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Collection C0214 - Adolf Ikert collection

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Adolf Ikert collection


  • 1913-1944 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

50 photographs

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Adolf Ikert, 1926-2001, was born in Syki, Poland. In 1944 he began work with the railway in Krakow, Poland followed by five years in Germany. He and his family immigrated to Canada in 1949 settling first in Wapella, Saskatchewan followed by Bashaw, Alberta. Adolf soon moved to Dawson Creek, British Columbia where he worked for Co-op, MacDonald's Wholesale and Monarch Life. In 1950 he met Florence Mae McCuaig, 1921-2001, and they partnered on several Dreamland Style Shops in British Columbia. They married in 1956 and established Pouce Variety and Economy Lumber in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia. Adolf was very active in his community and was also very interested in history, canoeing from Peace River to Montreal for Canada's Centennial in 1967.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Adolf Ikert, 1967.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of photographs of various towns in the Peace River area, settlements along the Athabasca and Mackenzie Rivers, views of the Alaska Highway and early scenes of various centres in southern Saskatchewan including Moose Jaw.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but the photos have been digitized.

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Other Ikert material relating to his canoe trip is held by the South Peace Historical Society Archives, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on August 12, 2015.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014




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