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Gerald V. Carveth fonds
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The series consists of a commemerative drawing/certificate presented to Gerald V. Carveth on the occasion of his retirement from the Grande Prairie and District Old Timers' Association after 25 years of service as the Association's secretary.

Collected Publications

The series consists of a rough draft and a typed copy of the first issue (December 3, 1921) of a local publication, the "Tattler." The "Tattler" was published by the Crystal Creek Altruist Club, which operated from about 1921 to 1925, and features humourous gossip and news about the club and its members. Gerald Carveth and his family and friends, including the Clarkson family, are mentioned in the paper. Carveth may have been one of the "Tattler" editors or merely a member of the club.

Gerald V. Carveth fonds

  • CA GPR 0384
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1980

The fonds consists of records relating to the personal life and interests of Gerald V. Carveth. The records contain scrapbooks of newspaper articles assembled by Carveth on a variety of topics including family, pioneers, local events, sports, general news, and cancer; copies of the first issue of the Tattler publication; twelve photographs taken around the Grande Prairie area or of events in which local residents participated; and a certificate of appreciation from the Grande Prairie and District Old Timers' Association.

The fonds consists of four series: Scrapbooks, Collected publications, Photographs, and Certificates.

Carveth, Gerald V.

Holden's outfit.

Holden's threshing outfit. Men posed beside horses and wagons, a steam engine, and threshing machine.


The series consists of twelve photographs dating from ca. 1908 to 1979. The photographs include a portrait of Gerald Carveth in his later years, threshing crews in the early days, Lake Saskatoon around 1915, a 1930s Old Timers' Picnic, aerial photographs of Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie in the 1950s, and group photographs from various conventions including Alberta Women's Institutes, the Canadian Seed Growers Association, and the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts.

Some of the photographs clearly relate to Gerald Carveth or are labelled as being part of the "Gerald V. Carveth collection". Other photographs have a more tenuous connection to Carveth and his family but are included as part of this series because their exact provenance is unknown and they may have originally belonged to Carveth.


The series consists of six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings collected and assembled by Gerald V. Carveth. The clippings relate to his personal life and interests.

The time periods covered by the scrapbooks overlap, so the arrangement of the articles appears to be roughly by topic, rather than chronologic. Several scrapbooks are incomplete, with extra articles clipped and labelled, but not yet pasted organized or pasted in.

Four of the scrapbooks (labelled A to D) are indexed. The indexes are inserted in the front cover of each scrapbook. Scrapbook A (ca. 1923-1980) contains stories on topics such as family members and pioneers; scrapbook B (ca. 1956-1973), general news stories of interest; scrapbook C (ca. 1933-1974), the Old Timers'; and scrapbook D (ca. 1961-1974), history, politics, and general news. The other two scrapbooks are not labelled or indexed. One of these (ca. 1937-1980) appears to cover topics such as local events and sports while the other (ca. 1960-1973) is dedicated to cancer articles.