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Jerome, Harry and Valerie BC Thesaurus
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Sports Canada records

File contains textual records pertaining to Harry Jerome’s role within Sports Canada, a program that worked in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Sport. The file captures two main initiatives that Harry was involved with during his time at Sports Canada: The Cross Canada Sports Demonstration Program and the Grunion Program.

Howard/Jerome family records

File contains textual records and three photographs created and accumulated by Valerie Jerome. The records pertain to the genealogy of the Howard and Jerome families. The file mostly contains records on John Armstrong “Army” Howard, Harry and Valerie’s grandfather. The file also contains a CCF Convention badge and photograph that belonged to Harry Jerome Sr.

Untitled manuscript

File contains an untitled manuscript created by Valerie Jerome. The manuscript is a detailed, biographical work that discusses the Howard and Jerome families. The manuscript focuses on the lives on Harry and Valerie, including their athletic careers.

Posthumous records

The file contains textual records, 3 audio cassettes, and 3 videocassettes created and accumulated by Valerie Jerome, following Harry Jerome’s death in 1982. The records include a funeral program, posters depicting Harry, and materials that picture Harry’s commemorative statue. The audio cassettes include: Harry’s interview with Heather Murdoch from Northern Canada; a recording that discusses a lawsuit that was being carried out after a slanderous comment was made by a radio commentator, Branigan; and a recording of Bruce Kidd commenting on the harsh treatment that Harry was subjected to by the media. The 3 videocassettes include: a post-humous discussion of Harry on a talk show; Spirit of the Games; and, a promotional video on the Premier’s Sports Award program.

General society records

File contains textual records created by the Harry Jerome Commemorative Society. Records pertain to the Society’s mission, mandate and miscellaneous tasks.

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