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Lee Oilund collection
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CA GPR 0274
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- Oilund, Lee
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3 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Lee is a descendent of Andrew Oilund came to Canada from Norway in 1927, and settled in the Buffalo Lakes area. In 1928 he was joined by his wife and four children. Another child was born in Buffalo Lakes. He purchased SW 20-74-7-W6 and NW 17-74-7-W6 where they lived and farmed for nearly 20 years. After Andrew's retirement and his wife's death in 1953, the family continued to live in the area and deal with businesses in Buffalo Lakes, Sexsmith and LaGlace.
The collection was donated in 1989 to the Grande Prairie Museum by Lee Oilund, one of Andrew Oilund's descendents. In 2000 the collection was transferred to the Archives.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a collection of farm booklets and 1 cm of farm business receipts belonging to Olaf Kildal and Ralph Johnson, dated 1929 to 1963, from Alberta Wheat Pool at Sexsmith; C L Larson, General Merchant, La Glace; P.M. Haugen Garage, LaGlace; Buffalo Lake General Store; Buffalo Lake Service Station; Shannon & Son, Sexsmith; Sexsmith Garage Co; Mac Perkins Garage, Sexsmith; Maple Leaf Garage, LaGlace; Olson's Garage, LaGlace; E.G. Edey Equipment, Sexsmith; McKinnon Equipment, Grande Prairie; UFA Co-op; and other miscellaneous receipts. The booklets, dating from 1920-1963 include Norweigen immigration literature from Olaf Kildal; Ration Recipe cookbook from WW II, Wheat Board permits and Alberta Hail Insurance Board booklets from the early 1950s, and information on Credit Unions published by the Credit Union League of Alberta. There is also a 1959 Prairie Farm Assistance Act Crop Report, a poster for an Allis-Chalmers tractor, and a report card from Northfield School.
Immediate source of acquisition
In 2000 the Grande Prairie Museum transferred the collection to the Archives.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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A finding aid is available at http://southpeacearchives.org/finding-aids/lee-oilund-collection/
No accruals are expected.
Accession number: 1989.008
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- Oilund, Lee (Creator)
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South Peace Regional Archives
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