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Fonds F0204 - Lionel and Elma Bird fonds
ACU GBA F0204
Lionel and Elma Bird fonds
- 1909-1951 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 cm of textual records. -- 16 photographs
Name of creator
Lionel Bird was born in the Carstairs area of Alberta, the son of early pioneers, Percy and Lillian Bird. He farmed in the Cremona area in the 1930s but later took over his parents' farm. He won the Master Farm Family award in 1966. He and his wife, Elma, were very active in the Anglican church in their community, and wrote articles on the history of their area.
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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Lionel and Elma Bird, 1969-1989.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of Percy Bird's history of the Anglican parish of St. James (1951); Lionel and Elma's historical and biographical articles about the Cochrane/Cremona area; and photographs of diocesan meetings in Calgary, and of the Bird family and other settlers in Cremona district (1909-1935).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.
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Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on May 15, 2018.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, May 15, 2018