- 1941-1944 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1 album (ca. 200 photographs)
Name of creator
The son of Bishop Oscar Burkholder; he married Helen (Erb) on December 22, 1943. Burkholder was a conscientious objector during the Second World War. He did Alternative Service at Montreal River (Group 1, July-November 1941) and in British Columbia (June 1942-April 1944).
Album donated to the Archives after an interview with Burkholder conducted for the Alternative Service in World War II oral history project in 1975.
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Scope and content
The album consists of photographs taken or collected by Burkholder during his time in Alternative Service.
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Related units of description
Not all photographs in the album have been scanned and described at the item level. Close variant photographs and scenic photographs have largely been omitted. The album in its entirety can be viewed at the Archives.
Place access points
- Montreal River Alternative Service Work Camp (Montreal River Harbour, Ontario)
- Green Timbers Forestry Station (Surrey, British Columbia)
- Cowichan Alternative Service Work Camp (Lake Cowichan, British Columbia)
- Hill 60 Alternative Service Work Camp (Duncan, British Columbia)
- Goldstream Alternative Service Work Camp (Langford, British Columbia)