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Vader-Grimm Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0676
  • Fonds
  • 1800-2018

This fonds contains records related to the Grimm, Vader, and Scott families. The material is largely concerned with time spent in Rycroft but this fonds also contains records created in Nebraska, Spirit River, and Calgary. The records consist of approximately 1500 photographs and negatives depicting farm life, school classes, locations, and people; newspaper clippings, pamphlets; posters; 2 family histories; 2 undated and unlabeled photograph albums; account books; and certificates.

The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Vader Family (1800-1980), Grimm family (1800-1980), and Ora and Edith [Vader] Grimm (1908-2008).

Vader-Grimm Family

Greber Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0634
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2015

The fonds consist of records and photographs relating to the Greber family.

Greber family

Gordon & Edna Moyer fonds

  • CA GPR 0422
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2015

The fonds consists of records of Edna's Camrose Normal School "criticism of lesson" reports and other documents related to teacher training (1921-1958), a sample lesson plan (1922), two teaching certificates,(1923, 1958), superintendents' reports from the schools where she taught (1925-1926), correspondence from school authorities and from students' parents, (1923-1977), a biography by Gordon, the given by J.E. Birdsall in honour of Gordon, a speech given at his funeral and two issues of the Ford Farming magazine (Spring, Fall 1953), a Swanavon School opening program, a copy of a travel itinerary, her Christmas greetings letter (1989), and seven photographs related to her school history. Gordon's records include a Dept. of Agriculture letter asking him to serve as a director of the W.W. Albright Scholarship Fund, a news clipping showing a group of Canadians admiring his prize oat sample (1946-1953) and "The Book of Mom which Alice (Moyer) Lewis has written about growing up in Elmworth.

Moyer, Edna

Milo and District Agricultural Society fonds

  • CA MILO AGS
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 2014

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, ledgers, membership lists, government reports, photographs and ephemera and objects relating to the activities of the Milo & District Agricultural Society and its various Committees.

The fonds is divided into one sous-fonds (Rural Initiatives) and the following series: Head Committee; Ag Society-Lions Race Meet; Milo Ice Committee; Milo Hall; Canopener; Reunion; Snake Valley History Book II; Snake Valley Hoedown, Sno-Goers.

Milo and District Agricultural Society

Walsh family fonds

  • GLEN glen-3507
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2013

The fonds consists of an extensive scrapbook compiled by Bernice Bray, granddaughter of Richard and Laura Walsh. The scrapbook has sections for Richard and Laura Walsh, and for each of their eight children, and includes genealogical charts and family histories; photographs of family members, ranches, and reunions; and newspaper clippings about the family's activities.

Walsh (family)

Wine Glass Ranch fonds

  • GLEN glen-3725
  • Fonds
  • 1927-2013, predominant 1950-1984

The fonds consists of financial records of the Towers and Wearmouth Ranch / Wine Glass Ranch (1950-1984); a history of the Wearmouth family (1996); newspaper clippings about the ranch and its owners (1914-2013); and photographs of the ranch and family (1927-1960).

Wine Glass Ranch

Usher ranch fonds

  • GLEN glen-3925
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2011

The fonds consists of papers related to ranch operations including a letterbook (1905-1920), legal papers (1932-2011), and financial records (1904-2010); family papers including newspaper clippings about family members, Eliza Jane Usher's diary of ranch activities (1904-1905), estate records, and interviews with Tom and Harry; and extensive photographs of the Usher Ranch, Scollard, Alberta, and the family. The fonds also consists of Western Stock Growers' Association convention reports, minutes, briefs, correspondence and clippings.

Usher Ranch

Harland, Kleven and Kreiser family fonds

  • GLEN glen-3355
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-2010

The Harland papers consist of a brief family history, family greeting cards, correspondence, certificates, tax records, brand registration, and complete records relating to oil and gas development on the Harland farm. The Kleven papers consist of Eleanor Harland Kleven's teaching material and photographs of the sawmill at Winfield, floats in the Stampede parade and the Keith Sanatorium; the Kreiser papers consist of two silent, colour home movies featuring Banff vacation, family garage business, earth-moving machinery, pipeline construction, cattle drive, airplane, Compeer Sports Day, and a parade in Consort; there are also tickets and photos of a K.D. Lang concert in Consort, Alberta.

Harland, Kleven, Kreiser (family)

Western Stock Growers' Association fonds

  • GLEN glen-2413
  • Fonds
  • 1896-2010

The fonds consists of ordinance of incorporation, constitution and bylaws, minutes, correspondence, convention proceedings, financial statements, committee reports, newsletters, press releases, and photographs of members and events. Includes interviews with early members of WSGA (1965-1967) and a 1948 radio broadcast by James G. Gardiner, Minister of Agriculture.
Records related to the following subjects are also in this fonds. See inventory for details: Alberta Federation of Agriculture, Alberta Fish and Game Association, Alberta Provincial Police, American Society of Range Management, F.V. Bennis, Edward Philip Benoit, A.H. Bowler, W.C. Bryan, Calgary stockyards, cattle rustling, Cattlemen's Protective Association of Western Canada, Dr. Michael Clarke, Dr. S.E. Clarke, Colorado Cattlemens' Association, Council of Western Beef Producers, A.E. Cross, Fred Davis, O. Des Jarding, J.M. Dillon, Eastern Irrigation District, J.H. Frankel, Basil Gardon, grazing, J.R. Hallam, J.C. Hargrave, Harmon and Henderson, R.B. Hunter, Ed Kennedy, Knight-Watson Ranching Co., Guy Lafferty, M.B. Mabee, Duncan Marshall, Meat Packers Council of Canada, C.H. Morse, C.W. Peterson, poetry, Dan E. Riley, W.T. Ritch, Henry Arild Ruste, Saskatchewan Stock Growers' Association, Stuart B. Smith, Special Areas Board, Harry P. Streeter, meat industry and trade (strikes), Harry Strom, Gordon Taylor, Dr. F.S. Tolmie, Jack Thompson, Dr. F. Torrance, Robert Weir, Thomas Willdegg, and W.H. Willson.

Western Stock Growers' Association

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