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Walter Krivda

Consists of one cassette tape (PA95.9.1) and an interview summary (PA2011.1) of Walter Krivda describing the Little Northern Museum. Audio is from a videotape (PA91.5.1). Walter describes the Sam Waller collection and the original museum.

Krivda, Walter

Walter Krivda

Consists of two cassette tapes (PA95.4.1-2) and an interview summary (PA2011.1) of an oral history conducted by Ed Johanson with Walter Krivda about The Pas Lumber Company. Topics covered include Walter’s parents, religious life, Fingerville, his father’s journey to The Pas, Mr. McAree, The Pas Lumber Company, his father’s work, wages, day to day life, life in The Pas during the 1920s/30s, the Ellis family, bootlegging, and log hauling.

Krivda, Walter

Walter Krivda

Consists of one CD (PA2006.6.23), one minidisk (PA2006.6.33) and a transcript for the interview with Walter Krivda conducted by Keith Hyde. Topics covered include his memories of Trappers’ Festival, his attendance of the first festival in 1947, his favorite events, the Whatsit Contest, the trapping events, skinning, the way of life in the early years of The Pas, the town reputation, the reserve, and the Aboriginal people’s enjoyment of the Trappers’ Festival events

Krivda, Walter

Walter Krivda

Consists of two cassette tapes (PA85.1.1-2) and an interview summary (PA2011.1) of an oral history interview with Walter Krivda regarding Sam Waller. Interview conducted by Kimball Toderian. Subjects covered about Sam Waller include his family, teaching, collecting, social life, religious life, ageing, and Walter’s impressions of Sam.

Krivda, Walter

Wendy and Ron Chief

Consists of one CD (PA2006.6.22), one minidisk (PA2006.6.35) and a transcript for the interview with Wendy and Ron Chief conducted by Keith Hyde. Topics covered include the dog sled races, the Torchlight Parade, the attire or clothing of people, the bonfire, wiener roasting, the frozen animal display, the Grace Lake ice blocks that comprised the Ice Palace, the street dances, birch bark biting, flour companies that sponsored the flour packing event, the Fur Queen contest, Linda Buck carrying eight-hundred pounds of flour to win an event, the stage shows, the Roy H. Johnson Arena, the dog races, the mushers, the Keystone Kops, the food, hunting, Caribou Bill, jigging, and the highlights of the festival.

Chief, Wendy and Ron

Willard Homen

Consists of one cassette tape (PA2006.6.7) and a transcript for the interview with Willard Homen conducted by Nancy Shewchuk. Topics covered include his memories from his first Trappers’ Festival in the 1970s, predictions for future festivals, the events he coordinated, the sort of assistance he required to properly coordinate events, the dog sled races, and the plans he had made for the 60th annual Trappers’ Festival.

Homen, Willard

William George Lathlin

Consists of two minidisks (PA2008.1.28-29), three CDs (PA2008.1.13-15) and a transcript for the interview with William George Lathlin conducted by Keith Hyde. Topics covered include the old town, medicines, cooking/food preparation, childhood, trapping, family, marriage, work, hunting, Carrot River, children, head injury, being Chief, band council, water coming to Big Eddy, Muskeg diapers, education, Aurora House, Green Nation, art, kinship vs. law, genocide, oral history project, and education.

Lathlin, William George

William Harris fonds

The William Harris fonds consists of a handwritten manuscript in ball point pen on lined paper ripped from a scribbler. Describes First Nations life during the late 19th century, covering such topics as food, clothing, travel, housing, signs, trading and sharing customs. Author’s title: “Story of Indians of the Northern Part of Canada: How they Lived in the Olden Days”.

Harris, William

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