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Winnifred Van Slyck fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-1997., predominant [ca.1977]-1992.

Fonds primarily consist of the personal records of Winnifred Van Slyck, which remained in her custody until her death. These records do not form part of the documentation of her period as President of the DCCI or as Curator of the Costume Museum of Canada, the records of which remained in the custody of the Museum and were accessioned in 1999. Items found here include diaries, personal photograph albums and scrapbooks, research notes and background material for major projects such as the Springfield History Book, very early conceptual notes for the Dugald Costume Museum project, lists of works of art, and personal biographical records and clipping files.

Van Slyck, Winnifred

Museum Project

Items described here document the initial planning done by Mrs. Van Slyck and Elisabeth Cook as the idea for a permanent home to house the Fashion Review collection took shape as well as some of the early fundraising efforts.

Van Slyck, Winnifred

Arline and Graham Robertson fonds.

  • Fonds
  • [ca.1910] – [ca.1985].

Items consist of 5 photographs. Three are photographs of Martha Trotman, former Brandon resident and mother of Graham Robertson, and two are of Arline and Graham Robertson. In the photographs Arline is wearing a vintage/replica dress given to her by Nessie Grant of Elgin, Manitoba. Fonds also consists of a number of documentary items including Arline's elementary school diploma, her 1942 Balaton High School commencement invitation and program, a 1972 high school reunion program, a Balaton High School newsletter (Sachem) dating from 1942, a training certificate from the Aeronautical Division of the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company and an Army-navy production award. Also included here is a representation of Graham Robertson's dance band music stands and a short reminiscence by Graham of his time with the dance band.

Robertson, Arline and Graham

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