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Boy’s Parliament

Item is a photograph of the Boy’s Parliament taken on the steps of the Legislature in Victoria. Mr. Williston is on the left in the second row from the front.

Elementary Class

Item is a photograph of a class of elementary school children from the Craigflower School in Victoria. Ray began attending there in 1922.

Graduation class

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston with students in formal attire at what appears to be a graduation dance.


Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

Ray Williston being sworn in as Minister of Education

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston being sworn as Minister of Education on April 14, 1954. From left: Aide-de-Camp Pennington, Lieutenant-Governor Clarence Wallace, Mrs. Wallace, unknown, Mr. Williston, Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Provincial Secretary Wesley Black.

Ray Williston fonds

  • 2000.13
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1999, predominant 1954 – 2001

Fonds consists of photographs, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, correspondence, reports and other textual material. The photographs relate to Mr. Williston’s life from childhood to the late 1990s, the scrapbooks document Mr. Williston’s years in political office, and the textual materials relate to both Mr. Williston’s public life and private interests.

Williston, Ray Gillis

Service flying training school

Item is a photograph of graduates of the Service Flying Training school in Calgary taken on October 27, 1944. Ray Williston is third from the left in the front row.

Staff Princeton Schools 1939

Item is a photograph of the elementary and secondary school staff in Princeton in June 1939. Mr. Williston is first on the left in the front row. Bill Lucas (centre front row) and Cecil Ritchie (second from the left back row) also became school superintendents.