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Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Wanham fonds

  • CA GPR 0015
  • Archief
  • 1950-1978

The fonds consists of minutes from 1950-1978, and a receipt book for the same years showing donations to the Auxiliary and from the Auxiliary to the Legion.

Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Wanham

Bob Kennedy fonds

  • CA GPR 0280
  • Archief
  • 1928-2005

The fonds consists of records documenting the history of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54, including a scrapbook of newsclippings and photographs of veterans, a leadership manual, programs from conventions and other events, the proposed by-laws for Branch #54, certificate of title for the Legion Campsite, materials used for interviews and Remembrance Day presentations, and a copy of the Grande Prairie Regional College's Student Awards booklet, 1992-93; Ladies Auxiliary publications, "Diamond Jublilee Convention" and "50 Golden Years", and a history of the Alberta-Northwest Territories Command Ladies' Auxiliaries; and some WWII publications and personal memories: a copy of a letter from Bob Kennedy to his mother, Mrs. Alex Craig, from Sicily in 1944, a Program Commemoration of Liberation, 1945, an order of Service and Thanksgiving conducted at Laren 1945, a copy of a German propaganda leaflet, 2 booklets "The Common-Sense of Re-Establishment" and "D-Day", a newspaper "Operation Overload", and a newsclipping "Germany Quits".

Kennedy, Bob

Danny Rycroft fonds

  • CA GPR 0292
  • Archief
  • 1944-1997

The fonds consists of written memories of Danny's war time career during WWII and his return visit to France in 1997, 56 photographs from two of his albums, (1942-1997), a silk map of Europe, a CANADA badge, and a poster of a replica of a Lancaster Bomber.

Rycroft, Danny

Davis, Hodgson, Coulter fonds

  • CA GPR 0484
  • Archief
  • 1821-[ca. 1940]

Documents and photographs from the Davis, Hodgson and Coulter families. They include a parchment copy of an 1821 Last Will and Testament for John Davis, 1850 and 1856 probates of the will for John & Nancy Davis and their children; a 1902 Agreement for Sale of land and a 1916 lease by William Herbert Davis from St. Andrews, Manitoba; a 1930 mortgage for Robert J. Coulter at Bridgeview; three photographs of WW I soldiers from the Hodgson family, [25] photographs from St. Andrews, Manitoba; and two photographs of a WW II soldier.

Davis, John

Turner Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0478
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1920]-1950

The fonds consists of a scrapbook conatining historical documents relating to Charles Thomas McLinden Turner and Jeanne (Dubois) Turner, 149 photographs of the Turner family and Grande Prairie town in the 1940s and 1950s. Also included is a number of hockey team photographs and a geneological record of the Turner family written by Suzanne Dunn.

Turner family

Sidney A. Connolly fonds

  • CA GPR 0046
  • Archief
  • 1911-[ca. 1950]

The fonds consists of two documents made out to Sidney Connolly from the Department of the Interior: an approval of a patent on NE 10-73-6-W6, dated June 9, 1915, and a grant for Placer Mining on Section 19-75-1-W6th, dated Nov. 23, 1921. The 2006 accrual consists of 3 photographs, a studio portrait of Pete Klassen, 2 postcard/photographs of Grande Prairie, 2 postcards of Alberta scenes, a letter from Pete Klassen, a copy of "Canada West" magazine and a Christmas postcard. Also included are Helen's written memories and a typed story of her life. The 2007 accrual consists of 3 postcards, one sent from Helen to Sidney and one from Mrs. Sexsmith to Helen, and 5 photographs including 2 of Sexsmith town and 2 of the Sexsmith children.

Connolly, Sidney, A.

Russell Burgess family fonds

  • CA GPR 0149
  • Archief
  • 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

Percy Romkey fonds

  • CA GPR 0058
  • Archief
  • 1926-1955

The fonds consists of a soldier’s service book and pay book for the Canadian Army for 1944-1945; and one account book with 15 pages of records of accounts payable and receivable. Accounts are related to homesteading and agriculture.

Romkey, Percy

R. Kay Trelle fonds

  • CA GPR 0438
  • Archief
  • 1924-2011

The fonds consists of Kay’s personal papers; his ideas as an engineer; the records of the N.E.W. Systems Ltd. company which he founded with two partners; patent applications for his inventions; files containing his designs and working papers for his original ideas, such as an expandable mobile housing unit, alternative energies, pyramidology, geodesic dome structures, and the magnet motor; files containing his work history, designs and working papers for projects such as helicopter design for Hiller Helicopters, the Boeing 747 Drone Carrier, the high sea system with capsule for Lockheed Petroleum Services, the Trident Amphibian aircraft, and his work at TRIUMF, Canada’s meson facility based at the University of British Columbia.
The photographs in this fonds are of the construction and finished prototype of the expandable mobile housing unit, and of the modified Boeing 747 commercial aircraft redesigned as a Drone Carrier.
Blueprints include 12 hand-drawn plans on graph paper for the testing of the components of the expandable mobile housing unit, 53 diazo plans related to the Boeing 747 Drone Carrier project, and 1 diazo plan for the Trident Amphibian aircraft.
The sound recording is an interview with Mae Trelle, in January 2011, regarding Kay’s life and work.
The files were retained in their original format, as Mr. Trelle had created them, with the same file label on each individual file. The order within the files, and the order of the files themselves were sometimes adjusted for date as Mr. Trelle appeared to keep the more recent files in a different location, as if he was working on the current files.

Trelle, Roy Kay

Ray Boyer fonds

  • CA GPR 0445
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1908]-2009

The fonds consists of a biography written by Ray's son, Arnie; a letter and a copy of a Christmas card sent to his parents during the war; gasoline ration coupons and his chauffer's license (1950-1951); copies of two maps, "The Campaign in the Netherlands" and "The Battle for the Rivers" (in Italy), and a copy of his discharge certificate.

Boyer, Ray

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