Series consists of correspondence to and from Judge Sissons, Mrs. Sissons, daughter Frances (Sissons) Hoye, McClelland & Stewart, the CBC, and many other individuals and companies. This series consists of the following files: Judge Sissons to daughter Frances; Daughter Frances to her parents; Mrs. Sissons to daughter Frances and family; Cards and letters to daughter Frances following Judge Sissons' death; Letters to and from Mrs. Sissons; Letters to and from Fran (Sissons) Hoye; Miscellaneous correspondence to and from Judge Sissons; Correspondence 1968; Correspondence re book, 1967-1968; Royalty statements & letters, McClelland & Stewart from 1969; University of Lethbridge honorary degree; Trent University honorary degree; and CBC. Correspondence is arranged chronologically and reverse chronologically, depending on the original arrangement of the material.
Series consists of publications. It contains two files: magazine and newspaper clippings, and magazine issues. Magazine issues are arranged chronologically. Magazine and newspaper clippings are arranged as chronologically as much as possible, as some pages contain copies of articles from different years.
Series consists of miscellaneous personal papers belonging to and about Judge Sissons that do not fit in other series. Series contains four files: speeches and radio talks; Judge Sissons' death and commemoration; miscellaneous papers; and Queen's University 1917 yearbook.
Series consists of 19 scrapbooks of different sizes and colours. Scrapbooks contain magazine and newspaper clippings, publications, correspondence, text of speeches and radio talks, banquet programs, certificates, invitations, miscellaneous textual documents, and photographs. Magazine and newspaper clippings are about Judge Sissons, his cases, and northern affairs. Most of the material is in English, but a few newspaper clippings are in French. Photographs are of Judge Sissons and things relating to him, court, the north, politicians, and other miscellaneous images.
Series consists of 92 photographs and 2 drawings. Photographs are grouped into Life magazine photographs, Queen's University, Sissons family photographs, photographs of judges, portraits of Judge Sissons, photographs on circuit court, miscellaneous photographs, photograph of Judge Sissons' funeral, miscellaneous portraits, slides, and negatives. Drawings are of Kikkik and of her struggle with Ootuk.
The fonds consists of the records of the Board of Directors; Administrative planning documents, financial and personnel records, information on the physical plant, and subject and correspondence files; photographs and information on Collections’ artifacts, buildings, and displays; photographs and files of Programming and special events. Completing the collection are brochures and books published by the society, associated organizations; and photographs, scrapbooks and guest books from the Grande Prairie Museum.
Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District
The fonds consists of the following series: personal and family papers and photographs including diaries written by Beth over an extensive period beginning in 1939 (with lapses) and into the 2000s; publications from "The Bull Outfit" with which her father came to the Beaverlodge area 1909; organizational files showing Beth's involvement with Trumpeter Swan preservation, the Home and School Association, the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society, the Grande Prairie Book Club, and the Grande Prairie Hot Air Balloon Events Association; files relating to her work as author and historian of Clairmont and District, the Monkman Pass, Grande Prairie's 25th Anniversary, Pioneers of the Peace, and the Peace River itself, complete with the diary of a trip down that river in 1955, and a reference system of news clippings on the people and events in the Grande Prairie area from [1970-2000]. There is also a large collection of photographs, both historical and documentary, detailing her activities and showing her interests as a photographer.
The series consists of Beth’s personal diaries with supplemental information; bound volumes of literature from the Burnsites; family photographs from the Flints, the Sheehans, and Beth & Everett Sheehan; printed material from Beth's education at Alberta College; and some paper artefacts, family memorabilia.