Fonds 507 South Peace Regional Archives Library collection

South Peace Regional Archives Library collection. — 648 volumes.

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Agency History

South Peace Regional Archives was established in January 2000 as a project of the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie & District in response to an active lobby of individuals and organizations. The mandate of the Archives was to promote and encourage the appreciation and study of the history of the south Peace River Country by acquiring, preserving and making accessible to the public, records in any format which reflect the history of this area. These records are collected from individuals individuals, families, businesses, organization, and institutions and, on deposit, from municipal governments. Funding is provided by participating municipalities: City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, and Municipal District of Greenview. After 7 years of operating under the direction under the Museum Society, in July 2007, the South Peace Regional Archives Society was formed.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of books, booklets, and other publications relating primarily to the history of the South Peace River Country of Alberta.

Notes

The Association of Hardy People certificate, 1994
certificate
Certificate given out in the winter of 1968-1969, when there was 43 consecutive days of frigid temperatures from December 22, 1968 to February 2, 1969. The temperature fell to -53. Signed by Mayor Elmer Borstad and Weatherman Bill Baillie.
Location: 2014.042.13
History of Grande Prairie Display, [ca. 1989]
poster
Creator: poster
A series of 29 panels and one map composing a project/display created by the students at Swanavon School, likely in 1989. The panels tell the story of Grande Prairie from 1909 to 1989 with panels focusing on municipal status, transportation, health care, education, communication, commerce, religion, law enforcement, improvements, and recreation and entertainment during the periods 1909 to 1919, 1919-1958, and 1958-1989. The map is double-sided, showing the City of Grande Prairie on one side and the County and portions of M.D. Greenview on the other side. The map also includes advertisement for many local businesses.
Location: 2014.052.01-.30
Alberta A Natural History, 1978
book
The book describes land formations, climate, flora and fauna, and the early history of Alberta’s people.
Location: 2000.01 RL
Alberta Resources Railway, n.d.
book
Location: 2000.3RL
Peace River and District Home Directory and Buyers Guide, 1960-1961
booklet
A listing of all households in the Peace district by last names and coded with a number that indicates their occupation.
Location: 2000.47.4
Alberta’s Coal Industry 1919, 1978
book
Examination of the state of turbulence in Alberta’s coal industry in 1919, and the establishment of the Coal Commission.
Location: 2000.4RL
Emmanuel Church Anglican Golden Anniversary, 1987
booklet
Produced on the event of the Golden anniversary of Emmanuel Anglican Church in Sexsmith, Alberta.
Location: 2000.73.095
Spirit River Chronicle, 1929
Booklet
Christmas magazine probably authored by the United Church of Canada but with local information and contributions. The first page shows church services in the area, at Spirit River (Morning Worship and Sunday School, Evening Service, Choir Practise, Junior Choir, Ladies Aid, and the Library open 2 days per week for 1 hour each day), White Mountain (Sunday Service, Sabbath School, Singing Practice and Ladies Aid), and Roycroft (Sunday Service and Ladies Aid). The advertisements in the magazine are Spirit River businesses, but all the rest of the articles seem to be general moral pieces not local.
Location: 2000.73.170
Aurora, School Yearbook, 1959
Booklet
One mimeographed issue of “Aurora” a school newspaper (or year book) produced by the Creative Writing and Typing Classes at Rycroft High School in 1959. It contains a Valedictory Address by Don Johnson, Principal’s Address by Mr. E. McKee, President’s message by Gordon Fontaine, highlights of the 1958 Christmas Concert, 1958 Bursaries, Initiation, the St. Patrick’s Day Dance, the Christmas Party, Oratorical Speech Contest, Ten Years Hence, the 1959 Commencement, Varsity Guest Weekend, Poetry, Curling, Stars of the Future, and poetic verses about every student in grade 10, 11 and 12. It also includes lists of members for the Staff, Creative Writing Class, Typing Class, Student’s Union, winners of ABC and Talent Contests, field day winners. The booklet ends with eight pages of hand-drawn advertisements and one page of Humour.
Location: 2000.73.171
Historical Walking and Driving Tour: Grande Prairie, [1990]
Booklet
Booklet gives a brief history of the City of Grande Prairie and the histories of some of the older buildings in the City: the Hermit Lake School, McQueen’s Presbyterian Church, Kleskun Hills Post Office, and Grande Prairie Fire Hall located in the Heritage Village at the Grande Prairie Museum; the Bear Creek Ski Jump Site and the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway Trestle still existing in the Bear Creek Valley; Carriage Lane (102 Street) and some of its elite residences such as the George Crummy house, the William Innes house and original log cabin; the Breeden Hotel site, Christ Church Anglican and neighbouring Speke Hall on 102 Street; the Provincial Court House and Central Park High School on 99th Street; the Selkirk Trading Post and Imperial Bank of Canada on 100th Avenue; the Forbes Residence on 96 Street; the Alberta Government Telephones Building on 107th Avenue; and the Dalen Brick Yard and Grande Prairie Armoury on 102 Street.
Location: 2000.73.194a-c
Proudly Serving Since 1915, 2015
Book
“Proudly Serving Since 1915: the Grande Prairie Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years of Service” marks “a century of service.. As the small village of 1915 became the regional centre of today, the department grew from a group of volunteers armed only with what one chief called ‘sixty gallon soda bottles’ to a team of professionals outfitted with thermal imaging cameras, computerized plans, and modern pumper trucks. Grande Prairie’s firefighters have battled blazes, educated residents, rescued the trapped, and tended the wounded, all with the singular purpose of safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of the community.” Chapter headings include such topics as forming the fire boys; battling fires, regulations and insurance premiums; a hall fit for champions; growth and transition; a changing of the guard; prevention, planning and peddling protective services; rescue, prevention, saftey, education; the modern department; the fleet, and the honour roll. The book also includes approximately 350 photographs, featuring equipment, individual and groups of firefighters, supporting workers, and many of the major fires which were fought over the years: Prairie Inn, 1916; Corona Hotel, 1936; Hudson’s Bay Store, 1952; Grande Prairie Garage, 1954; Grande Prairie Garage, 1961; City Hall, 1961; Peace River Town, 1962; St. Joseph’s Church, 1966; Donald Hotel, 1967; Tissington Plant, 1971; Ashdown Warehouse, 1974; Lilge Hardware, 1978; Canfor lumber piles, 1978; Herald Tribune, 1981; Clairmont Elevators, 1983; the de Wit plane crash, 1987; Ranchlands Apartment, 1991; Five Mile Lumber, 1996; Woodland Do-It Centre, 1997; Weyerhauser, 2001; Canfor lumber piles, 2003; Eagle Manor, 2009; Westgate Fire Station, 2011; and Haywood Court, 2012.
Location: 2000.73.195
Memory Lane, 2014
Booklet
A walking tour of Grande Prairie’s downtown (100th Avenue between 99 and 102 Street) featuring photos and historical facts about downtown and its buildings. The booklet was created in celebration of Grande Prairie’s 100th Anniversary and was a collaborative effort of the Downtown Association, South Peace Regional Archives, Peace Country Historical Society, and Image Design.
Location: 2000.73.197
The Remarkable Chester Ronning: Proud Son of China, 2013
Book
Biography of Chester Ronning, son of Halvor Ronning who brought a group of Norwegian settlers to the Valhalla area ca. 1920. Chester was the first teacher at the Valhalla School. The description on the back of the book reads: “Scholar and diplomat Brian L. Evans gives us the first English-language biography of Chester A. Ronning (1894-1984): diplomat, politician, educator, and one of Canada’s major public figures. This fascinating story depicts Ronning, the man who received many honours, and deepens readers’ knowledge of Canada’s post-World War II diplomacy and Canada-China relations..”
Location: 2000.73.198
Miracles of Make-Do, 1945 c..
booklet
1
Location: 2000.79.01
Needle Magic with Cotton Bags, 1945 c.
booklet
1
Location: 2000.79.02
How to Make Appliques Without Sewing, 1945 c.
booklet
How to Make Appliques Without Sewing
Location: 2000.79.03
Life Is More Than Meat, n.d.
booklet
Booklet considering the question of whether we should have spiritual education in public schools, written by the first teacher in Grande Prairie School Division #2357.
Location: 2000.RL2
Land of Hope and Dreams, 1980
book
Community History of the districts surrounding the town of Grimshaw, Alberta.
Location: 2000.RL7
The Big Bend, 1981
book
A community history book from the Blueberry Creek, Sliver Vally, Fourth Creek, Ksituan, Blueberry Mountain, Whitburn area
Location: 2001 RL19
Pioneers of the Peace, 1975;1976;1978
book
Biographies and stories of the first settlers in the Grande Prairie district of the Peace Country.
Location: 2001 RL19
Along the Wapiti, 1981
book
Community History of the people who homesteaded and settled along the Wapiti River.
Location: 2001 RL19
Trails and Rails North, 1981
Book
Community History of the area surrounding McLennan, Alberta.
Location: 2001 RL19
Wagon Trails Grown Over, 1980
book
Community history of the people in the area from Sexsmith to the Smoky River.
Location: 2001 RL19
Beaverlodge to the Rockies Supplement, 1976
book
A supplement volume to the community history of the people and events in the districts surrounding Beaverlodge, Alberta.
Location: 2001 RL19
Lure of the South Peace, 1981
book
Tales of the early pioneers in the British Columbia Peace country to 1945.
Location: 2001 RL19
Peace River Remembers, 1984
book
A community history of Peace River, Alberta, and adjacent districts.
Location: 2001 RL19
Turning the Pages of Time: Volume II, 1981
book
A community history of Nampa and surrounding districts from1800 to 1981.
Location: 2001 RL19
Beaverlodge to the Rockies, 1974
book
A community history of the Beaverlodge area
Location: 2001 RL19
Turning the Pages of Time: Volume I, 1981
book
A community history of Nampa and surrounding districts from1800 to 1981.
Location: 2001 RL19
Wheatfields and Wildflowers, 1984
book
Community history of the people and events surrounding Rycroft.
Location: 2001 RL19
Lake Saskatoon Reflections, 1980
book
Community history of the people, organizations, churches, schools and events in the district around Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 2001 RL19
Wagon Trails Grown Over, 1980
book
Community history of the people in the area from Sexsmith to the Smoky River.
Location: 2001 RL19
Across the Smoky, 1978
book
A community history book containing stories from the people of Debolt and area.
Location: 2001 RL19
Burnt Embers, 1985
book
A community history of Woking and district in the Burnt River Valley.
Location: 2001 RL19
Pioneers of the Lakeland, 1984
book
Community history of the people of Slave Lake and surrounding communities.
Location: 2001 RL7
Telephone Directory, 1958
directory
Peace River District telephone directory
Location: 2001.12.1
Three Times A Pioneer, 1958
book
Biography of Magnus Gudlaugson
Location: 2001.15
County Fair and Frontier Days, 1968
booklet
Booklet contains the program and exhibition details for the County Fair and Frontier Days August 5-7, 1968.
Location: 2001.21.01
County Fair and Frontier Days & Rodeo, 1970
booklet
County Fair and Frontier Days & Rodeo program of events and exhibition entry details for August 10-12, 1970.
Location: 2001.21.02
County Fair Race Meet Logging Show, 1976
booklet
County Fair Race Meet Logging Show program guide for the logging sports events, race meet, parade route, and exhibition categories and entry rules for events August 1-4, 1976
Location: 2001.21.03 A,B
County Fair and Frontier Days, 1977
booklet
County Fair and Frontier Days program guide for the logging sports events, par-mutuals, pony racing, chuckwagons, parade route, and exhibition categories and entry rules, and held July 30- Aug.3, 1977.
Location: 2001.21.04
Smoky River Annual Fair, 1977
booklet
Smoky River Annual Fair program guide and prize list for events August 5-6, 1977, held at Donnelly.
Location: 2001.21.05
County Fair and Frontier Daze, 1978
booklet
County Fair and Frontier Daze, August 5-9, 1978, program booklet for the 28th annual County Fair held at the Grande Ptrairie Agricultural Society fairgrounds.
Location: 2001.21.06
Smoky River Annual Fair, 1978
booklet
Smoky River Annual Fair program booklet for the August 4-5, 1978, events and exhibition entries – held at Donnelly.
Location: 2001.21.07
29 Annual County Fair, 1979
booklet
29 Annual County Fair August 4-8, 1979, presented by the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society, booklet listing the program of events, and exhibition rules and classes.
Location: 2001.21.08
30 th Annual County Fair, 1980
booklet
30 th Annual County Fair program booklet presented by the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society, listing the program of events, and exhibition rules and classes for Aug 1-6, 1980.
Location: 2001.21.09
31st Annual County Fair, 1981
2 booklets
31st Annual County Fair, Aug 1-4, program booklet 2001.21.10a lists livestock and grand stand events and 2001.21.10b lists hall exhibits.
Location: 2001.21.10 A,B
32nd County Fair, 1982
booklet
32nd Annual County Fair, July 31-Aug 3. presented by the Grande Pairie and County Agricultural Society, program booklet listing hall exhibits.
Location: 2001.21.11
33rd Annual County Fair, 1983
2 booklets
2 copies of the 33rd Annual County Fair, July 31-Aug 2, presented by the Grande Pairie and County Agricultural Society, program booklet listing grand stand events, horse competitions, livestock and hall exhibits.
Location: 2001.21.12A,B
Wembley & District Agricultural Fair & Little Britches Rodeo, 1983
booklet
Booklet describing the events and exhibition rules and classes for the 5 th Annual Wembley & District Agricultural Fair & Little Britches Rodeo, August 13-14, 1983.
Location: 2001.21.13
11th Annual La Glace & District Agricltural Sociey Fair, 1984
booklet
Program booklet for the 11th Annual La Glace & District Agricltural Sociey Fair, August 3-4, 1984, listing program of events, parade classes, exhibition rules and classes for both hall exhibits and livestock.
Location: 2001.21.14
35th Annual County Fair, 1985
booklet
Booklet for the 35th Annual County Fair put on by the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society, August 3-6, 1985, listing grand stand events, logging sports show, horse events and competitions, rules and classes for livestock and hall exhibits.
Location: 2001.21.15
Frontier Daze – 36th Annual Fair, 1986
booklet
Program booklet for Frontier Daze – 36th Annual Fair held Aug 2-4 at Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie, listing grand stand events, logging sports show, horse events and competitions, rules and classes for livestock and hall exhibits.
Location: 2001.21.16
Interesting Facts About Grande Prairie, 1930
booklet
Interesting Facts About Grande Prairie, “a progressive town in the famous Grande Prairie district of the Peace River Country.”. The signature “Vivian Pratt” appears on the front of the booklet.
Location: 2001.34.63
Historic Sites of Alberta, 1952
booklet
A description of historic sites of Alberta relating to the First Nations, the fur trade and forts, missionaries, American posts, North-West Mounted Police, Riel Rebellion, the pioneers, historic events and transportation.
Location: 2001.34.65
Bridges to the Past, 2001
book
Sequel to “Across the Smoky,” this volume contains biographies of families not in the first volume, new-comers and the next generation. It includes the histories of schools, churches, community clubs, businesses and a detailed history of the sawmills of the area. Stories, essays and articles about the area are also included.
Location: 2001.48
Portage Mountain Dam Project, 1960 c.
Brochure
A self printed history, quick facts and description of the work needed to build the Portage Mountain Dam Project beginning in 1962. A model was constructed by Alex Wales, Donald Drysdale, Betty Cochrane,and Mr. Larson.
Location: 2002.08.01
Peace River Power, 1967
booklet
A promotional booklet describing the construction of the W.A.C.Bennett Dam at Hudson Hope, BC, completed in 1967.
Location: 2002.08.02
Eighteenth Annual Grande Prairie Musical Festival, 1952
booklet
1
Location: 2002.30.2
South Peace Operatic Society presents The Student Prince, 1961
booklet
A program from the production of the musical, The Student Prince produced by the South Peace Operatic Society in 1961.
Location: 2002.30.5
Grande Prairie Little Theatre Teahouse of the August Moon, 1966
booklet
program from Grande Prairie Little Theatre production of Teahouse of the August Moon
Location: 2002.30.6
Adoptees Are Angels, 1999
book
Stories of the children adopted into the Peoria community from 1921 to 1968, as collected by one of the adoptees, Alice Bennett Fortier
Location: 2002.34
Concerning the Merger of AEC and PanCanadian, 2002
book
Notices of meetings, notice of petition, joint information circular Concerning the Merger of Alberta Energy Company Ltd. and PanCanadian Energy Corporation
Location: 2002.35
Our Alberta Heritage Series, 1971
set of 3 books
Three volumes entitled People, Places and Progress describing early Alberta history from aboriginal to the 1970s
Location: 2002.53
County Fair Race Meet & Rodeo, Grande Prairie, 1974
booklet
Booklet descibing committees, admission , entry fees , parade route and rules for entries to the exhibition for the County Fair Race Meet & Rodeo, Grande Prairie, 1974
Location: 2002.69
The Christmas Story, 1947
booklet
a dramatized story read on CBC network, by Just Mary, Christmas Day, 1947.
Location: 2003.04
The Peace River Trail, 1907
booklets
A 1987 reproduction of Bezanson’s trip over the Peace River Trail in 1906 documenting what he saw as a “land of promise”
Location: 2003.19.01-04
As We Remember, 1951-1976
booklet
Early days on the North Eaglesham Project. In 1945 the Alberta Government developed a plan for breaking-up 100,000 acres of land in the Peace country to provide farmland for veterans.
Location: 2003.40.01
Homestead Memories, 1985
booklet
Homesteading north of Eaglesham in the 1950s.
Location: 2003.40.02
Tales,Trails & Gumbo, 1991
book
History of families from the districts of Cotillion, Silver Valley, Fourth Creek areas, as well as the schools, churches , community organizations, farming, roads and weathe, business and industry.
Location: 2003.42.01
Red Serge Wives, 1974
book
the story of the R.C.M.P. wives on detachments
Location: 2003.47.01
Judge of the Far North, 1968
book
memoirs of Judge Jack Sissons, first justice of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories from 1955-1965
Location: 2003.47.02
Tails, Trails & Gumbo, 1991
book
Histories of families from the Cotillion, Silver Valley and Fourth Creek areas, as well as the schools, churches , community organizations, farming, roads and weathe, business and industry.
Location: 2003.48
Grande Prairie High School. Year Book 1950-51, 1951
booklet
Grande Prairie High School yearbook for the 1950-1951 school year.
Location: 2003.52.01
Grande Prairie High School. Year Book 1951-52, 1952
booklet
Grande Prairie High School yearbook for the 1951-1952 school year.
Location: 2003.52.02
Grande Prairie High School. Year Book 1952-53, 1953
booklet
Grande Prairie High School yearbook for the 1952-1953 school year.
Location: 2003.52.03
Andair G.P.H.S. 1953-54, 1954
booklet
Grande Prairie High School yearbook for the 1953-1954 school year.
Location: 2003.52.04
Judge of the Far North, 1968
book
memoirs of Jack Sissons, who at age 63 became judge of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories in its first eleven years, 1955-1966.
Location: 2003.58.01
World Affairs Manual – World War II, 1943
booklet
“A chronology of outstanding events from March 1938 to the end of December 1942”, in World War Two including leaders involved, copies of charters, agreements, statutes, declarations , conferences, the four freedoms, and a glossary of terms used in the news.
Location: 2003.62.1
County Fair, Rodeo & International Days, 1971
booklet
County Fair, Rodeo & International Days, Aug. 9-11, 1971, booklet describing events and rules for exhibitors.
Location: 2003.62.2
New Beginnings – Rudeichuk Family Reunion, 1974
book
A record collected from the first reunion of the Rudeichuk family, of the first generation families.
Location: 2003.70.01
New Beginnings – Rudeichuk Family Reunion II – Second Generation, 1984
book
A record of the second generation families in the Rudeichuk family line.
Location: 2003.70.02
New Beginnings – Descendants of the Rudeichuk Reunion 3, 1992
book
A record of the third generation families, descendants of the Rudeichuk family line.
Location: 2003.70.03
New Beginnings – Descendants of the Rudeichuk Reunion 4, 2001
book
A record of the fourth generation families, descendants of the Rudeichukfamily line.
Location: 2003.70.04
The Kushneryk Family History, 1995
book
A record of the Kushneryk family history resulting from a reunion in 1995.
Location: 2003.70.05
Ecole Joussard School, 1937-1972, 1972
booklet
A school history and record of teachers (1737-1972) and record of an event involving the renaming of the school, a musical program and a list of current students at Ecole Joussard.
Location: 2003.84.01
Jean-Cote History and Family Trees of a French Community, 1973
book
A history of parish leaders, educatonal facilities, social life and family stories of Jean-Cote
Location: 2003.84.02
Handbook – Treaty 8 Centennial Research Workshops, 1999
book
Location: 2003.85.06
Shadows of the Past, 1986
book
Reminiscenses of residents of St. Michael’s Extended Care Centre, Edmonton written both in Ukrainian and English.
Location: 2003.86.01
Battle River Agricultural Society Fair and Rodeo, 1981
booklet
Entry list for exhibitors and events schedule for the Battle River Agricultural Society Fair and Rodeo, July 25-26, 1981.
Location: 2003.89.01
Dawson Creek & District 29th Annual Fall Fair and Rodeo,, 1981
booklet
Program schedule and prizelist for exhibitorsand participants at the Dawson Creek & District 29th Annual Fall Fair and Rodeo, August 6-9, 1981.
Location: 2003.89.02
33rd Annual Grande Prairie and County Agricultural Fair, 1983
booklet
Program, rules and prizelist for exhibitors and participants in the 33rd Annual County Fair, Grande Prairie
Location: 2003.89.03
35th Annual County Fair, 1985
booklet
Prizelist for exhibitors for the 35th annual Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society Fair, August 3-6, 1985.
Location: 2003.89.04
Justice on the Peace, 1908-1980
Book
The book traces the history of the justice system in the Peace Country from the time judges arrived in 1908 until the expension of legal services in the 1980s.
Location: 2004.05
A Glimpse of the Past, 1989
booklet
The story of health services in the Grande Prairie area from 1906 to 1989, and in particular the Grande Prairie Hospital, through its various buildings and names written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the hospital.
Location: 2004.12.01
A Glimpse of the Past, 1989
booklet
The story of health services in the Grande Prairie area from 1906 to 1989, and in particular the Grande Prairie Hospital, through its various buildings and names written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the hospital.
Location: 2004.12.02
Three Year Business Plan Mistahia Health Region 1996-1999, 1996
book
Three year business plan for the Mistahia Health Region 1996-1999.
Location: 2004.12.03
The Webbers’ Invasion of Canada, 1977 c.
booklet
the story of Jonas Webber’s life
Location: 2004.17
Old Albert’s Last Frontier, 1996
book
the story of the life of Albert Daradick
Location: 2004.58.01
Grande Prairie Triples in Size, 1954
booklet
“Grande Prairie Triples in Size” report of the 1954 years progress in the town of Grande Prairie under Mayor Robert Millar.
Location: 2004.63.06
Agnes Sorrel Forbes – A Pioneer Missionary to the Peace River District, 1921
booklet
the story of Agnes Sorrel Forbes’ missionary work in Scotland.
Location: 2004.67.01
Turn Back the Pages, 1992
book
History of the Clairmont district from 1908 to 1992, written for the homecoming in 1992. Subjects include the history of the government of the hamlet and village, buildings and businesses within the village, the school, churches. It also includes excerpts from the Clairmont Independent and the Grande Prairie newspapers and stories about some of the characters about town.
Location: 2004.78.01
The Andy Brown Place, 2003
book
A biography of Darlene Baik, daughter of Andy Brown.
Location: 2004.78.02
These Were Our Yesterdays – A History of District Nursing in Alberta, 1979
book
A history of Alberta District Nursing Service
Location: 2004.78.03
Heritage of Service – The History of Nursing in Alberta, 1966
book
The history of nursing in Alberta
Location: 2004.78.04
While Rivers Flow, 1970
book
An account of pioneer nursing adventures in Alberta.
Location: 2004.78.05
Willie de Wit, 1984
book
the story of the Grande Prairie boxer, Willie de Wit, World Amateur Heavyweight Champion.
Location: 2005.002.01
Bricks in Alberta, 1982
Book
A history of the brick industry in Alberta.
Location: 2005.007.12A
Policing the Central Peace, 1987
Book
A history of law enforcement in the Spirit River Detachment area.
Location: 2005.009.01
Prelude to Bonanza, 1976
Book
The discovery and exploration of the Yukon
Location: 2005.009.02
Uncharted Skies,
Book
Canadian Bush Pilots Stories
Location: 2005.009.03
Peace River Chronicles, 1963
Book
Eighty-one eye witness accounts from the first exploration in 1793 of the Peace River Region of British Columbia
Location: 2005.009.04
Overland by the Yellowhead, 1974
Book
The history of the building of the Yelllowhead Highway
Location: 2005.009.05
Along the Wapiti, 1981
Book
history of families and communities locating along the Wapiti River
Location: 2005.009.06
Campbell of the Yukon, 1970
Book
the history of Robert Campbell’s exploration and work with the Hudson Bay Company
Location: 2005.009.07
Atlin 1898-1910, 1971
Book
The story of a gold boom in Atlin
Location: 2005.009.08
Black Sand and Gold, 1974
Book
A true Alaska-Yukon gold-rush story
Location: 2005.009.09
Denison’s Ice Road, 1974
Book
A description of a journey across the Denison Ice Road
Location: 2005.009.10
Iosegun Reflections, 1992
Book
A history of Fox Creek.
Location: 2005.009.11
Beginnings, 1991
Book
a history of the East Smoky School Division No. 54 and the districts under it.
Location: 2005.009.12
Smoky River to Grande Prairie, 1978
Book
A local history of communities east and north east of Grande Prairie, including Bezanson, Kleskun Lake, and Twilight, the district between the Smoky River and Grande Prairie
Location: 2005.009.13
La Glace Yesterday and Today, 1981
Book
the community history of the La Glace area
Location: 2005.009.14
Echos of Fort Assiniboine and Districts, 1982
Book
history of the communities along the Fort Assiniboine
Location: 2005.009.15
Pioneers Who Blazed the Trail, 1968
Book
history of the pioneers who settled in the High Prairie area
Location: 2005.009.16
Martha Black (formerly My Ninety Years), 1976
Book
Autobiography of Martha Louise Black – from the Dawson gold fields to the halls of parliament.
Location: 2005.009.17
Chilkoot Pass, 1973
Book
decribing the Chilkoot Pass – The most famous trail in the north – the trail to the klondike gold
Location: 2005.009.18
Alberta A History in Photographs, 1996
Book
A history of Alberta shown through photographs and their descriptions
Location: 2005.009.19
Fogswamp, 1977
Book
Living with swans in the wilderness – Lonesome Lake BC
Location: 2005.009.20
Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake, 1979
Book
Biography of Ralph Edwards, “the Crusoe of Lonesome Lake”, the man best known for the rescue of the trumpeter swan from extinction in North America as told to Ed Gould.
Location: 2005.009.21
The Webbers’ Invasion of Canada, 1977
Booklet
the story of Jonas Webber
Location: 2005.009.22
The Webbers’ Invasion of Canada, 1977 c.
Book
Jonas Webber’s story of his life as farmer, Sexsmith Hotel owner, cowboy and more.
Location: 2005.009.22
Unchaga Peace, 1977
Book
The Centennial History of St. Luke’s Anglican Mission in Fort Vermilion which covers 100 years from 1876 to 1976.
Location: 2005.009.23
The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, 1978
Book
A history of the northern interior of British Columbia written by Father Adrian Gabriel Morice (1859-1938). The book covers various aboriginal tribes of British Columbia and the history following the years of European exploration.
Location: 2005.009.24
Eastern Passages to the Alaska Highway, 1986
Book
An illustrated history of Earl Gingrich’s life spanning from the years following WWI into the 1980s and moving from Ontario west to Alberta.
Location: 2005.009.25
Medicine, Madams and Mounties: Stories of a Yukon Doctor, 1989
Book
An illustrated history of the Yukon Territory from 1933-1947.
Location: 2005.009.26
While Rivers Flow, 1970
Book
“An account of pioneer nursing adventures in Alberta.” Stories of early Alberta with drawings by Margaret Manuel Elwell.
Location: 2005.009.27
Back Door to the Klondike, 1988
Book
An illustrated history of the infamous all-Canadian backdoor route to the Klondike gold rush.
Location: 2005.009.28
Monkman Pass Highway, 1974
Book
A history of the Monkman Pass beginning with the settlement of the Peace River region in the 1910s and ending in the late 1930s with the Pass’s commercial development.
Location: 2005.009.29
Homestead Memories, 1985
Book
A personal history of homesteading in the Peace River region by Anne Donaldson. The book includes illustrations, maps, and recipes.
Location: 2005.009.30
Homesteader’s Trails to the Peace River Country, 1985
Book
A general history of Grande Prairie linked to the trails taken by settlers.
Location: 2005.009.31
1966 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1966
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.01
1967 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1967
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.02
1968 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1968
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.03
1969 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1969
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.04
1970 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1970
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.05
1971 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1971
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.06
1972 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1972
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.07
1973 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1973
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.08
1974 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1974
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.09
1975 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1975
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2005.041.10
1976 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1976
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.11
1977 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1977
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.12
1978 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1978
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.13
1979 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1979
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.14
1980 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1980
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.15
1981-1982 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1981-82
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.16
1983 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1983
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.17
1984-1985 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1984-85
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.18
1986 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1986
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.19
1987 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1987
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.20
1988 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1988
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.21
1989 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1989
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.22
1989-1990 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1989-90
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.23
1991 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1991
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.24
1992 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1992
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.25
1993 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1993
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.26
1994 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1994
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.27
1995 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1995
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.28
1996 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1996
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.29
1997 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1997
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.30
1998 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1998
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.31
1999 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 1999
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, and a numerical telephone directory.
Location: 2005.041.32
2000 Polk Grande Prairie City Directory, 2000
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, a directory of households and businesses by address, a postal code directory, a numerical telephone directory, and a demographic summary
Location: 2005.041.33
Grande Prairie City, 1906-1958
Booklet
A collection of articles with picture as published in the Daily Herald Tribune on 2002 which give a broad brush look at some of the historical events which shaped the development of Grande Prairie from 1906-1958.
Location: 2005.053.01
Peace Curling Association Yearbook, 1997-98
Booklet
A directory and reports of all the events in 1997-98 involving the teams in the Peace Curling Association.
Location: 2005.053.02
Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament Program, 1975
Booklet
A souvenir program from the first annual National Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament held in Peterborough, Ontario, February 21-23, 1975.
Location: 2005.053.03
Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament Program, 1976
Booklet
A souvenir program from the second annual National Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament held in Lethbridge, Alberta, Feb 14-16, 1976.
Location: 2005.053.04
Second Annual European Oldtimers’ Hockey Tournament, 1977
Booklet
Publication from the second annual European Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament held in Zurich, Switzerland in March, 1977.
Location: 2005.053.05
Western Canada Oldtimer’s International Hockey Tournament, 1977
Booklet
Souvenir program from the first annual Western Canada International Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament held in Saskatoon, Sask. In January, 1977.
Location: 2005.053.06
Western Canada Oldtimer’s International Hockey Tournament, 1978
Booklet
Souvenir program from the second annual Western Canada International Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament held in Victoria, BC, January, 1978
Location: 2005.053.07
Western Canada Oldtimer’s International Hockey Tournament, 1979
Booklet
Souvenir program from the third annual Western Canada International Oldtimer’s Hockey Tournament held in Victoria, BC, January, 1979.
Location: 2005.053.08
Third Annual Prairie Tournament, 1982
Booklet
Souvenir program from the third annual Prairie Tournament of the Canadian Oldtimer’s Hockey Association held in Edmonton in April, 1982.
Location: 2005.053.09
Grande Prairie Old Stars vs. Montreal Canadiens Old Timers, 1983
Booklet
Souvenir program from the Grande Prairie Old Stars vs. Montreal Canadiens Old Timers, January 29, 1983.
Location: 2005.053.10
Grande Prairie Old Stars vs.Toronto Maple Leafs Old Timers, 1983
Booklet
Souvenir program from the Grande Prairie Old Stars vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Old Timers, October 8, 1983, in Grande Prairie.
Location: 2005.053.11
This is Alberta Canada, 1955 c.
Booklet
A picture booklet advertising Alberta as a Land of Opportunity. Contains an arial view of Grande Prairie as a “pleasant town”.
Location: 2005.064.2
Through the Mackenzie Basin, 1999
Book
An account of the signing of Treaty No. 8 and the Scrip Commission, 1899.
Location: 2005.078.01
The Emperor of Peace River, 1978
Book
The story of the Sheridan Lawrence family
Location: 2005.078.02
Trucking the Tote Road to Alaska: 1942-43, 1989
Booklet
Memories of the early days of the Alaska Highway
Location: 2005.078.03
Indian Tribes of Alberta, 1988
Book
Tracing the history of the Blackfoot, Sarcee, Stoney, Plains and Woodland Cree, Chipewyan, Beaver, Slavey, Ojibwa, Iroquois, Gros Ventre, Shoshoni, Kootenay and Crow Indian Tribes in Alberta, including maps identifying tribes and reserves.
Location: 2005.078.04
Emporium of the North, 1987
Book
A history Fort Chipewyan and its fur trade to 1835
Location: 2005.078.05
The Monkman Pass and Trail: A Brief History, 1982
Book
The Monkman Pass and Trail: A Brief History
Location: 2005.078.06
One Hundred Years for the family of Herbert Van Schaick, 1897-2004
Historical record including photographs of the Herbert E. Van Schaick family.
Location: 2005.098
Games in Review, 1980
Booklet
1980 Alberta Winter Games, Grande Prairie detailing participants, events and final standings.
Location: 2006.003.01
Ghosts Towns of Alberta, 1976
Book
A history of towns in Alberta that no longer exist as they once did. The section on northern Alberta includes Mirror Landing, Grouard, Fort Vermilion, Fort Dunvegan, Lake Saskatoon, Bezanson City, Fort McMurray.
Location: 2006.010.01
Delayed Frontier, The Peace River Country to 1909, 1995
Book
The history of the Peace River Country before the settlement period.
Location: 2006.010.02
Beaverlodge to the Rockies Supplement, 1976
Book
a history of the communities in the Beaverlodge district, including more of the regional history not contained in the original Beaverlodge to the Rockies.
Location: 2006.010.03
The Lure of the Peace River Country 1872-1914, 1976
Book
Between 1910 and 1914, 2500 applications for homestead were filed and numerous communities began.
Location: 2006.010.04
Canadian Pacific Air Lines – Its History and Aircraft, 1987
Book
An illustrated history of the Canadian Pacific Airlines
Location: 2006.019.01
Time Air: 25 Years of People, Service & Memories, 1991
Book
A book produced by the 25 Anniversary Committee of Time Air which uses newsclippings and pictures to illustrate its 25 year history
Location: 2006.019.02
Expo Passport, 1986
Booklet
A passport book for the 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, used to obtain stamps from all the pavilions visited.
Location: 2006.035.09
Alberta Wheat Pool “Let’s Sing”, 1950 c.
Booklet
Song Books with the words to the songs popular in the 1940s-1950s.
Location: 2006.035.10
Rugby for Radio Listeners, 1949
Booklet
A guide to understanding the game of rugby as you listened to it on the radio.
Location: 2006.035.11
MacHenry School District No. 2851, 1915-2005
Book
Janet Ophus traces the history of the school which existed from 1912 to 1955. Pictures of classes in the 1930s and 1940s are included as well as photos of the reunion in 2005 in order to erect two signs which indicate the locations of the school.
Location: 2006.037.01
Memoirs of a Pioneer Banker, 1885-1910 c.
Booklet
William Innes writes the memories of his early life in Scotland, then in southern Alberta, where he became a banker. He eventually came to Grande Prairie as its first banker.
Location: 2006.039
Dawson Creek & District Fall Fair & Rodeo Prize List, 1971
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair and Rodeo includes rules and prizes for parade, horticulture, field crops, handicrafts, home economics, livestock, horse racing, and rodeo.
Location: 2006.055.01
Dawson Creek & District Fall Fair & Rodeo Prize List, 1972
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair and Rodeo includes rules and prizes for parade, horticulture, field crops, handicrafts, home economics, livestock, horse racing, and rodeo.
Location: 2006.055.02
Dawson Creek Bonanza Days – Fall Fair, 1979
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair includes rules and prizes for parade, exhibits, horticulture, cattle, horse and dog shows, and horse races and rodeo.
Location: 2006.055.03
Dawson Creek 28 Annual Fall Fair & Rodeo, 1980
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair & Rodeo includes rules and prizes for parade, exhibits, horticulture, cattle, horse and dog shows, and horse races and rodeo.
Location: 2006.055.04
Dawson Creek 30th Annual Fall Fair & Rodeo Prizelist, 1982
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair & Rodeo includes rules and prizes for parade, exhibits, horticulture, cattle, horse and dog shows, and horse races and rodeo.
Location: 2006.055.05
Dawson Creek 31th Annual Fall Fair & Rodeo Prizelist, 1983
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair & Rodeo includes rules and prizes for parade, exhibits, horticulture, cattle, horse and dog shows, and horse races and rodeo.
Location: 2006.055.06
Dawson Creek 32th Annual Fall Fair & Rodeo Prizelist, 1984
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair & Rodeo in Dawson Creek, Aug. 9-12, 1984, includes rules and prizes for exhibits, and horse show.
Location: 2006.055.07
Dawson Creek Fall Fair & Exhibition Prizelist, 2001
Booklet
Prize List for the Fall Fair “The Greatest Show in the Peace” rules and prizes for exhibits, horse shows, and logging competition.
Location: 2006.055.08
Grande Prairie County Fair – 15th Annual, 1965
Booklet
Prize List for the fair rules parade, exhibits, children’s track and field and horse races
Location: 2006.055.09
Grande Prairie County Fair and Frontier Days Prize List, 1966
Booklet
Prize List for the fair rules parade, exhibits, children’s track and field and horse races
Location: 2006.055.10
Grande Prairie County Fair and Frontier Days, 1967
Booklet
Prize List for the fair rules parade, exhibits, children’s track and field, and horse shows and racing
Location: 2006.055.11
Grande Prairie County Fair and Frontier Days, 1969
Booklet
Prize List for the fair rules parade, exhibits, farm mechanics, and horse show and horse racing
Location: 2006.055.12
Grande Prairie County Fair, Rodeo and International Days, 1972
Booklet
Prize List for the fair rules parade, exhibits, and horse shows.
Location: 2006.055.13
Grande Prairie County Fair, Race Meet and International Days, 1973
Booklet
Prize List for the fair rules parade, exhibits, and horse shows.
Location: 2006.055.14
Sixth Annual All Breed Horse Show, 1977
Booklet
Program of events for the horse show June 10-12, 1977.
Location: 2006.055.15
Seventh Annual All Breed Horse Show, 1978
Booklet
Program of events for the horse show June 9-11, 1978 at the County fairgrounds.
Location: 2006.055.16
32nd Annual County Fair, 1982
Booklet
Program of events for the livestock and grand stand events of the 32nd Annual County Fair.
Location: 2006.055.17
34th Annual County Fair, 1984
Booklet
Rules for exhibits and events of the 34th Annual County Fair.
Location: 2006.055.18
5th Annual La Glace & District Go & Show Days, 1978
Booklet
Rules for exhibits and events of the 5th annual La Glace & District Go & Show Days agricultural fair, July 28, 29, 1978.
Location: 2006.055.19
6th Annual La Glace & District Go & Show Days, 1979
Booklet
Rules for exhibits and events of the 6th La Glace Go & Show Days annual agricultural fair, Aug. 3-4, 1979.
Location: 2006.055.20
8th Annual La Glace & District Go & Show Days, 1981
Booklet
8th Annual La Glace & District Go & Show Days – rules for exhibits and events of the 8th annual agricultural fair, July 31-Aug.1,1981.
Location: 2006.055.21
9th Annual La Glace & District Go & Show Days, 1982
Booklet
9th Annual La Glace & District Go & Show Days, rules for exhibits and events of the 9th annual agricultural fair, July 30-31, 1982.
Location: 2006.055.22
10th Annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match, 1980
Booklet
Rules and timetables for events, exhibits, and entertainment of the 10th Annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match, June 19-21, 1980.
Location: 2006.055.23
13th Annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match, 1983
Booklet
Rules and timetables for events, exhibits, and entertainment of the 13th Annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match held in Wanham, June 16-18, 1983.
Location: 2006.055.24
14th Annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match and 13th Annual Canadian Plowing Match Championships, 1984
Booklet
Rules and timetables for events, exhibits, and entertainment at the 14th Annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match and 13th Annual Canadian Plowing Match Championships, June 20-23, 1984.
Location: 2006.055.25
Beaverlodge Ag Fair, 2001
Booklet
August 16-18, 2001, events included hall exhibits and trade show, slow pitch ball tournament, light horse draft horse, and cattle competitions, a pet show and children’s games.
Location: 2006.055.26
The Nelson Boys of Grande Prairie, 1891-2004
Booklet
This booklet records in picture and word basic biographical information on the five Nelson brothers and their military careers.
Location: 2006.074.01
The Forbes House -The Nelson Years, 1891-2004
Booklet
This booklet records in picture and word biographical information on the Nelson family and their life in the Montrose House (Forbes House) in Grande Prairie.
Location: 2006.074.02
Fragments From France, 1916 ca.
Booklet
The twelfth edition of a series of booklets produced by “The Bystanders”, this one contains satiric cartoon drawings depicting the life of a British soldier during WW1. “Here is the great war reduced to grim and gruesome absurdity.”
Location: 2006.081.01
More Fragments From France Vol II, 1916 ca.
Booklet
One of a series of booklets produced by “The Bystanders”, this one contains satiric cartoon drawings depicting the life of a British soldier during WW1. “Here is the great war reduced to grim and gruesome absurdity.”
Location: 2006.081.02
American Agriculturist, 1880
Booklet
An instructional publication containing articles for farm, garden and household use.
Location: 2006.081.03
1965 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1965
Book
Comprising a complete street and avenue guide, a directory of householders and homeowners of the city and adjoining districts, an alphabetically arranged list of business houses, professional men and private citizens, and a classified business directory and buyers’ guide.
Location: 2006.090
Western Challenge: the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Mission on the Prairies and North, 1885-1925, 2000
Book
The history of Presbyterian Church in Canada’s mission on the Prairies and North, 1885-1925.
Location: 2007.017
405 Squadron’s Black Thursday, 1943
Booklet
A tribute to Bob Bessent and all the 405 Squadron members who crashed that night from a twin brother and fellow RCAF member who was there and never forgot.
Location: 2007.026
Fight the Good Fight, 1941
Booklet
A book of devotion and instruction for use in war time.
Location: 2007.028.01
Be Thou My Battle-Shield, Sword for the Fight, 1941
Booklet
A book issued by the War Service Committee of the United Church of Canada
Location: 2007.028.02
In Those Days, 2007
Book
tales of a Pouce Coupe youth.
Location: 2007.029
Grande Prairie, Capitol of the Peace, 1968
Book
“This salute to its pioneers is made in honor of Grande Prairie’s tenth anniversary of Cityhood.” Using refences to Herald Tribune archives, Isabel Campbell traces the history of Grande Prairie from its beginnings: its first pioneers, schools, hospitals, churches, municipal governemnt, commercial ventures, law enforcement, communication and transportation.
Location: 2007.041.01
Camp Tamarack Master Plan, 1978
Book
Research and recommendations for the establishment of campground facilities for the disabled in the dunes area south of the city of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2007.048.01
The Venturesome Reporter, 1998
Book
“The Venturesome Reporter” is the story of Jim Bowes, written after his death in 1997. From the dust jacket: “Jim Bowes and his brothers Bill, Howie and Dave, sons of a school principal in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, came out of the Depression and the war with the ambition to own a weekly newspaper. With little more than youthful enthusiasm and a determination to work hard, they harvested the opportunities of northern Alberta and succeeded. Jim Bowes combined daring innovation and modern printing technology to build across Canada a chain of sparkling community and specialty newspapers which were popular and profitable. The Venturesome Reporter is a salute to a great business adventurer by a long-time friend and associate.”
Location: 2007.052
Peace River: A Canoe Voyage, 1828
Book
Journal of Archibald McDonald, chief factor of the HBC, about the canoe voyage from Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific by Sir George Simpson in 1828.
Location: 2007.052
Northern Alberta Railways,
Booklet
Northern Alberta Railways time table 72, taking effect at 0300 Mountain Daylight Saving Time, Sunday, April 30, 1978. Covers the route from Dunvegan Yards in Edmonton through Carbondale, Busby, Barrhead, Smith, McLennan, Winagami, Peace River, Hines Creek, Rycroft, Spirit River, Grande Prairie, and Dawson Creek to the west; and Lac La Biche, Lynton and Waterways to the east. The time table also includes all the small stations between these points.
Location: 2007.052
A Traveller’s Guide to Geological Wonders in Alberta, 1998
book
A Traveller’s Guide to Geological Wonders in Alberta
Location: 2007.052
Memories and Moments, 1983
book
A community history of White Mountain, Willowvale, and Bridgeview.
Location: 2007.052
Reflexions: Girouxville – Culp, Volume II, 1990
book
A community history of Girouxville and Culp areas.
Location: 2007.052
Hometown Heroes, 2008
Booklet
A booklet produced for the 50th anniversary of the City of Grande Prairie to honour selected city residents for their social, cultural, economic, and political contributions to the community. The hometown heroes include: Jim Adrain, Kevin Albers, Robert Miller Alstad, Russell Ames, Wayne Ayling, Roy Bickell, Elmer Borstad, Bill Bowes, Jim Bowes, Margaret Bowes, Isabel Campbell, Randy Canning, Gerald Carveth, Clem Collins, Angie Crerar, Willie DeWitt, Paul Evaskevich, Evelyn Feil (Toews), Peter Goertzen, Leigh Goldie, Henry Hamm, Cathy Hartley, Cpl. Donald Harvey, Tim Heimdal, Donald Keith Hoveland, Paulette Hrychiw, Dorothy Ireland, Reg Isley, Glenn and Judy Keddie, Vera Kennedy, Linda King (nee Borstad), Teresa Kostyniuk, Franz Kratschat, Ben Krzysik, Dr. Cledwyn Lewis, Dwight Logan, Elmer Logan, Les Longmate, John (Jack) Mackie, Brad Mates, Scott McAlpine, Nancy McCabe, Perky McCullough, Euphemia McNaught, Ritchie McRae, Marge Mueller, Sukumar Nayar, Art Ouellette, Donald Patterson, Gordon Pearcy, Roy Peterson, Jerry Petryshyn, Ernie Radbourne, Joe Redhead, Pat Reid, George Repka, Helen Rice, Ken and Theresa Sargent and Family, Bill Scott, Beth Sheehan, Olga Skirzyk, Linda Smith, Jack Soars, Harry Stevens, Kelly Sutherland, Sylvan Swanberg, Turk Taylor, Tennie Tetreau, Donna Tink, Bernard Tissington, Mike Townsend, Ted Vanderveen, Jane Waayenberg, Charlie Wales, Bill Walker, Astride Wenigerova-Noga, Melodie Wilton, and Roy Wright. This publication was sponsored by the Grande Prairie DownTown Association, City of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Museum, and Menzies Printers.
Location: 2007.052
Pioneer Round-Up, 1972
book
A community history of Albright, Demmitt, Goodfare, Hythe, Lymburn, and Valhalla.
Location: 2007.052
The “Rutabaga” Johnson Story, 1993
Booklet
The story of the Oliver H. “Rutabaga” and Mary A. Johnson family, who settled in Beaverlodge in 1909 after coming over the Long Trail.
Location: 2007.052
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 2008
Booklet
A commemorative history for the 50th Anniversary (1958-2008) of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Grande Prairie. This booklet is an update of the 1998 booklet, with the addition of lists of officials for the local church, biographies of three Patriarchs, and biographies of the Bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton for the 50 years this church has existed. Ukrainian Greek Catholic services began in Grande Prairie in 1932, but it was not until 1952 that mass was celebrated on a regular basis. These services were held in the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Academy on 102 Street. In 1958, a decision was made to build a church, so the congregation was incorporated. In 1959 they purchased a lot on the SW corner of 109 Avenue and 102 Street. Over the next few years the congregation raised funds, decided on the design, and constructed the 40 x 24 ft. building with a vaulted nave. By 1965 they were holding services in the building, but the official opening did not occur until July 20, 1969.
Location: 2007.052
The “Rutabaga” Johnson Story, 1980
Booklet
The story of Oliver and Mary Johnson , their journey to the Peace country and building a family farm.
Location: 2007.052
Andair G.P.H.S. 1953-54, 1954
Booklet
Grande Prairie High School yearbook for the 1953-1954 school year.
Location: 2007.052
Life and Times of Frank Peter Toews & Cornelius Frank Toews, 1996
Book
The life stories of Frank Peter Toews and Cornelius Frank Toews. Two copies
Location: 2007.052
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church Rycroft, 2005
Booklet
Booklet on the history of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rycroft prepared for the final celebration of liturgy on June 5, 2005. The congregation for this small rural church were Ukrainian immigrants who settled near Rycroft, AB. They held services in homes as early as 1930, and in 1938 began to build a church on land donated by Michael Muzyka. The church was completed in 1939. In 1945, a cemetery was established beside the church. In 1956, the church was moved onto a new basement in Rycroft, a more centralized site. It remained active for another 50 years, but closed in 2003. A final service on June 5, 2005 brought about its decommissioning.
Location: 2007.052
The Historic Bad Heart Straw Church, 1991
Booklet
Booklet about the historic Immaculate Heart Roman Catholic Church built at Bad Heart in 1954. The church was built of rye straw bales held in place with steel girders and set on a cement foundation. A cement slab floor, wooden truss roof, and rough plaster over the straw walls completed the bulding. At the time it was the only church of straw bale construction in Canada. The church was only used for about five years and closed in 1959. It was refurbished in 1985 and is today a provincial historic site.
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DeBolt United Church, 1982
Booklet
“Anniversary booklet published to commemorate 50 years of worship and to provide a history of the past dedicated to the future.” The DeBolt United Church received its charter on February 6th, 1932 with Dr. Oliver, the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, present. The first church was built of logs and beside it was a small log cabin which served as the manse. A new frame church was built in 1949 and enlarged in 1966. The booklet includes lists of members, baptisms, marriages and deaths.
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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 1998
Booklet
A commemorative history for the 40th Anniversary (1958-1998) of the Ukrainian Catholic Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Grande Prairie. Ukrainian Greek Catholic services began in Grande Prairie in 1932, but it was not until 1952 that mass was celebrated on a regular basis. These services were held in the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Academy on 102 Street. In 1958, a decision was made to build a church, so the congregation was incorporated. In 1959 they purchased a lot on the SW corner of 109 Avenue and 102 Street. Over the next few years the congregation raised funds, decided on the design, and constructed the 40 x 24 ft. building with a vaulted nave. By 1965 they were holding services in the building, but the official opening did not occur until July 20, 1969. The booklet contains the history in English and in Ukrainian.
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Grande Prairie High School Year Book 1951-52, 1952
Booklet
Grande Prairie High School yearbook for the 1951-1952 school year.
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Three Times a Pioneer, 1958
Book
Autobiography of Magnus G. Gudlaugson who immigrated to Canada from Iceland in 1883 and came to the Peace Country in 1911.
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Grande Prairie High School Year Book 1952-53, 1953
Booklet
Grande Prairie High School yearbook for the 1952-1953 school year.
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Many and Remarkable, 1909-1997
Book
Story of Alberta Women’s Institutes from 1909 to 1997. Title based on a quote by Emily Murphy: “The Women’s Institutes arose out of the needs of lonely women on isolated farms. These women desired to meet at stated periods for the exchange of counsel and amenities, to say nothing of the opportunity of exchanging recipes, dress patterns and community news. Many and remarkable have been the results therefrom.”
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Centennial Celebration: Edson Trail, 1911-2011, 2011
Book
Update of the book, “Edson to Grande Prairie Trail” researched and written by Fran Moore, and produced by the DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum ca. 1990. It includes some new or enlarged stories which were not covered in the previous book, tell the progress of the communities along the trail over the last 100 years, and to record the 2011 anniversary celebrations.
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Cooking Up Memories: Elder’s Caring Shelter, 2011
Book
A compilation of recipes and stories from the Elders involved with the Elders Caring Shelter and members of Metis Local 1990. In 2000, Metis Local 1990 joined the Grande Prairie Global Housing Initiative, committed to the homeless and at risk Elders in the community. Working with three levels of government, they were successful in building the Elders Caring Shelter, which opened in 2003. This cookbook preserves favourite recipes as well as stories for future generations and is a demonstration of the high level of respect the Local has for its Elders.
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Into the Silent Land, 1975
Booklet
This booklet was produced by the Public Archives of Canada to accompany a travelling exhibit of the same name and sub-titled, “Survey Photography in the Canadian West, 1858-1900”. It contains descriptions of 104 photographs at the National Archives on the following events: the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploratory Expedition, 1858; the North American Boundary Commissions from 1858-1862 and 1872-1875; the Geological Survey of Canada in 1871 and from 1875-1900; the Canadian Pacific Railway Surveys, 1871-1879; and Dominion Land Surveys and International Boundary Commission from 1886-1900.
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Women in Canadian Law, 1977
Book
Produced for the “Women in Canadian Life” series, this text covers the history of how women were seen by the law in such topics as the single woman, the woman as wife, the woman as mother, property, separation and divorce, women in the economy, and women as citizens.
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From Survey to Today, 2009
Booklet
Compilation of thirteen stories of families that were here during the 1909-1910 survey of the land, and are still farming the land today.
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A Glimpse of the Past, 1989
booklet
The story of health services in the Grande Prairie area from 1906 to 1989, and in particular the Grande Prairie Hospital, through its various buildings and names.
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By the Peavine, In the Smoky, of the Peace: Donnelly, Falher, Donnelly Heights, 1980
book
A community history of Donnelly – Falher and biographies of the pioneers.
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Alberta Directory, 1967
book
insight into the prosperity which characterized most Alberta communities in 1966
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Land of Hope and Dreams, 1980
book
Community History of the districts surrounding the town of Grimshaw, Alberta.
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Tales from Mama’s Kitchen, 2000
book
Vignettes of homesteading life in the 20th century in central and northern Alberta
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Reflexions: Girouxville – Culp, Volume III, 1990
book
A community history of Girouxville and Culp area.
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Prairie Twins, 2004
book
Alberta and Saskatchewan Photographic Memories 1905-2005
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Frontier Notes, 1976;1978;1981;1985
book
History of the High Level area of Alberta.
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Interesting Facts About Grande Prairie, 1930
Booklet
Information on Grande Prairie from 1930: “A progressive town in the famous Grande Prairie District of the Peace River Country.”
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Around the Lower Peace, 1978
book
Short stories of people who lived in the Peace Country around High Level.
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The Famous Five: Emily Murphy and the Case of the Missing Persons, 1999
book
The Famous Five: Emily Murphy and the Case of the Missing Persons
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Anson Wagar and the Telephone 1913-1920, 1971
book
A historical sequence of the beginnings of telephone service to the G.P. area.
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Historical Maps of the Peace No. 1, The Edson Trail, 1911-1916, 2011
Booklet
Map and booklet published for the 100th Anniversary of the Edson Trail in 2011. The map is a modern topographical view of the area between Edson and Grande Cache on the south and Valleyview and Grande Prairie on the north. The map shows the route of the Edson Trail, stopping places and river crossings, as well as modern day roads and communities. The booklet has articles: “The Origins of the Edson Trail” by David Leonard, excerpts from Edson Trail diaries and memoirs by Fran Moore, and how the map was created by Pat Wearmouth. A small insert authored by Irene Gitzel and Wanda Zenner researches the “Stopping Places Along the Edson Trail.”
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Interviews with the Elders, Volume 1, 2002
Interviews with eleven elders as part of the Grouard Historical Village Oral History Project
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Notes of the North, 1977;1983
book
Second volume of history notes about the High Level area.
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Grande Prairie Municipal Cemetery, 1999
booklet
Index to grave markers and burial records by alphabetical listing and plot listing.
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The Story of Nettie Marie Allison Bickell, 1997
book
The Story of Nettie Marie Allison Bickell and her family who lived in the DeBolt and Grande Prairie areas. They had many friends, neighbours and employees who were very important to them.
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Telephone Directory, 1927
directory
Peace River District telephone numbers.
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Telephone Directory, 1926
directory
Peace River District telephone numbers
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Telephone Directory, 1925
directory
Peace River District telephone numbers
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Telephone Directory, 1924
directory
Peace River District
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Across the Years, 2000
book
The story of the Canadian Red Cross and its presence in northwestern Alberta from 1915 to 1999. This includes activities during WW I, the 1918 flu epidemic, depression relief; WW II, disaster relief, children’s programs, home care, disaster relief and participation in world-wide disasters.
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The Hutterite Diamond Jubilee, 1978
booklet
The catalogue for a 1978 Glenbow display for the Hutterite Diamond Jubilee–an exhibition of photographs by Spiteri and artifacts from the collections of the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
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Telephone Directory, 1956
directory
Peace River District
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The Adam Frank Story, 1995
book
Genealogy and family history of the Adam Frank family, who left Russia in 1909 and came to the Friedenstal area (via Mexico, the USA and Edmonton) in 1913.
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Peace River Adventure Tour 1964,
booklet
The programme for the 200 mile trip down the Peace River, May 15-18, 1964, sponsored by the Associated Chambers of Commerce of British Columbia and Alberta.
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Twenty One Cemeteries in the County of Grande Prairie, 1994
booklet
Listing of people buried in County cemeteries–alphabetically by last name and by plot number and cemetery.
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The Mennonite Conference of Alberta, 1981
book
History of the Mennonite Conference of Alberta’s local churches and institutions. Material was submitted by individuals from each congregation which was edited and rewritten by the author.
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Central Park Grande Prairie, 1959
book
“A development plan for a central city park with a general approach to recreation and park planning in the Grande Prairie Region.”
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Historical-Review Health Services Hythe Area, 1986
book
A historical review of the health services provided by Hythe hospital and nursing home from 1910-1986.
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1958 Telephone Directory, 1958
book
Peace River Country Telephone Book
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Ann’s Letter, 1996
book
1913 letter from a child in Peace River to her aunt, describing her familiy’s life as pioneers in Peace River.
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Sideswipe, 1987
book
184 page volume of short poems and one play. Contents are divided into three categories: Vented Vagaries; On Looking Back (play); and Feathers and Furs.
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Three Times a Pioneer, 1958
book
Autobiography of Magnus G. Gudlaugson who immigrated to Canada from Iceland in 1883 and came to the Peace Country in 1911.
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Former Dormers 1944 to 1964, 1994
booklet
A brief history and biographies of the country students who attended Central Park High and lived at the Dorm’ouse ( the old military barracks) and the Wapiti Lodge from 1944 to 1964.
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Sawmills: Across the Smoky, 1994
book
A research project of the DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum of the sawmills which operated east of the Smoky River in the 20th century.
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To a Brighter Future: The Pankow Family Story, 2003
book
To a Brighter Future: The Pankow Family Story
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A Register of Service, 1976
book
A Register of Service is the The Centennial history of the Anglican Diocese of Athabasca which was established in 1873. The diocese covered northwest Canada and extended from the 49th parallel to the shores and islands of the Arctic Ocean , including the Yukon Territory.
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Woodworking projects for the home, 1950 c.
booklet
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This Was our Valley, 1989;1990
book
“This was Our Valley deals with the conflicts that arose when a particular area became valuable to the rest of the world.” It tells the story of B.C. Hydro and the residents of Hudson’s Hope during the time of the planning and building of the Bennet Dam.
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Jam in the Bed Roll, 1979;1986
book
The second part of the story of Frank Jackson, master farmer at Keg River in the northern Peace River Country, after his marriage to Dr. Mary Percy. The story picks up in 1931 and continues through the Second World War and their experience having English war children in the North.
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Suitable for the Wilds, 1995
book
Letters written from Northern Alberta by Dr. Mary Percy from 1929-1931, during her first years as a doctor in the North for the province of Alberta.
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People of the Pass, 1988
book
People of the Pass is the story of the people who dreamed of, engineered and laboured on the Monkman Pass Highway through the Rocky Mountains southwest of Beaverlodge. This road was built with volunteer labour during the depression and, although it was never improved to become an all-weather road, it is a monument to industry and courage.
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Telephone Directory, 1928
directory
Peace River District telephone directory for 1928 – photocopied sheets clipped together.
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Challenge of the Homestead, 1988
book
These are the letters of Clyde & Myrle Campbell written from the Peace River Country to their families in the United States during the years from 1919-1924. The private letters of ordinary people, like personal diairies, are deemed publishable only when they contain enough commentary on contemporary events to englighten or expand an awareness of social history.
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Hythe Miracle Home and Nursing Home, 1986
book
The story of the Hythe Miracle Home and Nursing Home, built in Hythe in the 1970s. It includes biographies of all the residents until 1986.
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The Electoral History of the Peace River Country, 1996
book
Results of provincial and federal elections in the Peace Country since 1905, and biographies of MPs and MLAs.
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Trail North, 1995
book
A modern journey in words and paintings of the trail which was the Hinton Trail.
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The Lure of the Peace River Country, 1872-1914, 1992
book
The story of the settlement of the Peace Country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Pioneer Round-Up, Volume II, 1989
book
Communtiy History of the people and events in the districts surrounding Hythe, Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Telephone Directory, 1924
directory
Peace River District telephone directory – 8 photocopied sheets showing the telephone numbers for Peace Country businesses and residents
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Telephone Directory, 2000
directory
Grande Prairie and Peace River District telephone listings
Location: 2007.053
Telephone Directory, 1968-1991
directory
Peace River District telephone numbers
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Telephone Directory, 1966
directory
Peace River District
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Songs of the Wild and Other Thoughts, 2000
book
A volume of poetry about nature, life and love written by Guy Ireland
Location: 2007.053
Fireside Stories, 1997
book
Volume of short stories of pioneering in Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Grande Prairie – Capitol of the Peace, 1968
book
History of Grande Prairie from its earliest buildings till it became a city in 1958. Based almost entirely on newspaper records from the Herald, the Tribune, and the Herald-Tribune.
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Chepi Sepe: Spirit River, 1989
book
Community history of the people in the districts surrounding Spirit River.
Location: 2007.053
The Northern Alberta Railways (Volume Two), 1987
booklet
Picture book of trains and stations in Northern Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
The Peacemakers of North Peace, 1973
book
Community history of the people of the North Peace section of the B.C. Peace River Block.
Location: 2007.053
Of Us and the Oxen, 1968
book
Diary of Sarah Ellen Roberts from 1906-1915 regarding pioneering near Stettler, Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
More Ghost Stories of Alberta, 1996
book
Volume of short stories regarding ghostly phenomena in Alberta. Includes Dunvegan rectory ghost.
Location: 2007.053
Way Out Here, 1995
book
Community history of the people and events of the area around Keg River, Alberta
Location: 2007.053
Pulse of the Community, 1970
book
History of the small country school which predominated in western Canada in the first half of the twentieth century.
Location: 2007.053
Grooming the Grizzly, 1982
book
Community history of the people and events in the area around Wanham.
Location: 2007.053
Tomslake Golden Memories 1939-1989, 1989
book
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the community of Tomslake, settled by the Sudetan Germans in 1939.
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First in the West: the Story of Henry Kelsey, 1955
book
Story of the explorer who first discovered the Canadian Prairies in 1690.
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Heaven is near the Rocky Mountains, 1989
book
The journals and letters of Thomas Woolsey, 1855-1869, a Methodist missionary in the Edmonton area
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The Winter Years, 1966;1967;1968;1972
book
This story of the causes, results and effects of the Great Depression in western Canada is set in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Location: 2007.053
Wop May, 1966
book
This is the story of Wop May, who started his flying career in World War I and went on to establish one of the first commercial air lines in Canada. He is best known for his mercy missions and rescue operations.
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Paddle Wheels to Bucket-Wheels on the Athabasca, 1974
book
Story of human contact and conflict along the Athabasca River and Athabasca Lake in Northern Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Ribbons of Steel, 1989
book
A salute to the men and women who built and operated the Northern Alberta Railways Company, starting with J. D. McArthur.
Location: 2007.053
Aberhart Outpourings & Replies, 1991
book
Aberhart was an accomplished playwright whose radio dramas effectively conveyed his Social Credit message and religious fundamentalism. This is a collection of Aberhart’s outpourings from 1918 to his death in 1943. They are accompanied by replies from the people of Alberta.
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Father Lacombe, 1975
book
The story of Father Lacombe’s mission in central Alberta from 1849-1906.
Location: 2007.053
Smoky Peace Triangle, 1991
book
Community history of the people and events of the district around Eaglesham.
Location: 2007.053
Early Settlers in the Grande Prairie, Spirit River District, 1980 c.
booklet
Alphabetical listing of first settlers to claim or prove up on land in Townships 70-79 and Ranges 2-13.
Location: 2007.053
A Pioneer Reviews the Way it Was 1911-1997, 1997
book
Personal memoirs of Arthur B. Patterson, son of J.O. Patterson who operated the first store and post office in the hamlet of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2007.053
Delayed Frontier, 1995
book
History of the Peace River Country to 1909.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta 75th 1905-1980, n.d.
book
Photographic commemoration of the Province of Alberta’s 75th anniversary.
Location: 2007.053
No Streets of Gold: A Social History of Ukrainians in Alberta, 1977
book
Location: 2007.053
We’ll all be buried down here” The Prairie Dryland Disaster 1917-1926, 1986
book
A series of papers and reports on the problem of and remedies for the Prairie Dryland Disaster from 1917-1926.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta at the Turn of the Century, 1975
book
A selection of photographs from Ernest Brown, Harry Pollard, C.W. Mathers and Robert Hoare collections at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
William Stewart Herron; Father of the Petroleum Industry in Alberta, 1984
book
Biography of W.S. Heron, along with a compilation of documents relating to the petroleum industry.
Location: 2007.053
The Milepost 1990, 1990
book
Tour guide for Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Northern Alberta and British Columbia.
Location: 2007.053
A History of Grande Cache, 1997
book
Community history of the Grande Cache area from first contact with Europeans.
Location: 2007.053
Early Settlers in the Grande Prairie by Legal Description, 1980 c.
booklet
Listing by legal description of first settlers to claim or prove up on land in Townships 70-79 and Ranges 2-13.
Location: 2007.053
History of the City of Grande Prairie, 1983
book
History of the City of Grande Prairie from its earliest beginnings to the 1980s.
Location: 2007.053
A Hatchet Mark In Duplicate, 1929
booklet
Retelling of an Aboriginal legend, intertwined with the story of Alfred Garrioch, who started a farm on the Dunvegan flats as part of the Anglican Mission.
Location: 2007.053
One Generation to Another, 1999
book
Survey of the location of archival records in the City of Grande Prairie and surrounding area.
Location: 2007.053
From Dinosaurs to Pioneers on La Grande Prairie, 1996
book
Supplemental local history guide for social studies elementary curriculum.
Location: 2007.053
On the North Trail The Treaty 8 Diary of O.C. Edwards, 1999
book
Diary of O.C. Edwards, the physician who accompanied the commission seeking native acceptance of Treaty 8. Explanatory notes accompany the text.
Location: 2007.053
Treaty 8 Revisited, 2000
book
Lobstick: an interdisciplinary Journal. Volume 1 Number 1 contains selected papers from the 1999 Centennial Conference marking the 100th anniversary of Treaty 8, covering Northern Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
An Annotated Bibliography of Northern Alberta History to 1950, 2000
book
List of published works on history and aspects of life in Northern Alberta to 1950.
Location: 2007.053
Where Go The Boats- Navigation On The Peace, n.d.
booklet
History of the river boats and paddle steamers which plied the Peace River in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Location: 2007.053
The Little White Schoolhouse, Volume I, 1968
book
History of the small country school which predominated in western Canada in the first half of the twentieth century.
Location: 2007.053
The Northern Alberta Railways (Volume One), 1981
booklet
Picture book of trains and stations in Northern Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Dene Tha’ Traditional Land Use and Occupancy Study, 1997
book
Dene Tha’ Traditional Land Use and Occupancy Study
Location: 2007.053
Keeping the Peace, 1998
book
This boiok introduce to you of the early years of police work in the Peace Country and some of the criminal cases of those years. It is based on the diaries of K. F. Anderson police officer and inspector in the Peace River Country of Northern Alberta.
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Backdoor to the Yukon: Diary by Otto Lahser, 1996
book
Diary of Otto Lahser written during his trip to the Klondike, 1898-1899
Location: 2007.053
The Great West Before 1900, 1991
book
Volume One of a journalistic history of the province in thirteen volumes: Alberta in the Twentieth Century
Location: 2007.053
Fury and Futility: The Onset of the Great Depression 1930-1935, 1998
book
Volume Six of a journalistic history of the province in thirteen volumes: Alberta in the Twentieth Century
Location: 2007.053
Alberta Memories, 1988
book
Alberta Memories
Location: 2007.053
Preserving Women’s History: An Introductory Guide to Preserving the Records of Women’s Lives, 2002
book
Preserving Women’s History: An Introductory Guide to Preserving the Records of Women’s Lives
Location: 2007.053
Chinook, 1989
book
A collection of Composite High School student writings collected by teacher, Elizabeth Fraser.
Location: 2007.053
Where the Redwillow Grew, 1980
book
Community History of the districts surrounding the town of Valleyview, Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Prairie Sentinel, 1997
book
The story of Canadian grain elevators
Location: 2007.053
A Sense of the Peace, 1996
book
A historical overview and study of communities and museums in the Peace River Country.
Location: 2007.053
Candles to Kilowatts, 2002
book
the story of Edmonton’s power company
Location: 2007.053
As We Remember the North Eaglesham Project, 1976
booklet
The story of the Lassiter Project for the re-settlement of soldiers after WWII, near Eaglesham.
Location: 2007.053
Our Bend in the Peace, 1979
book
Community History of the area north of the Peace River and west of Hines Creek and Fairview.
Location: 2007.053
A Heritage of Homesteads, Hardships and Hope, 1989
book
Community History of events and people in the LaCrete area from 1914-1989.
Location: 2007.053
Trails and Rails North, 1981
book
Community History of the area surrounding McLennan, Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
High Level, Alberta, 1983
book
History of the community of High Level, Alberta from 1963-1983.
Location: 2007.053
Our Trail North, 1980
book
A true story of travelling into and pioneering in the Peace Country from 1912 to 1918.
Location: 2007.053
Official Telephone Directory, Peace River District, 1923
booklet
Alberta Government Telephones directory for the Peace River District
Location: 2007.053
Shimmercale, 1980
book
a collection of student writings
Location: 2007.053
The Days of the Treaties, 1972
book
The Days of the Treaties
Location: 2007.053
Grande Prairie: 1978 Business and Services Survey Report, 1979
book
The information is based on 700 responses to a survey of businesses and services completed in Grande Prairie in August, 1978.
Location: 2007.053
Fifty Years of Progress on Dominion Experimental Farms: 1886-1936, 1939
book
Fifty Years of Progress on Dominion Experimental Farms: 1886-1936
Location: 2007.053
Aerial Photographic Interpretation of Precambrian Structures North of Lake Athabasca, 1958
book
Aerial Photographic Interpretation of Precambrian Structures North of Lake Athabasca
Location: 2007.053
Thirty-ninth Annual Report – 1958, 1959
book
Location: 2007.053
Life is More Than Meat, n.d.
book
I.V. Macklin questions whether Protestant Schools of Canada should have spiritual or secular education.
Location: 2007.053
Brick’s Hill, Berwyn and Beyond, 1968
book
A history of Berwyn, Alberta, and surrounding district.
Location: 2007.053
Frontier Justice, 1987
book
Ten real-life tales of criminal justice portray an aspect frontier life in the Peace Country.
Location: 2007.053
1874 Trek, ca. 1975
book
A project initiated by teacher Mr. Bruce Haig, Hamilton Junior High, Lethbridge, AB, to have students retrace the 1874 trek of the North West Mounted Police from Dufferin, Man. to Fort MacLeod, AB. Included is a list of the men who made the original trek with biographical information.
Location: 2007.053
Heart of Gold: Fairview 1928-1978, 1978
book
History of the town of Fairview and its predecessors: Dunvegan and Waterhole.
Location: 2007.053
Justice on the Peace, 2003
book
The history of law, lawyers and the administration of the legal system in the Peace River country in early part of the 20th century.
Location: 2007.053
The Story of Nettie Marie Allison Bickell, 1989
book
The Story of Nettie Marie Allison Bickell
Location: 2007.053
Indian Legends of Canada, 1960
book
Indian Legends of Canada
Location: 2007.053
Historical Walking and Driving Tour: Grande Prairie, n.d.
Booklet
Historical Walking and Driving Tour: Grande Prairie, showing the location and the description of some of Grande Prairie’s oldest buildings.
Location: 2007.053
4-H and Alberta: 75 Years of Growing Together, 1992
book
A 75 year history of the 4-H movement in Alberta including early sponsors and promotors, the projects, programs and special events and seven local 4-H regional histories.
Location: 2007.053
And We Come After: 1911-1986, 1986
book
A history of McQueeen Presbyterian Church and St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Together for Tourism, 1994
book
Report of the Alberta Tourism Corporation Committee for June, 1994.
Location: 2007.053
Canadian Pacific Air Lines: Its History and Aircraft, 1987
book
Canadian Pacific Air Lines: Its History and Aircraft
Location: 2007.053
Traditions Through the Trees: Weyerhaeuser’s First 100 Years, 1999
book
Traditions Through the Trees: Weyerhaeuser’s First 100 Years
Location: 2007.053
Fort Vermilion People, 1788-1988, 1992
book
Community history of the people and events in Fort Vermilion.
Location: 2007.053
The Great Western Garment Company, 1911-1939, 1989
booklet
history of G.W.G (Great West Garment Co.)
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Report on Bear Creek, 1984
booklet
Location: 2007.053
Edson-Grande Prairie Trail Ride – 1966, n.d.
booklet
Kinsmen group trekked the old Edson-Grande Prairie trail
Location: 2007.053
The Origins of Grande Prairie, 1997
booklet
a copy of an article printed in Alberta History magazine in 1997
Location: 2007.053
Pioneer Village, Lac Cardinal Provincial Park, 1994 c.
book
Location: 2007.053
Geology of the Peace River Glass Sand Deposit, 1949
book
Geology of the Peace River Glass Sand Deposit including the importance of glass sand, detailed geology and a map of the deposits along the Peace River.
Location: 2007.053
Poplar Market Survey, 1948
book
A Research Council of Alberta Poplar Market Survey of Alberta in 1948.
Location: 2007.053
Exploratory Soil Survey, 1957
book
Exploratory Soil Survey of Alberta Map Sheets 84 C, B, A, east of Peace River and 74 D near Fort McMurray from 1957.
Location: 2007.053
Lieutenant-Governors of the Northwest Territories and Alberta 1876-1991, 1991
book
Lieutenant-Governors of the Northwest Territories and Alberta 1876-1991
Location: 2007.053
A History of Lesser Slave Lake, 1981
2 books
A history of Lesser Slave Lake written for the Dept. of Recreation and Parks as a resource for planning visitor services. Copy 2 islabelled ” Grouard Field Trip – Archaeological Society”
Location: 2007.053
The Legend of the Mighty Peace, n.d.
booklet
Poems by the Wally Tansem of Wanham;, artist is Frankie.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta Golden Jubilee Anthology, 1955
book
1905-1955 selection of Alberta literature.
Location: 2007.053
Vision of an Ordered Land: the Story of the Dominion Land Survey, 1981
book
Vision of an Ordered Land: the Story of the Dominion Land Survey
Location: 2007.053
The Death of Albert Johnson Mad Trapper of Rat River, 1986
book
The Death of Albert Johnson Mad Trapper of Rat River
Location: 2007.053
Goertzen: Northbound ’93 Edition, 1976;1993.
book
“Northbound ’93” is a reprint of the 1976 Goertzen story issued after the Goertzen reunion in 1975. This book chronicals the history of each branch of the family. It also contains photographs of the 1993 reunion in LaCrete Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Scattered Leaves, 1997
book
The following pages record the genealogy of the Heiken family. Some information comes from vertifiable sources, church records; other information is less verifiable and is based on traditions handed down to us.
Location: 2007.053
Teichroeb, 1980
book
Peter Johann and Justina (Wolf) Teichroeb family history.
Location: 2007.053
Granddaddy of the Peace, 1999
book
The life and times of Tom Kerr, a trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company in the Peace River Country of Northern Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Fort St. John Pioneer Profiles, 1971
book
Profiles of the pioneers who first settled in the Fort St. John area, from as early as the turn of the 20th century.
Location: 2007.053
Exploratory Soil Survey, 1958
book
Exploratory Soil Survey of Alberta maps 84-D, 84-E, 84-F and 84-G, soils north and east of Fairview including Keg River and east to the fifth meridian.
Location: 2007.053
Industrial Minerals of Alberta, 1958
book
Industrial Minerals of Alberta, including locations of clays and shales and other minerals for use in industry.
Location: 2007.053
There’s Love in the North, 1980
book
Family histories and historical events of the High Level area.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta Election Results 1882-1992, 1993
book
Alberta Election Results 1882-1992
Location: 2007.053
Premiers of the Northwest Territories and Alberta 1897-1991, 1991
book
Biographies of the Premiers of the Northwest Territories and Alberta 1897-1991
Location: 2007.053
The Story of Wheat, 1953
book
Location: 2007.053
Archaeological Survey of Alberta Occasional Paper No. 2, 1975-1976
book
Archaeological “Research in Northern Alberta 1975”
Location: 2007.053
Inventive Spirit, 1999
book
Alberta patents 1905-1975
Location: 2007.053
Heritage Seekers Cookbook, 2003
book
Heritage Seekers Cookbook
Location: 2007.053
Alberta Trees of Renown, 1986
book
the honour roll of Alberta trees
Location: 2007.053
Community Resource Directory -Grande Prairie, 1988-1989
booklet
listing of all groups, government offices,
Location: 2007.053
What’s Cooking in Women’s History: An Introductory Guide to Preserving Archival Records About Women, n.d.
book – 3 copies
An Introductory Guide to Preserving Archival Records About Women
Location: 2007.053
Trails Grown Over, 1973
booklet
Alberta Wheat Pool commemorating 50 years of service to pioneers.
Location: 2007.053
Euphemia McNaught – A Regional Focus, 1994
booklet
biographical interpretations notes for travelling art display
Location: 2007.053
Heritage Hunter’s Guide to Alberta Museums, 1996
book
a listing and description of all museums in Alberta
Location: 2007.053
Louis Riel – Selected Readings, 1988
book
essays written about Riel
Location: 2007.053
The Peace River Country and Mc Kenzie Highway, 1967
book
a tourist guide to No. 2 Highway, John Hart Highway, Alaska Highway, Mc Kenzie Highway
Location: 2007.053
Grande Century: A Perspective of Grande Prairie & Area 1900-2000, 1999
book
An overview of community history of Grande Prairie and area from 1900 to 2000
Location: 2007.053
The First Post – A History of the Police Force in Peace River 1898-1998, 1998 c.
book
A History of the Police Force in Peace River 1898-1998
Location: 2007.053
Kleskun Hill – A Discovery Guide, 2002
booklet
Location: 2007.053
A Piano Love Affair, 2002
book
The early days of piano tuning
Location: 2007.053
Alberta Trees of Renown, 1984
book
honour roll of Alberta trees
Location: 2007.053
His Dominion of Canada, 1932
Book
A study in the background development and challenge of the missions of the United Church of Canada.
Location: 2007.053
Oh Say, Can You See Canada, 1977
Booklet
A publication of student entries from the contest “Oh Say Can You See Canada” sponsored by the Alberta Chamber of Commerce, 1977.
Location: 2007.053
Whitehorse Heritage Buildings, 1983
Booklet
A walking tour of Yukon’s capital, Whitehorse.
Location: 2007.053
Gold Rush, 1979
Book
A pictorial look at the part Edmonton played in the Gold Era of the 1890s.
Location: 2007.053
Singing Wires: The Telephone in Alberta, 1972
Book
The history of the telephone and telegraph from 1877 to 1972.
Location: 2007.053
A Spirit of Celebration Happy Birthday Alberta, 1905-1980, 1980
Book
Celebrating 1980, the 75th Anniversary of the Province of Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta’s Parks – Our Legacy, 1992
Book
Traces the development of parks within Alberta and the contribution of past and present generations.
Location: 2007.053
Muskeg Ranger Station 1942-1970, 2004
Booklet
Theis booklet traces the history of the Muskeg River Ranger Station from 1942-1970 and includes biographical information from the rangers who were stationed there.
Location: 2007.053
The Northern Alberta Railways: North From Edmonton, 2009
Book
History of the Northern Alberta Railways, 1905-2009.
Location: 2007.053
Legends of Grande Cache and the Yellowhead, 2002
Book
Richard Wourinen wrote many of the stories, Jack Deenik contributed many of the photographs and Robert Guest was the artist responsible for the sketches. The three collaborated on the stories to use.
Location: 2007.053
The Journals and Letters of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 1970
Book
A general history of the fur trade from Canada to the North-west, the journals of the 1789 and 1793 voyages from Fort Chipewyan to the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, and the letters of Mackenzie from 1786-1819.
Location: 2007.053
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1973
Book
The history of the North-west Mounted Police from 1873 to 1904, the Royal North-west Mounted Police from 1904 to 1920 and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1920 to 1973.
Location: 2007.053
The Best Games Ever, 1995
Book
1995 Canada Games final report showing how Grande Prairie was able to on a national show that “captured the vision” of participants and volunteers.
Location: 2007.053
Community Directory 1996, 1996
Directory
Lists contact information for community organizations in the Grande Prairie area including Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont, Grande Prairie, Hythe, La Glace, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, and Wembley.
Location: 2007.053
Northern Alberta Today, 1985
Book
Information profile of Northern Alberta in 1985. Includes sections on Northern Images, The Land, The People, The Economy, Northern Infrastructure, Services to Northerners, Cultural and Recreational Life, Northern Innovation, and The Future.
Location: 2007.053
A Grande Education: One Hundred Schools in the County of Grande Prairie, 1910-1960, 2010
Book
The history of one hundred schools in the County of Grande Prairie from 1910 to 1960.
Location: 2007.053
Community Resource Directory 1995, 1995
Directory
Lists contact information for community organizations in the Grande Prairie area including Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont, Grande Prairie, Hythe, La Glace, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, and Wembley.
Location: 2007.053
Trails in the Sunset, 1983
Book
Issued in honour of the Alberta Wheat Pool’s 60th Anniversary. A tribute to people and written from the minutes of AWP’s Board of Directors.
Location: 2007.053
Community Directory 1997, 1997
Directory
Lists contact information for community organizations in the Grande Prairie area including Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont,Grande Prairie, Hythe, La Glace, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, and Wembley.
Location: 2007.053
Mike Krutko’s Amazing Adventures, 2004
Book
Mike’s life as a trapper and bush pilot.
Location: 2007.053
The Emergence of Regional Identity: The Peace River Country, 1910-46, 1995
Book
A doctoral thesis on the emergence of regional identity in the Peace River country, 1910-1946.
Location: 2007.053
The Grande Prairie During the Fur Trade Era 1824-1910, 2002
Booklet
The Grande Prairie During the Fur Trade Era 1824-1910
Location: 2007.053
History of Hinton, 1980
Book
Community history of Hinton, Alberta, gateway to the Rockies on the Yellowhead Highway.
Location: 2007.053
The Milepost 1984, 1984
Tour guide for Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Northern Alberta and British Columbia.
Location: 2007.053
The Milepost 1999, 1990
Tour guide for Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Northern Alberta and British Columbia.
Location: 2007.053
Bighorn Country, n.d.
Booklet
This booklet traces the origin of over 100 place names in the area of Grande Cache and Willmore Wilderness Park.
Location: 2007.053
The Grande Prairie of the Great Northland – Part Two – 1951-1990, 2009
Book
The book traces the development of the County of Grande Prairie from 1951 to 1990.
Location: 2007.053
A Passion for the Land, Public Lands in Alberta 1930-2005, 2010
Book
A well-illustrated history of the administration and management of public lands in Alberta from 1930 to 2005.
Location: 2007.053
Community Directory 2000, 2000
Directory
Lists contact information for community organizations in the Grande Prairie area including Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Hythe, La Glace, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, and Wembley.
Location: 2007.053
Flying High: The City of Grande Prairie 1958-2008, 2008
Booklet
History of the City of Grande Prairie 1958-2008, produced for the city’s 50th anniversary.
Location: 2007.053
Faces of Fate, 2002
Book
The story of the evacuation of children from Great Britain during World War II.
Location: 2007.053
Ten Years of the Mountain Cache, 2007
Book
Ten years of newletters of the Grande Cache Historical Society from 1996-2006.
Location: 2007.053
A History of Grande Cache, 1997
Book
A history of the town of Grande Cache from pre-history to 1996.
Location: 2007.053
A History of Grande Cache, 1997
Book
A history of the town of Grande Cache and area from pre-history to 1996.
Location: 2007.053
Beaver Chips 1908 & 1909, 1997
Booklet
A lifetime collection of pioneer poetry written by John O. Johnson, 1897-1985.
Location: 2007.053
Grande Cache: The People, 1999
Book
Biographies of the families who lived in and around the Town of Grande Cache. It includes 7 poems and 9 short stories. This is a companion book to “A History of Grande Cache” which gives the history of the area from the time of the dinosaurs and features the native history. This book is mainly about the people who settled in the town after it was created in 1969.
Location: 2007.053
Sense of the Peace: Peace Country History and How Museums Tell Our Stories, 2014
Book
An overview of the history and museums of the Peace River Country of Alberta and British Columbia. The book is divided into three sections: A Sense of the Land, A Sense of the People, A Sense of Communities and Museums, with chronologies and descriptions of museums by area.
Location: 2007.053
Smoke Signals, Gumboots and Muddy Trails, 2011
Book
This book is the community history book for Little Smoky and area, located between Valleyview and Fox Creek on Highway 43. It features chapters on early history, area development, hunting and trapping, logging and forestry, oil and gas, business, education, organizations and clubs, recreation and events, tributes, and family stories.
Location: 2007.053
Community Directory 2011-2012, 2011-2012
Booklet
Lists contact information for community organizations in the Grande Prairie area including Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont, Crooked Creek, DeBolt, Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Hythe, La Glace, Rycroft, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, and Wembley.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta Quilts, 1984
Book
A display catalogue detailing the history of Alberta quilts and featuring archival photographs and images of quilters and selected quilts in the display.
Location: 2007.053
Alexander: Clan of the Day Grande Prairie Highland Games Association, 2014
Book
Genealogy of the William Alexander family. Compiled by the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society for the 2014 Grande Prairie Highland Games (Alexander Family, Clan of the Day).
Location: 2007.053
The Trail to Assumption, 2014
Book
A work of fiction by David Leonard set in the Peace River Country about a Sexsmith bachelor addicted to alcohol. The story of rural/small town life during the 1950s and 1960s is also told.
Location: 2007.053
Singing Wires: The Telephone in Alberta, 1972
Book
The history of the telephone and telegraph from 1877 to 1972.
Location: 2007.053
The Grande Prairie of the Great Northland – Part Two – 1951-1990, 2009
Book
The book traces the development of the County of Grande Prairie from 1951 to 1990.
Location: 2007.053
Beaverlodge to the Rockies Supplement, 1976
Book
A supplement volume to the community history of the people and events in the districts surrounding Beaverlodge, Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Foulest of Murders: The Story of Grande Prairie’s 1918 Unsolved Murder of 6, 2012
Book
A book describing the unsolved Grande Prairie 1918 murders of Joseph Snyder, Stanley Snyder, Ignace Patan, Charles Zimner, John Wuwand, and Frank Parzychowski and subsequent investigations and trial of Dan Lough.
Location: 2007.053
On the Edge of the Shield: Fort Chipewyan and its Hinterland, 1971
Booklet
Occasional Publication Number 7 of The Boreal Institute of Northern Studies, University of Alberta. A series of papers by various authors related to the history of Fort Chipewyan and area.
Location: 2007.053
1967 Henderson’s Grande Prairie City Directory, 1967
Book
General introduction to Grande Prairie as of the year of publication, Classified Business Listing (Yellow Pages), City Directory of names and businesses in alphabetical order, and a directory of households and businesses by address.
Location: 2007.053
The City of Grande Prairie 100 Parks Legacy, 2014
Booklet
Two copies of a booklet of photographs and brief biographies or explanations of park names in the City of Grande Prairie. A map showing park locations is also included. The naming of 100 parks in the City of Grande Prairie was a legacy project of the 100th Anniversary celebrations.
Location: 2007.053
Spirit of the North: 100 Years of Community Building in Grande Prairie, 2014
Book
Compilation of biographies and photographs of people who helped build the community of Grande Prairie. Published in honour of the 100th Anniversary of Grande Prairie’s incorporation.
Location: 2007.053
Experimental Sub-Station Beaverlodge, Alberta Report of the Superintendent For the Year 1926, 1927
Booklet
Report of the Superintendent, W. D. Albright, of the Dominion Experimental Substation at Beaverlodge, Alberta for the 1926. The report describes various tests and experiments carried out at the Substation during the year.
Location: 2007.053
Historical Maps of the Peace No. 2, The Long (Athabasca) Trail, 2012
Booklet
Map and informational booklet about the Long (Athabasca) Trail between Edmonton and the Peace River Country. The map is a modern topographical view of the area between Edmonton and Hinton on the south and Peace Country settlements, including Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Fairview, Grimshaw, and Peace River on the north. The map shows the route(s) of the Long Trail, stopping places and river crossings, as well as modern day roads and communities. The booklet includes articles on the geography, historical development, and memories of the Trail, and how the map was created.
Location: 2007.053
Stewart: Clan of the Day Grande Prairie Highland Games Association, 2015
Book
Genealogy of the William Stewart family. Compiled by the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society and South Peace Regional Archives for the 2015 Grande Prairie Highland Games (Stewart, Clan of the Day).
Location: 2007.053
Grande Prairie 50 Years, 2008
Magazine
Two copies of the magazine produced by the Daily Herald Tribune for the 50th Anniversary of the City of Grande Prairie in 2008. Contains photographs and articles comparing life in 1958 to 2008, also photographs of the Grande Prairie people who were identified as being “Hometown Heroes” by the 50th Anniversary committee.
Location: 2007.053
From Wooden Shoes to Cowboy Boots, 2008
Book
The story of Jake Meyaard, a poor Dutch immigrant boy who followed his dreams to be a farmer-rancher in a strange but beautiful land, Canada.
Location: 2007.053
They Sailed From Glasgow: Sinclair Clan of the Day, 2010
Book
Genealogy of the Hugh Sinclair family. Compiled by the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society for the 2005 Grande Prairie Highland Games (Sinclair, Clan of the Day).
Location: 2007.053
Remember Me As You Pass By, 2000
Book
This book tells stories from Alberta graveyards in a topical manner (babies, love, war, immigration and settlement, humourous, catastrophes, change, gruesome tales, etc.).
Location: 2007.053
Historical Resources in the Municipal District of Greenview, 2010
Book
Survey of the location of archival records in the Municipal District of Greenview.
Location: 2007.053
Historical Resources for the Central Peace, 2010
Book
Survey of the location of archival records in the Municipal District of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County, and Birch Hills County.
Location: 2007.053
Legends of Grande Cache and the Yellowhead, 2002
Book
Richard Wourinen wrote many of the stories, Jack Deenik contributed many of the photographs and Robert Guest was the artist responsible for the sketches. The three collaborated on the stories to use.
Location: 2007.053
Saskatoon Mountain – A Discovery Guide, 2005
Booklet
A guide to a natural area north of the highway between Wembley and Beaverlodge that offers a wonderful view of the Rocky Mountains, the location of the area’s first fire lookout tower, the remains of the radar base that was part of the early warning Pinetree Line and a diversity of plants and animals not commonin the Grande Prairie area. The area encompasses 860 hectares and has been recommended to be a protected area.
Location: 2007.053
Land of Fur and Gold: Autobiography of Raymond Thompson, 1980
Book
The autobiography of Raymond Thompson, much of which relates to his adventures in the Peace Country and northern Canada.
Location: 2007.053
Grande Prairie Regional College 1973-1974, 1974
Booklet
1973-1974 Yearbook for Grande Prairie Regional College. The Yearbook contains names and photographs of faculty and students, a message from the President, and photographs of various clubs and athletics, and award winners.
Location: 2007.053
Clan of the Day Clan MacNeil, 2010
Book
Genealogy of the James and Ellen Neil family. Compiled by the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society for the 24th Annual Grande Prairie Highland Games in 2010 (MacNeil, Clan of the Day).
Location: 2007.053
Quo Vadis ’68, 1968
Book
1968 Yearbook for Grande Prairie Junior College. The Yearbook contains names and photographs of faculty and students, messages from officials, clubs and activities, athletics, and miscellaneous photographs.
Location: 2007.053
Histoire de Girouxville History, Volume I 1911-1930, 1976
Book
A community history of Girouxville.
Location: 2007.053
The Grande Prairie of the Great Northland, 1805-1951
Book
The evolution of the County of Grande Prairie 1805-1951.
Location: 2007.053
Genealogy of Alexander Forbes and the Families he Married into Sorrel and Smith, 2008
Book
Genealogy of Alexander Forbes and the families he married into Sorrel and Smith. Compiled by the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society for the 2008 Grande Prairie Highland Games (Forbes, Clan of the Day).
Location: 2007.053
Anderson Clan of the Day Grande Prairie Highland Games Association, 2009
Book
Genealogy of the Alexander Robert Thomson Anderson and Margaret Jan Noble Linton family prepared by the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society for the 2009 Grande Prairie Highland Games.
Location: 2007.053
From the Past to the Future: A Guide to the Holdings of the University of Alberta Archives, 1992
Book
Description of the holdings of the University of Alberta Archives including administrative and operational records of the University, personal records of the teaching, research, and administrative staff, and records of individuals and organizations that have donate their materials to the University of Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Aboriginal Archival Records at the Provincial Archives of Alberta: An Annotated Guide, 2006
Book
A guide describing records held at the Provincial Archives of Alberta which relate to aboriginal people. Each entry lists the name of the material, identification number, date range, subject, scope and content, physical extent, access restrictions, and cross references to other related records.
Location: 2007.053
Our Food, Our Stories: Celebrating Our Gifts from the Creator, 2009
Book
A collection of traditional recipes, stories, and photos from Aboriginal Head Start programs across Canada.
Location: 2007.053
Nechako Country: In the Footsteps of Bert Irvine, 2007
Book
The biography of Bert Irvine, trapper, guide-outfitter, and jack-of-all-trades, spanning 1934 to 2005 after he moved his family from Barrhead, AB to Vanderhoof, BC in upper Nechako country.
Location: 2007.053
War Year Memories, 2006
Booklet
A collection of WWII memories written by Alberta members of the Women’s Institute including stories by Betty Welter and Marie Plaizier of the Peace contry.
Location: 2007.053
A Sense of Community, 1966-1991
Book
This book traces the history of the Grande Prairie Regional College from its beginnings in 1966 to 1991.
Location: 2007.053
Beaverlodge Hospital, 1937-1987
Booklet
This booklet traces the history of the Beaverlodge Hospital from 1937-1987 including many photos.
Location: 2007.053
North Red Willow School Reunion, 1912-1992
Book
The book traces the history of the following school districts: Appleton School District, Halcourt School District, Hayfield School District, Rio Grande School District, and Two Rivers Scool District.
Location: 2007.053
In the Promised Land of Alberta’s North, 1909
Book
This is the journal of Katherine Hughes written during a two month journey, alone, through northern in the summer of 1909. Her route included the Peace country, west to Hudson Hope, then north to Fort Vermilion and Fort Chipewyan and on her return up the Athabaska River past Fort Mc Murray, Athabasca Landing and back to Edmonton. Katherine had been appointed Alberta’s first Provincial Archivist in 1908 and her trip was an official duty as the province’s first toponymist. (toponymy is the study of place name)
Location: 2007.053
Child of the Wilderness, 1927-2005
Book
This is the lfe story of Milton Eugene Walters of Sunset House, Alberta, as told to his life partner, Patricia Jahrus, to Harold Matlock and to his son, Brian.
Location: 2007.053
Around the Gate and Down the Lane, 1922-1940
Book
This is an autobiography of Vira Laughy-Howat growing up in the Wanham area.
Location: 2007.053
What Lies Behind the Picture?, 2006
Book
An autobiograph by Vern Wishart , what he calls ” a personal journey into Cree ancestry”.
Location: 2007.053
Lobstick: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2006
Book
This journal and CD contains volume 3 and 4 of a digitization project undertaken by Lobstick. The first part is the Peace River Country Land Settlement to 1914 Project followed by articles written by contributors from GPRC.
Location: 2007.053
Forseth Favorites,
A family story-recipe booklet created by the Forseth family, a Norwegian family who came to the Peace country in 1911.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta’s North – A History, 1890-1950, 1890-1950
Book
This book draws attention to the northern focus in Alberta’s heritage, its unique character and the recent escalation in northern development.
Location: 2007.053
The Unmentionable History of the West, 2006
Book
This book explores the unmentionable topics such as women’s underwear, pregnancy, and menstruation and discovers that past attitudes towards these topics influenced the lives of women and ultimately the history of western Canada.
Location: 2007.053
Heritage Trees of Alberta, 2008
The book identifies 350 heritage trees and includes 92 stories connected to the trees. Volunteers contributed 5000 hours to the project.
Location: 2007.053
The Peace: A History in Photographs, 2008
A history of the Peace River country in photographs. “Dedicated to the pioneers of the Peace, past, present and future – and to those who record their efforts; and to the power of place – a power that can tansform our lives.”. A CD “The Peace: A Vision so Strong” accompanies the book.
Location: 2007.053
Nordic Skiing in Alberta, 1999
Book
A guide to photographic collections, archival collections, artifact collections and abstracts of transcripts and field notes used to make the guidebook. It includes descriptions of collections, events, and persons from the Peace country involved in Nordic Skiing.
Location: 2007.053
Northern Alberta Railways Time Table, 1978
Booklet
Timetable for trains running from Edmonton to Fort Mc Murray and Edmonton to Dawson Creek
Location: 2007.053
Pioneering with a Piece of Chalk, 2005
Book
The history of one-room country schools in Alberta from 1885-1982. Schools are listed alphabetically under their original name.
Location: 2007.053
Place Names of Alberta Volume 4, 1996
Book
An alphabetical listing and description of the names of places in northern Alberta.
Location: 2007.053
Yukon Airways, 2007
Book
Book One: First flights north and the North West Staging Route. Book 2: The canol Pipeline
Location: 2007.053
Teepee Creek Terror,
Book
A historo of the community of Teepee Creek and especially the evolution of the Teepee Creek Stampede from early community picnics and races, dances and midway shows and by 1978 becoming a major rodeo and stampede drawing chuckwagon competitors from all over the province.
Location: 2007.053
Metis Outpost, 1923-1925
Memoirs of the first schoolmaster at the Metis settlement of Kelly Lake, BC.
Location: 2007.053
The First Metis…A New Nation,
A record of the culture and history of the Metis people.
Location: 2007.053
The Pioneer West #2, 1970
Booklet
A reprint of articles from the Historical Society of Alberta’s, “Alberta Historical Review”, Vol.1, #3, November 1953 and Vol. 2, No. 1, January, 1954.
Location: 2007.053
The Pioneer West No. 2, 1970
Booklet
A reprint of the Alberta Historical Review November 1953 and January, 1954.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta History, 1975-2011
Booklet
A quarterly publication of the Historical Society of Allberta; former issues were printed under the title “Alberta Historical Review”. Included in this collection is a cumulative index of the magazine from 1953 to 1977.
Location: 2007.053
The Pioneer West #3, 1975
Booklet
A reprint of earlier issues of Alberta Historical Review published by the Historical Society of Alberta and aimed at promoting interest in Alberta’s history by featuring articles and stories set in Alberta’s past.
Location: 2007.053
The Early West, 1957
Booklet
A publication from the Historical Society of Alberta aimed at promoting interest in Alberta’s history by featuring articles and stories set in Alberta’s past.
Location: 2007.053
Petticoat Pioneers of the South Peace,
Book
Location: 2007.053
Soil Survey of the High Prairie and McLennan Sheets, 1952
Booklet
University of Alberta Bulletin No. 59, Research Council of Alberta Report No. 63, Report No 17 – Alberta Soil Survey
Location: 2007.053
A Chronicle of the Canadian West, 1975
Booklet
A publication of the Historical Society of Alberta featuring reports from the the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1874-75.
Location: 2007.053
Homesteaders’ Heritage, 1982
Book
A history of Baytree, Bonanza, Gordondale, West Pouce Coupe and East Doe River
Location: 2007.053
From Tears to Triumph,
Book
The book traces the pioneers who came into the aresa of Hays, Gundy, Independent Valley, Peavine, Tomelake and Tupper. It slao includes the histories of schools, community groups, churches and cemetaries, sports and entertainment, and services.
Location: 2007.053
Great-Grandma’s Health Suggestions, 1992
booklet
common remedies for health problems
Location: 2007.053
The Last Great West,
Book
The Peace River Country is the last region on the North American continent to have been thrown open for agricultural settlement on a broad scale. Between 1910-1914m 6489 applications were made for public land in the region. The region was called by many, “The Last Great West”.
Location: 2007.053
Something in the Pot, 2006
This is a cookbook containing recipes from early in the century which were submitted by Spirit of the Peace members, Each section also includes a piece of history from each of the areas covered by SOTP as well as stories about food and its place I our history.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta Newspapers 1880-1982, 1880-1982
Book
A historical directory of all the Alberta newspapers in distribution from 1880-1982.
Location: 2007.053
Soil Survey of the Grande Prairie and Sturgeon Lake Sheets, 1956
Booklet
University of Alberta Bulletin No. 60, Research Council of Alberta Report No. 74, Report No 18 – Alberta Soil Survey
Location: 2007.053
The Grande Prairie in 1928, 2003
Booklet
The late 1920s was a hectic time in the Peace River Country. A record number of homesteads were being taken out, and the fields were yielding more high quality grain than ever before. The country had long been touted as a land of agricultural prosperity, and, if ever it seemed so, it was during this time. In Septermber 1928, a McDermid Studio photographer visited the area with a party of promoters and took a series of photographs of the Grande Prairie area. This booklet, illustrated by the McDermid photographs, gives a snapshot of what the Grande Prairie district was like in 1928.
Location: 2007.053
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume One, 1991
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century, The Great West Before 1900.
Location: 2008.004.01
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Two, 1992
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century -The Birth of the Province 1900-1910.
Location: 2008.004.02
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Three, 1994
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – The Boom and the Bust 1910-1914
Location: 2008.004.03
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Four, 1994
book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century -The Great War and its Consequences 1914-1920
Location: 2008.004.04
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Five, 1996
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Brownlee and the Triumph of Populism
Location: 2008.004.05
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Six, 1998
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Fury and Futility: The Onset of the Great Depression – 1930-1935
Location: 2008.004.06
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Seven, 1998
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Aberhart and the Alberta Insurrection 1935-1940
Location: 2008.004.07
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Eight, 2000
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century -The War That United the Province – 1939-1945
Location: 2008.004.08
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume Nine, 2001
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Leduc, Manning & the Age of Prosperity – 1946-1963
Location: 2008.004.09
Alberta in the Twentieth Century -Volume Ten -The Sixties Revolution & The Fall of Social Credit, 2002
Book
Alberta in the Twentieth Century – Volume ten of the series -The Sixties Revolution & the Fall of Social Credit
Location: 2008.004.10
The Alberta Forest Service 1930-2005, 1930-2005
Book
The book traces the history of the Alberta Forest Service: Protection and Management of Alberta’s Forests. Content topics include: Birth of Alberta Forest Service, A Way of Life, Lookouts and Communication, Use of Aircraft, Fires, Forest Service Leaders , Directors, Superintendents, Harvesting and Planting. It was a special publication of the Alberta Forest Service, honoring Alberta’s 100th anniversary with emphasis on the Forestry Department.
Location: 2008.047
When the Second Man was a Woman, 2004
Book
The book follows real women on their lives’ paths, living with RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Location: 2008.053
Alberta Directory, 1967
Book
The directory provides information about the cities and many smaller centers in Alberta and features the expansion that has taken place in the province over the past 25 years.
Location: 2008.055.01
Mount Star Students & Teachers, 1917-1955
Booklet
A booklet prepared for a reunion in 1988 of the Mount Star and Morning View Schools. Lists of teachers and students who attended the Mount Star School No. 3500 from 1917-1955 are included.
Location: 2008.078
Thirteenth Annual County Fair Prize List, 1963
Booklet
Thirteenth Annual County Fair was held August 8, 9, 10 in 1963 and put on by the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society. Booklet describes the rules, classes of entires and prize money for each.
Location: 2008.095.01
Fourteenth Annual County Fair Prize List, 1964
Booklet
Fourteenth Annual County Fair was held August 6, 7, 8, in 1964 and put on by the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society. Booklet describes the rules, classes of entires and prize money for each.
Location: 2008.095.02
County Fair, Race Meet and Logging Show, 1975
Booklet
The County Fair, Race Meet and Logging Show was held Aug. 2-6 in 1975 and sponsored by Grande Prairie City and the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society. Booklet describes the program of events, rules, classes and prizes for the exhibition.
Location: 2008.095.03
Alberta Provincial Plowing Match, 1975
The fifth annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match in 1975 was held at Wanham from June 19-21. Booklet describes the events, plowing rules and regulations, queen of the furrow contest exhibition entriesand the prizes available..
Location: 2008.095.04
Alberta Provincial Plowing Match, 1978
Booklet
The eighth annual Alberta Provincial Plowing Match in 1979 was held at Wanham from June 14-17.
Location: 2008.095.05
17th Annual Fall Fair and Rodeo, Dawson Creek, 1969
Booklet
The program for the seventeenth annual Dawson Creek Exhibition and Fall Fair and Rodeo, held Aug 7-9, 1969.
Location: 2008.095.06
18th Annual Fall Fair and Rodeo, Dawson Creek, 1970
The eighteenth annual Dawson Creek Fall Fair and Rodeo was held Aug 13-15, in 1970
Location: 2008.095.07
Northfield School Reunion, 1979
Booklet
A Northfield School Reunion held in 1979 features a program for the reunion and a list of teachers and students from 1920-1950.
Location: 2008.096.02
Intertesting Facts About Grande Prairie, 1930
Booklet
A promotional booklet describing the amenities that Grande Prairie (population 2000) and district offered as the distributing center for the Peace country.
Location: 2008.098.06
The Beaver Magazine, 1967-1998
Booklets
The magazines feature articles about northern Canada: topics of exploration, first nations, natural history, stories of persons and places, book reviews, writers of history, history in the news and a featured historical photographs.
Location: 2008.099.01-.128
Challenge of the Homestead, 1919-1924
Book
Peace River letters of Clyde and Myrtle Campbell, 1919-1924.
Location: 2008.104.01
Grande Prairie – Capitol of the Peace, 1968
Book
This salute to Grande Prairie’s pioneers traces the history of the settlement from 1910-1968, much of it taken from the files of the Grande Prairie Herald Tribune. It was published in honor of Grande Prairie’s Tenth Anniversary of Cityhood.
Location: 2008.104.02
Grande Prairie, 1983
Book
A history of Grande Prairie (1909-1983) by J.G. MacGregor containing many photographs.
Location: 2008.104.03
Beyond the End of the Steel, 2004
Book
“Beyond the End of the Steel” is the story of Sven and Carrie Anderson who journeyed form Minneapolis to the Peace River District in Alberta in 1912, to homestead far from what they considered to be civilization. Their daughter Anna was 16 at the time and much of the story is told from Anna’s remembrances and the colourful stories told over the years by other family members who were on that journey. In 1915, Anna married Dr. Robert Shaw, a pioneer doctor and settler. The story is written by their daughter Dorothy and illustrated by many historical photographs and some pioneer recipes.
Location: 2009.021.19
Deep Furrows, 1918
Book
The book tells of the”pioneer trails along which the famers of western Canada fought their way to great achievements in co-operation.”
Location: 2009.024.01
The Methodist School Hymnal, 1916
Book
A hymn-book for use in Methodist Sunday Schools
Location: 2009.024.02
Medical Memories of the Battle River Hospital 1937-1955, 1937-1955
Book
A history of the Battle River Hospital in Manning, AB, from 1937-1955, including stories of the first doctors and nurses in the area and the challenges that distances and weather presented.
Location: 2009.061.01
The Gospel at Work, 1943
Book
The story of H.N. Ronning: his early schooling, his religious studies, time spent in China, settling in Bardo, AB with his seven childrenafter his first wife died, moving to the Peace country, marrying Gunhild Horte and founding a Norwegian settlement, becoming the evangelist for the Norwegian Luthern Church of America, achieving his Doctor of Divinity in 1940, and his life in Valhalla, Alberta.
Location: 2009.083.01
Apron Strings and Tasty Things, 2009
Book
A tribute to over 100 pioneer women from the Beaverlodge area with a short story of their lives, a photograph and a recipe for each. The book was produced as part of the “100 Years of Settlement” celebration in Beaverlodge and area in 2009.
Location: 2009.087.01
Telephone Directories, 1992-2002
directory
Telephone Directories for the Peace River District for 1992, 1996-1999, 2001-2002.
Location: 2009.093
Illustrated History of Western Canadian Agriculture, 1980
Book
Grant MacEwan writes from the perspective of growing up on a farm and becoming a teacher of agriculture in tracing the history of agriculture in western Canada from its earliest days to 1980. The book was written to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Location: 2009.114
Reminiscing with Walt, 1964
Booklet
Memoirs of Walter Mueller, who came to the Spirit River area in 1913, as told to Gertrude Bryan.
Location: 2009.123.01
History of the Peace River Country, 1973
Booklet
A student’s paper on early pioner life mentioning her greatgrandfather, Dusty Brooks.
Location: 2009.123.02
She Came From Spirit River, 1985
Book
Gabrielle Goulet Hill records the family stories of the Goulet family members homesteading in the Spirit River district.
Location: 2009.123.03
Frontiers and Refections, 1977
Book
Harold Ricker was a pioneer minister of the United Church of Canada who came with his wife, Janet, to serve Spirit River and district in 1937.
Location: 2009.123.04
Military Service Recognition Book – Volume 1, 2009
Book
Military Service Recognition Book – Volume 1, of the Alberta Northwest Territories Command.
Location: 2009.123.05
Kunaitupii – Coming Together on Native Sacred Sites, 1993
Book
Proceedings of the First Joint Meeting of the Archaeological Society of Alberta and the Montana Archaeological Society May 2-6, 1990, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Location: 2010.10.01
Peace Past Project – An Archaeological Survey, 1993
Book
An archaeological survey of the Peace River district.
Location: 2010.10.02
Schools of the Foothills Province, 1967
Book
The story of public education in Alberta published for the Alberta Teachers’ Association in 1967.
Location: 2010.24.01
Arithmetic for Everday Use, 1937
Book
Arithmetic for Everday Use – Grade Three was used by Ken Anderson who attended Hermit Lake School in the 1940s.
Location: 2010.31.01
The Alberta Public School Grammar, 1913
Book
The Alberta Public School Grammar was used by Ken Anderson who attended Hermit Lake School in the 1940s.
Location: 2010.31.02
How to be Healthy, 1911
Book
How to be Healthy was used by Ken Anderson who attended Hermit Lake School in the Bear Lake area in the1940s.
Location: 2010.31.03
School Buyer’s Guide No. 60, [1942]
Book
Moyer School Supplies Ltd. had a long history in providing everything from desks and books to maps and ink and toilet chemical for the early schools.
Location: 2010.31.04
Smoky River to Grande Prairie, 1978
book
A local history of communities east and north east of Grande Prairie, including Bezanson, Kleskun Lake, and Twilight.
Location: 2010.36.01
Dinosaurs to Pioneers, 2005
Booklet
A book designed to teach local Grande Ptrairie history to elementary and junior high school students.
Location: 2010.36.02
Peace River Chronicles, 1963
book
eighty-one eye witness accounts from the first exploration in 1793 of the Peace River Region of British Columbia
Location: 2010.36.02
Saga of Battle River, 1986
Book
A local history of communities in the Battle River District of northern Alberta including the communities of Notikewin, North Star, Deadwood, Hotchkiss, Hawk Hills and Manning.
Location: 2010.36.03
Homesteaders’ Heritage, 1982
Book
A local history of communities of Baytree, Bonanza, Gordondale, West Pouce Coupe, and East Doe River, Alberta.
Location: 2010.36.04
The Long Trail -The Story of a Pioneer Family, 1992
Book
A biographical account of the Freeland family and their participation in the homesteading rush of the Peace country as they came north iover the Long Trail in 1913
Location: 2010.36.05
The Peacemakers of North Peace, 1973
Book
A north-west Peace country community history book covering British Columbia and Alberta regions including Taylor Flat, Bear Flat, Farrell Creek, Upper Halfway, Grandhaven Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Sunrise-Two Rivers, Baldonnel, Peace View, Murdale, Montney, Fish Creek, Rose Prairie, North Pine, Pineview, Clayhurst, Cherry Point, Cecil Lake, Goodlow, Golata Creek, and includes many family stories.
Location: 2010.36.06
Waterhole and the Land North of the Peace, 1970
Book
A compilation of the early families’ histories of Waterhole, near Fairview, Alberta.
Location: 2010.36.07
Edson to Grande Prairie Trail, 1988
Book
The building of the Edson–Grande Prairie Trail and pioneer stories of their experiences on the trail from 1911-1915.
Location: 2010.36.08
I Never Walked Alone, 1997
Book
The story of a family starting fromTexas and their moves to homes and businesses in Tatogga Lake in northern British Columbia and Worsley, Alberta.
Location: 2010.36.09
Peace River: A Canoe Voyage from Hudson’s Bay to Pacific, 1971
Book
A copy of the journal of the canoe voyage of Sir George Simpson’s from Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific in 1828. Simpson was Governor of the Hudson ‘s Bay Co. at the time. The journal is written by Archibald McDonald, Chief Factor for the Hudson’s Bay Company who accompanied Simpson.
Location: 2010.36.10
Why Should We Tell You?, 1983
Booklet
“Why Should We Tell You? “, a manuscript written by Ged Baldwin describing the events leading up to Canada’s “Access to Information and Privacy Act”
Location: 2010.51.03
See Northern Alberta by the Scenic Routes, 1967c.
Booklet
A travel booklet showing the scenic routes and their attractions in north western Alberta.
Location: 2010.52
National Defense Tax, 1940
Booklet
Issued by the Income Division, Department of National Revenue, for the information and guidance of persons concerned with the application of the National Defense Tax.
Location: 2010.69
The Canadian Mother and Child, c. 1940
Booklet
This booklet was written for the benefit of expectant mothers. Information provided was to mothers in the care of their children. The booklet covered nutrition, cothing, knitting, and other activities leading up to the birth. After the arrival of the baby the booklet delves into the day to day care of both baby and the new mother.
Location: 2010.69
The Northern Alberta Railways (Volume Three), 1998
Booklet
“A history of the four railways which ventured into the northern portions of the Province of Alberta, their eventual amalgamation into the Northern Alberta Railways Company and its 51 1/2 years of operations.” Includes sections on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway, the Central Canada Railway, and the Lacombe & North-Western Railway, and the Northern Alberta Railway. The book is arranged chronologically with plenty of illustrations and also includes many rosters, tables, and diagrams.
Location: 2011.21
Soil Survey of the Beaverlodge and Blueberry Mountain Sheets, 1961
Booklet
University of Alberta Bulletin No. SS-3, Research Council of Alberta Report No. 81, Report No. 20 – Alberta Soil Survey
Location: 2011.28
The Alexandra Readers Primer, 1911
Book
The Alexandra Readers Primer was “authorized by the Departments of Education for use in the schools of Alberta and Saskatchewan” to teach reading in the primary grades. It contains a variety of hand-written and typed stories, poems and songs which are accompanied by reading excercises and games. It also includes instructions for the teacher on phonic elements.
Location: 2011.28
The Progressive Music Series, Book One, 1929
Book
The Progressive Music Series, Book One was “authorized by the Departments of Education for use in the schools of Alberta and Saskatchewan” to teach music in the primary grades. It contains about 150 children’s songs divided into four sections: Classified Observation Songs, Classified Song Studies, Miscellaneous Songs for Sight Reading, and Rote Songs. There is also a Preface of instruction for the music teacher.
Location: 2011.28
A Pathway to God, 1995
Booklet
Sister Alice writes a memoir sharing both rewarding and painful memories of her life in hopes that her faith and her courage will help others.
Location: 2011.31
A Life Revisited: An Autobiography, 1992
Book
The autobiography of Francis Graves, a district agriculturalist in the Peace Country.
Location: 2011.41
Native Flowers, Shrubs & Trees of the Bezanson Townsite, 2008
Booklet
Native Flowers, Shrubs & Trees of the Bezanson Townsite researched and written by Joan Schneider and including a map of the original Bezanson townsite.
Location: 2011.45.05
United Church of Canada Northern Lights Presbytery, 2010
Booklet
History of the Northern Lights Presbytery of the United Church for its 85th anniversary. This booklet covers the history of the following charges: Beaverlodge-Wembley-Hythe-Halcourt, Chetwynd, Clairmont-Sexsmith-Teepee Creek, Valleyview-Bezanson-DeBolt, Fairview-Hines Creek, Hay River, Grimshaw-Berwyn, Fort Nelson, McLennan-High Prairie, Manning-Deadwood, Peace River-Nampa, Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, Hudson Hope, Dawson Creek, Spirit River-Rycroft, Whitehorse, Worsely, and Yellowknife.
Location: 2011.46
Civil Defence Booklets and Brochures, 1953-1961
Booklets
Booklets produced by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and other organizations and used to educate students and leaders in the Civil Defence movement in the 1950s in Grande Prairie. Titles include”The World within the Atom”, Atomic Energy and Civil Defense”,” U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Motion Picture Film Library”, “The New Force of Atomic Energy”, “Laboratory Experiments with Radioisotopes”, “A Guide to Nuclear Safety”, “!8 Questions and Answers About Radiation”, “Reference Book for High Schools”, “The Atomic age -Classics Issue”, “The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission – organization and functions”, “Inside the Atom”, “The Metalworking behind Canada’s first nuclear power plant”, “Putting the Atom to Work”. These were course materials collected by Evelyn (Walter) Durda when she was a section leader for the Civil Defence movement in Grande Prairie. Donated by Evelyn’s daughter, Diane Lindblom.
Location: 2011.47
Reminisings of Bennie (Bjorn) Velve, 1979-1980
Booklet
The story of Bennie (Bjorn) Velve. He and Ingebright Erjen both left Norway in 1912, travelling to America on the “Empress of Ireland”. In March,1914, they came to the Peace River along with Bennie Berge and Carl Sandboe. Bennie filed on the quarter SE17- 74-9-W6 and Ingebright on SW 17-74-9-W6. Mr. Velve passed away in 1992 at the age of 101 years.
Location: 2011.49.01
Blast From the Past – A History of Blueberry Creek School 1934-1990, 1989-1990
Booklet
A History of Blueberry Creek School 1934-1990 written by the students, staff and supporters of the school. Included is a map of the six districts which consolidated into Blueberry Creek, (Blueberry Mountain, Kisituan, Deep Valley, Yellowcreek, Wonderland and Snowdrift), school plans, teachers, class lists, memories.
Location: 2011.52
Photographs and Memories ’77, 1976-1977
Book
“Photographs and Memories ’77” is sub-titled “Ten Years After”, referring to the 10th anniversary of the building of the first purpose-built facility for Grande Prairie Regional College. It consists mostly of photographs of faculty, staff, students, sports teams, music and drama groups, events and candid shots of those who attended GPRC in the 1976-1977 year.
Location: 2011.69.01
GPRC Yearbook, 1973-1974
Book
One yearbook from Grande Prairie Regional College, 1973-1974
Location: 2011.69.02
Health Units of Alberta, 1982
Book
Reference book titled “Health Units in Alberta” by Adelaide Schartner, a local author. There is also a newspaper article about the book. It includes a seven page chapter on the Grande Prairie Health Unit.
Location: 2011.71
Many and Remarkable, 1909-1997
Book
Story of Alberta Women’s Institutes from 1909 to 1997. Title based on a quote by Emily Murphy: “The Women’s Institutes arose out of the needs of lonely women on isolated farms. These women desired to meet at stated periods for the exchange of counsel and amenities, to say nothing of the opportunity of exchanging recipes, dress patterns and community news. Many and remarkable have been the results therefrom.”
Location: 2011.74
Grande Prairie Alberta, Center of the Peace River District, 1948
Booklet
“Grande Prairie Alberta, Center of the Peace River District” is a promotional booklet produced by the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce to encourage people to settle here. It covers “the agricultural, wholesale distributing, retail shopping, educational, judicial, governmental, cultural and sports” aspects of life in the Town of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2012.004
Segue: CFGP 50th, 1987
Booklet
Magazine produced by Selkirk Communications to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Radio Station CFGP in Grande Prairie. The centrefold is two pages of photographs and history about CFGP. Photographs include Margaret Moon, secretary and George, engineer ca. 1937; building photographs; and a group photo of the staff in 1987.
Location: 2012.006.01
Andair 1962, 1962
Book
1962 Yearbook for Grande Prairie High School when it was on 101 Street and 102 Avenue. The Yearbook contains names of faculty, profiles of the graduating students, photographs of grade 10 and 11 students, messages from officials, awards, clubs and activities, dorm life, athletics, and miscellaneous photographs.
Location: 2012.006.02
Andair 1963, 1963
Book
1963 Yearbook for Grande Prairie High School when it was on 101 Street and 102 Avenue. The Yearbook contains names of faculty, profiles of the graduating students, photographs of grade 10 and 11 students, messages from officials, awards, clubs and activities, dorm life, athletics, and miscellaneous photographs.
Location: 2012.006.03
Andair 1964, 1964
Book
1964 Yearbook for Grande Prairie High School when it was on 101 Street and 102 Avenue. The Yearbook contains names of faculty, profiles of the graduating students, photographs of grade 10 and 11 students, messages from officials, awards, clubs and activities, dorm life, athletics, and miscellaneous photographs.
Location: 2012.006.04
Life on the Edge of Time, 1999
Book
1999 Yearbook for Grande Prairie Composite High School. The Yearbook contains names of faculty, profiles of the graduating students, photographs of grade 10 and 11 students, messages from officials, clubs and activities, athletics, and miscellaneous photographs.
Location: 2012.006.05
The One Room School in Canada, 2001
Book
The contents of “The One Room School in Canada” includes the history of one room schools, including instruction before the school was built, the schedule, the curriculum, the Christmas concent, the schoolyard, volunteers who helped in the schools, the role of the rural teachers, the conflicts, and the forces of social change. The text is illustrated by numerous photographs, plans and documents.
Location: 2012.013.01
Life and Times of Frank Peter Toews & Cornelius Frank Toews, 1996
Book
The life stories of Frank Peter Toews and Cornelius Frank Toews. Two copies
Location: 2012.013.02
Summer Stew, 2005
Book
“Summer Stew” is a collection of stories–true and fiction–written by Darlene Baik about family and loving and growing. This is a continuation of Darlene’s first book, “The Andy Brown Place”, and is mostly about the time when she and Al Baik are raising their young family but includes memories of her childhood. “The stories are like a family portrait as she tells it straight from the heart.”
Location: 2012.013.03
A History of Alberta, 1972
Book
“A History of Alberta” covers the development of the province from the era of the first nations to about 1970. Subjects include the competition between aboriginal groups and the incoming Europeans, the effects of different governors such as Rowand and Palliser, the fur trade, the coming of the railway, the Riel Rebellion, agricultural settlement, the move to provincial status, the boom in the early 1900s, the wars, the great depression, and the discovery of oil after the second world war. There is a small center section with 28 b & w photographs and a few maps.
Location: 2012.013.04
Beyond the End of the Steel, 2004
Book
“Beyond the End of the Steel” is the story of Sven and Carrie Anderson who journeyed form Minneapolis to the Peace River District in Alberta in 1912, to homestead far from what they considered to be civilization. Their daughter Anna was 16 at the time and much of the story is told from Anna’s remembrances and the colourful stories told over the years by other family members who were on that journey. In 1915, Anna married Dr. Robert Shaw, a pioneer doctor and settler. The story is written by their daughter Dorothy and illustrated by many historical photographs and some pioneer recipes.
Location: 2012.013.05
With Sails on His Bike, 2008
Book
“With Sails on His Bike” is the story of Walter McNaughton who, at 23 years of age and during the Depression, rode his bicycle all the way from Three Hills, Alberta up to the Peace River Country to establish a Bible School, now known as the Peace River Bible Institute located in Sexmith. To make his journey easier, Walter attached sails of cloth to catch the wind and increase his speed. The story is based on transcripts of interviews with Walter recorded by his daughter Evangeline in 1977, and on a few diaries, from 1933-1940, found after his death.
Location: 2012.013.06
Wilderness Outpost, 2008
Book
“Wilderness Outpost” is “the Fort Vermilion Memoir of Mary B. Lawrence 1898-1907.” Mary (Molly) Lawrence was the wife of Fred S. Lawrence, whose father Erastus in 1879 had established the Irene Training School, “the first genuine attempt by Euro-Canadians to instruct people of the First Nations in the Peace River Country in the ways of farming.” After Fred and Molly were married in 1898, they journeyed up to Fort Vermilion, where Fred would become one of the most publicized promoters of the Peace River Country. During her nine year stay in Fort Vermilion, May kept notes on people, places, events and circumstances which she later included in her memoir: “Keewaitin: God of the North Wind” and which has now been edited and republished as “Wilderness Outpost”. “The manuscript provides a vivid account of life at Fort Vermilion during this time, and reveals much about the interaction of Euro-Canadian settlers, missionaries, traders and others with the resident Metis, Cree and Beaver people. The work also discloses aspects of daily life in the North that are often over-looked in the published accounts of visitors.”
Location: 2012.013.07
No Ordinary Man, 1993
Book
“No Ordinary Man: George Dawson, 1849-1901” is an account of the work of Explorer George Dawson on behalf of the Geological Survey of Canada. It includes a brief biography, stories about his childhood and education, his work and achievements on the geological survey, his contribution to the Bering Sea Commission, insights into his personal life, and samples of his poetry and artwork. George Dawson died suddenly at the age of 52 from an attack of acute bronchitus. The author is his niece, Lois Winslow-Spragge.
Location: 2012.013.08
I Remember Peace River, 1976
Book
“I Remember Peace River and Adjacent Distrcts 1914-1916 Part 2” is a collection of memories gathered in the 1970s by the Peace River Women’s Institute, and typed up by the students of Peace River High School to be bound into this book. Subjects include the churches, the law, the settlers, the development of the town, business, government, industry, health care, education, and happenings such as sports, social events, floods and fires. There are also contributions about the surrounding school districts: Stewart, Strong Creek, Kerndale, East Peace, Judah, and Battle River. The text includes very few historical photographs.
Location: 2012.013.09
Scrapbook of Prairie Recipes 1899-1955, 2009
Book
Collection of recipes from Lola (Munden) White, Jessie Margaret (White), and Bertha (McKenzie) Delaney Boyer created by their descendants.
Location: 2012.032
Foulest of Murders: The Story of Grande Prairie’s 1918 Unsolved Murder of 6, 2012
Book
A book describing the unsolved Grande Prairie 1918 murders of Joseph Snyder, Stanley Snyder, Ignace Patan, Charles Zimner, John Wuwand, and Frank Parzychowski and subsequent investigations and trial of Dan Lough. This copy is signed by Doris Tansem.
Location: 2012.034
Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta, 2012
Book
The history of sport in Alberta, including an examination of its “importance and influence”. This publication includes some information on Grande Prairie specifically, including an image from SPRA.
Location: 2012.034
The Great Depression, [1976]
Booklet
Transcriptions of interviews of Grande Prairie area pioneers on their experiences during the Great Depression. The interviews were conducted by school children, some of whom are identified: Dawn Dunn, Barb Cunningham, Marla Waldroff, Brenda Smith, Dean Hunt, Dave Smashnuk, Gerry Kruger, Charlie Wild, Bernie Olydam, Gordon Sharp, Russ Wood, Grant Lowe, Ed McLeod, Bonnie MacAlister, Linda Finch, Irene Hawrylenko, Gay Parr, Colleen Strand, Henry Wilde, Kim Ness, and Ralph Burgess. The interviewees include Art Boschman; Pioneer Lodge residents Mrs. Duncan, Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Matlock; Elma McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Carol, Charlie Waite (Teepee Creek), Mr. Wood, Mrs. Strid, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Cameron. Some of the inteviewees are not identified by name.
Location: 2012.042
Miss Grande Prairie Queen Pageant, 1979
Booklet
This booklet for the 1979 Miss Grande Prairie Queen Pageant contains the program for the night of the pageant, the history of the organization, photographs and introductory statements for the five judges, photographs and introductory statements for the seven contestants, lists of organisors and patrons, photographs of Miss Grande Prairie 1978 Miss Barbara Vavrek and Miss Canada 1978 Miss Catherine Swing, and advertisements from sponsoring clubs and local businesses. Contestants for the 1979 Miss Grande Prairie Queen Pageant were Cindy Hommy, Teresa Sinkewich, Janet Thomas, Laura Sawchuck, Carey Longson, Dena Jones and Joey Wieliczko.
Location: 2012.043
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1972
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.01
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1973
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.02
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1974
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.03
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1975
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.04
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1976
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.05
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1977
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.06
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1978
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.07
Montrose Junior High School Yearbook, 1979
Book
Montrose Junior High School yearbook titled “Green and Gold”. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.08
Alexander Forbes School Yearbook, 1979-1980
Book
Alexander Forbes School yearbook titled “Golden Clan Record”, the first edition of this yearbook. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.09
Alexander Forbes School Yearbook, 1983-1984
Book
Alexander Forbes School yearbook titled “Golden Clan Record”, the fifth edition of this yearbook. It contains photographs of students, staff and sports teams, and casual snapshots of students in clubs, musical groups, drama, dance and special events.
Location: 2013.010.10
And We Come After, 1961
Book
The story of Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Forbes which includes the history of the Grade Prairie area in the telling.
Location: 2013.010.11
Grande Prairie – Capital of the Peace, 1968
Book
A history covering the Grande Prairie region from 1910-1920 through news clippings and stories.
Location: 2013.010.12
The Way We Were, 2007
Book
Personal story written by Lorna Louise Farnsworth Rowland, originally from LaGlace. It includes the story of her family of origin, the children of Joseph Howland Farnsworth and Dorothy Matilda Grammage; and her own children and descendents after she married Glen Rowland, a World War II soldier from Ontario in 1946. The young couple farmed in the Central Peace–at Bay Tree, Cherry Point and Cleardale–before spending some years in Pine Point. They moved back to the County of Grande Prairie in 1974.
Location: 2013.016
Policing the Central Peace, 1987
Book
Story of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, the Alberta Provincial Police, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as they kept law and order in the Central Peace: the area now covered by the M.D. of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County, and Birch Hills County. It includes many personal stories from the lives of the police officers who served in this area. The time period covered is from 1897 to 1987.
Location: 2013.017
Liberty Magazine, 1945
Booklet
Liberty Magazine published following the end of World War II. Cover shows the portrait of a wounded soldier, emblazoned with “Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear”. Articles inside include an overview of the war; a story about an English War Bride called “All the World Over”, a profile of Harry Carmichael, Canada’s war-production chief; a story called “Night Without End”; The Great Agreements; a story called “The Penance of Carlos Ibanez”; the wartime letters of Lieut. William Alderson Turley; and ends with an article, “What Will You Believe?”
Location: 2013.039
Delaney-Boyer Family, 1999
Book
Family history book for the Delaney-Boyer family, South Peace River Country Pioneers, written for the 80th anniversary of the arrival in Grande Prairie of Alberta (Bertha) Delaney and her six surviving children as a “mail-order bride for Isaac (Ike) Boyer, homesteader in the East Kleskun district. The book contains chapters on the Canadian, Scottish, Irish, French, and Pennsylvania Dutch roots of this family. Surnames include McKenzie, McPherson, King, Cochrane, Fairbairn, and Martel, as well as Delaney and Boyer. Dates covered are ca. 1800-1999.
Location: 2013.040
The U.F.A. Magazine, 1930, May 15
Booklet
The U.F.A. published by The United Farmers of Alberta, offical organ of The United Farmers of Alberta, The Alberta Wheat Pool, and other provincial marketing pools. The contents include a Message from Premier Brownlee; Dates and Places of Nominating Conventions; The Business Man’s Way and the Party Politician’s; the Case of the Donatville Credit Society; Expansion of Alberta’s Health Service; Tumult in the House of Commons; Countervailing Duties New Feature of Tariff; News from Alberta Wheat Pool Head Office; The Inter-Empire Trade Campaign; Gambling and Grain Prices; Eastern View of Wheat Pool Idea; Interests of the United Farm Women; A Great Canadian’s Thoughts on Life; UFA Junior Activities; and reports from various pools and co-ops.
Location: 2013.050.01
Laying Down the Lines, 2005
Book
Laying Down the Lines covers the history of land surveying in Alberta from exploratory surveys by explorers such as David Thompson, geological surveys by George Dawson, Dominion Land Surveys, contact with aboriginals, settlement of the land, Alberta’s North as a special case, surveying the Mountains, surveying for the defense of Canada in World War II, and for the oil and gas industry, right up to the transforming of the profession for the 21st Century.
Location: 2013.050.02
Game Country Tourism Destination Area Study, June 1987
Book
This study provides an inventory and assessment of the tourism resources in Game Country, Alberta Tourist Zone 13, including biophysical, historical, industrial, agricultural resources, outdoor recreation opportunities, parks and campgrounds, urban community profiles, and plans and policies. The study also identifies tourism development opportunities and recommends a development strategy. The Game Country Tourist Zone 13 covered the County of Grande Prairie, ID 16 – now part of the MD of Greenview, and ID 15 – now part of Woodlands County. The study was prepared by IMC Consulting Group Inc. in association with Whyte Reynolds and Associates on behalf of Alberta Tourism in June 1987.
Location: 2013.06.01
Pioneers of the Peace, 1975;1976;1978
Book
Biographies and stories of the first settlers in the Grande Prairie district of the Peace Country.
Location: 2013.073.01
Grande Prairie, 1983
Book
A history of Grande Prairie (1909-1983) by J.G. MacGregor containing many photographs.
Location: 2013.073.02
Peace River Guide, 1916
Booklet
The Peace River Guide contains information on how to get to the Peace Country by rail, the climate, resources, general information, homestead regulations, customs regulations, and freight regulations. This is one of a series of “Canadian Northern Land Publications”. The others in the series are: “Homeseekers’ and Settlers’ Guide”, “British Columbia Settlers’ Guide”, “Peace River Guide”, “Homeseekers’ and Settlers’ Fares Leaflets” and “Canadian Nothern Timetables–Eastern and Western Lines.”
Location: 2013.080.01
Facts Worth Knowing!, 1927
Booklet
The 1927 edition of “Facts Worth Knowing! About the famous Grande Prairie District in the Peace River Country” contains 14 sections on the “advantages of the Peace River Country from a Settler’s Viewpoint”, such as the fertile soil, climate, cheap fuel and building material, fish and game, lack of pests, and homestead lands available. Attached to the booklet is a House of Commons Debate print-out dated May 22, 1929 containing a debate between Mr. A.D. McRae and the Minister of Immigration and Colonization (Mr. Forke) regarding the issues of immigration, with specific reference to the Peace River Country.
Location: 2013.080.02
My Story: Life Experiences in Pictures and Words, 2013
Book
The life story of Roy Bickell, the third child of Nettie Marie (Allison) Bickell and John Richard Bickell, of DeBolt, Alberta. The description on the back of the book reads, “Roy was born in 1930 and grew up in a family involved in farming and forestry. He obtained his education in DeBolt and Grande Prairie. For many years he farmed, worked on road construction and in all aspects of forestry, accumulating 37 years with Canadian Forest Products. When he retired in 1991 he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Canfor Group of companies. In 1998 Roy retired from the Board of Telus, having served on that board and its predecessor AGT for 18 years. Following retirement he provided consulting services to a number of firms. Roy and his wife Noreen live in Grande Prairie as do their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Roy’s many activities include long distance running, and since retiring, has spent considerable time exploring for fossils and volunteering at the Grande Prairie Museum and for the Dr. Phil Curry Dinosaur Museum. This book is filled with stories and pictures relating to his numerous activities and life experiences.”
Location: 2013.085
The Legend Yearbook, 1979
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.01
The Legend Yearbook, 1985
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.02
The Legend Yearbook, 1987
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.03
The Legend Yearbook, 1988
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.04
The Legend Yearbook, 1990
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.05
The Legend Yearbook, 1991
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.06
The Legend Yearbook, 1992
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.07
The Legend Yearbook, 1993
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.08
The Legend Yearbook, 1994
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.09
The Legend Yearbook, 1995
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.10
The Legend Yearbook, 1996
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.11
The Legend Yearbook, 1997
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.12
The Legend Yearbook, 2001
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.13
The Legend Yearbook, 2002
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.14
The Legend Yearbook, 2003
Book
Two copies of “The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.15a-b
The Legend Yearbook, 2005
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.16
The Legend Yearbook, 2006
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.18
The Legend Yearbook, 2009
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.19
The Legend Yearbook, 2010
Book
“The Legend” Yearbook for the Grande Prairie Composite High School contains casual photographs and school portraits for staff and students for grades 10, 11 and 12. There are also photos of sports teams, school clubs and social events.
Location: 2013.087.20
Scandinavian Connections – A Guide to Sites in Alberta, 2007
Book
This book serves as a guide to Scandinavian sites across Alberta. Those in the South Peace include Valhalla Centre, Mesness Mercantile and Troll Park, Valhalla Lutheran Church, Molde School, Royal Banner School, Baldur School, Odin School, Silver Wing Hall, Calvary Lutheran Church, Norden Cemetery, Bethel Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church.
Location: 2014
From Caterham to Canada, 2012
Book
Computer generated booklet, 8.5 x 11 in., containing the history of the O’Connell family from Rio Grande. The front cover reads, “From Caterham to Canada, the Life and Legacy of Canadian Pioneers Dennis and MaryAnn (McCarthy) O’Connell”. It is dated September 30, 2012 and was compiled by Corinne (O’Connell) Cowan. There are 35 pages containing stories, photographs, documents, news clippings, and genealogical information about the descendants of Dennis & MaryAnn O’Connell.
Location: 2014.004
Life Stories from the George and Nellie Balisky Family, 1912-2012
Book
Computer-generated publication commemorating the Balisky Farm Centennial, 1912-2012. Contains stories written by the children of George and Nellis Balisky for the celebration of their 100 Year Farm Award in 2012; George Balisky’s memoirs written in 1970; Nellie Zarek Balisky’s story about her childhood written ca. 1975; and photographs interspersed throughout.
Location: 2014.006
Ghost Towns of Alberta, 1981
Book
Descriptions and photographs of the history of 76 ghost towns and forts in the province of the Alberta. A map is included to show locations. Peace Country examples of “ghost towns” include Grouard, Fort Vermilion, Fort Dunvegan, Lake Saskatoon, and Bezanson City.
Location: 2014.011.01
Stops of Interest in Central and Northern Alberta, 1982
Book
Brief descriptions of highway-side stops of interest in central and northern Alberta. The guide is heavily illustrated and includes a map. Peace Country sites include St. Charles Mission, The Peace River, The Mackenzie Highway, Sheridan Lawrence, Twelve-foot Davis, Treaty Number 8, The Edson-Grande Prairie Trail, and Kleskun Hills.
Location: 2014.011.02
Bush Pilot with a Briefcase, 1972
Book
The story of Grant McConachie’s rise from bush pilot to president of Canadian Pacific Airlines at the age of 38.
Location: 2014.042.01
Ten Lost Years, 1973
Book
“Ten Lost Years is made up of memories of the Great Depression from over 600 ordinary men and women all across Canada.
Location: 2014.042.02
The Lost Patrol, 1978
Book
Story of the 1911 Royal Northwest Mounted Police patrol, led by Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald, which was lost during a winter patrol between Fort McPherson and Dawson City.
Location: 2014.042.03
Misfortune, Miracles & Motivation, 1992
Book
the story of Roy and Margaret Housworth and how they established the Grace Children’s Home near Grande Prairie
Location: 2014.042.04
Place Names of Alberta, Third Edition, 1976
Book
Over 2000 Place Names of Alberta, including natural features, communities, municipal districts, post offices, settlements, railway stations, and Indian reserves.
Location: 2014.042.05
The Land of Twelve-Foot Davis, 1952
Book
Overview of the history of the Peace River Country, from the Fur Traders and Alexander MacKenzie through missions, steamboats, klondikers, and pioneer trails.
Location: 2014.042.06
Peace River Adventure Tour, 1964
Booklet
Log book (with no entries) of a trip taken by individual boats down the Peace River from the Taylor Bridge on the Alaska Highway to Peace River town on May 16-18, 1964. This event was sponsored by the Alberta and British Columbia Peace River District Associated Chambers of Commerce.
Location: 2014.042.10
A Half Mile of Hell, 1964
Booklet
The story of chuckwagon racing in Western Canada.
Location: 2014.042.11
A Chronological History of Fort Dunvegan, 1994
Booklet
A chronological history of Fort Dunvegan from 1765 to 1994, including the use of the buildings between the time they were vacated by the Hudson’s Bay and the Catholic Church and the time they became historical sites.
Location: 2014.042.12
Dunvegan Post Journals for 1806 and 1808, 2014
Booklet
“Dunvegan Post Journals for 1806 and 1808” is an account of the activities a the Dunvegan Fur Trade Post on the Peace River, as recorded by Alexander Roderick McLeod. The journals are edited by David W. Leonard, with additional information in the introduction and commentary, as well as an index.
Location: 2014.058
Poetic Impressions, 1977
Book
A collection of poetry written by Wilfred Guest.
Location: 2014.065.01
Poetic Fancies, 1978
Book
A collection of poetry by Wilfred Guest with illustrations by son, Robert Guest.
Location: 2014.065.02
Canuck Classic,
Book
“Canuck Classic” contains the history of the Canuck School District on the north shore of Bear Lake from 1918-1955, memories of students and teachers from 1918-1955, accounts of reunions held in later years, the restoration of the 1922 school building, and the creation of the present volume.
Location: 2014.070
Names of Teachers and Students Attending Mount Star School School District No. 3500, [ca. 1988]
Booklet
A booklet printed for a reunion of the Mount Star School District No. 3500, ca. 1988. The booklet lists of teachers and students for each year the one-room school was open, 1917-1955.
Location: 2014.094
The Big Horn School District, 1914-1967
Booklet
Stories about community buildings, such as the school, community hall, cemetery, ski club, and beef ring, as well as families who settled in Township 73, Range 8, W 6th
Location: 2014.097
Teaching in Northern Alberta Communities, 2014
Book
An overview and history of teaching in Northern Alberta Communities, with sections on History of schools in Northern Alberta, Memories of the parents, Teaching in Northern towns, the memories of one-room school, teaching in the rural north, northern residential schools, indigenous testimonies and post-IRS strategies for residential schools, and teaching in the remote North.
Location: 2015.005
The Literary History of Alberta, Volume I, 1998
Book
A survey of writing in and about Alberta from prehistory to World War II, including profiles of writes and their texts and information on institutions related to Alberta’s literary culture.
Location: 2015.008
The Literary History of Alberta, Volume II, 1998
Book
A survey of writing in and about Alberta from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th Century, including profiles of writes and their texts and information on institutions related to Alberta’s literary culture.
Location: 2015.008
Euphemia McNaught: Pioneer Artist of the Peace, 1982
Book
A tribute to the life and works of a Canadian artist, a woman of the Peace, whose art transcends both time and boundaries. Landscapes, pen and ink drawings, and watercolors.
Location: 2015.010.01
Euphemia McNaught brochure, 1975
Brochure
Brochure for 1975 display at the Prairie Art Gallery (2 copies)
Location: 2015.010.02
Beaverlodge Artists, 1974
Booklet
Artwork by Euphemia McNaught, Robert C. Guest, and Marjorie Hunkin Two copies
Location: 2015.010.03
Euphemia McNaught: Sixty Years, 1983
Book
News article collection.
Location: 2015.010.04
The Land of Twelve-Foot Davis, 1952
Book
Deals with the romantic Peace River country; an authentic history of the West’s early days.
Location: 2015.010.05
Peace Country Folio, 1974
Book
Collection of drawings of the Peace Country.
Location: 2015.010.06
Western Political Personal Perspectives,
Book
Poetry about western Canadian politics, history, landscape.
Location: 2015.010.07
Ojay, 1995
Book
Sequel to The Ballad of Knobby Clarke
Location: 2015.010.08
The Great Canadian Oil Patch, 2004
Book
Colorful story of Canada’s petroleum sector. A history of the petroleum industry, and its impact on Canada’s evolution.
Location: 2015.011
Abstracts from Reports on Townships West of the Fifth and Sixth Meridians, 1913-1914
Booklet
Descriptions of selected townships in Alberta from Township 4 to Township 109 in Ranges 1-26 West of the 5th Meridian, and from Townships 69-88 in Ranges 1-10 West of the 6th Meridian. The reports describe the land, natural resources, trails and roads through the township, and any settlement thereon.
Location: 2015.022
Homesteading in the Near North, 1984
Booklet
Articles and stories of pioneer life in the Mennonite communities of Crooked Creek, Ridgevalley and Cornwall. There is also some mention of the other places the Mennonites settled, such as the Adair Ranch, Beaverlodge and Lymburn. It was written by P.W. Friesen, who came to the area with his brother-in-law, Jasper Bronson, and took homestead land in the Crooked Creek area.
Location: 2015.036
Ice Follies of 1967, 1967
Booklet
Swan City Figure Skating Club programme for the 1967 Ice Carnival, titled “Ice Follies of 1967”. The program was directed by Miss Linda Brown, Club Professional and included guest skaters Joy Roberts and Carol Kurtzinger of Dawson Creek, and Edith Simmons and Donna Poppel of Peace River. Programme contains photographs and names for the various figure skating groups, photographs of the four Centennial Queen Contestants for 1967, the detailed program of events, and advertisements of many Grande Prairie businesses.
Location: 2015.041.01
Alberta Historical Review: Autumn 1960, 1960
Booklet
The Alberta Historical Review is published quarterly by the Historical Society of Alberta in cooperation with the Provincial Secretary’s Department, Alberta Government. The aim of the society is to promote interest in Alberta’s history and publish documents relating to the history of the west.
Location: 2015.042.01
Glen Leslie Church Centennial Celebration, [1915-2015]
Book
The contents of the book include the history and restoration of Glen Leslie Church; settlement of the Glen Leslie area; histories of the organizations in the area including Somme School District, the Church Auxiliary, East Glen Women’s Institute, Just Us Club, Glen Leslie Store, Post Office, and Glen Leslie Cemetery. The book includes many early photographs of the area and its people as well as photographs taken at the Centennial celebrations.
Location: 2015.072
The Metis: Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities, 2006
Book
The contents of the book includes the history of the Metis, a unique indigenous people; definitions and Metis symbols; memorable events such as the Battle of Seven Oaks, the Red River Resistence, and the North-West Rebellion; and memorable personalities such as Cuthbert Grant, Louis Riel, Thelma Chalifoux, and many more. The last chapter is titled, “The Phoenix Has Risen.”
Location: 2015.074
Pioneers of the Peace, 1975;1976;1978
Book
Pioneers of the Peace contains biographies and stories of the first settlers in the Grande Prairie district of the Peace Country. The chapters are divided up into the years they arrived, from 1908 to 1916, with two sections at the end for photographs and the RCMP.
Location: 2015.075.01
Across the Smoky, 1978
Book
“Across the Smoky” is the community history book for the area on the east side of the Smoky River, including Goodwin, DeBolt, Crooked Creek, Clarkson Valley and Sturgeon Heights. The major part of the book is the biographies and stories about the families in the area.
Location: 2015.075.02
DeBolt Country Club & Agricultural Society, 1989
Book
History book published for the 60th Anniversary of the DeBolt Country Club and Ag Society. Chapters include the beginnings of the club in the 1920s, before it became a society, the very active years during the Great Depression when communities had little money but made their own fun, the war years and the influence that had on a small community, the quiet decade of the 1950s, the amalgamation of the Country Club and the Curling Club in the 1960s, the building of the golf course in the 1970s, and the modern club in the 1980s.
Location: 2015.075.03
The Wild Ride, 2010
Book
The Wild Ride covers the history of the North West Mounted Police from 1873 to 1904. The chapters are titled the battle for the great north-west, the truth about the great march west, the last of the mighty chiefs, rails and rebellion, and the most extraordinary treasure hunt in history. The jacket cover describes the book as “an epic record of one of the most feverish and combative periods in North American history, the opening of the Canadian west.”
Location: 2015.075.04
Hythe’s Hockey History, 2015
Book
The contents of the book includes the hockey history of of Hythe, Alberta. Included in the book are photographs, news articles, statistics, programs, letters and memories which tell the history of teams hockey teams; Hythe Mustangs, the Hythe Hockey Club, the Juvenials, Hythe Maple Leafs, Hythe Beavers. Some of Hythe’s notable hockey players are highlighted in the book.
Location: 2015.078

Historical Maps of the Peace No. 1, The Edson Trail, 1911-1916, 2011
Booklet
Map and booklet published for the 100th Anniversary of the Edson Trail in 2011. The map is a modern topographical view of the area between Edson and Grande Cache on the south and Valleyview and Grande Prairie on the north. The map shows the route of the Edson Trail, stopping places and river crossings, as well as modern day roads and communities. The booklet has articles: “The Origins of the Edson Trail” by David Leonard, excerpts from Edson Trail diaries and memoirs by Fran Moore, and how the map was created by Pat Wearmouth. A small insert authored by Irene Gitzel and Wanda Zenner researches the “Stopping Places Along the Edson Trail.”
Location: 2016.003.03
Historical Maps of the Peace No. 2, The Long (Athabasca) Trail, 2012
Booklet
Map and informational booklet about the Long (Athabasca) Trail between Edmonton and the Peace River Country. The map is a modern topographical view of the area between Edmonton and Hinton on the south and Peace Country settlements, including Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Fairview, Grimshaw, and Peace River on the north. The map shows the route(s) of the Long Trail, stopping places and river crossings, as well as modern day roads and communities. The booklet includes articles on the geography, historical development, and memories of the Trail, and how the map was created.
Location: 2016.003.04
Glen Leslie Church Centennial Celebration, [1915-2015]
Book
The contents of the book include the history and restoration of Glen Leslie Church; settlement of the Glen Leslie area; histories of the organizations in the area including Somme School District, the Church Auxiliary, East Glen Women’s Institute, Just Us Club, Glen Leslie Store, Post Office, and Glen Leslie Cemetery. The book includes many early photographs of the area and its people as well as photographs taken at the Centennial celebrations.
Location: 2016.026
Northfield & Norden Lutheran Church fonds, 2016
unprocessed records: also, “Northfield & Norden to Calvary Lutheran” 1916-2016. Includes a short biography of Halvor Ronning, photographs of ministers (with dates), from 1921 to present, histories of Northfield Lutheran Church, Northfield Choir, Norden Ladies Aid, Northfield Ladies Aid, Calvary Lutheran Ladies Aid. Also historic letters from former pastors and church members.
Location: 2016.028
The Rio Grande Rodeo Rides On, 2016
History of the Rio Grande Rodeo, news articles from 1917-1998, addendum re: The Year the Rodeo was Cancelled (1964).
Location: 2016.029
Red Serge Wives, 1974
Book
the story of the R.C.M.P. wives on detachments
Location: 2016.030.01
The Last Best West, 1974
Book
stories of frontier women in western Canada.
Location: 2016.030.02
Documenting Francophone Alberta,
Book
text in English and french
Location: 2016.031.01
Francophone Archival Records at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, 2006
Booklet
lists french records held at PAA in 2006
Location: 2016.031.02
Alberta Election Results 1882-1992, 1993
Book
Alberta Election Results 1882-1992
Location: 2016.031.03
Dunvegan Post Journals for 1822 to 1830, 2016
Book
Dunvegan Post journals of William MacKintosh, Hugh Faries and Colin Campbell.
Location: 2016.031.04
Dunvegan Post Journals for 1822 to 1830, 2016
Book
Dunvegan Post journals of William MacKintosh, Hugh Faries and Colin Campbell.
Location: 2016.031.05
Vostude, 1968-1969
Book
Vostude 68-69 is the Yearbook put out by Montrose Junior High School in 1969. The editor was Randy Zutter, advised by Mrs. Scholtz and Mrs. Ivey, and the photographers were Mr. Riddle and Mr. Tessman. It contains messages from the Student Council Presidents Donald Rhodes and Rick Hanson; messages from principals Walter Warren and T.R. Sheehan; photographs of staff; school photos and short descriptions of grade nine graduates; school photos of grade seven and eight students; and photographs of school groups, clubs and events.
Location: 2016.037.01
Semper Fidelis 69, 1969
Book
Semper Fidelis is the Yearbook put out by St. Joseph’s High School in 1969. The book is dedicated to the memory of Maurice Poirier, a teacher who died July 13, 1968. The editor was Bill Vrolyk. The yearbook contains messages from the Editor, Principals Theodore Bohme and Bill Dunne, Father Fuchs, and Student Council President Brian Wilson; photographs and short descriptions of staff and students from grades nine to twelve; school photos of grade eight students; and photographs and write-ups of school groups, clubs and events.
Location: 2016.037.02
Reflections 68, 1968
Book
Reflections 68 is the Yearbook put out by Montrose Junior High School in 1968. The editor was Wendy Lemen, advised by Mrs. Ivey, and the photographer was Mr. Pink. It contains messages from the Student Council President John Wilson and Principals Walter Warren and Tom Sheehan; photographs of staff; school photos and short descriptions of grade nine graduates; school photos of grade seven and eight students; and photographs and write-ups of school groups, clubs and events.
Location: 2016.037.03
Gazetteer of Canada: Alberta, 1974
Book
The book contains names of places in Alberta in 1974.
Location: 2016.045.01
Canada Indian Treaties and Surrenders Vol.1, 1992
Book
The book was originally published in 1891 and consists of agreements between Indians and the Crown. This volume contains an index to the doceuments contained in all of the three volumes.
Location: 2016.045.02
The Redemptorist Years: St. Joseph’s Parish, 1932-1982
Booklet
A booklet about St. Joseph’s Parish in Grande Prairie, Alberta that tells the history of the congregation.
Location: 2016.045.03
Peace River: A Canoe Voyage from Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific, 1872
Booklet
A Journal of the late Chief Factor, Archibald McDonald, (Hon. Hudson’s Bay Company), who accompanied Sir George Simpson on a canoe voyage from Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific.
Location: 2016.045.04
100 Years of Memories, 2016
Book
“100 Years of Memories: Rio Grande Rodeo Celebrating 100 years 1916-2016” contains photographs, news clippings, family stories, history of the rodeo, and recipes from long-time residents of Rio Grande.
Location: 2016.054
The Venturesome Reporter, 1998
Book
“The Venturesome Reporter” is the story of Jim Bowes, written after his death in 1997. From the dust jacket: “Jim Bowes and his brothers Bill, Howie and Dave, sons of a school principal in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, came out of the Depression and the war with the ambition to own a weekly newspaper. With little more than youthful enthusiasm and a determination to work hard, they harvested the opportunities of northern Alberta and succeeded. Jim Bowes combined daring innovation and modern printing technology to build across Canada a chain of sparkling community and specialty newspapers which were popular and profitable. The Venturesome Reporter is a salute to a great business adventurer by a long-time friend and associate.”
Location: 2016.058