Item R-B11601 (1)-(37) - Souvenir of Moose Jaw, Sask

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Souvenir of Moose Jaw, Sask

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  • Graphic material

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R-B11601 (1)-(37)

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  • ca. 1912 (Creation)
    Brown, James Austin, 1920-2008
    Dates of creation taken from accession form.

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1 album (37 photographs)

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Biographical history

James Austin Brown was born around 1920 in Regina, Saskatchewan to John Wilfred and Florence (nee Austin) Brown. He received his primary and secondary education in Regina.

After serving five years with the Canadian Army in the Second World War, Brown worked in various occupations in Regina and London, Ontario: office manager (1950-1955), general manager (1955-1964), and secretary-treasurer (1957-1964) for Group Medical Services; administrative assistant and secretary to the executive director of the Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Commission (1964-1967); administrator at London Public Library and Art Museum in London, Ontario (1967-1969); administrative assistant, University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus (1969-1974); and assistant registrar, admissions and awards, University of Regina (1975-1985).

Brown retired in 1985 and died in London, Ontario on July 21, 2008. During his career, he served as secretary-treasurer of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

Brown married Ann Howells on June 2, 1948 in Regina. They had two sons: Richard and John. Ann Brown died in Regina in 1988. Brown later married Mary Burns Rossie.

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Scope and content

Item is a souvenir booklet of photographs by the Sutton Photo Studio that depict Moose Jaw's major buildings, businesses and other landmarks. Images include:

(1) Walter Scott Building located at Main Street and High Street East;

(8)-(9) Hotel Empress and Maple Leaf Hotel;

(14) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (p. 10);

(15) St. John's (Anglican) Church (p. 10);

(16) Moose Jaw General Hospital located at High Street E. and 13th Avenue;

(17)-(18) Bank of Montreal, Canadian Bank of Commerce;

(22) Northern Crown Bank, Dominion Bank, Union Bank of Canada, Bank of Hamilton;

(27) Baptist Church;

(28) composite of Moose Jaw Implement Co., Williamson Clark and Sons, A. MacDonald Co., Tees and Persse Ltd., Moose Grocery Co. Ltd.;

(29)-(30) Cecil Hotel and City Hotel;

(31) Royal George Hotel;

(32)-(33) Brunswick Hotel and Hotel Empress;

CPR railway station; the Collegiate; Victoria School; Alexandra School; River Street East; Russell Block; 9th Avenue; Zion Church (Methodist) (p. 10); unidentified Catholic Church (p. 18); Court House; YMCA; Land Titles Office; Telephone Office and City Hall; a dairy farm near Moose Jaw and a steam tractor pulling several binders near Moose Jaw.

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  • English

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Location of originals

Office: Regina - Hillsdale

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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

To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

Finding aids

SAFA 331 (old guide GR 435) consists of a fonds description, file listings of some of the textual records and item descriptions of photographs.

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Sutton Photo Studio

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R-B11601 (1)-(37)

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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  • English

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  • Latin


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