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Writers' Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1927

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the University of Alberta's Writer's Club.

Writers' Club

Workshop West Theatre

  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 1995

The records consist of administrative, production and play development records. There are eleven series in this fonds: Administration, Development, Finanical Records, Fundraising, Production Records, Publicity, Subscription, Miscellaneous, Contracts, Oversized Items, Photogrphs. While the bulk of the records are textual, the fonds also contains production photographs, set designs, promotional materials, and posters. The files in this accession are arranged in chronological order within the separate series beginning with the administrative files. The fonds also contains the University of Alberta’s Drama 681 course materials, resumes, diaries and weekly reports by artistic director Gerry Potter from 1981 to 1992.

Workshop West Theatre

William Tuomi Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911 - 1982

The fonds consists of material collected and created by Bill Tuomi during his career as a social activist and member of the Canadian Communist Party. Materials include news clippings, correspondence, Communist party publications, arrest and detention documents, and other materials.

Tuomi, William

William Sampson fonds

  • Fonds 443
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1980

Admintistrative, research, teaching and student records of University of Alberta professor of history William Sampson.

Sampson, William

William Rowan Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1957

William Rowan's papers consist of correspondence, field diaries, sketches, research notes, teaching materials and observations in Zoology (especially in ornithology) from 1908 to 1957. The manuscripts of his published and unpublished books, and of his speeches and writings on scientific and social matters, are an important part of the papers. Professor Rowan pioneered research in migration patterns and corresponded with major scientific figures across North America, Great Britain, and the European Continent. Recognized as a talented scientific artist he designed the whooping crane stamp for the Canada Post Office in 1954. His zoological designs also originated from his work in the Canadian and international conservation movement. His speeches, radio talks and writing reflect his interest in world political matters and the nuclear age. The Rowan family members wrote often and at length to each other. Their letters include their observation of local, national and international affairs from 1908 to 1957.

Rowan, William

William Pearce Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1858 - 1930

The William Pearce Fonds consists of records documenting the three phases of his professional life: federal surveyor and administrator (1874-1884); federal advisor for western development policy (1884-1904); and western consultant for the Canadian Pacific Railway (post-1904). Most of the records in the Pearce fonds were created in the region that was the focus of his career: the territory fomerly known as Rupert's Land and the North-West Territory, later to become the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. A small portion of the records document Pearce's activites during his retirment

Pearce, William

William Elmer Adkins Fonds

  • Fonds UAA-1982-139
  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1983

The William Elmer Adkins Fonds consists of 165 black and white photos in three albums. The fonds also includes three Oils Sands Project reports with illustrations, tehcnical charts and maps, and a 20 minute interview on audio tape.

Adkins, William Elmer

William Clare Wonders fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-2003

Dr. William Wonders collected papers comprise 10 metres and consist of correspondence and publications related to his career as a geographer and teacher, working files on his participation as a member of organizations for professional geographers, historians, and social scientists, and his reference collection of press clippings and reports relating to the world north of 60o. Canada, Alaska, the Arctic, and Scandinavia are chiefly represented in the collection.

Wonders, William Clare

Willard Finlay Allen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1981

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Chemist, Dr. Willard Allen from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Office of Associate Vice-President (Academic), and Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Allen, Willard Finlay

Wilfred Watson Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 1998

The Wilfred Watson fonds span a period of over fifty years, and provide a wonderful record of the creative processes of a noted Canadian poet, playwright, teacher and literary theorist. Wilfred Watson was a writer brimming with ideas and his papers provide evidence of his creative endeavors; his numerous notebooks are filled with drafts of plays and poems, ideas for further development, excerpts from his own reading and study, sketches, and jottings about his daily activities. In addition to his notebooks, there are files of his writing drafts (encompassing the many genre he wrote in), very complete correspondence files, drawing files and sketchbooks, and supplemental material including sound recordings and photographs. The records arrived at the University of Alberta Archives in three separate deposits (the last deposit of records made after Wilfred Watson's death), with excellent listings and descriptions attached. The archivist brought the records in each of the three deposits together physically and intellectually, while retaining many of the original groupings adhered to in the first listings. The notebooks, for example, were kept chronologically by Wilfred Watson, so the notebooks from all three deposits have been pulled together and arranged in their original date order. Likewise, the correspondence in each deposit was arranged alphabetically by correspondent and in the comprehensive finding aid, all of the correspondence is together and arranged in alphabetical order. The series designations include the following eight series, and were arrived at by considering the contents of the records. Watson's notebooks are of particular research value as they provide so much information about Wilfred Watson's creative thought processes, as well as information about his teaching plans, readings, Department of English activities, and even a daily weather observation from his study window. The notebooks also held loose sheets of paper, and these have been removed for conservation purposes and placed in a separate file following the notebook they were retrieved from. The series of literary drafts and writing files is also very significant; often several different versions of a particular poem or even an entire play are present in the files. The writing files take on added significance since they provide evidence of, as Wilfred Watson was once described, "a prolific poet who publishes little." As Diane Bessai noted, Watson's plays, while given lively reviews in the daily press at the times of their first performances, "have not been widely produced since". His writing, particularly his later writing, was often considered controversial and experimetnal, and was not readily published or produced, so it is important that his work is preserved in his own archive. The correspondence files, particularly the letters between Wilfred Watson and Sheila Watson, provide another fascinating glimpse into these writers' minds. The Watsons, due to work and schooling circumstances, lived apart off and on over the years and their letters became their main link. Their letters, written regularly to one another, usually go beyond the ordinary to explore mutual ideas about writing, writers, literature, and projects they are working on in their own studies. A detailed series and file list follows, with further information provided about each of the eight series in the Wilfred Watson fonds. A subject/name index is included at the end of the inventory to assist in locating specific files.

Watson, Wilfred

Wilbur F. Bowker fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds includes records pertaining the Wilbur Bowker, including a photograph of the Law Class of 50 and personal papers including correspondence, notes, government publications, drafts of book "A Legal History of Alberta", and background articles.

Bowker, Wilbur F.

Walter Raymond Salt fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1996

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Anatomist and Ornithologist, Walter Raymond (Ray) Salt.

Salt, Walter Raymond

Walter Jungkind fonds

  • UAA-2014-008
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1995

The fonds consists of nearly 31 meters of material mainly of correspondence and files from the dates of 1960-1995 from Walter Jungkind’s work in several organizations including Icograda, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada; the Society of Graphic Designers of Alberta; the creation of Graphic Design at the University of Alberta and the University of Alberta’s Visual Identity.

Jungkind, Walter

Walter Edgar Harris fonds

  • 2012-27
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 2011

This fonds contains the records of the University of Alberta chemistry professor Dr. Walter Harris. He was instrumental in the modernization of the University’s successful Analytical Chemistry program. Dr Harris was acclaimed for his work in chemistry education, scientific research, and committee service.

The materials date from 1915 to 2011. The records predominately date after Harris began his career at the University of Alberta in 1946. The collection is rich in teaching materials, including a number of lectures written verbatim, an abundance of lecture slides and audio visual recordings of Walter Harris lecturing, as well as a significant amount of Dr. Harris’ research papers and supporting information. The fonds also incorporates materials related to the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta. In addition, it provides insight into Harris’ book publications with related correspondence, revisions and notes. The fonds is abundant in records relating to Harris’ work as a committee member including meeting minutes, agendas, committee reports, and correspondence.

This fonds contains an array of document types including such textual materials as notes, correspondence, talks, programs, pamphlets, articles, cards, course materials, announcements, books, and personal history information. It also contains yearbooks, plaques, certificates and newspaper clippings, as well as a variety of media types including photographs, slides, negatives, lantern slides, a 16mm film, reel-to-reel audiotapes, a VHS videocassette, a u-matic video tape, and a CD-ROM disk. The fonds geographically pertains predominantly to Canada with some materials created in the United States, and a few materials generated in countries abroad. The materials related to Europe are from international conferences or committee travels taken by Harris.

Harris, Walter Edgar

Volunteer Overseas Medical Officers Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1972

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Volunteer Overseas Medical Officers Association including minutes, clippings and photographs.

Volunteer Overseas Medical Officers Association

Violet Archer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2000

The Violet Archer fonds span a period of over seventy years, and provide a valuable record of the composing, research, teaching and life experiences of a noted University professor and internationally recognized composer of music. The Violet Archer fonds is unusually complete, with intact records that illustrate both professional and personal facets of her life. As noted in the introduction, the Archer records, except for her original compositions and scores, arrived at the University of Alberta Archives without much evidence of original order or organization. While her scores and musical compositions had been listed and numbered by James Whittle, Department of Music librarian at the University of Alberta, the remainder of her records was transferred in large boxes to the Archives from her home in Ottawa. Boxes were labeled as coming from her basement, piano bench, bookshelves, etc. but were pretty mixed in each box. A large volume of the textual records is comprised of correspondence, and while the correspondence tended to be boxed together, within any single box would be a range of letters spanning any number of years. Correspondence from the 1950's was interspersed with correspondence from the 1990's. Each letter appeared to be methodically opened with a letter opener, read, and returned to the envelope (even Christmas and birthday cards were returned to their envelopes). Other like records were often boxed together; teaching files in single boxes, and boxes containing books, others with sound recordings, etc., providing the only evidence of extant original order. The large volume of records received, however, essentially loose and unorganized, necessitated the imposing of order by the archivist. Two page series were determined, that of professional and personal papers, and several sub-series delineated within each of these two series. Series One Professional and Career-related papers, are the largest of the two series and are organized into several sub-series. The sub-series designations are based on the contents of the records, and often chronological in terms of order within each sub-series. Within Series One are student records (Archer as student); teaching records, chronicling her years on faculty at North Texas State College, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Alberta; correspondence files; composing records; and reference records. The sub-series are substantial in size, and provide a wealth of information about Archer's professional life. Within the correspondence files, there is outgoing and incoming chronologically arranged correspondence, letters with identified individuals, reference letters, correspondence with associations and organizations, and publishing project and music dealer correspondence. The composition and composing sub-series of records is further organized into performing rights organization records, music publishers contracts and correspondence, conference and workshop records, performances, honors and awards, and original Archer compositions. The sub-series of reference material is also extensive, and includes listings of the imprint, books, music by other composers, and a collection of sound recordings maintained by Archer. Of especial significance, are the files of original Archer scores and compositions. A significant number of her compositions are represented in these holdings, and provide evidence about the steps and processes involved in creating a piece of music from manuscript beginnings to a final published piece of music. Series Two, Violet Archer's personal papers, while much smaller in extent than Series One, provide a fascinating glimpse of the person behind the public persona of professor and composer. Her personal correspondence files, particularly the incoming and outgoing correspondence with her younger sister Carolyn, document the emotions, struggles, triumphs and challenges she faces as a woman functioning in a very male-dominated field and time period. Carolyn is the one person that Violet freely confides in, and she shares thoughts, feelings, and philosophies with her sister that are only touched upon in the other records housed in the fonds. Rounding out the personal records in Series Two are other correspondence files, financial records, insurance records, artwork, and a large photographic sub-series. The Violet Archer fonds provides numerous research opportunities. Students of music history, composition, and theory will find the records valuable, as well as individuals interested in researching a woman's career path in pre-and post-second world war North American society. There are records related to the music scene in both the U.S. and Canada, letters exchanged with well-known musicians, colleagues, writers and students; and many documents associated with the music publishing industry. The growth of the University of Alberta's music department is documented in the records, as is the growth of Canadian music organizations. The completeness, extent, and condition of the Violet Archer fonds ensure its strong informational and evidential research value.

Archer, Violet

Video Video Production fonds

  • Fonds

Contains audio visual materials created by Video Video Productions related to the University of Alberta.

Video Video Productions

University Secretariat fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1981

Fonds consists of records from the University Secretariat at the University of Alberta.

University Secretariat

University of Alberta Studio Theatre fonds

  • Fonds 426
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2009

The records in the Studio Theatre fonds span a period of more than forty years. They offer record of a long-standing and innovative working theatre deeply involved in the Edmonton arts community, as well as documenting an important component of the University of Alberta's drama department program. Studio Theatre has contributed immensely to the development of theatre in Alberta and Canada, as witnessed by the number of individuals working in theatre across the country who have participated and gained experience on the Studio Theatre stage.

The records have been arranged and described in six series, with a basic chronological order maintained within each series. There is information about almost every play produced on the Studio Theatre stage between 1949 and 1991. Information tends to be fairly skimpy for the earlier productions; a production file might only contain a program and review clipping. As the years progress, more and more information is included with the production file. Reports from technical crew heads, front of house reports, financial records and publicity clippings are routinely kept. The production books, described in Series III, often provide the most detailed and varied information about a production. These books are production scrapbooks, and include programs, reports, clippings, telegrams, related correspondence, photographs, set plans, cast lists, and much more. Almost all of the production books have a copy of the script, used by the director as a prompt script and annotated with movement blocking, directions, and notes. In some production books, the director has included a written commentary critiquing various aspects of the production; theme may also be discussed, and background research notes about the play and playwright included.

With over 4000 photographic images (prints, negatives, and contacts) represented in the fonds, it is possible to get a 'visual' sense of the productions. Many productions are represented by both 'official' and 'candid' shots, and there are views of actors, sets, and costumes. The photographs vary in quality of picture as well as physical condition of print. Also documented in the Studio Theatre records are production posters, costume designs and set plans. Again, a researcher may have to consult the production book (Series III) as well as the specific media listing (Series IV) to see all available documents in these areas.

Not represented very extensively in these records is administrative documentation; a researcher interested in Studio Theatre administration should consult the general drama department records. The administrative records that are available in this fond consist of the correspondence files described in Series I. Torches Theatre records are also fairly sketchy, consisting of production books for the years 1962-1969.

The Studio Theatre records are a valuable contribution to theatre history documentation at the University of Alberta, and the City of Edmonton. They provide a glimpse of the people involved in drama during a formative time for theatre development in Edmonton. Social history is revealed through the plays chosen for production at Studio Theatre, mirroring the issues and trends in the wider society. Classical and contemporary plays, some experimental and others quite traditional, are all a part of Studio Theatre's production legacy.

The records have been arranged and described as six series, and a detailed series and file list follows. A brief description is provided of each series, followed by the file listing. A production index is found at the end of the inventory to assist in locating specific files.

Because the Studio Theatre records were received at the Archives as several deposits over a period of years, there was a need to bring the records together intellectually to better aid researchers looking for as complete a picture as possible. A basic chronological arrangement was maintained, with series arrangements assigned by the archivist to reflect function and format of the records.

The records are in good physical shape. The bound production books tend to be somewhat fragile and archivally compromised because of their 'scrapbook' quality. The paper in the books is very acidic, and items have often been attached with glue and scotch tape. Newspaper clippings are taped beside photographs, and oversize plans folded to fit the books. The binding of the production books is good, however, and no attempt was made to remove affixed items from the books. The pages with attached photographs were interleaved with acid-free tissue paper. In the production show files, newspaper clippings were photocopied and originals removed, and photographs were separated from the textual file for separate storage and description. The photographs vary in quality, and physical shape and it is obvious that they were handled a lot in the course of choosing publicity shots, etc. Contact prints and 35mm negatives are available for many of the productions. Where possible, oversize items have been flattened and stored separately.

University of Alberta Studio Theatre

University of Alberta Press fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975-1979

The University of Alberta Press fonds consists of office records, as well as numerous publications.

University of Alberta Press

University of Alberta Archives fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the operations and functions of the University of Alberta Archives.

University of Alberta Archives

University Governance fonds.

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to University Governance at the University of Alberta.

University Governance

Travis W. Manning fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1982

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Travis Manning and the Department of Agricultural Economics (Rural Economy).

Manning, Travis W.

Torches Theatre

  • Fonds
  • 1955-

Consists of records pertaining to Torches Theatre including production books.

Torches Theatre

Thomas Hess fonds

  • Fonds 435
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2007

Fonds consists of interviews and transcriptions of interviews with Coast Salish peoples living in communities located predominantly in contemporary Washington State. Also includes photographs of communities.

Hess, Thomas Melville

Thomas Blench fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Dr. Thomas Blench of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Blench, Thomas

Theresa Ferguson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-1978

Transcripts of interviews with members of the Slavey Indian Band, 1976-1978. The interviewees talk about their childhood, trapping and hunting, camping, social life, etc. in the "old days". The interviewers are particularly interested in the ways in which the aboriginals used fire in the bush, setting fires around their house or camp to clear the land and facilitate trapping and migration on the prairies.

Ferguson, Theresa

Theatre Three Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1980

The fonds consists of clippings, press releases, correspondence, photos, slides cassettes and prompt scripts documenting Theatre 3's administrative and operating activities. The fonds is in roughly chronological order according to accumulation.

Theatre 3

Théâtre français d'Edmonton fonds

  • UAA-2019-042
  • Fonds
  • [19–?] -

Fonds contient des matériaux relié au Théâtre Français Edmonton (TFE) tel que des programmes de théâtre, des albums "scrapbook", des photographs, et des cassettes vidéos.

Fonds consists of materials related to the Théâtre français Edmonton (TFE) such as playbills, scrapbooks and photographs. Fonds also includes videocassettes.

Théâtre Français d'Edmonton

The Gateway fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-

Fonds consists of a records pertaining to the University of Alberta's independent student newspaper The Gateway.

The Gateway

Technocracy Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1995

The records have been arranged in three broad series: Series one is the records of the Edmonton Technocracy regional district; Series two is the Calgary Technocracy regional district records; and Series three is the records of a long-standing individual member of the Edmonton Technocracy group, John Gregory. Within each series are several sub-series to further facilitate the description of the record. Sub-series include: organizational records, office administration files, special collections from individual Technocracy members, outreach and publicity records, and publications. The predominant amount of the fonds is comprised of publications, including newsletters, pamphlets and booklets, reprints and other articles, periodicals, and books. Much of this material is the official publications of Technocracy, Inc. head office, or material published by individual sectors on matters of more local concern. Individual members also wrote papers on a variety of Technocracy topics, and submitted their writings to CHQ (Corporate Headquarters) for comment and approval before considering wider distribution. Also included are other articles, papers, theses and books that write about Technocracy as a topic or about subject-mater of interest to Technocracy members. A published series of lessons discussing Technocracy doctrine was published by Technocracy, Inc. and titled “Technocracy Study Course”; various editions of the Study Course publications are found in this fonds. Technocracy Headquarters also prepared regular ‘general mailings’ and operating instructions which were sent to all their members, and included information updates, book reviews, activity reports and plans for upcoming meetings and visits. Strategies for attracting membership and related outreach activities were discussed in the CHQ mailings, and member sectors responded in turn with monthly reports to CHQ detailing their membership and financial activity, meetings and outreach plans. Series three, John Gregory’s records, includes interesting correspondence between himself and Howard Scott, originator of Technocracy and long-serving Director-in-Chief of Technocracy, Inc. Issues around water and continental hydrology are one topic of their correspondence. Mr. Gregory also collected long playing albums that record a lecture Howard Scott gave in Ohio in 1952. While categorically not a populist movement, the Technocracy papers deposited with the University of Alberta Archives reflect the popular interwar currents of thought in North America regarding the political and economic organization of society. In this sense, the Technocracy movement is significant in the same manner that many prairie populist movements hold historical research value. The records are in excellent physical shape and provide valuable insight into a unique North American social movement.

Technocracy Inc.

Technical Services fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Technical Services at the University of Alberta.

Technical Services

Studio Theatre

  • Fonds
  • 1949-2009

The records in the Studio Theatre fonds span a period of more than forty years. They offer record of a long-standing and innovative working theatre deeply involved in the Edmonton arts community, as well as documenting an important component of the University of Alberta's drama department program. Studio Theatre has contributed immensely to the development of theatre in Alberta and Canada, as witnessed by the number of individuals working in theatre across the country who have participated and gained experience on the Studio Theatre stage.

The records have been arranged and described in six series, with a basic chronological order maintained within each series. There is information about almost every play produced on the Studio Theatre stage between 1949 and 1991. Information tends to be fairly skimpy for the earlier productions; a production file might only contain a program and review clipping. As the years progress, more and more information is included with the production file. Reports from technical crew heads, front of house reports, financial records and publicity clippings are routinely kept. The production books, described in Series III, often provide the most detailed and varied information about a production. These books are production scrapbooks, and include programs, reports, clippings, telegrams, related correspondence, photographs, set plans, cast lists, and much more. Almost all of the production books have a copy of the script, used by the director as a prompt script and annotated with movement blocking, directions, and notes. In some production books, the director has included a written commentary critiquing various aspects of the production; theme may also be discussed, and background research notes about the play and playwright included.

With over 4000 photographic images (prints, negatives, and contacts) represented in the fonds, it is possible to get a 'visual' sense of the productions. Many productions are represented by both 'official' and 'candid' shots, and there are views of actors, sets, and costumes. The photographs vary in quality of picture as well as physical condition of print. Also documented in the Studio Theatre records are production posters, costume designs and set plans. Again, a researcher may have to consult the production book (Series III) as well as the specific media listing (Series IV) to see all available documents in these areas.

Not represented very extensively in these records is administrative documentation; a researcher interested in Studio Theatre administration should consult the general drama department records. The administrative records that are available in this fond consist of the correspondence files described in Series I. Torches Theatre records are also fairly sketchy, consisting of production books for the years 1962-1969.

The Studio Theatre records are a valuable contribution to theatre history documentation at the University of Alberta, and the City of Edmonton. They provide a glimpse of the people involved in drama during a formative time for theatre development in Edmonton. Social history is revealed through the plays chosen for production at Studio Theatre, mirroring the issues and trends in the wider society. Classical and contemporary plays, some experimental and others quite traditional, are all a part of Studio Theatre's production legacy.

The records have been arranged and described as six series, and a detailed series and file list follows. A brief description is provided of each series, followed by the file listing. A production index is found at the end of the inventory to assist in locating specific files.

Because the Studio Theatre records were received at the Archives as several deposits over a period of years, there was a need to bring the records together intellectually to better aid researchers looking for as complete a picture as possible. A basic chronological arrangement was maintained, with series arrangements assigned by the archivist to reflect function and format of the records.

The records are in good physical shape. The bound production books tend to be somewhat fragile and archivally compromised because of their 'scrapbook' quality. The paper in the books is very acidic, and items have often been attached with glue and scotch tape. Newspaper clippings are taped beside photographs, and oversize plans folded to fit the books. The binding of the production books is good, however, and no attempt was made to remove affixed items from the books. The pages with attached photographs were interleaved with acid-free tissue paper. In the production show files, newspaper clippings were photocopied and originals removed, and photographs were separated from the textual file for separate storage and description. The photographs vary in quality, and physical shape and it is obvious that they were handled a lot in the course of choosing publicity shots, etc. Contact prints and 35mm negatives are available for many of the productions. Where possible, oversize items have been flattened and stored separately.

The Studio Theatre fonds span a period of more than forty years, and provide a valuable record of a long-standing and innovative working theatre in the Edmonton community, as well as documenting an important component of the University of Alberta's drama department program. Studio Theatre has contributed immensely to the development of theatre in Alberta and Canada, as witnessed by the number of talented individuals working in theatre across the country who have participated and gained experience on the Studio Theatre stage.

The records have been arranged and described in six series, with a basic chronological order maintained within each series. There is information about almost every play produced on the Studio Theatre stage between 1949 and 1991. Information tends to be fairly skimpy for the earlier productions; a production file might only contain a program and review clipping. As the years progress, more and more information is included with the production file. Reports from technical crew heads, front of house reports, financial records and publicity clippings are routinely kept. The production books, described in Series III, often provide the most detailed and varied information about a production. These books are production scrapbooks, and include programs, reports, clippings, telegrams, related correspondence, photographs, set plans, cast lists, and much more. Almost all of the production books have a copy of the script, used by the director as a prompt script and annotated with movement blocking, directions, and notes. In some production books, the director has included a written commentary critiquing various aspects of the production; theme may also be discussed, and background research notes about the play and playwright included.

With over 4000 photographic images (prints, negatives, and contacts) represented in the fonds, it is possible to get a 'visual' sense of the productions. Many productions are represented by both 'official' and 'candid' shots, and there are views of actors, sets, and costumes. The photographs vary in quality of picture as well as physical condition of print. Also documented in the Studio Theatre records are production posters, costume designs and set plans. Again, a researcher may have to consult the production book (Series III) as well as the specific media listing (Series IV) to see all available documents in these areas.

Not represented very extensively in these records is administrative documentation; a researcher interested in Studio Theatre administration should consult the general drama department records. The administrative records that are available in this fond consist of the correspondence files described in Series I. Torches Theatre records are also fairly sketchy, consisting of production books for the years 1962-1969.

The Studio Theatre records are a valuable contribution to theatre history documentation at the University of Alberta, and the City of Edmonton. They provide a glimpse of the people involved in drama during a formative time for theatre development in Edmonton. Social history is revealed through the plays chosen for production at Studio Theatre, mirroring the issues and trends in the wider society. Classical and contemporary plays, some experimental and others quite traditional, are all a part of Studio Theatre's production legacy.

The records have been arranged and described as six series, and a detailed series and file list follows. A brief description is provided of each series, followed by the file listing. A production index is found at the end of the inventory to assist in locating specific files.

Because the Studio Theatre records were received at the Archives as several deposits over a period of years, there was a need to bring the records together intellectually to better aid researchers looking for as complete a picture as possible. A basic chronological arrangement was maintained, with series arrangements assigned by the archivist to reflect function and format of the records.

The records are in good physical shape. The bound production books tend to be somewhat fragile and archivally compromised because of their 'scrapbook' quality. The paper in the books is very acidic, and items have often been attached with glue and scotch tape. Newspaper clippings are taped beside photographs, and oversize plans folded to fit the books. The binding of the production books is good, however, and no attempt was made to remove affixed items from the books. The pages with attached photographs were interleaved with acid-free tissue paper. In the production show files, newspaper clippings were photocopied and originals removed, and photographs were separated from the textual file for separate storage and description. The photographs vary in quality, and physical shape and it is obvious that they were handled a lot in the course of choosing publicity shots, etc. Contact prints and 35mm negatives are available for many of the productions. Where possible, oversize items have been flattened and stored separately.

Torches Theatre

Students' Union fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of materials related to the University of Alberta's Students' Union.

Students' Union

Stuart Duncan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1899-1945

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Stuart Duncan.

Stuart, Duncan

Stanely Raymond Wetherell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1950

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Faculty of Agriculture.

Wetherell, Stanely Raymond

St. Stephen's College

  • RG71-7
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1917

Fonds consists of records pertaining to St. Stephen's College and its operation.

St. Stephen's College

St. Joseph's College

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1933

Fonds consists of records pertaining to St. Joseph's College and its operations.

St. Joseph's College

Sperry Davis Fraser fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1929

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Dr. Davis Fraser .

Fraser, Sperry Davis

Soeur Marie-Anne Plamondon fonds

  • UAA-2019-045
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2003 [predominantly 1985-2003]

Fonds contient des textes historiques, des arbres généalogiques, des obituaires, des photos, des manuscrits, des lettres, des cartes, des textes, des autobiographies, des articles de journaux, des paroles de chants et musique, et des itinéraires.

Fonds consists of historical texts, genealogical trees, obituaries, photos, manuscripts, letters, cards, texts, autobiographies, journal articles, song lyrics and music, and itineraries.

Plamondon, Soeur Marie-Anne

Sidney Martin Blair Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1983

The papers, covering the period 1895 to 1983, consist chiefly of biographical data, correspondence, diplomas and certificates, texts of speeches, reports, accounts, property and estate business, maps, sketch plans, blueprints, publications, and reference material. Dr. Blair had made notes about the contents of some folders and envelopes, but most of the labelling of files had been done either by one of his secretaries or by Mrs. Roughley as she was preparing to work on the project. While the file headings correctly identified the contents, there was very little order apparent in the arrangement of the files except in the case of the reports of Trinidad Leaseholds Limited, his speeches, and those files relating to Dr. Blair's memberships and directorships in various organizations, clubs and corporations. Photographs, both personal and business, constitute the fifth series and include photos of Dr. Blair, his family and friends, and projects and activities with which he was associated in his professional life.

Blair, Sidney Martin

School of Rehabilitation Medicine fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the School of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.

School of Rehabilitation Medicine

School of Native Studies fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the School of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.

School of Native Studies

School of Library Science fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the School of Library Science at the University of Alberta.

School of Library Science

Salon d'Histoire de la Francophonie Albertaine fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1870 [photocopied 198-?] - 1986

Le fonds Salon contient divers documents relié aux origines et la création du Salon d’histoire de la francophonie albertaine, incluant informations d’employés, bulletins d’information, et autres. Le fonds contient des documents photocopiés et transcrits relié à l’histoire ancienne des francophones dans l’Ouest Canadien, tel que les journaux personnels de missionnaires. Le fonds contient aussi des brouillons de plusieurs textes publiés par le Salon, des procès-verbaux de réunions, des rapports, des reçus, des correspondances, des fiches d’abonnements, et informations sur les dépenses et planifications de divers activités et événements organisés par le Salon.

The Salon fonds contains various documents pertaining to the origins and creation of the Salon d’histoire de la francophonie albertaine, including employee information documents, information bulletins, and more. It contains some photocopied and transcribed documents related to the early history of Francophones in Western Canada, such as diaries of missionaries and newspaper excerpts. It also contains drafts of many texts published by the organization, meeting minutes, reports, receipts, correspondences, subscription slips, and the expenses and planning information for the various activities and events held by the organization.

Salon d'Histoire de la Francophonie Albertaine

Roger Motut fonds

  • UAA-2019-031
  • Fonds
  • 1882 - 2013

Ce fonds contient des rapports et documents, notes, reçus, journaux personnels, correspondence, cartes de voeux, certificats, documents légaux et successoraux, documents commémoratifs, des discours, photos de familles, records de service militaire, curriculum vitae, documents de conférences, brochures d'associations, des journaux, des bulletins et documents de réunions, des extraits de journaux et livres reliés a l'histoire de la famille Motut. Les matériaux sont des documents familiales et personnels relié au Dr. Roger Motut, son épouse Jeanne (Boisvert), et famille; le travail professionnel de Dr. Motut et son implication avec un variété d'associations tel que la Fédération Canadienne-française de l'Ouest, l'Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française, le Collège des Jésuites d’Edmonton, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, ACFA (Association Canadienne-française de l’Alberta), Le Conseil de la vie française en Amérique, Société Radio-Canada, Société historique de la Saskatchewan, Collège Saint-Jean and Faculté Saint-Jean; ainsi qu'une variété de rapports et documents sur la littérature Canadienne-française, la culture, l'éducation, le language, et l'histoire; bilinguisme, l'histoire Métis, et une variété d'histoires de familles et individus Canadien-français.

Fonds contains Reports and papers, notes, receipts, personal journals, correspondence, greeting cards, certificates, legal and estate documentation, commemorative documents, speeches, family photos, military service records, curriculum vitae, conference materials, association brochures, journals, bulletins and meeting documentation, newspaper clippings and books pertaining to the Motut family history. Records include personal family documents relating to Dr. Roger Motut, his wife Jeanne (Boisvert), and family; Dr. Motut’s professional work and his involvement with various associations including Fédération Canadienne-française de l’Ouest, Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française, Collège des Jésuites d’Edmonton, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, ACFA (Association Canadienne-française de l’Alberta), Le Conseil de la vie française en Amérique, Société Radio-Canada, Société historique de la Saskatchewan, Collège Saint-Jean and Faculté Saint-Jean; as well as various reports and papers on French-Canadian literature, culture, schooling, language and history; bilingualism; Métis history; and various histories of French-Canadian families and individuals.

Motut, Roger

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