Fonds PR2569 - Sara E. Johnson fonds

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Sara E. Johnson fonds

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    PR2569

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    • 1967 (Creation)

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    9 artworks

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    (1922-1998)

    Biographical history

    Sara E. Thomson was born in Belleisle Creek, New Brunswick in 1922. She served in the RCAF during the Second World War. Before traveling west, she studied art.

    She married Bob Johnson in Edmonton, Alberta in 1953. Bob and Sara had six children: Ted, Sean, Marianne, Benjamin, Margaret and Laurence. After initially living in Redwater, Alberta, the Johnsons moved to Spruce Grove in 1960.

    While living in Spruce Grove, Sara taught painting, upholstering, Ukrainian embroidery and stitching and entered her work in Edmonton's Klondike Days handicrafts competition. In 1962, she began a sign business, Saraband Signs. She held membership with the Women's Institute, and served as District Secretary for the Tete Jaune Trail Cubs and Scouts. From 1973 to 1976, she served on the Spruce Grove town council. In 1976, Bob and Sara divorced. Bob moved to Edmonton, and Sara remained in Spruce Grove.

    She died in Spruce Grove in 1998.

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    The fonds consists of nine sketches of pioneers of Spruce Grove, Alberta drawn by Sara E. Johnson in 1967. Individuals featured in the fonds include Emma Lurson, Alexis Morin, James Lapotac, William Mcleod, Victor Callihoo, Katherine Suder, William Clevette, and Adelaid Dandeneav.

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    In 1967, Sara E. Johnson donated the material to the Provincial Archives of 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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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: Lunan, Ester, As the Roots Grow: the History of Spruce Grove and District: Spruce Grove, Spruce Grove Public Library, 1979 available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library under the call no. 971.233 As1s.

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        Includes accession PR1967.0162.

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