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Brandon and Area Photograph Collection

  • CA DHM BAPC
  • Collection
  • 1880- 2014, predominately 1978-2014

This collection contains photographs of Brandon and Area that do not belong to a particular collection or fonds held at Daly House Museum. It is, in short, an artificially created collection. The collection has been divided into the following series:
1) Rural Images
2) Urban Images
3) Associations
4) Education
5) Portraits
6) Athletics
7) Military

Daly House Museum Collection

  • CA DHM 324
  • Collection
  • 1876-2011

The collection is comprised of material donated to and collected by the Daly House Museum. This is an artificially created collection of archival material that does not belong to a particular collection or fonds held at the Daly House Museum. The collection is divided into the following series:

Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Postcards
Series 3: Books and Magazines
Series 4: Business Documents
Series 5: Event Documents
Series 6: Documents from Organizations
Series 7: Miscellaneous Documents

The following accession numbers are included in the Daly House Museum Collection:
1985.324 - 2013.324
2003.21
2004.17
2005.1 - 2008.1

The Daly House Museum

Assiniboine Historical Society Collection

  • CA DHM 1978.14
  • Collection
  • 1970-1995

The collection consists of records created by the Assiniboine Historical Society. The records include, photographs and other historical documents from the Brandon area; meeting minutes; financial records; correspondence records; heritage publications; film committee and street name committee documents; a constitution; documents relating to the Manitoba Historical Society; walking tour documents; and some miscellaneous files. The documents are arranged in the following series:

  1. Photographs and Other Textual Records
  2. Magazines
  3. Minutes
  4. Correspondence

William John Burchill Family Collection

  • CA DHM 2000.660; 2008.3
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1994; predominantly 1895 - 1940

The material in this collection belonged to the Burchill/Stoll family. The collection includes photographs, paintings, books, written records, genealogical records, letters, and other documents. The majority of the photographs are of the William J. Burchill family of Brandon, Manitoba. There are many pictures of family and friends, especially of Burchill's daughters in childhood and youth; some are casual photographs and others are formal portraits. Photographs are from family events, weddings, social gatherings, school, and during recreational activities. Also included are photographs of Edith Burchill Stoll's family and friends during her adult life after moving to Illinois. Each photograph is described at the individual level. There are three albums of photographs and the rest are separate. Also included in the collection are portraits of members of the Gibson and McEvoy families. Two of these are oil paintings. There are also prints and needle work. There are books in the collection which belonged to different members of the Burchill Family. These include Bibles, prayer books, a hymn book, an atlas, personal notebooks, and collections of poetry. The collection also contains genealogical records, correspondence, and written histories pertaining to the Burchill family history and to the history of the Canadian Prairies. Other documents include, will and funeral records; birth, marriage and death certificates; letters, postcards, obituaries, and newspaper clippings.

Burchill - Stoll Family

City of Brandon Collection

  • CA DHM 1977.1
  • Collection
  • 1882 – 1989

The collection is made up of material accumulated by the City of Brandon and pertains primarily to the city's infrastructure. The majority of the collection consists of photographs. Also included are prints, one painting, and drawings. There are photographs of businesses, city streets, significant buildings, parks, sports teams, and important people. Significant buildings include hotels, stores, schools, the old City Hall, the fire hall, and the Court House. Important individuals in these photographs include mayors of Brandon, members of the British Royal family, and multiple Governor Generals of Canada. There are also photographs of groups such as the fire department, the police department, city councils, and other citizen organizations. Along with the photographs there is a disc containing digital copies for the pictures of Brandon's mayors. There are a number of framed documents included in this collection. These include certificates, proclamations, and awards of merit presented to the City of Brandon. Also found in this collection are two guest books from Manitoba's Centennial celebration, city plaques, and sketches for city planning. There is one commemorative dish held in a frame, picturing the old city hall and opera house. Each item in the collection in described in further detail at the individual level.

The City of Brandon

Isabelle Heeney Collection

  • CA DHM 1977.24
  • Collection
  • c.1890 - 1983

The collection contains material collected by Isabelle Heeney (1902-1996). The majority of the collection is comprised of written texts about Manitoba history. These texts include books about the history of Elton and the Carberry Plains; the Brandon teacher's strike of 1922; history of the Anglican Church in Brandon; and Manitoba's architectural heritage. Other texts in the collection are a cookbook from 1909, and five issues of a literary magazine published for the Brandon Collegiate in the early 1900s. Other items in the collection include an Orange Lodge membership certificate from 1911, and a photograph of a bride c.1890.

Heeney, Isabelle

Marjorie Trotter Collection

  • CA DHM 436
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1983

The collection contains photographs, documents and books accumulated by Marjorie Trotter. Photographs in the collection include the Brandon Collegiate Matriculation Class of 1902, a meeting of the Women’s Canadian Club, portraits, and photographs of the W.E. Crawford family. Documents in the collection include an invitation for the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Beecham Trotter in 1912, a program for the Brandon General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Centennial Reunion, postcards, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains articles written by Marjorie Trotter about her family home and various cookbooks compiled by different organizations.

Marjorie Trotter

Roy Brown Collection

  • CA DHM 83
  • Collection
  • c.1880-1983

The collection consists of photographs, slides and negatives, primarily of Southwestern Manitoba; history books and articles both collected and written by Roy Brown; personal correspondence and documents; research material; and scrapbooks dealing with Roy Brown’s band. Stored separately are some of Roy's inventions and audio recordings. The collection is divided into the following series:

  1. Photographs - 1981.83.0.1
  2. Documents and Publications - 1981.83.0.2
  3. Scrapbooks - 1981.83.0.3

Roy Brown

Joe Thomassen Collection

  • CA DHM 1998.904
  • Collection
  • 1967-1982

The collection consists of two photographs of the Dutch citizens presentation of tulips to Brandon and a photograph of Brandon's Centennial baby in 1982.

Mrs. Neil Hammond Collection

  • CA DHM 260
  • Collection
  • 1918-1981

The collection contains five "The Mentor" periodicals dating from 1918 to 1920; used at Central School, The Canadian Teacher periodical, and documents related to the Westman Oral History Association's "Voices of Yesteryear" oral history project.

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