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Bessie Marie Hill collection

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Part Of
RG 5 Western Manitoba Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Collection
GMD
multiple media
Date Range
c. 1900-1956; predominant 1916-1935
Accession Number
33-1999, 12-2001, 5-2003, 16-2008
Part Of
RG 5 Western Manitoba Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Collection
Accession Number
33-1999, 12-2001, 5-2003, 16-2008
GMD
multiple media
Date Range
c. 1900-1956; predominant 1916-1935
Physical Description
approximatley 65 cm textual records; approximatley 30 photographs
History / Biographical
Bessie Marie Hill was born in 1933. She graduated from Winnipeg Normal School in 1953. Throughout her forty year teaching career, she taught at Hagyard (1953-56), Melita (1956-62), Shilo (1962-65), Kenora (1965-68), DND Germany (1968-76), Kenora (1976-80), Assiniboine South School Division - Laidlaw (1980-84), and Assiniboine South School District - Royal (1984-92). Florence Mabel (Nelson) Hill was born on June 19, 1907 in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. She attended the Brandon Normal School in 1924-1925, then taught at Rose Lea School (1925-1929), Errol, at Lenore (1929-1931) and Ravine School (1955-1956). In 1931, she married Gordon Orval Hill (1898-1969). Together they had three children: Allan Hill, Bessie Marie Hill and Georgina Bernice (Hill) Matiation. Florence Mabel Hill died in Lenore, Manitoba on December 23, 1992 in her 86th year. Sarah Viola Hill was born on June 28, 1900, and was Florence Mabel (Nelson) Hill's sister-in-law. Viola attended the Brandon Normal School in 1916-1917, and took graduate studies at the University of Manitoba. During her thirty-nine year teaching career she taught at Hagyard, Oak Lake (1917-1918), Cottonwood (1918-1919), Rose Park (1919), Grand Coulee (1919-1920), Virden (1920-1922), Lumsden, Saskatchewan (1922-1925), Lenore (1925-1934), Gunton (1934-1936), Birtle Indian Residential School (1936-1941), Ravine, Lenore (1947-1950), The Pas (1950-1956) and Woodnorth (1956-1966). During the war years, Viola worked as part of the Civil Service in Ottawa in the Department of Finance (1941) and later in Vancouver, B.C. Sarah Viola Hill died on January 19, 1988 at Virden District Hospital. For biographical information on Georgina (Hill) Matiation, see the Georgina (Hill) Matiation collection (29-1998).
Custodial History
Records in all accessions were in the possession of Bessie Marie Hill until she gave them to Gerald Brown who delivered them to the McKee Archives.
Scope and Content
Accession 33-1999: 1 photograph; 6 cm textual records (c. 1900-1952; predominant 1925-1930) The accession includes one b/w photograph (30x 36 cm) of the Brandon Normal School 1926. Textual records include a Herbarium and Plant Description workbook including pressed samples (1900); Florence Nelson’s Dominion Drawing Book 1925-1926; Florence Nelson’s Handwork, 1925-1926; Florence Nelson’s Professional Second Class Teacher’s Certificate, 1928; Florence Nelson’s Reading Course Certificate in The Teaching of History, Educational Measurement; A schoolmaster of the Great City, Manitoba Department of Education Examination 1922 in Drawing; Manitoba Department of Education Inspectors Tests June 1952 Literature Level One; The Canadian Teacher Vol. 34, No. 3, October 1929. Accession 12-2001: 15 photographs; 55 cm textual records (1916-1950, predominant 1916-1935) The accession includes a b/w photograph (5x7) of Florence Nelson (Hill); a b/w photo (2 ¾ x 4 ½") of the Birtle Residential School class “when Viola Hill was teaching there"; a b/w (10x14) class portrait of the Brandon Normal School 1916-1917 “Second Class” and 13 b/w photographs of various sizes. Textual records include a Science Notebook created by Florence Nelson (Hill) c. 1924; 3 documents associated with the work-life and career of Florence Nelson (Hill); 21 Inspector’s “Teacher’s Report” on the teaching performance of Miss Viola Hill [n.d.]; various documents and publications including: Manitoba Department of Education Professional Certification documents; “A Union Jack Figure Drill;” Department of Education (Manitoba) Grade XII examinations in Algebra, Geometry, French, Rhetoric and Prose Literature, History of English Literature, Composition, Additional English – A, Tennyson, Additional English – B, Browning, History; Physical Science: A Handbook of First Aid (Toronto: Bauer & Bauer); Santa Claus Christmas Book [no publisher, nd]; School Broadcast Materials, Manitoba Department of Education in co-operation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Bernhart P.O. Horst (ed.), The New Teachers’ and Pupils’ Cyclopedia – A Reference Library of History, Geography, Biography, Literature, Economics, Civics, Arts, Sciences, Discoveries and Inventions (Holst Publishing Company); The Source Book: An International Encyclopedia Authority written from the New World Viewpoint. 10 volumes including study guide and index; Walter Keast, Canadian Business Arithmetic, Part I. (Pitman; E.C. Hills & R.T.); Holbrook (ed.), French Short Stories with vocabulary and notes (Copp Clark); Clarence Perkins, Introduction to World History. Educational Book Company. Accession 5-2003: 15 b/w photographs and four certificates (1955-1956) The accession includes 15 b/w photographs of members of the Brandon College Teacher Training Class of 1955-56. Textual records include the Graduation Certificate for Georgina Bernice Hill, and other certificates. Accession 16-2008: 3mm texual records and eight certificates/diplomas (1917-2007). Accession consists of certificates, grades, contracts and correspondence relating to the education and teaching career of Sarah Viola Hill and a newspaper clipping and biographical sketch concerning Bessie Marie Hill.
Notes
History/Bio information provided by Bessie Marie Hill. The Normal School photograph from accession 33-1999 has been located with the Normal School collection in the map drawers of the Reading Room.
Storage Location
2003 accessions
Storage Range
2003 accessions
Related Material
Georgina (Hill) Matiation is Bessie Marie Hill's sister. Her records are located at 29-1998.
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George and Mary Porterfield

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Part Of
Fred McGuinness collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
[1920s]
Accession Number
1-2015
Part Of
Fred McGuinness collection
Description Level
Item
Series Number
McG 9
Item Number
1-2015.78
Accession Number
1-2015
GMD
graphic
Date Range
[1920s]
Physical Description
5.5" x 3.25" (b/w)
Custodial History
Photograph given to Fred McGuinness by Helen Turner
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a man - George Porterfield - and woman - Mary Porterfield - posing with a vehicle on a farm property.
Notes
Writing on the back of the photograph reads: Taken in the Summer at one of the neighbour homes George & myself. Note attached to the back of the photograph reads: George & Mary got married on June 6th 1923 and lived on the farm. This is their first car.
Name Access
George Porterfield
Subject Access
Transportation
automobiles
motor cars
farms
rural life
Storage Location
RG 5 photograph storage drawer 2 (hanging photos)
Arrangement
McG 1.2 file 20
Images
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Mary Francis Childs

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Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
c. 1917
Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Creator
Photographer: E.L. Ray (Evanston, IL)
Description Level
Item
Series Number
8
Item Number
8.C.23
GMD
graphic
Date Range
c. 1917
Physical Description
3" x 6" (b/w)
Scope and Content
Portrait of Mary Francis Childs from Villisca, Iowa.
Storage Location
Photograph removed from: RG 1 Brandon College fonds Series I, sub-series 2 1917 Box 1, file 1
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Mary Ruth Sawatsky

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Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1965
Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Series Number
8
Item Number
8.S.3
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1965
Physical Description
1.75" x 2.5" (b/w)
History / Biographical
Sawatsky was from Oak Lake, MB and studied music.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Ruth Sawatsky.
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Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
c. 1960
Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Series Number
8
Item Number
8.S.5
GMD
graphic
Date Range
c. 1960
Physical Description
1.5" x 2" (b/w)
History / Biographical
Mary Smart (nee Henderson) taught piano in the School of Music from 1925-1979.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Mary Smart.
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Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1918
Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Series Number
8
Item Number
8.W.6
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1918
Physical Description
1.75' x 2.25" (b/w)
Scope and Content
Graduation portrait of Mary Williams.
Notes
Removed from R81-30 Series 1, Sub-series 2, File 7, 1918, Box 2.
Name Access
Mary C. Williams
Subject Access
Mary C. Williams
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Mary, Virgin of the Rose

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Artist
Milne, Courtney
Collection
Visions of the Goddess
Form
photograph
Date
no date
Accession Number
Ph/CM/313
Title Variation
Rose
Artist
Milne, Courtney
Collection
Visions of the Goddess
Date
no date
Form
photograph
Series
13/50
Dimensions
50.5 X 76 cm
Size Overall
same as image
Medium
color photograph
Condition
good
Primary Support
paper
Secondary Support
none
Accession Number
Ph/CM/313
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St. Mary's, Brandon

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Artist
Repa, Steve
Form
painting
Date
no date
Accession Number
0129
Artist
Repa, Steve
Date
no date
Form
painting
Biographical Info
Steve Repa was born in Winnipeg, MB, in 1937. After graduating from Winnipeg School of Art, he worked as a teacher of ceramics and design. He was a director of Brandon Allied Arts center in 1962 and 1963. Active in various arts organizations - founder of Art Forum, chairman for the Manitoba Art Association, Vice-President of Associated Arts of Manitoba. (1996 inventory)
Dimensions
79 X 112 cm
Size Overall
93 X 127 cm
Medium
oil
Condition
good
Primary Support
canvas
Secondary Support
frame - wood
Accession Number
0129
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Phyllis Mary Ferguson

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Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1973
Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Series Number
1.2
Item Number
1.2.1
Other Numbers
Formerly 10.1.1
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1973
Physical Description
2 ¼ " x 4" (b/w)
Scope and Content
Phyllis Mary Ferguson, Ninga, MB. Awarded: Governor-General’s Gold Medal, Brandon University Gold Medal, and Silver Medals in History, Psychology, and Religion
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Kathleen Mary Smith

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Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
May 1973
Part Of
Brandon University Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Series Number
1.2
Item Number
1.2.11
Other Numbers
Formerly 10.1.13
GMD
graphic
Date Range
May 1973
Physical Description
2 ½" x 4" (b/w)
Scope and Content
Kathleen Mary Smith, Elkhorn, MB. Awarded: Brandon University Silver Medal in Physics
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Mary E. Edwards interview

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Part Of
Westman Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
sound recordings
Date Range
June 22, 1981
Accession Number
35-1998
Part Of
Westman Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
OH099.Edw
Accession Number
35-1998
GMD
sound recordings
Date Range
June 22, 1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette [01:02:02]
History / Biographical
Mary Elizabeth Edwards (nee Tweed) was born on April 19, 1897 at Riceville, ON. Within a year, she and her mother came to Manitoba, to join her father who had already moved west. Mary attended Burns School and then Winnipeg Normal School, graduating in 1917. Over the course of her career she taught at a number of schools, including Otter, Medora, Purple Hill , Thirlstone, Broomhill, Lake Max and Whitewater schools. On January 7, 1920, Mary married Kestle Henry Edwards (1894-1974) in Medora, MB. The couple had four children: Harvey, Frank, Ralph and Ruth and the family lived on section 35-3-25. Mary was secretary-treasurer of both the Medora Methodists Sunday School and the Royal Templars, taught sunday school and sang in the choir before her marriage. In 1920, she joined the Home Economics Society (later the Women's Institute). She was also a member of the WA. Following her husband's death, Mary left the farm and moved into Medora.
Custodial History
As part of the Westman Oral History Collection, this collection was accessioned by the McKee Archives in 1998. The original tapes from the Westman Oral History project were deposited in the Brandon Public Library. Copies of these originals were made by Margaret Pollex of the Brandon University Language Lab at the request of Eileen McFadden, University Archivist in the early 1990s. These copies compose the collection held in the McKee Archives.
Scope and Content
Item is an audiocassette tape containing an interview with Mary Edwards about her life and pioneer settlement around Medora, MB. The interviewer is Mayme Warren.
Notes
History/bio information from the records, the Medora local history "Glimpse through the years" and Edwards' obituary. Description by Christy Henry.
Language Note
English
Conservation
Preservation copy made 2021 (R. Hess)
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Gladys Mary Sharpe interview

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Part Of
Westman Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
sound recordings
Date Range
June 6, 1981
Accession Number
35-1998
Part Of
Westman Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
OH048.Sha
Accession Number
35-1998
GMD
sound recordings
Date Range
June 6, 1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette [00:35:00]
History / Biographical
Gladys Mary Sharpe (nee Brown) was boron on September 10, 1913 at Basswood, MB. She obtained her nurses traning at Brandon and Winnipeg, and worked as an RN from 1938 to 1978. Gladys married Harvey Robert Sharpe on November 23, 1939, and the couple lived on the Sharpe farm with Harvey's parents. Gladys and Harvey had no children. Gladys Sharpe died at some point after 1991.
Custodial History
As part of the Westman Oral History Collection, this collection was accessioned by the McKee Archives in 1998. The original tapes from the Westman Oral History project were deposited in the Brandon Public Library. Copies of these originals were made by Margaret Pollex of the Brandon University Language Lab at the request of Eileen McFadden, University Archivist in the early 1990s. These copies compose the collection held in the McKee Archives.
Scope and Content
Item is an audiocassette tape containing an interview with Gladys Sharpe about hospitals in Minnedosa. Interviewer is Mae Johnson.
Notes
History/bio information from the records, the local history "Minnedosa valley views II" and the Find A Grave website. Description by Christy Henry.
Language Note
English
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St. Mary's Mission Church

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Part Of
Alf Fowler collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
ca. 1911
Accession Number
6-1999
Part Of
Alf Fowler collection
Creator
Davidson & Gowen
Description Level
Item
Item Number
6-1999.53
Accession Number
6-1999
GMD
graphic
Date Range
ca. 1911
Physical Description
7.25" x 9" (b/w)
History / Biographical
St. Mary's Mission Church (Anglican) is located at the southeast corner of 1st Street and Louise Avenue.
Custodial History
See fonds level description of the Alf Fowler collection for custodial history.
Scope and Content
Photo shows St. Mary's Mission Church.
Storage Range
RG 5 Western Manitoba Manuscript collection - photograph storage drawer
Images
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St. Mary's Ukrainian church

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Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1971
Accession Number
1-2002
Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Description Level
Item
Series Number
3.9
Item Number
1-2002.3.9.113
Accession Number
1-2002
GMD
graphic
Date Range
1971
Physical Description
4.5" x 3.25" (b/w)
Scope and Content
Photograph is looking east northeast and was taken from the north side of Assiniboine Avenue. It shows St. Mary's Ukrainian Church.
Repro Restriction
The McKee Archives is the copyright holder for the Stuckey materials.
Storage Location
RG 5 photograph storage drawer
Images
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St. Mary's Anglican Church

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Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
April 11, 1981
Accession Number
1-2002
Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Creator
L.A. Stuckey
Description Level
Item
Series Number
3.1
Item Number
1-2002.3.1DB12
Accession Number
1-2002
GMD
graphic
Date Range
April 11, 1981
Physical Description
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Material Details
Negative
History / Biographical
Built 1908.
Custodial History
For custodial history see the collection level description of the Lawrence Stuckey collection.
Scope and Content
St. Mary's Anglican Church
Notes
Located on the SE corner of 1st St. & Louise Ave.
Name Access
St. Mary's Anglican Church
Subject Access
Christianity
Church buildings
Brandon Churches
Repro Restriction
The McKee Archives is the copyright holder for the Stuckey materials.
Storage Location
Lawrence Stuckey collection
Images
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St. Mary's Anglican Church and manse

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Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
January 8, 1979
Accession Number
1-2002
Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Creator
L.A. Stuckey
Description Level
Item
Series Number
3.3
Item Number
1-2002.3.3.CPR[41a]
Accession Number
1-2002
GMD
graphic
Date Range
January 8, 1979
Physical Description
2" x 2" (b/w)
Material Details
Negative
History / Biographical
Stuckey's notes: built in 1892 of field stone. Typist's note: There is a common misconception that this house was the Anglican manse. Although it was built around the same time, it was never owned by the church and was always a private residence. Natalie Griffith.
Custodial History
For custodial history see the collection level description of the Lawrence Stuckey collection.
Scope and Content
Image of St. Mary's Anglican church and manse, taken along the CPR Broadview substation rail lines.
Name Access
St. Mary's Anglican Church
CPR Broadview substation
Subject Access
railways
Church buildings/Churches
Repro Restriction
The McKee Archives is the copyright holder of the Stuckey materials.
Storage Location
Lawrence Stuckey collection
Arrangement
[Mr. Stuckey put two negatives in same envelope. We have separated them and numbered them (41a) and (41b).]
Images
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St. Mary's Anglican Church and manse

http://archives.brandonu.ca/en/permalink/descriptions10370
Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
January 8, 1979
Accession Number
1-2002
Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Creator
L.A. Stuckey
Description Level
Item
Series Number
3.3
Item Number
1-2002.3.3.CPR[41b]
Accession Number
1-2002
GMD
graphic
Date Range
January 8, 1979
Physical Description
2" x 2" (b/w)
Material Details
Negative
History / Biographical
Stuckey's notes: built in 1892 of field stone. Typist's note: There is a common misconception that this house was the Anglican manse. Although it was built around the same time, it was never owned by the church and was always a private residence. Natalie Griffith.
Custodial History
For custodial history see the collection level description of the Lawrence Stuckey collection.
Scope and Content
Image of St. Mary's Anglican church and manse, taken along the CPR Broadview substation rail lines.
Name Access
St. Mary's Anglican Church
CPR Broadview substation
Subject Access
railways
Church buildings/Churches
Repro Restriction
The McKee Archives is the copyright holder of the Stuckey materials.
Storage Location
Lawrence Stuckey collection
Arrangement
[Mr. Stuckey put two negatives in same envelope. We have separated them and numbered them (41a) and (41b).]
Images
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The O Canada poems by Mary Melfi

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Part Of
RG 6 Brandon University fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
December 1986
Accession Number
02-2005
Part Of
RG 6 Brandon University fonds
Description Level
Item
Series Number
7.1.3
Item Number
39
Accession Number
02-2005
GMD
textual records
Responsibility
ed. Ken Hanly
Date Range
December 1986
Physical Description
12 pp.
Scope and Content
Item is a mini-chapbook entitled "The O Canada Poems" by Mary Melfi. It is series 3, number 8 in the Dollarpoems series. The series was published by DOLLARPOEMS with the aid of a grant from The Manitoba Arts Council.
Name Access
Mary Melfi
Ken Hanly
Storage Location
RG 6 Brandon University fonds Series 7: Faculties and Schools 7.1.2 Arts Publications Box 2
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St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church

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Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic
Date Range
March 5, 1989
Accession Number
1-2002
Part Of
RG 11 Lawrence Stuckey fonds
Creator
L.A. Stuckey
Description Level
Item
Series Number
3.1
Item Number
1-2002.3.1DB4
Accession Number
1-2002
GMD
graphic
Date Range
March 5, 1989
Physical Description
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Material Details
Negative
Custodial History
For custodial history see the collection level description of the Lawrence Stuckey collection.
Scope and Content
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church; view from CPR station
[Mr. Stuckey was incorrect in calling St. Mary's a "Roman" Catholic Church. In actuality, The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish is a Ukrainian Catholic Church. P.E. 12/06/09]
Name Access
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
Subject Access
Christianity
Church buildings
Brandon Churches
Repro Restriction
The McKee Archives is the copyright holder for the Stuckey materials.
Location Copy
1-2002.3.9.91
Storage Location
Lawrence Stuckey collection
Images
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Student Photos - Students - Mary Jane Orr

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Part Of
UP
Description Level
Item
GMD
electronic records
Part Of
UP
Description Level
Item
Item Number
1
GMD
electronic records
Scope and Content
Mary Jane Orr
Images
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