Fonds MJ-255 - Jerry Kaiser fonds

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Jerry Kaiser fonds

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ca. 80.0 cm of textual records.
1232 photographs: 1037 b&w, 195 colour.
3 objects.
2 maps.

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Jerry Kaiser was born in 1947 to parents Erlin Harry and Ardeth Irene Kaiser (neé Tysdal) and grew up in Baildon, Saskatchewan. He attended Baildon Public School, and later Riverview Collegiate in Moose Jaw. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Bachelor of Social Work in 1975 from the University of Regina. He worked as director of the Western Development Museum.

Erlin Harry Kaiser was born an only child in Baildon on June 12, 1912 to parents Andrew John Kaiser (1886-1965) and Flossie Lillian Jane Smith (1886-1955). They had children Robert Erlin Kaiser (1940), Maurice Grant Kaiser (1942), and Jerry Baron Kaiser (1947).

Erlin married Ardeth Irene Tysdal. Ardeth’s parents were Oscar C. Tysdal (1891-1949) and Hazel G. Tysdal (1894–1966). Ardeth died of cancer in 1980. Erlin moved to Parksville, British Columbia and married Doreen Iverson (1918-2009) in 1982. Erlin died in 2001. Doreen died of cancer on March 4, 2009.

In 2004, Jerry Kaiser took the City of Moose Jaw to court for the pollution of his family’s land in Baildon.

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This fonds contains records created and accumulated by Jerry Kaiser. These are divided into series Jerry Kaiser, Erlin Kaiser, Tysdal Family, and Photograph Albums.

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Accession 31.2018 was donated to the archives by Jerry Kaiser on January 11, 2017.


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  • English

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MJ-255/1/3.007 – Cairn contact list - is subject to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, c 24-e.

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Finding aid and file list available. See attached finding aid.

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This fonds was foldered and boxed in 2018. Some items were also wrapped in mylar in 2018. Interleaving sheets placed between unprotected photographs.

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Boxes V-351 - V-357, H-150 - H-156, OS-46 - OS-48, A-8

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