Fonds PR1017 - Doreen Olecko fonds

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Doreen Olecko fonds

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    • Copied 1974-1975 (Creation)

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    55 negatives

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    Biographical history

    Doreen Evans was born in Kelowna, British Columbia in 1938. She went to schools in Nelson, British Columbia before attending the University of British Columbia, graduating with a degree in home economics in 1960. She took a job as a District Home Economist in Wetaskiwin, where she married Horace Olecko in 1962. In 1963, they moved to Whitecourt. Together, they had three children: Joanne, Bruce, and Laurie.

    She was involved in a variety of community groups, and they operated Whitecourt Stationery. She also researched and wrote a history of Whitecourt, Alberta entitled Sagitawah Saga: The Story of Whitecourt.

    She died in Whitecourt in 1991.

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    Fonds consists of copied photographs that date from 1910-1945, predominantly 1910-1922, that depict various people, buildings, and views in the Whitecourt, Alberta area and includes barns, log buildings, carriages and carts, a hockey team, Beaver Bridge, a survey party, school children, street views, churches, tractors, ferries, railroad construction, various public events and picnics, Harrop’s Hotel, Torgerson’s Store, H. Steward Pool Room, and the Whitecourt Hotel.

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    Mrs. Doreen Olecko deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in four separate accessions, one in 1974 and three in 1975.


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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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        Associated materials

        Sagitawah Saga: The Story of Whitecourt, written by Doreen Olecko, can be found in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library under location number 971.233 OL2 PAA.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Some photographs from this fonds can be found in A File under location numbers A.2367-A.2372, A.10,086-A.10,090, A.10,247-A.10,248, and A.10,299-A.10,302.

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        Includes accessions PR1974.0421, PR1975.0123, PR1975.0345 and PR1975.0552.

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