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Harold Peebles family fonds

  • CA GPR 0142
  • Archief
  • 1915-1949

The fonds consists of WWI records: a Tally Book (1917), a Pay Book ; WWII records: a ration book, a pupil’s war savings pass book belonging to his son Alton, and a letter from his son Henry, from France before he was killed; a farm record and reference guide (1939-40), a Remembrance Day Service program, a Masonic Lodge ballot, licences and certificates, bills and receipts, insurance policy, postcards, tickets, and miscellaneous correspondence. Also includes membership card and booklet for the Monkman Pass Highway Association, and a Liberyman's License for his snow plane taxi and ambulance.

Peebles, Harold

Harry Tuffill fonds

  • CA GPR 0056
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1900]-1944

The fonds consists of photographs, postcards, and a publication from United Grain Growers. Of the 327 photographs, 110 portray surveying in the Peace Country from 1909 to 1911, 5 picture life on the Tuffill homestead, and the remaining 212 are of Mr. Tuffill’s service in WWI and family and photographs from England. There are also 72 postcards from Canada and abroad.

Tuffill, Harry

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

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

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

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

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