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Alan Emerson Cameron Fonds

  • 1969-160
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1933

The fonds consists of two leather bound photo albums. The photos were taken during Cameron's research field trips into northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Cameron usually performed the trips for the Department of Mining Engineering with senior students. The first album, titled University of Alberta, 1915 -1938, was created for the Department of Mining Engineering. The second album, Field Trips, for Research Council of Alberta, were taken in 1921 and 1930. The photos remain in the arrangement Cameron created and the captions inform the descriptions for each photo.

Cameron, Alan Emerson

Alberta Institute of Agrologists fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931-1989

Fonds consists of office files, correspondences, publications, minutes, and administrative documents related to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA).

Alberta Institute of Agrologists

Alberta School Curriculum Historical Bibliography 1885-1985 (Elementary Resources)

  • Collection

The Alberta School Curriculum Historical Bibliography 1885-1985 is a list of the materials authorized for use in Alberta schools during this time period. Many of the materials listed here are included in the archival collection of curriculum materials in the Herbert T. Coutts (Education and Physical Education) Library at the University of Alberta and may be viewed for research purposes at the library.

This bibliography was made possible by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant. Efforts were made to identify and create a database of all the Kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources that had been authorized by the territorial authorities prior to Alberta becoming a province in 1905, and the provincial authorities responsible for education since then. This project resulted in the Historical Database of Authorized Learning Resources, from which this bibliography was produced.

The project team consisted of: Josie Tong, principal investigator, Ila Scott, project leader, and team members Maureen Beristain and Barbara Owens. Other reference staff in the Herbert T. Coutts Library were involved and provided invaluable assistance as the project progressed.

Alberta School Curriculum Historical Bibliography 1885-1985 (Secondary Resources)

  • Collection

The Alberta School Curriculum Historical Bibliography 1885-1985 is a list of the materials authorized for use in Alberta schools during this time period. Many of the materials listed here are included in the archival collection of curriculum materials in the Herbert T. Coutts (Education and Physical Education) Library at the University of Alberta and may be viewed for research purposes at the library.

This bibliography was made possible by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant. Efforts were made to identify and create a database of all the Kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources that had been authorized by the territorial authorities prior to Alberta becoming a province in 1905, and the provincial authorities responsible for education since then. This project resulted in the Historical Database of Authorized Learning Resources, from which this bibliography was produced.

The project team consisted of: Josie Tong, principal investigator, Ila Scott, project leader, and team members Maureen Beristain and Barbara Owens. Other reference staff in the Herbert T. Coutts Library were involved and provided invaluable assistance as the project progressed.

Alberta Women's Bureau fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975-1984

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Alberta Women's Bureau.

Alberta Women's Bureau

Alexander Cameron Rutherford fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890-1910

The A.C. Rutherford fonds consists predominantly of incoming correspondence concerning his years as Premier of Alberta. The documents are typed and handwritten and are generally arranged in their original chronological order.

Rutherford, Alexander Cameron

Alexander Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941-1971

Fonds consists of teaching, publishing, and research records of Dr. Alexander Smith.

Smith, Alexander

Alfred Leahey fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1981

Fonds consists of records pertaining to soil scientist, Alfred Leahey.

Leahey, Alfred

Ali-Amir Husain fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Ali-Amir Husain.

Husain, Ali-Amir

Alumni Affairs

  • RG30
  • Record Group

Office of Alumni Affairs

Andre Nitecki fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1982

Accession consists of records pertaining to Librarian Andre Nitecki.

Nitecki, Andre

Andrićiana - Ivo Andrić fonds

  • 96-165
  • Fonds
  • 1910s through 1990s

This collection contains manuscripts, private and official correspondence, diplomatic documents, photographs, and published works (collected and individual) by or about Ivo Andrić.

Andrić, Ivo, 1892-1975

Anne Wheeler fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2009

Fonds depicts Anne Wheeler's professional activities as a director, writer, and film producer from the 1970s to the 1990s. The predominant amount of records are AV files documenting Anne Wheeler's work as a filmmaker. The material is arranged by production.

Wheeler, Anne

Annora Brown fonds

  • UAA-1983-116
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1982

Correspondence, scrapbooks, sketches, reviews, clippings, reference materials and photographs.

Brown, Annora

Arnold Whitney Matthews fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1980

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Pharmacologist and Administrator Dr. Arnold Whitney Matthews.

Matthews, Arnold Whitney

Arnold-Nitecki Africana Collection

  • Collection
  • 1953 - 1988

The collection consists of Cameroonian literary manuscripts collected by Arnold, research material about Cameroon and other African countries, teaching material on African art (collected by Nitecki), and a significant collection of slides and audio recordings. The collection is divided into series by subject matter and media type.

Arnold, Stephen H.

Art gallery ephemera collection

  • Collection
  • 1930-

This collection contains various publications issued by art galleries, auction houses, and other institutions that exhibit and sell works of art. These materials have been divided into three categories: Annual reports and gallery journals, Advertising and promotional material, and Exhibition catalogues and guides. Also included here are materials related to exhibitions and other art-related matters issued by individual artists and institutions that are not generally involved in the display and sale of art. Such items are described in a fourth category, Unaffiliated artists and organisations.

Arthur Balmer Watt fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1958

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Journalist Arthur Watt.

Watt, Arthur Balmer

Arthur Christian Ahrens fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1976

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Dentist Dr. Arthur Christian Ahrens.

Ahrens, Arthur Christian

Arthur Crocker Leighton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1924-1976

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Arthur Crocker Leighton.

Leighton, Arthur Crocker

Arthur Gilbert McCalla fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1983

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Plant Scientist Dr. Arthur McCalla of the Faculty of Agriculture.

McCalla, Arthur Gilbert

Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1990

The Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative (ACHC) fonds document the history and function of the Cooperative, and its predecessor, the Campus Co-operative Association. The records span the years from the inception of the Co-operative in 1967, through its existence 21 years later when the records to that date were deposited with the University of Alberta Archives.

The records, largely textual, required a fair amount of sorting when received at the Archives. Papers were removed from binders, and duplicate records disposed. There was a lot of duplication of records, as individual executive members along with each ‘house’ in the Cooperative maintained a set of minutes, audited financial statements, policies and procedures manuals, along with forms for completing maintenance checks and house inventories. As well, the collection was weeded of financial ephemera (invoices, returned cheques, bills, etc) since summary financial records existed. An original listing provided by a then member of the ACHC aided the arrangement and description process.

The records have been sorted into ten series, including: the Cooperative Movement; Executive Committee Records; Minutes (Board and General); Financial Records; Membership Records, Property Management Records; Property Expansion Records; Legal Advice Records; Historic Records; and the Newsletter (The Cooper). Some of the series are very small, while others like the Financial records series and Property Management records series are necessarily arranged into sub-series to better organize the material. There is a complete set of minutes from the 1960s through to January of 1987. Membership records are particularly complete for the mid-1970s to the early 1980s; earlier membership records, particularly for the 1960s, are sketchier. The records are in good physical shape.

The Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative records reflect an interesting alternative to standard student housing arrangements available on the University of Alberta campus in the mid-1960’s. It was, writes Rod Olstad in a 1988 Gateway article, “the first organized, yet unofficial, co-ed housing at the U of A.” Principles of democracy were essential to the Cooperative, with their elected executive, membership votes on all matters of house policy and operation, and safeguards to protect individual members from potential financial liability, etc. Co-op members were instrumental in lobbying the University in 1973 to abandon plans to demolish much of the low-cost housing in the North Garneau neighbourhood, demanding instead that this housing be retained and renovated to ensure that low-cost, alternative housing was available for students.

The ACHC records can also be viewed as a part of the larger national Co-operative housing movement emerging in the same period. The unique living arrangement that is the Cooperative, with its accompanying problems and triumphs, is well documented in these records.

Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative

Austin Mardon Fonds

  • Fonds 452
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2010

Personal papers, research, biographical information, financial statements
RESTRICTED to permission of Austin Mardon

Mardon, Austin

B.Y. Card fonds

  • Fonds 657
  • Fonds

A. B.Y. Card Fonds – Descriptive Inventory
B. B.Y. Card Fonds – Descriptive Inventory – 2

Card, B.Y.

Barter Theatre fonds

  • UAA-2001-139
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1978

The fonds consists of programs, press clippings, publicity notices, photos, slides, and show lists pertaining to the productions put on by Alberta Barter Theatre between the years 1972 and 1978. The records are in roughly chronological order according to their production.

Barter Theatre

Benjamin Wheeler fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Benjamin Wheeler.

Wheeler, Benjamin

Bente Roed fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Bente Roed including documenting the research, composition and promotion fo the book "Printmaking in Alberta."

Roed, Bente

Brian Hocking fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1974

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Entomologist Brian Hocking.

Hocking, Brian

Brian Llewellyn Evans fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-2014

The Dr. Brian Llewellyn Evan fonds is a very rich and diverse acquisition of materials depicting the life and primarily teaching and research career of Brian Evans. The fonds comprises a broad scope of records comprising mainly of textual materials reflective of his teaching, research travel and role as a professor of history, University administrative functions in various roles and his involvement with the Chinese Community in Alberta.

Evans, Brian Llewellyn

Bruce P. Dancik Angling Ephemera

  • SH 571 B78
  • Collection
  • 1962-2015

The collection consists of fishing-related ephemeral material such as brochures, maps, photographs, two photo albums, magazine clippings, catalogues, typed speeches, menus, and anglers' ticket books. The majority of the items are from various locations in Canada or the United States of America. Non-North American items include four brochures from New Zealand, and several miscellaneous items from the United Kingdom. Most of the ephemera are from the mid-twentieth century, but the dates are as early as 1909 and as late as 2000. Many of the items in this collection also cover outdoor recreational activities popular at their time of creation.

Byron Kratchovil fonds

  • 1981-159, 2002-33
  • Fonds
  • 1997 - 2004

The Byron Kratochvil fonds documents the professional career of an important teacher, researcher, writer and administrator who was associated with the University of Alberta for over thirty years. Dr. Kratochvil attained recognition as a respected analytical chemist, and served the University of Alberta as a professor of Chemistry, chairman of the Department of Chemistry, and as an administrator in his role as Associate Vice-President (Research). The records, largely textual, document Byron Kratochvil’s career at the University of Alberta, but also touch upon his earlier teaching experiences and research interests. The records provide a significant documentation of Kratochvil’s teaching career, with several files of lecture notes, student examinations and projects, and class records. Also strongly represented in the fonds, are the records generated from the textbooks written by Kratochvil and W.E. Harris and originally computer-published by the University of Alberta. Various drafts of the textbooks are retained in the records, complete with numerous annotations, inserts, corrections and research notes. There are fairly complete files of Chemistry Department-related records in the Kratochvil fonds, which include meeting minutes, internal memorandum, and committee reports retained on an annual basis. Byron Kratochvil was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1989-1995, so the Department material for these years provides insight into the role of the Chairman, and the relationship the Department had with the larger Faculty of Science it reported to. Included also are the documents generated by the various University committees and research groups Professor Kratochvil sat on; of particular note are detailed files related to the Environmental Research and Studies Centre. A smaller series contains records generated during Byron Kratochvil’s time as Associate Vice-President (Research). A comprehensive set of Byron Kratochvil’s professional correspondence forms one series, and provides a record of his written communication with colleagues, graduate students, and scientific associations, relating to his research and various other issues. Among Kratochvil’s research interest topics are those in the area of the theory and application of sampling for chemical analysis; the measurement of free metal ion concentrations in solution; and the development of new analytical reagents and methods in nonacqueous solvents. Two smaller series contain documents linked to professional associations Professor Kratochvil supported, with textual and photographs items documenting scientific conferences and workshops he attended; as well as consulting work undertaken. The final series in this finding-aid consists of material designated as ‘personal’, although still very related to the series that precede it. Included here are copies of personnel documents related to salary and promotions, copies of CV’s and biographies as well as day planners and collected archives. The records are in excellent physical shape and because of their completeness and the broad span of years represented, provide valuable insight into one man’s career at the University of Alberta..

Kratchovil, Byron

C.W. Mathers fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980-1900]

Photographs copied from an original album created by Edmonton photographer, C.W. Mathers. Included are photographs representing aboriginals involved in trading and hunting activities, as well as photographs of northern settlements such as Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort Providence, Fort McPherson, and Fort Good Hope.

Mathers, C. W.

Canadian Circumpolar Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960-2005

Records of the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, including correspondence of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and various departments of the Government of Canada, and Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut governments. Also included are records related to consultant contracts, Arctic Summer and Winter Schools, research grants, training grants, manuscripts, publications, and northern development records.

Canadian Circumpolar Institute

Canadian Encyclopedia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 1987

The Canadian Encyclopedia fonds provide a comprehensive and detailed record of one of the largest and most important cultural undertakings in Canadian publishing history. The records are extensive, and detail the process involved in producing a large reference publication from the inception stage through to final publication. The fonds consist of approximately 13 metres of records, excluding illustrative material that is to be returned to the Archives at a later date. The material was donated to the University of Alberta Archives in 1986, and original order was subsequently disrupted in the re-boxing of records from binders, filing cabinets, and closets for transfer to the Archives. As well, some of the records were still active and being consulted in preparation for the second edition publication of The Canadian Encyclopedia. The volume of records has meant that the fonds will be arranged and described in three phases. Phase one, which this inventory represents, involved a complete overview of the entire fonds, the restoration, where possible, of original order, and the file level description of six of eight series. Within each of these series, sub-series designations were assigned to better organize and describe the records. Each series is further described in an introduction preceding the series listing. Original file titles, if they existed, were retained by the archivist in the description. A subject and name index is found at the back of the inventory to further assist in locating specific information. These records have tremendous research value. The administrative and financial records provide a complete business history of the project. Based on correspondence, internal memoranda, meeting minutes, and monthly reports, etc. the researcher is able to better understand how the publication was planned, produced, and delivered to the public. The internal operation of The New Canadian Encyclopedia Publishing Ltd. are revealed through the procedures manuals and internal instructions which outline operating practices, guidelines, and editorial methodology. The files also provide an original and comprehensive picture of the publishing business from a Canadian perspective. The article and entry files contain samples of work by top Canadian academic experts. Because the editors were constrained by space and subject limitations, not everything they received could be printed in the encyclopedia. The files complement the published record, indicating how articles were edited, categorized, and sometimes cut altogether. Material, not published in the Encyclopedia, is retained in the files. The records are in excellent physical condition and multi-media in composition. The series and file listings follow.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Catalyst Theatre fonds

  • Fonds 658
  • Fonds

Catalyst Theatre Society Fonds – Descriptive Inventory 1979-1997

Catalyst Theatre

Cecil Scott Burgess fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1970

The C.S. Burgess fonds documents Burgess's administrative and professional activities from 1891 through 1971; he removed most remaining personal records before donating material to the Unviersity Archives. The records reflect Burgess's progess as a designer and the evolution of his design interests from his architectural articling and design studies in Scotland, England and his European study tours, to his professional consultation work and teaching in Canada beginning in Montréal and concluding with his tenure as a professor of architecture at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. A small portion of the records document Burgess's work as a private consultant for public and private groups across Alberta. The records include lecture and public speaking notes on art, history and design; professional correspondence; design portfolios in various media from both his student and professional periods; photographs predominantly of his professional work with some of private acquaintances; a collection of postcards, maps and other art and design related ephemera.

The C.S. Burgess fonds documents Burgess's administrative and professional activities from 1891 through 1971; he removed most remaining personal records before donating material to the Unviersity Archives. The records reflect Burgess's progess as a designer and the evolution of his design interests from his architectural articling and design studies in Scotland, England and his European study tours, to his professional consultation work and teaching in Canada beginning in Montréal and concluding with his tenure as a professor of architecture at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. A small portion of the records document Burgess's work as a private consultant for public and private groups across Alberta. The records include lecture and public speaking notes on art, history and design; professional correspondence; design portfolios in various media from both his student and professional periods; photographs predominantly of his professional work with some of private acquaintances; a collection of postcards, maps and other art and design related ephemera.

Burgess, Cecil Scott

Cedric James Lowe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1975

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Historian Cedric Lowe.

Lowe, Cedric James

Chancellor and Senate fonds

  • Fonds 2000-93
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1994

The Chancellor and Senate fonds are among the oldest and most significant records in the University of Alberta Archives. These records document the very inception of the University when through the University of Alberta Act in 1906, the Senate was created as the sole governing body of the University of Alberta. At its first meeting in March 1908, the Senate set the policy for the opening of the University in September 1908. The focus and mandate of the Senate has changed in the ensuing years, but it remains an important component of the University landscape. The Senate represents the public face of the University, and functions with the understanding that “an ongoing relationship with the community is fundamental to the effectiveness of the University.” (Senate brochure)

The Chancellor and Senate records deposited with the University Archives span the period from the Senate’s establishment as the governing body of the University, to its present functions within the University milieu. These records were received in numerous accessions over the past years, and although physically dispersed, are brought together intellectually in this comprehensive finding-aid to the fonds.

The records have been arranged within three broad series, and further arranged according to sub-series designations as well. Series 1 is the Chancellor and Senate Office administrative records, and include the Executive Officer files; Senate Office files related to Senate membership, correspondence, public relations, and financial matters; and Senate meetings. The meeting files are extensive, and fairly complete in terms of years represented. Early Senate meeting minutes were recorded in bound minute books and are complete from 1903 through 1970. Beginning in 1949, individual meeting files were maintained and contain agendas, minutes, related correspondence, and printed attachments related to specific Senate meetings. The Series 1 records present an excellent overall view of the day-to-day function of the Senate, and document its evolving role within the University of Alberta.

Series 2 records represent the Operational records of the Chancellor and Senate, and include those records related to the research and gathering of information, and the public presentation of this gathered knowledge. Sub-series within this broad series include Reports (usually ones presented to the Senate); Committees; Task Forces; and Hearings/Investigations/Commissions. The records are often quite linked within these sub-series; for example, an Ad Hoc Committee might be struck to consider a specific issue or topic, and this in turn may lead to the establishment of a task force to further develop and explore the topic, as well as prepare a comprehensive report on the findings. The Committee files document activities of the Senate standing committees and ad hoc committees, as well as joint University-wide committees with Senate representation. A particularly significant Senate activity involves the conferring of honorary degrees, and the Honorary Degree Committee files provide a wealth of information about the recipients of these degrees. Their files often contain biographical information about the recipient, nominating papers, photographs, and related correspondence. As the Chancellor is involved with all convocations, the Convocation Committee files also present a variety of information related to honorary degrees specifically, and convocation generally. There are often convocation programs, speeches, invitations, and planning documents. Within the Task Force sub-series, records concerning twenty-five task force investigations are represented, and arranged in their chronological order of establishment within the finding aid. The fourth sub-series of Hearings/Commissions/Investigations is a smaller set of records, and relates to broader University and public wide inquiries.

The final series of records relates to the Chancellors’ papers. While information about the role of the Chancellor can be gleaned from all three series of records, this particular series focuses on the role of individual chancellors. Sub-series include Chancellor Installation ceremonies; Chancellor meetings; photographs; and the papers of individual Chancellors. The series is limited in that only nine individual Chancellors are represented (18 Chancellors have served the University between 1908 and 2008), and some of this information is sketchy and limited in scope. However, further information about individual Chancellors can be researched by consulting their private paper donations, or considering the correspondence files in Series 1.

The Chancellor and Senate fonds form a significant contribution to the documentation of the history and ongoing activities of the University of Alberta.

Mactaggart, Sandy A.

Charles A.S. Hynam fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957-1977

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Sociologist Charles Hynam including a scrapbook.

Hynam, Charles A.S.

Chinese Experience in Canada Collection

  • FC 106 C5 C46
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 2015

This collection offers an expansive view of the experiences of Chinese immigrants to Canada, particularly in the Prairie Provinces. While many narratives of Chinese immigration to Canada focus on the construction of the CPR, the emphasis here is on the numerous and diverse roles that Chinese immigrants played in Canada's history. This collection explores the Chinese experience through immigration, entrepreneurship, schooling, and other elements of daily life. Among other things, it is made up of photographs, scrapbooks, business documents, personal correspondence, immigration records, magazines, books, phonograph records, and event programs. A great deal of credit is due to Helen Kwan Yee Cheung, who encouraged donations from the local Chinese community thus helping to build a uniquely community-based collection.

Clarence Alvin Laverty fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-1925; 1986

Accession consists of records pertaining to Engineer Clarence Laverty.

Laverty, Clarence Alvin

Clennell 'Punch' Dickins fonds

  • TL 540 D53 C64
  • Fonds
  • 1910s to 1990s

Includes photographs, as well as correspondence and miscellaneous materials from Dickins' professional and military career, plus personal memorabilia.

Dickins, Clennell Haggerston ('Punch')

Clubs and Associations

  • Fonds 2002-47-978
  • File
  • 2000-2001

Aboriginal Students' Council file

Students' Union

Course and program changes

  • Fonds 2004-24-55
  • File
  • 2002

Course and program changes - Native Studies file

University Secretariat

Craig Corser fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-

Accession consists of photographs related to Craig Corser, his family, and the Department of Forest Science at the University of Alberta.

Corser, Craig

Darlene J.Comfort fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1983

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Author Darlene Comfort.

Comfort, Darlene J.

David McKnight Fonds

  • PS 8237 M6 D38
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2012

Fonds consist of David McKnight’s Canadian Little Magazine and Small Press archive, reflecting his interest in documenting the history of this genre of Canadian publishing, and include the pioneering work in the field done by Wynne Francis whose research files form part of the fonds. Through both of their collecting, the David McKnight fonds consists of materials which cover the history of Canadian small press publishing from 1923-2010.

The designation of the series was arrived at after considering the ordering of the material as it was received at Bruce Peel Special Collections. It was clear that there was an original ordering of the files, often according to an alphabetical or chronological scheme, and the files had titles. David McKnight separated his files broadly into those associated with his mentor and advisor, Wynne Francis, and his own research/collection files, and as much as possible, this structure is maintained. Series titles were arrived at after considering the collection in its entirety, and the apparent order implied by McKnight’s file listings and comments. The material was received in two shipments, but was intended as one donation, so some assignment of series and file titles, combining the material in the two shipments, was necessary. The records are almost all textual, although there are three microfilm reels, two cassette tapes, and two photographs.

Taking into consideration both the information provided by David McKnight in a letter to the Head of Bruce Peel Special Collections, and the contents of the records received, six series and several sub-series were established to better facilitate access to the collection.

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