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Collection C0197 - Chuck Doerr's Saskatchewan coalfields collection

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Chuck Doerr's Saskatchewan coalfields collection


  • Copied 1988 (originally created ca. 1910-1985) (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records. -- 27 photographs

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Biographical history

C. L. “Chuck” Doerr, an engineering technician in Calgary, Alberta, had an interest in the history of the Souris Valley coal field of southeastern Saskatchewan, including the communities of Taylorton, Estevan, Bienfait, Roche Percée, Pinto, and North Portal. Gertrude Fraser of Victoria, B.C. loaned her historical photographs to him for copying.


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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Loaned for copying by Chuck Doerr and Gertrude Fraser, 1988.

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The collection consists of copies of articles, pamphlets, maps, correspondence, a report from an oral history project including extracts of interviews, and photographs documenting life in the mining communities, working conditions in the mines, and the violent 1931 strike.

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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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Thursday, May 03, 2018




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