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Agriculture Collection

  • AGC
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 2020

The collection consists of various documents and photos about Indian Head's agricultural heritage, including the Bell Farm, the federal Tree Nursery and the federal Experimental Farm. The Agriculture Collection includes materials related agriculture and includes, especially, series pertaining to three major agricultural developments in Indian Head 1) The Bell Farm (Qu'Appelle Valley Farming Company) which was a huge farming venture of 57,000 acres promoted by Major William Robert Bell in 1881-1882 to Eastern Canadian and American shareholders. The venture finally failed and Major Bell left Indian Head in 1895. 2) The federal Experimental Farm which was established in 1887 under the superintendency of Angus MacKay and continues to conduct research as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Indian Head Research Farm . 3) The federal Tree Nursery (PFRA) resulted from the promotion of trees and shrubs for shelter by Angus MacKay , the superintendent of the Experimental Farm . Established as a separate federal government station in 1901 under the superintendency of Norman Ross, it provided trees and shrubs for farmers throughout the prairies until its closure in 2014.

Book Collection

  • BOC
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 2019

Books related to Indian Head and district - either about this area or by or about people who lived in the area.

Businesses Collection

  • BUC
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 2020

Records of businesses of Indian Head and district

Church Religion Collection

  • CRC
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 2008

Textual and photographic records the churches of Indian Head and district.

Health Collection

  • HEC
  • Collection
  • 1910 - 2009

News articles, write-ups and other information about health care in Indian Head and district

Indigenous Collection

  • INC
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 2020

Articles. write-ups and stories about First Nations and Metis history, culture and people

Military Collection

  • MIC
  • Collection
  • 1881 - 2014

Articles, photos and stories about Indian Head people who served in various military conflicts

Organizations Collection

  • ORC
  • Collection
  • 1900 - 2014

Most of the material is included in a few series (Glenn Lunn Circle, Friendly Neighbors Club, 4H Club) - many books of club minutes, events or projects. Other series, such as the lodges, RCMP, Postmasters Association have only a few items.

People Collection

  • PEC
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 2021

Archival materials related to local individuals or families

Recreation Collection

  • REC
  • Collection
  • 1900 - 2007

Sports and other recreational events and activities over the years

Rural Municipality Collection

  • RMC
  • Collection
  • 1890 - 2000

Items related to the Rural Municipality of Indian Head and other nearby RMs.

School Collection

  • SCC
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 2017

In this collection there are many photographs of the school houses, children and staff, as well as textual records detailing their construction and operation.

Town Collection

  • IHC
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 2020

Documents, photos and maps related to the history of the Town of Indian Head from the arrival of the first farmer settlers to the present.