Fonds 039 Bert & Miriam Tieman fonds

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1939-1985. — 6.5 cm of textual records. — 146 photographs. — 35 artistic drawings. — 624 postcards. — 9 video recordings.


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Biographical Sketch

Bernard John Tieman was born in Delfts, Holland in 1898. At the age of 21 he immigrated to High River, Alberta. The year was 1920 and the trip was made by ship. On board he met Miriam Hutchinson, who had been born in England in 1898 and was also immigrating to Canada. The couple were married in Calgary in 1926.

In 1927, the Tiemans came to the Peace Country. They filed on NE 31-74-7 north of Buffalo Lake, and farmed there until 1946, when they moved to Grande Prairie. Miriam Tieman was a long-time member of the Alberta Women’s Institute, and became involved with the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire soon after their arrival in Buffalo Lake. In Grande Prairie, she assisted the first teacher at the Peace School of Hope when it opened in 1955. Bert worked as a carpenter.

The Tieman’s were very active in the community. They attended Christ Church Anglican, where Bert handcrafted the pews, the tables and the Bishop’s Chair in the old church. They served as volunteers for the Peace School of Hope, where Bert taught woodworking and served on the board, while Miriam’s group of the Women’s Institute sewed all the curtains and quilts. Barrydale House, the dorm for handicapped children which opened in 1960, was named after Barry Ferguson and Dale McQuaig, two handicapped boys from outside of Grande Prairie who had lived with the Tieman’s a number of years. Swan Industries, a woodworking shop for the handicapped which Bert also supported, opened in 1973. Bert & Miriam were also involved with the Drama Festival, Bert as actor and stage manager, and Miriam in the cast or designing and sewing costumes. Later, Bert served as president of the Museum Board for some years. It was due to his persistance that Tieman Road was opened as an access to the museum.

In 1952, Bert was elected to Town Council, a position he maintained for 11 years. He was a councilman when Grande Prairie became a city in 1958.
Bert’s many interests included woodworking crafts, theatre and art. He was also an amateur paleontologist, with a self-taught knowledge of fossils. His greatest discovery was a fossilized pike fish, which after examination by University of Alberta professor Dr. Mark Wilson, was given the name “Esox Tiemani.”

Bert & Miriam’s only child died as an infant. Miriam passed away in Nov. 21, 1979. Bert passed away on September 20, 1984. Because they had no family in Canada, the Tieman Estate was willed to the Grande Prairie Museum.

Custodial History

Records were bequeathed to the Grande Prairie Museum along with the entirety of the Tieman estate. Grande Prairie Regional Archives assumed responsibility for the archival portion in 2000. An accrual of paper records in 2011 was donated by William H. Rollans, Edmonton, executor for Mr. Tieman’s estate.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of some personal papers of Bert and Miriam Tieman; a folder of unframed pencil sketches and paintings; a large photograph and postcard collection, including personal photographs of the Tiemans and their homes; films of their life and activities; and documents relating to their hobbies and their volunteer work with the South Peace Operatic Society, the Grande Prairie & District Association of the Mentally Handicapped, the Town of Grande Prairie when Bert was Alderman, and the Grande Prairie Museum. Also included is a handwritten “Handbook for Wireless Telegraph Operators” c. 1920. An accrual includes birth certificates for Bert and Miriam, a marriage certificate and records of Bert’s including a typing certificate (1914), a military draft certificate (1917), a Lay Minister’s License (1981), City of Grande Prairie Alderman card, a news clippping showing Bert donating his personal art collection to the Prairie Art Gallery, a thank you letter for service on the Grande Prairie Health Unit Board, a page of Bert Tieman Woodworking letterhead and a memorial card.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the series.
Some original documents are housed in the memorial to Bert & Miriam in the main museum. Many artefacts from Bert’s fossil collection, his artwork and the Tieman Estate are in the Grande Prairie Museum collection.
Finding Aids include copies of all postcards in the accession file.

Table of Contents

Series 039.01Personal Papers, Photographs, and Film
Series 039.02Personal Hobbies
Series 039.03Grande Prairie Association for the Mentally Handicapped
Series 039.04Grande Prairie Museum

Series 039.01

Personal Papers, Photographs, and Film. — 1895-1985. — 246 photographs. — 9 video recordings.

The series consists of records relating to Bert & Miriam’s personal lives, including a 1911 certificate for first communion for Bert in Delft, Holland; the 1946 building permit for their Grande Prairie home and its final appraisal in 1985; memorial documents; miscellaneous bills and receipts; news clippings; travel documents and diary; photographs which cover the period of the Tieman’s lives in Canada; and 10 reels of 8mm and Super 8mm film. The photographs are as diverse as the interests of the Tieman’s: family and friends, travel, Peace School of Hope, Christ Church Anglican, Grande Prairie Museum and Theatre Productions. The films document various aspects of the Tiemans’ life including their 50th wedding anniversary, travel, local parades and events, local museums, house demolition, and Marilyn Turner’s wedding. An accrual includes birth certificates for Bert and Miriam, a marriage certificate, and records of Bert’s including a typing certificate (1914), a military draft certificate (1917), a Lay Minister’s License (1981), City of Grande Prairie Alderman card, a news clippping showing Bert donating his personal art collection to the Prairie Art Gallery, a thank you letter for service on the Grande Prairie Health Unit Board, a page of Bert Tieman Woodworking letterhead and a memorial card.

 

Tieman Road, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Pans and Fred Tieman standing by Richmond Avenue in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0039.01.001
“G.P.’s First City Fathers”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
A plaque commemorating the opening of the city hall in Grande Prairie in 1962.
Location: 0039.01.002
Grande Prairie Pioneer Museum, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
“Antique cluster huddled snugly together.”
Location: 0039.01.003
Grande Priaire Regional College, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
“Curious curvy thinktank.”
Location: 0039.01.004
Bear Creek Dam, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
“Grande Prairie’s Pit-falls.”
Location: 0039.01.005
“Fishy Business”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
A fossil of a prehistoric fish with a smaller fish in its stomach.
Location: 0039.01.006
Farm Tractor, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Fred Tieman by farm tractor. The back of the photo reads: “Signature hunting by tenacious fan.”
Location: 0039.01.007
Bridge, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The back of the photograph reads: “It still is, where Bill is, you’ll see Phyllis.”
Location: 0039.01.008
Picnicing, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
The back of the photograph reads: “Terrific to pick Nick joining the picnic, near the Simmonette, where our feet got wet.”
Location: 0039.01.009
Peace River Bridge, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
“No bridge over troubled water.”
Location: 0039.01.010
Peace River Bridge, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The bridge over the Peace River. The back of the photograph reads: “Even like this picture myself.”
Location: 0039.01.011
St. Charles Mission at Dunvegan, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The St. Charles Mission at Dunvegan. The back of the photograph reads: “Outdoor poker O.K.?”
Location: 0039.01.012
St. Charles Mission Altarpiece, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The altarpiece in the St. Charles Mission. The back of the photograph reads: “Whitsun Light seems to reflect from altarpiece.”
Location: 0039.01.013
“Beautiful Believer’s Building”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Building at the St. Charles Mission at Dunvegan.
Location: 0039.01.014
St. Charles Mission Plaque, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Plaque at the St. Charles Mission.
Location: 0039.01.015
St. Charles Mission at Dunvegan, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
St. Charles Mission viewed from the Peace River at Dunvegan. The back of the photograph reads: “Worthwhile waterscape of White man’s wigwam.”
Location: 0039.01.016
“Mackey’s Corner”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Outdoor get together with friends.
Location: 0039.01.017
“Camp Lloyd’s Scenery”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Various outbuildings and farm equipment in a field.
Location: 0039.01.018
Log Cabin, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The back of the photograph reads: “Olley country residence.”
Location: 0039.01.019
Log Barn, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The back of the photograph reads: “picturesque homestead remnant.”
Location: 0039.01.020
Cooking Hotdogs, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
The back of the photo reads: “McDonald’s H.Q. memo: Top heavy branch operation due to excessive supervision over dog heating personel.”
Location: 0039.01.021
Tieman and Friend, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
The back of the photo reads: “Bilateral agricultural top at Camp Lloyd.”
Location: 0039.01.022
“Rusty Rusticity”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Tieman with farm machinery.
Location: 0039.01.023
Tieman and Tractor, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
The back of the photograph reads: “Hell, trailer’s got a flat.”
Location: 0039.01.024
Farm Machinery, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
The back of the photo reads: “Feels allright, not much tread left though.”
Location: 0039.01.025
“Lunchbreak West of Chetwind”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Tieman standing at the doorway of the trailer.
Location: 0039.01.026
“Mysterious Rocky Status”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Road sign reads “Mt. LeMoray” on a Northern B.C. highway.
Location: 0039.01.027
“Pine River Country”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
A river and some mountains.
Location: 0039.01.028
“Pine River Country”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
A river and some mountains.
Location: 0039.01.029
“Favourite Overnight Stop of the Tieman Family”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
The Tieman’s sitting outside of a log cabin.
Location: 0039.01.031
“Doggone Dogged Doggie”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
The Tieman’s and dog in the log cabin dorrway.
Location: 0039.01.032
“The Rake’s Lake”, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
View from the lake’s dock looking out on the mountains.
Location: 0039.01.033
Pans, Bert, Case and Dog, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
“First Dog and Pans”
Location: 0039.01.034
Bert and Case, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
“Then Bert and Case”
Location: 0039.01.035
Log Cabin, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
“All vanished suddenly into space”
Location: 0039.01.036
Log Cabin, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The back of the photograph reads: “Slept like a log in this cabin.”
Location: 0039.01.037
The End of the Fortnight, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Tieman house. The back of the photograph reads: “Trashcan placed along the curbside, it’s Thursday end of fortnight.”
Location: 0039.01.038
Sunset, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Sunset from the air.
Location: 0039.01.039
Banks of a River, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Banks of a river.
Location: 0039.01.040
Balloons, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Hot-air balloons preparing to lift off at Grande Prairie’s Muskoseepi Park.
Location: 0039.01.041
Tieman Collection, 1980 c.
13 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the Tieman house, garden and pet cats.
Location: 0039.01.042-062
Monument, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
A plaque.
Location: 0039.01.047
Pans and Fred Tieman, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Pans and Fred Tieman by a monument.
Location: 0039.01.048
Pans and Fred Tieman, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Tiemans at a visitor’s centre.
Location: 0039.01.049
Community Map, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Community map.
Location: 0039.01.050
Anglican Church, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Anglican Church of Canada in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0039.01.051
Aerial View of a City, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
A city viewed from the air.
Location: 0039.01.052
River, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Location: 0039.01.053
Fire Hall, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
A replica of the Grande Prairie firehall at the Grande Prairie Pioneer Museum.
Location: 0039.01.057
Bert & Miriam Tieman Photographs, 1939-1985
247 photograph; ;
Location: 0039.01.058-246
Tieman Home in Grande Prairie, 1939-1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4 in.
Bert & Miriam Tieman’s home in Grande Prairie at 10316-107 Avenue.
Location: 0039.01.247
The Student Prince, [1970]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The cast of “The Student Prince” L-R Back -?, Horst Intscher, Bert Tieman, Wayne Feil,_? Leigh Ferguson

Front row L-R Stan Monkman, _?, _?, Roy Harper, _?
Location: 1985.02.102.047
Little Theatre Production, [1970]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Bert Tieman in a little theatre production in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1985.02.102.100
Grande Prairie Town Council, 1953
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
The members of the 1953 Town Council at City Hall: Bert Tieman, George Didow, Art Whitlock, R. Norton, G. Repka, Jack MacKay and Bob Millar.
Location: 1985.02.221
Homesteading in Buffalo Lakes, 1930
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Miriam Tieman with a team of horses (Dolly and Dan) on the Tieman farm at Buffalo Lake in 1930.
Location: 1985.02.221-I
Opening of Swan Industries, 1970 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Mayor Elmer Borstad cutting the ribbon for the opening of Swan Industries. He is assisted by Councilor Bert Tieman and director, Mrs. Liggett.
Location: 1985.02.223
Snowshoeing, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Miriam Tieman snowshoeing at the Tieman farm at Buffalo Lakes.
Location: 1985.02.223-S
Hauling Firewood, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Bert Tieman with a load of firewood on the Tieman farm at Buffalo Lakes.
Location: 1985.02.223-U
Family Outside Christ Church Anglican, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Family group in front of Christ Church Anglican in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1985.02.225-K
Christ Church Anglican, [1970]
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7
Interior of Christ Church Anglican, Grande Prairie.
Location: 1985.02.226-E
The Flying Dutchman, [1970]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Bert Tieman, the Flying Dutchman, in an automobile race.
Location: 1985.02.238
Harvest Time, [ca. 1920]
1 glass negative; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
An unidentified farmer harvests oats with a binder.
Location: 1985.03.020A
Farm Family, [ca. 1920]
1 glass negative; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
An unidentified family in front of their home.
Location: 1985.03.020B
Oat Crop, [ca. 1920]
1 glass negative; b & w; 2.5 x 3. 5 in.
An unidentified farmer with his oat crop.
Location: 1985.03.020C
Provincial Court House, Grande Prairie, 1965 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
The provincial courthouse at Grande Priarie with well-maintained lawns and flower beds.
Location: 1985.03.104O
Memorial Park, Grande Prairie, 1960 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
War Cenotaph in Memorial Park (later re-named Jubilee Park), with Grande Prairie High School in the background.
Location: 1985.03.104S
Conveyor Belt at Hudson Hope Dam, 1970 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
The world’s longest single flight conveyor supplies earth fill for the Hudson Hope Dam from a mountain 4 miles from the dam site.
Location: 1985.03.105Q
Plywood Factory, Grande Prairie, 1965 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Northern Plywood Ltd. plant, one of two of its kind in Alberta, manufactures plywood from spruce and poplar and ships it to markets across Canada.
Location: 1985.03.106AA
Suspension Bridge Over the Peace River, 1970 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Suspension Bridge over the Peace River downstream from the giant B.C. Hydro’s electric power development, linking the John Hart Highway with Hudson’s Hope, the W.A.C. Bennet dam and the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1985.03.109Q
Tracks of the Dinosaur, 1970 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Fossilized dinosaur tracks at Portage Mountain Dam site on the Peace River were uncovered by workmen while building the dam.
Location: 1985.03.112A
Miriam Tieman, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6
Portrait of Miriam Tieman about the time of her marriage.
Location: 1985.03.135
Bert Tieman, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6
Portrait of Bert Tieman about the time of his marriage.
Location: 1985.03.136
Hudson Hope Bridge, 1970 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
The Hudson Hope Bridge over the Peace River is on one of the main highways going into the Peace Power Damsite at Portage Mountain, B.C.
Location: 1985.03.54BB
Aerial View of Grande Prairie, 1975 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Alberta’s most northerly city… showing a blend of the old established business district with the ever growing modern office complexes.
Location: 1985.03.54G
Kakwa Falls, Alberta, 1975 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Kakwa Falls on the Kakwa River located 150 km south-west of the City of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1985.03.54P
Statue of Twelve Foot Davis, Peace River, 1970 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
“Twelve Foot Davis’ is a legend in the Peace Country. He derived the name from finding gold on a twelve foot strip between two claims.
Location: 1985.03.54PP
Aerial View of Grande Prairie, 1975 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Grande Prairie from the north-west with the Avondale area in the foreground.
Location: 1985.03.54Q
Aerial View of Grande Prairie, 1975 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of Grande Prairie’s Bear Creek valley and residential districts from centre to north-west.
Location: 1985.03.54R
Dunvegan Mission, 1970 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Dunvegan Roman Catholic Mission, one of the earliest in the Peace River Country, was established in 1985. It has been restored and draws thousands of visitors annually.
Location: 1985.03.54X
Celebration of the Royal Silver Jubilee, 1920 c.
3 postcards; b & w; 3 x 5
Three views of the Celebrating 25 years of the reign of King George V and Queen Mary with a compilation of the period’s major events [including a reference to, and several shots of, mining and miners] and coverage of the Jubilee Day [May 6th 1935] procession from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral.Celebrating 25 years of the reign of King George V and Queen Mary with a compilation of the period’s major events [including a reference to, and several shots of, mining and miners] and coverage of the Jubilee Day [May 6th 1935] procession from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral.elebrating 25 years of the reign of King George V and Queen Mary with a compilation of the period’s major events [including a reference to, and several shots of, mining and miners] and coverage of the Jubilee Day [May 6th 1935] procession from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral.Jubilee Day (May 6, 1935) procession from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral celebrating 25 year reign of King George V and Queen Mary.
Location: 1985.2.247wxy
Bert Tieman with Barry Ferguson, [1970]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Bert Tieman at home with foster child Barry Ferguson.
Location: 1994.17.01
Miriam Tieman in Her Home, [1980]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Miriam Tieman in the living room of the Tieman’s Grande Prairie home.
Location: 1994.17.02
Bert and Miriam Tieman at Buffalo Lakes, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bert and Miriam Tieman unloading bundles into the thresher on the Buffalo Lakes farm.
Location: 1994.17.03
Miriam Tieman at Buffalo Lakes, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Miriam Tieman with bundles of grain on the farm at Buffalo Lakes.
Location: 1994.17.04
Buffalo Lakes General Store, ca. 1950
1 photograph; b & w; 3.1 x 4.8 in.
People outside of the Buffalo Lakes General Store in Buffalo Lakes, Alberta.
Location: 1994.17.06
Bert Tieman, Grande Prairie Town Councillor, [1970]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Portrait of Bert Tieman, Grande Prairie Town Councillor.
Location: 1994.17.11
Miriam Tieman, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Miriam Tieman in the bedroom of her farm home at Buffalo Lakes.
Location: 1994.17.16
Bert Tieman, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bert Tieman standing beside a car.
Location: 1994.17.18-A
Miriam Tieman, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Miriam Tieman standing beside a car.
Location: 1994.17.18-B

 

Parade, Displays, Native Dancing, and Travel, 1973
8 mm film
The film shows a campsite, Dunvegan Bridge, a Grande Prairie parade, a rock exhibition in Edmonton, the Monte Lake Rock Shop, displays at the Provincial Museum of Alberta, a wedding, picnics, native dancing, a hayride, Skihist Provincial Park, Overlander, various scenery, a cat with a kitten, and snowblowing.
Location: 1985.3.82A
Tieman’s 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1976
8 mm film
The film shows the 1976 celebration of the Bert and Miriam Tieman’s 50th wedding anniversary including the decorations, dinner, guests, cutting the cake, and a gift table.
Location: 1985.3.82B
Travel, Peace River, Dunvegan, and Pipestone, [ca. 1967]
8 mm film
The film shows travels outside of the Peace Country to Summerland and Jasper, a trip to Peace River, a meeting at Dunvegan, and a picnic at Pipestone Creek.
Location: 1985.3.82C
Parades, Picnics, Children, and Travel, [ca. 1970-1971]
8 mm film
The film shows two Grande Prairie parades, various picnics including one with the Piverts and Carneys, and children building a snowman, travel outside the Peace Country to Jasper, Well’s Grey Park, Vernon, Penticton, and Al Oeming’s wildlife farm.
Location: 1985.3.82E
Wedding, Parade, Christmas, and Travel, [ca. 1969]
8 mm film
The film shows Marilyn Turner’s wedding, the Peace River bridge, a picnic, the Alberta Resources Railway Parade in July 1969, Christmas celebrations, and travels outside the Peace Country to Athabasca, Fort McMurray, Jaspter, Hudson’s Hope, Dawson Creek, Montreal, and Edmonton.
Location: 1985.3.82F
Parade, Teepee Creek Stampede, and Travel, [ca. 1970-1972]
8 mm film
The film shows the Grande Prairie Co-op, the Teepee Creek Stampede, a Grande Prairie parade, and travel outside the Peace Country to Summerland, the Okanagen, the Yellowhead, and the Kootenay.
Location: 1985.3.82G
Beaverlodge Museum, Grande Prairie Museum, and Travel, [ca. 1974]
8 mm film
The film shows the Beaverlodge Museum (South Peace Centennial Museum), Grande Prairie Museum, and travels outside the Peace Country to Helmcken Falls, Dawson Falls, Vernon, Hornby Island, and Hell’s Gate.
Location: 1985.3.82H
Wedding, Outdoor Activities, and Kleskun Hill, [ca. 1965]
8 mm film
The film shows a wedding, kids playing at Kinsmen Park playground in Edmonton, a man standing by a sign, a group playing ball, and a Kleskun Hills picnic including a fossil hunt.
Location: 1985.3.82I
House Demolition and Horse Racing, [ca. 1972]
8 mm film
The film shows birds at a feeder in winter, the duplex on 107 Avenue being demolished, harness racing and judging at the fairgrounds, and flowers.
Location: 1985.3.82J

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Series 039.02

Personal Hobbies. — 1915-1985. — 4 cm of textual records. — 35 artistic drawings. — 624 postcards.

Bert & Miriam Tieman had many interests. They enjoyed travelling and collected a series of postcards from the Peace Country and abroad. Bert’s woodworking hobby was an extension of his carpentry career. He was also an amateur archaeologist of some note; his name is included on a 1985 list of palaeontologists working in Alberta, put out by the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. Art was another of Bert’s interests, both as a collector and an artist. Several pieces from his collection were donated to the Prairie Art Gallery, as recorded in the photograph collection. The hand-written telegrapher’s manual was produced about 1920, the same time as Bert & Miriam came to Canada. It contains mostly ship to shore information used for communications rather than war-time activity and mentions the Prince of Wales Ship.

The series consists of records relating to Bert & Miriam’s hobbies and travel photographs. There are 35 pencil and charcoal drawings as well as a large collection of postcards, mostly not dated, which would have been collected by the Tiemans on various holidays or sent to them by friends on holiday.

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Series 039.03

Grande Prairie Association for the Mentally Handicapped. — 1956-1974. — 1 cm of textual records.

The series consists of papers relating to the building of Barrydale House and the Sheltered Workshop. Also included are financial statements, regulations, a list of children recommended for the new dorm, and correspondence relating to the projects.

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Series 039.04

Grande Prairie Museum. — 1984-1985. — 1 cm of textual records.

The series consists of a file of correspondence regarding the opening of Tieman Road, the museum’s access from Richmond Avenue, and correspondence and legal documents relating to the donation of the Tieman estate to the Grande Prairie Museum.

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