Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.
Boose family just before leaving Ohio, USA for Alberta,Canada, 1909
Edith Boose. - 1916-1993 and n.d.
|M-6571-1||Poetry and prose of Mary Edith Boose. - 1928-1983 and nd|
|M-6571-2||Correspondence from Jack Lobban. - 1916-1917, 1928. - Consists of letters and postcards from England and France describing living conditions and the attitude to war experienced by a young Canadian soldier, who died at Vimy Ridge in May 1917. Includes a poem by Edith reflecting on the loss of her young sweetheart, written in May 1928. - Fragile. Please use the research copies in file 2a. - See PA-3401-7 for photographs of Jack Lobban.|
|M-6571-2a||Photocopies of file 2, for research use.|
|M-6571-3||Vulcan. - 1968, 1987, 1991. - Consists of booklet about Vulcan (1968); correspondence on the condition of sidewalks in Vulcan, between Edith and the Town Council, including photographs (1987); and news clipping about Edith's 1931 class at Vulcan School (1991).|
|M-6571-4||Donations to museums. - 1984-1993. - Consists of correspondence relating to donations to the Sir Alexander Galt Museum in Lethbridge, the Olympic Hall of Fame in Calgary, and the USA Army Military History Institute.|
|M-6571-5||Miscellaneous personal correspondence. - 1946-1990. - Includes congratulatory messages on Edith's 90th birthday (1990).|
|M-6571-6||Certificates. - 1930-1959. - Consists of Edith's baptismal certificate (1930) and teaching certificates (1951-1959).|
|M-6571-7||Turner Valley School. - 1949-1957. - Consists of salary schedules for teachers (1949-1957); letters from former pupils (1959-1960); and a copy of her retirement speech . - The original retirement speech is in PD 294, volume 2.|
|M-6571-8||Memoirs of the early 20th century and the Depression. - nd|
|M-6571-9||Donations of quilts to Glenbow. - 1967-1983. - Consists of correspondence with Glenbow; information on the history and construction of the quilts; and photographs.|
|M-6571-10||Poetry and prose. - 1972-1983. - Consists of news clippings of poems and writings, including those of Fred J. North.|
Other Boose Family Members. - 1901-1983 and n.d.
|M-6571-11||Ruth Elizabeth (Boose) Hobbs. - 1901-1927. - Consists of poetry, photographs and obituary.|
|M-6571-12||Mrs. Mary Esther (Rinehart) Boose. - 1944-1969 and nd. - Consists of poetry, prose and religious interpretations.|
|M-6571-12a||Mrs. Mary Esther (Rinehart) Boose. - 1964-1965. - Consists of reel-to-reel sound recordings of her 90th and 91st birthday parties.|
|M-6571-13||Mrs. Mary Esther (Rinehart) Boose. - 1974. - Consists of 100th birthday congratulations, guest book, photographs and obituary.|
|M-6571-14||Mr. Henry Franklin Boose. - 1977-1983 and nd. - Consists of memories and writings of Mr. Boose, as recorded by his daughter, Edith Boose.|
Boose, Rinehart and Early Family Histories and Correspondence. - 1867-1993 and n.d.
|M-6571-15||Family histories. - 1890, 1986 and nd. - Includes copies of Early and Rinehart histories.|
|M-6571-15a||Originals of Early and Rinehart histories in file 15. - 1890 and nd. - Fragile. Please use the research copies in file 15.|
|M-6571-16||Boose family history. - 1993 and nd. - Includes information on the family from 1832 to the 1990s.|
|M-6571-17||Family correspondence. - 1862-1969. - Includes a letter from Jacob Early from Nashville, Tennessee, November 1862, during the American Civil War. - Fragile. Please use the research copies in file 17a.|
|M-6571-17a||Photocopies of file 17, for research use.|
|M-6571-18||Correspondence of Mary Early and J.B. Rinehart. - March - October 1867. - Consists of their courtship letters. - Fragile. Please use the research copies in file 18a.|
|M-6571-18a||Photocopies of file 18, for research use.|
|M-6571-19||Land documents. - 1918-1962. - Includes transfers of land owned by the Boose family in the Vulcan area.|
Vulcan Establishments Associated with the Boose Family. - 1975-1991 and n.d.
|M-6571-20||Vulcan's first hospital. - 1991 and nd. - Includes information on the establishment of the hospital by Miss Cora Rinehart (Mrs. Mary Boose's sister) in 1917.|
|M-6571-21||Kirkcaldy Women's Institute. - 1975 and nd. - Consists of information and photographs of the establishment of the Institute by Mrs. Mary Boose and friends in 1921. Includes information on Lee Gosset, a Kirkcaldy-born artist.|
|M-6571-22||Auburn School. - nd. - Consists of information on the history of the school, built in 1908, including copies of old photographs.|
News clippings, books and programmes. - 1965- 1990 and n.d.
|M-6571-23||Western Producer news clippings. - 1966-1969. - Includes articles on pioneers.|
|M-6571-24||Ernest G. Hansell. - 1965 and nd|
|M-6571-25||Miscellaneous. - 1966-1990 and nd. - Includes a short history of West Cairn (villlage); shorthand book; and programmes of funeral services [for family friends?].|
Albums / Scrapbooks. - 1832-1994 and n.d.
|PD-294-1||Scrapbook. - 1961-1994 and nd. - Consists of photographs of the Boose family and friends, and views of Vulcan and the prairies. Includes some poetry.|
|PD-294-2||Scrapbook. - 1832-1991 and nd. - Consists of photographs of ancestors of the Boose family, family and friends, and Edith's school in Turner Valley. Includes poetry and news clippings.|
|PD-294-3||Album. - 1918-1938. - Consists of photographs of family, friends, and a trip to Wolf Coulee.|
|PD-294-4||Album. - 1924-1932. - Consists of photographs of family and friends, and an invitation to the 1931 commencement exercises of Sweet Grass High School.|
|PD-294-5||Album. - [ca. 1960-1980s]. - Consists of photographs of family and friends. Very sparsely filled.|
Photographs. - [ca 1850s]-1991 and n.d.
|NA-1416-(1-19)||Views of Calgary and southern Alberta places and personalities, and of the Vulcan cyclone. - [ca. early 1900s]-1927. - 19 photographs|
|NA-1462-(1-2)||Parlour in Boose house and Mary Boose drawing water. - 1910. - 2 photographs|
|PA-3401-1||Boose, Early and Rinehart families. - [ca. 1850s-early 1900s]. - Consists of both originals and copies.|
|PA-3401-2||Boose family. - 1899-1949|
|PA-3401-3||Cora Rinehart. - 1888-1945. - Includes 1985 picture of Norma Rinehart.|
|PA-3401-4||Edith Boose. - 1900-1991|
|PA-3401-5||Ruth (Boose) Hobbs and Frank Hobbs. - 1901-1927 and nd|
|PA-3401-6||Mrs. Mary (Rinehart) Boose. - 1948-1974. - Includes photos taken in her old age and death.|
|PA-3401-7||Jack Lobban. - 1916-1917|
|PA-3401-8||Campbell School and environs. - 1911-1917 and nd|
|PA-3401-9||Girls at Champion School. - 1916. - Includes Edith and Ruth Boose.|
|PA-3401-10||Normal School graduation, class and teachers. - 1919. - [Possibly McDougall School, Calgary]|
|PA-3401-11||Auburn School classroom. - 1912. - Includes negative.|
|PA-3401-12||Boose family home and Vulcan. - 1960-1973 and nd|
|PA-3401-13||Friends of the Boose family. - 1916-1990. - Includes photographs of Mildred and Nettie Ware with Mr. and Mrs. Dick Boose (1959).|
|PA-3401-14||Ernest G. Hansell. - nd|
|PA-3401-15||Turner Valley. - 1914-1960. - Includes postcards as well as photographs.|
|PA-3401-16||Negatives and slides. - 1958-1987 and nd|
|PA-3401-17||Tintypes. - 1864-1895. - Consists of three tintypes of Jacob, Mary and Cora Rinehart.|