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Title:
Shervey family fonds

Date(s):
1935-1993

Physical Description:
1.1 m of textual records. -- 4 video cassettes. -- 1 audio cassette

History:
Evan Dennis Shervey, 1926-1971, known as Dennis, was born in Didsbury, Alberta. Cathrine Rose "Rennie" Panizza, 1929- was born in Calgary. They married in 1948, and had four children, Ronald Dennis, 1949-1977, Gregory Edward, b. & d. 1950, Gary Edward, 1952- , and Denise Nita, 1953- . The family lived in Edmonton from 1957 to 1962, then returned to Calgary. Dennis worked for the Hudson's Bay Company, and later became a travelling salesman. Ron was employed by Imperial Oil as a lab technician. Gary developed an interest in music, and later married and raised a family in his childhood home. Denise had interests in art, athletics, and motorcycles, and identified herself as a lesbian after completing high school. She was the first woman in Alberta to complete training as an autobody mechanic in 1974. She moved to Vancouver in 1993. Cathrine Shervey remarried and adopted her husband's name, Strome.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of school report cards and transcripts, awards, school exercises and artwork, greeting cards, school yearbooks, and other souvenirs of members of the Shervey family. Includes correspondence from Denise to Cathrine (1978-1979), and a videotaped interview with Denise (1993) about her family and her life. The material was collected by the Glenbow Cultural History Department as part of a project to document in detail the life of a typical post-war Calgary nuclear family.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Cathrine Strome and Denise Shervey, 1993.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

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

Related:
Artifacts from the Shervey family and copies of family photographs are held by the Glenbow Cultural History Collection.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8614, RCT 938, V 62

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