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Fonds F3186 - Sam Stead fonds

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Sam Stead fonds


  • [ca. 1950-2005] (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records and other material

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Biographical history

Samuel Stead, 1924-2014, was born in Lesmahagow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1928. They homesteaded near Irma, Alberta. Sam served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War and on his return married Anne McLeod McAllan, 1923-2010. He was employed with Canada Post in Lethbridge, Alberta, Radville, Saskatchewan, and Fernie, British Columbia. His passion was square dancing and he called for many clubs in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. He and Anne had two children, Margaret (Orsten) and Gordon.


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Gift of Margaret Orsten, 2015.

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The fonds consists of his instructional materials for square dancing.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Friday, April 17, 2015




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