Collection PR1222 - A.A. Chervinski collection

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A.A. Chervinski collection

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    • 1905-1968 (Creation)

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    0.18 m of textual records. - 10 photographs. - 8 maps

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    Biographical history

    Born in 1927, A.A. (Ab) Chervinski lived in Taber, Alberta and worked for Alberta Government Telephones. He was involved in a variety of community organizations in Taber, including the Separate School Board and the local 1955 Alberta Jubilee Committee. He retired in 1978 and took up auctioneering, opening Chervinski's Auctions and Antiques in 1989.

    He was married first to Joy Johnston (1929-1977) and then to Pearl (Walton). He had four children: Darcie (Processer), Diane, Dale, and Denise (1958-1974). He died in Calgary in December 1991.

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    Collection consists of operational records for the Continental Coal Corporation Limited (Ltd.) of Grassy Lake, Alberta, personal and business records of Victor W. Campbell who resided in Grassy Lake and Taber, Alberta and who was a shareholder in the Continental Coal Corporation Ltd., personal records of John W. Trusswell, who was a mayor of Taber, and his estate, and miscellaneous records pertaining to the Grassy Lake and Taber, Alberta area. Fonds includes telegrams, correspondence, agreements, resolutions, minutes, notices, shareholder lists, shares, contracts, test hole logs, financial records, survey reports, a postcard, bank books, receipts, insurance policies, advertising posters, shares, income tax returns, tax assessments and notices, employee lists, coal statistics, telephone directories for Taber and Lethbridge, Alberta, newspaper clippings about F. Hallworth and the history of Taber and Grassy Lake, Alberta Briquetting Corporation Ltd. shares, and maps depicting Taber subdivisions and the mines of Victor W. Campbell, Continental Coal Corporation Ltd. Fonds also includes photographs depicting images in Lethbridge and Taber, Alberta and includes bridges, street views, Alberta Brewery, construction of Knight Sugar Factory, a church, and a photograph copy of a letter written from Lorenzo Snow to William Pierson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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    The Provincial Archives of Alberta purchased these records from Mr. Chervinski in 1975 whose hobby was collecting records and photographs pertaining to southern Alberta.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Inventory is available.

        Associated materials

        Information about John Trusswell can be found in From Tank 77 to Taber Today, located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library under location number 971.234 F925 PAA, and information about Victor W. Campbell and Continental Coal Corporation Ltd. can be found in Faded Trails; Grassy Lake, Purple Springs under location number 971.234 G769 PAA.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Reference prints of photographs in this collection can be found in A File under location numbers A.7996-A.8002.

        Information for the biographical sketch was taken from the records.

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        Includes accession PR1975.0432.

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