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Archibald Holmes Boyce fonds


Physical Description:
26 cm of textual records. -- 21 photographs

Archibald Holmes "Archie" Boyce, 1897-1987, was born in Woodstock, Ontario. He came to Alberta with his parents to farm at Disdbury and later Carstairs where he received his education. He served in First World War and returned to his own farm at Carstairs. Here he met Olwen M. Owen, 1905-1991, who was originally from Wales, and they were married in Calgary in 1929. They had one son, Stewart. During the 1920s Archie had become interested in auctioneering and did a great deal of this near his home. In 1938 the Boyces moved near Olds where they built an auction market in 1953. In 1956 Boyce "retired" to Calgary but he continued his active involvement with auctions. In 1982 he won an Albert Achievement Award and the livestock pavilion at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede was named in his honour.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of personal papers and business records of the Olds Auction Mart. Includes some nursing papers of Olwen Boyce, and papers of Owen and Margaret Owen (parents of Olwen Boyce) and Stewart Boyce. Also includes some theatrical programs and posters.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Drama League, Banff School of Fine Arts, Buskins, Calgary Theatre Club, St. David's Society, and Workshop 14.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of A. Boyce estate, Olwen Boyce, and Stewart Boyce, 1987-1997.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

Some of the Archie Boyce fonds as well as an interview is available at the Bert Sheppard Stockmen's Memorial Foundation Library & Archives.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-7727, PA-3171, PB-765, NA-5332

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