Fonds MJ-119 - Mary Barber fonds

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Mary Barber fonds

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MJ-119

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  • [1977?] - [1982?] (Creation)
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    Barber, Mary

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87.5 cm of textual records.

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(1932-2011)

Biographical history

Mary Doreen Barber (Jackson) was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan on August 18, 1932. She married Sydney Barber in April 1954 and moved to Parkbeg the following summer. She was a trained teacher and had two children: Vivian and Brian. She died on October 24, 2011 at Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw. She enjoyed reading and writing; she wrote a column for the Herbert Herald about Parkbeg-Mortlach events and news and served as the editor of Parkbeg Reflections. Parkbeg Reflections is a community history book about the Parkbeg trading area and subsequent settlers in the town from approximately 1860 – 1980.

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Mary Barber fonds contains 87.5 cm of textual records concerning the writing of the community history book Parkbeg Reflections. It consists of the manuscript and typescript drafts of the family histories section of Parkbeg Reflections. There are over 350 family history drafts included. Mary Barber organized these drafts using separate envelopes for each family and arranged them alphabetically by surname. These envelopes also include information regarding the author, the typist and the proofreader of the drafts.

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This material was donated to the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives Department by Mary Barber in 1995.

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Parkbeg Reflections CanNF 971.243 Par.

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Drafts are in manuscript and typescript form, unless otherwise stated.

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Boxes V 125 - V-131

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