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PE000925 - Programs for the Edmonton “Pops” Orchestra “Pop” Concert

Three (3) programs for the Edmonton “Pops” Orchestra “Pop” Concert. All printed by Co-op Press Limited, Edmonton, AB. 

  • "Edmonton 'Pops' Orchestra First 'Pop' Concert." Cover is printed in green ink with a small green border topped by a solid brush-like design, sitting on top of a solid green ‘ground’ with stars. Below the title, more information is given: "Lee Hepner - Conductor - Presented by Edmonton Recreation Commission - in co-operation with Edmonton Musicians’ Protective Association - May 21st - Sales Pavilion - 8:30." The back cover contains an advertisement. The interior of the program contains biographies of the soloists, along with small photographs of them, advertisements, list of works to be performed, and a list of the instrumentalists.
  • "Edmonton 'Pops' Orchestra Second 'Pop' Concert." Cover design is printed in blue ink, and consists of a small blue border topped by a solid brush-like design, sitting on top of a solid blue ‘ground’ with stars. Below the title, more information is given: "Lee Hepner - Conductor - Presented by Edmonton Recreation Commission - in co-operation with Edmonton Musicians’ Protective Association - June 12th - Sales Pavilion - 8:30." The back cover contains an advertisement. The interior of the program contains biographies of the soloists, along with small photographs of them, advertisements, list of works to be performed, and a list of the instrumentalists. There is a hand-written remark in blue pencil on the front cover dating the program to 1952.;
  • "Edmonton 'Pops' Orchestra Eighth 'Pop' Concert." Cover design is printed in green ink, and consists of a small green border topped by a solid brush-like design, sitting on top of a solid green ‘ground’ with stars. Below the title, more information is given: "Lee Hepner - Conductor - Presented by Edmonton Recreation Commission - in co-operation with Edmonton Musicians’ Protective Association - Sept. 3rd - Sales Pavilion - 8:30." The back cover contains two advertisements. The interior of the programme contains small photographs of the soloists, advertisements, list of works to be performed, and a list of the instrumentalists.

PE000930 - Program for the operetta “Hansel and Gretel”

Program for the operetta “Hansel and Gretel.” Front cover contains a hand-drawn picture of a gingerbread house surrounded by trees, with two gingerbread figures on either side of the house. Front cover reads: "Hansel and Gretel - AN Operetta - Music by: E. Humperdinck, Composer - Berta Elsmith, Author - Presented by - The 'McDougall Singing Club' - McDougall School Auditorium - 107 St. 109 Ave. 8:00 PM. May 4 & 5 1950 - By permission of Publishers C.C.Birchard &Co.-Boston, U.S.A." Interior of the program contains the information on the acts, the actors, the characters, and the stage crew. The back of the program contains a thank you note from the McDougall Singing Club to its contributors. Took place in Edmonton, AB.

PE000979 - 1925 Program for the Northern Alberta Old Timers' Banquet and Dance

A program for the "Northern Alberta Old Timers Banquet and Dance at the MacDonald Hotel Wednesday, December 16th, 1925 at 7 p.m." Front cover also contains a long b&w photograph depicting a train of wagons pulled by oxen, with old wooden buildings in the background. A figure sits in the lead wagon. This picture is folded down over the top of the program, and covers the top 1/3 of both the back and front covers. The back cover contains a poem by Frank C. Steele titled: "The Pioneer Dead." The interior contains the program and menu for the banquet. Printing attributed to Douglas Printing.

PE004735 - Program for the University of Alberta Commerce Club’s 1949 Dividend Day party

Grey paper program for the University of Alberta Commerce Club’s Dividend Day party held at the Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton, AB on Wednesday, March 30, 1949.  This program certifies that R. Beere is the holder of five ten shares of the Preferred Stock of the club.  The club declared a dividend of one-fifth of one evening’s enjoyment per share.  The evening included grace, dinner, “The King,” Toast to Graduates by club president Mr. J. D. Campbell, reply by D. M. Wilson, speech by Chairman of the Provincial Board of Public Utility Commissioners Mr. G. M. Blackstock, which was then followed by dancing. 

PE001148 - 19th Annual Maritime Provinces Banquet Program and Menu

Menu and program for the 19th Annual Maritime Provinces Banquet, held at the MacDonald hotel in Edmonton. The booklet additionally contains a list Maritime Provinces Association executives, sponsors, and, on the back cover, information and sponsors for a scholarship award to Jean Keeley of Edmonton in 1947. The front cover features an illustration of a lighthouse on the coast.

PE001273 - "Calgary: Alberta's Capital"

Vol. 49, No. 13,550 (July 29, 1893) of the Saturday Globe. The feature article “Calgary: Alberta’s Capital” provides, despite its title, a broad overview of the province of Alberta, including Edmonton, and small towns such as Olds. Accompanying photographs depict various scenes from the province, including prairie landscape shots, agriculture, and town buildings.

In addition to the feature article, a number of brief miscellaneous articles and stories are carried on the last page of the newspaper. A number of advertisements for products and businesses are also present.

PE004677 - Commercial Café Menu in Edmonton, AB

Commercial Café paper menu in original plastic-window cover, edged in burgundy with three of the four gold corners intact.  Windows have dried spills.  Front of the menu includes advertisements for Barrett & Olson Men’s Wear and Bates Electric as well as the Commercial Café name and address (10333 – 82 AVE) in South Edmonton.  Menu prices are often obscured by black marker with new prices handwritten beside.  A typewritten page dated Sunday, April 25th shows specials and lists desserts such as “Flapper Pudding.”  Back page has four advertisements for Hollywood Coldwaves, McBeth Agencies, Self’s Meat Market, and Capitol Cleaners and Laundry Limited.

PE000942 - Religious Icon Card from St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

The card is decorated with a picture of the Madonna and Child, printed in colour with a white border. The back of the card contains a stamp bearing the information of the church which provided it. It states: Compliments of St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Fr. Stephan Semotiuk, Dean. Ph: (403) 421-0258. Located in Edmonton, AB. A hand written note in pen above this states the phone number for the CKUA radio station. 

PE000920 - Edmonton Ad Club 1913-1914 Year Book

"Edmonton Ad Club 1913-1914 Year Book." Cover is printed on brown cardstock, and the back cover is blank except for the publisher’s mark. The interior details the operations of the Ad Club. Includes a list of members with phone numbers, plans for the upcoming year, information about memberships and dues, a list of officers currently in office, and quite a few advertisements for businesses in Edmonton. Pamphlet also contains one small 12.8 x 7.8 cm card which can be used to apply for a membership with the Edmonton Ad Club. Within is also a 21.5 x 27.8 cm tri-fold letter bearing the Edmonton Ad Club’s letterhead, and addressed to Mr. Ernest Brown. The letter extends an invitation to the addressee to join the Edmonton Ad Club, and extolls some of the benefits of joining. Printed by Edmonton Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd.

PE000858 - Letter Seeking to Promote a Song

A handwritten letter to the editor of the Edmonton Bulletin from S. K. Larson. The letter requests that the Edmonton Bulletin write a few lines on the publication of Larson's song, "The Rose of My Heart," issued by Dearborn Music Co. of Chicago. It has been published in England, Australia, and the United States. Larson mentions that he was a pioneer of Stony Plain in the Edmonton District, having settled there in 1894 for 15 years, although he now lives in Prince Rupert, B.C. Attached is a short notice announcing the song’s success published by The Evening Empire newspaper, from Prince Rupert, B.C. There is a red, 3 cent Canadian stamp featuring King George V's portrait on the bottom right of the letter.

PE001099 - New Light on the West Bound Grain Route

Argues for the funding and construction of grain elevator facilities in Edmonton, which the authors suggest, will be necessary for Alberta farmers to take full advantage of a grain transport route to the Pacific, via Vancouver, then under development. Include is an annotated map of this westbound grain route.

PE000373 - Cityscape Photograph - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

B&W print, wide-angle photograph of cityscape.

Part of a collection of materials related to the planned Edmonton Civic Centre in the 1960s. In the early 1960s, Webb & Knapp, a large land development company, entered into an agreement with the City of Edmonton to develop a proposal for a new downtown civic centre. The agreement contained provisions such that Webb & Knapp would fund the cost of the proposal, and if the proposal were to be approved, Webb & Knapp would receive considerable land rights in the development area as compensation. However, were the proposal to be rejected, the proposal itself was to become property of the City of Edmonton. The proposal by Webb & Knapp was ultimately rejected, but not until after the City of Edmonton Planning Commission developed its own proposal that, Webb & Knapp argued, made significant use of the original proposal. Webb & Knapp sued the City of Edmonton, ultimately winning a decision on breach of copyright in 1970.

Collection includes memorandum of agreement between the City of Edmonton and slated developers Webb & Knapp, architectural plans from Webb & Knapp as well as the City of Edmonton, cityscape photographs, and an artist’s concept rendering. PE000368 (F-8-0-0-5) to PE000375 (F-8-0-0-12).

PE000699 - Supplementary Report on the City of Edmonton, Fire Insurance

Fire insurance report titled “Supplementary Report on the City of Edmonton, Alberta (no. 14),” produced by the Fire Branch of the Western Canada Insurance Underwriters’ Association of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Report is a supplement to a full report submitted October 1918. Includes descriptions of the city of Edmonton’s waterworks and fire department as well as some general conclusions.

PE001105 - Reclaiming the West

The text of an address to a joint meeting of the Canadian Club and the Edmonton Board of Trade. The author advocates measures for the prevention of desertification on the prairies, including water conservation, dam construction and tree planting.

MacTavish, W. L.

PE000731 - Various scenes from Edmonton, AB

B&W prints, captioned, mounted, showing various scenes from Edmonton. Contents include:

  • Dominion Day Parade 1923 (4), including 1 print each of Premier Greenfield and the C.N.R. Pipe Band,
  • Images from around Edmonton (8), including 1 print each of the Saskatchewan River, stockyards, and 10439-69th Ave South,
  • Provincial Houses of Parliament (2),
  • University of Alberta buildings (2), including 1 print each of the Arts and Medical buildings.

PE000850 - "A Souvenir from the Edmonton District By C.W. Mathers" Photo Album

Cover page reads "A Souvenir from the Edmonton District By C.W. Mathers." Inside the album there is a brief note with the Adelphi Book Shop letterhead, addressed to a Mr. Dyde, informing him that another copy of this album has become available, so the recipient may have the current copy. The note is signed but the signature is illegible. Note is stamped Aug 11, 1959.
Photo album includes photographs of various locations and activities within the Edmonton District area, for example: the Saskatchewan river, riding with a dog train, farm yards, St. Albert, the Athabasca landing, among others.

Mathers, C. W.

PE004873 - Photo Album of Pope John Paul II’s Visit to Edmonton’s St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica

Photo Album of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Edmonton in September, 1984. It has “Bill Connelly,” who was the recipient, handwritten on the top left corner of the inside cover. There is also a letter addressed to Mr. W.J. Connelly offering this album as a gesture of appreciation for his help. Album created by J.N. MacNeil and Roy Watson, Archbishops of Edmonton.

  • Photograph #1: Close-up shot of John Paul II.
  • Photograph #2: John Paul II and bishop walking up a staircase.
  • Photograph #3: Birds-eye view of mass taking place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
  • Photograph #4: Long shot of the podium with a group of bishops and cardinals standing behind John Paul II.
  • Photograph #5: Long shot of John Paul II lifting his arms in a blessing gesture.
  • Photograph #6: Diagonal shot of John Paul II’s vehicle being received by an excited crowd.
  • Photograph #7: Lateral view of a procession taking place outdoors in a field. Photo depicts thousands of followers observing mass presumably led upon a white altar.
  • Photograph #8: Medium low shot of John Paul II giving a speech on the altar.
  • Photograph #9: Medium long shot of John Paul II as he stands with his crucifix cane and lifts his hand in a blessing gesture.
  • Photograph #10: Medium long shot of John Paul II with a light background. He waves benevolently.

PE001559 - Photographs: [Alberta scenes]

The creator of the album is not explicitly identified, but visual evidence suggests he may have been Lorne Muir. Two images identified as "Lorne Muir" or "L. Muir" appear to match photographs containing the captions "self" or "myself." From 1911 into the 1950s, Edmonton Henderson's directories contain entries for a Lorne Muir, first as a resident of the Mortlake Block and subsequently of other local addresses. He began work as a clerk at Revillon Bros., eventually becoming manager of its hardware department. He later worked at Ashdown's Hardware. The album contains photographs of Revillon buildings as well as the interior of an apartment accompanied by the caption "Rooms, Mortlake Block."

The album consists largely of photographs of individuals - presumably friends, family, and colleagues - in a variety of settings ranging from mountain and ranch scenes to residential and commercial venues. The subjects are often identified by first name and, in many cases, more fully. Although there are a number of British Columbia locales represented, the bulk of the images appear to have been taken in Alberta. There are several photographs and postcards of the Edmonton flood of 1915. The postcards include images of the 1899 flood and prospective miners heading north to the Klondike gold rush.

PE001566 - [Photographs and printed ephemera documenting an Alberta soldier's service in World War I]

Although several captions list the individual pictured as "self" or "myself," the creator of the album does not appear to be explicitly identified. Nonetheless, several pieces of ephemera in the album - including passes and a voucher for a railway ticket - refer to a S.W. Kerley. One item carrying Mr. Kerley's name is accompanied by the caption "My last ration book in Blighty." Internal references suggest that the soldier served with the 31st Battalion, Alberta Regiment, and a S.W. Kerley is included in the nominal roll. For more information on the Regiment, please see its entry in the Canadian Great War Project Web site (available online at http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/Regimental/31stBattalion.asp [accessed on 10 December 2018]).

The album documents the experiences of an Alberta soldier during World War I from recruitment to his return from Europe. The majority of photographs capture Mr. Kerley and his fellow soldiers in a variety of settings from training in Alberta to the battlefields of Europe. The album contains portraits of soldiers taken in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Bramshott, England, as well as in Germany and Belgium. Many of the soldiers are identified at least by surname and, in some cases, more fully. There are also images of major Canadian battlefields such as Arras-Cambrai Road, Ypres, Passchendaele, and Vimy Ridge.

The 31st Battalion did not return to Canada until May of 1919, remaining in Germany to serve as part of the occupying forces. The album also documents this phase of the war, containing four photographs dated January 1919 with the accompanying captions "Outpost duty in Germany." Several pieces of ephemera also appear to be from Mr. Kerley's service during the occupation. These include the address of a German family, laundry lists, and a theatre programme from Namur, Belgium, dated 4 March 1919.

As with the photographs and postcards, the printed ephemera document many aspects of Mr. Kerley's military service. The album contains materials from the ship voyages to and from Europe, including menus, a concert programme, and a card listing berth and mess information. There is also a card from the Canadian Pacific Railway for soldiers travelling in Canada following repatriation.

Mr. Kerley also collected a number of miscellaneous souvenirs from his time in Europe, including currency and an identity card used by French and Belgian workers during the German occupation. Documents specifically related to his military service - such as a menu from a 1917 Christmas dinner, a programme from the Canadian Corps Championship (a multi-sport athletic competition held on 1 July 1918), and German and Canadian field-letter cards - are also present.

In a few cases, captions indicate the provenance of individual items, some of which appear to have been taken as souvenirs of combat. Several photographs are listed as having been found on battlefields. For example, three photographs are accompanied by these captions:
• “German N.C.O.’s found on an N.C.O. during the Amiens Drive, Aug.-1918”
• “’A German Fraulein’ found on a Hun soldier found at Neuville Vitasse”
• “Found this photo laying beside this soldier’s body after our capture of Rosiers on the Somme – 1918 Aug.”

Kerley, W.?

PE000923 - "Addresses by Junior U.F.A. President and Vice-President to the U.F.A Convention" 

Booklet titled: "Addresses by Junior U.F.A. President and Vice-President to the U.F.A Convention." Below this is written: "Masonic Temple, Edmonton-January, 1936." Cover is printed on plain white paper with black writing. Front cover contains a black border with the title within this border, and a small image consisting of a torch with a ribbon wrapped around it and tied in a bow. The five (5) pages that follow detail the addresses given by the Junior President and Vice-President of the United Farmers Association Co-op at the convention. A small publishing mark on the back cover noted: Allied Printing Edmonton-Trades Council-Union Label. 

PE004944 - Collection of posters from a picture calendar showing Edmonton, AB

Collection of five (5) posters showing various images related to Edmonton.  All rolled into scrolls but otherwise undamaged.

  • Interior of McNeils Cigar Store 1920,
  • Old CNR (Canadian National Railways) Station showing 101 St. and 104 Ave. 1945,
  • View of Edmonton from the Southwest around 1912,
  • First Social Credit Script passed 1936,
  • Sulky racing around 1912.

PE001619 - Pioneers of Edmonton, N.W.T.

A group of well dressed men posing in front of a hotel. The name of the hotel is cut off, but “A Hotel” as well as “L. Kelly Prop” are visible on the building. The photo is captioned with “No. 380. Pioneers of Edmonton, N.W.T., Nov. 4th 1891.” The mount has “F. Steele, 474 Main Street, Winnipeg” on it.

F. Steele

PE000409 - McDermid Studios photographs of Edmonton

Two (2) B&W prints, both taken by McDermid Studio. First photograph is a street view in Edmonton, Alberta [Whyte Avenue?], and includes bull team with wagon; engine; automobile; and streetcar. Second photograph is of the Hudson's Bay Company fort, in Edmonton, Alberta. Descriptions and dates from the Glenbow Museum Photographic Archives.

McDermid Studios

PE001620 - Men Standing in Front of Astoria Hotel

A photograph of three men posing on a dirt road. In the back is the Astoria Hotel. The men are captioned as “Brodeau,” “Cross,” and “Walky.” On the back of the mounting board is an advertisement for “Blair’s Photographs of G.T.P. Ry. Construction, Lumbering, Farming, and other scenes illustrating real life in Canada. Address, Edwin C. Blair, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.” According to dealer’s note, this photo was taken in Edmonton.

[Blair's Photographs?]

PE000922 - Program for the 1909 Law Students Society of Northern Alberta Complimentary Dinner

Program titled: "The Law Students Society of Northern Alberta Complimentary Dinner given at Cronn’s Café, Edmonton, in honor of J.M. MacDonald, B.A.B.C.L., W. Poapst, B.A., R.W. Manley, P.W. Abbott, J.D. Munroe, B.A., W.J.A. Mustard and Edward Brice, B.A. On the occasion of their admission to the Bar. Friday, October 15, 1909." Below this, there is a saying in Latin: "Lex semper dabit Remedium" (The Law always gives a remedy). There are two red seals next to this phrase, and the invitation is bound with a purple ribbon. The writing throughout the card is also in dark purple, and contains a menu and a list of toasts. The back cover is blank aside from the publisher’s mark, which is indicated as Keystone Press. 

PE001208 - Junior League of Nations Society evening program

Program booklet for “An evening devoted to Peace and a better understanding between individuals and between nations”, held at the Normal School auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta. Contains the events program, which features two plays, and their associate cast lists, acknowledgements, and a number of advertisements for products and local businesses.

PE001275 - “Edmonton and the Saskatchewan Valley”

Vol. 49, No. 13,514 (June 17, 1893) of the Saturday Globe. The feature article “Edmonton and the Saskatchewan Valley” provides a description of Edmonton and the surrounding environs. As the municipality was still small at the time of writing, much of the content revolves around rural living; however, there is still an in-depth exploration of major Edmonton landmarks and businesses. Accompanying photographs depict both landscapes and scenery outside Edmonton, as well as major buildings within the municipality.

The Globe newspaper, to which the Saturday Globe was a supplement, is bound to the back of the supplement. However, the parent newspaper does not appear to carry substantive content on the Prairie Provinces. Both the supplement and its parent newspaper carry, in addition to articles and editorials, a number of advertisements for products and businesses.

PE004923 - Invitations to the 35th Annual Edmonton Historical Board Awards ceremony and to the opening of “The Other Side of the Mountain: Glimpses of Chinese Pioneer Life on the Prairies”

Invitation to attend the 35th Annual Edmonton Historical Board Recognition and Plaque Awards ceremony.  Award recipients include Vern Wishart; Alan Vanterpool; Peel’s Prairie Provinces Website – University of Alberta Library; Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta; Capital Modern Exhibit – Art Gallery of Alberta; Wallbridge Residence; Marshall Residence; Dean/Kuperus Residence; Chandler Barn; Highlands Community; Strathcona Community; Westmount Community.  Included with the invitation is an invitation to attend the opening of an exhibit entitled “The Other Side of the Mountain: Glimpses of Chinese Pioneer Life on the Prairies from the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection” at the Bruce Peel library.  Both items are in good condition.

PE000586 - Agricultural Club Undergraduate Dance Invitation and Dance Card

Invitation to “Mr. McAra” from the Agricultural club to attend an Undergraduate Dance held on February 8, 1929 in Athabaska Hall at the University of Alberta. The front of the card is shaped and illustrated to look like saloon doors. Inside the card is a dance program filled in with the names of Mr. McAra’s dance partners from the evening. Edmonton, Alberta.

PE001119 - 1913 Edmonton Exhibition Sommerville Hardware Booklet

Promotional booklet issued by Sommerville Hardware Co. Ltd., on the occasion of the 1913 Edmonton Exhibition. Contains advertisements, primarily for Sommerville Hardware, or for items sold by the company, but also contains several pages of advertisements for the Edmonton Metal Works Co. Ltd. The back cover features descriptions and directions to city parks in Edmonton.

PE004847 - "Real Estate Directory - City of Edmonton - Bulletin Press"

Book titled: "Real Estate Directory - City of Edmonton - Bulletin Press." Cover is in a dark brown, textured material. The interior contains 122 pages of listings, in chart format, of the lots in Edmonton. They have been divided geographically, i.e. River Lot, Hudson Bay Reserve, Norwood, etc. There is a brief explanation at the front of the book describing the nature and reasoning behind the book.

PE004734 - Program for the annual HBC family picnic in Edmonton

Program for the annual Hudson’s Bay Company Edmonton employees’ family picnic dated July 8, 1931. Transportation of attendees to the picnic held at Alberta Beach was by train.  Attendees were expected to bring their own cutlery and cups.  Various races were scheduled, with candy prizes for children under nine (9).  After supper events included baseball, soft ball, and pitch and putt games.  President: Mr. A. F. Little, Judges: Mr. A. S. Ramsey, Mr. L. V. Trimble, and Mr. L. H. Thorlaksson, Announcer: Mr. Jack McKay, assisted by large Sports, Entertainment, Refreshment and Transportation committees.  Identified as Edmonton by pencilled notation on the cover.

PE000368 - Drawing 1961 - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

Architectural drawing [diazo], scale 1”:100’, titled “Civic Centre Development Project”, City of Edmonton Planning Advisory Commission, Edmonton Alberta, April 6, 1961.

Part of a collection of materials related to the planned Edmonton Civic Centre in the 1960s. In the early 1960s, Webb & Knapp, a large land development company, entered into an agreement with the City of Edmonton to develop a proposal for a new downtown civic centre. The agreement contained provisions such that Webb & Knapp would fund the cost of the proposal, and if the proposal were to be approved, Webb & Knapp would receive considerable land rights in the development area as compensation. However, were the proposal to be rejected, the proposal itself was to become property of the City of Edmonton. The proposal by Webb & Knapp was ultimately rejected, but not until after the City of Edmonton Planning Commission developed its own proposal that, Webb & Knapp argued, made significant use of the original proposal. Webb & Knapp sued the City of Edmonton, ultimately winning a decision on breach of copyright in 1970.

Collection includes memorandum of agreement between the City of Edmonton and slated developers Webb & Knapp, architectural plans from Webb & Knapp as well as the City of Edmonton, cityscape photographs, and an artist’s concept rendering. PE000368 (F-8-0-0-5) to PE000375 (F-8-0-0-12).

PE000371 - Preliminary Plan for Sir Winston Churchill Square

Architectural drawing [photocopy], titled “Preliminary Plan Sir Winston Churchill Square,” Justice & Knapp Landscape Architects, July 1965.

Part of a collection of materials related to the planned Edmonton Civic Centre in the 1960s. In the early 1960s, Webb & Knapp, a large land development company, entered into an agreement with the City of Edmonton to develop a proposal for a new downtown civic centre. The agreement contained provisions such that Webb & Knapp would fund the cost of the proposal, and if the proposal were to be approved, Webb & Knapp would receive considerable land rights in the development area as compensation. However, were the proposal to be rejected, the proposal itself was to become property of the City of Edmonton. The proposal by Webb & Knapp was ultimately rejected, but not until after the City of Edmonton Planning Commission developed its own proposal that, Webb & Knapp argued, made significant use of the original proposal. Webb & Knapp sued the City of Edmonton, ultimately winning a decision on breach of copyright in 1970.

Collection includes memorandum of agreement between the City of Edmonton and slated developers Webb & Knapp, architectural plans from Webb & Knapp as well as the City of Edmonton, cityscape photographs, and an artist’s concept rendering. PE000368 (F-8-0-0-5) to PE000375 (F-8-0-0-12).

PE000700 - Fire Insurance Report, Supplement, 1951

Fire insurance report titled “Supplement No. 1 to Report No. 16 on the City of Edmonton Alberta,” produced by the Western Canada Insurance Underwriters Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Includes descriptions of the City of Edmonton’s water supply, fire department and fire alarm system as well as statistics on recent fires and losses, fire flow tests and fire companies.

PE000698 - Souvenir Album “from the University of Alberta, Edmonton with compliments of F. P. Galbraith, Chancellor on the occasion of The Diamond Jubilee 1968”

Album titled “from the University of Alberta, Edmonton with compliments of F. P. Galbraith, Chancellor on the occasion of The Diamond Jubilee 1968.” Subjects include Dr. W. G. Schneider, President of the National Research Council, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and U Thant, Secretary General of the United Nations, who were given honourary Doctor of Laws degrees on May 13, 1969; all ten photographs are described in a list on the second page.

University of Alberta

PE000778 - Souvenir Album Folder of Western Canada.

Nine (9) photographs depict images of Winnipeg, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Moose Jaw, a standard passenger train, the train on the Canadian Pacific Railway, close-up of the Canadian Northern Railway Standard Passenger Train, and buffalo in the park at Wainwright, Alberta. These photographs are enclosed in a brown envelope containing various imagery typical of Western Canada. Printed by Hough Litho Limited (Toronto).

PE000830 - Compilation of photographs and postcards related to Leonard Colbron Stevens.

There is a brief biography of the subject and his connection to Alberta. Unless otherwise noted, the photographs are in very good condition; the majority measure 11 x 7cm. Nearly all photographs are in B&W. There are three colour photographs, two of which do not have an indication of the location depicted, and one of which depicts a lookout on Mount Royal, Montreal.
Photographs depict various locations within Alberta, such as:

  • Luscar,
  • Ghost Glacier,
  • the Edmonton river valley,
  • the subject’s office in Coalspur, AB,
  • various photographs of L.C. Stevens with his family in different settings (e.g. in front of a vehicle, posing amid natural settings),
  • and a 19 x 11.5 cm portrait of his son, R.L. Stevens (the handwritten caption indicates he was born in 1912 and dates the photograph 1926).

Stevens, Leonard Colbron

PE001557 - Photographs: [Images of Edmonton and surrounding area]

The origins of the album are unclear, but it could be the record of British immigrants to northern Alberta. The verso of the loose portrait contains a photographer's stamp that includes a Westbourne Grove address, a retail area of west London. Several of the earliest photographs appear to be taken from a ship in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (including a picture of an iceberg), which could indicate a trans-Atlantic trip.

The majority of photographs, however, are from Alberta locales: Fallis, Rexboro, Lake Wabumun, and, most commonly, Edmonton. The album contains several photographs of the Hudson's Bay Company's 250th anniversary pageant held in Edmonton on 8 May 1920. There are also Edmonton images of the University of Alberta, cutting ice from the river, and Cree and Blackfoot participants in an unnamed 1922 event.

Many of the images are of individuals - presumably family members and friends - in agricultural and other settings. The captions do not always fully identify the subjects, but several surnames are mentioned: Bennett, Cannell, Margerison, Warning, Mullett, Merryweather, and Mills.

PE004741 - Brochure for a sub-surface disc rim packer to plow

Brochure outlining the advantages of using a sub-surface disc rim packer to plow.  Blue-gray cover reads “Northern Alberta Machinery Company Limited, Manufacturing, Repairing and Rebuilding, Iron and Brass Foundry, Edmonton, AB” on the front.  Most of the pages feature illustrated cross-sections of plowed soil.  Printed by Baker Printing Co., 560 Second Street.

PE001216 - The MacDonald Advertisement

Advertising brochure for the Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. The brochure contains promotional text describing the hotel and available accommodations and amenities within, and also features several photographs of the hotel interior.

PE001245 - Edmonton Promotional photo booklet

Promotional booklet on the City of Edmonton, issued by the Edmonton Board of Trade. The inside page contains a brief list of facts and statistics on contemporary Edmonton; affixed to the page opposite is a fold-out photographic feature, with 27 photographs of various locations in the city.

PE000128 - Group portrait of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) with men and players on baseball field (Diamond Park), Edmonton

B&W print, captioned, a group portrait of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) with men and players on baseball field (Diamond Park), Edmonton.
-- caption says ‘Renfrew Park’, though Renfrew/John Ducey Park was constructed just south of Diamond Park in 1934, demolished in 1994/1995 and replaced by Telus Field.

PE000856 - Program for "The Unveiling of the Memorial" on the anniversary of the province of Alberta

Program for ceremony commemorating the inauguration of the province of Alberta. Cover includes title "The Unveiling of the Memorial: Erected by the Government of Canada on the Advice of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board," as well as the event location and time. The ceremony is sponsored by the Historical Society of Alberta. The first page contains a B&W photograph of Sir Wilfrid Laurier speaking at Alberta’s Inauguration Day Ceremonies, dated September 1st, 1905. The opposite page includes the program and event acknowledgements. There is also a slip inside the program containing the lyrics to “O Canada.” The back of the pamphlet contains a photograph of the plaque documenting the creation of the province of Alberta.

PE004903 - Souvenir program of the Official Inauguration of the Gyro Club, Edmonton

Souvenir program of the Official Inauguration of the Gyro Club, Edmonton. The title page includes the event title, location, and date. The first page contains the menu for the event and two caricature-style illustrations of the club’s president and secretary, at the top and bottom of the page, respectively. The following page contains the program and caricature-style illustrations of the speaker and treasurer; the back page contains the lyrics to four “club songs.” A purple ribbon binds this program to a 28 x 18 cm cardboard cover which contains the Gyro Club symbol and the title and date of the event. 

PE004684 - Breakfast menu for the Royal George Hotel Café

Breakfast menu card for the Royal George Hotel Café in Edmonton, AB. Bi-fold door design.  The cover is textured and black printed with silver.  Inside the text is printed in pink on a cream background.  There are five (5) Royal Breakfast Specials as well as Fish to Order, Steaks and Chops, and a variety of beverages, fruit, cereals, toast, hot cakes, rolls, and eggs. The back cover has line illustrations of The Royal George in Edmonton, The York in Calgary, and The Marquis in Lethbridge.  

PE001126 - Royal George Hotel Menu

Menu for the King George Hotel, in Edmonton, Alberta. In addition to menu options, the booklet also includes a diagram the King George Hotel in relation to the York and Marquis Hotels, in Calgary and Lethbridge respectively.

PE000934 - Advertisement for the Edmonton Exhibition & Pageant

Card advertisement for the Edmonton Exhibition & Pageant. Cover reads: Edmonton Exhibition & Pageant July 16-21, Magnificent Live Stock Show and District Exhibits, Alberta Amateur Band Contest, H.M. Royal Air Force Band, Pageant Fantasy—“Mother Goose and Cinderella”, 600 people. Printing information at the bottom notes: Shekopeo (Rising Sun) IMB8-4108 ©1927, Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minn. Finished in Canada. The front of the card contains a watercolor drawing of a young woman in Native dress, sitting on an outcropping overlooking a lake. There is a mountain scene in the background. 

PE000943 - Attendance slip for the monthly meeting of the Edmonton Club, as part of The Association of Canadian Clubs.

Attendance slip for the Edmonton Club, as part of The Association of Canadian Clubs. Slip is titled: "Monthly Meeting," and contains a space for printing the name of the attendee and the date of the meeting, as well as a space for noting the number of guests accompanying the attendee. The logo for The Association of Canadian Clubs is located in the top left corner. There is also a portion on the left side meant to be torn or cut off, showing The Association of Canadian Clubs’ logo, below which is a space to write in the date, and below that it states: Monthly Meeting. 

PE001071 - Rôle Call

Issues 2 – 5 of volume 3 of the monthly publication of the Edmonton Little Theatre. They contain introductions to cast members, as well as theatre-related news, commentary and a variety of advertisements. In addition, No. 3 (Jan. 24, 1938) carries a membership list for the Edmonton Little Theatre for 1937 – 1938.

PE001253 - Coronation Souvenir: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Commemorative magazine, issued by the Imperial Veterans of Canada, Edmonton Branch, on the occasion of the coronation of King George VI. The booklet includes articles on the coronation, statements from William Aberhart, Premier of Alberta, Joseph A. Clarke, Mayor of Edmonton, W. A. Griesbach, Senator (ex-Major General), and from the treasurer and chaplain of the Edmonton Branch. Also included are messages of goodwill from other organizations, in support of the coronation souvenir issue. While the features at the beginning of the booklet concentrate on the Coronation, the focus appears to shift to Imperial Veterans of Canada towards the end of the item. A substantial number of advertisements for various local businesses are included alongside the text of the booklet.

PE000421 - Twenty-five (25) tracts by the Evangelical Tract Distributors

Twenty five tracts printed in Edmonton, Alberta by the Evangelical Tract Distributors; none are dated. The collection includes:

  • “Why All the Vultures?” by Joel Darby. Cover image of a vulture is in black and red. Discusses the relationship between the increased number of eggs laid by Israeli vultures and an imminent attack on Israel by the Kremlin and Chinese Army. Predicts the Rapture and Armageddon.
  • “A Lasting Peace” by Rev. J.C. Ryle. Argues that the only peace that lasts comes through faith in God and Jesus Christ.
  • “Condemned, Awaiting Execution.” Tells the story of a prince travelling through France who releases a prisoner from jail after he confesses his guilt. Encourages the reader to confess to sin in order to be saved.
  • “But When?” by Rev. J.C. Ryle. Encourages readers to forget their excuses and begin to seek God at once.
  • “A Mission for Every Believer.” Explains that distributing tracts is a service that any Christian can perform. Describes the usefulness and effects of distributing tracts. Back page stamped with “Only a Branch Gospel Tract Boxes John 15:5—Mark 16:13 Write for Paper Evangelist Margaret J. Sinclair 401 Atlantic Avenue, Winnipeg Man.
  • “Make It Plain, Father.” Tells the story of a young soldier after the Battle of Gettysburg who converts to Christianity on his death bed on the advice of his father. On the back page is a poem titled “Forgiven.”
  • “Cripple Tom.” Tells the story of a poor boy with one leg who converts his father to Christianity by preaching the story of the resurrection. The father asks for help in overcoming his addiction to alcohol.,
  • Two copies of “‘It’s All in the Blood’ ‘……And without shedding of blood is no remission’ (Heb. 9:22).” Tells the story of a prominent business man and church goer who is sick and visited by a friend. Argues that the only entrance to heaven is through believing in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • “Delivered by the Power of God!” Tells the story of Old Tim, whose addiction to alcohol ruined his family and his life. Drawn to a church service by the congregation’s singing, Tim discovers the forgiveness of God and his long-lost son, who is the preacher at the church.
  • “‘It’s All in the Blood’ ‘……And without shedding of blood is no remission’ (Heb. 9:22).” Tells same story as above. Last page is titled “Just One Thing Wanting.” This page explains that all “good virtues in a man are just a row of cyphers” if that man has not accepted Jesus Christ.
  • “His Niagara Falls” by S. E. Burrow. This tract describes a vulture that eats a drowned buffalo so greedily that it does not notice its claws getting stuck in the carcass and then it is pulled by the current over Niagara Falls to its death (depicted on the cover). It compares this to a travelling salesman succumbing to drink and gambling and then dying poor and without Christ.
  • “Where Hell Is.” Tells a brief story of a tract distributor and quotes Heb. 2:1-4.
  • “The Timber Merchant’s Dilemma.” This tract uses a parable of a strong horse to explain that salvation comes from faith alone, not from good works.
  • “Who Is Jesus?” by D. Glenn Chambers. In this tract, an evangelist explains to a delivery boy why he should not take the Lord's name in vain.
  • “Too Busy!” This tract is divided into three sections. The first is a B&W cartoon showing a business man who neglects his soul’s salvation. The second, titled “Rich or Poor?,” contrasts material and spiritual wealth. The third, “I am not Going to a Christless Grave – Are You?,” tells the story of an evangelist whose tract distribution saved a young conductor from going to a Christless grave.
  • “Why Not…Believe God Too?”Compares different kinds of warnings on Earth to God’s warnings against sinning.
  • “Only 2 Classes!” Exhorts readers to decide which class, path and death is theirs – that of saved sinners or lost sinners.
  • “A Christmas in Prison.” The story is told to the first-person speaker, “Kain” by the Governor of a prison in Michigan City. He explains how a small girl was reunited with her father, in prison for murder, on Christmas. The girl and her father become Christians and the father’s reformation gains him a pardon.
  • “Beautiful Snow.” Tells the story of a fallen woman who died young in “the early part of the American war.” With her personal effects is the poem “Beautiful Snow” which is found and appreciated by American poet Thomas Buchanan Read. The poem is seven stanzas made of rhyming couplets which tell of the woman’s fall and salvation through Christ. It is followed by another poem titled “That Name,” which is about Jesus.
  • “Do You Need An Alarm Clock?” Explains that though people may be resentful of being awakened, many people are in spiritual slumber and require the alarm clock of the evangelist. Signed “C. D. Carter.”
  • “Did You?” Through a series of questions argues that atheism has never saved anyone from the power of sin. Is specifically critical of the work of Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll.
  • “Are You Ready?” Discusses the importance of being ready for death and God’s readiness to save. Signed “F.W.”
  • “Fire if You Dare!” Compares the story of a British subject draped in the Union Jack to save him from a South American firing squad to the protection of Jesus.
  • “He Had No Song or Trying to get to heaven without a Saviour.” Tells the story of a preacher who explains to a dying man that it is not good works but belief in Jesus’ good works that will get him into heaven.
  • "Ready Now.” Tells the story of a poor orphan in Liverpool whose poverty and piety unintentionally charm a steamer Captain into employing him on his ship. The boy falls ill and, on his deathbed, converts the Captain to Christianity.
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