Fonds F 168 - Albert L. Winje fonds

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Albert L. Winje fonds

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F 168

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  • ca. 1991-1993 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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Albert Lien Winje was born in 1913 to Edward and Bessie Winje. In January 1925, he moved with his family from Dorothy, Alberta to the Kelvington, Saskatchewan district, where he attended Farmingdale School. Around 1937, he purchased land in the Kelvington district, where he farmed and operated a sawmill and planer. In 1948, Winje purchased an aircraft and starting flying, eventually acquiring five different aircraft and logging thousands of flight hours.

In October 1960, Winje moved to Slocan, British Columbia, where he did metalwork (recycled metal parts into sculptures of people and animals) and collected various items, including antique tractors and stationary engines. His book, "It happened in my lifetime: an amazing account of one man's life" was published by the Kelvington Chronicle in 1995. Winje died in Nelson, British Columbia in March 1999.

Winje married Agda Louise Fedderson in 1937. They had five children: Karna; Aloria; Albert; Richard and Eric.

Custodial history

Albert L. Winje donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1993: R93-217 (May 4, 1993).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of photocopies of the typed reminiscences of Albert L. Winje, formerly of the Kelvington, Saskatchewan district. The reminiscences relate mainly to Winje's experiences as a farmer, sawyer, pilot and collector of moths and butterflies, Indian artifacts, guns and machinery. The fonds includes a color photograph of part of Winje's display of antique tractors in Slocan, British Columbia.

No series assignment was applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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SAFA 578 (old guide GR 518) consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records and is available in paper format.

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Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 518 (R-631.1)

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