Collection jas-2638 - Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives Historical Postcard Collection

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Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives Historical Postcard Collection

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JAS jas-2638

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  • [ca. 1910] - 2001, predominately 1925-1955 (Creation)
    Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives, Collector

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103 items : postcards ; various sizes

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The Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society started working towards a museum in 1978. It originally planned to build a new structure. However in 1985 agreed to purchase a partially completed building on Pyramid Lake Road. In 1990 the lower floor of this structure was complete and the Society's office and archives moved in. Artifacts that had been stored in several places were also brought into the building. In 1992 the main floor office area, the gift shop and temporary gallery were completed. A Permanent Exhibition Gallery to focus on Jasper's social and human history entered the planning stage in 199

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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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These postcards have been donated to the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives and/or the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society over the years and were placed into a general collection.

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The fonds consists of postcards. The majority of the postcards pertain to Jasper National Park, AB. There are some that pertain to Mount Robson National Park, BC and Banff National Park, AB. Includes postcards pertaining to: Canadian National Railway; Otto brothers; J.B. Bickersteth; Roy Fisher; Byron Harmon; G. Morris Taylor; F.H. Slark; F.A. Jackman; James Simpkins; and Rowed and O'Neill photographers.

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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. 2006.20;001.56;89.17<br><br>

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