Fonds PR1637 - Ardyth Barber fonds

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Ardyth Barber fonds

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    • Copied 1986 (Creation)

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    21 negatives

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    Biographical history

    Born in Colfax, Iowa in 1912, Ardyth Leonard arrived in Hines Creek, Alberta with her parents in the fall of 1930; they joined her brother, Carol, who had been there for a few years.

    Ardyth married Austin Marshall Barber (1907-1987) on February 19, 1934 in Fairview. Ardyth and Marshall lived in Lubeck, Alberta and then Hines Creek. They had four sons: Bob, Doyle, Bruce (1943-1982) and Paul. She was a founding member of the Hines Creek Women's Institute in 1946 and served on its board. They moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1952.

    She died in Edmonton in 2007.

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    The fonds consists of images, originally dating 1928 to 1932, predominantly from the Hines Creek and Fairview areas of Alberta, including Marshall Barber, covered sleighs, log transportation, wood cutting, harvesters, combines and agricultural machinery, cars, the shipment of automobiles by train, pack horses, riverboat, trappers, bands, baseball team, a wedding on horseback, and homesteaders’ camping near the Scona Yards near Edmonton, Alberta.

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    Ardyth Barber allowed the records to be copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1986. The originals were returned to her.


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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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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the records and from Our Bend in the Peace: the Story of Royce and Lubeck, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.231 Ou7 PAA. The photographs can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.14,051 to A.14,071.

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        Includes accession PR1986.0091.

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