Photograph of a train carrying settlers from South Dakota. The train is stopped with people standing on top and in front. Bound for the Canadian North-West, this CPR train arrived in Winnipeg on May 1st, 1891. The following messages were written on the sides of the train: "Good-bye South Dakota. Bound for the Canadian North-West. Free land. Plenty of timber. Pure water. No more 2 bushels per acre. No more opaline fuel. No more 5 mile water haul. No more grinding machine agents. Hurrah for Canada."
This fonds contains documents pertaining to the life of William Hespeler, such as confirmation of attending the Polytechnic Institute in Karlsruhe (1847-1849), of deferment from military service in 1850, of immigration to Canada, and of naturalization as a British subject. The fonds includes the items taken to Russia in 1872 (i.e. responses from Ottawa to the Russian Mennonite inquiries about priveledges been sought such as exemption from military service). The fonds also contains various items with the autographs of individuals such as Otto von Bismark, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia, and the British monarch, Queen Victoria. The documents pertain to Hespeler's service to Canada or Germany.
Photographic postcard of the cast members of a play regarding the women's early struggle for voting priviledges by Brandon College Students. Woman pictured on the right side of picture is wearing a banner that reads: "Vote for Women." Photograph was taken in Clark Hall.
Records relating to Margaret's education at the University of Manitoba Agriculture School through the Faculty of Home Economics. Margaret's records include coarsework from her courses in art, clothing, laundry, costume and interior design and physiology. Several bound scrapbooks are included as final projects for the course.
Photograph of a group of men posing in front of a truck. Note written on back states " This picture was taken when city workers would gather in truck loads to go out after own days work to help farmers bing in their crops. Men identified in the picture are: Norman Robertson, Bill Roberts, Charlie Batchelor, Joe Hopkins, David Duncan