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Campbell family fonds
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E.A. Campbell diaries

The series consists of four yearly diaries written by Eldridge Augustus Campbell when he was 18 to 22 years of age, his membership card in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; and two news clippings, one a travel article written by Mr. Campbell as a special correspondant for the Toledo Bee newspaper, and one about a record-setting trip he made from Cleveland to Toledo as the train engineer on "Lake Shore Engine No. 653"

Clyde Campbell family

The series consists of documents and photographs relating to Clyde Campbell, his wife Myrle, and their daughter Isabel. The documents include letters written by Clyde Campbell to his wife Myrle before and after marriage; blueprints of laboratories designed by Mr. Campbell; communications and documents from the War Department regarding Clyde Campbell; certificates from his pharmacy and his involvement with the Masonic Lodge. There is also a transcript of his funeral service and copies of obituaries. The photographs are of Clyde Campbell, Myrle McGuire Campbell, and their daughter Isabel Campbell at various stages of life. The collection includes photos of Isabel receiving awards for her contributions to history in the Grande Prairie area in the 1990s.

Extended Campbell family

The series consists of photographs of the extended Campbell family, including Grandmother Campbell, the Astry family, the McKinley family, and Clyde, Myrle and Isabel with the extended family. There are also news clippings about the McKinley family including the death of 8 year old Charles Wesley McKinley in a skating accident

Sam and Adeline Tackaberry

“Old folks at home,” Uncle Sam Tackaberry and Aunt Adeline near Ottawa, Ontario. The photograph was likely contributed by Mrs. Luella Roberts (nee Patterson).

Photograph collection

The sub-series consists of photographs and negatives collected by Isabel Campbell, documenting the history of Grande Prairie and area and also showing Isabel's own home and garden. The images cover a wide range of topics.

The photographs have been numbered following the approximately topical system created in 2000 when these photographs were digitized by the University of Calgary. Miscellanous, unnumbered photographs and negatives were assigned numbers at the end of the series.

McGuire family

The sub-series consists of genealogical records from the McGuire family bible, marriage and duplicate birth certificates, news clippings and correspondence. There is also a wooden guest book with articles on Ellen McGuire from her 92nd birthday until her death, and a photograph album of the McGuire family from 1920 onwards.

Isabel Campbell

The series consists of records relating to the life of Isabel Campbell, daughter of Clyde Campbell and Myrle McGuire. It includes her baby book, historical writings, art work, correspondence, financial records from her home in Grande Prairie, reference material she collected, and memorial records when she died in 1998.

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