Publications

The following publications have been produced by South Peace Regional Archives and are available for purchase:

 

Olwen’s Scrapbook: A Journey to the Peace Country in 1933

On June 7, 1933, Olwen Sanger-Davies boarded the train in her home town of St. Leonard’s on Sea in East Sussex, England to begin a long journey. The first leg was to the port of Southampton by train, then to Montreal, Canada, aboard the SS Montrose, by Canadian Pacific train across Canada to Banff, and up to the Peace River Country on the Northern Alberta Railway. The purpose of her trip was to visit her younger brother Morgan, who lived just outside the Town of Grande Prairie. Olwen documented her journey and time in the Peace Country in two scrapbooks, containing approximately 500 drawings and paintings. Published by the South Peace Regional Archives, Olwen’s Scrapbook captures her story in Olwen’s own words and illustrations. It is a nostalgic, educational, and artistic gift.192 pages.

 

Cost:

$42.00 plus shipping & handling

A Grande Education: 100 Schools in the County of Grande Prairie,1910-1960

In the first half of the 20th century, poor roads and simple transportation methods in the Grande Prairie area meant that the best venue for education was the one-room school, within walking distance of each student. These schools were often built by volunteer labour on donated land and financed through an extra tax on the land-owners. They ranged from primitive log buildings to elegant little frame buildings and each was unique to its own community. This book contains basic facts, unique details and stories about the schoolsin the County of Grande Prairie from 1910 to 1960. The book also includes a map and GPS coordinates of the school sites. Illustrated with maps, documents, and numerous photographs from the holdings of South Peace Regional Archives. 217 pages.

 

Cost:

$30.00 plus shipping & handling

 

“Grande Prairie City” A Pictorial History from 1906-1958

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A 53-page booklet on the history of the town of Grande Prairie from 1906 to 1958 illustrated with photographs and documents from the holdings of South Peace Regional Archives.

 Cost:

 $5.00 plus shipping & handling

 

Flying High: The City of Grande Prairie 1958-2008

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A 63-page booklet on the history of the City of Grande Prairie from 1958 to 2008. Written in celebration of the City’s fiftieth anniversary. The booklet is illustrated with documents and photographs from the holdings of South Peace Regional Archives.

 Cost:$5.00 plus shipping & handling

 


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