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Rycroft and District Historical Society
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CA GPR 0156
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- Rycroft and District Historical Society
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The Rycroft and District Historical Society was formed in 1974 with the purpose of publishing a book tracing the history of local pioneers. With the help of the Merry Pioneers, who ran the Seniors (Merry Pioneers) Centre, Sisters Madge Barton and Josephine Dulaska interviewed old-timers to get their historical stories. Sister Dulaska, who could speak five languages, became an ideal translator for those who had difficulty with the English language. "Wheatfields and Wildflowers", a history of Rycroft and surrounding school districts, was the result of this community effort.
The collection was donated to the Grande Prairie Regional Archives by Mary Kunesky, a secretary at the Rycroft School from 1969-1989. It had been passed on to her by Shirley Uhryn who had received it from Sister Barton who was very active on the Rycroft Historical Society.
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The collection consists of correspondence and financial records from the society, and news articles related to Rycroft history from 1954-1986 and the centralization of schools in the Spirit River School Division from 1960-1972. There are also pages from a Rycroft school yearbook The Aurora produced in 1947-48 and 2 grade eleven classroom photographs.
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The collection was donated to the Grande Prairie Regional Archives by Mary Kunesky, a secretary at the Rycroft School from 1969-1989.
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- The material is in English.
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A finding aid is available at http://southpeacearchives.org/finding-aids/rycroft-and-district-historical-society/
Donated with the collection were 2 books, Ecole Joussard School, a school history 1937-1972, and Jean-Cote, History and Family Trees of a French Community. These books are located in the library.
The records are incomplete as much material was destroyed in a flood of June 11, 1990
Accession number: 2003.84
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