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8th Recce Regimental Association fonds

  • SCM-RG-0025
  • Fonds
  • 1941

Fonds consists of records relating to the 8th Recce Regiment Association, 8th Recce Regiment, 14th Canadian Hussars, and 14th Canadian Light Horse from 1942-2012 that were in Iver Clifton's possession. Also includes the object and records that form A.2003.12 from 1941. Fonds contains nine series: Military records, Regimental history, Reunions, 14th Canadian Hussars 50th Anniversary, Other regimental events, Correspondence, Audited DSRs 1964 No 1 to 5, Miscellaneous records, and Guest books.

The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents of A.2003.12:
.1- 8th Recce tunic
.2 – 1st order papers (photocopy), issued July 8, 1941: 8 pages of 1st orders issued
(Holding unit CDN Armoured Corps)

Paul Rezansoff fonds

  • SCM-RG-0017
  • Fonds
  • 25 July 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.

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

Beverley fonds

  • SCM-RG-0005
  • Fonds
  • 2000

The fonds consists of records of the Beverley Community Club as well as the Beverley School District Number 1172.

Swift Current Centennial Committee fonds

  • SCM-RG-0076
  • Fonds
  • 5 November 1999

The fonds, related to the Swift Current Centennial 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. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

Box 1:
-Folder#1 - Jubilee Action File: financial statements; letters, Minister of Agriculture, 1965; Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee and Canada Centennial Corporation memo, minutes; newsletter – “Pion-era”; various letters; Employee Tax Deduction Declaration, flyer, Tamburitzans from Durquesne University; Swift Current Jubilee Association Executive Members; various minutes and letters, re: Civic Centre building; Interim Report on Jubilee Activities; program for Festival of the Arts, 1964; Jubilee Square Dance Special, 1964

-Folder#2 - 1967 Budget and Accounts: budget, 1967; minutes, November 1966; Centennial calendar of events, 1967; Swift Current Jubilee Association; correspondence, re: budget, donations, banking for Swift Current Centennial Committee; correspondence, order forms, receipts, re: Dress Crest Embroidery Co.; correspondence, receipts, etc. for Centennial

-Folder#3 - City Golden Jubilee 1964: insurance documents from W.W. Smith Agencies; correspondence, re: Frontier Days, 1964; correspondence, re: City Golden Jubilee Committee; paper entitled "Community Centres" by Heron, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation in Weyburn, 1964; Jubilee coins; correspondence, re: proposed Civic Centre; Mavor Moore productions; brochure for Swift Current's 50th Anniversary, March 15, 1964; Government of Saskatchewan Department of Industry, re: matching grant for auditoriums; poster, “Fathers of Confederation”; copies of the newsletter Jubilee-Centennial Notebook, November 1964; brochure, "Our Canadian Heritage"; architectural plans for proposed Civic Centre (Ramsay & Ramsay)

-Folder#4 - Swift Current Jubilee Committee (Building and Sight [Site]): correspondence with architects, re: proposed Swift Current Civic Centre; minutes, 1964; memo from James Richardsons and Sons, investors; “Code for the Conduct of Architectural Competitions"; minutes, Swift Current Jubilee Association, 1964; minutes, Building and Sites Committee, 1964; 1964 Program Committee budget and chart of responsibilities; brochure encouraging the community to invest in the proposed Civic Centre; list of local businesses, 1964; booklet published by Saskatchewan Association of Architects; booklet, AESL (Association of Engineering Services Ltd.) consulting engineer

-Folder#5 - 1967 Civic Centre Opening Week: financial statement for opening week activities, various receipts; correspondence, re: opening activities (speaker, building, etc.); advertising copy; letter from Minister J.W. Gardnier; letter from Lieutenant Governor's office; Jack Smith, Chairman of Jubilee Association, correspondence; list of business donors; letter, re: Canada Mysore Project; correspondence, re: opening of the Civic Centre, invitations, etc.; “Sign and Support dimensions"; guest invitations for Civic Centre dinner; meeting, re: Long Lance Vacation Trail; letter from House of Commons, re: invitation to dinner; list of hockey guests; letter from the Legislative Assembly (E.I. Wood), re: invitation to dinner

-Folder#6 - Youth Conference: correspondence, 1965; correspondence with Department of Education; correspondence and agenda for a conference in Regina; Jubilee Youth Conference in Swift Current; pre-registration; evaluation for Regina Jubilee Youth Conference; organizational diagram of Jubilee Association

-Folder#7 - Pony Express: tentative itinerary for Pony Express Ride for Expo'67, 1967; news release, correspondence, 1967; list of organizations; letter to Mayor R.C. Dahl

-Folder#8 - Gala Night: news release, 1967; correspondence, re: auditions and preparations for "Gala Night Revue" at O.M. Irwin School; “Gala Night Revue” flyer

-Folder#9 - Inter-Faith: news release for Centennial inter-faith Sundays, 1967; correspondence, re: ministerial representation on Centennial Committee, correspondence, re: essay contest

-Folder#10 - Month O' Dancing, June 12 - July 15 [1967]: general itinerary; square dance bulletin; correspondence

-Folder #11 - Red Knight: re: Red Knight performance, armed forces aerobatic performer, June 1, 1967

-Folder#12 - Centennial Pins: correspondence, re: ordering, buying pins

-Folder#13 - Centennial Favours, Flags, etc.: brochure from lapel pin company; flyer for booklet “Sir John A. MacDonald”; The National Decoration of Canada; Saskatchewan Centennial Corporation, Centennial Aids Catalogue, various souvenir brochures flyers (flags, pins, plaques, etc.)

-Folder#14 - Motorcycle Display Team: correspondence, re: performance by Canadian Armed Forces Motorcycle Display Team, 1967; “The Canadian Armed Forces Motorcycle Display Team Instructions For Completion of Performance Site"; Itinerary for Saskatchewan; Department of National Defense, Distribution List

-Folder#15 - Vacation Trail: miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda, re: Long Lance Vacation Trail Program; map of Long Lance Vacation Trail 6; minutes and agendas, 1967; pamphlet, Vacation trail 2; excerpts from Kiwanis Club May 1964 article 'How To Lure the Tourist'; memoranda to members of the Long Lance Vacation Trail #6, from Paul Hack or Jack Smith

-Folder#16 - Youth Travel: miscellaneous correspondence, re: student letters; miscellaneous correspondence, re: Department of Education; travel tour of Swift Current; Youth Travel Project 1965, 1966; Centennial Association, Student Movement Week; information for Local Jubilee and Centennial committee; 1967 Youth Travel Program Report, Saskatchewan Department of Education; billet information; program itinerary, 1967; information about visiting youth; 1967 Frontier Days program; correspondence, re: students visiting Swift Current from North Vancouver; Lions Club donations; booklet, Saskatchewan Jubilee Book list; 1966 Youth Travel Program Report; itinerary, 1966; correspondence, re: Youth Travel Program; list of hosts and guest students; letter to billets; correspondence, re: students visiting Swift Current from Rouyn, Quebec

-Folder#17 - 1967 Centennial Committee: newspaper, Swift Current Sun, December 6, 1963 (3 copies); booklet, Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee and Canada Centennial Corporation report; news release, Confederation Train; events during Centennial Civic Centre opening, January 1967; correspondence, re: Jubilee and Centennial celebrations; “Pony Express Official Certificate”; miscellaneous correspondence, re: Saskatchewan Centennial Corporation letters, various news releases; Mysore Fund; Centennial Commission, “Helicopter Canada”; booklet, 1967 Community Improvement Saskatchewan Conference; Sunset Ceremony at Swift Current, 1967; program for Centennial Ceremonial Inspection of Cadet Corps; Centennial Happenings in Swift Current; Centennial Calendar of Events; Official Opening of Centennial Civic Centre; Leighten Ford Swift Current Crusade; Neptune Theatre; Centennial Trail Ride, Regina to Saskatoon Pion-Era; Centenary Music Festival at Yorkton; letter, Bonnie Bluebells Pipe Band Association, Saskatoon; Swift Current Jubilee Association memoranda and correspondence; Canadian Citizenship Program; Centennial Commission bulletin, January-February 1967; program for funeral service of Herman Stanley Haw; acquisition of Centennial decoration, promotional material, supplies, etc.; certificate of Canadian citizenship; brochure for Har-o-Pat Farm; Provincial Centennial Programs; National Centennial Programming; Swift Current Centennial Committee meeting minutes; program from Le Manitoba Theater Centre, Le Festival du Canada en Tournée -“Le Théatre”; program from Neptune Theatre; minutes, Provincial Liaison meeting, 1966; "News from your Centennial Committee"; newsletter, Saskatchewan Centennial Notebook, August 1966; correspondence, re: Swift Current Jubilee Association

-Folder#18 - untitled: Swift Current Jubilee Association Executive Members; correspondence; list of visiting and host students for Centennial Youth Travel Tour; students visiting Swift Current from New Brunswick, 1965; Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association Jubilee Activities committee; Founder's Day, July 3, 1965; Swift Current Jubilee Association financial statement; Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee and Canada Centennial Corporation; Festival of the Arts, financial statement, 1964; letter, re: Centennial grants; brochure, invitation for community to invest in proposed Civic Centre

Box 2:

-Folder#19 - Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee and Canada Centennial Corporation [Lions/Eagles]: correspondence, 1965; Jubilee and Centennial newsletter; memoranda; news releases; calendar of events; "Gala Under the Starts Festival"; Centennial Youth Travel Project; Jubilee Drama Tour performance of Richard III; Jubilee Youth Conferences; meeting agenda; correspondence, re: Jubilee-Centennial Citizen's Committee; regional conference agenda; structural organization, Local Jubilee-Centennial Citizens Committee; three primary functions of Local Jubilee-Centennial Committee; Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee and Canadian Centennial Corporation Province-Wide Projects; Saskatchewan Jubilee and Centennial Corporation plans, projects, grants

-Folder#20 - Swift Current Jubilee Association Activities & General, 1964 [Lions/Eagles]: Prairie Schoolhouse Project; correspondence; representatives for Jubilee Association meeting, 1965; Festival of the Arts material, 1964; letter, Royal Winnipeg Ballet; guest register, Jubilee Tea, OM Irwin Collegiate 1964; correspondence, re: Chamber of Commerce; Frontier Days ribbon, square dance program, poster invitation to opening of Thoreson Memorial Museum; list of flowers for Jubilee garden; Swift Current Jubilee Association Incorporation; minutes, Festival of the Arts Committee meeting; correspondence, re: vote on proposed Civic Centre; program, Swift Current Royal Canadian Legion Jubilee Dinner, 1964; suggested list of possible projects to sponsor; receipts; Interim report and Jubilee Activities, City of Swift Current 50th Anniversary Jubilee events, correspondence; commemorative coins, brochures; Societies Act certificate for Swift Current Jubilee Association, 1959; constitution and bylaws of the Swift Current Jubilee Association; 1963 Annual Saskatchewan Festival of the Arts

-Folder#21 - Jack Smith Sportsman's Dinner [Lions/Eagles]: report on Annual Meeting of the Swift Current Jubilee Association, 1966; correspondence, re: Sportsmen's Dinner, invitations, receipts

-Folder#22 - Jubilee Association Budget, Minutes and Record of Expenditures [Lions/Eagles]: minutes, Swift Current Jubilee Association Executive and General meetings, 1964, 1965, 1966; "Movement In Arts Underway Conference Told; correspondence, re: Pino-Era; financial reports

-Folder#23 - Formation of Jubilee Association and Negotiations with City Council: program, Official Opening Centennial Civic Centre, January 23, 1967; Long Lance No. 6 Vacation Trail agenda, memoranda, 1966; correspondence, re: performing arts events, SK Arts Board, Civic Centre; “Suggested Budget For Provincial Committees”; receipts; booklet, “Report of Activities” Swift Current Golden Jubilee, 1964; Swift Current Jubilee Association report; list of representatives for Jubilee Association meeting, 1965; budget, 1965; minutes of general meeting, 1965; report, re: Jubilee and Centennial Celebrations; Steering Committee report, 1963; correspondence, re: appointment of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee, 1963; report on "Meeting of Representatives from various organizations for the purpose of organizing Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee; minutes, meeting of proposed Jubilee Committee; correspondence with City of Swift Current, re: Golden Jubilee

-Folder#24 - untitled: Swift Current Jubilee Association Executive Members; The Societies Act, 1959, Sect. 43 Annual Return, 1967; correspondence; minutes from Centennial Committee meetings, 1966, 1967; Swift Current Jubilee Financial Statement, 1966; Centennial Committee budget, 1967; minutes, Swift Current Jubilee Association, general and executive meetings, 1964, 1965, 1966; Chairman's Remarks; Prairie School House Project; Report of Building and Site Committee of Swift Current Jubilee Association; Report of Finance Committee; various financial statements; Swift Current Jubilee Association budget, 1964, 1965; “Report of Activities” Swift Current Golden Jubilee, 1964; Final Report, 1964; Interim Report, Jubilee Activities; Organizational Structure chart

-Folder#25 - receipts and financial records, 1966 - 1967, re: SC Centennial Committee and Swift Current Jubilee Association

-Folder#26 - Jubilee Committee: correspondence with City of Swift Current, 1966; "Gala Night Revue" at OM Irwin Collegiate; opening of Turnhill School to commemorate Prairie school houses; invitation to Diamond Jubilee Dinner; miscellaneous correspondence, re: Jubilee-Centennial Committees; financial statement, 1964; Subscription Undertaking form for the Centennial Civic Centre; program, Swift Current Square Dance Jubilee Special; estimates of construction costs for Civic Centre; Swift Current Jubilee Association budget, "Projects which may be carried out at a relatively small cost"; Organizational Structure chart

-Folder#27 - untitled: Jubilee and Centennial newsletters; newsletter, Jubilee – Centennial Notebook February to December 1964; memoranda and correspondence, re: Swift Current Jubilee Association, and Jubilee-Centennial Citizen's Committees, 1965; 1965 “Calendar of Events” for Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee; flyers for various displays, manufacturers, rentals; "Preparing a Local History"; "Community Beautification" program

-Folder#28 - untitled: brochure, Swift Current Centennial Civic Centre; program, Official Opening of the Centennial Civic Centre; "Names of People Mentioned in Centennial Records; canvassers for Civic Centre; various lists of names; Centennial Happenings in Swift Current, 1967; Festival of the Arts in Swift Current 1964; Swift Current Jubilee Association Executive Members; "Names Submitted For Individuals to be Presented with Bronze Medallions"; minutes, Centennial Committee meeting, 1967; Representatives for Swift Current Jubilee Association meeting, 1965; Swift Current Jubilee Association budget, 1964; Swift Current Centennial Committee budget, 1967; Annual Report of the Swift Current Jubilee Association for 1966; “Report of Activities” Swift Current Golden Jubilee, 1964; payroll deductions, 1964; financial records for Swift Current Jubilee Association, money raised from local businesses in support of Civic Centre

-Folder#29 - Jubilee Committee Jack Smith: pamphlets, Sunset Ceremony, throughout Saskatchewan, 1967; correspondence with Province of Saskatchewan Department of Education, re: Youth Travel Program, Young Voyageur Program; letter, Community Planning Association of Canada; newsletter, Saskatchewan Planning News; news releases and correspondence, re: Centennial and Jubilees; promotion for “Fathers of Confederation” painting; Swift Current Centennial Committee, horseshoe tournament; Saskatchewan Centennial Square Dance bulletin, 1967; Christmas card with a photograph of an old car from 1913; clipping: “Long Lance Vacation Trail 6”; booklet, Swift Current Golden Jubilee "Report of Activities"; Annual Report of the Swift Current Jubilee Association for 1966 (2 copies)

-Folder#30 - Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee 1965/Canada Centennial 1967: newsletters, Jubilee-Centennial Notebook; invitation to Swift Current Agricultural Exhibition Association Frontier Days, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, Founder's Day; Diamond Jubilee place mat; Regina Jubilee Youth Conference evaluation, 1965; Regina Youth Conference schedule; report, Jubilee Youth Conferences, 1965

-Folder#31 - envelope: Swift Current Centennial Committee, budget, 1967; Appendix B – National Centennial Programs, 1966; Appendix C – Provincial Centennial Programs, 1966; Centennial Calendar of Events, 1967

Booklet, "Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee & Canada Centennial Corporation Interim Report, 1965"

Swift Current Centennial Committee

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

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

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

Aldeo Lalonde fonds

  • SCM-RG-0026
  • Fonds
  • 8 September 2007

The fonds, related to the 8th Reconnaissance Regiment, 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:
-clay tablet from Groesbeek, Holland Canadian War cemetary

Kiwanis Club of Swift Current fonds

  • SCM-RG-0010
  • Fonds
  • 1921

The fonds, related to the Kiwanis Club of Swift Current, 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.

Kiwanis Club of Swift Current

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

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

William Van Allen fonds

  • SCM-RG-0081
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1933

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, ca.1922 – ca.1925
Series 3: Personal papers, correspondence, receipts, newspaper clippings, January 1, 1924 – ca. 1930
Series 4: Personal papers, receipts, correspondence, documents, ca.1914 – ca.1921, fl. 1919-21
Series 5: Personal papers, miscellaneous, ca. 1930
Series 6: Personal papers, correspondence, re: Liberal Party of Canada, ca.1910 – ca.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 William Van Allen's military career after returning from France
-letter to Minster of Militia and Defence, from William Van Allen, re: raising a battalion in the Swift Current region
-correspondence, re: William Van Allen's return to Canada in 1916, from Canadian Expeditionary Force
-correspondence, re: Mechanical Transport, as William Van Allen 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: William Van Allen enlisting Cavalrymen for the Canadian 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 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and men of the Canadian Squadron No. 3, Base Remount Depot, Dieppe
-Wine Card for Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Ocean Services
-correspondence, re: straw for sale
-several letters of introduction for William Van Allen, re: getting reinforcements for the Forestry Battalion
Summary: the letters in this folder chart William Van Allen'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: William Van Allen 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 William Van Allen from the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
-correspondence, re: reinforcing company commanded by William Van Allen
-correspondence, re: claims for traveling expenses
-Canadian Pacific Telegram, to William Van Allen, re: Liberal candidates
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 12, 1917
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 1, 1917
-2 photographs of William Van Allen, 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 William Van Allen'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 William Van Allen, 1921-23
-Bill of Sale for “good and chattels” from William Sydney Van Allen (father) to William Van Allen
-correspondence, re: stores of 'B' Squadron
-miscellaneous letters addressed to William Van Allen, from The Canadian Liberal Monthly, Legislative Assembly, ?? signature of Wilfred Laurier ??, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, mostly vis-à-vis the Liberal party
-article from the Military Gazette, February 12, 1918, entitled "The Mental Crucifixion of Officers: The Government Should Act"
-certificate entitling William Van Allen to wear a War Service Badge, letter regarding it
-certificate certifying that William Van Allen resides in 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
-William Van Allen’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 William Van Allen to positions if they become available

Folder Labeled 1930:
-newspaper clippings, re: 14CLH issues and events in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
-other clippings, re: horse breeding, and 14CLH in general
-photograph from 1930, the unidentified individuals
-invitation for dinner and military ball
-obituary for William Van Allen’s mother, Rosa
-photograph of 6 men, William Van Allen is second from the right
-correspondence, re: a new Commission of the Peace, and Oaths of Allegiance
-poster for Hunter and Saddle Horse Meetings, William Van Allen is a speaker
-poster for Notice of Grant for a Poll, for Maple Creek Electoral Riding
-correspondence, re: C.A.F. Long Service medal
-Saskatchewan Liberal Association membership card
-correspondence from Cavalry Camp at Dundurn, Saskatchewan
-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, Saskatchewan
-Saskatchewan Liberal Association membership card
-ribbon from Provincial Liberal Convention in 1931
-newspaper clipping, re: Officers of Association Opposing Compulsory Pool, 1931
-picture of William Lyon MacKenzie King
-letter from a Liberal MP in Eastend, Saskatchewan
-other miscellaneous correspondence to/from William Van Allen

Folder Labeled 1925:
-letter from the Federal Appeal Board, re: William Van Allen’s claim against the Department of National Defense
-obituary for William Van Allen's father
-correspondence, re: reorganization of reserve regiment, 14CLH
-correspondence, re: William Van Allen’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 William Van Allen’s son, born 1914

Folder Labeled 1929:
-photograph, men in military uniform sitting for the photo, William Van Allen 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, William Van Allen passing

Folder Labeled 1931:
-correspondence, re: badges
-correspondence between William Van Allen 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 William Van Allen, 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 England

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

Folder Labeled 1915 (or “1912 –“):
-nominal roll of men who wish to transfer from 6th Fort Garry Horse to the Canadian Remount Depot
-correspondence between CEF and Canadian Remount Depot
-photo of three men on horses, (L to R) William Van Allen, 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, MB
-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, Saskatchewan
-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, Saskatchewan
-daily orders, August 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 William Van Allen, as a Captain, on a postcard
-paybook for use on active service
-photograph of William Van Allen 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: William Van Allen 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 between Canadian Cavalry Association and 14th CLH, 1930
-program for the general meeting of the Canadian Cavalry Association, October1930
-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 Association, 1930-31
-report of Honourary Secretary from the Canadian Calvary Association, 1930-31
-correspondence between William Van Allen and The United States Calvary Association, 1930, re: journal subscription
-letter from CCA congratulating William Van Allen 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 between William Van Allen 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 between William Van Allen and Mayor of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, re: accommodations for tactical exercise at Gull Lake
-other correspondence, re: tactical exercise at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
-Merritt Challenge Cup results for 14 CLH, 1931
-documents, re: Sports Day at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, 1931
-Regimental Orders for 14th CLH, from William Van Allen
-bill of lading for supplies, 1931
-correspondence, re: staff ride for 14CLH officers
-correspondence, re: funding for 1931 Militia training
-correspondence, re: exercise at William Van Allen’s home, May 1931

Clipped packet titled: Royal School 1927-31
-correspondence, re: Royal School of Cavalry (RSC), Camp Hughes, MB
-documents, re: training at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, 1928
-applications to attend RSC
-correspondence, re: formation of a provisional School of Cavalry at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
-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 between cadets of Swift Current, Maple Creek, and Shaunavon, Saskatchewan with 14CLH

Clipped packet, untitled
-letter, re: rifle safety procedures
-letter, re: recent exercise in Regina, 1931
-miscellaneous letters from William Van Allen, many regarding a staff training course, a tactical exercise at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan September 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, Saskatchewan
-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, Saskatchewan
-expense claim form
-other financial information from 'C' Squadron

Clipped packet titled: C – 1927
-correspondence, re: finding a new squadron commander for 'C' squad, discussion of William Van Allen as a replacement for Capt. Trangsrud who cannot continue as squadron leader, owing to ill health.
-references to Squadron '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 William Van Allen, 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 miscellaneous correspondence from 1931, 'C' Squadron

Clipped packet titled: B 1927
-correspondence, re: injured trooper William MacKay and compensation
-correspondence, re: Strength Return for Half Year Ending June 30, 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, Saskatchewan
-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, Swift Current, SK
-correspondence, re: Long Service Medals
-correspondence, re: A/Cpl R.R. Scott, medical information
-correspondence, re: Royal School of Cavalry at Calgary, AB
-financial information re: 'B' Squadron
-correspondence, re: Cpl Harry Wilson, medical information, 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, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: regimental ties
-correspondence, re: visit from the Governor General
-correspondence, re: camp at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1929
-correspondence, re: Pilot Officer H.R. Carefoot
-other miscellaneous 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 information 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, Saskatchewan
-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, Saskatchewan
-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, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: medical certificate
-correspondence, re: trouble with Lieut. Beesley
-miscellaneous correspondence regarding 'A' Squadron, and Jefferson
-correspondence, re: dance at Swift Current and Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
-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 William Van Allen, re: operations of the Squadrons
-correspondence, re: candidates for the Royal School of Cavalry

Series 10:
Discrete Volume 3: Scrapbook
-clippings, re: William Van Allen, life, career and death
-photograph of Officers of the 14 CLH, with names
-photograph of William Van Allen
-document titled “Inward Movement Of Troops To Dundurn Camp”
-letters, re: William Van Allen’s troop’s journey from BC to Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
-newspaper clippings about William Van Allen; 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse Regiment; Saskatchewan Horse Regiment in Niagara-on-the Lake. 1941
-photograph of William Van Allen in military dress, unit marching, tents in a camp (all likely taken at Niagara camp)
-composite photographs of Officers of the 16/22 SHR, with names
-clippings, re: transference of SHR from Weyburn to Vancouver
-photograph of William Van Allen, Miss Mary Forbes-Reid, and Major J.D. Smith
-photograph of William Van Allen 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
-photograph of William Van Allen and 3 other officers playing cards
-photograph of William Van Allen 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 World War II
-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
-photographs of a regiment with bagpipes
-clippings, re: William Van Allen’s retirement
-certificate from Climax Board of Trade, Climax Saskatchewan
-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

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.

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