Series F 680-3 - Other works series

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F 680-3

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  • [197-?]–2017, predominant 2002–2017 (Creation)
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    Easton, Larry and Dorothy, 1938-

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913 photographs : 36.5 GB (tif, jpeg, CR2)
35 multimedia presentation files : 3.3 GB (pptx, pdf, exe)
24 textual documents : 92.9 MB (docx, pdf)

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(1938-)

Biographical history

Lawrence Francis (Larry) Easton was born on the family farm near Wawota, Saskatchewan, on August 24, 1938, to Francis Russell and Leah Isabel (Griffin) Easton. He received his early education at Wawota, graduating from Wawota High School in 1958. He later attended the School of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan (1958-1960) and completed the Electronics Engineering Technologist course at Saskatchewan Technical Institute, Moose Jaw, in 1964. He was employed as an engineering manager with SaskTel in Regina until his retirement in 1997.

Dorothy May Bird was born at Wawota on May 3, 1941, to Francis Carlton and Mable Irene (Myers) Bird. She received her early education in Wawota and later attended Success Business College in Regina. She was employed by SaskTel, the Salvation Army, the federal government, and the provincial Department of Labour and Employment, Apprenticeship and Trade Certification. Dorothy Bird married Larry Easton on April 22, 1961 in Wawota. Together, they have two children: Mark and Michelle.

Since the 1970s, Larry Easton has been an active photographer. He has been a member of the Regina Photo Club for thirty years and in that time has held various positions on its executive. He is the only member of the Club to receive its Prestige Award for photographic achievement. Easton is also a member of the Prairie Region of Photographic Arts, and is a director for the prairies on the Canadian Association for Photographic Art. He has received numerous competition awards and recognitions for his photographic works. As well, his works have appeared in Prairies North and West World magazines, in projects for Saskatchewan Tourism and the Regina Chamber of Commerce, and in educational books.

Larry and Dorothy Easton collaborated to provide the photographic works for the 2008 publication, Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings, written by Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker. The publication received the Saskatchewan Book of the Year award from the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2009.

Larry and Dorothy Easton currently (2019) reside in Regina.

Custodial history

Larry and Dorothy Easton donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions between 2015 and 2017: 2015-112 (August 13, 2015), 2016-102 (July 8, 2016), and 2017-106 (August 17, 2017).

Scope and content

This series consists of records created, accumulated and used by Larry and Dorothy Easton of Regina, Saskatchewan, as part of book collaborations, associated promotional events, and various other activities. Most of the records were created between 2002 and 2017 but the series also includes scans of photographic slides created in the 1970s through 1990s. The images were saved primarily in JPEG and TIF format. Cameras used include a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon 60D, with an 18 - 200mm lens. Scanners used include an Epson V600 Photo.

Contents of the series include digital images of Saskatchewan locations and structures, landscapes, plants and animals. Featured buildings and locations include: Addison Sod House Historic Site, in Kindersley; Big Beaver; Big Muddy; Churchill River; Clearwater River; Duck Mountain; Fort Battleford; Fort Carleton; Fond du Lac River; Foster River; Gravelbourg; the Great Sandhills, near Sceptre; Humboldt; Indian Head; Lebret; Lumsden; Moose Jaw; Muenster; Nipekamew Sand Cliffs, near La Ronge; Peebles; Regina; Robsart; Rouleau; Scotsguard; Stinen; Val Marie; Wood Mountain; and the Red Deer Valley Badlands, in Alberta. Additional general subjects include grain elevators, pictographs, rattlesnakes, flora and fauna. There are photos of churches in Arran, Patunak, Pelican Narrows, and Southend, as well as buildings in Manitou Beach, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, and Watrous, which may have been created for and/or used in the books "Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan" (2014) and "Architecture of Saskatchewan: A Visual Journey" (2013).

Along with the digital photographs, the series contains several multimedia presentation files, promoting the books "Legacy of Stone" and "Legacy of Worship" and showcasing photographs from northern and southern Saskatchewan. These were saved as Microsoft PowerPoint files, PDFs and as standalone Microsoft Windows presentation applications. There are also documents showing maps and notes associated with the Fond du Lac River, saved as Microsoft Word and PDF files.

No sub-series assignment has been applied to the records in this series.

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Other codes: Photographs DR-12557 to DR-13049, DR-13073 to DR-13267, DR-13303 to DR-13496; Multimedia DR-13268 to DR-13302; Textual DR-13050 to DR-13073.

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