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William Van Allen fonds

  • SCM-RG-0081
  • Fonds
  • ? - 2008

The fonds, related to the William Van Allen, 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:
Seven boxes of personal and financial documents:
Series 1: personal papers, July 1919 – August 1920
Series 2: personal papers; receipts and financial correspondence, c.1922 – c.1925
Series 3: personal papers, correspondence, receipts, newspaper clippings, Jan. 1 1924 – c. 1930
Series 4: personal papers, receipts, correspondence, documents, c.1914 – c.1921, esp. 1919-21
Series 5: personal papers, misc., c. 1930
Series 6: personal papers, correspondence, esp. re: Liberal Party of Canada, c.1910 – c.1923
Series 7: personal papers, correspondence re: Farmers National Party, Maple Creek, June 1919 – July 1921

Series 8:
Discrete Volume 1: Portfolio For Attestations or Conduct Sheets
Folder Labeled 1916:
-primarily correspondence related to the development of WVA’s military career after returning from France
-letter to Minster of Militia and Defence, from WVA, re: raising a battalion in the Swift Current region
-correspondence re: WVA’s return to Canada in 1916, from Canadian Expeditionary Force
-correspondence re: Mechanical Transport, as WVA was Officer i/c Mechanical Transport
-correspondence re: Horse Transport
-remittance from Smyth & Begg Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries, Etc.
-letter from Liberal Party
-documents re: Convention Committee, Cypress Constituency
-correspondence re: Forestry Battalions
-correspondence re: WVA enlisting Cavalrymen for the Can. Cavalry Brigades in France
-clipped packet titled: Information Regarding The Personnel of the 100th Squadron Canadian Remount Depot., pages of names and next of kin information
-Nominal Roll of Officers and NCOs and Men of the Canadian Squadron No. 3, Base Remount Depot, Dieppe
-Wine Card for CPR Ocean Services
-correspondence re: straw for sale
-several letters of introduction for WVA, re: getting reinforcements for the Forestry Battalion
Summary: the letters in this folder chart WVA’s return from France in 1916, and his work recruiting Cavalry in the southwest Saskatchewan region.

Folder Labeled 1917:
-postcard with a photo of Camp Hughes (Manitoba), “my tent” and an arrow is drawn on the front, the back reads “Mademoiselle Vivian Van Allen” and “Ma Petite Canadien”
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, July 16 1917
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 26 1917
-correspondence re: Transfer to 230th Forestry Battalion
-correspondence re: WVA organizing and raising a battalion
-correspondence re: Forestry Battalion Draft and 230th Battalion, men who would join the former but not the latter, was a source of tension
-resignation letter from WVA, from CEF
-correspondence re: reinforcing company commanded by WVA
-correspondence re: claims for traveling expenses
-Canadian Pacific Telegram, to WMV, re: Liberal candidates
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 12 1917
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 1 1917
-2 photos of WVA, 1917
-correspondence re: movement of the Forestry Draft overseas
-newspaper clipping re: Forestry Reinforcements winning the Major Hughes Cup
-cheque from the Bank of France
-correspondence re: leave of absence
Summary: most of this correspondence is about WVA’s work recruiting a Forestry Battalion to be sent over seas, the tension caused when members of this Battalion do not want to be members of the 230th Forestry Battalion (unsure why), and his resignation from the CEF.

Folder Labeled 1918:
-chart listing the assets and liabilities of WVA, 1921-23
-Bill of Sale for “good and chattels” from William Sydney Van Allen (father) to WVA
-correspondence re: stores of B Squadron
-misc. letters addressed to WVA, from The Canadian Liberal Monthly, Legislative Assembly, ?? signature of Wilfred Laurier ??, Sask. Minister of Agriculture, mostly vis-à-vis the Liberal party
-article from the Military Gazette, Feb. 12 1918, entitled The Mental Crucifixion of Officers: The Government Should Act
-certificate entitling WVA to wear a War Service Badge, letter regarding it
-certificate certifying that WVA resides at Shaunavon, and was registered for National Purposes June 22 1918

Folder Labeled 1921-22:
-correspondence re: bar-V-bar brand
-correspondence re: Mons Star medal
-correspondence re: organization of the militia in the Shaunavon region
-correspondence re: a new Commission of the Peace, and Oaths of Allegiance
-WVA’s resignation as secretary-treasurer of the Rural Municipality of White Valley
-correspondence re: House of Commons candidate Neil McTaggart
-correspondence re: Grain Growers Association

Folder Labeled 1923:
-documents re: 14th CLH (7th Mounted Brigade), names of officers
-newspaper clipping re: standing of Wheat Pool in each Constituency
-invitation to C Squadron Banquet
-two letters recommending WVA to positions if they become available

Folder Labeled 1930:
-newspaper clippings re: 14CLH issues and events in Shaunavon
-other clippings re: horse breeding, and 14CLH in general
-photo from 1930, the unidentified individuals
-invitation for dinner and military ball
-obituary for WVA’s mother, Rosa
-photo of 6 men, WVA is second from the right
-correspondence re: a new Commission of the Peace, and Oaths of Allegiance
-poster for Hunter and Saddle Horse Meetings, WVA is a speaker
-poster for Notice of Grant for a Poll, for Maple Creek Electoral Riding
-correspondence re: C.A.F. Long Service medal
-Sask. Liberal Association membership card
-correspondence from Cavalry Camp at Dundurn
-photograph, 14th CLH at Burdick Camp, 1929
-2 photographs taken at a military camp, men wearing CLH hat badges
-photograph of two rows of men in civilian dress, CLH officers
-photograph of men in military uniforms at a formal banquet, 1931
-program and ticket for Canadian Cavalry Association Annual Dinner in Montreal, 1931
-photograph of a line of men on horseback in civilian dress
-2 photographs of cars parked next to tents
-photograph of a house, tents pitched next to it
-photograph of a ranch
-documents re: Militia Staff Course for William Van Allen, evaluation
-invitation to supper at Provincial Exhibition, Regina
-Sask. Liberal Association membership card
-ribbon from Provincial Liberal Convention in 1931
-newspaper clipping re: Officers of Association Opposing Compulsory Pool, 1931
-picture of W.L.M. King
-letter from a Liberal MP in Eastend
-other misc. correspondence from or to WVA

Folder Labeled 1925:
-letter from the Federal Appeal Board, re: WVA’s claim against the Department of National Defence
-obituary for WVA’s father
-correspondence re: reorganization of reserve regiment, 14CLH
-correspondence re: WVA’s promotion to commander of C Squadron
-correspondence re: a new Commission of the Peace, and Oaths of Allegiance, 1927

Folder Labeled 1928:
-newspaper clippings entitled Excerpt-Service Men and Military Titles and The Misfortune of Sectional Misunderstandings
-sample of the letterhead used by the Farmers National Party between 1919 and 1928
-invitation to B Squadron’s Annual Concert and Smoker
-invitation to A Squadron’s Ball and Supper
-attestation card for Non-Permanent Active Militia of Canada, for WVA’s son, b. 1914

Folder Labeled 1929:
-photograph, men in military uniform sitting for the photo, WVA is in the third row, third from the left, photo by W.J. Oliver (perhaps of the militia staff course)
-correspondence re: regimental funds for C Squadron
-program /menu for a dinner at the Militia Staff Course, 1929
-correspondence re: Militia Staff Course, WVA passing

Folder Labeled 1931:
-correspondence re: badges
-correspondence b/w WVA and Major E.A. Devitt
-brief historical sketch of the 4th Hussars of Canada
-song lyrics from annual dinner at Officer’s Mess
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, September 23 1931
-newspaper clipping re: career of WVA, mentions that he was appointed second in command of the 14CLH in 1929, and fully in command in 1930

Folder Labeled 1932:
-newspaper clipping from Shaunavon Standard, September 8 1932
-postcard of “The Keep, or General View of Sandgate Castle”, built 1539-40, in Britain

Folder Labeled 1933:
-newspaper clipping from Leader Post, Ask Grant For Horse Breeding Be Continued
-photo of WVA and an unidentified man in front of a tent, printed in Regina in 1932

Folder Labeled 1915 (or “1912 –“):
-nominal roll of men who wish to transfer from 6th Fort Garrys to the Canadian Remount Depot
-correspondence b/w CEF and Canadian Remount Depot
-photo of three men on horses, (L to R) WVA, Lieut. Col. Henrix, and Quarter Master Dyer
-correspondence re: withdrawing Canadian Remount personnel from Dieppe (2 copies)
-clipped packed titled Information Regarding the Personnel of the 100th Squadron Canadian Remount Depot, list of names and next of kin
-document titled Canadian Expeditionary Force // 2nd Divisional Remount Depot // Nominal Roll of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men
-3 Christmas cards from 14CLH
-document titled Annual Drill Pay-List of B Squadron 27th L.H. at Sewell Camp
-correspondence re: examination of overseas contingent
-travel documents, receipts and telegrams (related to overseas contingent?)
-invitation to Annual 4th Hussars of Canada Dinner
-correspondence re: transfers of clothing and equipment in B Squadron to Lieut. T. Francis
-correspondence re: transfers of clothing and equipment in B Squadron from WVA to Lieut. T.W. Hutcheson
-correspondence re: cleaning of rifles
-correspondence re: Austrian reservists drifting out of the country
-documents re: classification of remounts
-correspondence re: financial deficiencies for B Squadron
-receipts for Empress Hotel, Shaunavon
-correspondence re: shortages in supplies
-correspondence re: lost horse
-Nominal Roll of B Squadron, 27 Light Horse
-correspondence re: 27LH volunteers
-receipt from Hotel Kennedy
-correspondence re: 1911 census
-2 receipts from Laughlin & Eckert, Shaunavon
-daily orders, Aug. 19, 1914
-letter from Moose Jaw law firm, 1910
-correspondence re: Liberals of Gull Lake, Liberal Party
-correspondence re: application for promotion to rank of Major, denied
-photograph of Remount Depot, 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force
-photo of WVA, as a Captain, on a postcard
-paybook for use on active service
-photo of WVA and an unidentified man, on a postcard, sign in photo reads “Capt. Van Allen // Adjutant // Canadian Remount Depot”
-2 postcards of France, sent to Canada in 1915
-newspaper clipping re: WVA promoted to Major in Remount Dept.
-correspondence re: Hautot Base Remount Depot, 1915
-correspondence re: return of Canadian Remounts from France, as well as horses
-correspondence re: Colt revolvers, woolen gloves
-correspondence re: subsistence allowance claims for Officers
-document titled Orders By Lieut. Col. Wm. Hendrie, Commandant, Hautot Base Remount Depot, 1915

Series 9:
Discrete Volume 2: untitled
Clipped packet, untitled
-documents re: cash prize for best Calvary horse, 1931

Clipped packet titled: Cav. Assns. 1930-31
-correspondence b/w Canadian Cavalry Assoc. and 14th CLH, 1930
-program for the general meeting of the Canadian Cavalry Assoc., Oct. 1930
-documents pertaining to a competition to support “the raising of a good type of cavalry horse in Canada”, several Canadian Calvary regiments involved
-individual members of the Canadian Calvary Assoc., 1930-31
-report of Honourary Secretary from the Canadian Calvary Assoc., 1930-31
-correspondence b/w WVA and The United States Calvary Assoc., 1930, re: journal subscription
-letter from CCA congratulating WVA on his promotion to O.C. of the 14th CLH
-letter re: Saskatchewan Cavalry Assoc. trophy
-letter re: funding for Militia training during the depression
-correspondence b/w WVA and Major E. A. Devitt, honourary secretary of the CCA
-financial statement – Officer’s Mess – Fourth Hussars of Canada – 1st July 1930 to 1st August 1931
-correspondence re: Merritt Cup competition
-pamphlet on CCA prize competitions - 1931
-scores from Merritt Cup competition
-pamphlet re: CCA resolutions (rules), 1931

Clipped packet, untitled
-letter re: annual training, 1931-32, cash prizes for Cavalry
-Dominion Department of Agriculture Remount Competition
-correspondence b/w WVA and mayor of Gull Lake, re: accommodations for tactical exercise at Gull Lake
-other correspondence re: tactical exercise at Gull Lake
-Merritt Challenge Cup results for 14 CLH, 1931
-documents re: Sports Day at Gull Lake, 1931
-Regimental Orders for 14th CLH, from WVA
-bill of lading for supplies, 1931
-correspondence re: staff ride for 14CLH officers
-correspondence re: funding for 1931 Militia training
-correspondence re: exercise at WVA’s home, May 1931

Clipped packet titled: Royal School 1927-31
-correspondence re: Royal School of Cavalry (RSC), Camp Hughes
-documents re: training at Gull Lake, 1928
-applications to attend RSC
-correspondence re: formation of a provisional school of Cavalry at Shaunavon
-letter re: Dr. I. B. Noble (veterinarian) attending a course at RCS
-correspondence re: attendance, and candidates for attendance, at the RCS

-documents re: Royal Schools of Instruction (syllabus, info re: clothing, books, etc.)

Clipped packet titled: Cadets 27-28
-letter re: affiliation b/w Cadets of Swift Current, SK, Maple Creek, and Shaunavon with 14CLH

Clipped packet, untitled
-letter re: rifle safety procedures
-letter re: recent exercise in Regina, 1931
-misc. letters from WVA, many regarding a staff training course, a tactical exercise at Gull Lake, Sept. 1931, training in general.

Clipped packet titled: A.G. 1930-31
-correspondence re: Dundurn Camp, 1930
-correspondence re: promotions
-correspondence re: store shortages (theft?)
-correspondence re: visitors from Regina headquarters to Shaunavon
-correspondence re: Long Service medal
-correspondence re: safety precautions
-correspondence re: attestation cards

Loose leaf document re: Annual Training, 1931-32, 14 CLH

Clipped packet titled: C – 1926
-Annual Drill Pay-List of 14th CLH C. Squadron at Gull Lake
-expense claim form
-other financial info from C Squadron

Clipped packet titled: C – 1927
-correspondence re: finding a new squadron commander for C squad, discussion of WVA as a replacement for Capt. Trangsrud who cannot continue as squadron leader, owing to ill health.
-references to Squ. C’s 1926 financial statement
-documents re: transference of Squadron leader from Trangsrud to Van Allen (financial info, transfer of stores, etc.)
-document re: 14CLH boxing bout

Clipped packet titled: C – 1928 – 29- 30
-documents with receipts and expenses
-correspondence re: financial statement
-correspondence re: Regimental funds, 1929
-handwritten letter to WVA, re: application to Royal School

Clipped packet titled: C – 1931
-correspondence re: Small Arms School
-correspondence re: safety precautions
-correspondence re: attestation cards
-correspondence re: Trooper G. Begg attending a camp
-correspondence re: Corp. D.W.L. Greenlay, and failed examinations
-other misc. correspondence from 1931, C Squadron

Clipped packet titled: B 1927
-correspondence re: injured Trpr. W.m MacKay and compensation
-correspondence re: Strength Return for Half Year Ending June 30th 1927
-Cash Debit / C Vouchers
-correspondence re: Squadron B of the 14CLH
-correspondence re: command of the B Squadron, pertaining specifically to Capt. H.B. Sills and Capt. Sharpe
-correspondence re: transfers of stores
-correspondence re: Officers who require waivers
-correspondence re: Annual Inspection and Classification of Signallers
-documents re: Royal School of Cavalry
-letter re: 25 pairs of breeches, Squadron B Clothing
-correspondence re: Horse Board
-correspondence re: Provisional school at Swift Current
-correspondence re: annual inspection of arms, clothing and equipment
-correspondence re: Squadron B regimental funds

Clipped packet titled: B 1928
-correspondence re: repairs to Sports Cup, and receipt from Park Hardware, SC
-correspondence re: Long Service Medals
-correspondence re: A/Cpl R.R. Scott, medical info
-correspondence re: Royal School of Cavalry at Calgary
-financial info re: B Squadron
-correspondence re: Cpl Harry Wilson, medical info, reimbursed for $5.40
-correspondence re: supplies (saddles, guns and ammunition)
-correspondence re: service rolls
-correspondence re: Long Service Medal
-correspondence re: Military Ball
-correspondence re: dress regulations
-correspondence re: rental of Armoury
-correspondence re: Regimental Badge

Clipped packet titled: B 1929
-correspondence re: Regimental Ball
-correspondence re: discharge of Sgt. Shorting
-correspondence re: Efficiency Cup
-correspondence re: Annual Training, 1929
-correspondence re: visit from Lt. Col. Greenlay to Swift Current
-correspondence re: regimental ties
-correspondence re: visit from the Gov. Gen.
-correspondence re: camp at Moose Jaw, 1929
-correspondence re: Pilot Officer H.R. Carefoot
-other misc. correspondence

Clipped packet titled: B 1930
-documents re: discharge of A/Sgt. H.R. Carefoot

Clipped packet titled: B 1931
-correspondence re: treatment of correspondence
-financial info from the Regiment
-correspondence re: provisional appointment of Captain J.H. Sills as head of the B Squadron
-correspondence re: Small Arms School at Scarcee
-correspondence re: promotion of NCOs
-correspondence re: attestation cards
-correspondence re: safety precautions
-correspondence re: oaths of allegiance
-correspondence re: Regimental Sports Cup competition at Gull Lake
-correspondence re: Gen. Tuxford as honourary Lt. Col.
-correspondence re: promotion of Acing Sergeant E.F. Lindstrom
-correspondence re: attendance at Royal School of Cavalry

Clipped packet titled: A – 1927
-Capt. M.J. Graham is captain of the A Squadron
-correspondence re: inspection of clothing and equipment
-correspondence re: Capt. M.J. Graham’s transfer to reserve regiment
-correspondence re: provisional school in Maple Creek
-correspondence re: successor to Capt. M.J. Graham as commander of A Squadron, recommendation for Lieut. W.E. Jefferson
-correspondence re: transference of command of A Squadron from Capt. M.J. Graham to Lieut. W.E. Jefferson

Clipped packet titled: A – 1928
-correspondence re: transference of command of A Squadron from Capt. M.J. Graham to Lieut. W.E. Jefferson, including transference of stores, training manuals and administrative books, finances
-correspondence between Jefferson and Greenlay, regarding A Squadron
-correspondence re: Canadian Pattern Saddles
-correspondence re: caretaker of the Maple Creek Armoury
-correspondence re: Service Rolls
-correspondence re: Lieut. Beesley as acting officer in charge of the Maple Creek Armoury, in Jefferson’s stead

Clipped packet titled: A – 1929
-correspondence re: Lieut. Beesley as acting officer in charge of the Maple Creek Armoury, in Jefferson’s stead
-correspondence re: financial statements, finances, of A Squadron, 1928-29
-correspondence re: camp at Moose Jaw
-correspondence re: medical certificate
-correspondence re: trouble with Lieut. Beesley
-misc. correspondence regarding A Squadron, and Jefferson
-correspondence re: dance at Swift Current, at Maple Creek
-correspondence re: retirement of unqualified officers

Clipped packet titled: A – 1931
-correspondence re: transfer of Lieut. Beesley to the 2nd Reserve Regiments
-correspondence re: attestation cards
-correspondence between Jefferson and WVA, re: operations of the Squadrons
-correspondence re: candidates for the Royal School of Cavalry

Series 10:
Discrete Volume 3: Scrapbook
-clippings re: WVA, life, career and death
-photo of Officers of the 14 CLH, with names
-photo of WVA
-document titled “Inward Movement Of Troops To Dundurn Camp”
-letters re: WVA’s troop’s journey from BC to Niagara-on-the-Lake
-newspaper clippings about WVA; 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse Regiment; Saskatchewan Horse Regiment in Niagara-on-the Lake. 1941
-photo of WVA in military dress, unit marching, tents in a camp (all likely taken at Niagara camp)
-composite photos of Officers of the 16/22 SHR, with names
-clippings re: transference of SHR from Weyburn to Vancouver
-photo of WVA, Miss Mary Forbes-Reid, and Major J.D. Smith
-photo of WVA and a woman, perhaps his wife (Vivian?)
-clippings re: Mrs. T. O. Turner, president of women’s auxiliary
-pamphlets from events while 16/22SH were in Sherbrooke, Quebec
-clippings re: 16/22SH in Sherbrooke, Quebec
-clippings re: 16/22SH in Vancouver, Nanaimo
-photo of WVA and 3 other officers playing cards
-photo of WVA and a woman on the steps of “The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa” building
-article titled “And They Played The Van Allen March” (bagpipe song named after him)
-clippings re: 16/22SH involvement in WWII
-clippings re: 16/22SH in Ottawa
-clipping titled “Saskatchewan’s Horseless Horse ‘Travellingest’ Unit in Canada”
-clippings re: 16/22SH’s traveling to different stations in Canada
-photos of a regiment with bagpipes
-clippings re: WVA’s retirement
-certificate from Climax Board of Trade
-nominal roll titled “Record of Men and Women Who Served In War – 1939-1945 from Shaunavon District”
-nominal roll titled “20 Army Tank Regt. (16/22 Sask Horses) Disbursement”
-certificate for the 50th Anniversary for the 14CH, April 1 1910 to April 1 1960

Rob Nisbet fonds

  • SCM-RG-0065
  • Fonds
  • 8 September 2008

The fonds, related to the Flats School District Number 1602, 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: Minutes of The Flats School District meetings, January 9, 1937 – April 19, 1966
Volume 2: Minutes of The Flats School District meetings, September 26, 1906 – November 4, 1936, entries pertaining to the establishment of the School District in 1906
Volume 3: Assessment and tax roll (names and addresses of ratepayers and the amount they paid) for The Flats School District, 1907 – 1911
Volume 4: Account book, each page has the name of a business or individual along the top, plus a list of expenses paid to them with the cheque number, 1906 - 1913

Flats School District Number 1602

Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Company Limited fonds

  • SCM-RG-0028
  • Fonds
  • 27 October 2008

The fonds, related to the Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Company Limited, 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: Debenture Register for Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Company, 1961 – 1975, payable at Pioneer Co-operators Credit Union (the debentures are sold to local individuals)

Volume 2: Minute book for Directors’ meetings of the Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Company, March 23, 1914 – January 6, 1938, (includes first organizing meeting)

Volume 3: Account book, October 27,1916 – December 31,1919 and October 23 1950, keeps track of customers and when their telephone service was connected, their phone numbers and their land descriptions, also contains a list of the individuals who purchased debentures (see Volume 1)

Volume 4: Account book, March 27,1914 – December 15,1918, and April 25,1961 – November 1,1963, contains names, occupations, & land descriptions of shareholders,

Volume 5: Minute book for meetings pertaining to the Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Company, April 20,1961 – May 9,1977, contains the company’s regulations that were drafted in July 1962, contains a letter pertaining to the dissolution of the telephone company in 1977, and a list of subscribers as of March 28, 1977

Volume 6: Share certificates for the Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Company (worth $5 each), signed by President J.K. Austring, 7 certificates are loose, the remainder are still fastened in the book

Discrete Object: Seal of Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Co.

Beaver Flats Rural Telephone Company Limited

Southwest Saskatchewan Writers Project fonds

  • SCM-RG-0073
  • Fonds
  • 26 June 2007

The fonds, related to the Southwest Saskatchewan Writers Project, 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:

-File # 1 – Southwest Saskatchewan Writers Project: Meeting Minutes; January, 1987.
-File # 2 – Southwest Writers’ Project Annual Report; 1995-1996.
-File # 3 – Swift Current Resident Writer: Budget and Review Committee; 1997.
-File # 4 – Swift Current Arts Council; March - April, 1997 (2 copies)
-File # 5 – Swift Current and Area Artist in Residence Program: Application and Programme Objectives; 1997-1998.
-File # 6 – Resident Writer for Swift Current and Area: Rod MacIntyre; 1997-1998.
-File # 7 – Resident Writer for Swift Current and Area: Newspaper Articles; 1997.
-File # 8 – Resident Writer for Swift Current and Area: Reports; September, 1997-February, 1998.
-Rolled up copies of posters, along with other identified items.

Southwest Saskatchewan Writers Project

Norman McConnachie fonds

  • SCM-RG-0064
  • Fonds
  • 5 April 2007

The fonds, related to a commercial bingo inquiry, 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:

-binder of printed papers
-53 audio cassettes

Saskatchewan Twilite Baseball Tournament fonds

  • SCM-RG-0070
  • Fonds
  • 2002 - 2004

The fonds, related to the Saskatchewan Twilite Baseball Tournament, 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:

-File # 1 – Batco Orioles Twilite Baseball Tournament (includes correspondence, permits, advertisements, etc.; 2002
-File # 2 – Batco Orioles Twilite Baseball Tournament (includes correspondence, permits, advertisements, etc.; 2003
-File # 3 – Batco Orioles Twilite Baseball Tournament (includes correspondence, permits, advertisements, etc.; 2004

Saskatchewan Twilite Baseball

Southwest Naturalists fonds

  • SCM-RG-0072
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2003

The fonds, related to the Southwest Naturalists, 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:

-File # 1: Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of ‘Southwest Naturalists’ (2 copies)
-File # 2: Executive Meetings: Minutes and related Reports and Communications; 1995-2003.
-File # 3: Miscellaneous; 1988-1993.

Southwest Naturalists

Richard Burke fonds

  • SCM-RG-0016
  • Fonds
  • 29 Oct. 2003

The fonds, related to the 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse and William W. Cooper, were accumulated by the source.

The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

A.2003.10 (William W. Cooper)

Folder #1:
address book of customers, ca. 1967;
shares of the WW Cooper store, issued to W.W. Cooper, 1927;
Cooper's Store News issues: March & April 1924; September & October 1924; Christmas 1924 (2 copies); January 1925; February 1925 (3 copies); March 1925; June 1925; July 1925; October 1925; January 1926; February 1926; Summer 1933; Christmas 1948 (3 copies);
Cooper's Anniversary News, June 1933 (6 copies);
"The North West Mounted Police - The Winning of the West" (5 pages)

Folder #2 (documents pertaining to W.W. Cooper's visit to Russia in 1931):
poster for a talk on Russia given by WW Cooper;
booklet, "Intimate Impressions of Russia Discussed in a Lecture by W.W. Cooper" (6 copies);
notes for a speech on Russia;
newspaper clippings re: Russia, communism;
correspondence re: First United Church's 60th Anniversary in 1972, along with ribbon, list of congregation members and photo #1: members of the First United Church congregation in the church, 1972;
City of Swift Current tax notice, 1935;
speech from Mrs. W.W. Cooper to the Women's Missionary Society of the Metropolitan Church, upon her birthday, 1923;
employee newsletter, "The Cooperator", November 1948;
letters from W.W. Cooper's grandsons (Alfred Cooper's sons) Bill and Peter, 1962;
correspondence with W.A. Bingham re: oil burners, 1929

Folder #3:
Honorary Address to Mr. W.W. Cooper from the staff on the occasion of the store's 40th Birthday, June 4 1943" (signed by all staff members)

Folder #4 (newspapers):
Cooper's Anniversary News, June 1933;
excerpt from The Sun, February 4,1953 (article on the purchase of the W.W. Cooper store by Pioneer Co-Op);
The Sun, October 27,1948 (article on the death of William Wesley Cooper)

Envelope #1:
essay by Phoebe Matthie, "The W.W. Cooper Memorial Scholarship Committee";
grades for Phoebe Matthie from the University of Saskatchewan, 1952;
photos #2 - #7, re: Phoebe Matthie's photographs from the University of Saskatchewan

Envelope #2:
personal correspondence addressed to Gordon Cooper, the son of W.W. Cooper, 1933 to 1962, including a marriage announcement for Gordon and Dorothy Wilkins, 1933;
postcards from their daughter Colleen in 1962;
various letters from friends and relatives;
photographs #8 - #10: unidentified individuals at an outdoor reception, perhaps a wedding; #11: two unidentified women sitting on a couch; #12 - #15: a family at Easter in 1983, Robert, Audrey (mother and father), Carissa Dawn and Christopher Robert (daughter and son) and an older women referred to as "myself"; #16: a family in Christmas of 1982, Robert, "myself", Donald and Gerald; #17 - #19: unidentified individuals; #20: W.W. (William Wesley) Cooper taken October 1923; Programs for the 5th annual and the 11th annual W.W. Cooper Co. banquet

Envelope #3:
handwritten document about trip to Hudson's Bay and Churchill, Manitoba, August 6 - 11 1947 (author unknown, likely W.W. Cooper, 10 pages);
"Canadian National Railways (Western Region) Passenger Traffic Department North of 54" (20 pages);
photos #21 - #64, photos and postcards from northern communities ( e.g. Flin Flon and Churchill, Manitoba), including people, sled dogs and seal hunting;
brochure for a CPR holiday that involves travel from Regina, Saskatchewan to Churchill, Manitoba and back to Regina;
newsletter: "Eskimo" from Churchill, MB, June 1947, published by the Oblate Fathers of the Hudson Bay Vicariate

Volume #1: "Bylaws of Unity Chapter No. 10" Royal Arch Masons
Volume #2: "Constitution of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Saskatchewan", 1929
Volume #3: "Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan"
Volume #4: "Constitution and By-Laws" for SC Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows
Volume #5: "Swift Current Lodge No. 26 Bylaws", Masons
Volume #6: Financial statement, W.W. Cooper Store, "Report on Accounts For the year ended January 31 1935"
Volume #7: Cooper Store News, 1919 - 1931
Volume #8: Cooper Store News, 1932 - 1952

A.2003.11 (16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse)

  • Order papers for 7th Calvary Brigade, Dundurn;1938
  • Court Inquiry, Capt. Cooper
  • Order papers (camp daily orders), Dundurn; July 1939
  • Order papers (camp daily orders), Dundurn; July 1940
  • Administration instructions, Dundurn;1939
  • Tactical Exercises, Dundurn;1939
  • Standing orders, Dundurn;1939
  • Memo on judging efficiency
  • Photographs and correspondence

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

Herb Butz fonds

  • SCM-RG-0007
  • Fonds
  • ? - 2003-10-14

The fonds, related to James Borthwick and the Elmwood Golf and Country Club, was accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

Borthwick, Jim

Lawrence Schatkoski fonds

  • SCM-RG-0013
  • Fonds
  • ? - 2002-07-23

The fonds, related to the Belvidere Rural Telephone Company Limited and the Rural Municipality of Swift Current Number 137, 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.

Belvidere Rural Telephone Company Limited

Hugh Henry fonds

  • SCM-RG-0009
  • Fonds
  • ? - 2002-04-08

The fonds, related to the Shortgrass Writers Guild, the Southwest Saskatchewan Writers Project, the Swift Current Film Society, and the Swift Current Social Justice Coordinating Committee 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.

Southwest Saskatchewan Writers Project

Biographies collection

  • FG20
  • Collection
  • ca.1903–2001

The collection consists of primarily textual materials relating to various ministers and other lay people associated with the United Church, in Saskatchewan. Contents include obituaries, newspaper articles, pamphlets, programmes, publications, and various other documents containing biographical information.

Paul Rezansoff fonds

  • SCM-RG-0017
  • Fonds
  • 25 August 2001

The fonds, related to the Swift Current Arts And Heritage Committee, Hoffman James Powley, Swift Current Community Arts Council, Swift Current Overture Concert Association, Swift Current Tourism Committee, and the Horseshoe Tourism Region, were accumulated by the source.

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