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Charles Spencer fonds

  • CA GPR 0356
  • Fundos
  • 1886-[1950]

The fonds consists of various textual records related to Charles Spencer’s personal, business and commercial interests. The contents of the fonds deal primarily with his life and interests after moving to Grande Prairie in 1910, although the material dates from 1886 to 1941. Records include correspondence, notebooks, daily journals, receipts, contracts and agreements, sales and account books, share certificates, photographs and postcards. There are also two blueprints of the 1917 Montrose School which he designed.

The fonds is arranged in three series: Personal papers, Business papers and Photographs.

An order has been established by the processing archivist as original order had been disrupted.

Spencer, Charles

The Argonauts Limited fonds

  • CA GPR 0357
  • Fundos
  • 1910-1937

The fonds consists of three Counter Sales books and a 1916 Report of the Storage Possibilities of Bear Lake and Power Possibilities of Bear Creek which reflect the activities of The Argonauts Limited. The first of the Sales books, labeled as originally belonging to W.A. Rae and dated 1910-1915, appears to record Company expenses and lot sales, wages, lumber orders for the sawmill, food purchases for the camp and sales of clothing to workers. The second Counter Sales book, dated 1911-1914 and 1922, contains some of the same records as well as Customer Accounts. The third book, stamped The Argonauts Limited, contains similar records for 1915-1917, but also includes insurance sales and insurance vacancy permits for 1936-1937. Since the Argonauts had disbanded by then, this may be the records of Charles Spencer's Prairie City Agency. The report on Bear Creek and Bear Lake, conducted by the Department of the Interior, includes correspondence directed to W.A. Rae, and 20 photographs of Bear Creek and Bear Lake.

The Argonauts Limited

Gaston Mencke fonds

  • CA GPR 0173
  • Fundos
  • 1947-1998

The fonds consists of Gaston Mencke's memoirs of the McCrae Lumber Co. at Faust, Alberta in the winter of 1947-48, and the Park Bros. Lumber Camp from 1949-1955; 43 photographs of the two camps; and 12 photographs showing modern equipment working at the Weyerhauser Mill south of Grande Prairie in February 1998.

Mencke, Gaston

Goodwin Co-op fonds

  • CA GPR 0372
  • Fundos
  • 1949-1952

The fonds consists of Goodwin Member's Equity list (1949), member's purchases list (1949), a financial statement (1952) and miscellaneous financial records.

Goodwin Co-op

Russell Burgess family fonds

  • CA GPR 0149
  • Fundos
  • 1934-1991

The fonds consists of 32 photographs, 1 souvenir issue of The Daily Herald Tribune featuring a Grande Prairie High School reunion in 1979; a program from the fourth Soap Box Derby in Dawson Creek in 1956, an obituary card for Russell Burgess and 20 membership cards belonging to C.R. Burgess. An accrual contained 2 ration booklets, a Dept. of Public WorksTime Book, a trade certificate, 3 electrician certificates, a radio licence, vehicle and voter registrations, insurance card and driver's licences, receipts, lists of toys, letters from his sister, Doris and his friends John Hendren and George Cave, and membership cards belonging to Russell Burgess. Also included are a scrap book of WWII clippings, 2 notebooks (Art and Chemistry) and a 1945 GPHS Yearbook belonging to Robert (Bob) Burgess.

Burgess, Russell

Schenk family fonds

  • CA GPR 0256
  • Fundos
  • 1911-1977

The fonds consists of .5 cm of textual records and 103 photographs: a collection of early Grande Prairie belonging to Jack Mantle; a series of railway scenes and train accidents belonging to F.W. Schenk; and a series on working for the Forestry Service in the south Wapiti belonging to Dave Schenk. There are 15 documents, all relating to F.W. Schenk.

Schenk family

Pioneer Broadcasting (CJXX) fonds

  • CA GPR 0428
  • Fundos
  • 1979-1985

The fonds consists of financial documents (1981-1982), a newsclipping showing the five directors at the opening of radio station in 1979, a folder showing CJXX logo and slogan "Your Brand of Radio", and a memories document written by Pat Schneider. An accrual consists of scripts from the Heritage program delivered over radio from Dec.1979 until Dec. 1985. The scripts were written by Joan Yates from 1979-1981, by Heather Kirk in 1982 and 1983 and by Janice Epp in 1984 and 1985. Another series called "On This Day in 1958" sent on air in 1983 and was written by Heather Kirk. The material researched for the Heritage series was provided by the Isabel Campbell Archival Collection. A second accrual consists of a day's program log for CJXX from Wednesday, July 6, 1983.

Pioneer Broadcasting

Harry Watcher fonds

  • CA GPR 0421
  • Fundos
  • [ca. 1958-1974]

The fonds consists of a collection of 35 mm colour slides showing Harry & Nora Watcher in their home and with their friends, and of the parades which went by the front door of their home on Richmond Avenue.

Watcher, Harry

Isabelle Hulet fonds

  • CA GPR 0154
  • Fundos
  • 1937-1950

The fonds consists of copies of photographs of a 1937 trip through the Monkman Pass area, including Kinuso Falls; and copies of photographs of the Wembley main street fire of c. 1950.

Hulet, Isabelle

Sexsmith Blacksmith Shop fonds

  • CA GPR 0186
  • Fundos
  • 1900-1974

The fonds consists of paper artifacts found in the Sexsmith Blacksmith Shop at the time it was restored in 1986. The artifacts include Legal documents; posters from the Board of Industrial Relations; products advertising the shop and blacksmithing prices; customer records; financial records; templates, designs and procedures; catalogues, manuals and brochures showing materials and supplies; and personal records from the Johnson family.

Sexsmith Blacksmith Shop

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