Laurie V. Smith served as the President of the Brandon Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion during the 1940s.
This fonds was accessioned by the McKee Archives in 1997. Prior custodial history is unknown.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes correspondence, policy documents, and publications relating to the activities of the Royal Canadian Legion, primarily in Brandon under the Presidency of Laurie V. Smith, during and after the Second World War. Prominant themes include the aquiring of gifts for hospitalized veterans, primarily through the Canadian Legion Christmas Tree project, veteran rehabilitation, and promotion of the Canadian Victory Loans project.
Santa's footprints / by Walter Retan.--The Christmas lantern / by Cornelia Spencer [pseud.]--The Pottlebys' Christmas promise / by Gertrude Crampton.--At the stroke of Christmas / by Aileen Fisher.--The music box / by Winifred Bromhall.--Slunkey's Christmas / by E.L. Brock.--The Christmas elf / by Elizabeth Yates.--A gift for Gramps / by Aileen Fisher.--The Christmas tree / by K.B. Shippen.--His birthday / by W.R. Brooks.--The wonderful mistake / by Barbara Chapman.--The wren / by M.R. Walsh
Photograph shows the west side of the 200-block on 10th Street. Visible businesses include: Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information, Dominion Tire & Radio Co., Steve's Grill, Wally's Taxi, and the garage entrances to Western Motors Ltd. A Santa Claus Christmas ornament is displayed from a light standard.
Photograph shows the west side of the 200-block on 10th Street. Visible businesses include: Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information, Dominion Tire & Radio Co., Bonnie's Bonnet Shop, Steve's Grill, Wally's Taxi, and Western Motors Ltd. The painted advertisement for Doig, Rankin and Robertson is visible on the Alexandra Block. Christmas ornaments are displayed from light standards and include Santa Claus and a Christmas elf.