From the Vault Friday: St. Patrick’s Day

Image: SPRA 032.08.06

Todays “From the Vault Friday” features a newspaper clipping from the Campbell family fonds (Fonds 032). The article, dated March 17 1959, is titled “Hold St. Patrick’s Day Tea”. The tea was hosted by St. Joseph’s Church and included a bakery booth and an apron booth. The article highlights several of the women volunteers who organized and implemented the event.
This clipping is contained in the Isabel Campbell Reference Collections. Isabel Campbell made numerous contributions to preserving the history of the Peace Country including gathering archival material for preservation from organizations, government, social groups, and individuals, and painstakingly indexing articles in Grande Prairie newspapers from 1913 to 1961 for research purposes. Isabel was also the first secretary for the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie and District when it was formed in 1961. In 1989, she donated her historical collection Grande Prairie Public Library. The library still has an Isabel Campbell room dedicated to local history resources, although Isabel’s collections have since been transferred to South Peace Regional Archives.

For more information about Isabel Campell, visit Fonds 032: Campbell family fonds.

Featured image: SPRA 1969.59.17

From the Vault Friday is a social media campaign to that highlights interesting materials from the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta.

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