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Graeme Thomlinson at the NDP Convention, Ottawa, 1995
Graeme Thomlinson at the NDP Convention, Ottaw, 1995

Thomlinson Family fonds

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Series 1Seed business. -- 1928-1997; (predominant 1940-1995)
Series 2Farm accounts and records of activities. -- 1941-1975
Series 3Income tax returns. -- 1949- 1993
Series 4Munro Presbyterian Church. -- 1949-1996; (predominant 1962-1996)
Series 5Peace River Presbyterial Women's Missionary Society. -- 1949-1971
Series 6Peace River Presbytery. -- 1964- 1998
Series 7Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) / New Democratic Party (NDP). -- 1939-1997
Series 8Blueberry Forest Products Co-op Ltd. -- 1969-1986
Series 9 Scanned Document Graeme and Marion Thomlinson personal papers. -- [ca. 1933]-1995
Series 10Red Cross swimming lessons. -- 1962-1965
Series 11 Scanned Document Clara and Earle Thomlinson papers. -- 1898-1961
Series 12 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1940-2000]


Series 1

Seed business. -- 1928-1997; (predominant 1940-1995). -- The Thomlinsons began their successful seed business in 1939 when they seeded the first alfalfa in their district. Graeme Thomlinson subsequently produced pedigreed seed, for which he won many awards at seed fairs. He was very active in the Canadian Seed Growers' Association (CSGA), and in Alberta and Peace River seed organizations as well. -- Consists of CSGA membership certificates and service awards; correspondence about the seed operations; crop certificates and crop inspection reports; seed testing certificates; acreage crop reports; and prize ribbons from seed fairs.

M-8698-1Graeme Thomlinson's service awards from the Canadian Seed Growers' Association. -- 1957-1959
M-8698-2Alberta Seed Growers' Cooperative. -- 1946-1952. -- Consists of annual reports.
M-8698-3Alberta Seed Growers' Cooperative. -- 1942-1956. -- Consists of members' seed statements and correspondence.
M-8698-4Peace River Cooperative Seed Growers' Association. -- 1928, 1944-1950. -- Consists of articles of association, and members' settlement statements.
M-8698-5Peace River Seed Co-op Ltd. -- 1972-1987. -- Consists of growers' weight records, Board of Directors report, and financial statement.
M-8698-6SeCan Association. -- 1977, 1985-1991. -- Consists of membership lists, levy and royalties reports, and circulars.
M-8698-7Authorized establishments. -- 1971-1972, 1980-1988. -- Consists of authorized establishment procedures and manual; correspondence with, and circulars from, Agriculture Canada; and declaration of authorized seed establishment by Thomlinson.
M-8698-8Seed fairs. -- 1978, 1983-1989. -- Consists of catalogues and lists of winners.
M-8698-9Canadian Western Agribition. -- 1985-1988, 1991. -- Consists of seven ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed.
M-8698-10Savanna Agricultural Society. -- 1974-1989. -- Consists of 28 ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed and other produce, including raspberries and rhubarb.
M-8698-11Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto. -- 1985- 1989, 1991. -- Consists of eight ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed. For his "Champion" ribbon, see file M-8698-17.
M-8698-12Rycroft Agricultural Society. -- 1986 and nd. -- Consists of 17 ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed and produce.
M-8698-13Grande Prairie County Fair. -- 1977-1986. -- Consists of 17 ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed and produce.
M-8698-14British Columbia Provincial Seed Fair. -- 1986, 1987. -- Consists of two ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed.
M-8698-15Annual Peace Country Classic Agri-Show Seed Fair. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- Consists of three ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed.
M-8698-16Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon, Seed Show. -- 1986. -- Consists of one ribbon won by Thomlinson for his seed. For his "Champion" ribbons, see M-8698-17.
M-8698-17"Champion" ribbons from seed fairs. -- 1986-1989 and nd. -- Consists of ribbons won by Thomlinson for his seed at Edmonton Northlands ([ca. 1980s]; five ribbons); Calgary Seed Fair and Hay Show (1986 and nd; three ribbons); Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (1987; one ribbon); Ag Expo Provincial Seed Fair (1986, 1987; two ribbons); Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon (1986, 1989; two ribbons).
M-8698-18Seed orders and sales. -- 1958, 1986 and nd
M-8698-19Seed business correspondence. -- 1928- 1969
M-8698-20Seed business correspondence. -- 1970- 1997
M-8698-21Seed cleaning and handling. -- 1953-1954, 1974- 1985. -- Consists of brochures of, and correspondence with, companies producing seed-related equipment.
M-8698-22"Thomlinson Seed Records". -- 1936-1987. -- Consists of a notebook recording acreage and registration numbers of various seed crops.
M-8698-23Crop certificates. -- 1941-1966. -- Issued by the Canadian Seed Growers' Association.
M-8698-24Crop certificates. -- 1967-1977. -- Issued by the Canadian Seed Growers' Association. See also M-8698-25-36 for crop certificates for specific crops.
M-8698-25Aurora Alsike Clover. -- 1961-1962, 1983-1989. -- Consists of crop certificate, harvesting guidelines, and correspondence about crop.
M-8698-26Bonanza Barley. -- 1979-1987. -- Consists of crop certificates.
M-8698-27Boreal Creeping Red Fescue. -- 1978-1987. -- Consists of crop certificates, and study of red fescue in the Hythe district.
M-8698-28Calibre Oats. -- 1986-1987. -- Consists of crop certificates.
M-8698-29Forage seed. -- 1977-1986. -- Consists of guidelines for pedigreed forage seed production, crop inspection reports, and applications for foundation forage seed.
M-8698-30Gateway Barley. -- 1955-1961. -- Consists of correspondence about the crop, and control sample certificates.
M-8698-31Gateway Barley. -- 1981-1984. -- Consists of crop certificates.
M-8698-32Heartland Barley. -- 1986-1990. -- Consists of crop certificates.
M-8698-33Jackson Barley. -- 1986-1990. -- Consists of crop certificates.
M-8698-34Otal Barley. -- 1984-1987. -- Consists of crop certificates.
M-8698-35Random Oats. -- 1978-1986. -- Consists of crop certificates.
M-8698-36Span Rapeseed [Canola]. -- 1969-1973. -- Consists of correspondence about the crop and its erucic acid content and crop inspection documents.
M-8698-37Elite Stock / Foundation Stock certificates. -- 1945- 1966. -- Consists of certificates for Vanguard, Newal, and Gateway Barley.
M-8698-38Canadian Seed Growers' Association membership certificates. -- 1940-1960
M-8698-39Applications for crop inspection and membership in Canadian Seed Growers' Association. -- 1966-1985
M-8698-40Crop Inspection Reports. -- 1941-1949, 1954-1959, 1961, 1963-1969
M-8698-41Crop Inspection Reports. -- 1970-1972, 1976-1976, 1978-1986
M-8698-42 Personal CSGA Pedigreed Crop Production Records. -- 1972-1995
M-8698-43Control Sample Certificates. -- 1941-1959
M-8698-44Seed Testing Certificates. -- 1965, 1968- 1989
M-8698-45Select Plots Production Reports. -- 1976- 1989
M-8698-46Acreage Crop Reports (for Statistics Canada). -- 1958-1983. -- Includes Thomlinson's sketches showing which crops were grown on which land over a series of years.
M-8698-47Weed location maps and descriptions. -- 1983
M-8698-48Seed publications. -- 1960-1986. -- Consists of regulations for pedigreed seed crops, list of crops inspected in Alberta, and brochure on certified seed.
M-8698-49Plant breeders rights. -- 1979 and nd
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Series 2

Farm accounts and records of activities. -- 1941-1975. -- Consists of farm account books, cashbooks, and receipts books. Includes dairy herd breeding records.

M-8698-50Farm account book. -- 1941-1943. -- Includes diary of activities, 1940-1943, in the back.
M-8698-51Farm account book. -- 1945-1955
M-8698-52Farm account book. -- 1958
M-8698-53Farm account book. -- 1961
M-8698-54Farm account book. -- 1963
M-8698-55Farm accounts [computer printout]. -- 1975
M-8698-56"Farmer's Pocket Ledger" [cashbooks]. -- 1950, 1952-1955, 1957
M-8698-57"Farmer's Pocket Ledger" [cashbooks]. -- [ca. 1958], 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964
M-8698-58Farm receipt books. -- 1945-1957, 1961- 1962
M-8698-59Stable Breeding Record (Department of Agriculture, Dairy Branch). -- 1947-1953
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Series 3

Income tax returns. -- 1949-1993. -- Consists of rough copies of Graeme and Marion Thomlinson's income tax returns. Many files also include Thomlinson's various calculations related to his annual expenses.

M-8698-60Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1949
M-8698-61Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1951
M-8698-62Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1952
M-8698-63Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1953
M-8698-64Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1954
M-8698-65Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1955
M-8698-66Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1956
M-8698-67Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1957
M-8698-68Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1958
M-8698-69Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1959
M-8698-70Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1960
M-8698-71Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1961
M-8698-72Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1962. -- Partial form only.
M-8698-73Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1963
M-8698-74Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1964
M-8698-75Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1965
M-8698-76Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1966
M-8698-77Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1967
M-8698-78Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1968
M-8698-79Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1969
M-8698-80Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1970. -- Partial form only.
M-8698-81Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1971
M-8698-82Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1972. -- Consists only of rough notes.
M-8698-83Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1973
M-8698-84Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1974
M-8698-85Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1975
M-8698-86Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1976
M-8698-87Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1977. -- Partial form only.
M-8698-88Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1978. -- Rough notes only.
M-8698-89Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1979. -- Rough notes only.
M-8698-90Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1980. -- Rough notes only.
M-8698-91Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1981. -- Rough notes only.
M-8698-92Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1976
M-8698-93Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1977
M-8698-94Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1978
M-8698-95Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1979
M-8698-96Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1980
M-8698-97Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1981
M-8698-98Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1982
M-8698-99Marion Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1983
M-8698-100Graeme Thomlinson's expenses. -- 1988. -- Consists of rough calculations, probably used for his income tax return.
M-8698-101Graeme Thomlinson's income tax return. -- 1991- 1993. -- Consists of notices of assessment.
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Series 4

Munro Presbyterian Church. -- 1949-1996; (predominant 1962-1996). -- Munro Presbyterian Church at Blueberry Mountain was organized in 1936. Initially, a minister from Wanham travelled to Blueberry Mountain and held services in private homes and later the community hall. In 1948 it was decided to build a church, which was completed and dedicated on July 29, 1951. Brian Thomlinson, the son of Graeme and Marion Thomlinson, was baptized at this dedication service. Graeme was elected to the Board of Managers shortly after the church was built, became an Elder (Member of Session) in 1956, and the Clerk of Session in 1973. He continues in these positions. He also served as treasurer of the church from 1975 to 1996. -- Consists of annual reports, statistics, account book, property titles, income tax returns, and programs of services.

M-8698-102Annual reports. -- 1964-1967, 1974, 1976- 1981
M-8698-103Annual reports. -- 1982-1996
M-8698-104Minutes of annual congregational meetings. -- 1962-1965, 1971, 1979
M-8698-105Board of Managers minutes. -- 1966- 1969
M-8698-106Miscellaneous correspondence. -- 11978, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1995
M-8698-107Annual statistics reports. -- 1975-1991. -- Compiled for the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
M-8698-108Budgets and treasurer's reports. -- 1969-1970, 1976-1980, 1984-1988, 1991-1992, 1996
M-8698-109Treasurer's Accounts [account book]. -- 1980- 1993
M-8698-110Insurance on church. -- 1979-1995
M-8698-111Church property. -- 1949, 1979-1980. -- Consists of property titles, and correspondence about church expansion.
M-8698-112Church extension plans. -- 1979. -- Consists of Thomlinson's rough sketches and calculations of cost.
M-8698-113Income tax returns. -- 1975-1991
M-8698-114Programs of services (calendars). -- 1977
M-8698-115Programs of services (calendars). -- 1978
M-8698-116Programs of services (calendars). -- 1979
M-8698-117Programs of services (calendars). -- 1980
M-8698-118Miscellaneous programs of services. -- 1962-1964, 1973-1995
M-8698-119Growth : A History and Anthology of the Synod of Alberta of the Presbyterian Church in Canada / The Synod's History Committee. -- 1968. -- A brief history of Munro Presbyterian Church appears on page 45.
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Series 5

Peace River Presbyterial Women's Missionary Society. -- 1949-1971. -- The Peace River Presbyterial, Women's Missionary Society (WMS) was organized in 1949 as an umbrella group for local WMS groups in the region, which had previously fallen under the jurisdiction of the Edmonton Presbyterial. Member WMSs included Fort St. John, Blueberry Mountain (founded in 1936), Flying Shot, Grande Prairie, Brownvale, Last Lake, Bear Lake, Gordondale, Wanham, and Dixonville. Marion Thomlinson was active in both the local and the regional group, and served as secretary of the Peace River Presbyterial WMS from 1957 to 1962. -- Consists of minutes, annual reports, and correspondence.

M-8698-120Minutes. -- 1949-1952
M-8698-121Minutes. -- 1952-1962
M-8698-122 Annual reports. -- 1949-1953
M-8698-123Annual reports. -- 1954-1955
M-8698-124Annual reports. -- 1955-1956
M-8698-125Annual reports. -- 1956-1958
M-8698-126Annual reports. -- 1959-1961
M-8698-127Annual reports. -- 1962-1964
M-8698-128Annual reports. -- 1965-1968 and nd
M-8698-129Correspondence. -- 1951, 1954-1966, 1969
M-8698-130Circulars from the national Women's Missionary Society. -- 1954-1956
M-8698-131Blank stationery and envelopes. -- nd
M-8698-132Blueberry Mountain Women's Missionary Society. -- [ca. 1971], 1997. -- Consists of brief histories of the Society, and a letter written by Graeme Thomlinson regarding the disposal of some of the records.
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Series 6

Peace River Presbytery. -- 1964-1998. -- Graeme Thomlinson was active in the Peace River Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Canada. He served as the treasurer of the Presbytery from 1985 to 1986. He also represented the Peace River Presbytery on the national "Rural and Remote Ministries" Task Force, 1986-1988, and "Cluster Ministries Task Force", 1994-1995. -- Consists of minutes, circulars, and treasurer's papers. Includes minutes, correspondence, submissions and reports of the "Rural and Remote Ministries Task Force".

M-8698-133Minutes and circulars. -- 1964-1965
M-8698-134Minutes and circulars. -- 1969-1975
M-8698-135Minutes. -- 1976-1978
M-8698-136Minutes. -- 1979-1980
M-8698-137Minutes. -- 1981-1983
M-8698-138Minutes. -- 1984-1985
M-8698-139Minutes. -- 1986
M-8698-140Minutes. -- 1987
M-8698-141Minutes. -- 1988
M-8698-142Minutes. -- 1989
M-8698-143Minutes. -- 1990
M-8698-144Minutes. -- 1991
M-8698-145Minutes. -- 1992
M-8698-146Minutes and circulars. -- 1993
M-8698-147Minutes and circulars. -- 1994
M-8698-148Minutes and circulars. -- 1995
M-8698-149Minutes and circulars. -- 1996
M-8698-150Minutes and circulars. -- 1997
M-8698-151Minutes and circulars. -- 1998
M-8698-152Graeme Thomlinson's papers as treasurer. -- 1965- 1986. -- Consists of correspondence and financial statements.
M-8698-153Rural and Remote Ministries Task Force. -- 1986- 1988. -- Consists of minutes, correspondence and reports.
M-8698-154Rural and Remote Ministries Task Force. -- 1988. -- Consists of submissions.
M-8698-155Cluster Ministries. -- 1994-1995
M-8698-156Positions on Baptism and teaching the young. -- [ca. 1986-1988]
M-8698-157Lists of ministers and student in the Presbytery. -- 1933-1990
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Series 7

Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) / New Democratic Party (NDP). -- 1939-1997. -- Graeme Thomlinson, like his father Earle, was active in the CCF / NDP. He ran, unsuccessfully, as a CCF candidate for the riding of Spirit River in the 1952 and 1955 provincial elections. He served in executive capacities in both the provincial and federal CCF / NDP constituency associations. Provincially the constituency was known as Spirit River until 1971, as Spirit River- Fairview from 1972 to 1985, and as Dunvegan from 1986 onward. Federally, the constituency is Peace River. -- Consists of CCF / NDP circulars, membership lists, campaign materials, poll results, publications, and administrative records of the provincial and federal constituency associations. -- Other records of the Peace River federal constituency and Spirit River provincial constituency are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Photocopies are available in these papers.

M-8698-158Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. -- 1940- 1949. -- Consists of letter from Harold E. Winch; Alberta CCF Convention ribbon; and thank you letter to Earle Thomlinson for contributing to Woodsworth House.
M-8698-159Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. -- 1950- 1959. -- Consists of membership records for Spirit River and Grouard provincial ridings; and Clarence John Lampert's nomination material for Peace River federal constituency.
M-8698-160Cooperative Commonwealth Federation / New Democratic Party. -- 1960-1969. -- The name changed from CCF to NDP in 1961. -- Consists of minutes, membership lists, and financial statements for Spirit River provincial and Peace River federal constituencies; circulars from the provincial and federal New Democratic parties; and Bert Strand campaign literature.
M-8698-161New Democratic Party. -- 1970-1974. -- Consists of biography of David Lewis; NDP circulars; and newsclippings about Grant Notley.
M-8698-162New Democratic Party. -- 1975-1979. -- Consists of provincial membership numbers; Notice of Poll for 1979 election; and miscellaneous correspondence of Graeme Thomlinson as secretary-treasurer of Peace River federal constituency.
M-8698-163New Democratic Party. -- 1980-1984. -- Consists of minutes and correspondence of Spirit River-Fairview provincial constituency; lists of electors; minutes and financial statements of Peace River federal constituency; and NDP circulars.
M-8698-164 New Democratic Party. -- 1985-1989. -- Consists of minutes of Spirit River-Fairview provincial constituency (called Dunvegan after 1985); lists of NDP members in the Peace River area; lists of electors; and NDP circulars.
M-8698-165 New Democratic Party. -- 1990-1997. -- Consists of minutes of Dunvegan provincial constituency; lists of electors; NDP circulars; and Jacquie Gaboury campaign materials.
M-8698-166Provincial election. -- 1952. -- Consists of Graeme Thomlinson's campaign notebook, correspondence, background material, and returning officer's reports on numbers of ballots at the polls.
M-8698-167Radio broadcasts. -- 1952. -- Consists of typescripts of radio broadcasts by Graeme Thomlinson during the election campaign.
M-8698-168Radio broadcasts. -- 1952. -- Consists of typescripts of radio broadcasts by A.J.E. Liesemer, Art Thornton, Mrs. Winnifred Scott, Floyd Johnson, Harold Bronson, Roy Jamha, and Mr. H.P. Finnamore.
M-8698-169Provincial election. -- 1955. -- Consists of Graeme Thomlinson's campaign materials.
M-8698-170Radio broadcasts. -- 1955. -- Consists of typescripts of radio broadcasts by Graeme Thomlinson, Art Thornton, Bill Irvine, Miss Mary Crawford, and Floyd Johnson.
PE-180-1Photograph of the 13th National Convention CCF [Cooperative Commonwealth Federation], Macdonald Hotel, Edmonton. -- July 1954. -- Consists of Well Studio photograph of the delegates seated at tables.
M-8698-171aCampaign posters. -- 1955-1971. -- Consists of Graeme Thomlinson's campaign posters for the 1955 provincial election; and posters for Uri Powell (1963), Bert M. Strand (1967), and Grant Notley [ca. 1971].
M-8698-171bPolitical buttons. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]. -- 10 buttons. -- Consist of a CCF enamelled pin, Graeme Thomlinson's name button from an Alberta New Democratic Party policy conference, and buttons entitled: "Notley", "Audrey", "Gurnett", "Guertin", "Martin", Elroy Diemert: new directions for the Peace", "Ed: Save Petrocan", and "Save Petrocan: Sell Clark".
M-8698-172Peace River federal constituency (CCF). -- 1940-1954. -- In 1984 Graeme Thomlinson donated the originals of these records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta, which in turn supplied him with this photocopy. -- Consists of photocopies of the minute books and cashbook of the organization. The PAA call number for the original records is 84.430.
M-8698-173Peace River federal constituency (NDP). -- 1965-1967. -- Consists of Graeme Thomlinson's correspondence as secretary of the organization.
M-8698-174Peace River federal constituency (NDP). -- 1968-1991. -- Consists of financial statements kept by Graeme Thomlinson and other treasurers of the organization.
M-8698-175Spirit River provincial constituency (CCF). -- 1939-1960. -- In 1984 Graeme Thomlinson donated the originals of these records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta, which in turn supplied him with this photocopy. -- Consists of photocopies of minutes, financial statements, and a membership list. The PAA call number for the original records is 84.430.
M-8698-176New Democratic Party constitutions (federal). -- 1979, 1981, 1987, 1991
M-8698-177Grant Notley. -- 1984. -- Consists of newsclippings about his death in an airplane crash, and a program for his memorial service.
M-8698-178Grant Notley campaign literature. -- 1971, 1978, and nd
M-8698-179Team Captains' Training Workshop, Grande Prairie. -- 1988. -- Consists of Graeme Thomlinson's workshop materials.
M-8698-180Photograph of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation Alberta Provincial Convention, Calgary. -- November 1946
M-8698-181Photograph of Graeme Thomlinson at the New Democratic Party Convention, Ottawa. -- 1995. -- In the photograph he is shaking hands with Lorne Nystrom, who has also autographed the image.
M-8698-182William Irvine publications. -- 1936, 1944, and nd
M-8698-183Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and socialist publications. -- 1940-1948
M-8698-184Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and social publications. -- 1951-1959
M-8698-185New Democratic Party-related publications. -- 1960-1965
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Series 8

Blueberry Forest Products Co-op Ltd. -- 1969-1986. -- In 1969 the Blueberry Community Forest was set aside by the Provincial Government for local development. In 1974 Blueberry Forest Products Co-op was established, with funding from the Alberta Opportunity Company, to operate a community sawmill. The venture ran into financial difficulties and by 1983 the sawmill was no longer operating. Graeme Thomlinson operated as secretary of the organization. -- Consists of certificate of incorporation, minutes, lists of members, correspondence, financial statements, records of inventory and sales, income tax returns, timber and sawmill permits, and photographs of the mill.

M-8698-186Peace River Farmers' Timber Board #1. -- 1969- 1973. -- Consists of minutes and correspondence.
M-8698-187Certificate of Incorporation. -- 1974
M-8698-188Minutes. -- 1974-1983
M-8698-189Brief histories of Blueberry Forest Products Co- op.
M-8698-190Lists of members and Boards of Directors. -- 1977- 1984
M-8698-191Correspondence. -- 1974-1979
M-8698-192Correspondence. -- 1980-1982
M-8698-193Correspondence. -- 1983-1984, 1986
M-8698-194Shareholders' pledges. -- 1980
M-8698-195Financial statements. -- 1976-1982
M-8698-196Sales journal. -- 1978-1979, 1981
M-8698-197Debentures. -- 1976-1977
M-8698-198Record of Logging and Sawing. -- 1980- 1982
M-8698-199Lumber inventories. -- 1974-1981
M-8698-200Income tax returns. -- 1975-1977, 1979
M-8698-201Timber and sawmill permits. -- 1973- 1977
M-8698-202"Preliminary Blueberry Mountain Community Forest Management Plan" / Alberta Department of Lands and Forests. -- 1972
M-8698-203Photographs of the mill. -- [ca. 1975]. -- 9 photoprints
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Series 9

Graeme and Marion Thomlinson personal papers. -- [ca. 1933]-1995. -- Consists of Thomlinson and Graham family genealogies, certificates, programs of cultural and agricultural events the family attended, school-related records, and miscellaneous correspondence.

M-8698-204 Genealogical charts for Thomlinson and Graham families. -- [ca. 1970s-1980s]. -- Some pages have been digitized. Scanned Document View now.
M-8698-205David Graham's grade 9 geometry notebook. -- [ca. 1933]. -- David Graham was the brother of Marion Thomlinson. He was born in 1919.
M-8698-206Graeme Thomlinson's "Y.T." notes. -- 1938-1941. - - Consists of material from the Youth Training program.
M-8698-207Banff trip. -- 1947. -- Consists of tourist maps, brochures, and letters from hotels.
M-8698-208Leadership course taken by Graeme Thomlinson. -- 1966. -- Consists of notes and course materials.
M-8698-209School newspaper, edited by Neil Thomlinson. -- 1970
M-8698-210Graeme and Marion Thomlinson's Alberta 75th Anniversary certificates. -- 1980
M-8698-211Newsclipping, "Neil Thomlinson roasted". -- August 9, 1986
M-8698-212Willie Janssen. -- 1992. -- Consists of a program for his retirement party, and a thank you letter from him.
M-8698-213Graeme Thomlinson. -- 1947-1959 and nd. -- Consists of miscellaneous correspondence and documents.
M-8698-214Bonanza and District Agricultural Society Annual Fair. -- 1988. -- Consists of program.
M-8698-2154-H. -- 1965, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973. -- Consists of programs for public speaking competitions and beef shows.
M-8698-216Grande Prairie events. -- 1977, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988. -- Consists of programs for the County Fair, Frontier Days, and the Highland Games.
M-8698-217Grande Prairie and District Music Festival. -- 1968, 1970. -- Consists of programs.
M-8698-218Grande Prairie Little Theatre. -- 1988, 1994, 1995. - - Consists of programs.
M-8698-219Rycroft Agricultural Society. -- 1988, 1992. -- Consists of programs for annual bench show.
M-8698-220Rycroft Cooperative Association Ltd. -- 1947-1958. -- Consists of balance sheet (1947), agenda for meeting (1954), and financial statement (1958).
M-8698-221Savanna Agricultural Society. -- 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1992. -- Consists of programs for the annual community fair.
M-8698-222Silver Valley Rural Electrification Association Ltd. -- 1957-1969. -- Consists of minutes and correspondence.
M-8698-223Spirit River Glee Club. -- 1951 and nd. -- Consists of programs for operettas.
M-8698-224Spirit River June Jamboree. -- 1979, 1997, 1999. -- Consists of programs.
M-8698-225Spirit River Secondary School. -- 1972, 1973. -- Consists of graduation programs.
M-8698-226Wanhan plowing matches. -- 1977, 1978, 1992. -- Consists of programs.
M-8698-227Miscellaneous church service programs. -- 1946- 1947, 1969
M-8698-228Programs for various events. -- 1961-1995. -- Consists of programs predominantly for theatre and dance productions.
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Series 10

Red Cross swimming lessons. -- 1962-1965. -- Jack Bird organized the first swimming lessons at Moonshine Lake Provincial Park in July 1962. Lessons continued at the lake until 1976. Families often camped out at the lake while their children took lessons. -- Consists of student registration forms, class lists, and correspondence regarding the hiring of instructors.

M-8698-229Swimming lessons. -- 1962
M-8698-230Swimming lessons. -- 1963
M-8698-231Swimming lessons. -- 1964
M-8698-232Swimming lessons. -- 1965
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Series 11

Clara and Earle Thomlinson papers. -- 1898-1961. -- Clara and Earle Thomlinson were the parents of Graeme Thomlinson. Earle Gordon Thomlinson, 1884-1962, was born at Kenton, Manitoba. In 1911 he married Clara Langton, 1883-1961. Graeme was their only child. Earle moved from Manitoba to farm in the Whitburn area of Alberta in 1928. Clara and Graeme joined him the following year. - - Consists of letters written to Earle by his sisters and relatives; photographs of friends and relatives; newsclippings about the family; Clara's correspondence with Nina Moore Jamieson and Emily Murphy; Earle's miscellaneous business correspondence; and poetry.

M-8698-233Letters written by Clara Langton. -- 1908, 1911- 1912, 1945. -- Consists letters written predominantly to her fianc,, Earle Thomlinson, while she was visiting Great Britain.
M-8698-234 Nina Moore Jamieson. -- 1915-1932. -- Nina Moore Jamieson of St. George, Ontario was a poet, writer and a personal friend of Clara Thomlinson. -- Consists of letters to Clara (nicknamed "Joe"); photographs of herself and her children; newsclippings of her poetry and writings; obituaries; and letters from their mutual friend, Emily Murphy. Scanned Document View now.
M-8698-235Clara Langton's postcards and greeting cards. -- 1908-1909. -- Consists of items from her friends.
M-8698-236Grace Langton Smith. -- 1916, 1932. -- Grace was Clara's sister. She married Fraser W. Smith ca. 1930. -- Consists of her teacher's certificate (1916); and a letter to Clara and Earle Thomlinson (1932).
M-8698-237 Robert Thomlinson. -- 1898, 1911. -- Robert Thomlinson was Earle's father. -- Consists of a letter from a relative at the Klondike (1898); and the last letter to Earle before his death (1911). Scanned Document View now.
M-8698-238 Eva and Jack Lewis letters. -- 1912-1961. -- Eva was Earle's sister. Scanned Document View part 1. Scanned Document View part 2.
M-8698-239 Reba Uptigrove letters. -- 1934 and nd. -- Reba was Earle's sister. Scanned Document View now.
M-8698-240Ada B. Speers Smith letters. -- 1922, 1945-1959. -- Ada was Earle's cousin, who served as a doctor-missionary in China.
M-8698-241Aunt Lil letters. -- 1945 and nd. -- Aunt Lil and her husband Jack lived in Vancouver.
M-8698-242Aunt Lulu Dobson letters. -- 1934, 1938. -- Aunt Lulu lived in Vancouver.
M-8698-243Graeme and Marion Thomlinson letters. -- [ca. 1920s-1948]. -- Consists of cards and letters to Earle and Clara from their son and his family.
M-8698-244Mrs. M.L Row letters. -- 1929-1948. -- She lived in Langdon, North Dakota.
M-8698-245Family letters. -- 1941-1960. -- Consists of letters from various family members, predominantly to Earle,
M-8698-246Robert Forke. -- 1925-1930. -- Robert Forke. -- 1925-1930. -- Robert Forke was elected the Member of Parliament for Brandon in 1921, and replaced T.A. Crerar as leader of the Progressives in 1922. He resigned as House Leader in 1926. -- Consists of letters and cards to Earle, a circular addressed to his campaign committee, and a poem about him by "Lucios", which was published in Toronto Saturday Night.
M-8698-247"The Letters she never sent". -- 1930. -- Consists of letters written to "Terry" by "Anne", expressing her love for him. The letters are probably the fictional work of Clara Thomlinson, who dreamed of being a writer. They appear to be in her handwriting.
M-8698-248Wedding announcements. -- 1913-1953
M-8698-249 Funeral announcements. -- 1893-1946. -- Includes the "In Memoriam" card for Robert Thomlinson, Earle's father. Scanned Document View now.
M-8698-250Reverend Dr. J. Bready. -- 1953. -- Consists of obituary and eulogy.
M-8698-251Earle Thomlinson's business correspondence. -- 1920-1952. -- Consists of miscellaneous letters relating to insurance and agricultural matters.
M-8698-252Farmers' Union of Alberta (FUA) / United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) Cooperative. -- 1948-1957. -- Consists of FUA handbook (1954); FUA membership receipt books (1956-1957); and a membership certificate for the UFA Cooperative (1948).
M-8698-253Earle Thomlinson's miscellany. -- 1925-1933 and nd. -- Consists of Shilo, Manitoba church anniversary program (1933); Manitoba threshing record books (1925-1929); and notes for a speech about his old home district (nd).
M-8698-254Letters to the editor. -- 1941. -- Consists of letters written by Earle Thomlinson to the Herald Tribune about the United Farmers of Alberta, and Canadian Cooperative Implements.
M-8698-255Newsclippings. -- 1942-1958 and nd. -- Consists of articles predominantly about family members. Many articles are from Manitoba newspapers.
M-8698-256Poetry. -- 1916 and nd. -- Consists of poetry from newspapers, and handwritten.
M-8698-257"A Horseman and the West". -- 1932. -- Consists of a serial story which appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press.
M-8698-258Photograph of "Christian Endeavor Convention". -- February 1910. -- Consists of a view of a large group of people in front of the town hall in Manitou, Manitoba.
M-8698-259 Photographs. -- [before 1911]-[ca. 1940s]. -- 18 photoprints. - Consists of views of the Bready / Bond families and homes. Note: 38 other photographs were returned to the donor for identification in 2000. Scanned Document View now.
PE-181-2Photograph of the "Annual Meeting of the United Grain Growers, Winnipeg, Manitoba. -- December 15, 1921. -- Consists of a Rembrant Studio panorama of the delegates.

Series 12

Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1940-2000]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-8908 Personal and organizational papers; and records of parents and grandparents. -- [ca. 1940-2000]. -- 2 m of textual records

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