Fonds 162 William Archer fonds

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[1930-1943]. — 60 photographs.


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Biographical Sketch

William Archer was born in 1926 in Wembley, Alberta to Ruth and Joseph Archer. His parents had arrived in the Grande Prairie area in 1916 to establish a law practise in Lake Saskatoon. Ruth Archer was the sister of Dr. A.M. Carlisle.

Bill attended school in Wembley and Beaverlodge, then completed his education at Alberta College in Edmonton where he studied Theology and eventually became a United Church Minister.

Bill served as a student minister in the Hines Creek area. At that time the United Church and the Anglican Church had a sharing agreement. In the winter the Anglican Deaconesses came and lived in the church house, and in the summer the United Church student minister came and lived in the church house. Both denomination used St. James Anglican Church and cared for the same congregation. As well as ministering in Hines Creek, Bill taught Sunday School and held services at Hinterland School and Horseshoe Valley School

In 1946 Bill joined the RCAF as a Chaplain and later became a Major in the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa.

Custodial History

The records were deposited in Grande Prairie Regional Archives by Kathleen Ellis, daughter of Margaret Archer Ellis, Bill’s sister.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 60 photographs of Bill Archer’s year at Alberta College in Edmonton and his summer as a student minister in the Hines Creek area. There are also a few photographs of the Archer family.

 
Kinuso Falls, 1930 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Kinuso Falls on the Murray River — 210′ high.
Location: 2004.42.01
Archer Family, 1930 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Mrs. Ruth Archer with Margaret, John, Bill and two friends in front of the family car.
Location: 2004.42.02
Riding Horses, 1930 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Bill or John Archer, in cowboy dress beside a Pinto horse.
Location: 2004.42.03
Riding Horses, 1930 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Three members of the Archer family riding horses in the forest, with young Bill Archer riding pilion.
Location: 2004.42.04
Child Family Homestead, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
The Child family’s home near Hines Creek, Alberta.
Location: 2004.42.05
Picnic Dinner, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Gathering of family and guests around a set picnic table.
Location: 2004.42.06
Horseshoe Valley School, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
A one room school house near Hines Creek, where United Church held Sunday School services.
Location: 2004.42.07
Horseshoe Valley Farm Home, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
The log homestead house located across the road from Horseshoe Valley School when Bill Archer was a student minister in the area.
Location: 2004.42.08
Lester Hoover and Family, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Mr. & Mrs. Lester Hoover and two small children in the garden of their homestead house near Hines Creek.
Location: 2004.42.09
Lester Hoover and Brush Cutter, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Lester Hoover demonstrating a brush cutter on his homestead near Hines Creek.
Location: 2004.42.10
The Heines Family, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Heins family, German Baptist, before their ivy covered house in the Peace Grove area near Hines Creek.
Location: 2004.42.11
Hines Creek, Alberta, 1944
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Village of Hines Creek in the summer of 1944. Caption on the back reads “Hines Creek Student Mission Field May – September 1944.”
Location: 2004.42.12
Greek Orthodox Church, Hines Creek, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
St. Pokrovshye Old Greek Orthodox Church at Hines Creek, built in 1934.
Location: 2004.42.13
The Mail Wagon, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
A horse drawen mail wagon which covered 120 miles per week. Possibly in Hines Creek.
Location: 2004.42.14
The Peace River, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Bird’s eye view of the Peace River, about fifteen miles from Hines Creek.
Location: 2004.42.15
Eureka River, Alberta, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
The hamlet of Eureka River, with what could be B. Basnet’s Store on the right.
Location: 2004.42.16
The Church, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
St. James Anglican Church in Hines Creek was used by both Anglican and United congregations in the 1940s.
Location: 2004.42.17
The Olstads Come to Church, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
The Olstad family, with two children, arriving at church in the Hines Creek area on their tractor.
Location: 2004.42.18
Settlers at Clear Prairie, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Sevy Brustrum (Mrs. Joe Bosserobowich) and Barney Morgan in front of a sod-roofed log building in the Clear Prairie area.
Location: 2004.42.19
The Hinterland Congregation and School House, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
(L to R) The Reintzes, the Olstads, the Lougheeds, Dorothy Modrul, and Doris Hoover (teacher) in front of Hinterland School.
Location: 2004.42.20
Sawing Wood, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Phyllis Prestley and Agnes Edy, students from the Peace River Bible Institute in Sexsmith, saw wood. They taught Vacation Bible School in the Hines Creek area during the summer.
Location: 2004.42.21
Farwell Party, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A group photo of young people at a farwell party for Keith Scruggs.
Location: 2004.42.22
Making Ice Cream, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Keith and Ruth Scruggs and Betty Morrison churning ice cream makers with Joey Scruggs looking on.
Location: 2004.42.23
The Child’s House, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Child’s House, Bill Archer’s “1/2 time home” in the Hines Creek area when he was a student minister.
Location: 2004.42.24
William Muller, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
William Muller, a Baptist student, with his guitar outside of an ivy covered house.
Location: 2004.42.25
Armistice Day, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
“Put that pistol down!” Students clowning around at Alberta College.
Location: 2004.42.26
Harry Muzyka, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Harry Muzyka, of Rycroft, as a student at Alberta College.
Location: 2004.42.27
Teacherage, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
(L to R) Doris Hoover, Sevy Brustrum, Ruth Whaley, and Gwen Hunt at Ruth’s newly-built log teacherage.
Location: 2004.42.28
Horseshoe Valley Sunday School Class, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
The Horseshoe Valley Sunday School Class with teachers Gwen Hunt and Bill Archer.
Location: 2004.42.29
Gwen Hunt, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Horseshoe Valley teacher Gwen Hunt.
Location: 2004.42.30
Bill Archer, Student Minister, 1943 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Bill Archer, United Church student minister at Hines Creek, in riding clothes.
Location: 2004.42.31
Bill Archer, Hunter, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Bill Archer, United Church student minister and grouse hunter.
Location: 2004.42.32
Alberta College, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
The girls dorm at Alberta College in Edmonton.
Location: 2004.42.33
Christmas Banquet, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Tables set for the 1942 Christmas Banquet at Alberta College.
Location: 2004.42.34
Miss Hamill, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Miss Hamill in front of Alberta College on a snowy winter day.
Location: 2004.42.35
Norris Bomber, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Norris Bomber coping with the cold in Alberta College men’s dorm when it is 55* below.
Location: 2004.42.36
A Literature Play, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Jack Law and Norris Bomber sword fighting during a performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at Alberta College in 1943.
Location: 2004.42.37
The Cast of “Macbeth”, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Costumed cast for a performance of “Macbeth” at Alberta College.
Location: 2004.42.38
St. Patrick’s Day Banquet, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
A table set for St. Patrick’s Banquet in 1943.
Location: 2004.42.39
Playing Croquet, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Jack Law and Jared March playing croquet in the sportsground at Alberta College.
Location: 2004.42.40
Jack Law, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Jack Law, in his Alberta College sweater, on the steps of one of the College buildings.
Location: 2004.42.41
Two Classmates, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Two female classmates of Bill Archer’s in front of a Milk for Britain Fund advertisment.
Location: 2004.42.42
The Cook and Jack Law, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Jack Law and the cook at Alberta College.
Location: 2004.42.43
Alberta College, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Five male classmates, one in an Alberta College sweater, in front of the college buildings.
Location: 2004.42.44
Mr. Tait, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Mr. Tait, the Boys’ Dean at Alberta College, 1942-43.
Location: 2004.42.45
Pigtails, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Two young women at Alberta College show off their pigtails (braids).
Location: 2004.42.46
Classmates, Alberta College, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
A group of classmates at Alberta College in the spring of 1943 include Mary Dressler, Boris Ogrodiuk, William Archer, Betty Frank, and Norris Bomber.
Location: 2004.42.47
The Valedictorians, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Norris Bomber and Vera Pon, Valedictorians of Alberta College at McDougall Church, Edmonton.
Location: 2004.42.48
After the Graduation Ceremonies, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
The Alberta College class of 1942-1943 after graduation ceremonies at McDougall Church.
Location: 2004.42.49
Graduation Lawn Social, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
The Lawn Social on the grounds of Alberta College after graduation, 1943.
Location: 2004.42.50
Roger Paugh, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Roger Paugh in the winter of 1943.
Location: 2004.42.51
High Level Bridge, Edmonton, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A train crossing the Edmonton High Level Bridge.
Location: 2004.42.52
Edmonton Hockey Rink, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A game of ice hockey being played on an outside rink with the Railway Station and the Macdonald Hotel in the background.
Location: 2004.42.53
Airplane Crash, 1945 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
An airplane crash and attendant automobile, perhaps during airforce training.
Location: 2004.42.54
Jasper Highway, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Looking towards Lake Waboman on the Jasper Highway in May, 1943.
Location: 2004.42.55
The Edmonton Gravel Pit, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Cranes and trucks working in the Edmonton City gravel pit in 1943.
Location: 2004.42.56
The Edmonton Gravel Pit, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Cats, cranes, loaders and trucks working in the Edmonton City gravel pit in 1943.
Location: 2004.42.57
Winter Landscape, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A winter landscape on the outskirts of Edmonton in 1943.
Location: 2004.42.58
Within City Limits, Edmonton, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Two men and a dog sitting by a creek running through a small forest within the boundaries of the City of Edmonton.
Location: 2004.42.59
American Army Tow Truck, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
American Army tow truck trekking through the mud in Edmonton, 1943.
Location: 2004.42.60
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