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Art Rice-Jones, Calgary Stampeders Hockey Club goalie, [ca. 1929-1942]
Art Rice-Jones, Calgary Stampeder Hockey Club goalies, [ca. 1939-1942]
M-9558-31-1

Arthur Rice-Jones fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Hockey career. -- 1929-1942, 1947-1948
Series 2 Second World War service. -- 1942-1945
Series 3 Personal correspondence. -- 1929-1945
Series 4 Photographs. -- 1926-1948

Inventory

Series 1

Hockey career. -- 1929-1942, 1947-1948. -- 87.5 cm of textual records and other material. -- Arthur Rice-Jones was a well known goalkeeper in hockey. He played for the Elmwood Millionaires Junior Hockey Team from 1929-1931, the Winnipeg Monarchs Junior Hockey Team from 1931-38, The Queen’s Club of London from 1933-1934, The Gold Miners Hockey Club from 1938-1939 and the Calgary Stampeders Senior Hockey club from 1939 until 1942 when Rice-Jones entered the Second World War. After the war, Rice-Jones managed Calgary’s Junior Hockey Club, the Calgary Buffalos from 1947-1948. -- The series consists of scrapbooks created by Art and his family, documenting his participation in the various teams, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings. -- Note: See series 3 for letters sent between Arthur and his parents during his trips to Europe with the Queen’s Club of London and the Winnipeg Monarch’s international tour. See series 4 for photographs of these hockey teams.

M-9558-7 Elmwood Millionaires, Queen’s Club, and Winnipeg Monarchs - Scrapbook. -- 1929-1935. -- Consists of newspaper articles and telegrams which document his career in several hockey clubs.
M-9558-1 Elmwood Millionaires and Winnipeg Monarchs - Scrapbook. --1929-1932. -- Consists of personal items and newspaper clippings documenting Art’s success as well as general team results. Includes original felt Elmwood Millionaires patch.
M-9558-2 Winnipeg Monarch’s European Tour - Scrapbook. -- 1934-1935. -- Consists of passport, telegrams, programs, personal items and some newspaper clippings, documenting international tour representing Canada.
M-9558-3 Winnipeg Monarch’s European Tour - Scrapbook. -- 1934-1935. -- Consists of international newspaper clippings and some personal items, documenting international tour, and success as world champions.
M-9558-4 Geraldton Gold Miner Hockey Club - Scrapbook. -- 1938-1939. -- Consists of mostly newspaper clippings documenting Art’s success, and general team results.
M-9558-8 The Calgary Stampeders Hockey Club - Scrapbook. --1939-1942. -- Consists of newspaper clippings mainly from The Calgary Herald and The Albertan documenting Art’s career, and general team results.
M-9558-5 The Calgary Stampeders Hockey Club - Scrapbook. -- 1939-1979. -- Consists of personal items, correspondence, and newspaper clippings documenting Art’s career, and later references to his connection with the team.
M-9558-9 Calgary Buffalo Junior Hockey Team - Sprapbook. -- 1947-1948. -- Consists of newspaper clippings documenting Art’s position as manager, and general team results.
M-9558-6 Miscellaneous hockey items. -- 1929-1945-- Consists of personal items and correspondence between Art and brother Cliff, newspaper clippings, results of 1933-1934 season with the Queen’s Club, and a Times Magazine March 1945 with article on Canadian hockey.
M-9558-29 Hockey Pins. -- 1934 -- Consists of a framed pinboard displaying hockey pins from Art's European tour. Includes Winnipeg Monarch's, and various European teams.
Series 2

Second World War service. -- 1940-1945. -- 12.5 cm of textual records and other material. -- Arthur Rice-Jones enlisted in the Calgary Highlanders in 1940, and served as a lieutenant from 1942-1945. He was wounded in France in 1944. -- The series consists of scrapbooks created by Art documenting his experience serving in the Second World War. This includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, personal items, and Calgary Highlanders reunion dinner programs. -- Note: See Series 3 for correspondence between Art and his family while in training, on active duty, and in the hospital following his injury.

M-9558-10 Military service and Victoria Army Hockey Club - Scrapbook. -- 1940-1945. -- Consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence, documenting Art’s experience in the army and involvement in the Victoria Army Hockey Club in 1943.
M-9558-11 Military Scrapbook. -- 1943-1945. -- Consists of newspaper clippings, with some photographs and correspondence documenting Art’s involvement with the Victoria Army Military Hockey Team, his injury, and his return to Winnipeg.
M-9558-12 Military Scrapbook. -- 1940-1989. -- Consists of photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and later highlanders reunion dinner programs.
M-9558-13 Miscellaneous World War Two. -- 1943-1945. -- Consists of newspaper clippings regarding the Victoria Army Hockey Club, and Art's injury.
Series 3

Personal correspondence. -- 1929-1945. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of Art's letters to and from his family, friends, and acquaintances. This includes letters between Art and his parents father Cecil Rice-Jones, and mother Emily Rice-Jones, while playing hockey in Europe, airmail letters sent during Art’s time in active service during the second world war, and letters to his wife Jean from family and friends while Art was wounded.

M-9558-14 Correspondence to Art from Friends and Acquaintances. -- 1927-1944. -- Consists of letters, and telgrams, to Art from various friends and acquaintances.
M-9558-15 Letters to Art from father Cecil. -- 1929-1933-- During Art’s time in England playing for the Queen’s Club of London.
M-9558-16 Letters to Art from family. -- 1933-1945. -- From his sister May, his brother Cliff, and various extended family members.
M-9558-17 Letters from Art to parents. -- October 1933-February 1934. -- During his time in England playing for the Queen’s Club of London.
M-9558-18 Letters to Art from father Cecil. -- January 1934-March 1934. -- During his time in England playing for the Queen’s Club of London.
M-9558-19 Letters from Art to parents. -- March-May 1934. -- During his time in Europe playing for the Queen’s Club of London.
M-9558-20 Letters to Art from father Cecil. -- April-May 1934-- During his time in England playing for the Queen’s Club of London.
M-9558-21 Letters from Art to parents. --December 1934-March 1935. -- During his European hockey tour with the Winnipeg Monarchs.
M-9558-22 Letters from Art to parents. -- 1938-1942. -- While playing for the Calgary Stampeders hockey club in Calgary, and military training in Victoria.
M-9558-23 Letters to Art from father Cecil. -- 1939-1943. -- While playing for the Calgary Stampeders hockey club in Calgary, and military training in Victoria.
M-9558-24 Airmail Letters from Art to parents. -- 1943-1944. -- While on active duty in Calgary and Europe, and from hospital in England.
M-9558-25 Letters to Art’s wife Jean Rice-Jones while Art was wounded. -- 1944. -- From friends and family while Art was missing in action, and while wounded in hospital.
M-9558-26 Airmail letters to Art from father Cecil. -- 1944-1945. -- While on active duty and in hospital in England.
Scanned Document View original letters.
Scanned Document View transcripts.
Series 4 Photographs. -- 1926-1948. -- 61 photographs. -- The series consists of views of Art's hockey career. This includes photographs of the Young United Sunday School hockey team, the Kelvin High School hockey team, the Elmwood Millionaries, the Winnipeg Monarch's, the Calgary Stampeders, and the Victoria Army hockey team, as well as professional hockey clubs from the 1930s.

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

M-9558-27 Art’s school-age hockey teams. -- 1926-1929. -- 3 photographs. -- Consists of mounted photographs of the Young United Sunday School hockey team (1926-1927) and the Kelvin High School hockey team (1928-1929).
M-9558-28 Elmwood Millionaires hockey team. -- 1928-1931. -- 2 photographs. -- Consists of mounted photographs of the team.
M-9558-oversize Elmwood Millionaires - Dominion Junior Champions. -- 1930-1931. -- 1 photograph. -- Consists of large mounted poster of individual player photographs. L-R: Duke MacDonald, Norm Yellowlees, Cliff Workman, George Brown, Bill MacKenzie, Art Rice-Jones, Boyd Johnstone, Kit Massey, Archie Creighton, Gord McKenzie and Spunk Duncanson.
M-9558-30 Elmwood Millionaires. -- 1929-1930. -- 1 photograph. -- Consists of panorama of the Elmwood Millionaires Senior, Junior and Juvenile teams together.
M-9558-31 Various hockey teams. -- 1934-1948. -- 1 album (54 photographs). -- Consists of views of Art with the Calgary Stampeders (1939-1940), The Victoria Army hockey team in 1942, the presentation of trophies (1947-1948), and various professional hockey teams and players (1930s).
M-9558-32 Winnipeg Monarchs hockey team. -- 1931-1935. -- 2 photographs. -- Consists of a mounted photographs of the Winnipeg Monarchs team (1931-1932), and of Art in a Canada hockey sweater (1935?).
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