Surviving Artefacts

My collection of artefacts includes the following:

Images

  • ~ 400 colour slides (scanned) spanning the years 1958 – 1992. These were in my possession in 1993 when the rest were disposed of;
  • ~ 500 colour and 40 B&W photos (scanned);
  • ~ 15  super-8 movies (silent, colour), transferred to digital files;
  • ~ 40  B&W negatives (scanned) from 1982;
  • ~ 25   2 1/4″ colour negatives (scanned) from a promotional shoot in 1984
  • A photo album of B&W photos (scanned) showing the construction of the T-Pool;
  • ~ 12 VHS Tapes spanning the years 1982 – 1992, including a complete promotional tape (transferred to digital files).

Original Documents – spanning the years 1957 – 1992

  • Original copies of each camp brochure;
  • Country Club brochure;
  • Enrolment Forms;
  • Program Forms (Nurse, Requisition, Accident, etc.)
  • Daily & Special Day Schedules;
  • Parent Information Booklets;
  • Health Cards;
  • Counsellor Training Manuals;
  • Swim Awards & Patches;
  • Letters;
  • Camper Birthday Cards;
  • Staff Recruitment Materials
  • Business Cards (Bert, Jennifer, Jay);
  • Staff Lists: 1967, 1982-1990;
  • Newspaper Clippings – Articles, Advertising, etc.
  • Bert’s notes on designing various buildings.

Archival Copies:

  • Building & Pool Designs and Blueprints;
  • Construction Quotes & Invoices.
  • Construction Photos;
  • Newspaper Ads (1956-1990)

Promotional Items

  • Forest Valley “Swatch” Watch;
  • Logo Penknife;
  • Logo Key-ring;
  • 25th Anniversary Pen;
  • Fridge Magnets;
  • Large & Small Staff Binders;
  • Country Club Member Decal;
  • Several camper bags and backpacks (some new);
  • Several camper t-shirts;
  • A camper visor.

Other Physical Artefacts

  • Staff clothing from 1983 – 1992, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps (some new);
  • A wooden camper bench;
  • Several letter and number bus signs from the late 1980s;
  • Three magnetic vehicle signs “Forest Valley Day Camp”;
  • Several name buttons;
  • Stationary & Envelopes (1980s);
  • Stop signs used on the hill.
  • Original crafts from Photography and Pottery;
  • The steering wheel notepad from Bert’s golf cart;
  • The EZ-GO nameplate from Jen’s golf cart;
  • 4 Locker Baskets;
  • One shuffleboard disc;
  • Complete set of camp keys.

Click the link below to see many of these artefacts:

Artefacts