”
Location:
Patent for Saw Set and Gauge Invention, 1907
large paper booklet
Creator: large paper booklet
Dominion of Canada Patent for a Combined Saw Set and Gauge designed by Martin Clarkson in 1907.
Location: 1969.04.52b
Order Of The Alaska Walrus, 1970
certificate
Creator: certificate
Order Of The Alaska Walrus Certificate given to Doug Clarkson in 1970.
Location: 1969.04.55
Cheechako First Class Certificate, 1972
certificate
Certificate for the title of Cheechako First Class awarded to Doug Clarkson in June 1972 for following the trail of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Location: 1969.04.56
H.W. Archibald Sales Slips, 1952-1953
sales slips
Creator: sales slips
Approximately 50 Counter Slips from H.W. Archibald General Merchant for groceries purchased by Doug Clarkson in 1952-1953. Purchases are itemized (e.g. corn, tea, cocoanut, Prefix) with corresponding prices.
Location: 1969.04.66
Alberta Poultry Producers Ltd., 1949
share certificate
Creator: share certificate
Alberta Poultry Producers Ltd. final payment on eggs and reserve share certificate signed by Doug Clarkson in 1949.
Location: 1969.04.68
Canada Unemployment Insurance Book, 1947-1948
booklet
Creator: booklet
Canada Unemployment Commission Insurance book for 1947 to 1948 belonging to Doug Clarkson.
Location: 1969.04.91A
Mail Order Forms, 1960 c.
form, flyer, envelope
Creator: form, flyer, envelope
Form for Eaton’s Catalogue Account and flyer and mail-order envelope for Army & Navy.
Location: 1969.04.91B, D
WWI Identification Ticket, 1919
ticket
Creator: ticket
Identification ticket for Canadian Concentration Camp, Witley (Surrey, England) for Private G.V. Carveth (3213064) in 1919.
Location: 1969.10.04
Canadian WWI Pay book, 1918
pay book
Creator: pay book
Canadian WWI army pay book for Gerald Victor Carveth, for Active Service, 1st Depot Batt’n Alberta Regiment (3213064), 1918.
Location: 1969.10.05
WWI Duty Ration Book, 1918
ration book
WWI Duty Ration Book for Private G.V. Carveth (3213064) in 1918 for use while on leave.
Location: 1969.10.06
Union Bank of Canada Bank Book, 1927-1928
bank book
Creator: bank book
Union Bank of Canada (overstamped as the Royal Bank of Canada), Grande Prairie Branch, savings account records book spanning 1927-1928, belonging to Gerald Victor Carveth.
Location: 1969.10.13B
Royal Bank of Canada Bank Book, 1937-1939
bank book
Creator: bank book
Royal Bank of Canada, Grande Prairie Branch, bank booklet spanning 1937 -1939 belonging to Gerald Victor Carveth.
Location: 1969.10.13E
Great War Veteran’s Association Membership Card, 1920 – 1921
booklet, booklet cover, cheque
Creator: booklet, booklet cover, cheque
Great War Veteran’s Association of Canada (Grande Prairie Branch) membership card and card holder belonging to Gerald Victor Carveth, 1920-1921. Includes cheque made out for $ 5.00 to pay for dues to The Great War Veterans’ Association of Canada.
Location: 1969.10.19 A-C
Morrison’s Cash Store Receipt, 1923
receipt
Creator: receipt
Morrison’s Cash Store, Grande Prairie & Glen Leslie, receipt made out for W. Pearson, for I.O.O.F in 1923.
Location: 1969.17.63
Northwest Resources Conference Name Tag, 1969
name tag
Creator: name tag
Name tag for Mr. M. Rodacker for Northwest Resources Conference, 1969, at the time of the opening of the Alberta Resources Railway.
Location: 1969.21.24
time sheet for work done by Bill Auderman, 1938
letter
Creator: letter
Time sheet for work done by Bill Auderman in 1938, signed by Mr. Murphy.
Location: 1969.26.1
WW II Butter Coupon Ration Cheques, 1945
coupons
Creator: coupons
WW II Butter Coupon Ration Cheques.
Location: 1969.30.7
WW II Sugar Coupon Ration Cheques, 1945
coupons
Creator: coupons
WW II Sugar Coupon Ration Cheques
Location: 1969.30.8
WW II Gasoline Coupons, 1945
coupons
Creator: coupons
WW II Gasoline coupons from the Ration Administration, War-time Prices and Trade Board, for 1945-1946.
Location: 1969.30.9
Automobile License Plates Information Sheet, 1975 c.
information sheet
Creator: information sheet
Automobile License Plates of Alberta from 1913 to 1970
Location: 1969.33.2
W.G. McFarlane, B.A, B.Sc., D.L.S., 1909-1911
notes
Biography of Walter McFarlane with lists of names and positions of his 1909-1912 Survey Crews and a summary of the areas surveyed by McFarlane in each of the years from 1909-1912.
Location: 1969.33.3a-d
Robert Guest Print, 1961
art prints
Creator: art prints
Five copies of Robert Guest pen & ink drawing of a small plane checking out a fire starting in the forest (1961).
Location: 1969.37.17 A-E
Letter from Angus Campbell, 1922
letter
Creator: letter
Letter from Angus Campbell (Financial Agent Grande Prairie, AB) to Kelly Sunderman ( Hythe, Alta.) in 1922.
Location: 1969.39.088
Black & white Christmas Card, 1935
card
Black & white Christmas card with orange details (old man getting water from a well) from Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Kennedy announcing the birth of Oleta Anne Kennedy.
Location: 1969.39.116
Law Degree, 1915
scroll
Creator: scroll
Certificate given to George Everard Fraser on the completion of his law degree at the University of Alberta in 1915.
Location: 1969.39.13
Canadian Utilities Brochure ltd Customer Service Magazine, 1960
brochure
Creator: brochure
October, 1960, a 4 page monthly magazine showing the Sturgeon Power Station undergoing an expansion on the front cover. Also includes two recipes.
Location: 1969.39.132a
Henry McCullough Business Card, n.d.
business card
Creator: business card
Advertising Specialties business card for Henry McCullough (licensed & bonded).
Location: 1969.39.159
Registration Certificate for Threshing Machine, c. 1940
registration
Creator: registration
Registration Certificate for Threshing Machine, from the Department of Agriculture, registration No. 11333 under the Threshers’ Lien Act of Alberta, 1940.
Location: 1969.39.372
Blue Ribbon and Nabob Coupons, n.d.
coupons
Creator: coupons
Three Blue Ribbon coupons and one Nabob Coupons
Location: 1969.39.398-399
T. Eaton Western Co. Ltd., Edmonton, n.d.
envelope
Creator: envelope
T. Eaton Western Co. Ltd., Edmonton envelope.
Location: 1969.39.477 B
Say (Speak to All Youth), c. 1965
educator’s kit
Creator: educator’s kit
Kit of materials for speaking to youth at high school assemblies on moral issues. Also contains Royal Bank of Canada newsletter, “The Failing Student.”
Location: 1969.39.525 A-Q
Food for the Family, c. 1930
printed pages
Five pages from a magazine including information on nutrition and how to create a balanced diet for different members of the family, as well as a number of recipes. Also includes beauty advice (promoting Rawleigh’s beauty products).
Location: 1969.39.583 A-E
Official Opening Program Grande Prairie City Hall, 1962
programme
Official Opening Program for Grande Prairie City Hall in 1962.
Location: 1969.39.606
Literature Exercise Book, n.d.
exercise book
Creator: exercise book
Grade Nine Literature exercises answering questions from stories in readers, by Bill Dunbar at Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1969.39.639
50 Cent Coupon for Veribrite Venoil Polish, n.d.
coupon
Creator: coupon
50 Cent coupon for Veribrite Venoil Polish.
Location: 1969.39.653
Local Union Membership, 1909
membership card
Creator: membership card
Allied Printing Trades Council Local Union Membership (Edmonton, Alberta) for Charles Spencer in 1909, lisitng Initiation Fee of $10.00.
Location: 1969.39.656
Instructions for a Flame Rod, n.d.
printed page
Instructions for a flame rod using a negative electrode.
Location: 1969.39.657
“An Invitation to our Museums” Tourism Poster, 1980 c.
poster
Creator: poster
“An Invitation to our Museums” tourism poster
Location: 1969.39.733
Monkman’s Pass Highway Assoc. Membership Card, 1937 – 1938
membership card, booklet
Creator: membership card, booklet
Monkman’s Pass Highway Association Membership Card and the Monkman Pass Highway Association promoting “The Connecting Link On Coast – to – Coast Highway Through The Great Peace River Country”.
Location: 1969.39.738
Flags of the World, 1944
magazine clipping
Flags of the World (66 nations), including a caption with a political slant. Back of page is an adverstisement for Jordan Grape Juice (1944).
Location: 1969.39.744
WW II Ration Book 4 for Food Rations, 1944 c.
booklet
Creator: booklet
WW II Ration Book 4 for food rations made out to Julius Scriba, Heart Valley, AB.
Location: 1969.39.749
Canadian Expeditionary Force Active Service Pay Book, 1919
pay book
Creator: pay book
Canadian Expeditionary Force Active Service Pay Book for R.H. Watcher (Regt. No. 2663584) in 1919.
Location: 1969.39.750
Bill from Advertising Agency, 1962
bill
Creator: bill
Bill for $408.28 from Nattal & Maloney Ltd. advertising agency sent to Ged Baldwin c/o York Hotel, Grande Prairie, for advertising done on radio and in newspapers (1962).
Location: 1969.39.794 A
Robert Cochrane, n.d.
display cards
Creator: display cards
Biographical note for Robert Cochrane.
Location: 1969.39.795 A, D
Financial Report, 1965 c.
financial report
Financial report on the Traffic Potential of Forest Products and Agriculture in the Peace, and its effect on the railroad industry, probably for the Royal Commission on the Great Slave Lake Railway.
Location: 1969.39.800 A, B
Euphemia McNaught Prints, n.d.
art prints
Creator: art prints
Three black and white prints of a Euphemia McNaught painting of cabins on a lake in the moonlight.
Location: 1969.39.801A-C
Madelon Truax Painting, 1976
art print
Creator: art print
Three color prints of a Madelon Truax painting of a birch wood in spring.
Location: 1969.39.802 A-C
City of Grande Prairie 25th Anniversary Program, 1983
map & program
Creator: map & program
City of Grande Prairie 25th Anniversary Homecoming Program , including a map of the city.
Location: 1969.39.804
Letter to Judge Manning, 1959
letter, newspaper clipping
Incomplete letter to Judge Manning for the Royal Commission on the Great Slave Lake Railway (unknown sender). Also includes 1960 clipping about a U.S. lumber operation planned for northern B.C..
Location: 1969.39.806A-D
Upholsterers’ Tools Flyer, 1977
advertising flyer, envelope
Creator: advertising flyer, envelope
Upholsterers’ Tools 8 page black & white flyer and envelope for flyer addressed to Ken Daniels, Duncan, B.C., in 1977.
Location: 1969.39.808A
Letter to Mr. Robert Porritt, 1959
letter
Creator: letter
Letter to Mr. Robert Porritt, Esqire, from Commissioner R.G. Robertson, Northwest Territories, Canada, regarding the Great Slave Lake Railway Royal Commission (1959).
Location: 1969.39.810
Descriptive Drawing of Human Body, n.d.
printed page
Descriptive drawing of arteries and bones in the human body.
Location: 1969.39.812
Meredith Evans Drawing, 1977
art print
Creator: art print
Meredith Evans drawing of Drumheller City Hall. Limited Edition Reproduction commisioned by Alberta Power Limited to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. Donated by Bert Tieman.
Location: 1969.39.816a
Meredith Evans Drawing, 1977
art print
Creator: art print
Meredith Evans drawing of the Vegreville Fire Department. Limited Edition Reproduction commisioned by Alberta Power Limited to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. Donated by Bert Tieman.
Location: 1969.39.816b
Meredith Evans Drawing, 1977
art print
Creator: art print
Meredith Evans drawing of the Bear Creek Valley in Grande Prairie. Limited Edition Reproduction commisioned by Alberta Power Limited to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. Donated by Bert Tieman, who made the original sketch of Bear Creek Valley.
Location: 1969.39.816c
Meredith Evans Drawing, 1977
art print
Creator: art print
Balck and white Meredith Evans drawing of the Stettler Court House. Limited Edition Reproduction commisioned by Alberta Power Limited to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. Donated by Bert Tieman.
Location: 1969.39.816d
Meredith Evans Drawing, 1977
art print
Creator: art print
Meredith Evans drawing of the Pollockville Station in Hanna, AB. Limited Edition Reproduction commisioned by Alberta Power Limited to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. Donated by Bert Tieman.
Location: 1969.39.816e
Meredith Evans Drawing, 1977
art print
Creator: art print
Meredith Evans drawing of Lloydminster 1903. Limited Edition Reproduction commisioned by Alberta Power Limited to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. Donated by Bert Tieman.
Location: 1969.39.816f
Fry’s Diamond Semi-Sweet Chocolate Label, n.d.
label
Creator: label
Label from Fry’s Diamond Semi-Sweet Chocolate which includes a recipe for Mount Royal Chocolate Cookie.
Location: 1969.39.830
Souvenir Menu for Sid Beech’s Tamale Parlor, 1950 c.
menu
Creator: menu
Souvenir Menu for Sid Beech’s Tamale Parlor in Vancouver.
Location: 1969.39.882
WW II Ration Book 2, 1944 c.
booklet
Creator: booklet
WW II Ration Administration, War-time Prices and Trade Board Ration Book 2, for food rations, made out to Dorman Ditch (from Eaglesham, Alberta).
Location: 1969.44.1
Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book, 1943-1944
booklet
Creator: booklet
WWII Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book from the Government of Canada, Oil Controller for Canada, 1943-1944.
Location: 1969.44.2 A
Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book, 1945-1946
booklet
Creator: booklet
WWII Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book (Commercial) from the Government of Canada, Oil Controller for Canada, 1945-1946, belonging to Mrs. S. Ditch.
Location: 1969.44.2 B
Conscription Card, 1918
Membership Card
Creator: Membership Card
Canada Registration Board certificate “to certify that Wendell Holmes Boyd residing at Grande Prairie, Alta was duly registered for the national purposes of Canada this 22nd day of June, 1918.” This certificate was to be carried by the registrant at all times. It was signed by the registrant and by the Deputy Registrar, Ellsworth Foy.
Location: 1969.53.009
Letter and Invitation Card, 1987
letter
Creator: letter
Letter and invitation card to a luncheon in honor of the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of York and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, in 1987, from Mayor Dwight E. Logan to Guest.
Location: 1969.53.018 A, B
Productions at the Banff School of Fine Arts, 1967
programmes
Creator: programmes
Programmes for productions at the Banff School of Fine Arts, 1967: Festival Ballet, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Crucible, Hansel and Gretel, and Bye Bye Birdie.
Location: 1969.53.156 A-E
Record of a Cattle Brand, 1924
paper
Continuation certificate for a cattle brand showing the record of the brand with a diagram showing the location of the brand on the animal, from the Dept. of Agriculture, Province of Alberta, for F.T. and Alice T. Brewer in 1923.
Location: 1969.57.033
Charter of St. Paul’s AOTS Men’s Club, 1959
paper
Creator: paper
The Charter certifying the enrollment of the St. Paul’s AOTS Men’s Club, Feb 2, 1959. This was the men’s club department of the Board of Men of the United Church
Location: 1969.59.015
Charter Members – St Paul’s United Church, 1959-1960
paper artefact
Creator: paper artefact
A list of the charter members of the St. Paul’s United Church Men’s Club, 1959-1960.
Location: 1969.59.016
St. Patrick’s Day Postcard, 1920 c.
postcard
St. Patrick’s Day Postcard with “from Winnie Peters” written on the back.
Location: 1969.59.017
Black & White Card, n.d.
card
Black & White card with symbols of royalty in a circular form.
Location: 1969.59.036
worksheets for elementary school children, 1955 c.
mimeographed pages
Worksheets used by teachers for elementary school children.
Location: 1969.59.051-90
Christmas Card, 1950 c.
card
Christmas Card with cut-out front revealing snowy scene in background, and removable letter in mailbox in foreground, from “Ida.”
Location: 1969.59.077
Exhibit cards for an entry into an Agricultural Fair, n.d.
cards
Creator: cards
Exhibit cards for an entry into an Agricultural Fair, from AAAS (Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies).
Location: 1969.59.091A,B
Ranks – Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, 1950 c.
card
Creator: card
On His Majesty’s Service – Relative Rank – Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force
Location: 1969.59.093
Three Christmas Cards, 1950 c.
cards
Three Christmas Cards from Dr. & Mrs. Forman, Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Robertson, and Grande Prairie Dairy & staff (from around 1950).
Location: 1969.59.095 – 97
Christmas Card, 1980
card
Christmas card with frontal cut-out revealing the senders at Grande Prairie Museum, signed by Ralph & Mary White and Ellen & George White, 1980.
Location: 1969.59.628
Dress of an RCMP Sergeant from 1874 to 1979, 1979
art prints
Creator: art prints
Three prints showing changes in the dress of an RCMP Sergeant from 1874 to 1979.
Location: 1969.59.651 A – E
The Great Auk from Player’s Cigarettes series, n.d.
collectors cards
Creator: collectors cards
Picture and description of the Great Auk (bird) from Player’s Cigarettes series cards (came with tobacco products).
Location: 1969.59.792
Our Cook Book – Evening Women’s Assoc., 1951
booklet
Creator: booklet
Our Cook Book – Evening Women’s Association – St. Paul’s United Church, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Contains advertisements from Grande Prairie businesses
Location: 1969.59.822
“Make Every Day a Vitamin D-Day”, 1955
pamphlet
Creator: pamphlet
“Every Day is Vitamin D-Day” pamphlet from the Government of Canada, Department of National Health and Welfare, promoting Cod Liver Oil for increasing children’s Vitamin D levels (1955).
Location: 1969.59.872
“Good Red Blood: that million dollar feeling”, 1950 c.
pamphlet
Creator: pamphlet
“Good Red Blood: that million dollar feeling…” pamphlet from the Department of National Health and Welfare, containing information on blood, Canada’s Food Rules and recipes (with foods high in iron).
Location: 1969.59.873
Anglican Church of Canada Bulletin, 1957
bulletin
Creator: bulletin
Bulletin containing information on services, Sunday school, Women’s Auxiliaries and Santuary Guild for the Anglican Church of Canada (Including Parish of Grande Prairie (Rev. A.F. Bush), Christ Church (Grande Prairie), St. Alban’s (Wembley), St. Andrew’s (Lake Saskatoon), St. Matthew’s (Pipestone Creek)). Also contains drawing of Christ Church.
Location: 1969.59.910
WWI Discharge Certificate, 1919
certificate
Creator: certificate
Canadian Expeditionary Force Discharge Certificate for R.H. Watcher, 1919.
Location: 1969.59.937
National Registration Certificate, 1940
certificate
Creator: certificate
National Registration Certificate for John Henry Murray, residing at Dimsdale, Alberta, signed by Deputy Registrar, Lewis Hawkes (1940).
Location: 1969.60.066
Pages from a Teacher’s Scrapbook, 1938-1940
scrapbook pages
Two pages from a teacher’s scrapbook showing social life of teacher (sports & dances) , 1938-1940.
Location: 1969.60.138 – .139
Grade XI Arithmetic Departmental Examination, 1924
printed page
Creator: printed page
Grade XI Arithmetic Departmental Examination from 1924.
Location: 1969.60.243
Public School Leaving Diploma, 1931
certificate
Creator: certificate
Public School Leaving Diploma (Grade VIII), for Mary Jane Ross, Hermit Lake School District, Wembley, 1931.
Location: 1969.60.244
Hermit Lake School Report Card, 1929-1930
report card
Creator: report card
Hermit Lake School Report Card for Isabel Kennedy, teacher signs M.A.C., principal is Alberta Cox, guardians are Johan & A. Craig (1929-1930).
Location: 1969.60.245
Inspector’s Report on Grace Wishart, 1939
report
Creator: report
Inspector’s Report by Mr. Walker on Grace Wishart, teacher at Hermit Lake School, 1939.
Location: 1969.60.246
Note Postcard Addressed to Miss Carrie Ward, 1920 c.
postcard
Note postcard addressed to Miss Carrie Ward in Brattin, Kentucky, 1920.
Location: 1969.60.396
Sixth Annual Northern Winter Carnival & Bonspiel, 1929
programme
Program of Events of the Sixth Annual Northern Winter Carnival & Bonspiel (five day event includes public sports, sports competitions, contests, theatre and carnival queen).
Location: 1969.60.464
Prescriptions, n.d.
prescription, envelope
Prescription from Philip Jaisohn, Pathologist (Borolyptol for ulcerative pharyngitis and croup) and Bromide Potassium envelope from B.A. Taft, Druggist (Silverton, Colorado).
Location: 1969.60.504a-b
Envelope from United Grain Growers Ltd., n.d.
envelope
Self-addressed stamped envelope (empty) from United Grain Growers Ltd. (parent company). Includes stamp of George the Sixth.
Location: 1969.60.564
“Capture the Vision” Posters, 1995
posters
Creator: posters
Three “Capture the Vision” posters for 1995 Canada Games. One poster is signed by Kerrin Lee-Gartner and Alexandre Daigle.
Location: 1969.60.664-666
1995 Canada Games Aboriginal Experience, 1995
poster
1995 Canada Games Aboriginal Experience poster.
Location: 1969.60.666
Cultural Events Calendar for the 1995 Canada Games, 1995
printed pages
Two page cultural events calendar for the 1995 Canada Games.
Location: 1969.60.667a,b
“Art Walk” Posters, 1995
posters
Two “Art Walk” posters with stylized maps of Grande Prairie on back.
Location: 1969.60.668-669
Volunteer Handbook, 1995
booklet
Volunteer Handbook for the 1995 Canada Games held in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.60.720
Street Map & Transit Guide, 1994-1995
poster
Street Map & Transit Guide for 1995 Canada Games.
Location: 1969.60.721
Copy of Royal Charter, 1670
printed page
Copy of Royal Charter issued to the Hudson’s Bay Company (granted by Charles II of England). Also includes PBS explanation (computer print-out).
Location: 1969.60.795
Invitation to the Opening of the Auxiliary Hospital, 1961
invitation
Creator: invitation
Invitation to the formal opening of the new Grande Prairie Auxiliary Hospital, 1961.
Location: 1969.60.976
Programme for the Auxiliary Hospital, 1961
programme
Creator: programme
Programme for the Formal Opening of Grande Prairie Auxiliary Hospital, 1961
Location: 1969.60.977
Grande Prairie Enumeration List, 1935
printed pages
Grande Prairie enumeration list for the 1935 election–21 sheets.
Location: 1969.61.577a-p to 579
Reproduction of an Original Miner’s License, 1858
licence
Creator: licence
Reproduction of an original miner’s license made out to Richard Hicks for digging gold in the Couteau and Fraser River Districts, 1858.
Location: 1970.60.3
Bob Wishart’s Leachman’s Diary, 1913
diary
Creator: diary
Bob Wishart’s Leachman’s Diary with notes on work done, 1913.
Location: 1970.60.8
Programme and Menu for Farewell Banquet, 1946
programme
Programme and Menu for the Farewell Banquet to His Honor Judge J. H. Sissons, Speke Hall, Grande Prairie, 1946.
Location: 1970.73.2 A
Mine Rescue Work Certificate, 1924
certifcate
Mine Rescue Work certificate for John J. Hutchinson.
Location: 1970.76.70
Ice-cream Prices at the N. Alberta Dairy Pool, 1965
price list
Creator: price list
Ice cream prices at the Northern Alberta Dairy Pool, lists NADP creameries at the side.
Location: 1971.05.5
Toast to Pioneers at Grande Prairie, 1989
printed page
Toast to Pioneers at Grande Prairie & District Oldtimers Assoc. Banquet, 1989.
Location: 1972.24.2
Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame, 1967
certificate
Creator: certificate
8 x 10 in certificate. Certificate given to Hugh W. Allen in 1967 when his name was placed in Alberta Agriculture’s Hall of Fame by Premier Manning and Agriculture minister Harry Strom.
Location: 1973.58.09
Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame, 1937
proclamation
Creator: proclamation
Certificate given to Hugh Wright Allen when he became the Minister of Lands and Mines in 1934. Given in the name of George the Fifth, King of England, and Lieutenant Governor William Lech Walsh in the Province of Alberta.
Location: 1973.58.12
Resolution of Appreciation, 1946
cardboard
Creator: cardboard
Resolution of Appreciation to Hugh Wrught Allen for services of leadership to the Alberta Livestock Co-op.
Location: 1973.58.14
Minister of Municipal Affairs, 1934
Certificate
Creator: Certificate
Ceremonial Certificate appointing Hugh Allen to Minister of Municipal Affairs in the UFA Government in 1934.
Location: 1973.58.15
Copy of J. B. Oliver Photo, 1931
clipping
Creator: clipping
Copy of J. B. Oliver photo showing presentation of Certificate of Heroism at Saskatoon Islaned to Henry Monkman, 1931. Includes handwriting identifying the people in the picture.
Location: 1977.123.1B-D
Handmade Art Book, 1930 c.
school work
Creator: school work
Handmade art book with school art assignments inside by Bill Dunfield at Hermit Lake School, Dimsdale, AB,1930.
Location: 1977.130.11
“My Picture Study Book”, 1930 c.
school work
Creator: school work
Handmade book by Bill Dunbar, Hermit Lake School, called “My Picture Study Book,” with discussion of well-known artworks, samples of which are pasted in book
Location: 1977.130.12
Individual Works of School Art and Writing, 1930 c.
school work
Creator: school work
Individual works of school art and writing (including water colour paintings, drawings, coloured pencil pictures, creative story, seasonal pictures for Hallowe’en, Christmas, etc..) by Bill Dunbar at Hermit Lake school, Dimsdale, Alberta.
Location: 1977.130.13-15
Cradle Roll Certificate,
certificate
Cradle Roll Certificate from the Presbyterian Church in Canda for Douglas Sifton Wishart
Location: 1977.135.14
For King and Country – Hermit Lake, 1939-1945
copy of poster
Creator: copy of poster
Poster and a copy of the poster “For King and Country” produced during WW II recording the menand women from Hermit Lake S.D. No. 3250 who volunteered for active duty with Canada’s Fighting Forces.
Location: 1977.144.03
Poems on the Construction of the Alaska Highway, n.d.
booklet
Creator: booklet
61 page booklet of poems dedicated to the Builders of the Alaska Highway and to the Civilians in the Country through which ist has been constructed.
Location: 1977.144.117
Student Notes, 1950 c.
records
Student notes, Junior high social studies, science, health, writing. Collected for the Hermit Lake School Reunion 1978.
Location: 1977.144.187
Souvenir Programme–Canadian Expeditionary Forces., 1915
booklet
Creator: booklet
Souvenir Programme–63rd and 66th O. Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Forces.
Location: 1978.147.05
49th Battalion Membership Card, 1950
card
Creator: card
World War II 49th Battalion, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Association, Membership Card for Mr. F. A. Smith, Grande Prairie, 1950.
Location: 1978.147.06
Discharge Certificate, 1919
certificate
Creator: certificate
World War I Canadian Expeditionary Force Discharge Certificate for Pte. Frederick Robert Smith, 1919.
Location: 1978.147.09
WW II Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book, 1944-1945
booklet
Creator: booklet
WW II Ration Administration (War-time Prices and Trade Board) Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book for vehicle licence 29307, 1944-1945.
Location: 1979.167.5A
WW II Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book, 1944 c.
booklet
Creator: booklet
WW II The Ration Administration (War-time Prices and Trade Board) Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book for vehicle licence 29677 (H. Watcher), circa 1944.
Location: 1979.167.5B
WW II Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupong Book, 1944-1945
booklet
Creator: booklet
WW II Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupong Book for vehicle licence 36775.
Location: 1979.167.5C
Letter from Mrs. Bill Pratt, 1970
letters
Creator: letters
Letter from Mrs. Bill Pratt in 1970 to her son George regarding the Printing Press they brought over the Edson Trail. Note to Colleen from Gram. Also includes letter to Colleen, daughter of George Pratt, 1970.
Location: 1980.180.02 A – B
The Sweet Caporal Song Sheet, [1941]
paper
Creator: paper
A song sheet used in WWII.
Location: 1980.180.10 A
“D” Company Personnel, [1941]
paper
A typed copy of the list of personnel of “D” Company who will be attending a camp including Officers, N.C.O.’s, Privates, Bandsmen and Trainees (WWII).
Location: 1980.180.10 B
49th Battalion Badge, [1941]
paper
Creator: paper
A document from the 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton, describing the origins of the Battalion Badge.
Location: 1980.180.10 C
D.W. Pratt Insurance, [1941]
paper
Creator: paper
A piece of note paper with the logo of the insurance company and D.W, Pratt, Grande Prairie at the top.
Location: 1980.180.11
1987 A Year of Celebration, 1937 – 1987
booklet
1987 A Year of Celebration : Celebrating 50 Years of Progress, Grande Prairie & District Co – Operative Association Ltd. (includes histories of other co-ops in the area).
Location: 1980.198.6 A
Bill for Mr. John Anderson-Thomson, 1960
financial record
Creator: financial record
Bill for Mr. John Anderson-Thomson (home address of Mr. Anderson-Thomson is Yellowknife, NWT) at the King Edward Hotel, Edmonton.
Location: 1980.201.1
Telephone message for Mr.Thomson, 1960
note
Creator: note
Telephone message note for Mr. Anderson-Thomson. The caller was Mrs. Reid.
Location: 1980.201.2
Letter to Mr. John Anderson-Thomson, n.d.
letter
Creator: letter
Letter from Yellowknife, NWT, sent to Mr. John Anderson-Thomson at the King Edward Hotel, Edmonton. Also includes envelope letter was sent in.
Location: 1980.201.3
Tax Receipt, 1913
receipt
Creator: receipt
Tax receipt for payment of taxes to the Rural Municipality of Grande Prairie No. 739 received from August Ludwig Rinehart of Kleskun Hill, 1913.
Location: 1981.202.8
Valentine Card, [1930]
card
Elabourate Valentine’s Day card (made in Germany) sent to Lola Stuart from Myrtle. Donated to the Grande Prairie Museum from Phyllis Smoke.
Location: 1981.204.14
Copy of The Wembley News, 1950
printed page
Creator: printed page
Copy of The Wembley News, 1950.
Location: 1981.210.41 A
Private Receiving Station Licence, 1950-1951
licence
Creator: licence
Private Receiving Station Licence for the purpose of receiving radio broadcasting made out to Harry Watcher, 1950-1951.
Location: 1981.224.2
Private Receiving Station License, 1951-1952
licence
Creator: licence
Private Receiving Station License issued to H. Watcher, 1951-1952.
Location: 1981.224.3
Private Receiving Station Licence, 1953
licence
Creator: licence
Private Receiving Station Licence for the purpose of receiving radio broadcasting made out to Harry Watcher, 1952-1953
Location: 1981.224.4
Farmer’s Pocket Ledger, 1928
diary
Creator: diary
Farmer’s Pocket Ledger belonging to Fred Paverly containing some entries from 1928. Also includespictures and descriptions of John Deer equipment and farming information.
Location: 1982.224.35
Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada, 1881
Bill of Lading
Creator: Bill of Lading
Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada bill for 45 bales of rags, 1881.
Location: 1982.228.2a
Great Western Railway Company of Canada, 1879
Bills of Lading
Creator: Bills of Lading
Great Western Railway Company of Canada bills for shipping goods for McClary Mfg., 1879.
Location: 1982.228.2b-h
Public Lands Open For Settlement, 1957
booklet
Creator: booklet
Public Lands Open For Settlement in the Peace River District, Alberta, 1957.
Location: 1983.243.3
Mutual Life Complimentary Note Book, 1936
note book
Creator: note book
Two copies of complimentary small notebook from H.W.V. Clarke representing Mutual Life of Canada.
Location: 1983.244.41 H
D.W. Pratt Complimentary Blotters, 1940’s c.
paper
Creator: paper
Complimentary blotters distributed by D.W. Pratt’s Farm Lands and Insurance business, The Canadian Indemnity Company.
Location: 1983.244.41 J-M
D.W. Pratt Complimentary Blotters, 1940’s c.
paper
Creator: paper
Complimentary blotters distributed by D.W. Pratt, agent for Phoenix Insurance Company. They read, “No matter how gorgeous your personal effects we’ll insure them”.
Location: 1983.244.41 N-Q
Blotter from Mill Owners Mutual Fire Insurance, 1940’s c.
paper
Creator: paper
A complimentary blotter distributed by D.W. Pratt’s Farm Lands and Insurance business, produced by Mill Owners Mutual Fire Insurance of Iowa.
Location: 1983.244.41 R
D.W. Pratt Complimentary Blotters – UGG, 1940’s c.
paper
Creator: paper
A complimentary blotter distributed by D.W. Pratt’s Farm Lands and Insurance business for United Grain Growers Security Company.
Location: 1983.244.41 S
Mutual Life Complimentary Note Book, 1902
paper
Creator: paper
A complimentary small notebook from H.W.V. Clarke representing Mutual Life of Canada.
Location: 1983.244.41-I
Yearly Program Booklets for Women’s Institute, 1972-1987
programmes
Creator: programmes
Yearly program booklets for the Grande Prairie Branch Women’s Institute (lists committees and activities).
Location: 1983.247.12.1-16
Grande Prairie Alberta Women’s Institutes Card., 1981
membership card
Creator: membership card
Grande Prairie Alberta Women’s Institutes membership card for Florence Flanagan, 1981.
Location: 1983.247.12.17
Story of the Monkman Pass Highway, 1978
printed page
Story of the Monkman Pass Highway and the Stojan boys car trip through it reprinted from the book, Wagon Trails Grown Over, and from the Edmonton Journal.
Location: 1983.254.03
QE II Hospital 75th Anniversary Fashion Show, 1989
invitation and programme
Invitation and Programme for Queen Elizabeth II Hospital 75th Anniversary Fashion Show put on by Surelle Modeling, 1989.
Location: 1984.258.44a,b
QE II Hospital 75th Anniversary Program, 1989
programme
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital 75th Anniversary Program (Kathryn Prittie hospital, built in 1914, was a forerunner of the QE II).
Location: 1984.258.48
75th Anniversary of Grande Prairie Presentation, 1989
printed pages
Creator: printed pages
75th Anniversary of Grande Prairie–city council’s presentation to residents who were in the area in 1914.
Location: 1984.258.49a-d
Registered Name Plate,
label
Registered name plate (Sold by Oliver Limited).
Location: 1984.260.040
Oliver Farm Equipment Dealer’s Service Register, 1935
business records
Creator: business records
Oliver Farm Equipment Dealer’s Service Register.
Location: 1984.260.050
Account Receivable on Champion Mower, 1930-1934
account
Creator: account
Oliver Limited Account Receivable of Peter Tansem on Champion Mower, Wanham, Alberta.
Location: 1984.260.054 A-B
Baler Registration and Inspection Certificate, 1964
cerificate
Creator: cerificate
Wm. Shannon and Sons dealer registration and inspection certificate for the sale of a baler to Johnson & Feshaug, 1964.
Location: 1984.260.174
The Directions for use for the Haemometer,
advertisement
Paper on The Directions for use for the Haemometer according to Sahli.
Location: 1985.31.108
Paper on the Directions for Ureameters.,
advertisement
Paper on the Directions for Ureameters.
Location: 1985.31.304
Tonsil Suction for Diagnosis & Treatment, 1928
advertisement
Creator: advertisement
Instructions for Tonsil Suction for Diagnosis & Treatment by F. C. Eve M. D. F. R. C. P., manufactured by Reynolds and Branson Ltd.
Location: 1985.31.305
“How to Make Photographs …”, 1920
pamphlet
“How to make photographs with Buster Brown Cameras” made by Ansco Company, 1920.
Location: 1985.40.12
Red & White Store Receipt, 1944
paper
Creator: paper
A receipt from Nick Badiuk’s Red & White Food Store for groceries sold to Mr. Edey, partially paid for with 12 1/2 dozen eggs.
Location: 1986.08.3
Souvenir Card, 1892
paper
A “Souvenir of the First Celebration of the Apparition of the Notre Dame of Lourdes”
Location: 1986.08.4
The Methodist Church Quarterly Tickets, 1889
paper tickets
Creator: paper tickets
Three tickets with names Bella Edey, Adelia Edey and Benj. Edey containing different bible verses on each one. Each one is signed or initialled by the giver.
Location: 1986.08.5-7
Prize list for the 14th annual Agricultural Fair, 1923
programme
Prize list for the 14th annual Agricultural Fair at Lake Saskatoon
Location: 1986.14.21
License to Operate a Radio, 1931-1932
license
Creator: license
Radio Service License No. A110455 issued to Herbert E. Van Schaick from Dimsdale, Alberta, giving him a “License to Operate a Radio Receiving Equipment”. It is stamped by Bell-Fleming Hardware in Grande Prairie and dated May 27, 1931.
Location: 1986.17.1c
Monkman Pass Highway Association, 1937booklet on the Monkman Pass Highway Association Promoting the non – ferry connecting link on the coast – to – coast highway through the great Peace River Country.
Location: 1986.32.2
Article on the Stojan Boys and the Pathfinder Car, 1938
paper
Creator: paper
Article on the Stojan Boys and the Pathfinder Car created by Charlie Stredulinsky.
Location: 1986.33.5 A – G
Letter Accompanying Donation of Photographs, 1986
letter
Letter accompanying donation of photographs from Roman & Viola Bauman.
Location: 1986.35.2
Representative’s Certificate, 1924
certificate
Creator: certificate
Representative’s Certificate for the International Order of Odd Fellows issued to A.P. Turner, signed by R.H. Watcher and F.G. Flood, 1924.
Location: 1986.50.10A
Past Grand’s Certificate, 1922
certificate
Creator: certificate
Past Grand’s Certificate for the International Order of Odd Fellows to certify that A.P. Turner is a past master, 1922. Signed by R.H. Watcher and F.G. Flood.
Location: 1986.50.10B
Mentor Plan booklets for the Grand Lodge of Alberta, 1919
booklets
Creator: booklets
Mentor Plan booklets for the Grand Lodge of Alberta for Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons
Location: 1986.50.13 B-H
Private Receiving Station Licence, 1942-1943
licence
Creator: licence
Private Receiving Station Licence from the Department of Transport–Radio Division issued to Mrs. J.B. Yule at Grande Prairie, Alberta, for 1942- 1943.
Location: 1986.65.2
Song of Alaska Military Highway, n.d.
Printed page
Creator: Printed page
Song of Alaska Military Highway to be sung to the tune: “Squaws Along the Yukon.”
Location: 1986.70.09J
Licence Identification Card for the Buffalo Lakes Service Station, 1945 c.
licence
Creator: licence
World War II Licence Identification Card for Ambrose Donison, the Buffalo Lakes Service Station, 1945.
Location: 1986.70.11a-b
Canada Insurance Book, 1956-1957
booklet
Creator: booklet
Canada Insurance Book, 1956-1957, with metal name tag for Joseph P. Baxter, used to record unemployment insurance eligibility of employees
Location: 1986.74.1
Order and Sample for Nylar Recording Sheets, 1961
bill
Creator: bill
Order and sample for Nylar Recording Sheets from the Royal Typewriter Company to Gennis Bay Logging Company, 1961.
Location: 1987.13.1H
Social Credit Party of Alberta Publications, 1936
printed pages
Creator: printed pages
Social Credit Party of Alberta publications, including “Your Questions on Social Credit” and “Famous Quotations on Money.”
Location: 1987.41.2b-d
Canadian Wheat Board Certificate of Delivery, 1956
certificate
Creator: certificate
Canadian Wheat Board certificate of delivery of Barley in 1956 for William Pearson.
Location: 1987.41.5A
Bill for William Pearson, 1921
bill
Bill made out to Mr. William Pearson in 1921.
Location: 1987.41.8
Program: “The Brixton Burglary”, 1925
advertisement/programme
Creator: advertisement/programme
Program: “The Brixton Burglary” palyed by the St. Joseph’s Dramatic Society, with the Hedman’s Orchestra, in the Grande Theatre, 1925. Also includes advertisements for various businesses (D. W. Pratt, P.V. Croken, Turner’s, Spicer’s Bakery, J.W. Leitgeb- The Harness Man, Bell-Fleming Hardwars, The Crown Café, Crummy Bros. …)
Location: 1987.49.1
Program of the Official Opening of the Fort ST. John City Hall, 1975
programme
Program of the Official Opening of the Fort ST. John City Hall, 1975.
Location: 1987.52.3
Minutes and Correspondences, 1947-1952
minutes, correspondence, envelopes
Minutes and correspondence regarding plebicite to remove part of Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital District No. 14, 1947-1952. Includes 1947 Auditors Report
Location: 1987.66.1-25
Ceramics and Kindred Crafts, 1935
notes
Creator: notes
Ceramics and Kindred Crafts notebook by E. Newton, 1935. Includes world history of ceramics, porcelain and china, as well as an essay on Pottery by George J. Cox.
Location: 1987.67.27
Reports on Water Supply at Teepee Creek School, 1968, 1969
reports
Creator: reports
2 reports: “Bacteriological Examination Of Water Supply” at Teepee Creek School, 1969, done by the University of Alberta Provincial Laboratory of Public Health. .
Location: 1988.008.2 C
Bills for I.E. Gaudin Ltd. General Store, 1929-1936
bills
Bills for I.E. Gaudin Ltd. General Store, Beaverlodge, 1929-1936.
Location: 1988.016.1
Coupons and Receipts., 1929 – 1950 c.
coupons, receipts
Nabob, Quaker, Robin Hood, Blue Ribbon, Miracle Yeast, Ogilvie Flour coupons and Post Office (collector card) receipts, 1929-1959 c..
Location: 1988.016.2
Canadian Pacific Express Remitter Receipts, 1935-1937
receipts
Creator: receipts
Canadian Pacific Express Co. remitter receipts for Traveler’s Cheques, 1935-1937.
Location: 1988.016.2s-v
Four Canada Insurance Books, 1955-1964
booklets
Creator: booklets
Four Canada Insurance Books used by employers to record unemployment insurance eligibility of employees, with metal name tags for Abraham Lowen, Larry Dorschied, Wilmer Hector Black and Mary Louise Bertrand, ranging from 1955-1964.
Location: 1988.019.2 A-D
Insurance Card, 1958
card
Creator: card
Insurance Card, complete with stamps, for the City Hotel Co. Ltd. of Grande Prairie, 1958.
Location: 1988.019.3
Canadian Bank of Commerce Cheque, 1919
cheque
Creator: cheque
Canadian Bank of Commerce Cheque for $240.00 from Bank at Lake Saskatoon, signed by Ed Gummer, Chairman and Harry Tuffill, secretary treasurer, for Mrs. Agnes Ferris, 1919.
Location: 1988.027.1A
A Visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1978
booklet
Book titled A Visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Grande Prairie, Alberta (re: sod turning for QE II hospital).
Location: 1988.031.1 A
2 Royal Visit Official Passes, 1978
cards
2 Royal Visit Official Passes for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Grande Prairie (sod turning for QE II hospital), 1978.
Location: 1988.031.1 B & C
Three Christmas Cards, 1938
cards
Three Christmas cards (toboggan in snow, Christmas candle, snow scene) from Harold Asseltine, Herbert Simpson Co. and Dominion Oils, 1938.
Location: 1988.044.2
The Third Annual Peace River Musical Festival, 1927
programme
Programme for the Third Annual Peace River Musical Festival held at Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1927.
Location: 1988.050.3
WW II Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book, 1945-1946
booklet
Creator: booklet
WW II Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book, 1945-1946, for vehicle licence 77561.
Location: 1988.054.29
“To the Glory of God We Build”, 1954
booklet
Creator: booklet
“To the Glory of God We Build” St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie, Alberta (building programme, 1954).
Location: 1988.247.11
Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1959
report
Prairie Farm Assistance Act 1959 Crop Report
Location: 1989.003.11 A
The Canadian Wheat Board Permit, 1949-1950
permit
The Canadian Wheat Board Permit booklet for wheat and oats delivered to Alberta Wheat Pool in Sexsmith by R.M. Johnson, 1949-1950.
Location: 1989.003.13a
Nabob Coupons, n.d.
coupons
Nabob Coupons.
Location: 1989.025.41
House of Commons First Session Twenty-fifth Parliament, 1962
booklet
Creator: booklet
House of Commons First Session Twenty-fifth Parliament, 1962.
Location: 1989.025.65
from Old Dutch Cleanser, made with Seismotite, n.d.
label
Creator: label
Label from Old Dutch Cleanser, directions for use included.
Location: 1989.025.66
from Gillett’s Lye, pure 100% flake, n.d.
label
Creator: label
Label from Gillett’s Lye, pure 100% flake, directions for use included.
Location: 1989.025.67
Official Delegate Card, 1970
card
Creator: card
A.F.A.- F.U.A. Amalgamation Founding Convention, Official Delegate Card for Nick C. Poohkay of Eaglesham, 1970.
Location: 1989.025.68 B
NFU Newspaper, 1970
newspaper
Creator: newspaper
“The Last Straw” newspaper about rallies and demands of the National Farmers Union, 1970
Location: 1989.025.68 C
Hand-Out Notes from the Founding Convention, 1970
convention notes
Hand-out notes from the Founding Convention, Farmers’ Union Of Alberta and Alberta Federation of Agriculture Amalgamation, 1970.
Location: 1989.025.68 D
Study Sessions on Rural Sociology & Economics, 1970
course notes
Creator: course notes
On F.U. & C.D.A Study Sessions on Rural Sociology & Economics – Lesson VI Co – operative Marketing, by Dr. Murray H. Hawkins, 1970.
Location: 1989.025.68 F
Study Sessions on Rural Sociology & Economics, 1969 &1970
course notes
Creator: course notes
On F.U. & C.D.A Study Sessions on Rural Sociology & Economics – Lesson VI Co – operative Marketing, Lesson I Social Aspects of Co-operative Enterprizes, by Walter B. Rogers.
Location: 1989.025.68 I
Chart on the Canadian F.of A. and the F.U.A., 1970
chart
Organizational chart on the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and the Farmers Union of Alberta Agriculture (Delegate and Policy Structure), 1970.
Location: 1989.025.68 J
Ticket for the Peace River Ice Derby 1968, 1968
printed page
Creator: printed page
Ticket for the Peace River Ice Derby 1968. Includes “Break Up” Dates from 1900 to 1967.
Location: 1989.025.90
Tarsands Development Pamphlet, 1980 c.
advertisement
Creator: advertisement
Coloured pamphlet about history and environmental issues surrounding tarsands development (contains sample of tarsands).
Location: 1989.025.93
“Don’ts in First Aid” from the Workmen’s Compensation Board, 1940
printed page
Creator: printed page
“Don’ts in First Aid” from the Workmen’s Compensation Board.
Location: 1989.033.6z
Instructions for display of seed packages, 1946
advertisement
Creator: advertisement
Instructions for display of seed packages (A.E. McKenzie Co. Ltd., 1946).
Location: 1989.033.8c
Instructions for the Both Cabinet Respirator, 1950 c.
booklet
Creator: booklet
Assembley and maintenance instructions for the Both Cabinet Respirator and instructions for the Management and Nursing of Patients, by D. & J. Fowler Ltd., 1950’s.
Location: 1989.034.7-8
History of United Grain Growers Local # 136, 1983
booklet
History of United Grain Growers Local # 136, Grande Prairie, AB (also includes Clairmont and Wembley).
Location: 1989.055.1
Maytag Washing Machine Advertisement, 1920 c.
pamphlet
Creator: pamphlet
“Priceless Possessions” — yellow pamphlet with coloured illustrations advertising Maytag washing machines for homes with electricity and without (1920 c.).
Location: 1989.057.21
Locomotive Foreman Log Book, 1958 – 1960
log book
Log Book: Office of Locomotive Foreman Boston Bar, 1959-1960.
Location: 1990.10.2
Motive Power Car Department Passes Log Book, 1951 – 1976
log book
Motive Power Car Department Passes log book, with loose papers–circulars and forms, 1951-1976.
Location: 1990.10.3
Tax Recovery Sale, 1940
poster
Creator: poster
M.D. of Grande Prairie No. 739 Tax Recovery Sale, signed by Donald W. Patterson, Secretary-Treasurer, 1940.
Location: 1990.12.4c
History of The Hospital Auxiliary Association Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, 1922-1989″, 1989
printed pages
Creator: printed pages
Folder with article titled, “A Tradition of Service History of The Hospital Auxiliary Association Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, 1922-1989,” compiled by Ella Demaine. Folder also includes 3 sheets on “estimation of sugar in blood.”
Location: 1990.13.1
Teepee Creek Sports, 1939
tag
Tag titled: “Teepee Creek Sports,” July 1939.
Location: 1990.14.65
Envelope and folder with 3 prints of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1979
art prints
Envelope and folder with 3 prints of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Location: 1990.19.2
Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1950-1973
Land sheets
Prairie Farm Assistance Act
Location: 1990.26.13
Forest Service Records of Smoke Sightings, 1978
messages
Creator: messages
Forest Service records of smoke sightings, made in 1978.
Location: 1990.28.73 E-G
Poem called “Our Nazi Guests”, 1945
printed poem
Creator: printed poem
Poem called “Our Nazi Guests” written by Teddy Wyatt, February, 1945.
Location: 1991.06.16
Cancelled Cheque, 1919
cheque
Cancelled cheque for the Cochrane Creamery Association, made to R. Hogarth, 1919.
Location: 1991.30.1
Letter to Cookshaw Electric, 1964
letter
Creator: letter
Letter to Cookshaw Electric, attention: Mr. C.R. Burgess, from John Herring and Co. Ltd., 1964, regarding catalogues about Barder Colman line of A.C. and D.C. Motors.
Location: 1991.51.47
Official Appointment Directory, 1952
booklet
Alberta Motor Association official appointment directory
Location: 1992.17.1
Northland Calling, A war time magazine, 1945
magazine
Northland Calling, A war time magazine
Location: 1992.25.1
Victory Loan Certificate, 1945
certificate
Victory Loan Certificate made out to Albert Anderson, 1945.
Location: 1992.26.1 A
Postcard, 1900 c.
postcard
Multi-layered and multi-coloured raised surface postcard sent to Albert Anderson from Olaf Krogseng.
Location: 1992.26.2
Monkman Pass Highway Association Membership, 1937
card
Monkman Pass Highway Association Membership, 1937, belonging to D. E. Harris.
Location: 1992.26.4
Province of Alberta Driver’s Licence, 1929
licence
Creator: licence
Province of Alberta Driver’s Licence made out to Albert Anderson, Beaverlodge, AB, 1929.
Location: 1992.26.5
Gasoline Licence & Ration Coupon Book, 1945-1946
coupon book
Creator: coupon book
WW II Commercial Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon Book for vehicle licence P.I.I. 3120.
Location: 1992.26.6
Regulations Under the Boilers Act, 1929
booklet
Creator: booklet
Regulations under the Boilers Act
Location: 1992.26.7
Canada’s Constitution: A Proud Moment for Alberta, 1982
booklet
Creator: booklet
Canada’s Constitution: A Proud Moment for Alberta (re: patriation of Canada’s Constitution).
Location: 1992.37.24
Alberta Citizens’ Registration Covenant, Alberta Citizens Registration Covenant used by Government of Alberta in 1935-1937 to ensure use of Prosperity Certificates by citizens of the province who did business with the Socred Government (Aberhart) or were supporters, to ensure use of the “funny money” which banks would not accept.
Location: 1992.46.1
Senior Citizen Awards, 1955
certificate posters
Creator: certificate posters
Two Golden Jubilee Senior Citizen Award from the Government of Alberta, for George McIntosh and Kitty Maria McIntosh, acknowledging their contribution to Alberta as Pioneers and Senior Citizens.
Location: 1992.48.24a, b
Senior Citizen Award, 1955
award
Golden Jubilee Senior Citizen Award from the Government of Alberta, for Marjorie Isabel Ellis, acknowledging her contribution to Alberta as Pioneers and Senior Citizens.
Location: 1992.55.14 e
Wedding Announcement, 1932Wedding announcement of the marriage of Flora May Denyes to Mr. William Whitaker King.
Location: 1993.25.6 C
Prosperity Certificate, 1936
coupon
Creator: coupon
Prosperity Certificate from the Government of Alberta, 1936.
Location: 1993.26.1
Kamp Pain Thumbs Up Army Week, 1942Kamp Pain Thumbs Up Army week number and Souvenir Programme
Location: 1994.061.1
St. John Ambulance Assoc. Course Certificate, 1916
certificate
St. John Ambulance Association (London, England) course certificate for Eva Woolston at the Kettering Centre of the Association, 1916.
Location: 1994.066.1
Students’ Home Management Note Book, 1945 c.
notebook
Students’ Home Management Note Book belonging to Dorothy Cameron.
Location: 1994.071.6
Personalized Calendar, 1915
handmade calendar
Personalized Calendar for 1915, address on back is Donald Grant, RR1, Wembley, AB.
Location: 1994.16.4
Brochure of Welcome to Grande Prairie, 1960 c.Brochure of Welcome to Grande Prairie
Location: 1994.26.3
Canadian Legion Programme, 1945
booklet
Canadian Legion Programme of the Fourteenth Alberta Provincial Convention and Veteran’s Manual
Location: 1994.48.20
Kingston Business College Diploma, 1910Kingston Business College Diploma for William M. Salmond for completing the regular course of study in the business department.
Location: 1994.48.39
Advertisement for Farm Magazine, n.d.
advertisement
Creator: advertisement
Introductory offer of $1.00 for a 5 year subscription for The Farm and Ranch review magazine.
Location: 1994.58.1
Grande Prairie Development Company, 1912Creator:
Papers on Central Grande Prairie Development and Improvement Company (Minutes of a Meeting of the Provisional Directors), 1912.
Location: 1994.58.3
Letter to A. J. Brodie, Esc, 1912Two page letter to A. J. Brodie, Esc, re: Central Grande Prairie Development & Improvement Company, from Griesbach O’ Connor & CO, 1912.
Location: 1994.58.4 A & B
Eaton’s, Simpson’s Sears and Army & Navy flyers and credit information, 1960 c.
catalogue flyers, envelopes
Eaton’s, Simpson’s Sears and Army & Navy flyers and credit information.
Location: 1994.59.4
1980 Alberta Winter Games Passport, 1980
passport, cover
1980 Alberta Winter Games Passport holder and passport.
Location: 1995.29.6 A & B
Alberta Winter Games Manual, 1980
manual
Alberta Winter Games Manual of Events and different kinds of information.
Location: 1995.29.6 C
Printed Bag for Waddell’s Men’s Wear, 1950 c.
advertisement
Printed bag for Waddell’s Men’s Wear.
Location: 1995.29.7
Christmas Card with verse by E.A.Lempiere Knight, n.d.
card
Christmas Card with verse by E.A.Lempiere Knight
Location: 1995.42.02
Letter to Bill Alexander, 1915
letter
Letter to Bill Alexander from a friend in the trenches, 1915.
Location: 1995.67.01 A-H
Embroidered Card from WW I, 1916
card
Embroidered card from WW I: Green Shamrock with Right is Might underneath sent to Jeannie from Jack P. in France, Feb. 16, 1916. On Oct. 2, 1916 word reached Spirit River of his death in action.
Location: 1996.05.1
Embroidered Card from WW I, 1916
card
Embroidered card from WW I: Butterfly, flowers with Souvenir of Ypres on it sent to Jeannie from R.B. Leslie from Belgium.
Location: 1996.05.2
Embroidered Card from WW I, 1916 c.
card
Embroidered card from WW I: Lace “collar” with British & French flags and “A Happy Christmas” underneath sent to Jeannie from Bob Leslie.
Location: 1996.05.3
The Visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of York, 1986 – 19872 invitations, 2 Biographys, and lots of news paper clippings on the Visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of York and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York.
Location: 1996.32.1
A Visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1978
booklet
Book titled A Visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and PrincePhilip, Duke of Edinburgh, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Location: 1996.32.2
G.P.R.C. Poster, 1975
poster
Grande Prairie Regional College poster with information regarding the various departments
Location: 1996.41.18
R. Guest Art Print, 1963
art print
Creator: art print
Copton Interior 16/50 art print.
Location: 1996.41.21
Cover of School Scribbler, 1930 c.
printed page
Creator: printed page
Cover of school scribbler typical of those used in the 1920s and 1930s with Arithmetical Tables on back and a picture of boy and dogs on front.
Location: 1996.41.24
Article about Alberta Women’s Institutes, n.d.
newspaper clipping
Newspaper article about Alberta Women’s Institutes
Location: 1996.44.19
The Five W’s, 1983The Five W’s ( Who, What, Where, When, Why) of the Alberta Women’s Institutes, 1983.
Location: 1996.44.20
Viewmaster Packet List, 1960 c.
advertisement
Creator: advertisement
Viewmaster Packet List.
Location: 1996.44.21
Canadian Bank of Commerce Cheque, 1931
cheque
Canadian Bank of Commerce cheque to C. Stredulinsky, payor E.L. Robinson, 1931.
Location: 1996.47.04
History of Grande Prairie Women’s Institute., 1924 – 1963
booklet
Book on History of Grande Prairie Women’s Institute.
Location: 1997.42.1
from Varcon Frost Shields for safer winter driving, n.d.
lable
Creator: lable
from Varcon Frost Shields for safer winter driving
Location: 1997.43.1
Economic Survey of the Town of Grande Prairie., 1955
booklet
Book of Economic Survey of the Town of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1997.50.1
Article on Speech by Ira McLaughlin, 1959
typed pages
Article on the speech given by Ira McLaughlin, M.L.A.
Location: 1997.60.1 A – G
Daily Diary for 1953, 1953
diary
Creator: diary
Daily Diary for 1953
Location: 1997.61.3
The Red Knight – Royal Canadian Air Force, n.d.
postcard
A card of the Red Knight – Royal Canadian Air Force.
Location: 1998.04.3 B
Boy Scout Membership and Test Records, 1956-1957
records
Boy Scout membership and test records of Wolf Patrol #2, belonging to Wayne Feil.
Location: 1998.07.05
Boy Scout Record Card, 1957-1957
card
Boy Scout Record Card of Wayne Feil.
Location: 1998.07.06
Boy Scout Test on “Our Flag” and “Our Motto”, 1956-1957
printed page
Boy Scout test on “Our Flag” and “Our Motto.”
Location: 1998.07.11A-B
Boy Scout Envelope, 1956-1957
envelope
Creator: envelope
Boy Scouts Assoc. envelope addressed to Wayne Feil.
Location: 1998.07.12b
Boy Scout Songs, Order of service, Hiking list, Hints for camping, 1956 c.
printed pages, written notes
Boy scout songs, order of service, hiking list and hints for camping.
Location: 1998.07.20-23
Boy Scout Membership Card of Wayne Feil, 1957
membership card
Boy Scout membership card of Wayne Feil, with picture of Biy Scouts founder, Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell.
Location: 1998.07.24
Boy Scout membership card of Wayne Feil, 1956
membership card
Boy Scout membership card of Wayne Feil, 1956.
Location: 1998.07.26
Civil Defence Certificate, 1959
Certificate
Creator: Certificate
Civil Defence certificate given out by the City of Grande Prairie to Wilmot R. White for the satisfactory completion of Auxiliary Police and Warden course of training in civil defence.
Location: 1998.17.1
Frontier Daze Salutes the Pioneers 37th Annual Fair., 1987
booklet
Book on the Frontier Daze Salutes the Pioneers 37th Annual Fair.
Location: 1998.18.1
35th Annual County Fair, 1985
booklet
Book on the 35th Annual County Fair, International Youth Year 1985
Location: 1998.18.2
Canadian Pacific Railway Lines, 1930
booklet
Book on Canadian Pacific Railway Lines, World’s Greatest Travel System
Location: 1998.29.1
Canadian Wheat Board Permit Book, 1943-1944
permit
Canadian Wheat Board Permit book of G. Mencke
Location: 1998.29.5
Canadian Wheat Board Permit Book, 1944-1945
permit
Canadian Wheat Board Permit Book of G. Mencke
Location: 1998.29.6
Canadian Wheat Board Permit Book, 1946-1947
permit
Canadian Wheat Board Permit Book of G. Mencke
Location: 1998.29.7
Information on the 1995 Canada Games, 1995
info folder
Information folder for the 1995 Canada Games held in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1998.34.3a-h
Schedule of Events for the 1995 Canada Games, 1995, February 26-March 4
posters
Five Daily Herald-Tribune Schedule of Events Posters for the 1995 Canada Games.
Location: 1998.34.4a-b
“Newspaper” on 1995 Canada Games Culture, 1995
leaflet
Four page “newspaper” reviewing 1995 Canada Games Culture.
Location: 1998.34.7
Poem with Hand-drawn Illustration,
note
Creator: note
poem with hand-drawn illustration to Nancy Pearson, Heart Valley, AB.
Location: 1998.63.5G
The Story of the Alberta Women’s Institute, 1909-1974Creator:
The Story of the Alberta Women’s Institute (supplement).
Location: 1999.02.1 A (RL)
Rhymes From The Northwest, 1952
booklet
Creator: booklet
Rhymes From The Northwest
Location: 1999.02.5 (RL)
Pioneering Women of the Peace, 1983
student research
Creator: student research
Pioneering Women of the Peace
Location: 1999.02.6 (RL)
History of Grovedale, 1971Creator:
History of Grovedale
Location: 1999.02.7 (RL)
Letter to Magistrate Robt. E. Baynes, 1963
letter
Creator: letter
Letter to Magistrate Robt. E. Baynes from Jack Watson, 1963.
Location: 1999.02.7 A (RL)
Canada Vulcanizer and Equipment Advertising, 1938
letter, advertisement, envelopes
Creator: letter, advertisement, envelopes
Advertisement and letter from Canada Vulcanizer and Equipment Co. regarding shop tools and accessories e.g. re-grooving tires. Letter sent to Mr. Andre Pivert (spelled Pinert).
Location: 1999.05.1-2
Commerce Intermediate Exam, 1936
certificate
Creator: certificate
Faculty of Teachers in Commerce Intermediate Exam in Typewriting given to Caroline Baynton.
Location: 1999.11.14
Pitman’s Shorthand Theory Certificate, 1936
certificate
Creator: certificate
Pitman’s Shorthand Theory Certificate given to Caroline Baynton.
Location: 1999.11.15
Elementary Exam in Typewriting, 1936
certificate
Creator: certificate
Faculty of Teachers in Commerce Elementary Exam in Typewriting given to Caroline Baynton.
Location: 1999.11.16
Pitman’s Shorthand Elementary Certificate, 1936
certificate
Creator: certificate
Pitman’s Shorthand Elementary Certificate given to Caroline Baynton.
Location: 1999.11.17
Advanced Exam in Typewriting, 1936
certificate
Creator: certificate
Faculty of Teachers in Commerce Advanced Exam in Typewriting given to Caroline Baynton.
Location: 1999.11.18
Senior Exam in Typewriting, 1937
certificate
Creator: certificate
Faculty of Teachers in Commerce Senior Exam in Typewriting given to Caroline Baynton.
Location: 1999.11.19
Pages of Students Note Book, 1950 c.
notebook pages
12 pages of Students note book on agriculture and home life.
Location: 1999.18.1
Coupons for Free Albums, 1967
collectors cards
Creator: collectors cards
Coupons for free albums to keep collectors cards in from Red Rose/Blue Ribbon tea, coffee or instant coffee.
Location: 1999.21.1
Order Forms for Picture Cards, 1965 c.
collectors cards
Creator: collectors cards
Order forms for Picture Cards from Red Rose/Blue Ribbon.
Location: 1999.21.2
Order Forms for Picture Cards, 1965 c.
collectors cards
Creator: collectors cards
Order forms for Picture Cards (trees, butterflies, dinosaurs, african animals, songbirds, tropical birds, transportation) with name Norm Kulchyski on the address card.
Location: 1999.21.3
Letter to Ms. MacAlister, 1978
letter
Creator: letter
Letter to Ms. MacAlister from Church & Dwight Ltd., re: Birds of Prey Cards, 1978.
Location: 1999.21.4
Book on Dominion Experimental Sub – Station, 1929
book
Book on Dominion Experimental Sub – Station Beaverlodge, Alberta Report of the Superintendent, W. D. Albright
Location: 1999.65.1
Canada Passport of Douglas Wilson Clarkson, 1981
passport
Creator: passport
Canada Passport of Douglas Wilson Clarkson, 1981.
Location: 1999.68.1
Imperial Bank of Canada Cheque, 1940
cheque
Creator: cheque
Imperial Bank of Canada cheque payable to Mr. A.D. Wishart for draying fees. Signed by Mr. Shaver, “In Trust for Youth Training”
Location: 1999.69.4
Class of Stock Form, 1952
form
Creator: form
Grande Prairie Co-operative Livestock Marketing Assn: Ltd. Class of Stock form belonging to Douglas Clarkson, 1952.
Location: 1999.70.1
Teaching Scroll, 1930 ca.
scroll
Creator: scroll
Hand-drawn and hand-painted scroll about 18 feet long and 15 inches wide. Probably used for teaching in the DeBolt Mennonite Church, the printing is in German and the subject is Revelations.
Location: 1999.79.1
Book on Alberta Municipal Affairs, 1987
book
Book on Alberta Municipal Affairs, serving for 75 years.
Location: 1999.80.01
Book on Socio – Economic Study Tangent Area, 1967
book
Book on a socio-economic study in the tangent area of Alberta.
Location: 1999.80.02
Book on Symposium Held in Fairview, 1966
book
A book containing the Report of Proceedings for a Community Development Symposium held in Fairview, Alberta.
Location: 1999.80.03
Rural Sociology & Rural Economics, 1966 & 1967
book
Book of study sessions on Rural Sociology & Rural Economics from the Farmers’ Union and Co-operative Development Association.
Location: 1999.80.04
Rural Sociology and Rural Economics, 1967 & 1968
book
Book of study sessions on Rural Sociology & Rural Economics from the Farmers’ Union and Co-operative Development Association.
Location: 1999.80.05
Reciept and Recipe, 1961
reciept
Reciept from R.W. Wright with recipe for Rhubarb Conserve on the back.
Location: 1999.80.12
Notices to Electors, 1963
printed pages
2 pages newsprint – Notices to Electors, Urban Preliminary List of Electors.
Location: 2000.73.004a, b
World’s Grain Exhibition, 1932
booklet
Book on the World’s Grain Exhibition and Conference Announcement and Prize List.
Location: 2000.73.005
Canadian War Orders and Regulations, 1944
booklet
Canadian War Orders and Regulations
Location: 2000.73.006
Act for the Conservation of the Oil and Gas Resources ., 1938
booklet
(Special Session) Evidence Taken before the Agriculture Committee in Connection with Bill No. 1. An Act for the Conservation of the Oil and Gas Resources of the Province of Alberta
Location: 2000.73.007
Post Card – The Meeting of The Rivers, n.d.
postcards
Creator: postcards
Post Card – The Meeting of The Rivers (Peace River and Smokey River).
Location: 2000.73.008
Post Card – Memorial Park – Grande Prairie, AB, n.d.
postcards
Creator: postcards
Post Card – Memorial Park – Grande Prairie, AB.
Location: 2000.73.009 A,B
Post Card – Dunvegan Mission, n.d.
postcards
Creator: postcards
Post Card – Dunvegan Mission.
Location: 2000.73.010
Grande Prairie: The Year in Review, 1953
annual report
Creator: annual report
Grande Prairie: The Year in Review, 1953.
Location: 2000.73.022
Grande Prairie Triples in Size, 1954
annual report
Creator: annual report
Grande Prairie Triples in Size
Location: 2000.73.023
Wm. Shannon & Sons Implements Statement, 1968-1970
statement
Wm. Shannon & Sons Implements Ltd. statement for Mr. T. Sorenson, Bezanson.
Location: 2000.73.024
Logging & Sawing Contractors Estimate Sheet, 1956
estimate
Logging & Sawing Contractors Estimate Sheet between Edwin Enns, Contractor, and Walter Ryan, Cat Driver, 1956.
Location: 2000.73.025
Hythe Ag Fair Booklet, 1977
booklet
Hythe Ag Fair Booklet
Location: 2000.73.026
Proclamation Electoral Division of Grande Prairie, 1930, May 21
poster
Creator: poster
Proclamation Electoral Division of Grande Prairie
Location: 2000.73.030
Grade XI Departmental Examination in Arithmetic, 1923
school exam
Creator: school exam
Grade XI Departmental Examination in Arithmetic, 1923.
Location: 2000.73.054
Grade XII Dept. Examination in Composition and Rhetoric, 1923
school exam
Creator: school exam
Grade XII Departmental Examination in Composition and Rhetoric, 1923.
Location: 2000.73.055
Hermit Lake School Postcard, n.d.
postcard
Creator: postcard
The Trouble with Hermit Lake is, there’s too much competition (postcard).
Location: 2000.73.056
Grade VIII Report Card, 1929-1930
report card
Creator: report card
Catherine I. Ross’ Grade VIII report card, signed by Alberta M. Cox.
Location: 2000.73.057
Intermediate School Diploma, 1943
diploma
Creator: diploma
Intermediate School Diploma for Alice Christina Wood from Wembley.
Location: 2000.73.058
Letter to Inspector Harry Balfour, 1930
letter
Creator: letter
Letter from Velma Cranston, Sec of the Hermit Lake W.I., to Inspector Harry Balfour thanking him for judging essays.
Location: 2000.73.059
RCMP Badges and Insignia, 1982
poster
Creator: poster
RCMP badges and insignia in French and English.
Location: 2000.73.077
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee 1952-2002, 2002
poster
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee 1952-2002. Shows pictures of he queen on her various visits to Canada and accompanied an official photograph of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll
Location: 2000.73.086
card listing Grande Prairie Council committees and members in 1940, 1940
business card
Creator: business card
card listing Grande Prairie Council committees and members in 1940
Location: 2000.73.096
Grande Prairie Council List, 1940
tag
Tag listing the names of all of the Grande Prairie Council Members in 1940 ( Includes Mayor, Secretarty- Treasurer and all council committes).
Location: 2000.73.096
Report of the Relief Committee, 1938
report
Creator: report
“Report of the Relief Committee for the Period Beginning April 19th to December 6th, 1938, ” for the following areas: Drumheller, Crow’s Nest, Calgary, Medicine hat, Redcliff, Lethbridge, Taber, Lac la Biche, and Edmonton.
Location: 2000.73.097
“W. H. S. 1955 Sound Off!”, 1955
news letter
Creator: news letter
“W. H. S. 1955 Sound Off!” – high school news letter celebrating the Christmas season. Includes: student and teacher names, poetry, editorials, humour, articles on events such as Hallowe’en and initiation, sport reports, and articles written by the teaching staff
Location: 2000.73.098
“W. H. S. 1956 Sound Off!”, 1956
news letter
Creator: news letter
“W. H. S. 1956 Sound Off!” – high school news letter celebration the Christmas season. Includes: student and teacher names, poetry, editorials, humour, articles written by staff and students and reports on school events such as ‘the initiation party’.
Location: 2000.73.099
Job Related Records of G. H. Bishop, Trucker, 1962
records, receipts
Creator: records, receipts
Wages, expenses, and job related records of G. H. Bishop, trucker.
Location: 2000.73.100
Taylor & Pearson Ltd. invoice to Prairie Auto Electric for volume control for Victor radio, 1936
invoice
Taylor & Pearson Ltd. invoice to Prairie Auto Electric for volume control for Victor radio
Location: 2000.73.101
Grande Prairie Transfer invoice to Mr. Fowler for transporting a load of lumber, 1936
invoice
Grande Prairie Transfer invoice to Mr. Fowler for transporting a load of lumber
Location: 2000.73.102
Musical Festival Certificate,
certificate
Grande Prairie Musical Festival Certificate for First Place awarded to Hermit Lake School.
Location: 2000.73.146
Certificate of Promotion, 1929
paper
A certificate of promotion for Catherine I.Ross from grade seven to grade eight given at Hermit Lake School on June 28, 1929, and signed by the teacher, Thelma G.Fisher. A hand written record of subjects with marks and record of attendance, punctuality and conduct is on the back.
Location: 2000.73.147
Art Walk, 1995
1 posters
Two “Art Walk” posters with stylized maps of the City of Grande Prairie on the back.
Location: 1969.60.668-669
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Series 001.13Reference Material collection. — [ca. 1920-1989]. — 50 volumes and newspapers.The series consists of reference books, booklets, and pamphlets which are not associated with specific fonds or collections. These were donated and/or collected by Grande Prairie Museum staff and volunteers.
Dr. Pierce’s “Neighbourhood Gossip and Dream Book”, 1920 c.
booklet
Dr. Pierce’s “Neighbourhood Gossip and Dream Book” is a book of remedies and advertisements for Dr. Pierce’s pills and cures.
Location: 1969.39.112
Alberta Motor Association official appointment directory, 1952
booklet
1952 AMA official appointment directory.
Location: 1992.17.1
Northland Calling, 1945
booklet
Northland Calling newspaper booklet.
Location: 1992.25.1
Regulations Under the Boilers Act, 1929
booklet
Regulations Under the Boilesr Act, 1929 governing the standards of qualifications for Engineers’ Certificates and suspension or cancellation of same.
Location: 1992.26.7
Canada’s Constitution: A Proud Moment for Alberta, 1982
booklet
Canada’s Constitution: A Proud Moment for Alberta, April 17, 1982 when Quee Elizbeth II proclaimed a new constitution for Canada
Location: 1992.37.24
Leslie’s of Hastings County and Morrison’s of PEI, 1985
booklet
Genealogy records of the Leslie and Morrison families
Location: 1992.47.01
The St. Paul Series Manuals of Christian Doctrine, n.d.
booklet
The St. Paul Series Manuals of Christian Doctrine – a preparation for confirmation (Church of England) through a series of questions and answers related to doctrine and church history.
Location: 1992.48.100c
Quiet Moments, 1943
booklet
“Quiet Moments” short messages of hope and courage.
Location: 1992.48.100d
Telephone Directory, 1961
directory
1961 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.09.3 1
Telephone Directory, 1953
directory
1953 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18 1 11
Telephone Directory, 1949
directory
1949 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18 1 5
Telephone Directory, 1950
directory
1950 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18 1 6
Telephone Directory, 1952
directory
1952 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18 1 8
Telephone Directory, 1958
directory
1958 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18 2 3
Telephone Directory, 1963
directory
1963 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18 3 2
Telephone Directory, 1963
directory
1963 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18 3 3
Telephone Directory, 1954
directory
1954 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18.01.99
Telephone Directory, 1946-1948
directory
1946-1948 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.18.1. 4
Telephone Directory, 1955
directory
1955 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.1 10
Telephone Directory, 1956
directory
1956 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.2 1
Telephone Directory, 1957
directory
1957 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.2 2
Telephone Directory, 1959
directory
1959 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.2 4
Telephone Directory, 1961
directory
1961 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.3 1
Telephone Directory, 1963
directory
1963 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.3 2
Telephone Directory, 1963
directory
1963 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.3 3
Telephone Directory, 1964
directory
1964 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.3 4
Telephone Directory, 1965
directory
1965 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.3 5
Telephone Directory, 1967
directory
1967 Peace River District telephone directory.
Location: 1993.69.3 6
NARP Official Opening, 1977
booklet
Celebrating the opening of NARP, Sexsmith rapeseed plant, describing its history, the construction, and listing the shareholders.
Location: 1994.20.2
1st Annual Northwest Air Show, 1961
Booklet
Booklet on the 1st Annual Northwest Air Show held Sunday, June 18, 1961 and sponsored by the Grande Prairie Aero Club with an Isabel Campbell article giving tributes to “Wop” May, Grant Mc Conachie, J.W. Neil,
Location: 1998.04.1
2nd Annual Northwest Air Show, 1962
Booklet
Booklet on the 2nd Annual Northwest Air Show held Sunday, June 17, 1962 and sponsored by the Grande Prairie Aero Club and featuring RCAF’s “Red Knight”and their parachute jumpers.
Location: 1998.04.2
3rd Annual Northwest Air Show, 1963
booklet
3rd Annual Northwest Air Show, Sunday August 25, 1963, Grande Prairie featuring an article about Joe Sekora, Peace River farmer and pilot
Location: 1998.04.3 A
Red Serge Wives, 1974
Book
the story of the R.C.M.P. wives on detachments
Location: 1999 RL 2.42
Announcement and Prize List for the World’s Grain Exhibition and Conference, 1932
booklet
World’s Grain Exhibition and Conference, in Regina,1932 , Announcement and Prize List, listing national committee members, provincial committee members, rules for the exhibition, classes of grains and seed exhibits, prize lists, session topics and papers and photographs of agriculture across Canada.
Location: 2000.73.005
Canadian War Orders and Regulations, 1944
booklet
Canadian War Orders and Regulations from 1944.
Location: 2000.73.006
Bill No. 1: An Act for the Conservation of the Oil and Gas, 1938
booklet
(Special Session) Evidence Taken before the Agriculture Committee in Connection with Bill No. 1. An Act for the Conservation of the Oil and Gas Resources of the Province of Alberta
Location: 2000.73.007
Grande Prairie: The Year in Review, 1953
booklet
Grande Prairie: The Year in Review including finances, reports from water committee, public works committee, fire protection and lighting committee, health & welfare committee, town buildings & parks committee, Grande Prairie Public Library and Grande Prairie Public School District, and St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School District No. 28.
Location: 2000.73.022
Grande Prairie Triples in Size, 1954
booklet
Review of the town of Grande Prairie in 1954 including reports from finance committee, water committee, public works committee, fire protection and lighting committee, health & welfare committee, town buildings & parks committee, Grande Prairie Public Library, Grande Prairie Community Swimming Pool Committee and Grande Prairie Public School District, and St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School District No. 28.
Location: 2000.73.023
Hythe Ag Fair Booklet, 1977
booklet
Booklet describing the Hythe and District Agricultural Fair and Senior Citizens Interchange, August 19-20, 1977, showing classes of exhibit entries and including a horse show.
Location: 2000.73.026
Grande Prairie, Progressive Centre of an Inland Empire, 1949
booklet
Grande Prairie, Progressive Centre of an Inland Empire – a booklet featuring the area’s history, the agricultural sector, Grande Prairie as an industrial and distribution center, communication and transportation links, churches, schools, hospital and recreational features. Includes photographs of buildings area attractions.
Location: 2000.73.060
A Survey of the City of Grande Prairie, 1968
booklet
A Survey of the City of Grande Prairie including descriptions of its history, living conditions, city finances and services, health and education facilities, and cultural facitities and activities. Includes photographs of newer buildings.
Location: 2000.73.061
Survey of High Prairie, 1970
booklet
Survey of High Prairie includes a history of the town, living conditions, administration, services, tax structure, local resources, transportation, communication, health services, churches, schools, cultural and recreational activites.
Location: 2000.73.062
Survey of Falher, 1966 c.
booklet
Survey of Falher booklet describing Falher’s location and land features, history, living conditions, administration and finances, services, resources, communication, transportation, schools, cultural facilities and organizations, businesses, agricultural development., and population.
Location: 2000.73.063
Survey of Falher, 1971
booklet
Survey of Falher booklet describing Falher’s location and land features, history, living conditions, administration and finances, services, resources, communication, transportation, schools, cultural facilities and organizations, businesses, agricultural development, and population. Includes photographs of town buildings.
Location: 2000.73.064
A Survey of Valleyview, 1963
booklet
“A Survey of Valleyview” showing land and climate details, history, laws and regulations, town services, government offices and services, health services, professional services, churches, education, cultural activities, sports and youth activities, industry and business, industiral development, trading area and population.
Location: 2000.73.065
A Survey of the Village of Berwyn, 1963
booklet
“A Survey of the Village of Berwyn”, showing land and climate details, history, living conditions, town services, government offices and services, health services, professional services, health services, transportation, churches, education, lodges, cultural activities, societies, sports and youth activities, historic sites, industry and business, industiral development, trading area and population.
Location: 2000.73.066
Berwyn Community Profile, 1973
booklet
Berwyn Community Profile describes the town: its location, population, weather, geology, soil, history, livability, administration and town services, activites and recreation, businesses and servicesand industrian development. Photos of buildings are included.
Location: 2000.73.067
Grimshaw Community Profile, 1972
booklet
“Grimshaw Community Profile” showing town location, population, weather, geology, soil, history, liveability, administration, protective and utility services, education, activities and recreation, businesses and sevice, industrial development. Photos of buildings, Bear Lake Stampede, and street scenes are included.
Location: 2000.73.068
Survey of McLennan, 1970 c.
booklet
“Survey of McLennan” includes the town’s location, geology, climate and soil, history, living accomodations, administratio, tax structure, police and fire protection, education, health services, utilities, government offices, transportation, communications, recreational facilities, industry and business, natural resources, population, labour force, development and opportunities.
Location: 2000.73.069
Survey of Peace River, 1971
booklet
“Survey of Peace River” describes the town of Peace River, its location, climate, geology and soil, history, living conditions, municipal administration, laws and regulations, fire protection, sanitation, power and fuel, water, local resources, government offices, health services, professional servicces, transportation, communications, businesses, motels and lodges, societies, education, recreation and cultural facilities, agricultural development, industry and businesses, trading area, population, and a list of principal statistics.
Location: 2000.73.070
Survey of Fairview, 1971
booklet
“Survey of Fairview” describes the town – its location, climate, history, administration, fire and protection, health services, schools, recreation, annual events, churches, population, water, power, gas, tax structure, construction stats, business and professional services, government offices, transportation, trucking, communications, airport, tourist facilities, roads, hunting anf fishing, grain, livestock, seed cleaning, market gardening, honey production, lumbering, natural resources, agricultural college, and youth activities.
Location: 2000.73.071
Grande Prairie Triples in Size, 1954
booklet
Review of the town of Grande Prairie in 1954 including reports from finance committee, water committee, public works committee, fire protection and lighting committee, health & welfare committee, town buildings & parks committee, Grande Prairie Public Library, Grande Prairie Community Swimming Pool Committee and Grande Prairie Public School District, and St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School District No. 28.
Location: 2000.73.071
Modern Guide to Home Canning, 1960 c.
booklet
Home canning and freezing recipes tested and compiled by Canadian Western Natural Gas Co.
Location: 2000.73.072
1934 Grande Prairie Herald: Pioneer Historical Number, December 21, 1934
newspaper
A copy of the December 21, 1934 Grande Prairie Herald Pioneer Historical Number newspaper.
Location: 1969.39.108
The War Illustrated, 1939
magazine
September 16, 1939 issue of The War Illustrated, a “permanent picture-record of the Second Great War”. It is edited by Sir John Hammerton.
Location: 1969.59.878
Mile Zero Post, 1989
newspaper
1989 Mile Zero Post newspaper.
Location: 1991.34.2 A,B
Northland Calling, 1945
magazine
Volume 1, No. 2 of Northland Calling, concerns local events such as the 1945 Federal Election. Also contains photographs of people and events, and has the CFGP program schedule.
Location: 1992.25.1
Junior Leader, 1955-1956
magazine
Six issues of Junior Leader, a Boy Scouts magazine for children with stories, crafts and nature projects. Some of the articles are intended to help the Boy Scouts get their badges.
Location: 1998.07.13-18
Peace Country, vol. 1, issue 5, 1978
newspaper
An Environmental Magazine, Peace Country was published monthly by Puskwaskau Publishing Ltd.
Location: 2000.73.001
Peace Country, vol. 1, issue 3, 1978
newspaper
An Environmental Magazine, Peace Country was published monthly by Puskwaskau Publishing Ltd.
Location: 2000.73.002
Dusty Digest, 1944-1945
newsletter
Copies of the “Dusty Digest”, a World War II newsletter published by the Alaskan Wing of the Air Transport Command at Grande Prairie, Alberta. It contains news about people or events relating to those in war service in Grande Prairie.
Location: 2000.73.003
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