Collection VC - Velma Campbell collection

Men and steamer Engine Man with a woman

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Velma Campbell collection

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  • [191-?]-[1994?] (Creation)

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7 photographs : b&w

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(1924 -)

Biographical history

Velma Campbell was born in 1924 on her family's farm in Ethelton, Saskatchewan. Her parents were Dennis Roy Groat and Majorie Groat (Olsen). Velma married William C. Campbell and together they had one daughter, Darlene Mae. Velma worked as a stenographer at Groat's Garage. She also enjoyed writing poetry and dramatic works. Her play "Oh, Those Golden Years" was performed by the Lacenda Club. Velma's husband William was a pilot in the Canadian Military. From 1941-1945 he was stationed in England as a rear air gun runner. William was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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This collection includes photographs taken in the Melfort region. Subjects include: a threshing crew, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Downie, the town of Melfort, and Mrs. Clagett's funeral coffin. The originals date from the 1910's to the 1950's.

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The photographs were donated by Velma Campbell to the Melfort and District Museum.


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digitized version in on-site database

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No restrictions to access

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Copyright: Public Domain

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on-site database, accession ledger, source file

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Related material: Other objects available

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94-05, 998-104

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