Fonds mac-30 - Peg Crook fonds

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Peg Crook fonds

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mac mac-30

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  • 1956-1989 (Creation)
    Crook, Peg, 1918-1991

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1 m of textual records. ? 844 photographs : 390 col. prints, 206 b&w prints, 19 col. slides, 229 postcards. ? 14 audio cassettes.

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Margaret "Peg" Crook was born in Winnipeg in 1918 and passed away December 31, 1991. Crook worked for the Bank of Montreal in several British Columbia communities before transferring to the Whitehorse Branch in 1968. She retired from the bank in 1978. Associated with the Yukon Historical Society during its early days, Crook volunteered for MacBride Museum for 20 years. She was involved with Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) from its inception in 1975 and was an active member for over 12 years. Peg Crook and Helen Horback researched and wrote the book "Lost Graves" about the Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery. Her lifelong commitment to the preservation of Yukon history was rewarded in 1989 with a YHMA Heritage Award of recognition. Crook travelled extensively and collected postcards, brochures, programs and flyers from nearly every site she visited.

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The fonds consists of research papers about the Yukon: roadhouses, local people such as the Pucketts and Mrs. Partridge of Ben-My-Chree, MacBride Museum, lost graves and the return of artifacts to the Yukon, and a manuscript about VON nurses. Also includes booklets about the official opening of the new Yukon Territory Government (YTG) building, Martha Black's anecdotes about the Klondike, "Whitehorse Heritage Buildings", "Lost Graves", "Potlatch Conference" and Yukon promotion, a Yukon Historical and Museum Association (YHMA) Heritage Award, Ms. Crook's family tree and news clippings, postcards and brochures collected during her travels outside of the Yukon. Photographs capture Discovery Days in Dawson City, Whitehorse Sourdough Rendezvous activities, Toastmistress conferences, MacBride Museum, Whitehorse General Hospital, Kluane Lake, Chilkat Dancers, a softball tournament, and places outside of the Yukon. Fonds also includes audio cassettes relating to conferences and presentations on funding, displays, and conservation for museums, commentaries on the Yukon River and navigation, and musical recordings by Peg and other musicians.

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