Lloyd Boman fonds. — 1974-2006. — 30 cm of textual records.
Lloyd Boman came to the Peace Country with his wife and children in 1952 to take care of the Tony Stenseth farm near Valleyview. In the spring of 1953, land was being opened south of Valleyview by land draw. Lloyd put his name in for the draw and came out No. 1—he had first choice! The land he filed on was the N ½ 16 because they had four children of school age and it was located beside the new road being built, the Whitecourt-Valleyview cut-off. Over the next 20 years, the Boman farm was built up. Lloyd was also the president for the Dawn Rural Electrification Association and on the Co-op Board of Directors for most of the time he was on the farm. He sold the farm in 1973 and took a job as maintenance man at the Red Willow Lodge. In his retirement he enjoyed clipping and collecting newspaper articles on many different subjects.
The records were collected by Anne Martfeldt in 2009 when she was compiling an Archival Records Survey of the Municipal District of Greenview and deposited in South Peace Regional Archives.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of scrapbooks created by Mr. Boman from 1964 to 2006. They contain articles from the Daily Herald Tribune, the Valley Views, and other newspapers and magazines on the following subjects:
Early Indian Life, 1968-2005
Metis Association, 1977-2005
Memories, 1964-1999 (many small communities such as Five Mile and Silverwing)
Stories of the Past, 1987-1999
Miscellaneous Happenings in the Peace Area, 1983-1999
Seniors Scene, 1985-1999
Crooked Creek and DeBolt, 1973-2002
Bezanson and Teepee Creek, 1989-1993
Grande Prairie & Beaverlodge Museums, 1986-2005
Valleyview Museum, 1987-1991
Scandinavian history and Peace Country, 2001-2006
East Smoky Recreation Board, 1976-1978
Peace Country Farmers, 1976-2002
New Democratic Party News and Unifarm Reports, 1970-1978
Title based on the contents of the fonds.