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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society fonds
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- Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society
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1 m of textual records and other material
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The Jasper Historical Society was formed in 1963 by a group of interested members that included Fred Brewster, Constance Peterson as the first historian and Mel Taylor as the first president. The Society was later name the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society (JYHS). The Society was incorporated in 1977 . Monthly meetings included guest speakers, films, field trips relating to local and national history. The objectives of the Society are to encourage the study of the history of Alberta in general and Jasper in particular; and to locate, preserve and mark the local points of historical interest. The first archives and Society office was established in the Municipal Library in 1974. Planning for a permanent Museum and Archives began in 1978; in 1985 a partially completed building on Pyramid Lake Road was purchased and renovated. The Archives moved into the lower floor in 1990; the Museum opened on the upper floor in 1992. The Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives reports to the Board of Directors of the Society.
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Consists of blueprints and display sheets for proposed museum (1982); architect's proposal for museum (1980s); minutes and correspondence (1962-1988); historian's reports and correspondence (1967-1977); President's reports and correspondence (1963-1986); museum project files (1977-1985); financial records (1963-1994); audio-cassettes of speakers at meetings (1994); correspondence on the Fred Brewster Trust Fund (1970-1985); and membership lists (1970-1980).
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Financial and administrative records are closed for 25 years.
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See also Fred Brewster fonds (84.167.01) for information on the formation of the JYHS; and 78.01.31 for information on Constance Peterson.
Record No. 84.62; 84.111; 86.34; 990.04; 992.09; 995.16; 995.59; 996.04; 996.05<br><br>
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