The fonds consists of organizational documents, annual reports, correspondence, newsletters, posters, activity reports, hall booking register, and chronological files over 30 years of the Wanham Plowing Match. The Plowing Match files contain printed materials, planning documents, financial records, newsclippings, photographs and slides. There is also one film of the first match in 1971.
The fonds consists of four photographs of the South Slope School and students taken during Doris Tansem’s time teaching in 1945-46; weekly issues of the Wanhamite, a community newspaper written by Wally Tansem and Lawrence Laughy; printed material authored by Wally Tansem; 20 aerial photographs of the Lassiter area north of Wanham; some news clippings; and Wally’s research files for his self-published book “Foulest of Murders”.
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, foundational documents from the Peace River Associated Boards of Trade, and news clippings regarding the upgrading of roads in the Peace Country. The Whitecourt cut-off and the Friendship Train of 1948 are two major issues in this collection. Two phonograph records promote the Whitecourt cut-off.
The fonds consists of legal documents such as By-laws, certificate and insurance policies; minutes of executive and annual meetings; annual reports from the nurse, the executive and the treasurer; correspondence and financial records for the building of the nurse’s cottage, as well as the society and the services rendered.
The fonds consists of 1 financial ledger recording customers, their rents and tolls, and the receipts and expenditures of the company from 1951 to 1966. One photograph shows the Wanham phone exchange with two operators, one person waiting at the counter, and one customer.
The fonds consists of one minute book from 1920-1926 which detail the decisions and activities of UFA Local 376. Inside the rear cover of the minute book is a list of all the members who bought binder twine through the UFA for the 1926 harvest.
The fonds consist of a collection of historical photographs, maps personal papers, and business receipts which were gathered for the publication. Many of the illustrations in Grooming the Grizzly were returned to their owners, and are therefore not in this collection; on the other hand historical documents which were never incorporated into the publication, are part of this collection.
The fonds consists of a collection of photographs of the District Deputy Grand Masters (DDGMs) from the Spirit River Lodge, one of 13 lodges in District 13, with a few additional photographs of Grand Masters. Each lodge in District 13 would have its own collection of these photographs.