Fonds MS 14 - Chute family fonds

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Chute family fonds

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  • 1884-1998 (Creation)
    Chute (family)

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2.5 cm of textual records and other material

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Mr. Joseph A. Chute was born in 1926 in Vancouver, B.C. He came to Lytton as a teacher in 1950. Joe taught and was also principal in both the Lytton Elementary School and the Kumsheen Secondary School until he retired in 1985. In 1956, he married Frances (Peggy) Chute and they had 5 children: Lynn, Heather, Harvey, Ross and Roger. When Mr. Chute retired in 1985 he ran for Mayor of Lytton and served in that capacity from 1985 to 1999. He is a dedicated volunteer and has been involved in many organizations and committees. He is a charter member of the Lytton Lion's Club. Frances (Peggy) Harvey was born on Aug. 26, 1937, in Abbotsford. She became a teacher and moved to Lytton in 1955, where she taught in Lytton Elementary School for three years. Peggy and Joe were married in 1956 and had 5 children. Peggy is also a dedicated volunteer and has been a member of, and worked hard for, many organizations and committees. She is presently (1999) involved in tourism and manages the Travel Info Centre and Business Centre for the Chamber of Commerce.

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The fonds consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, business licences, photographs, sound recordings and ephemera of Mr. and Mrs. Chute. Includes correspondence regarding purchase of museum building (restricted), museum opening (1995), legal documents, photographs including a series of 28 photos of the Royal visit in 1959, ephemera and one SF for Miss Tebbutt's correspondence (Miss Tebbutt became Peggy's mother). Also includes a copy of an Earlscourt apple box logo and sound recordings: including Preservation of Photographs (CBC, Feb. 22, 1989), CBC history program on Thomas Spence, NDP political party meting in Lytton, Indian music of Pacific North West, George clutesi, Indian stories by Mike Brown and Lena Dunstan, and Ordering of the Diaconate-A.W. Harding. Also includes 12 reel-to-reel tapes of recordings of Indian Education classes at Lytton Elementary School, and eleven photographs of the 1998 emergency food lift to Boston Bar. Includes swimming pool being rebuilt, CN swinging bridge across Thompson River, and two photographs of a mud-flood down Lytton's main street. Also group of men at a hospital function. Five slides of Niakia River rafting and one of Jade Springs from the air. Also 4 maps: one is a sketch of the homes on the westside of the Fraser from Lytton to Lillooet, one is a weather map (1954), and one is a 1952 survey map showing all rivers, creeks, mountains, reserves from Pavilion to Kamloops and from Douglas Lake to Keefers.

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BCAUL control number: LMA-3462

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