Fonds MG 229, MG 230, MG 271 - Agnes Richards fonds

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Agnes Richards fonds

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RED MG 229, MG 230, MG 271

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5.2 m of textual records. -- ca. 100 photographs

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Agnes Elizabeth Dick, 1904-1992, was born in Listowel, Ontario. She moved to Red Deer, Alberta in 1922, where she worked as a department store clerk before her marriage in 1931 to James L. Richards, a farmer in the Horn Hill district near Red Deer. They retired to Red Deer in 1972. Agnes was active in the Clearview Women's Institute and the Rebekahs, and was a volunteer for the Red Deer and District Archives. She was an energetic amateur historian and collector of historical documentation. Agnes and James had three children, Bill, Kay (Johanson), and Anne (Kern)

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The fonds consists of Agnes Richards's personal correspondence (ca. 1952-ca. 1962), drafts of historical articles and books, correspondence and collected news clippings, programs, newsletters, etc., relating to pioneer families, Red Deer, Horn Hill, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds, Lacombe, the Clearview Women's Institute, Alta Rebekah Lodge, Gaetz Memorial United Church, Horn Hill United Church, and Horn Hill School

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Donated by Agnes Richards and her daughter-in-law Donna Richards, 1968-1992


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  • The material is in English

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No restrictions on access; copyright restrictions may apply

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A partial inventory is available

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Other papers created by Agnes Richards are in the Agnes E. Richards fonds at the Glenbow Archives

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No additions to the fonds are expected

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Record No. MG 229, MG 230, MG 271, Mss 46, Mss 106, Mss 112, Mss 150, Mss 219, Mss 243<br><br>

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