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Title:
Turner Valley Oilfield Society Oral History Project collection

Date(s):
1990-1992

Physical Description:
97 audio cassettes. -- 3 cm of textual records.

History:
The Turner Valley Oilfield Society was established in 1982 to develop an interpretive centre about the petroleum industry and Hell's Half Acre in Turner Valley, Alberta. In 1991 the Society, in collaboration with Alberta Culture, hired David Finch to undertake an oral history project with early residents of the Turner Valley area. During the course of the project, 71 individuals were interviewed in 51 interviews.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of recorded interviews with the following individuals: Elmer Anderson, Ethel Anderson, Geoff Andrews, Alf Baines, Bea Barker, Lawrence Barker, Billy Bews, Josephine Bews, Janet Patterson Blanchet, Melvina Briggs, Robert E. Lee "Bob" Brown, Ernie Carter, Donald Coultis, Edna Coultis, Garry Coultis, Fred Cowling, Archie Daniels, George de Mille, Pat de Mille, Florence Denning, Jim Donnelly, Irene Gibbons Dyck, Maurice Edwards, James H. Gray, Howard Harris, Jean Harris, Alex Hartell, Lillian Hartell, A.G. "Red" Kennedy, Joe Korczynski, Frances Kyllo, Gladys Lake, Bill Lockhart, Jean Macleod, Freda McArthur, Beatrice McGonigle, Bill McGonigle, Wayne McGonigle, Jim McInnis, Doris McInnis, Bill McIntyre, Alex McKellar, Edna McKellar, Lenore Bews McLean, Mary McRae, Gordon Minue, W.O. "Bill" Mitchell, Erick Mulder, Lillias Mulder, Alan Patterson, Marigold Patterson, Ruth Pearson, G. "Bus" Rivett, Derek Runciman, Mike Schintz, Gerry Schultz, Mildred Schultz, John Schumacher, Rick Smith, Sandi Smith, Ralph Steen, Pat Tourond, Lorraine Tourond, Tommy Trotter, Milt Ward, Lawrence Watrin, Virginia Watrin, A.S. "Bud" Widney, Geraldine Widney, Charlie Woo, and Percy Wray.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available, including interview outlines. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/tvosohp.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
RCT-881, M-8881

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