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Chestermere Historical Society fonds


Physical Description:
60 cm of textual records. -- 58 photographs

The Chestermere Historical Society was formed in 1961 to research and publish a history of the area encompassing Chestermere Lake, Shepard, Conrich, Delacour, Dalroy and Forest Lawn, just east of Calgary, Alberta. The resulting book, Saddles, Sleighs and Sadirons, was published in 1971, and launched at the Chestermere Hall in February 1972. The organization was formally dissolved on October 7, 1994.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes (1961-1994), research notes and drafts of family histories (1969-1971), correspondence, photographs of the Forest Lawn, Shepard and Hubalta areas (1880-1940), and promotional material for the book launch (1972).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Rev. William Attwood, Rev. Thomas J. Bennett, Robert Brown, Ernest Cashel, Charles Thomas Gilbert, Charles Kinniburgh, Arthur Layzell, Daniel Lewis, Lutheran church, Patrick "Paddy" O'Sullivan, Berg Pallesen, Martin Pallesen, Thomas Pallesen, and Patrick Sullivan. ETHNIC GROUPS: Austrians, Danes, Dutch, English, French-Canadians, Irish, Jews, Norwegians, Poles, Romanians, Scots, Swedes, Ukrainians, and Welsh.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Chestermere Historical Society, Mrs. W.E. Sunderland, Elaine Peak, Dorothy McElroy, Katherine Clarke, Jennifer Peddlesden, and Ken Soderberg, 1970-2013.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-4583, M-4609, M-8409, M-9269, M-9589, NA-2025, NA-2043, NA-2054, NA-2076, NA-2085, NA-2086, NA-2087, NA-2088, NA-2089, NA-2091, NA-4024, PA-1195, PA-1484

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