Fonds 0174 - John Putters fonds

The Putters' Home Mrs. J Putters and Johnnie Mrs. J Putters Bobby Lewis on Main Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Putters' Electric Mr.and Mrs. Broughton Mrs J. Putters Deane and Marj Toews Wedding First Year Apprentice Training Students Lake Saskatoon Picnic
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John Putters fonds

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CA GPR 0174

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  • 1930-2006 (Creation)
    Putters, John

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4 pages of textual records
73 photographs

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John Putters was born in Grande Prairie, attended school in Grande Prairie, graduating from the Grande Prairie High School . His father owned and operated Putters' Electric in the 1930s-1940s. John is very active in a Grande Prairie Alumni group living in Edmonton and Calgary who meet regularly for reunions.

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The photographs were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by John Putters in March, 2005. John's memoirs were donated by Betty Putters in 2014.

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The fonds consists of 4 pages of memoirs, 3 CDs, and 73 photographs: 9 of Family and Friends, 26 of Grande Prairie and Area, and 38 of Growing up in the Forties and Fifties. One CD is a power point presentation of nostalgic Grande Prairie photographs produced for Grande Prairie ex-patriots reunion held in Edmonton on September 14, 2002. A second CD contains 134 photographs, 38 of which have been printed, borrowed from participants of a 2004 Grande Prairie Alumni reunion. A third CD includes 18 photographs, which have been printed.

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The photographs were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by John Putters in March, 2005. John's memoirs were donated by Betty Putters in 2014.


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  • The material is in English.

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Accession numbers: 2005.015; 2014.095

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South Peace Regional Archives

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