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Floyd Van Schaick fonds

  • CA GPR 0135
  • Archief
  • 1920-1932

The collection consists of Departmental Examinations and Promotions Tests developed by the High School and University Matriculation Examinations Board for the Department of Education in the Province of Alberta. These examinations cover many different subjects in the disciplines of English, History, Languages, Mathematics and Sciences, and some minor subjects such as Agriculture, Physiology and Hygiene, and Art, for Grades 8 through 12. A booklet of exams for Grades 5 through 7 covers the subjects of Literature, Composition, Grammar, Spelling, History and Citizenship, Arithmetic, Elementary Science, Geography, Agriculture and Hygiene, and Art.

Van Schaick, Floyd

County of Grande Prairie Financial Management sous-fonds

  • CA GPR 0306
  • Archief
  • 1950-1982

The sous-fonds consists of a financial statement from Pioneer Lodge (1955), Annual Reports for the County from 1956 to 1982, a collection of Alberta Gazettes, from 1953 to 1981, listing properties for tax sales in the County of Grande Prairie No. 1, a series of over-sized Debenture certificates issued in 1950 to 1951, and a 1979 Appraisal Report.

County of Grande Prairie No. 1

Arthur Patterson family fonds

  • CA GPR 0151
  • Archief
  • 1915 -1968

The fonds consists of genealogy records of families Hazelton, White, Hughson, Thorpe, Patterson; 3 books: "The Family of James Patterson", a report on the development of the County of Grande Prairie Industrial Park, and a Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital Design Report (1981); 4 maps of the County of Grande Prairie and 1 of Bezanson; a 1983 submission by the County of Grande Prairie to Alberta Transportation; invitations to official opening of QEII Hospital; Montrose and Grande Prairie High School Reunion (1979) booklet; a letter to Mr. R Wales from Elizabeth Keough; burial permits (1937, 1960-1968); one photograph of an unidentified couple; and 2 speeches written in tribute to Douglas Clarkson and Ernie Watt.

Patterson, Arthur

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

Schenk family fonds

  • CA GPR 0256
  • Archief
  • 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

Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 fonds

  • CA GPR 0550
  • Archief
  • 1917-2001

The fonds consists of records related to the administration and activities of the Municipal District of Spirit River including holding council meetings, passing by-laws, administering the M.D.’s finances, and assessing property and collecting taxes. The fonds also includes associated records containing historical information about the M.D. and vital statistics relating to the M.D.’s residents. The material dates from 1917 to 2001 and includes records such as minutes, by-laws, financial statements, cash books, general ledgers, miscellaneous financial ledgers, assessment and tax rolls and forms, tax arrears lists, miscellaneous tax ledgers, newspaper clippings, photographs, burial registers, and birth, marriage and death registers.

The fonds is divided into five series based on record type and content: Executive records, Financial records, Tax records, Historical Information, and Provincial Vital Statistics Registers. Most of the records were originally housed in binders, ledgers, and bound books, many of which have been retained in their original form. In general, the archivist has arranged these ledgers and books according to type and chronology, maintaining original order in most cases.

Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133

Village of Eaglesham fonds

  • CA GPR 0325
  • Archief
  • 1962-1976

The fonds consists of an article on the history of Eaglesham; financial records from 1967, 1968, 1976; a subdivision plan of Eaglesham in 1962-63; a 1967 plan showing the water system, and a 1969 plan showing the sewage system.


D. W. Patterson family fonds

  • CA GPR 0152
  • Archief
  • 1914 - 2002

The fonds consist of D.W. Patterson’s memoirs,1956, (original and a copy) and a short story, Rose Patterson’s memoirs, Dorothy Hall’s personal record, the document admitting D.W. Patterson to the Law Society of Alberta, 1914, a program for the visit of the Earl of Bessborough in 1933, newsclippings concerning the death of Judge Sissons and appointment of Donald as Assistant Chief Judge, 4 portraits, a Women's Institute album of photographs, and several scanned copies of family photos, and miscellaneous papers and letters.

Patterson, D.W.

Elmer Borstad fonds

  • CA GPR 0163
  • Archief
  • 1955 - 2002

The fonds consists of Elmer Borstad's personal papers, records as alderman and mayor including pages from a large scrapbook, records and photographs of involvement with the Chamber of Commerce and Northern Alberta Development Council, a scrapbook of records (1978-79) related to his nomination as candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party and subsequent election as MLA for Grande Prairie, a scrapbook of records as chairman of the QEII Foundation and head of the MRI capital campaign (1997-1999), and records of his chairmanship on the Capital Campaign Committee for building additional student residences at GPRC. There is also a mylared copy of a full-page 1959 advertisement "marking 12 years of service to Grande Prairie & District" , a booklet "The Canol Adventure" written by Mr. Borstad, and a photograph album detailing Elmer's involvement with RCSCC Micmac Squadron Sea Cadets (1955-1966), including photographs of the first Wrenette Corps in Alberta established in Grande Prairie in 1957.

Borstad, Elmer

Public Works sous-fonds

  • CA GPR 0459
  • Archief
  • 1911-2011

The sous-fonds consists of Development permits and planning files, traffic regulation files, an Urban Parks Inventory for 1983, selected road and subdivision plans, a 2011 orthophoto map of the city, and building plans for the Provincial Building addition. Over-sized storage contains a wooden binder of Township Plans c. 1925 for Ranges 1-25, Townships 69-75; and a 1953 plan for the town of Grande Prairie prepared by the Town & Rural Planning Branch of the Alberta Department of Municipal Affairs.

City of Grande Prairie, Public Works

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