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Henderson Brothers Hardware fonds

  • SCM-RG-0044
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1919

The fonds, related to the Henderson Brothers Hardware, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

A.2005.4 (Henderson Brothers Hardware)
-receipts from Henderson Bros. Hardware, Harness, Plymouth Twine, in Webb, SK, from 1918 to 1919.

Henderson Brothers Hardware

Helen Wittenberg fonds

  • SCM-RG-0043
  • Fonds
  • 20 July 2004

The fonds, related to the Agatha Schellenberg, was acquired by the source during its lifetime. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

Volume #1 (formerly 2004.33.5): textbook on midwifery written in German, one page of handwritten notes at the beginning, poor condition

Volume #2 (formerly 2004.33.6): black notebook, filled with handwritten pages and printed inserts, written in German, poor condition

Volume #3 (formerly 2004.33.12): orange notebook with lined pages, record or births from August 16, 1923 to December 1944 (not comprehensive)

Folder #1 (formerly 2004.33.10 & 11): nine handwritten pages of records of birth from ca. 1923 to 1944, written in German; 3 photocopies pages of letters written in German

Photos:
1 (formerly 2004.33.7). framed photo of Agatha Schellenberg with her family
2 (formerly 2004.33.8). framed photo of a woman, caption reads "Agatha Schellenberg // May 22. 1889...June 18.1967"
3 (formerly 2004.33.9). framed photo of a house, caption reads "Schellenberg home Blumenort Sask March 1924..1947"

Schellenberg, Agatha

George Schofield fonds

  • SCM-RG-0042
  • Fonds
  • 1936 - 1937

The fonds, related to George Schofield, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-A list of plays suitable for production by the CCYM Saskatchewan section; "Repertory Bulletin/Theatre of Action", a catalogue of short plays with leftist themes; handwritten speech on Socialism, supporting the Liberal party; letter to the Bureau of Labor and Public Welfare inquiring about payment for two workers, Fay Dudley and Lloyd Schneider; financial report for C.C.F. Saskatchewan; letter to all members of the Saskatchewan Commonwealth Youth Movement; registration for form of organizations for the CCFYM; speech written on stationary from Jeffries's Drug Store in Regina, SK about the CCF cause, author unknown; letter to George Schofield from H.F. Hughes, re: joining a CCF committee and the danger of Communist factions; letter to George Schofield from H.F. Hughes, Activity Secretary, 1937; document on how to organize a Cooperative Youth Movement Unit; handwritten documents bearing local announcements, including J.S. Woodsworth speaking at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, SK; open letter to all farmers in the Drouth [Drought] area, from George Schofield, secretary of the Drouth [Drought] Conference Coordinating Committee, 1937; letter from the Bureau of Labour and Public Welfare to all Municipal Secretaries, re: General Instructions and Regulations, Municipal Direct Relief Administration, 1936-1937; C.C.F. Saskatchewan section Directive Board meeting agenda, 1936 (2 copies); correspondence between George Schofield and F. Eliason of United Farmers of Canada, re: a meeting held by the U.F.C. whereat members of the D.C.C.C. (Drouth Conference Co-ordinating Committee) were not invited; documents entitled "How To Form a Lodge of the United Farmers of Canada" and an "Organizer's Report Form"

Frontier Radio Club fonds

  • SCM-RG-0041
  • Fonds
  • 1975 - 1995

The fonds, related to the Frontier Radio Club, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

Series 1: Financial
Dates: 1976 - 1982
Extent: 13 cm textual records
Scope and content:
-Receipt Books: May 1976 & March 1978, September 1976 – January 1977, January 1977 – May 1977, May 1977 - February 1978, 1980 (Memberships)
-Bank Deposit Book, May 1976 – December 1980
-Cheque Book, February 1976 – June 1982
-Account Book (red): 1975 - 1980, along with Treasurer’s Report, January – September 1977
-Bank Statements (envelope #1): Western Savings and Credit Union, March – December 1976; January – December 1977; January – December 1978; January – December 1979; January 1980; January 1981; interest advance notice
-Cash: (envelope #2): $6.00 ($1 bill and change)
-Receipts (envelope #3): receipts for services and supplies, etc.
-Statements (envelope #4): 1979 Tax Returns and Financial statements

Series 2: Minutes, correspondence and other documents
Dates: 1976 - 1982
Extent: 15 cm textual records
Scope and content:
-Registration Notebook
-Minute Books: January 1976 - March 1979; January 1980 - October 1982
-Miscellaneous (envelope #5): receipt (Province of Saskatchewan); Resolution of the General Membership; Application under Societies Act; Policy and Procedure – The Plains CB Club Emergency Measures
-Correspondence (envelope #6): Saskatchewan Provincial Secretary; Runzer's Officer Equipment; The Societies Act; Swift Current Bottlers Ltd., etc.
-Application (envelope #7): application for permit to operate a Canadian general radio Service Station in the United States (from Federal Communications Commission)
-Membership (envelope #8): membership applications
-Miscellaneous (folder #:1): correspondence, re: dissolution of club, 1981; Chapter 142 of The Societies Act; correspondence, re: incorporation of club, 1977; financial statement 1980, miscellaneous correspondence, questionnaires completed by members
-Miscellaneous (folder #2): financial statement 1977 – 80; REAP Alberta; various letters; Constitution and Bylaws of the “Southwest Amateur Radio Club”; St. John Ambulance; SGI Insurance; letters from Saskatchewan Province Secretary; receipt from Kinsmen TeleMiracle; poster – Alberta 1st Annual CB Jamboree; Chapter 12 – The Societies Act
-Constitution Preparation (folder 3): "The Societies Act - Application for Incorporation", n.d.
-miscellaneous (folder #4 - brown plastic): The Saskatoon General Radio Club 11th Annual Western Canadian CB Jamboree, 1981; Insurance contract – SGI; various correspondence: newsletters, letters; blank memberships certificates; blank meeting/minutes form; duo-tang: Sask. EMO SEMAD (Saskatchewan Emergency Measures Air Division) exercise NO. 4. 1975, Swift Current, SK; folder containing miscellaneous correspondence with the City of Swift Current; folder containing various correspondence, re: crests and decals; folder containing correspondence, re: Halloween Patrol; notebook containing minutes from January to December 1975, roll call sheet, 1995, names and addresses, “Halloween Patrol” list, guest list; correspondence, re: membership questionnaire
-Red Book – Memberships 1975 – 1980
-Book – “Citizen Band Directory for Southern Saskatchewan June 1975”
-Black Book - Membership 1978 - 1979
-Booklet – Radio / telephone operator handbook, land/sea/air
-Scrapbook – certificates and letters
-Thank you card from the Bennett family, to George Hanna
-six "Frontier City CB Radio Club Swift Current Sask." badges, and three "Frontier City CB Radio Club Swift Current Sask." buttons

Frontier Radio Club

Florence Noble fonds

  • SCM-RG-0040
  • Fonds
  • 1912 - 1985

The fonds, related to Florence Noble and the 8th Recce, were accumulated by the source over her lifetime. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
.1- July 26, 1982 Reunion (Tom Noble) Newspaper Clipping
.2 - Flo Noble’s tartan hostess sash
.3- 9 page 1st orders issues July 1941 (Holding unit Canadian Armored Corps) November 12, 1977
Moose Jaw Times
.4- Clipping of November 10, 1977 Moose Jaw Armories Reunion
(Together with .3 under same label)
.5a - 4 page report of Chuck's voyage overseas (June 21 – July 4, 1941)
.5b- 1 page, report of Chuck's voyage overseas (January 5, 1944)
.6 – 9 page 1944-1974 Canadian Remembrance Days booklet
.7 – Calgary photograph, No.5 , 1966 (25.5 cm x 20.5 cm)
.8 – Tom Noble photograph (19.5 cm x 24 cm)
.9 – Calgary reunion photograph, No.11 (28 cm x 17.5 cm)
.10 – Swift Current photograph,1960 or 1963 reunion (25.5 cm x 20.5 cm)
.11a – Newspaper clipping (Moose Jaw Times) of 8th Recce parade (Tom Noble and Emil
Zimmerman), 1982
.11b – Newspaper cartoon (Tom Noble) 1912
.12 – Tom Noble and Emil Zimmerman in 8th Recce Regiment parade, photograph (21.5 cm x 24 cm)
.13 – Notes by Major Gordon Good (8th Recce veteran) from World War II; November 1983 (22 pages)
.14 – Members in Calgary, photograph (9 cm x 9 cm)
.15-.19 – Marching Soldiers and armoured tanks, photographs (9 cm x 9 cm)
[In Devon Wente envelope]
.21 – 14th Canadian Hussars information paper
.22a – 8th Recce regiment 1st annual Reunion program, November12, 1960
.25 – Newspaper Clipping of Regina Leader Post (1980’s)

El Ehman fonds

  • SCM-RG-0039
  • Fonds
  • 11 February 2004

The fonds, related to Hoffman James Powley, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-The volume is a ledger that has been also used as a scrapbook; scrapbook contains: table of contents, clippings of movie stars, politicians, poems, "cowboy" images, newspaper clippings, some Swift Current clippings, latest date on a newspaper clipping is 1932 though most are not dated (clippings and pictures are often pasted onto pages that were originally used as a ledger, ca. 1926); after clippings end several of the remaining pages are used as a ledger, 1911 - 1915, records of interactions with businesses, local businesses, and individuals; there is a large number of blank pages, after which there is another ledger, 1909 - 1913, record of interactions with businesses, local businesses, and individuals. The records in the ledger likely pertain to the Alexandra Hotel. "This book belongs to Hofffman James Powley, Beaver Flats P.O., Saskatchewan, Canada / 15th Day of February in the year 1926 A.D./ age - 18 yrs." written inside front cover

Powley, Hoffman James

Dunelm School District fonds

  • SCM-RG-0038
  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1942

The fonds, related to the Dunelm School District Number 3232, were accumulated by an unknown source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
Fonds consists of receipts for school supplies purchased by the Dunelm School District at local Swift Current businesses, such as Laycock Drug Stores, The Park Hardware, Walkinshaw's Pharmacy, the W.W. Cooper Store, Gus Riedler's Service Station, Saskatchewan Co-Operative Creamery, C.C. Young and Son, Waterman-Waterbury Mfg. Co. Ltd., The Sun Printing and Publishing Co., Rollefson's Limited Hardware; all 1929 - 1942.

Dunelm School District Number 3232

Drylanders' Park Prairie Settlement Museum fonds

  • SCM-RG-0037
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1979

The fonds, related to the Drylanders' Park Prairie Settlement Museum, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-Documents, re: Drylanders' Park, forerunner of Doc's Town
-Spiral notebook with minutes, newspaper clippings, suggestions for project, 1979
-Constitution and Bylaws, 1971; application for incorporation
-Constitution of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society
-Notifications of exploratory meeting, and notes on the meeting, April 23, 1971
-Blank survey from Saskatchewan Museums Association, 1973
-Correspondence; re: request for Charitable Status, 1972
-Swift Current Chamber of Commerce members, 1970
-Saskatchewan Museums Association, 1973
-Correspondence, re: tax return for all societies incorporated under the Societies Act, 1972
-Letter to City Commissioner M. Butterfield, from Saskatchewan Industry Department, re: funding
-Copy of The Societies Act (An Act respecting Benevolent and Other Societies)
-Draft Bylaws for writing guidance
-Copy of Act creating the Western Development Museum (WDM), 1965
-Application for incorporation of Saskatchewan Museums Association (SMA); Saskatchewan Museums Association (SMA) constitution
-Minutes of SMA Executive meeting, 1971
-Document, re: "Some Considerations In Setting Up A Saskatchewan Community Museum"
-Western Development Museum (WDM) Annual Report, 1970
-Speech, re: national cultural survey
-Correspondence, re: funding for labour in Saskatchewan Museums Association (SMA) organizations

Drylanders' Park Prairie Settlement Museum

Doctor Keene fonds

  • SCM-RG-0036
  • Fonds
  • 1954 - 1965

The fonds, related to Doctor John David Keene, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-Receipt Book, June 1964 – October 1964, copies of receipts for medical services by Dr. J. D. Keene, Dr. J. J. Fitzgerald, Dr. B. K. Sood
-Receipt Book, October 1964 – February 1965, copies of receipts for medical services by Dr. J. D. Keene, Dr. J. J. Fitzgerald, Dr. Taylor
-Receipt Book, February 1965 – May 1965, copies of receipts for medical services by Dr. J. J. Fitzgerald, Dr. Fernando, Dr. J.D. Keene, Dr. J.J. Gregory
-Ledger, 1954 – 1957 (green) for Dr. Keene, Dr. Brosnan, some receipts fastened to the back pages
-Ledger (coiled notebook), 1960 – 1964
-Ledger (coiled notebook), February 1962 – August 1964
-Farm Ledger, 1964 - 1965, tracks cattle, wages, machinery purchase, seeds, feed, fertilizer and twine, repairs, etc., from Farm Tax Service Limited
-File folders: cancelled cheques from Dr. J.D. Keene; Keene's miscellaneous receipts for supplies, (Pioneer Coop, Swift Current Animal Clinic, Thompson Auto Supplies, Revelstoke Building Supplies); Keene's truck and tractor receipts; Keene's gas and oil receipts; receipts for Keene's cattle purchases and sales; bills and receipts for Keene's light, power and telephone

Keene, Dr. John David

Dick Warren fonds

  • SCM-RG-0035
  • Fonds
  • 24 April 2004

The fonds, related to the Swift Current Boys' Band, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

Folder #1 - Photographs:

  1. 26 copies of a postcard with a photo of the Swift Current Boys' Band in Memorial Park, n.d.
  2. the Air Cadet band, (back row - standing): Charles Warren, Kelly Hayward, Art Elefson, Clifford Shirriff, George Shick, Maver McKay, Ernie Moen, Bill Wilson, Jack Hudson, Ross McLeod, Jim Standen, Ed Fisher, Ross Bearman, (front row - kneeling or sitting): Wilf Siebel, Gordon Traub, Alvin Carleton (?), Wally Walker, Ken Schmidt, Bill Ford, Gerald Thorneycroft, Dick Warren, Ken Moore, Everett Lett, Barry Traub (?), Ian Phillips, Ted White
  3. members of a Swift Current band (tintype photo)
  4. postcard with an image of a band in front of a horse-drawn wagon, ca. 1930s
  5. Swift Current Boys Band, photo taken inside an H-Hut, n.d.
  6. Swift Current Boys Band, 1913
  7. Swift Current Boys Band, n.d.
  8. Swift Current Boys Band, n.d.
  9. Swift Current Boys Band, taken on the front steps of Toronto City Hall, 1952
  10. Swift Current Boys Band, n.d.
  11. Swift Current City Band, 1921
  12. Swift Current City Band, ca. 1921
  13. Swift Current City Band, ca. 1913
  14. Swift Current City Band, ca. 1912
  15. Swift Current band, ca. 1910
  16. Medicine Hat band, ca. 1912
  17. Swift Current Citizen's Band, 1906: (back row) Reid, Marlow, Dick, Moote, Benson, Clinite, (middle row) Hodges, Sykes, Maxwell, Stephenson, Talman, Jones, (front row) Smith, Furnace
  18. Swift Current Citizen's Band, 1906: (back row) Reid, Marlow, Dick, Moote, Benson, Clinite, (middle row) Hodges, Sykes, Maxwell, Stephenson, Talman, Jones, (front row) Smith, Furnace
  19. Swift Current Boys Band in a parade, Calgary, 1956

Folder #2: scrapbook, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, etc. that chronicle the band's events and trips, from 1949 to 1956, including their trips to Toronto, Calgary, Moose Jaw and Lethbridge.

Photographs in scrapbook:

  1. Swift Current Boy's Band banner
  2. four members of the Swift Current Boys Band, and three young women, posing in a restaurant, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  3. members of the Swift Current Boys Band seated at long tables in a restaurant, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  4. several members of the Swift Current Boys Band and a few young women seated at typesetting machines, perhaps taken during a tour of a newspaper office on the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  5. several young women who are part of the Swift Current Boys Band, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  6. members of the Swift Current Boys Band, a young women in the front row is holding a trophy, there is a welcome sign behind the band, taken in a restaurant, perhaps taken during the band's trip to Toronto in 1952
  7. Charles Warren (on the right) and two unidentified men, perhaps taken during the Swift Current Boys Band trip to Toronto in 1952
  8. a large audience in Memorial Park

Folder #3: book made for conductor Charles Warren, contains a poem and is signed in the back by all the band members

Folder #4: Swift Current Air Cadet Band attendance record, 1944 - 1946; list of Swift Current Boys Band members, 1952

Envelope #1: address to the Kiwanis Club of Prairie Pioneers, re: the history of community bands in Swift Current, given by Charles Warren in 1984; history of the Air Cadet Band; program for Swift Current Boys Band Golden Jubilee Concert; excerpt from a written history of the Swift Current Boys Band / Junior Band (pages 8 to 13, written for a University class on Recreation in Communities), list of Junior Band activities from 1968 - 1970 and proposed activities for 1972 - 1973, newspaper clippings; photographs:

Photographs in envelope #1:

  1. Swift Current Junior Band in a Frontier Days parade, ca. 1974 - 1975 (taken and developed by Patrick Laird)
  2. Swift Current Junior Band in a Frontier Days parade, ca. 1974 - 1975 (taken and developed by Patrick Laird)

Envelope #2: booklet "Marching Along Together: The Saga of the Swift Current Boys Band", 1954 (3 copies); booklet, "The Swift: A Review of Current Events/The Magazine of No. 39 SFTS Royal Air Force, SC", 1942; photograph

Photographs in envelope #2:

  1. several adults members of a band, brass section, band and individuals are unidentified

Discrete items: photograph #31, Swift Current Boys Band in a parade in Calgary in 1956; framed document, "Mr. Charles W. Warren/A Testimonial/This scroll is presented to Mr. Charles W. Warren upon his retirement as bandmaster of the Swift Current Boys Band"

Swift Current Boys’ Band

David Burt fonds

  • SCM-RG-0034
  • Fonds
  • [before 5 August 2009]

The fonds, related to James G. Mitchell, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-Tax notice
-Correspondence relating to the purchase of property in Swift Current (lot 25, block 15, Argyle Crescent; 1913)
-Duplicate certificate of title

Mitchell, James G.

Dan Sutherland fonds

  • SCM-RG-0033
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 1999

The fonds, related to the Swift Current Film Society, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-Public Service Announcements (PSA) and Press Releases, re: Film Nights, Swift Current Film Society (text, correspondence, Swift Current Cablevision request forms); 1999.
-Photocopies of posters for Film Nights at the Art Gallery of Swift Current; 1999.
-Film News’, publication of the Swift Current Film Society; January, 1999 (vol.1, no.1)
-‘Between-Newsletter Infosheet’; February 17, 1999.
-Correspondence: Artistic Director of Swift Current Film Society, Dan Sutherland; 1999
-Photocopies of newspaper articles (City Sun) regarding Film Society’s activities and various film nights; 1999.

Sutherland, Dan

Colleen Irwin fonds

  • SCM-RG-0032
  • Fonds
  • 20 January 2003

The fonds, related to George Spence, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
-Volume 1 Appointments: green appointment book belonging to Ivy Spence, appointments for tea and luncheons, some inserts including one that reads "Susan's [Irwin] first work of art sent to Nanna Jan 28 1950 (3 yrs old)".

-Volume 2: booklet entitled Session 1943 House of Commons/Special Committee on Reconstruction and Re-establishment/Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence, at which George Spence was a witness, 1943

-Volume 3: booklet entitled "Address on Reclamation and Conservation on the Prairies" to the Geographical Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, by The Honourable George Spence, Commissioner, International Joint Commission, 1954

-Volume 4: green scrapbook, including an envelope with newspaper clipping and correspondence of George and Ivy Spence; scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, re: George and Ivy Spence and their family, George Spence's career, Ivy Spence's social activities; place cards from dinner parties, brochure on the International Peace Gardens, photograph of a large group of men and one woman outside a building in Regina, probably the Saskatchewan Legislature

-Envelope 1, "International Joint Commission": "My Creed", 1931; copies of a newspaper article about George Spence, 1958

-Envelope 2, "Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario": an envelope containing cards, invitations, notes and correspondence for George and Ivy Spence, ca. 1947 - 1949; brochure on the Empire State Building Observatory, 1949; brochure for Lee Mansion Memorial in Virginia

-Envelope 3, "Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Office": envelope addressed to Ivy Spence containing a certificate, re: a medal to be worn by Ivy Spence for the 1937 Coronation (medal not accompanying document), a letter sent to George Spence from his daughter Irene when she is at the University of Saskatchewan (mentions a date with Noble Irwin and war work, enlistment, etc.), a poem called "To A Sparrow" dedicated to the Spence's eldest daughter Irene by William Barnard; two copies of the program for the University of Saskatchewan's convocation ceremony, May 1948; program for commencement at Regina Grey Nuns' Hospital School of Nursing, 1945 (Irene Spence won medal for Highest Efficiency in Obstetrics); envelope containing an invitation to the commencement exercises for the Regina Grey Nuns' Hospital School of Nursing, 1945, and two invitations to the University of Saskatchewan's Convocation Ball, 1948; program for the Retail Merchants' Association of Canada, Saskatchewan Branch Banquet and Dance at Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina celebrating the 1937 coronation of George VI; hand-drawn diagram of seating arrangements (?); program for the University of Saskatchewan's convocation ceremony, May 1945; invitation to an afternoon reception for graduates of the University of Saskatchewan, 1948; newspaper clipping, re: graduates of Regina Grey Nuns' Hospital School of Nursing, 1945

-Envelope 3, "Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Office": invitations for George and Ivy Spence for tea, luncheon, supper; tourist brochures for Colonial Williamsburg, Fort George (Niagara-On-the-Lake), Niagara's Parks, The Old Mill (Toronto), the Thomas Jefferson Inn, Chesapeake Bay Ferries, Monticello (Virginia), Canadian Pacific Scenic Domes; programs for "Showplace" at Radio City Music Hall, ca, 1950s; Capital Airlines schedule, 1955; brochure for Niagara Falls Preservation Program; booklet, "On the Death of King George the Sixth", CBC, 1952; programs, banquet honoring CPR Construction Engineers, at Orkney, SK, 1925; birthday cards given to Mrs. George (Ivy) Spence; Clan map of Scotland from the Washington Post, 1954; newspaper clipping about the wedding of Enid Dixon and Jack Hammill; communion program from St. Paul's Memorial Church, Virginia, 1957; train schedule, Chicago-Milwaukee and St. Paul Pacific; booklet, Birthday Edition Journal; booklet, Local Council of Women of Regina, 1926

-Envelope 4, "Mr. Geo. Spence, M.P. Orkney, Sask.": envelope containing cards, invitations, programs, etc. for Mr. and Mrs. Spence, ca. 1920s, re: parliamentary affairs (Spence was an MP); other invitations, programs, correspondence, etc. received by George Spence in his position as MP for Maple Creek, ca. 1920s; booklet, 'The Interdependence of British Trade and British Immigration', a summary of two speeches made by George Spence, Minister of Public Works, 1936; an envelope of photographs (2 - 19, see below for list); correspondence; re: Order of the British Empire, received by George Spence, 1946; instructions for attending a "Drawing Room" the the Governor-General, February 19 1927; handout, House of Commons Debates: Official Report Speech of Mr. George Spence, member for Maple Creek on the Budget; postcard from Italy, to George Spence, from R.B.W.

-Envelope 5, "Queen's Visit to Canada June 26th, 1959 - Montreal, St. Lawrence Seaway": newspapers, The National Star, June 2,5 1959; The Montreal Gazette, June 26, 1959; The Montreal Star, June 25, 1959; The Montreal Star, June 25, 1959, p. 19; The Montreal Star, June 25, 1959, p. 17-32; The Montreal Gazette, June 26, 1959; The Montreal Star, June 25, 1959; The Montreal Gazette, June 26, 1959

-Envelope 6, "Dominion Department of Agriculture Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Office": invitation to an International Joint Commission event, 1952; wedding announcement for Irene Spence and Captain Noble Irwin, July 7 1945; certificate, re: a medal to be worn by George Spence for the 1937 Coronation (medal not accompanying document)

-Envelope 7, article written for Regina Leader-Post Jan. 1960. By Geo. Spence on the Columbia River, B.C.: editorial page from the Leader-Post, January 15 and 16, 1960

-Envelope 8, "International Joint Commission": newspaper clippings, obituaries for Marie Reid (Huffman), Sarah Wilson Kerr (Sharman); weddings of Marie Huffman and J.A. Reid, Rea Spence and Oliver Pederson; Spence's career with PFRA and IJC; birth announcement for Janice Marie Call (Stanley and Annabelle), other birth announcements

-Envelope 9, "Western Producer/On George Spence" by Grant McEwan Jan. 1958: newspaper, Western Producer, June 16, 1948 (pp.15-16 and 25-26, 2 copies); Leader-Post, April 7, 1962 (1-2, 7-8)

-Envelope 10, "Stories Written By Cowhand Author George Spence and Lord Tweedsmuir's Visit to Val Marie": newspaper clippings, re: George Spence's career, 1952, 1956, articles by George Spence under the alias Cowhand, 1944, 1945, 1951, 1956, visit of Governor General Tweedsmuir to Val Marie, 1949; booklet, "Water for the Prairies", by George Spence, published by the Canadian Geographical Journal, June 1952

-Envelope 11: "clippings/ L.B. Thompson funeral/the Naughton wedding - Ottawa": newspaper clippings, re: wedding of Helen Claxton to Lt. Col. Edward Leslie in Ottawa Citizen, 1957; death of Mayme Evans (n.d.), Leonard (L.B.) Thompson, 1956

-Envelope 12: newspaper clippings, re: South Saskatchewan River Dam, Diefenbaker, George Spence's career, 1958

-Envelope 13, "Paper clippings about Geo. Spence and Clippings by Geo. Spence": newspaper clippings: editorials by George Spence, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959; articles about George Spence's career, 1938 - 1948, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959, articles about George Spence (not career related), receiving Order of the British Empire, honourary law degree, 1948; wedding announcement for Eleanor Hedstrom and Ovar Uggen; visit of the Earl of Athlone and Princess Alice to Swift Current, 1941; irrigation on the prairies, 1943, 1946; wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1947; ticket to the University of Saskatchewan's Convocation, 1948; articles by George Spence, 1942; retirement of O. Freer from PFRA, n.d.

-Envelope #14: two photographs of George Spence (#20 and #21); invitation for George and Ivy Spence to go to Monticello with Anne and Roger McWhorter; other notes, cards, correspondence for George and Ivy Spence, ca. 1940s; newspaper clippings, re: Hetty Green, PFRA; invitations for George Spence from Lt. Gov. of Saskatchewan to attend the opening of the Legislative Assembly, receptions, other invitations, ca. 1940s; tourist brochures, re: Garrison Dam on the Missouri, Morden, SK; itinerary and map for a tour of the proposed route through the Souris River Basin, 1955; seating arrangements for a luncheon of the executive of the Regina Women's Liberal Club, 1935; cards commemorating deaths of Mary Rogers, 1924, and Eunice McKeen, 1943; invitations for Ivy Spence to visit other women's homes; invitation to attend the opening of parliament, and a skating party, 1926; George Spence's House of Commons traveling passes, CPR railway passes, 1925 - 1927, 1936; diagram of House of Commons seating; invitation to Diamond Jubilee of Confederation, 1927; letter re: Elbow dam, 1947; booklet, "Prevent Duck Depredations", by Floyd H. Davis

-Envelope #15, "Lethbridge Photograph - speaking at ? Jubilee": photo (#22 to #29, see below); letter to Ivy Spence from her brother Charlie, 1943; postcard from George to Ivy, while he was in New York, 1950 (never sent); McLean's Magazine article about George Spence, 1957; article on Remedial Works program at Niagara Falls, 1957; photo #30

-Envelope #16, "Staff Members at tea in Blue Lounge - Dec. 20 - 47": blank lined book, "Government of Canada No. 50", names of guests are written on the pages, between the pages are place cards and invitations, loose pieces of paper also containing lists of names

Photographs:

  1. large group of men and one woman, taken outside the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina
  2. two women standing on the side of a truck, Louie (last name unknown) and Irene Spence (Irwin)
  3. the front yard of a house, surrounded by trees, presumably "The Bend" in Nanaimo, BC
  4. young child in a yard by a baby carriage unidentified, perhaps Irene Spence (later Irwin)
  5. "The Bend" in Nanaimo, BC
  6. front gardens of a house, "The Bend" in Nanaimo, BC
  7. Irene Spence (later Irwin) and Ethel Spence, in 1938
  8. Irene Spence (later Irwin) and another young woman, ca. 1935
  9. Florence Gardiner's wedding, July 1, 1946, at Lemberg, SK farm home
  10. Florence Gardiner's wedding, July 1, 1946, at Lemberg, SK farm home
  11. two men digging on the prairie, one might be George Spence
  12. Noble Irwin petting a dog, ca. 1940s
  13. Irene Irwin (nee Spence) sitting on a porch, ca. 1940s
  14. wedding party, at Vi Jean's, August 1944, (the photo has been cut so not all of the information is available)
  15. two children on a wooden sidewalk, Kae and Harold Brown
  16. an unidentified young woman by a car
  17. Irene Spence (later Irwin)
  18. Irene Spence (later Irwin), Ivy Spence and Ethel Spence, May 25, 1939
  19. George and Ivy Spence, ca. 1920s
  20. George Spence, ca. 1950s
  21. George Spence, ca. 1950s
  22. George Spence speaking to Lethbridge Board of Trade, 1947
  23. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas May
  24. Arlie and Edna Spence, daughters of Jack Spence
  25. young woman, unidentified as daughter of Jack Spence (see #27)
  26. man and a woman (Mr. and Mrs. Jack Spence?)
  27. six young women, the daughters of Jack Spence, Edith, Beryl, Alice, Rea, Arlie and Edna
  28. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Spence and their six daughter (see #27)
  29. George Spence and three unidentified individuals, taken in Victoria BC
  30. group photo taken St. Lawrence Power Project in Cornwall, ON, 1957, presented to George Spence by the International Joint Commission "built in 1935"

Spence, George

Canadian Red Cross Society fonds

  • SCM-RG-0030
  • Fonds
  • 31 August 2004

The fonds, related to the Canadian Red Cross Society, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

Volume #1 (formerly A.2005.3.1) Canadian Red Cross Society Swift Current Branch 1959 - 1981: scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, a copy of a speech and other documents pertaining to the Swift Current branch of the Red Cross from 1959 to 1987

Photographs:

1. Noreen McKerrell, June Johnston and Bernice Chalmers at a blood drive in the fall of 1984

2. Darcy Morrice and Elaine Murchie

3. Darcy Morrice, Elaine Murchie and June Johnston

4. Elaine Murchie and John McMurty, Red Cross Commissioner

5. June Johnston and Darcy Morrice

6 - #8. "Delivering Red Cross fire parcels Elaine & Sandra Murchie 1978"

9. Wilma Drozdowski and Elaine Murchie presenting blood donation certificate, 1980

10. Prairie View Lodge, 1985

11. Craft Sale, 1986

12. Executive, 1981

13-14. Delivering fire parcel, 1977

Volume #2 (formerly A.2004.6.2): scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, program from the funeral service for Noreen McKerrell, photographs, pertaining to the Swift Current branch of the Red Cross from 1985 - 1988 and 2002

Photographs:

15. 12 women, residents of Prairie View Lodge

16. parade, a float that reads "100th Anniversary/First Use Of Red Cross Flag In Canada/Batoche - 1885", 1985

17: three women participating in "Fun & Fitness" at Prairie View Lodge

18: Elaine Murchie and Lucille Sorenson at a craft sale

Volume #3 (formerly A.2004.6.1), The Canadian Red Cross Society Saskatchewan Division/Swift Current Saskatchewan Branch 1975 - 1980: scrapbook containing newspaper clipping that pertain to the Swift Current branch of the Red Cross from 1975 to 1981

Volume #4, Service (formerly A.2004.6.3): magazine entitled "Service", volume 38, number 1, (Spring 1977), headline reads "This Is The Red Cross"

Folder #1 (formerly A.2004.6.4), The Canadian Red Cross Society Saskatchewan Division Awards: past officers of the Swift Current branch of the Red Cross from 1915 - 1968, 1978 - 1979; typed history of the Red Cross; photographs; brochure, "Program Suggestions For Branch Meetings"; newspaper clippings; individuals recommended to receive the "Badge of Service" and "Certificate of Merit"; miscellaneous documents and correspondence, re: Swift Current branch of the Red Cross

Photographs:

19: Wilma Drozdowski, Chair for blood donor clinic and Darcy Morrice, President of Saskatchewan Red Cross

20: Red Cross exercise for seniors at Prairie View Lodge

21: Anna England, Darcy Morrice, Florence Anderson at a volunteer awards ceremony

22: Mrs. Ginter and son, fire victim

(negatives - numbers are not yet written on physical copies of the negatives - see archives photo file on Rachel's computer to view these images)

23: images of a Red Cross meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1963, celebrating the Red Cross's 100 year anniversary, booths include Blood Transfusion Service, Voluntary Services, Water Safety Service, Disaster Service, Friendly Visiting,

also, quilts and sweaters, a cake and several individuals awarded certificates

Folder #2 (formerly A.2004.6.5): loose newspaper clippings, typed history of the Swift Current branch of the Red Cross, typed notes from 1915 to 1939

Canadian Red Cross Society, Swift Current Branch

Bonnie Currie fonds

  • SCM-RG-0029
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1955

The fonds, related to the Silver Craig School District Number 4107, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-scrapbook with wooden covers, inside are letters, photographs, history, etc. relating to the history of the Silver Craig School District Number 4107, dated 1905-1955

-Daily Register for the Recording the Daily Attendance of Pupils

Silver Craig School District Number 4107

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