Collection MHCA0021 - Herb Schurman collection

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Herb Schurman collection

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  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

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  • 1926, 1984-2000 (Creation)
    Schurman, Herbert B.

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.06 m. of textual records
1 postcard

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Schurman, Herbert B. (1911-2001)

Biographical history

Herbert B. Schurman, the son of Clayton Schurman and Emma Bernard, was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island in 1911. He was very active in the affairs of the town, serving as town concillor, deputy mayor, and fire department captain. Herb, as he was widely known, was charter president of the Summerside Lions Club and a volunteer with many sports clubs, being insturmental in the creation of the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a popular local entertainer and was considered an unofficial city historian. He passed away in May 2001.

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The collection consists of historical materials gathered by Herbert Schurman. It includes a published booklet entitled "The Tourist's Unofficial Guide to P.E.I." (ca. 1984), a typewritten poem, a list of local policemen (1876-1969), and a photocopy of a letter written by Mr. Schurman regarding his hockey experiences. The collection also includes a postcard of the Leas Merry Sunshine Fox Ranch in Summerside.

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In the fall of 2000 Fred Horne scanned nine photograhs belonging to Herb Schurman. The digital copies are numbered 009.1 to 009.9 in the Historic Summerside collection (MHCA0018). A tenth scan (009.10) has been made of the fox ranch postcard that is part of this Schurman collection

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MacNaught History Centre and Archives

Accession 000.07.07; 000.10.10; 000.29.29; 001.22.57

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  • English

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