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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.

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. 

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

"First mail flight from Edmonton Fort Simpson via Fort McMurray - Chipewyan - Fort Smith - Fort Resolution - Hay River Fort Providence - Fort Simpson - on the McKenzie [sic] River - Jan 1929"

Envelope labelled "First mail flight from Edmonton Fort Simpson via Fort McMurray - Chipewyan - Fort Smith - Fort Resolution - Hay River Fort Providence - Fort Simpson - on the McKenzie [sic] River - Jan 1929", contains:
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm print of group of men, sleds, and dog teams next to aircraft in snow, registration G-CASN, caption reads "Fort Resolution, Resolution 1929"
b&w ; 9 cm x 15 cm print of group of men next to aircraft, one standing out of cockpit, caption reads "Getting started - after over night temperature of -56˚F - below zero. CHD in cockpit with top section of engine cover. Crew man mechanic on ground with lower section" [has negative]
b&w ; 9 cm x 11 cm print of dog team pulling man and sled from aircraft, caption reads "On the river Fort Simpson Jan 1929" [other prints appear in 6-140] [has negative]
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm print of group of people around aircraft in the snow, mail bags beside, one man stands out of cockpit, caption reads "Fort Resolution NWT, Jan 25th 1929 first flight with mail. [Insp. Reilly]"

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fundraising

Sub-series consists of record documenting the Fringe Theatre Adventures fundraising activities.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

My Old Lady and My Wheels

Sub-sub series consists of records documenting the production of the Fringe Theatre Adventures performance of My Old Lady and My Wheels.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

On The Job

Sub-sub series consists of records documenting the production of the Fringes Theatre Adventures play On The Job.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

Paw Prints

Sub-sub series consists of records documenting the production of the Fringes Theatre Adventures play Paw Prints.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

Presents

Sub-series consists of promotional and production records from the play Presents.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

Space Talk

Sub-sub series consists of records documenting the promotion and production of Space Talk, a play produced by the Fringe Theatre.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

The Day I Died

Sub-sub series consists of promotional and production records for the play The Day I Died.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

The Impresario (Dead)

The sub-sub series consists of records documenting the production of the Fringe Theatre Adventures play The Impresario (Dead).

Fringe Theatre Adventures

The Lougheed Trilogy

Sub-sub series consists of records documenting the Fringe Theatre Adventures production of The Lougheed Trilogy.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

The Quest for Love

Sub-sub series consists of records documenting the production of the Fringe Festival play The Quest for Love.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

The Visitor

The sub-sub series consists of records documenting the production of the Fringe Theatre Adventures play The Visitor.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

Waiting For Godot

The sub-sub series consists of records documenting the production of the Fringe Theatre Adventures play Waiting For Godot.

Fringe Theatre Adventures

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