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Fonds F0949 - Chinook Country Historical Society fonds

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Chinook Country Historical Society fonds


  • 1962-2009 (Creation)

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1.5 m of textual records. -- 326 photographs. -- 10 audio cassettes

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The Chinook Country Chapter, based in Calgary, is one of four chapters of the Historical Society of Alberta. It was established in 1958, the first local to be created after the HSA authorized the formation of branches. The chapter holds monthly meetings throughout the winter, at which members hear lectures, panel discussions and reminiscences about Alberta history. It also hosts such special events as a Christmas dinner, and historical tours. In 1987 the chapter published Citymakers : Calgarians after the Frontier. The name was changed to the Chinook Country Historical Society in the 1990s. For further information see Harry Sanders' article, "All Things Remembered : History of the Chinook Country Historical Society" in Chinook Country Historical Society : Remembering Chinook Country. -- Calgary : Detselig, 2005.


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Gift of Historical Society of Alberta, Chinook Country Chapter and Chinook Country Historical Society, 1962-2017.

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The fonds consists of minutes, calendars of events, and newsletters (1981-2009); treasurer's files (1967-1979); slide presentations, with accompanying recorded narration, about farming, ranching, Banff, Calgary personalities, Aberhart and the Depression (compiled in 1976); addresses to the chapter by H.V. Nattall (1962), Dr. George Prieur (1976) and G.G. Cioni (1978); and recorded addresses to the chapter by Brian Lee (1981), Professor Barry Ferguson (1986), Doreen Christopherson and Alma Everett (1986), and Grant MacEwan (1986).

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The material is in English.

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There is a 1963 speech to the chapter by George Pocaterra in the George and Norma Piper Pocaterra fonds at Glenbow (RCT-136).

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There is an outline available for the Brian Lee address.


There are 6 sound cassettes stored with S 104.


M 886, M 1004 and M 6309 should be amalgamated with M 7893.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018




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