This collection consists of books, journals, and magazines relating to the United Church of Canada or its precedent organizations, Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist Churches. There are over 250 publications that date between 1827 and 2006. The inventory is currently being updated and available as an excel document.
The collection contains photographs, cards, books, and one document that belonged to Phyllis Ricou. The cards and books were sent from her uncle Laurie V. Smith while he served in France during the First World War. The books include The Poetical Works of John Milton, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and A Graphic History of Modern Europe. The collection also contains Laurie V. Smith’s demobilization letter signed by King George V. The photographs in the collection are of Coronation Day celebrations in Brandon, 1937. The collection also includes a scrapbook compiled by Laurence (Laurie) V. Smith between 1919 and 1936. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, programs and photographs of memorial services and monument unveilings at Russell, Minnedosa, Binscarth, Brandon, Birtle, Alexander, Killarney and Wawanesa, Manitoba.
The collection contains information pertaining to the McVicar family, including cards, obituaries for Mary Ann McVicar and Dr. Charles A. Edwards, newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates and a Bible.
The collection includes five photographs taken during World War One. Photos feature the 62nd Battalion from Victoria, British Columbia on parade in Brandon, Manitoba on March 18, 1916; water tanks, soldiers and tents in Camp Sewell (Camp Hughes), Manitoba (two photos); the tallest and shortest members of the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles in Brandon, Manitoba; and an unidentified trench with a boardwalk, sacks, and soldiers.
The collection contains family photographs and textual documents related to the activities of members of the John Birtles (1886-1977) family. The collection includes portraits of family members, postcards, newspaper clippings, certificates, a letter, magazines and books.
The collection consists of a photograph and negative of a barn-raising bee in Thornhill, Manitoba and a photograph and negative of the interior of a livery barn in Thornhill, Manitoba, possibly belonging to a farmer named Brentwood or Broadbent.
The collection contains programs and scripts of plays presented by Brandon Little Theatre; a 1934 program of the Dominion Drama Festival, Manitoba Region; and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and publications pertaining to Brandon Little Theatre, Brandon Art Club, and Helen McGregor.
The collection consists of certificates and a photograph pertaining to the activities of Mayor William K. "Bill" Wilton between 1970 and 1975. The certificates awarded to Mayor Wilton include Honorary Citizen of Tucson, Arizona; others originate from Regina Buffalo Days, City of Portage La Prairie Winter Fun Festival, and Knights of Columbus. The photograph shows Mayor Wilton opening the Royal Bank of Canada branch at 8th Street and Rosser Avenue in Brandon, Manitoba.