Title and statement of responsibility area
Stastia and Jim Carry fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title base on contents of records.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[ca. 1900-1980] (Creation)
- Carry, Stastia
Physical description area
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 61 photographs
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Stastia Cross, 1898-1995, was born in California, USA, the daughter of western artist, Henry H. Cross, and Nora Hauk. She learned a great deal about animals while growing up and in her teens moved to Chicago as a circus performer, working with elephants and horses. Among the circuses she worked for were Sells Floto, Sparks and Gollmar. In 1922 she married Jim Carry, 1895-1970, while both were working as wild west performers in USA-based circuses. Jim was born in Morden, Manitoba and grew up near Kirkcaldy, Alberta. During the First World War he served with Lord Strathcona's Horse. In the mid-1920s the Carrys returned to Jim's ranch at Kew, Alberta and developed their own wild west show, A. J. Carry's Wild West and Hippodrome Attractions, and also worked very closely with their neighbour, Peter Welsh, in the Alberta Stampede and Rodeo that travelled to Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Buffalo in 1926 and 1927. Jim and Stastia later homesteaded near Grande Prairie, Alberta but returned to Black Diamond in 1943 where they managed a ranch for Colonel J. Fred Scott and raised race horses. They had no children. For further information see "Stastia Cross Carry" in Building a Province : 60 Alberta Lives / Brian Brennan. -- Calgary : Fifth House, 2000, p. 65-67.
Name of creator
Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence, newsclippings, circus / wild west show programs, scrapbooks and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from P.A.S. Heirloom Art Exhibitors [Sharon Hoskin, Alleyne Wyler and Phyllis Sandberg], 1998.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
No restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
No finding aid.
Glenbow also holds the records of Jim Carry's brother, Bob Carry, and his sister, Minnie Rench.
Record No. M 8468;M 8661;PA 3457;PE 176;NA 5564<br><br>