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Agriculture Collection

  • AGC
  • Collection
  • 1885 - 2015

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.

Government of Canada

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
  • 1884 - 2020

Records of businesses of Indian Head and district

Church Religion Collection

  • CRC
  • Collection
  • 1894 - 2008

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

Health Collection

  • HEC
  • Collection
  • 1919 - 1995

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

Indian Head History Book Fonds

  • HBF
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1984

1 green, 4-drawer, legal-width filing cabinet containing many file folders. The fonds consists of file folders that contain the original compiled information that was used by the 17 local residents that comprised the History Book Committee who compiled and published “Indian Head: History of Indian Head and District” in 1984 (ISBN: 0-919781-26-8). The book is 798 pages and is available on-line in the University of Calgary’s digital collection: This fonds contains source photos and documents that were used in the compilation of the book. The file folders also contain materials that did not make it into the history book and may be of use to archival researchers.
The top two drawers contain local family histories in alphabetical order, while the third drawer contain files with other aspects of Indian Head history (agricultural history, religion, recreation, organizations, military, education, etc.)

Indian Head History Book Committee

Indigenous Collection

  • INC
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 1929

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

Janice McBain Fonds

  • JMF
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1998

This is a virtual collection since the 6 physical 3-ring binders were returned to Janice McBain at Hayes Haven. In total, 357 photos were scanned in .tiff format and 143 documents which were scanned as pdf files with Optical Character Recognition. The documents were scanned at high resolution according to our archival standard (~3000 pixels on the long side). The binders whose contents were digitized were accessioned as individual items, The digital files reside on the museum's computer. The binders include photos and text documents - including news articles - that span most of the Orange Home's period of operation. The binders contain materials from the 1930s right up to the years of the Orange Home's closure in 1997.

Orange Home Indian Head (Sask.)

Ladies Auxiliary Canadian Legion fonds

  • LAF
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 2002

Minutes, financial and membership records, write-ups and articles about the Royal Canadian Legion's Ladies Auxiliary, which was formed in 1919 and disbanded in 2002, when its members joined the Royal Canadian legion as full members.

Ladies Auxiliary Canadian Legion Indian Head

Lil Leach Fonds

  • LLF
  • Fonds
  • 1888 - 1950

This Fonds contains three black and white images of the , event invitations and programs that Arthur Leach presumably attended, and Arthur Leach's Honorary second lieutenant certificate. The Fonds was donated by Lil Leach, Arthur's daughter-in-law in 1981.

Organizations Collection

  • ORC
  • Collection
  • 1907 - 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.

Recreation Collection

  • REC
  • Collection
  • 1911 - 2007

Sports and other recreational events and activities over the years

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.

Tree Nursery (P.F.R.A) Fonds

  • TNF
  • Fonds
  • 2010 - 2013

The fonds was donated to the museum in 2012 by staff of the Government of Canada’s Agroforestry Centre, prior to its closure in 2014. From 1901 to 2013, the nursery provided over 650 million tree and shrub seedlings and rooted cuttings (poplar and willow) to the prairie regions of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as the Peace River District of BC for use in farmyard, field and roadside shelterbelts for wind, snow and erosion control. It was the major single employer in Indian Head for most of its existence.
It was previously known as the Shelterbelt Centre, the Tree Nursery and the Forest Nursery Station and belonged, at times, to the Department of the Interior, the Department of Regional and Economic Expansion and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. It operated under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) from 1963 to 2008 and under the Agri-Environment Service Branch (AESB) from 2008 to 2013.
The distribution of trees and shrubs for shelter was initiated by Angus MacKay, first superintendent of the Experimental Farm. Because of the rapid increase in demand by farmers, a dedicated Forest Nursery Station was created south of Indian Head.
The fonds contains historic reports, publications, correspondence and documents from 1890 to 1994. All of the items are contained in letter-sized plastic sleeves. The slides are grouped in the cabinet by subject area and by years and are all numbered and titled and indexed in two accompanying binders that are used as a finding aid. Most of the slides are technical in nature (pictures of trees and shrubs, insects, shelterbelts, etc.) but some categories include people who were, in some way, involved in the shelterbelt program.

Government of Canada