Fonds 661 Beaverlodge Advertiser fonds

Beaverlodge Advertiser. — 1956-2013. — 55.5 cm of textual records. — 290 photographs. — 1 negatives.

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Agency History

The first newspaper in Beaverlodge was called the Beaverlodge Herald Tribune and was purchase by father and son team Peter and Trevor Harris in 1956. The Harris’ changed the name to The Beaverlodge Advertiser. In 1959 a newspaper was also started in Grande Prairie and was Grande Prairie Advertiser. The Grande Prairie newspaper was in operation from February until June of 1959 with Peter acting as Editor.

In 1959 Trevor and his wife became the sole owners of the Beaverlodge Advertiser which they ran for the next 52 years.

The Beaverlodge Advertiser reported on local events, people and items of interest to people in the community and surrounding area. One popular feature of the newspaper was the hospital report, which listed members of the community who were ill and in hospital. The Advertiser was relied on for many years by people of the area to share their news and information with their friends.

In 2008, the Beaverlodge Advertiser was sold and in 2012 Trevor passed away at the age of 78 years.

Source: Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune newspaper article (Jan. 18, 2012) and the content of the fonds.

Custodial History

The records were donated by Jean Gray, a niece of Peter Harris, over three accessions in 2014. Additional issues of the Beaverlodge Advertiser from (2003-2007) were donated by Grace Wideman in 2014 and additional issues by Elaine Baker (1996-2013) in 2015.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of records from the running for the newspaper including office records, submissions to the newspaper, issues of the Beaverlodge Advertiser from September 1956 to December 2007 (not a complete set), issues of the Grande Prairie Advertiser from February to June of 1959, photographs taken for use in the Beaverlodge Advertiser and personal records of Trevor Harris owner of the newspaper.

Notes

Files in the newspaper submissions for wedding, death, estate notices were placed in alphabetical order.

A complete set of receipts for business ads were kept for the year 1984, other years were discarded.

Table of Contents

Series 661.01Office Records
Series 661.02Newspaper Submissions
Series 661.03Photographs
Series 661.04Newspapers
Series 661.05Trevor Harris Personal Records
Series 661.01Office Records. — 1965-1976. — 10 cm of textual records.

The series consists of records dealing with the operation of the Beaverlodge Advertiser. The records include lease agreements, staff records, vehicle expenses, financial, tax and insurance records. There is also sample layouts, printing samples and correspondence. The printing samples include a program from 919th Sqdn. with the Royal Canadian Armed Forces called Power for Peace (1959), program from a Skating Carnival in Grande Prairie (1959), program from the dedication of The Alliance Church in Beaverlodge, a program from the opening of the Hythe Legion (1962). A selection of receipts from businesses advertising in the paper were kept for the year 1984 as well as pamphlets about the community of Beaverlodge.

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Series 661.02Newspaper Submissions. — ca. 1960 – 1986. — 40 cm of textual records.

The series consists of submissions by area residents to be included in the newspapers. Items include, artwork, news stories, items of interest, public and estate notices, social notes, letters to the editor, wedding and death announcements.

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Series 661.03Photographs. — ca. 1960 – 1970. — 290 photographs. — 1 negatives.

The series consists of photographs taken by staff of the Beaverlodge Advertiser. When able to we matched the photographs with the article in the Advertiser. The photographs are mainly of happenings in and around Beaverlodge.

Twana the Cheetah Visits Beaverlodge, c. 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 6 cm
A man standing with a leashed Cheetah named Twana. Al Oeming’s film “The Land of The Black Bear” had a showing in Beaverlodge. The film was about a pack trip from Dawson Creek to the mountains through Jasper and took seven months to make. The photograph was possibly in Vol.21 Number 13 of the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.002
Irenee Guay in Military Uniform, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Irenee Guay posing for a photograph in military uniform. Irenee received recognition for his long service while stationed at the RCAF Station in Beaverlodge.This photograph may have been used in the May/June 1964 issue of The Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.007
J.S. “John” Ellis in Military Uniform, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
J.S. “John” Ellis posing for a photograph in military uniform. Flying Officer John Ellis attended high school in Grande Prairie, after enlisting in the RCAF in 1958. He attended the Canadian Services College in Victoria, B.C and was stationed in Beaverlodge in 1964. This photograph may have been used in the May/June 1964 issue of The Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.008
Flight Lieutenant Jean Gravelle, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Jean Gravelle posing for a photograph in military uniform. Jean received a promotion to Flight Lieutenant while stationed in Beaverlodge. This photograph may have been used in a July 1964 issue of The Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.009
Beaverlodge Officer Victor Thomas, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Victor Thomas posing for a photograph in military uniform. Victor received a promotion to Flight Lieutenant while stationed in Beaverlodge. This photograph may have been used in a July 1964 issue of The Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.010
Webber’s Bridge Collapse, 1964
2 photographs; b & w; 7 x 9.5 cm
A photograph of Webber’s Bridge with one end sitting in the water on July 10, 1965.
Location: 2014.77.019a,b
Beaverlodge Parade, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A float being pulled by a tractor and followed by a band on main street in Beaverlodge. There are people lined up the side of the street, and the Super A and various other businesses are visible, May 24, 1965.
Location: 2014.77.020
Smashed Car, ca. 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 9.5 x 7 cm
A photograph of a car with the roof smashed in the note on the back says “July 21st paper Indians from Williams Lake rolled over north of Hythe no serious injuries”.
Location: 2014.77.021
Jim Nickel’s Rolled Vehicle, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5 cm
Men standing by a vehicle that is on its side. The back is captioned “Jim Nickel rolled July 24 1965”.
Location: 2014.77.023
Hockey Players, 1966
2 photographs; b & w; 7 x 9.5 cm
Three players scrimmaging for a puck in front of a goalie, presumably in Beaverlodge.
Location: 2014.77.024,25
Art Patterson, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5 cm
The back of Art Patterson in his Hythe Mustang’s #9 hockey jersey shaking hands after a game. This was probably after Hythe won the league championship. Art was not only a player on the team but was also the coach.
Location: 2014.77.026
Harold Kjemhus & Art Patterson with Trophy, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5 cm
Harold “Flukie” Kjemhus and Art Patterson members of the Hythe Mustangs hockey team holding the South Peace Hockey League trophy after a win. It was the first time the Hythe Mustangs had won the league.
Location: 2014.77.027
Trevor Harris, ca. 1966
2 photographs; b & w; 9.5 x 7.5 cm
Trevor Harris out shopping for a camera for the newspaper.
Location: 2014.77.031,32
Construction of the Beaverlodge Hospital, 1967
2 photographs; b & w; 7.5 x 9.5 cm
The walls being constructed on the exterior of the Beaverlodge Hospital.
Location: 2014.77.033, .034
Main Street Beaverlodge, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A view of main street Beaverlodge including the train station and elevator at the end of the street.
Location: 2014.77.035
Band on Parade, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A band on parade in Beaverlodge with the flag bearer waving the centennial flag. There are people gathered in front of the Beaverlodge Town Hall.
Location: 2014.77.036
Members of the Indigenous Community on Parade, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Members of the Indigenous community marching in the Beaverlodge parade. The person in front is in headdress and riding a horse.
Location: 2014.77.037
A Crowded Stage Coach, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A stagecoach laden with passengers, possibly an entry for the Beaverlodge parade.
Location: 2014.77.042
Young Highland Dancers at Expo 67, 1967
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in
A group of young ladies in their Highland costumes and had traveled to Expo 67 that was held in Montreal. Signatures indicate the girls pictured are: Rena Sherk, Laurie McLeod, Sharron O’Dell, Linda Lay, Patsy Lay, Judy Clease, Ellen Hangseth, Catherine Stacey, Gail McEachern, Lenora Watson and teacher Myra Hangseth
Location: 2014.77.044
Church Association Committee, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The Church Association Committee L-R Mrs. Mary Carder, Miss Joan Loven, Miss Irene Hamel, Mrs. Eileen Harris (librarian), Dr. Don Farris, Arnold Hennig Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Nov. 1, 1967
Location: 2014.77.045
Silverhawk Snow Cruiser, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A unidentified woman seated on a Silverhawk Snow Cruiser at the Marchall Wells Store in Beaverlodge. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Nov. 1, 1967.
Location: 2014.77.046
Mrs. Jack Gaudin on a Sleigh, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mrs Jack Gaudin seated on a horse-drawn sleigh. December 1967
Location: 2014.77.047
Mrs. Viola Atkinson, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mrs. Viola Atkinson holding an unusual egg. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Jan. 17, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.048
Wembley High School Volleyball Team, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The Wembley High School boys volleyball team Back (L-R): Bernie Smachnuk, Larry Driver, David Willsey, Ken Gorgichuk. Front (L-R): Alan Randall, Randy Grubb, Darwin Eckstrom, Centre: Coach R. Dixon Missing: Carl Mayer Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Jan. 17, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.049
Ken Rycroft, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Ken Rycroft appointed to the sales staff of the Beaverlodge Radio & T.V. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Jan. 17, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.051
Frank Vanderkley, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Frank Vanderkley the Vice-principal of the Beaverlodge High School standing inside the school as it is being constructed. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Jan. 31, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.052
Beaverlodge Curling Team, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Winners of the local Briar Zone playoffs in Beaverlodge (L-R) Eldon Ray, Ken Moon, Bill Biggar, Andy Gass Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Feb. 7, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.053
New Beaverlodge Medical Clinic, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 9.5 cm
The new medical clinic built by Dr. Wong in Beaverlodge. The clinic also included his residence and was located on the corner of Seventh Street and Third Ave. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Feb. 14, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.054
Tammy Lock, Jill & Judy Nichol Receiving Awards, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Tammy Lock along with Jill and Judy Nichol all in grade 1 receiving Centennial Athletic Awards from Superintendent Mr. H.C. Rhodes. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Feb. 14, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.055
Mel Hart of Huallen, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mel Hart of Huallen with a watch received for 25 years of service with the Federal Grain Company.
Location: 2014.77.057
Mr & Mrs. Ken Eastman, 1968
2 photographs; b & w; various
Wedding photograph of Ken Eastman and Diane Leonard. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Feb 14, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.058a
Mr & Mrs. Doug Bienert, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 14 cm
Wedding photograph of Doug Bienert of Leduc and Diane Jarvis of Beaverlodge. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Nov. 1, 1967.
Location: 2014.77.058b
David Trotter’s Science Fair Entry, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 9 cm
The entry made by David Trotter of Fort St. John at the Third Annual Peace Country School Science Fair earned him first place. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.061
Brian Dyrkach & Paul Janz Debate Winners, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Brian Dyrkach and Paul Jantz the debate team winners at the Third Annual Peace Country School Science Fair. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.062
Margie Schaffer, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Margie Schaffer with her second place display at the Third Annual Peace Country School Science Fair. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.063
Carnival Queen Contestant Betty Ann Antonio & Caroline Davis, 1968
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Betty Ann Antonio and Caroline Davis both were contestants of the Hythe Annual Winter Carnival. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.064, .065
Mrs. Kathryn Benson Retires, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mrs. Kathryn Benson receiving gifts upon her retirement as manager and chief telephone operator of the Hythe phone board. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 20, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.066
Rena Sherk Debate Winner, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Rena Sherk winner of the debate held at the Beaverlodge High School. Rena’s subject was Today’s Teenagers. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.070
Carnival Queen Winner Betty Ann Antonio, 1968
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Carnival Queen winner of the Hythe Annual Winter Carnival, Betty Ann Antonio, with contestants. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 27, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.071, .072
Donna Lee Roche, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of Donna Lee Roche to attend the Newly-formed Alberta School of Tourism at Nait in Edmonton. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 27, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.073
Glenn Stith & Harold Kjemhus of the Hythe Mustangs, 1968
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Hythe Mustangs Glenn Stith and Captain Harold Kjemhus after the Hythe team won the B series semi-finals. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 27, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.074, .075
Mrs. Adele Bancesco Holding a Hen’s Egg, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mrs. Adele Bancesco with a 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 egg. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Mar. 27, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.076
Jarvis Drug Store, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A new front being put on the Jarvis Drug Store in Beaverlodge. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser April 3, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.077
Betty Gaudin & Lillie McKay Curling Winners, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Betty Gaudin and Lillie McKay receiving their prizes as part of the winning curling team at the International Ladies Bonspiel in Whitehorse. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser April 3, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.078
Vance Caskey Owner of the Beaverlodge Hotel, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of Vance Caskey the new owner of the Beaverlodge Hotel. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser April 3, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.079
Kathy Scorgie Top 4-H Speaker, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Kathy Scorgie placed first in the South Peace 4-H Speaking Competition held in Grande Prairie. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser April 3, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.080
Dr. Don Faris, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Dr. Don Faris, a Cerealist at the Beaverlodge Research Station, is pictured seated at his desk. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser April 10, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.081
Bird Webb of the Hythe Mustangs, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Bird Webb of the Hythe Mustangs wearing his team jersey. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser April 17, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.082
Murray & Stan Watchorn, Donna Shail and Glen Bjornason, 1968
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 cm
A Hythe curling team consisting of Murray, Watchorn, Stan Watchorn, Donna Shail and Glen Bjarnason. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser April 24, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.083
Baby Alligators at the Beaverlodge School, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A photograph of two alligators resting in a pen. The alligators were acquired by the Beaverlodge Junior High School for students to care for and study. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 1, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.084
High School Teachers Gary Snell & Pat Johnston, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Gary Snell and Pat Johnston studying the controls of the new language lab at the Beaverlodge High School. The lab consisted of 32 stations for students. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 8, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.085
Language Lab at the Beaverlodge High School, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The cubicles of the language lab at the Beaverlodge High School. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 8, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.086
Pte. Edward Jenner, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 11.5 x 12 cm
Pte. Edward Jenner services an aircraft engine during a 17 week Aero Engine Technician trade course at CFS Borden in Ontario. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 8, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.087
Beaverlodge Students on May Day, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Students taking part in May Day celebrations with teacher Gloria Jean Davis. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 8, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.088
Gordon Olson, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Hillcrest Texaco located on Richmond Ave, in Grande Prairie advertising their new headlight aimer demonstrated by Gordon Olson. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 8, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.089
Two Girls in the Beaverlodge Parade, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Two girls seated on a Beaverlodge Hospital parade float as it moves past the McLeods and Rexall Drugs Stores. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 22, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.091
Beaverlodge Parade Float, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A group of unidentified girls wearing flower costumes on a float in the Beaverlodge parade.
Location: 2014.77.092
Young Boys on Horseback, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Two young boys seated on horseback for the Beaverlodge parade, the Beaverlodge Ironworks building is in the background.
Location: 2014.77.093
A Girl with a Carriage, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A young girl dressed up with a baby carriage surrounded by other children. Likely to participate in the Beaverlodge parade, there is a partial sign of an Auto Body shop in the background.
Location: 2014.77.094
Bicycle Entries for the Beaverlodge Parade, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Children standing with their bicycle entries for the Beaverlodge parade.
Location: 2014.77.095
Ged Baldwin & David Isberg, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Peace River M.P. G.W. “Ged” Balwin presenting a charter membership in the South Peace Centennial Museum by museum President George Isberg. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 22, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.096
Beaverlodge Treasury Branch Bank, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The newly opened Beaverlodge Treasury Branch bank building is pictures, the official opening date was scheduled for June 21. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser May 22, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.097
Bentley, Alberta Skating Rink, 1968
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
A photograph of the exterior of the Bentley Arena which was similar to what was to be built in Beaverlodge. Photograph stamped Hi Line Construction, Grande Prairie and Foto-Arts Studio, Red Deer. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 5, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.099
Beaverlodge Pool Opens for the Season, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The packed Beaverlodge pool on the first day of opening for the season. The swimmers are observed by a boy on the hill and empty field in the background with some buildings in the far distance. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 5, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.100
Nancy Moses Bingo Winner, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Claire Hommy presenting a cheque to bingo winner Miss Nancy Moses of Sturgeon Lake. The bingo was a fundraiser held in the Hythe Arena. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 5, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.101
John Evjen Chairman of the Cub and Scout Committee, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
John Evjen taking over chairmanship of the Cub and Scout group committee from Dr. Don Faris on May 27. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 5, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.102
Johnny Milner Working at SPCM Building Bee, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Johnny Milner of the Hythe Mercantile taking part in the building bee at the South Peace Centennial Museum. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 12, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.103
SPCM Volunteers, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A large group of men who were volunteers for the South Peace Centennial Museum’s building bee. The only person identified is Dale Willard, manager of the Hythe Meat Market. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 12, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.104
South Peace Centennial Museum, 1968
1 photo graph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Men working on the shed at the South Peace Centennial Museum. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 12, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.105
Colin Pool with Mayor Archer, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Colin Pool being presented with a trophy for best dressed cadet from Mayor John Archer. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 12, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.106
Conrad Gass with Captain Mathews, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Cadet Lt. Conrad Gass being presented the Lt. Melnychuk trophy for best rifle shot in the Cadet Corp. by Captain Mathews. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 12, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.107
Foster’s Bulk Feed Truck, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Foster’s Bulk Seed truck is pictured for an advertisement for their new Bulk Feed Service. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 12, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.108
Interior of the New Treasury Branch in Beaverlodge, 1968
5 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A series of photographs of the opening of the Beaverlodge Treasury Branch. Pictures include the ribbon cutting, customers and interior shots before the opening. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 26, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.109-.013
Solheim & Haugen Truck, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The Solheim and Haugen truck photo which was used in an advertisement for Arch Ribs by their construction company. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 26, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.114
Mr & Mrs. Edward Gordon Laramie, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Wedding photograph of Patricia Anne Cruikshank and Edward Gordon Laramie. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser June 26, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.115
Murray Alde Family Embark on a Fishing Trip, 1968
3 photographs; sepia; 8 x 10 cm
A boat named “Trade Winds” built by Murray Alde photographed along with crew members Murray Alde Jr & Sr. and Mrs. Murray Alde Jr, along with 2 unnamed people. The family was leaving for a trip to Hope, B.C. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser July 24, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.119-.121
Rod Berg Team Captain, 1968
1 photograph; sepia; 8 x 10 cm
Rod Berg receives the winner’s cheque on behalf of the Hythe Viking Fastball team after a tournament that was held in Beaverlodge. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser August 14, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.127
Beaverlodge Swimmers, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Beaverlodge swimmers (L-R) Wendy Sprkes, Brian Noble, Catherine Stacey and Mavis Archer after spending a marathon night in the Beaverlodge pool to break a record. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser August 28, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.130
U of A Students Tour to Beaverlodge, 1968
5 photographs; sepia; 8 x 10 cm
Photographs taken of the University of Alberta students’ tour to the Beaverlodge Research Station and the Beaverlodge Centennial Museum. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 4, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.131-.135
Robert Hommy, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of Robert Hommy the GM Master salesman at Pearson’s Garage in Hythe. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 4, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.137
Lillian Calvert Golf Winner, 1968
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Lillian Calvert the winner of the Ladies Riverbend Open Golf Tournament winner pictured with her trophy. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 11, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.142
Eleanor Scorgie Receives Scholarship, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Eleanor Scorgie receiving a Hotel Association Scholarship from Vance Caskey, manager of the Beaverlodge Hotel. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 11, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.143
Dale McCarty Barbecue Winner, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Dale McCarty winner of a barbecue from the Beaverlodge Elks and presented by Vern Jones. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 11, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.144
Mrs Ruth Lewkowicz, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mrs. Ruth Lewkowicz showing her almost nine pound turnip that she grew. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 11, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.145
Teacher Carl Addis, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Carl Addis the physical education teacher for both Hythe and Beaverlodge schools is pictured holding a basketball. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 18, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.146
Mary Harris and Johan Hermans Wedding, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 13 cm
Mary Aitken Harris and Johan Raymond Hermans wedding picture. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 18, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.147
Dennis Hebert, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of Dennis Hebert, the new manager of the Beaverlodge Lumber store, he had previously worked at the Falher Beaver Lumber store Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 18, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.148
Leroy Durand, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of Leroy Durand the Industrial Arts teacher at the Beaverlodge High School. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 25, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.149
Brian & Ian Lock, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Brian & Ian Lock looking pleased as they hold on to their 13 lbs 14 oz turnip. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Sept. 25, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.150
CBXT Channel 5 Mobile Cruiser, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 9.5 cm
A camera man on top of the CBC Television’s Mobile Cruiser on the approach to the Beaverlodge Research Station. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 2, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.152
Katja Student, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Miss Kayja Student a teacher at Beaverlodge High School. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 2, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.153
Beaverlodge Reach for the Top Team, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Beaverlodge team (L-R) Lloyd Sherk, Linda Truax, Wendy Sparkes and Brian Dyrkach in Reach for the Top TV program. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 2, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.154
Terry Howatt, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7.5 cm
A headshot of Terry Howatt who was working in the meat department at the Beaverlodge IGA store. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 2, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.155
Oiling Roads, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Town employee Harry Douglas on control valve of the Rempel Trail tanker as it oils Beaverlodge streets to control dust. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 9, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.156
David Depledge, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of David Depledge a teacher from Slave Lake who is a Junior High teacher in Beaverlodge. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 9, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.157
Mrs. Pat McKenzie, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of Junior High teacher Mrs. Pat McKenzie. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 16, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.160
Construction of the Beaverlodge Skating Rink, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The steel framework of the Beaverlodge Skating Rink under construction. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 16, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.161
Mrs. Evelyn Sebastian, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A headshot of Mrs. Evelyn Sebastian who teaches Home Economics at the Beaverlodge High School. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 16, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.162
Land of the Might Peace Tourist Convention, 1968
5 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A series of photographs taken at the 9th Annual Convention of the Land of the Mighty Peace Tourist Association held in Beaverlodge. The photographs include pictures of Klondike Kate and some of her dancers, George Stephenson, Jim Nasedkin and Stan Ollis. Three of the photographs were published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 23, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.164-.168
Beaverlodge Skating Rink Progress, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The Beaverlodge Skating Rink’s construction update shows a crane lifting roof supports into place. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 23, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.169
Tony Kusch, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Tony Kusch woodworking in the adult classes offered by the Beaverlodge High School. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 30, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.170
Mrs. Ole Loberg, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mrs. Ole Loberg attending an evening adult shop class at the Beaverlodge High school. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 30, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.171
Mrs. Parma Nagarsenker, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A picture of Mrs. Parma Nagarsenker a teacher at the Hythe school. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Oct. 30, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.172
Jack Gaudin Riding a Snowmobile, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Jack Gaudin seated on a new Sno-Jet snowmobile inside the Gaudin Brothers store. A similar picture was published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Nov. 6, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.174
Hythe Curling Rink, 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The construction on the nearly completed Hythe Curling Rink. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Nov. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.175
C.F. Toews with White Moose Trophy, 1968
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Guide and hunter C.F. Toews displaying the white moose he killed by Nose Mountain. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Nov. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.176, 177
Beaverlodge Swimming Pool, 1968
1 slide; colour; 2 x 3 cm
The Beaverlodge Swimming Pool being enjoyed by residents being watched over by the lifeguard on duty. This photo may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.179
The Advertiser Building, ca. 1970
2 digital images; b & w; 2801 x 2343 pixels ; 2500 dpi ; 6.27 MB tif
The Advertiser building in Beaverlodge with vehicles and other buildings in the picture. Published in the Beaverlodge Advertiser Nov. 13, 1968.
Location: 2014.77.186, 187
Aerial Views from a Plane, ca. 1968
9 negatives; b & w; 3 x 3 cm
A series of aerial negatives taken from a plane, possibly of the town of Beaverlodge.
Location: 2014.77.188-.196
Valerie Caskey Receiving the Canada Cord, ca. 1968
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 9.5 cm
Valerie Caskey pictured in her Girl Guides dress and with the Canada Cord. This photograph was sent to The Advertiser for inclusion in the newspaper.
Location: 2014.77.217
Mr & Mrs Wallace Edgar, 1974
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Mr and Mrs Wallace Edgar of Wembley possibly celebrating a birthday. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.219
Trevor Harris Presenting an Award, 1977
1 photograph; b & w; 12.5 x 18 cm
Trevor Harris presenting a Creative Advertising award at a Calgary Convention AWNA.
Location: 2014.77.220
Members of the Beaverlodge Chamber, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 9 cm
Members of the Beaverlodge Chamber of Commerce removing turf in order to make holes for tree planting with a tractor supplied by Carlyle Bjerke. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.221
A Chamber of Commerce Work Crew, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 9 cm
Members of the Beaverlodge Chamber of Commerce are using a tractor to remove old trees and gather material for burning. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.222
Members of the Beaverlodge Chamber, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 7 cm
A picture showing a new coat of paint on the Beaverlodge Meat Market. Other buildings in the photograph include Rexall Drugs, Dan’s Lunch, a General Store and the Imperial Esso Dealer sign which was across the road. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.223
The Jarvis House, ca. 1970
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 cm
A wintery scene of the house that belonged to the Jarvis family in Beaverlodge. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.224
Hinton Trail Pioneers, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 9.5 cm
An unidentified man holding a sign that lists all the early pioneers to Hinton Trail. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.233
Military March in Beaverlodge, ca. 1970
4 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A group pf military men in formation, being inspected and on parade possibly for Remembrance Day. These photographs may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.236 -.239
Boys Basketball Game, ca. 1970
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A boys basketball game in action possibly at the Beaverlodge High School gym. One of the teams is WHS. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.240, .241
Girls’ Basketball Game, ca. 1970
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A girls basketball game in action possibly at the Beaverlodge High School gym. One of the teams is the Comettes. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.242, .243
Women’s Wrestling Match, ca. 1970
3 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Two photographs of a women’s wrestling match with the referee making the count in one of the pictures. Another photo is possibly the winner of the match. These photographs may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.244 – .246
Men’s Wrestling Match, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Men wrestling in a ring with the referee. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.247
Legion Members, ca. 1970
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Members of the Legion attending an event. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.249, .250
Beaverlodge High School Awards, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5 cm
A group of students probably at the Beaverlodge High School graduation. The photograph is taken of the students standing under the basketball net in the gym. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.251
An Accordian Player, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
An unidentified man playing the accordion. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.253
Car Auction, ca. 1970
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A large group of people crowded around a man and a car on a platform at an auction sale.This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.257, .258
Car Racing, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
Three racecars coming around the corner on a dirt race track. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.261
Beaverlodge Building Being Moved, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A building in Beaverlodge jacked up on one side, with a log positioned under the building in readiness for its relocation. Beside the building is a sign announcing the future home of the Treasury Branch. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.262
Treasury Branch Under Construction, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The Beaverlodge Treasury Branch under construction beside the McFarland Agencies building. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.263
Old Style TV, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A 1970s style Phillips TV, possibly for sale in a store in Beaverlodge . This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.266
A Man at a Beaverlodge Tire Shop, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
An unidentified man standing in front of a row of tires probably in a tire shop in Beaverlodge . This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.267
Students in Shop Class, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8.5 x 11.5 cm
Students working in a shop class at the Beaverlodge school. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.270
A Cadet Selling Poppies, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A cadet standing across the street from Gaudins selling a poppy to Deanna Dougan. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.278
Remembrance Day Ceremony, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 9.5 x 14 cm
A stone memorial with members of the R.C.M.P. and other men on a platform possibly for Remembrance Day. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.280
A Trip to Kinuso Falls, ca. 1970
3 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A trip to Kinuso Falls show a man kneeling on a bank, three people on motor bikes and the Falls. The pictures were possibly taken by Doug Baker and may have been used in The Beaverlodge Advertiser newspaper.
Location: 2014.77.284 – .286
A Mechanic Working on a Vehicle, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
A mechanic attaching a vehicle to an Electronic Tester Machine. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.287
Church in Beaverlodge, ca. 1970
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 cm
The front and the back of a church building in Beaverlodge. This photograph may have been used in the Beaverlodge Advertiser.
Location: 2014.77.289-.290
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Series 661.04Newspapers. — 1956-2012. — 18 cm of textual records.

The series consists of copies of the Beaverlodge Advertiser dating from September 1956 to 2012. The first issues are sporadic, either because it was not published regularly or because issues have been lost. After May 1957, the newspapers have volume numbers, and it is evident that many issues are missing. Often there is only a few issues a year. The record is virtually complete from January to December 1968, but from 1969 to 1995 there are only two or three issues a year, usually January and December, and for 1973 there are no issues at all. From 1996 to 2008 the record is much more complete although there are still a number of issues missing. There are also issues of the Grande Prairie Advertiser from February to June of 1959. The Grande Prairie Advertiser was also run by Trevor Harris and had an office located at 10114 Richmond Avenue in Grande Prairie. The GP Advertiser ran bi-weekly and the contents included featured ads, a sports section written by Fran Tanner, Editor’s Chats by Peter Harris and interesting news and notes about Grande Prairie residents. It appears the last issue of this newspaper was June 18th, 1959.

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Series 661.05Trevor Harris Personal Records. — 1959-1973. — 5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of the personal records of Trevor Harris the owners of the Beaverlodge Advertiser. These include financial records and some correspondence.

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