Keith H. Barker:

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Carole Barnabé
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(September 1998)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (October 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 130 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Keith H. Barker

Title:
Keith H. Barker fonds

Dates:
1952-1985

Quantity:
35 cm of textual records

Identification:
MSS 130

Language
English.

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Biography of Keith H. Barker

Keith H. Barker was born ca.1920. He served in World War II. He returned home to marry his wife Sadie in 1945. They resided in the area of Oakville working for his father, grandfather and uncle. In 1948, Mr. Barker purchased a 320 acre farm with the help of neighbours, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chester and borrowed machinery from his relatives. By 1960, he was able to purchase an additional 160 acres. This is where the new farm yard was to be located. Mr. Barker claims that the secret to his survival came from the steady cash flow produced by his livestock (cattle and hogs). Keith and Sadie raised a family of five children: Terry, Arlene, Patricia, Colleen and Warren. In 1985, Warren came into partnership with his father and he eventually bought the family farm in 1990. Mr. and Mrs. Barker now reside in the town of Carman.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The fonds consists of farm account books which detailed household and farm receipts and expenditures and brief family history.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 1 series

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Keith Barker in 1995.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

BoxFolder
11 A small history of our years farming, [ca.1995]
2 Farm Account Book, 1952
3 Farm Account Book, 1953
4 Farm Account Book, 1954
5 Farm Account Book, 1955
6 Farm Account Book, 1956
7 Farm Account Book, 1957
8 Farm Account Book, 1958
9 Farm Account Book, 1959
10 Farm Account Book, 1960
11 Farm Account Book, 1961
12 Farm Account Book, 1962
13 Farm Account Book, 1963
14 Farm Account Book, 1964
15 Farm Account Book, 1965
16 Farm Account Book, 1966
BoxFolder
21 Farm Account Book, 1967
2 Farm Account Book, 1968
3 Farm Account Book, 1969
4 Farm Account Book, 1970
5 Farm Account Book, 1971
6 Farm Account Book, 1972
7 Farm Account Book, 1973
8 Farm Account Book, 1974
9 Farm Account Book, 1975
10 Farm Account Book, 1976
11 Farm Account Book, 1977
BoxFolder
31 Farm Account Book, 1978
2 Farm Account Book, 1979
3 Farm Account Book, 1980
4 Farm Account Book, 1981
5 Farm Account Book, 1982
6 Farm Account Book, 1983
7 Farm Account Book, 1984
8 Farm Account Book, 1985

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