Volunteering at the Archives

SPRA has acquired oral histories from approximately 40 individuals from the Rycroft area. We are looking for a volunteer to research their biographies, listen to the oral histories, and make notes on the contents of the tapes.

SPRA is seeking a volunteer to transcribe Spirit River tax records from the old tax ledgers into a database. The volunteer needs to have good eyesight because the oldest records are quite faint. Some experience reading old hand-writing and familiarity with Spirit River families would be an asset. Our goal is to have this project done by 2016, when the MD of Spirit River celebrates 100 years!

SPRA would like you to submit your stories to our newsletter. If you have a story that you would like to share with a wider audience let us know. We are always interested in stories of the South Peace.

If you are interested, please call 780‐830‐5105 or email spra@telus.net

We love our volunteers!

New “Telling Our Stories” Newsletter!

Newsletter CoverThe South Peace Regional Archives publishes a quarterly multi-page newsletter to include submissions and stories from the public. It is available online, at the Archives, and is mailed to members of the Society.

Read the PDF version of Telling Our Stories Volume 4, Issue 4 and visit our Newsletters page to view past issues.

Update: We have been able to identify the above photograph! It is of the 1951-52 Beaverlodge class – the names of the students are available on our Facebook page, where we received a great response from the community. Thank you to everyone who helped us identify this photograph!