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John and Irene Wallace fonds

  • CA GPR 0383
  • Archief
  • 1946-1993

The fonds consists of material relating to the life and work of John and Irene Wallace and the Beaverlodge Nursery, dating from 1946 to 1993. The records include 2597 slides taken at variety of locations featuring nursery and horticultural activities and a wide variety of plant material, a video presentation prepared using several of the slides, a 1980 catalogue, and a file of various clippings and historical information about John Wallace, his work, and the Beaverlodge Nursery.

The fonds is divided into two series: Slide Collection, and Clippings and Historical Information.

Wallace, John

Municipal District of Greenview, Publications collection

  • CA GPR 0411
  • Collectie
  • 1972-2006

The sous-fonds consists of publications by the Government of Alberta, the municipal governments of Greenview and Valleyview, the Peace River Planning Commission, the South Peace Regional Planning Commission and various engineering firms.

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

North Western Telephone Company fonds

  • CA GPR 0423
  • Archief
  • 1913-1920

The fonds consists of a researched history of the North Western Telephone Company, which pre-dated the Alberta Government Telephone Co. in Grande Prairie, and three photographs: two of the first AGT office, and one of the AGT line workers and switchboard operators on the steps of the AGT office. The history was compiled by The System Historian for AGT in Edmonton and contains exercepts from three sources: the minutes and by-laws of the Rural Municipality of Bear Lake No. 740, articles from the Grande Prairie Herald, and the personal and business papers of Anson Wagar at the Provincial Archives.

Alberta Government Telephones

Peace Country Classic Agri-Show fonds

  • CA GPR 0267
  • Archief
  • 1986-1998

The fonds consists of posters, programs, special agri-show editions of the Peace Country Farmer, invitations and advertising place mats, pages of history and features of some of the agri-shows and a scrapbook of news clippings.

Peace Country Classic Agri-Show

Olson & Sons Meat Market fonds

  • CA GPR 0564
  • Archief
  • 1912-[ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 2 hand-written accounts books belonging to John Olson, who established Olson & Sons Meat Market in Sexsmith: a 1928 cash book for the meat market, and a notebook used by John Olson when attending the Lutheran College in 1912-1913. There is also one photograph of a 4-H Beef Steer purchased by Olsons ca. 1980.

Olson, John

J.O. Watson fonds

  • CA GPR 0569
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1925-1963]

The fonds consists of four copies of photographs of the Grande Prairie Garage, including the garage [ca. 1925] and its destruction by fire in 1954, a poster advertising the garage [ca. 1948], and three reels of family film [ca. 1960-1963].

Watson, J. O.

Donna Shail fonds

  • CA GPR 0573
  • Archief
  • 1916-2010

The fonds consists of scrapbooks containing photographs, stories, paper artifacts, and news clippings covering the history of Hythe from the time it was established as a townsite on the NAR railway in 1929 into the 21st Century. There are also albums of the Hythe Homecoming in 1978, the opening of the Hythe Golden Age Craft Centre in 1981, and Celebrate Hythe in 1989; one album of people and buildings in Hythe ca. 1970-2000. There are also two scrapbooks containing 198 memorial cards to tell us about the people who lived in Hythe, and a loose collection of photographs which cover the history of Hythe from 1916-2007.

The paper records consist of receipts from various Hythe businesses: Frederick Tite, H.W. Reich, Frontier Lumber Company, W.R. Salmers, A.L. MacRae, Harold S. Tveten, Robert Reid, McLeod & Inkster, Chartier Bros., J.P. Gerlinger, F.F. Perdue, G.B. Howlett, E. Hansen, Oakfords, Peasron Garage, Geo. A. Pollock, Light & Swanston Ltd. And F. Adams and Son.

The photographs are described in the order in which they appeared in the scrapbooks.

Shail, Donna

William J. Noll fonds

  • CA GPR 0575
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1914-1953]

The fonds consists of a journal kept by William J. Noll from about 1914 to 1925. It records events in his life including homesteading in the Peace River Country, enlisting in the RNWMP and WWI, working in various industries including Oregon's lumber camps, and becoming an early commercial pilot in Oregon. The journal includes written entries, photographs, posters, some employment records, receipts, tickets, cards, and newspaper clippings. Several other loose records are inserted into the pages of the journal, including a WWI medal, Great War Veterans Association membership booklet, 1935 US naturalization papers, correspondence about his homestead and petroleum and natural gas leases, [ca. 1952] USAF course application, and 1917 Canadian naturalization papers. Two pages of genealogical notes presumed to have been written by Clem Kinderwater are also inserted.

The journal ends rather abruptly in January 1925 as William is on his way from El Paso to Portland. The final entry states "Contd in next book." Subsequent book(s) have unfortunately been lost.

The original order of the journal has been maintained, including the original position of inserted material.

Noll, William J.

R.J. Campbell fonds

  • CA GPR 0585
  • Archief
  • 1948-1949

The fonds consists of 15 photographs, an Employment Agreement between the Hudson's Bay Company and R J Campbell, and a magazine clipping photo of R J Campbell. The photographs are of the Hudson's Bay Company Store in Grande Prairie when it opened in 1948, the original staff group in 1948, 4 photos of the crowds on opening day, 2 photos of a children's fashion show on opening day, and 5 photographs of the HBC Company float for the opening of the Smoky River bridge.

Campbell, Robert J.

City of Grande Prairie Historical Photograph collection

  • CA GPR 0460
  • Collectie
  • [1907-1963]

Collection of photographs removed from a display, possibly created for the 25th anniversary of the City of Grande Prairie in 1983. The photographs were arranged mostly in date order, from the first business on the future site of Grande Prairie ca. 1907 to members of the Old Timers Association in 1963. The photographs were numbered in order of how they were arranged in the display, and that original order has been retained, along with the item descriptions which accompanied the photographs. Subjects include buildings, people and events associated with the history of Grande Prairie.

City of Grande Prairie Council

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