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The series consists of the financial ledger for the Church of St. Mary The Virgin Sunday School (1923-1947); the minute book of Roseville Cross and Crown Circle of King's Daughters from the Roseville Church in the R.M of Daly near Brandon, Manitoba (1896-1910) and a framed United Nations Youth Seminar Dedication Scroll (1959).

Brandon Sun Orders and Correspondence 1910-1952

Series contains documents pertaining to Joseph Blyth Whitehead's and Ernest Christie Whitehead's careers with the Brandon Sun, 1910-1952; contains business correspondence as well as job orders as well as newspaper clippings and other ephemera created had organized with correspondence. Series is further divided into the following files:

  1. Brandon Sun Job Orders 1925
  2. Business Management Info 1910-1944
  3. Business Form Letters 1918-1939
  4. Business Correspondence 1924-1949
  5. Business Editorials 1919-1947
  6. Thank you letters 1926-1952


The series consists of photographs of the Trotter family and other Brandon residents between 1880 to 1943.

Miscellaneous Newspaper and Print Media Documents

The series consists of documents pertaining to Ernest Christie Whitehead's connection to other newspapers as well as his association with print media organizations and associations; contains correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, contracts, and ephemera. The box also contains an envelope of cheque stubs and a blank cheque.

The series is further divided into the following files:

  1. Western Publishing Co. Ltd. - Contracts - Equipment Purchases 1905-1948
  2. Miscellaneous Sales Techniques
  3. Miscellaneous Articles and Bulletins
  4. Miscellaneous Newspaper Regulatory Information
  5. Business - Legal
  6. Carrier X-mas Cards
  7. Canadian Daily Newspaper Association Correspondence - 1939-1954
  8. Canadian Daily Newspaper Association Annual Reports - 1950-1952
  9. The Canadian Press

Scrapbook and Newspaper Articles

The series contains numerous newspaper clippings of articles written by Beecham on the early days of Brandon, a manuscript on the taking of Gibralter by Beecham Trotter, various historical illustrations, and a family scrapbook.

Personal - Correspondence

The series contains personal correspondence collected throughout the life of Ernest Christie Whitehead; some newspaper clippings and official documents interspersed with letters.

The series is further divided into the following files:

1.Correspondence - Nesbit Farm & Oak Lake Farming & Ranching Association 1919-1940

  1. Personal Correspondence (1919-1940)
  2. Condolence Letters re: Joseph Blyth Whitehead et al. 1941-1953
  3. Joseph Blyth Whitehead estate 1941-1942
  4. Military Correspondence 1919-1948


The series contains documents pertaining to Ernest Christie Whitehead's work and association with local and national organizations. Contains letters, contracts, other legal document, certificates, and ephemera.

The series if further divided into the following folders:

  1. Western Manitoba Services Institute
  2. Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba
  3. Brandon College Financial Statements
  4. Brandon General Hospital Correspondence
  5. Brandon Board of Trade
  6. Canadian Manufacturers Assocation
  7. Conservative Party of Canada Correspondence 1942-1954
  8. Kinsmen Club Certificates
  9. Scottish Freemasons Program 1941
  10. Kiwanis Clubs of Brandon & Canada
  11. Finance & Mortgage Syndicate 1929-1953

Personal - Photographs & Miscellaneous

The series consists of miscellaneous personal documents pertaining to the life and business of Ernest Christie Whitehead; contains letters, photographs, dance cards, newspaper clippings, financial documents, and ephemera.

Series is further divided into the following files:

  1. Speeches
  2. Insurance Policies
  3. Personal Photography
  4. Programs
  5. Funeral Card & Obituary of Fredrick William Adams
  6. War - miscellaneous
  7. Sketch Book
  8. Loose Snapshots
  9. Duplicate Photos
  10. Dance Cards - Grace Davidson

Personal - Photographs Albums

The Series includes seven original photograph albums, primarily documenting life in the City of Brandon and area. Images in the series include Whitehead family photographs, World War I soldiers, Camp Hughes, agriculture, the Brandon Lawn Tennis Club, Brandon Street scenes, Brandon Fair, Pelican Lake, Ninette, Manitoba, The Brandon Turf Club, the Oak Lake Shooting Club, Dominion Day Carnival, camp life, scouts, fairs and parades. The photographs are believed to have been taken by Joseph B. Whitehead, Ernest Christie Whitehead, Grace (Davidson) Whitehead and Joseph A. Whitehead between 1909 to 1950.

The ablum in the series have been descrbed as follows:

  1. Family Photographs and Postcards 1914-1929
  2. Brandon and Area Scenes 1909-1915
  3. Davidson Family Photographs 1912-1917
  4. Studio Portraits 1914-1919
  5. Wedding, Travel, Family, Recreation 1940-1950
  6. Family & Travel 1940-1941
  7. Military, Family & Travel 1942-1945

Mayoral Papers

The series consists of speeches, council minutes, correspondence and reports on various projects and activities associated with Magnacca's years as Mayor of the City of Brandon.
The series is divided up into the following subseries
1.1 City of Brandon
1.2 Keystone Centre Project
1.3 The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
1.4 Civic Administration Building
1.5 City Infrastructure Project - Sewers and Lagoons
1.6 Brandon Fire Fighter Association
1.7 City Infrastructure Project - Bridges
1.8 Brandon Air Service
1.9 Parks and Recreation
1.10 Twinning of Lachine Quebec & Brandon Manitoba
1.11 Hall of Fame

Magnacca, Stephen Adolph

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