File Hist.Mss.1.282.3 - Harold Schmidt photograph collection

Group picture at Seymour Mountain Alternative Service Camp Harold Schmidt and Enid Culp wedding Sawing a log to create a meat bench for the cook Kitchen staff at Seymour Mountain Camp Cook at Seymour Mountain Alternative Service Camp Harold J. Schmidt at Mount Seymour Park Alternative Service camp on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Harold J. Schmidt in British Columbia Men leaving Green Timbers Cook standing in front of log building Harold J. Schmidt Conscientious objectors on fire drill in British Columbia Kitchen staff at Seymour Mountain Park Alternative Service Camp Three persons with a tent Harold J. Schmidt and Friend
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CA MAO Hist.Mss.1.282.3


Harold Schmidt photograph collection


  • 1941-1943, 1946 (Creation)

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32 photographs

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farmer, conscientious objector (Montreal River, Jul-Nov 1941; Seymour Mountain, Jun 1942-May or Jun 1943), businessman, telephone company administrator, secretary/treasurer of the Mennonite Aid Union

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Album donated to the Archives after an interview with Schmidt conducted for the Alternative Service in World War II oral history project in 1975.

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The collection consists of photographs taken by Schmidt during his time in Alternative Service.

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Alternative Service in World War II oral history project by David Fransen, 1974-1975, Hist.Mss.22.1, Mennonite Archives of Ontario

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Not all photographs in the collection have been scanned and described at the item level. Close variant photographs and scenic photographs have largely been omitted. Further accruals to this description related to Schmidt's life after 1946 have yet to be added. The collection in its entirety can be viewed at the Archives.

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