Fonds PR3672 - Roma Newcombe fonds

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Roma Newcombe fonds

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    • 1939-2001 (Creation)

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    0.27 m of textual records. — 86 photographs. — 8 slides

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    Roma Plante was born in 1934 in St. Edouard, Alberta. She is a descendant of Edouard Labrie (1859-1924), for whom St. Edouard, Alberta is named.

    Roma Plante married Dale Newcombe (1931-1982) in 1978. Dale Newcombe's father, Fred Newcombe (1894-1996), was a captain for the Allied Military Government of Occupied Territories (AMGOT) in Europe.

    Roma lived in St. Paul and Edmonton, where she taught French and Social Studies at St. Joseph Composite High School for 22 years. She is a watercolor painter and genealogist. She conducted extensive research in the Plante and Labrie families, who pioneered in Beaumont and St. Edouard.

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    The fonds consists of family histories for the Plante and Labrie families, as well as correspondence, images and research papers related to these histories. The records document the origins of the families from France to Quebec to Alberta, from the 17th century to the end of 20th century. Also included are photographs from locations where Fred Newcombe served during World War II and after, and a 2 year collection of The Gateway, the journal of the students at University of Alberta.

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    The records were donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by Roma Newcombe in 2012.


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        The material is in English and French.

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

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