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PE004828 - "A New Route from Europe to the Interior of North America with a Description of Hudson’s Bay and Straights"

Book titled "A New Route from Europe to the Interior of North America with a Description of Hudson’s Bay and Straights," issued by the Nelson Valley Railway and Transportation Company, Montreal. Publishers are John Lovell & Son, Montreal, 1881. The cover is a dark green with gold writing, as well as drawings of plants and bugs. Cover itself is very thin and delicate. Inside is a pull-out map titled "Public Lands, also its Geographical Relation to the British Islands." Book contains 19 pages describing the new route from Europe to the interior of North America. Includes a page which lists the Board of Provisional Directors for the company, as well as its address.

PE004725 - National School Service Institute“Convention Notes” notepad compliments of Moyer School Supplies Ltd.

A pocket-sized green notepad. Labelled “Convention Notes” followed by a crest for the National School Service Institute.  The notepad is compliments of Moyer School Supplies Limited with the tagline “Canada’s School Furnishers since 1884.” The sheets are unlined. The first page is a list of names followed by street addresses. Most of the names are women. The following pages are filled with diary entries detailing a trip taken from Winnipeg to California via train over several days in July of an unknown year. The writer is unknown but mentions heavy flooding in Kansas City. The rest of the notebook is blank.

PE000407 - Hoffman's Novelty Circus Poster

Poster, B&W with red writing, mounted and sealed on corrugated board, advertising Hoffman's Novelty Circus. Poster includes pictures and descriptions of the performers, both human and animal, as well as prices and how long the show runs for. Printed by Enterprise Show Print of Rouleau, Saskatchewan.

PE000458 - Advertisement for Alberta Slim and Alberta Slim RCA Victor Records Circus

Folded paper souvenir featuring six (6) B&W photographs and an advertisement for Alberta Slim’s latest releases. There is no price on it, so it could also be a record insert or advertisement. Each photograph is of a scene at the Alberta Slim RCA Victor Records Circus, including images of a performing elephant, horse, dog, and bear, as well as a portrait of Alberta Slim and the Bar X Cowboys.

PE000578 - Great-West Life Assurance Co. notebook

Small, bound notebook with graph paper and a red cover, advertising for the Great-West Life Assurance Co. Front inside cover, centrefold and back cover of the book are stamped with statistics about the company. There are a few handwritten notes inside, including two short love poems.

PE000401 - Calendar for the Battleford Horse Exchange

Poster with tear-away calendar where each month on the calendar is intact, with staples for added support. The sepia photograph illustrating the calendar is an image of a horse, captioned ‘No. 401 Fine As Silk’. The entire item is for the Battleford Horse Exchange, whose proprietor is A.M. Speers. Phone number is included.

PE000423 - "The Great-West Life Song Book" promotional song book

Promotional song book advertising for the Great-West Life Assurance Company. The front cover reads “The Great-West Life Song Book: Watch the Song Leader.” On the back cover is an image of a bushel of hay with the words “Protection with Profit” across it. The book features 49 songs: some popular and some set to popular tunes. Evelyn Porter Darlingford, presumably a past owner, has written her name several times on the cover.

PE000764 - Boloney Coupon

Boloney Coupon; 8 cm diameter, round coupon offering $25.00 worth of boloney at the Social Cordite House.  On the back it has the word boloney twice, crossing each other, as well as the $ sign along two axes.

PE000810 - "The Truth About Flax" booklet

Booklet promoting the harvest of flax within the prairie provinces. It uses a question/answer format to delineate the benefits of harvesting flax from economic, agricultural, and health perspectives. The cover reads "The Truth About Flax" against a tinted photograph of an ample flax field. Published by The National Barley and Linseed Flax Committee.

PE000859 - Brochure promoting the brand Jack Wood Limited, a “Men’s Head-to-Foot Outfitters”

Brochure promoting the brand Jack Wood Limited, a “Men’s Head-to-Foot Outfitters.” Clothing descriptors include suits, shoes, overalls, gloves, and underwear. On the right side there is a photograph of a young woman, and there is an August 16 calendar on the bottom left corner. The document is framed by ornamental flowers printed in silver ink. Printed by Gerlach-Barklow of Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON.

PE000757 - The International Peace Garden Incorporated brochure

Brochure for the International Peace Garden Incorporated, located on the U.S.-Canada border in Manitoba and North Dakota. Contents include the history of the garden and photographs highlighting different areas of the garden, as well as an outline of the funding necessary to expand it, and a walkthrough of the area.

PE004711 - “Unity means VICTORY” election campaign pamphlet for Mrs. Dorise W. Nielsen, United Progressive Candidate.  

Election campaign pamphlet titled “Unity means VICTORY” for Mrs. Dorise W. Nielsen, United Progressive Candidate.  Pencilled note reads “elected to House of Commons for North Battleford March 26, 1940.”  Printed on a single sheet of newsprint, folded in half.  Includes a personal message from the candidate and a summary of the United Progressive platform.  Under “Timely Reminders,” the writer assures voters that “This election, the ballot paper will be thick enough that marking cannot be seen through.”  The reader is warned the campaign is off to a dirty start, with a “prominent Liberal platform speaker” serving a final writ of foreclosure on the Nielsen farm, acting without consent of the mortgage company. This pamphlet issued by the Elections Committee, United Progressive Movement in Mildred, SK.  Printed by the Optimist Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., North Battleford, SK.

PE004704 - First Annual Meeting of Supporters of New National Policy, Kindersley Constituency

The agenda for the First Annual Meeting of Supporters of New National Policy, Kindersley Constituency, held in Rosetown, SK.  This broadsheet shows shadows of the letters of another document, but is still legible.  The all-day meeting included selections by Clearwater Band, an opening address from Mayor Taylor of Rosetown, and addresses from R. M. Johnson, W. H. Harvey M.L.A., Mrs. McNaughton, A. M. Wick, “and others.”  The group’s president was R. Fenerty and vice-president was E. R. Powell. The "New National Policy" advocated free trade in direct opposition to the pro-tariff "National Policy" of the Tory federal government.

PE000890 - Elect Strynadka campaign pamphlet

Brochure cover contains a b&W photograph of a man wearing a suit and glasses, (Harry Strynadka), and it reads: "Elect Strynadka. Vote…New Democrat Strathcona Centre. Vote Strynadka, H. J. X." The bottom notes it was published by Strathcona Centre N.D.P. Top portion of the front folds up to reveal the election campaign of Harry J. Strynadka. Back portion contains the biographical details of Harry Strynadka, as well as contact details for the NDP committee rooms. Writing at the bottom notes the pamphlet was printed by Co-op Press Limited.

PE000793 - Elect Harry Strynadka brochure

Brochure promoting the election of Harry Strynadka. Cover contains a B&W photograph of the candidate as well as the name of this party. Once flipped open, there is a point-form list of considerations regarding the economic and social context of Alberta, and a pledge by the candidate.

PE000734 - Letter regarding employment written by agent of the Canadian Government Agency

One sheet of paper: one side text, other side a B&W map of Western Canada.  Contents are in response to a letter sent by Mr. D.W. Mason from Baker City, Oregon, to the Canadian Government Agency, apparently in regard to finding work in Edmonton or other parts of Alberta.  Letter was written by J.N. Grieve, agent of the Canadian Government Agency.  

PE000450 - Letter from Premier Manning

Typed letter from Alberta Premier Ernest Manning to an unidentified farmer. The subject of the letter is identified as “Re:- Agricultural Advances 1931 to 1935 inclusive.” In this letter, Premier Manning cancels over $800 000 of debt to help the farmer “enter the coming Post War period with a clean slate.”

Parker Social Credit Papers

The donation of the family of Frank and Mary S. Parker, these scrapbook collections of newspaper articles, greeting cards, and photographs cover four (4) decades of Alberta political history, seen from inside the Social Credit party.

PE000823 - Photograph Album of Social Credit members

  1. Alberta Government Photograph - Social Credit Table.
    25.5 x 14 cm black/white photograph
    Depicts government officials sitting around an oval table.
    Caption on the back reads:
    Right- Harry Strom (Med Hat) Premier; Dr. J. Donovan Ross (Scona), Ernest C. Manning;  Alf J. Hooke (RM House), Ted Hinman (moved to coast), Ray Reierson, Fred Colborne (Calgary) Art Dixon; Gordon Taylor- Minister-Highways (then Federal member), Dr. Ross died 1954, Harry Strom- (later Premier) died Oct 2, 1984.
    Left of Picture- Gordon Taylor (Highways)(Drumheller) (Later became MP for Drumheller);  Ambrose Holowach (Edmonton East); Norman Willmore (Edson)(killed in auto accident); Anders J. Aalborg (Alexandra), Russell Patrick (Lacombe); Ethel S. Wilson (Edmonton-North). A stamp on the bottom right corner reads: "Please Credit: Alberta Government Photograph; Department of Industry & Development; Edmonton, Alta; This photograph may not be used for direct advertising."

  2. Toddler - Edward Swann. 
    10 x 10 cm colour photograph of toddler surrounded by Christmas decorations.
    Caption on the back reads: Edward Swann; 21 mos/ Adopted; Swanns visited us while he was doing research on SoCredit for his university. We took he + his wife out for supper (Elisa ‘was with us’).

  3. Local Social Credit Convention. 
    12.8 x 14.5 cm black/white photograph on a white frame.
    Photograph is a diagonal medium shot of two men and two women (presumably Social Credit members) interacting with Social Credit convention organizers, who are sitting behind a desk with paperwork and a typewriter. The handwritten caption on the bottom reads "Overland." The handwritten caption on the back reads “local SC convention.” A reproduction of this photograph published in a newspaper contains a caption that reads: "Socreds Meet- Delegates registered Tuesday for the annual three-day Alberta Social Credit League convention in the Macdonald. Shown are D.A. Fraser of Bow Island and O.M. Reber of Burdett. Mrs. G. Arksey is registration clerk."   
          

  4. 25th Annual Alberta Social Credit League Convention. 
    10 x 12.8 cm black/white photograph
    Shows a celebratory dinner commemorating the 25th Annual Convention of the Alberta Social Credit League. Shot shows an ornate room decorated with chandeliers and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at the centre of the photo. There are two perpendicular tables; the head table is placed against the British and Alberta flags and the guests sit facing the rest of the room. Ernest Manning and Orvis Kennedy sit at the far centre. A multilevel cake stands at the centre with the number 25 at its height, and a visible table in the foreground. Caption on the back reads "25th Annual Convention; Alta. Social Credit League; MacDonald Hotel Banquet Room; Some at head table- Mrs. Ian F. Smith; Premier Manning; Orvis Kennedy; Mrs. Muriel Manning; Mrs. Kennedy; Table at front- Mrs. Mary Parker; Edith Arksey; Grace Hunter."

  5. 25th Annual Alberta Social Credit League Convention Banquet. 
    12.8 x 10 cm black/white photograph
    Shows the celebratory dinner commemorating the 25th Annual Convention of the Alberta Social Credit League. This is the same event as depicted in item 4; in this shot, Ernest Manning and Orvis Kennedy stand at the podium as the crowd gazes at them. 

  6. 25th Annual Alberta Social Credit League Convention Banquet. 
    12.8 x 10 cm black/white photograph
    Shows the celebratory dinner commemorating the 25th Annual Convention of the Alberta Social Credit League. This is the same event as depicted in item 4; in this shot, a speaker stands at the podium addressing the crowd. Caption on the back reads: "At head table; left to right; Mrs. Art (Beulah) Davies, Professor + Author John Irving, Premier Ernest Manning, Speaker- Marion Smith, Mrs. Manning, Ian F. Smith, Mom-sitting on the right near podium + cake."

  7. 25th Annual Alberta Social Credit League Convention Banquet. 
    12.8 x 10 cm black/white photograph
    Shows the celebratory dinner commemorating the 25th Annual Convention of the Alberta Social Credit League. This is the same event as depicted in item 4; in this diagonal shot, guests look to the head table as the honorary guests stand.

  8. 25th Annual Alberta Social Credit League Convention Banquet. 
    12.8 x 10 cm black/white photograph
    Shows the celebratory dinner commemorating the 25th Annual Convention of the Alberta Social Credit League. This is the same event as depicted in item 4; this shot depicts a somewhat distanced view of the crowd turning in the opposite direction, towards the head table. The caption on the back reads: "ASC League Annual Convention Banquet, Macdonald Hotel- Edmonton (Head Table Guests-Standing)."

  9. Five Men Gathered at the 25th Annual Alberta Social Credit League Convention Banquet. 
    12.5 x 10.2 cm black/white photograph.
    It shows a medium shot of five men posing at a seemingly formal affair, judging by the men’s suits. The man at the centre is holding a book titled “The Social Credit Movement in Alberta.” The caption on the back of the photograph reads: "Ian F. Smith; J. Arthur Davies; Ernest C. Manning; Orvis A. Kennedy; Francis C. Porter; with Prof. John Irving’s Book." The caption handwritten below the photograph on the photo album reads "–Ian Smith; -Art Davies;- Orvis A. Kennedy;- Francis Porter (Drumheller)."

  10. Ernest Manning Wearing Christmas Decoration
    16.5 x 11.7 cm black/white photograph mounted on a 22.8 x 30 cm mat
    Depicting Ernest Manning with a celebratory floral arrangement around his neck, being helped by a woman (based on captions on related photographs, she is likely Grace Hunter). Another woman looks on in amusement (based on caption on related photos, she might be Edith Arksey). There is a wheelchair next to Manning with two crutches on top of it. The bottom right contains a logo that reads "Ernst of Goertz; Edmonton."

  11. Woman Standing- 1961 Ottawa Social Credit Convention. 
    7.8 x 7.8 cm tinted photograph
    Depicts a woman standing in front of an establishment that reads "Credit Convention, July 5 6 7." The caption reads: "1964; July 5, 6, 7; Cecil Clyma New York." Cecil Clyma is presumably the woman standing in the photograph.

  12. Women Standing- 1961 Ottawa Social Credit Convention.
    7.8 x 7.8 cm colour photograph
    Depicts two women, dressed in visitor’s attire. The caption on the photo album reads “Mary Parker-“and the caption on the back reads “Mom + Cecil Clyma From Yonkers- N.Y. at 1969 Convention in Ottawa."

  13. Cecil Clyma & George Whittingback- 1961 Ottawa Social Credit Convention 
    7.8 x 7.8 cm colour photograph
    Photograph of a woman and a man (presumably Cecil Clyma and George Whittingback). They stand in front of a large concrete building. The caption on the bottom reads "Jul. 61." The caption on the back of the photograph reads: "1961 Ottawa S.C. Convention; George Whittingback; Cecil Clyma." The caption below the photograph reads "Cecil Clyma New York; Columbia University; Geo Whittingback."

  14. Frank Parker & Muriel Stewart
    7.8 x 7.8 cm black/white medium shot
    Photograph of Frank Parker and Muriel Stewart. The background is unclear but appears to include a sign that reads "Simpsons." Caption on the back reads "Dad Parker + S.C. Friend from England- Muriel Stewart (Friend of the Hattersley’s (sic)." There is a stamp with the date "25 1952" recorded.

  15. Women Looking at Camera- 1961 Ottawa Social Credit Convention. 
    5 x 8 cm colour photograph
    Depicts two women turning to the camera; they appear to be crossing a busy street and surrounded by large buildings and several vehicles. The caption on the back reads "Mom + Mrs." and includes a Kodacolor print stamp with the date July 1961. The caption next to the photograph reads "Cecil Clyma’s Mother."

  16. Women Looking at Camera- 1961 Ottawa Social Credit Convention. 
    Duplicate of item 7; caption on the back reads "Mom Parker + Mrs Cecile Clyma’s Mother at Social Credit National Convention; July 1961- Ottawa." There is also a Kodacolor stamp with the date July 1961.

  17. Portrait - Orvis Kennedy.
    5.5 x 8.5 cm black/white photograph
    Portrait of Orvis Kennedy. The handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads the subject’s name.

  18. Group at Dinner
    7.8 x 7.8 cm colour photograph
    Group of people dining in a restaurant. The shot depicts eight people sitting around a rectangular table glancing at the camera. The caption on the side of the photograph reads "Jan. 61." The caption beside the photograph written on the photo album reads "Board- At the 'Steak Loft' for Lunch." The back of the photograph has a manufacturer stamp that reads "Made right in Alberta by Film Services LTD. Edmonton" and includes a square frame with the word "Superior" inside. This photograph, while taken in colour, has a warm tint throughout, perhaps the result of persistent exposure to light.

  19. Holiday greeting card
    18 x 9.5 cm holiday greetings card.
    There is a 10.5 x 7 cm colour photograph of an establishing shot of a Christmas-lit house. Beside it are the words “Holiday Greetings; From our house to yours” along with small decorative houses. The handwritten caption reads "Kennedys (sic) house; 149 St; Orvis and Gladys Kennedy."

  20. Dinner at "The Lotus Gardens"
    7.8 x 7.8 cm black/white photograph
    Depicting two men, two women, and one unidentifiable person whose only visible body part is an arm. They are having a meal in a diner. The caption on the left frame reads "Sep. 58." The red handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads: "Downstairs from League Office in 'The Lotus Gardens' Restaurant- Run by George Mow + Elsie Mow (His wife); Graydon Arksey; Olga Machula; Mr. + Mrs. Frank Parker.; (Mary Parker- [Sect’y Treavs] of the League."

  21. Farewell Tea for Olga Machula
    7.8 x 7.8 cm black/white photograph
    Five women posing in front of a front porch. The caption on the left frame reads "Aug 59." The handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads “Farewell tea at Mom’s for Olga Machula (League Office); Olga, Mom, Grace Hunter, Edith, Jean Dorrington; Aug. 1959."

  22. Photograph of Olga Machula
    7.8 x 7.8 cm black/white photograph
    A woman standing in front of a front porch (same porch as in item 15). Based on the caption on item 15, the woman appears to be Olga Machula.

  23. Group having coffee
    7.8 x 7.8 cm colour photograph
    Five people having coffee at a rectangular table. On the right side there is a man and two women, and sitting across are a man and a woman. Based on captions from other photographs, the man and woman on the left side are likely to be Frank and Mary Parker, and the man and woman on the right are likely George Whittingback and Olga Machula. This photograph has embrowned somewhat, primarily at the top edges.

  24. Convention Banquet at the Macdonald Hotel
    7.8 x 7.8 cm colour photograph
    A woman posing at a formal event, judging by the clothing. A few men talking can be seen in the background, and a colour lamp resembling a disco ball is also visible. The handwritten caption on the back reads "At Convention Banquet; Macdonald Hotel."

  25. Working in an Office
    7.8 x 7.8 cm B&W photograph
    Depicting an office and six people doing various things. There are two men and four women. Based on captions from other photos, the following identifications of the people in the foreground can be appreciated: the man at the centre staring at the camera is likely Frank Parker, the woman sitting on the right is Mary Parker, and the woman sitting with her feet up on the desk is Grace Hunter. The caption on the right frame reads "Jan. 63."

  26. League Office Downstairs in Edmonton
    7.8 x 7.8 cm B&W photograph
    Depicts the same office room as item 20. The people in it are the also the same, save for the addition of Garnet Peterson in place of Grace Hunter, who is likely the photographer. The red, handwritten caption on the back of the photograph reads: "When the boss is away; League Office Downstairs- 9944 Jasper Ave Edmonton; Back; Jean Durrington (at mailing table); Glen Cumming (young people’s president), (Leaning on Orvis’ door Edith Arksey (sic), H.E. Nichols- (with coffee cup), Mary S. Parker with book ) (sic), Grace Hunter (front desk)." The caption on the right frame reads "Jan. 63."

  27. Holiday greeting card
    17.8 x 9.0 cm holiday greeting card.
    It features an 11.8 x 8 cm colour photograph depicting a family portrait. On the left there is a handwritten caption that reads "The Petersons" above the card’s colorful festive boot illustration. The handwritten cursive caption reads "Best Wishes from Garnet + Bunie [?]; Jim, Shelly, Bill, Brenda, Jan, Dave + Beth." A caption next to the photograph handwritten on the photo album reads "Garnet (office)."

  28. Grace Hunter at her desk
    7.8 x 7.8 cm colour photograph
    A woman sitting at a desk and talking on the telephone. The caption below the photograph on the photo album reads "Grace Hunter." Her first name is also visible on the name plate on her desk. The date on the left side of the frame reads "Jan.61." 

  29. Group with Social Credit poster
    12.8 x 9.0 cm B&W photograph
    Depicting two men and two boys holding a poster that reads "All Governments Should Serve YOU! (the individual); Social Credit." The background suggests that this photograph was taken in a rural area. The caption on the back reads:  "Mr. Phipps, David and our two boys Alan & Paul. Young Clive took the photo. Sticking up posters!!"

  30. Photograph of Violet Grey   
    12.8 x 9.0 cm B&W photograph
    Depicting a woman sitting amongst trees and bushes. The caption on the back reads "Violet Grey; Violet Grey S.C. Friend; Australia Brisbane; I corresponded with them for several years." This item is related to item 24, as the captions suggest they were sent together by Violet Grey, the recipient’s pen pal. There is a handwritten caption on the photo album, below the photographs, that reads "The Greys- Brisbane, Australia."

  31. Francis Porter, Mayor of Drumheller
    8.0 x 10.5 cm black/white photograph
    Depicting the portrait of a man in a suit. There is no caption on the back of the photograph, but the caption handwritten on the photo album reads "Francis Porter (Drumheller Mayor)."

  32.    Duplicate of item 20, without the handwritten caption.

  33. Group in "The Lotus Gardens" restaurant
    7.8 x 7.8 cm B&W photograph
    Depicting two men and two women sitting in a restaurant. Photograph was taken at a diagonal angle; the caption on the back identifies the subjects as “Orvis Kennedy; George Mow, Elsie Mow, Irene Gibson (A.J. Hooke’s Secretary) in Lotus Gardens; downstairs 9444- Jasper Ave under S.C. office.”

  34. Photograph of Vera Hattersley
    12 x 17.3 cm black/white portrait
    Photograph of a woman wearing a white shirt. There is a caption below the photograph handwritten on the photo album that reads "Vera Hattersley."

  35. Vera Hattersley reading the newspaper
    9 x 9 cm colour photograph
    Depicting a woman leaning on a table to read the newspaper. The caption on the right frame reads "Jan 18." The back of the photograph has a manufacturer stamp that reads "Made right in Alberta by Film Services LTD. Edmonton" and includes a square frame with the word "Superior" inside. Based on the caption for item 30, the woman appears to be Vera Hattersley. 

  36. Holiday greeting card
    16 x 24 cm season’s greetings card
    From “The Executive and Staff of The Alberta Social Credit League; Edmonton.” Inside the card there is a customized thank you note and a tinted photograph of an Alberta Social Credit office member; the caption reads “Remembering our 23rd annual convention.” Document has yellowed considerably and shows scattered rips and tears.

  37. Photograph of Orvis Kennedy
    11.6 x 17.9 cm b&w photograph
    Orvis Kennedy, dressed in a suit and tie. Photograph shows evidence of folding, and there are pin-hole marks at the top. 

PE000823 - Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings

17.    Miscellaneous:
A) Full page newspaper spread containing 4 pages taken from the Edmonton Journal, dated March 12, 1957. Contains multiple headings, one on the first page titled: “Hinman Says Dividend No Inflation Threat,” which concern’s the Social Credit government’s decision to issue dividends to citizens. The second page contains a few headings pertaining to the SC party, including letters to the editor complaining about the government’s dividend decision.

B) 10.5 x 16 cm newspaper article without a title. Features a b&w photograph of a man wearing glasses, captioned: “Charles Yuill.” Article is regarding campaign promotion and the platform of Charles Yuill.

C) 34.5 x 12.3 cm newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal, dated December 27, 1985, titled: “History books closing on Alberta’s Socreds.” Article contains one b&w photograph on the right side of a man talking, captioned: “Leader Martin Hattersly...Socreds merge with WCC.”

D) 4.9 x 13.7 cm newspaper article titled: “New SC Board Meeting in City.”

E) 15.5 x 58.2 cm newspaper article from The Albertan Editorial Page, dated March 11, 1957. Titled: “One Good Turn Deserves Another.” Article is regarding the payment of dividends to citizens.

F) 19.2 x 28.5 cm newspaper article titled: “’Funny-Money Days Here Now’ See Opportunity For Social Credit.” Article contains one b&W photograph depicting four women wearing hats. The caption is missing parts in the middle, but the photograph is credited to Goertz Studios. Article is in poor condition, with a large section ripped from the middle of the article.

G) 43.4 x 27.8 cm double-sided article taken from a magazine. One side is titled: “Crowd Overflowed ‘Alberta Hall’” and contains four b&W photographs bordered in red. Caption states: “Scenes here show some of the principals in the night’s ceremonies. 1. Hon. A. J. Hooke, senior cabinet member, reminisced of earlier years in the provincial government. 2. A part of the audience which overflowed the hall. 3. Mrs. Marian Smith, president S.C. Women’s Auxiliaries, outlined action plans. 4. Premier Manning saw in the new headquarters the ‘tools’ to aid in the task of carrying Social Credit’s plans and ideals to broader fields.” Photos credited to Laddie Ponich Studios. The opposite side contains an article titled: “New Milestone Passed In League’s Anniversary Year.” Features a b&w photograph in the bottom right corner depicting Premier Manning and his wife in the new league office. Article also contains a smaller article on the Bank of Canada.

H) 17.5 x 15 cm article titled: “Banking system needs to change to end fractional reserve system.” Contains one b&w cartoon drawing of a seated man, arm outstretched, with a ring through his nose attached to a string being pulled by a disembodied hand through a note of currency. Article is concerning a recent decision by the court in favor of Principal Trust and its effect on John and Sylvia Malik. Article was written by F. Peter Young, director MIDAS Reform of Alberta, Sherwood Park.

I) 22.5x10.3 cm newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal titled: “Made-in-Alta. Medicare suggested.” Written by Dene Creswell. Has a handwritten note on the top right giving a date of May 30, 1984.

J) 37.2 x 18.2 cm newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal, dated October 4, 1968, titled: “Cancer Institute Opened.” Contains a large b&W photograph on the left side of three seated men and one man standing, reading from a large sheet of paper. Caption states: “Dr. J. Donovan Ross Pays Tribute…to Dr. W. W. Cross, right, at institute opening.” Article written by Bob Bell. A handwritten note on the top left dates the article to 1968 as well.

K) 40.1 x 59.6 cm newspaper article from The Albertan, dated December 1, 1955. Full-page spread taken from the front page. Contains multiple articles. Main heading states: “Social Credit Session Urges Direct Individual Dividends.” Article continues on back side of page. Article is heavily damaged and missing parts of text.

PE000823 - Articles reprinted as “An Alberta Paper Speaks on Social Credit”

  1. Articles reprinted as “An Alberta Paper Speaks on Social Credit:”
    A) 10.2 x 54.8 cm newspaper article subtitled: “Should Treasury Branches Be Abolished?” Reprinted with permission from The Calgary Albertan June 1st, 1955, and published by the Alberta Social Credit League. Folded multiple times.
    B) 10 x 37 cm newspaper article subtitled: “Who Can Prove He Is Honest?” Reprinted with permission from The Calgary Albertan June 2nd, 1955, and published by the Alberta Social Credit League. Folded multiple times.
    C) 10 x 43 cm newspaper article subtitled: “Is This What the People Want?” Reprinted with permission from The Calgary Albertan June 3rd, 1955, and published by the Alberta Social Credit League. Folded multiple times.
    D) 10.2 x 43 cm newspaper article subtitled: “Integrity Belongs to All Parties.” Reprinted with permission from The Calgary Albertan June 9th, 1955, and published by the Alberta Social Credit League. Folded multiple times.

PE000823 - Various newspaper pictures regarding the Social Credit party

15. Various newspaper pictures regarding the Social Credit party:

A) 16.7 x 21.9 cm picture dated January, 1969, titled: "Hon. H. E. Strom Sworn In As Alberta’s New Premier." Picture below the title is in b&w and depicts 5 men with clearly visible faces, and several others in the background. It appears to have been taken from a magazine, as the paper is glossy. Caption reads: "Hon. Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan, Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Alberta, officiated at the swearing in of the Hon. Harry E. Strom as Premier of Alberta. Mr. Strom succeeds the Hon. Ernest C. Manning who retired after 25 years as Premier and 33 years as member of the Alberta Legislature. The Hon. Mr. Strom joined the government in 1955 and was appointed Minister of Agriculture in 1962. He subsequently held the portfolio of Minister of Municipal Affairs and was chairman of the Human Resources Development Authority. Attending the swearing in were members of the executive council, seen in the background. Minor changes in the departmental responsibilities were made by the new premier, with additional changes in portfolios planned later."

B) 22.3 x 25.2 cm newspaper photograph in b&w taken from the Edmonton Journal, dated December 6. Picture shows a multitude of people holding political campaign posters. Caption reads: "Poster Jungle at Jubilee…last minute drive before voting."

C) 10.7 x 13.4 cm b&w newspaper picture of a woman wearing a white shirt. Captioned: "E. V. Hattersley-Joint Editor-'Focus.'" Picture has some slight tears in it.

D) 14 x 11.6 cm b&w newspaper picture from The Edmonton Journal, dated November 29, 1955, depicting three men and one woman standing together. Captioned: "SC Officers Confer - Plans for the provincial convention of the Alberta Social Credit League, which opens in Calgary Wednesday, were discussed when officers met in Edmonton Friday. Left to right, are Orvis A. Kennedy, league president and national organizer, Solon E. LOW, MP, national leader, Mrs. M. S. Parker, league secretary, and J. Arthur Davies, of Edmonton, chairman of the resolutions committee." Picture has some slight tearing at the top.

E) 4.5 x 13.6 cm newspaper picture in b&w depicting a man in a suit. The caption reads: "J. Arthur Davies. A long-time Social Crediter, J. Arthur Davies, is among the community leaders assisting the $25,000,000 fund raising campaign of Alberta’s three universities. Chairman of finance for the Alberta Social Credit League, Mr. Davies is president of Callow-Beare’s Western Ltd. He is a member of the special names division of the fund campaign."

F) 9.1 x 13 cm b&w newspaper picture of a woman at a desk. The caption reads: "Keeps Track of Thousands - Mrs. Arksey, secretary to Orvis Kennedy, Social Credit candidate, makes contact with more than 13,000 members of the Alberta Social Credit League, in preparation for the April federal election." A handwritten note at the top dates the picture to March 12, 1963.

G) 4.4 x 14.5 cm b&w newspaper picture of a man in a suit wearing glasses. Above the picture it reads: "Hear Glen Cumming." Below the picture it reads: "Social Credit Candidate Calgary South CKXL 4 p.m. Today, March 29th Vote for Cumming Glen X. Inserted by Social Credit League of Calgary."

H) 5.3 x 5.9 cm b&w picture of a man in a suit. The caption below the picture reads: "For All Your Insurance Needs Phone 424-7311. Sorenson." Two handwritten notes of "Sig" are on the picture. Photograph appears to have been taken from a magazine, as it is on glossy paper.

I) 5 x 8 cm b&w newspaper picture of a man in a suit. The caption below the picture reads: "Hon. J. Hartley - An Opening."

J) 4.5 x 8.4 cm b&w newspaper picture of a man in a suit wearing glasses. The caption below the picture reads: "Hon. L. C. Halmrast…keynot [sic] speaker."

K) 10.7 x 8.1 cm b&w newspaper photo of a man wearing a suit, making a speech. In the background are the words "Social Credit."

L) 12.5 x 11 cm b&W newspaper photograph depicting three men in discussion wearing business attire. Above the picture is reads "Journal," presumably because the photo was taken from the Edmonton Journal. Below the picture the caption reads: "Former Journal editor Don MacDougall is flanked by former staff members of the newspaper Tom Mansell (left) and Homer Ramage." A handwritten note reads: "Often in our office. I knew his son." The name of Tom Mansell has been underlined.

M) 15 x 13.8 cm b&w newspaper photograph depicting two men standing at a table being handed paper by a woman sitting at the table. The caption reads: "Delegates registered Tuesday for the annual three-day Alberta Social Credit League convention in the Macdonald. Shown are D. A. Fraser of Bow Island and O. M. Reber of Burdett. Mrs. G. Arksey is registration clerk." Duplicate of the photograph found in article ‘B’ in the Social Credit convention section F-8-1-0-14.

N) 14.3 x 12.9 cm b&w newspaper photograph depicting 5 men standing behind two seated women. Photograph title reads: "Social Credit District Heads At Annual Conference." Caption below the photograph reads: "With Hon. R. D. Jorgenson, minister of Public welfare, as chairman, the annual conference of presidents of Social Credit Constituency associations opened at the Macdonald at 10 a.m. Monday. Some delegates are showing studying the program. In front are Mrs. Mabel A. Freek, left, president of the Lethbridge SC association, and Mrs. Elsie D. Fieldhouse, president of Olds constituency. Back row, left to right, shows Mr. Jorgenson, J. Miller, vice-president of the Clover Bar association, F. C. Bullen, president in Grouard, E. R. A. Temple, Calgary president, and Edward Root, president of the Little Bow SC organization."

O) 10 x 15 cm b&w newspaper picture depicting a woman surrounded by books. Caption below the picture reads: "Pocketful of ‘Commonsense’ for Joe Socred. Joe Socred gets his ammunition to read, think, speak and act, as Mrs. Bette Alexanderson, at Social Credit National Headquarters, fills the pocket of a special mailing envelope with 'Commonsense for Canadians,' by National Leader Robert N. Thompson. Though Joe Socred is busy with Fall work, he’s putting an hour a night towards preparation for democracy’s great safeguard, the choice of government."

P) 9.8 x 12.3 cm b&W newspaper photograph depicting an older woman holding a child. Caption reads: "The Littlest Socred - The youngest star of the Social Credit birthday party at the Jubilee auditorium was 4-year-old Bonnie Fleck, who won a hug from Mrs. Ernest Manning after presenting the premier’s wife with a bouquet of red roses." Credited to Colin Fletcher Photo.

Q) 10.3 x 9.2 cm b&w newspaper photograph depicting an elderly couple. Caption reads: "Sig & Selma Sorenson - Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary - November 25, 1990 - With love & best wishes - Your children: Betty, Bob & Sharon - Your Grandchildren: Tara, Jeff, Darren, Sidney & Rodney-and your Great-Granddaughter: Ashlee."

R) 14.8 x 24 cm b&w newspaper photograph taken from The Canadian Social Crediter, dated September 1965, depicting a crowd of people watching something from a projector. The caption reads: "Family Affair at Socred Anniversary. It was a family affair and the premier of Alberta fed slides into a projector as his wife related 30 years of political history to some 700 Social Crediters crowded into a Jubilee auditorium room in Calgary. They were celebrating the anniversary of the election of William Aberhart and Social Credit in the Alberta provincial election of 1935. With the Premier are, from the left, Miss Carrie Esveld, former private secretary to Mr. Manning; Mrs. James Popowich of Jubilee Women’s Auxiliary and Mr. and Mrs. H. Esveld, all of Calgary."

S) 7.5 x 10 cm b&w photograph depicting a man in a suit. Caption found in photo album states: "Robert Thompson, once worked in Africa. Was minister of Education."

T) 18.5 x 14.4 cm article depicting a b&w photograph of 7 men standing and 4 women sitting, all dressed in business attire. Small article below it details the first session of the Social Credit Board. Article is from the Edmonton Journal, dated Thursday, January 5, 1956.

U) 14.2 x 12 cm article containing a b&w photograph of three men and a woman standing around conversing, all dressed in business dress. Caption below is missing a large part in the middle, making it difficult to discern the content.

V) 12.3 x 11.1 cm article containing a b&w photograph of 3 men and 1 woman smiling at the camera, taken from the Edmonton Journal, dated Saturday, January ? (The rest of the date has been cut off). Caption below the picture notes the officers of the national executive of the Social Credit Association meet, however, the rest of the caption is cut off, making it difficult to discern the rest of the story.

PE000823 - Social Credit Conventions newspaper articles

  1. Newspaper articles regarding the Social Credit Conventions:

A) 14 x 27.8 cm clipping from the Calgary Herald, dated November 23, 1959 and titled: "Socreds Expect 300 At League Meeting." Article contains one b&w photograph at the top of the page depicting two men and two women around a table. It is captioned: "Social Credit Delegates Register. The first of an expected 300 delegates to the 25th annual convention of the Alberta Social Credit League were registering in the Palliser Hotel today. The main convention meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while the women’s auxiliary is in session today. Young Social Crediters met Saturday. Above, party organizer Orvis Kennedy, standing at rear, supervises registration."

B) 14.8 x 27 cm article titled: "Social Credit League Opens Three-Day Convention Here." Contains one b&w photograph at the top of the page depicting two men being handed a paper by a woman across a table. The caption reads: "Socreds Meet - Delegates registered Tuesday for the annual three-day Alberta Social Credit League convention in the Macdonald. Shown are D. A. Fraser of Bow Island and O. M. Reber of Burdett. Mrs. G. Arksey is registration clerk." Copy of this item is located in F-8-1-0-15.

C) 14.8 x 15.5 cm newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal titled: "Socred convention turning auditorium upside down." A handwritten note on the right side dates the article to December, 1968.

PE000823 - Social Credit members in various articles

  1. Various articles pertaining to Social Credit members:

A) 11.5 x 21.3 cm article from the Edmonton Journal, dated September 22, 1988, titled: "Social Credit Leader resigns." Contains one b&w photograph of Martin Hattersley.

B) 4.7 x 23.5 cm article titled: "Edmonton Ma Admitted To Bar." Contains one b&W photograph of J. M. Hattersley.

C) 8.7 x 10.5 cm clipping titled: "Solon Low Leaving Politics, Classroom." Contains one b&w photograph of Solon Low.

D) 12.4 x 37.7 cm article from Southam Newspapers in the Calgary Herald titled: "Reform MP juggles farm life, politics." Article is concerning Reform MP Ray Speaker. Contains one b&w photograph of Ray Speaker and a herd of cows. Photo credited to The Calgary Herald. A handwritten note at the top dates the article to February 26, 1996.

E) 22.3 x 12 cm article titled: "Book review doesn’t do Aberhart justice." Article is regarding a book review done by Dr. Kenneth Munro for the book: "Bible Bill: A Biography of William Aberhart by David Elliot and Iris Miller."

F) 31.5 x 25 cm article from the Edmonton Journal, dated May 3, 1998, titled: "At least 'Bible Bill’ cared about people." Contains two b&w photographs: one is a portrait of a man, the writer, located at the top of the article and captioned "Alan Kellogg." The other, located on the right side, contains a photo of William Aberhart, captioned "'Bible Bill' Alberhart on the hustings." Photo courtesy of The Glenbow Archives.

G) 11.5 x 14 cm newspaper article from The Edmonton Journal titled: "Old Guard keeps faith in Social Credit Theory." Article concerns Clover Bar MLA Floyd Baker. Written by Mike Sadava.

H) 21.5 x 28 cm resume for Euan R. A. Temple. Page is very thin and in poor condition, with a rip at the bottom, and several folds along the edges. Page is very yellowed. Very fragile. A handwritten note on the top left says: "Mr. Temple on SC board. Great friend of mom’s."

I) 14.3 x 17.2 cm newspaper article titled: "To travel, will teach in Nigeria." Features a b&w photograph of a woman, captioned: "Miss Ruth Hattersley." Photo credited to Goertz Studio.

J) 31.5 x 17.4 cm newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal, titled: "Greatest Albertan isn’t anyone you might expect." Article contains one small color photograph of the author, David Staples, on the top left, as well as 7 small color photographs in a circle on the right. These photographs include: "Pat Burns, Wayne Gretzky, K. D. Lang, Peter Loughheed, Ernest Manning, Emily Murphy, and Douglas Cardinal."

K) 26.2 x 36.4 cm newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal titled: "Finding a new captain for the sinking Socred ship." Article written by Patrick O’Callaghan.

L) 15.5 x 52.4 cm newspaper article titled: "Social Crediter, 85, Never Misses Rally." Features a large b&w photograph at the top of the page showing two women in conversation. Captioned: "Mrs. F. H. Soper, above left, in her 85th year journeyed to Calgary from Athabasca to attend the convention of the Alberta Social Credit League. She has been present at every convention of the Social Credit party since they commenced 21 years ago. Mrs. Soper is pictured chatting with Mrs. C. M. Hattersley, widow of the late Mr. Hattersley who was author of the widely publicised book 'This Age of Plenty.' Now on the staff of the Canadian Social Creditor, editing the women’s page, Mrs. Hattersley is also vice-president of the Edmonton SC Constituency Association. She was interested in Social Credit even before Mrs. Soper, for she was a student of Major Douglas in England. At the time of this death Mr. Hattersley, a lawyer, was working on the revision of Alberta Statutes, and had been in Edmonton only a few years." Photograph is credited to Jack De Lorne. Above the picture is a line that states: "Attends 21 Consecutive Conventions."

M) 11.5 x 13.7 cm newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal titled: "Old guard keeps faith in Social Credit theory." Written by Mike Sadava.

PE000823 - Social Credit Elections featured in various articles

12. Various articles pertaining to Social Credit Elections:

A) 30 x 60 cm full size newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal dating Dec 4, 1968, titled: "Socreds Set to Decide: Who will be the man to follow these giants?" There are two b&w portraits on both sides of the title, one of Premier Manning on the top left, and one of William Aberhart on the top right. The bottom center of the page contains a photo captioned: "The ‘hot seat’ that six men want, and depicts Premier Manning’s former office." The inside left page contains two b&w pictures of Dr. Walter Buck and Edgar Gerhart, along with their profiles and platforms. The inside right page contains two b&w photos of Alfred J. Hooke and Ray Reierson, along with their profiles and platforms. The back page contains two b&w photos of Harry Strom and Gordon Taylor, along with their profiles and platforms. The paper has been folded twice in the middle, and while it shows some wear and tear around the ages, is in generally good condition;

B) 30 x 60 cm full size newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal dating Dec 4, 1968, titled "Socred D-Day: Strom Still man they must beat," taken from the front page of the paper. Article is one of many on the page, and concerns the upcoming election after Premier Manning’s retirement. Article continues on back portion of the page. Front page contains b&w photo on top left side of 5 people with their faces obstructed by political posters of 5 candidates captioned: "Five of the Six Candidates…Mr. Hooke has no campaign literature." Paper has been folded once in the middle, and then twice more, but is in relatively good condition;

C) 20 x 33 cm newspaper clipping titled "Women Behind Each Candidate for Election," taken from the Edmonton Journal, dated March 12, 1963. Article concerns the work of women during the election campaigns, and their effect on those campaigns. Contains two b&w photos: one on the top right of a woman at a table writing notes on a notepad captioned: "Keeps track of thousands - Mrs. Arksey, secretary to Orivs [sic] Kennedy, Social Credit candidate, makes contact with more than 13,000 members of the Alberta Social Credit League, in preparation for the April federal election." The second photo is on the bottom right of the page, showing a woman painting a man’s face, captioned: "A Final Touch - Don Brinton, Liberal candidate for East Edmonton has a touch-up job by Mrs. Michael Powers, a tireless worker in the party’s committee rooms. Mr. Brinton’s larger-than-life size portrait graces the committee rooms’ main window." Clipping is folded once on the bottom, and is in good condition;

D) 18.5 x 24 cm newspaper clipping titled: "Election Forum." Article concerns the opinions of "Glen Cumming, a Social Credit candidate for Calgary-South." An additional article on the page is titled "4 Candidates In Drumheller," and is concerning the speaking of 4 candidates at a meeting in Drumheller. Clipping contains two b&w photos: one in the bottom left corner depicting a man in a suit with glasses, captioned: "Glen Cumming." The other is located on the top right side of the page, depicting two men shown at a table drinking. This is captioned: "Social Credit Leader Robert Thompson has his right hand bandaged at an election luncheon in Victoria. He injured it in car door while campaigning on Vancouver Island. With him is Dr. Charles Ennals, president of the National Young Social Credit Association." Clipping has a tear up the middle, but is otherwise in good condition;

E) 12.5 x 17 cm clipping titled: "16th Alberta Legislative Assembly," and details the number of candidates elected from each party, as well as the names, constituencies, and political affiliation of candidates who were elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta after the May 23, 1967 election. Clipping appears to have been taken from a magazine of some type, as it is printed on glossy paper. Clipping is in good condition.

PE000823 - Tourism Alberta flyer

  1. Flyer - Tourism Alberta. Single letter-sized sheet promoting tourism to Alberta. There is a portrait of Hon. Ernest C. Manning on the top right corner, and below it a message extolling the virtues of an Albertan lifestyle. The context of this message is the province’s golden jubilee; the Alberta seal is printed on the bottom left area of the document. The back of the sheet contains a photograph depicting two women in ranch attire talking to a young man with a horse, under a sign that reads "Alberta Guest Ranch." Below, there is a photograph of a herd of cattle walking through a river or lake. On the bottom of the front page, there is a red handwritten note that reads "1905-1955 50th Anniversary as a province." 

PE000823 - Social Credit candidate Harry Strom’s political campaign poster

  1. Social Credit candidate Harry Strom’s political campaign poster. The poster prominently features a colour portrait of Harry Strom, where the subject is surrounded by presumably identifiably Canadian imagery such as the Alberta seal, hockey players, grain elevators and other farm items, cattle, the wild rose, bison, and a representation of an Aboriginal figure as well as one of an RCMP official. The caption below it reads "Harry Strom; A New Kind of Leader." On the back side there are 6 black/white photographs of Strom in various settings: with his family, horseback riding, partaking in a meeting, with his wife and children, walking, and a shot of a supporting crowd. The captions provide a background narrative to the images. There is a handwritten note on top right corner that reads "A doctor son of Harry Strom operated on Graydon Arksey at the Royal Alex Hopital (sic) Edmonton May 1976." Published by the Alberta Social Credit League.

PE000823 - Ernest Manning biography written by Tony Cashman

  1. Biography of Ernest Manning, written by Tony Cashman. The cover shows a heavy-lined, sketched portrait of the subject; the credit is given to Garry LaRue and the date ‘58 is recorded with the artist’s name. The biography narrates Manning’s early life and his ascension to premier in 1935. This narrative also provides a perspective on Manning’s personality, lifestyle, and ideology. Booklet includes four black/white photographs of Manning in his leisure time. The biography is typed in green fonts; the back cover advises readers to contact the Alberta Social Credit League for additional copies. 

PE000823 - Obituaries for members of the Social Credit Party

  1. Obituaries: Newspaper clippings of obituaries pertaining to following members of the Social Credit Party. Additional clippings are identified as appropriate:
  • Joseph Unwin (1892-1987),
  • Floyd Milton Baker (1891-1986),
  • Clinton Keith French (1907-1987) (brief journal column),
  • Lou W. Heard (1909-1987),
  • Arthur J. Davies,
  • James Joseph Rafferty,
  • Robin Daniel Jorgenson (1905-1987),
  • Percy Griffith Davies (1913-1992) (a handwritten note reads Art’s brother),
  • Sylvester (Sal) Holowach (1921- 1992) (handwritten note reads Sal worked with Olaf Johanson, was at Lorna + Ole’s wedding anniversary)
  • Gustave Querengesser (1900-1986),
  • Cornelea Railey Wood (1892-1985) (short journal column),
  • Edgar Gerhart (1923-1992),
  • Alf Hooke (1905-1992) (short journal column),
  • Ray Thomas (short journal column),
  • Ambrose Holowach (1914-1993)(handwritten note reads "Edith ran his committee room"),
  • Eric George Lingnau (d. 1986) (funeral pamphlets),
  • William Ure (1913-2001),
  • Margaret Frieda Gerhart,
  • Partick Russell (1919-1995),
  • Lucien Maynard (1908-1996) (opinion column, and brief column written by Maynard),
  • John Hook Campbell (d.1969) (handwritten note reads "John used to work with us on the Socred registration table. Great friend of Mom’s-used to come for lunch at Geo and Elsie Mow’s ‘Lotus Gardens’. Used to tease Irene Gibsen (Mr. Hooke’s secretary)"),
  • Ethel Hattersley (d. 1962),
  • duplicate obituary for Ethel Hattersley,
  • Mike Maccagno (1914-2000).

PE000823 - Edith Arksey documents

  1. Documents pertaining to Edith Arksey:

A) Two-page draft of the Edith Arksey’s curriculum vitae; includes a number of handwritten notes throughout.

B) undated, 36 x 21.5cm, two-page document titled Resolutions. The purpose of the document is presumably to encourage the allocation of time to “the consideration of resolutions,” and it includes guidelines for their drafting. A handwritten note on the top right corner reads "For W.A. [illegible]; - By Edith Arksey Sec Treas SC League."

C) two-page letter-sized photocopy of biographical draft for H.E. Nichols. Document has a number of notations throughout.

D) Compilation of six letters from Cecil Clyma to Edith Arksey from 1961 to 1965. Contents include personal and professional discussions.

D) Single letter exchange between Jack McIntosh and Edith Arksey where they discuss and solve a payment discrepancy (April-May 1958) Envelope enclosed.

E) Christmas card to Edith Arksey from Jack McIntosh with handwritten personal message.

PE000823 - Frank Parker and Mary S. Parker documents

  1. Documents pertaining to Frank Parker and Mary S. Parker:

A) Invitation cards for the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta for the following events:

  • Opening Ceremony (1957, 1960, 1961, 1962),
  • Speaker’s Gallery (1957), and
  • Reception (1957, 1961).
    Invitation cards are 12.7 x 10 cm and have the Alberta seal centred at the top. The guests’ names are filled in using cursive handwriting. Documents are in good condition but have yellowed overall and the ink has slightly faded.

B) Letter sized document presented to Mr. Frank Parker acknowledging the last social function held in the Social Credit Hall prior to the erection of new headquarters. Document has the Alberta Social Credit League seal prominently displayed on the top centre, with the captions “Security with Freedom,” “Alberta Leads the Way,” and contact information for the head office. It is folded halfway down the middle, then into a triptych. Document is in good condition but has yellowed with time.

PE000823 - Orvis Kennedy documents

1. Documents pertaining to Orvis Kennedy:

A) undated newspaper clipping of a 22.5 x 13 cm photograph of Orvis Kennedy standing at a podium behind a ballot counter. The caption reads "Tense Moment Between Ballots."

B) undated Edmonton Journal clipping; headline reads "Tough, folksy ‘backroom boy’ retains role with Socreds." Story written by Bob Bell; it describes then league president Mr. Kennedy’s changing role with the Social Credit Party. Story includes an uncredited photograph of the subject.

C) undated newspaper clipping; headline reads "Hustling Party Organizer in Cross-Country Race." Story describes Mr. Kennedy’s core role with the Social Credit Party; includes a portrait of the subject with the caption "Man in a Hurry."

D) holiday greeting card with a green cover that opens to a colour portrait of Orvis and Gladys Kennedy. Two notes handwritten in blue read "Eph 3:20" and "Loving by, Orvis & Gladys."

E) holiday greeting card with a colour photograph of Orvis and Mary Kennedy on the cover. Handwritten message inside the card reads "Very best wishes to you both; Orvis and Mary."

F) newspaper clipping [Edmonton Journal] dated Thursday, February 7, 1997; headline reads "South Side Merchant Social Credit Nominee." Story outlines food merchants win at the Social Credit nomination for the federal constituency of Edmonton-Strathcona and includes a photograph of Mr. Kennedy (national organizer and president of the Alberta Social Credit League) congratulating Sydney H. Thompson.

G) Edmonton Journal newsprint cover page dated Sept 6, 1972. Includes story on Orvis Kennedy’s retirement and a portrait of the subject.

H) obituary for Gladys Kennedy (1919-Nov 23 1995).

I) obituary for Orvis Kennedy (1908-1997).

J) undated Edmonton Journal column on the death and legacy of Orvis Kennedy. Includes a photograph of the subject with the caption "Kennedy was the organizational czar of the party from 1940 to the 1960s."

PE000844 - Notepad used by the Department of the Provincial Secretary – Amusements Tax Branch - Natural Resource Building in Alberta

Notepad with an orange background and blank space for writing. To the left is a yellow outline of the province of Alberta, with a cityscape within in. Below this is the province’s crest. On it, it states: From the Province of Alberta TO:, and below the writing space it indicates: Department of the Provincial Secretary –Amusements Tax Branch-Natural Resource Building-Edmonton, Alta. 

PE004834 - Poster for Public Auction in the Supreme Court of the North-West Territories Judicial District of Eastern Assiniboia

Poster reads: "Public Auction in the Supreme Court of the North-West Territories Judicial District of Eastern Assiniboia, Between David Greig, (Plaintiff), and William Grieg, (or Greigg), (Defendant)…I shall offer for sale by Public Auction, at my office in the Court House, in the Town of Moosomin, [SK] on Saturday, the 10th day of August, A.D. 1901, AT THE HOUR OF Twelve O’clock noon, the South-east Quarter of Section Fourteen )14), in Township Fifteen (15), in Range Thirty (3), West of the First Meridian, in the North-West Territories." Bears two stamps on the back side from the Supreme Court of East Assiniboia, and the Supreme Court of the N.W.T. The former from April 1901, the latter from October 1901.

PE004768 - Geological survey of the Twin Dome Area, Alberta

Geological survey of the Twin Dome Area, Alberta prepared by the Department of Mines and Resources, Ottawa, in May 1939.  Someone has written “Conrad O Hare” in pen across the top of the first page and “Twin Dome” in pencil on the back page.  The survey investigates the possible presence of oil. 

PE004744 - “Instructions for Trappers, The Frost Drying Method of Preparing Beaver Pelts” booklet

A booklet of “Instructions for Trappers, The Frost Drying Method of Preparing Beaver Pelts.” Published by the Department of Lands and Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division, of the Government of the Province of Alberta. Contains four (4) pages of written instructions and four (4) pages of photographed examples.  The textured gray paper of the cover is bound to the booklet by two staples. 

PE004736 - “A Plan to Reduce Wheat Acreage and Make More Money Available for Necessary War Supplies”  

Pamphlet titled “A Plan to Reduce Wheat Acreage and Make More Money Available for Necessary War Supplies.”  Printed for the Honourable J. G. Gardiner, Minister of Agriculture, in Ottawa by Edmond Cloutier, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty. This pamphlet explains that due to the bumper wheat crops of 1939 and 1940, and the costs associated with maintaining wheat reserves in excess of predicted need, the Canadian government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, will pay wheat farmers to reduce wheat acreage for the 1941 growing season.  This policy is described as a temporary measure.  Several example calculations are given to illustrate the compensation scheme.

PE004731 - Letter regarding the Oil and Gas Royalties Dividend Act for the citizens of Alberta.

This letter is printed on cream legal-size paper watermarked with the provincial crest.  It explains that permanent residents of Alberta over twenty-one (21) with Canadian or British citizenship are eligible for a payment of $17.50 for the year 1958.  Printing was done by L. S. Wall, “Printer to the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty” in Edmonton, AB.

PE000977 - "V.D. Views, Vol. 1, May-June 1945, Nos. 6-7" 

Magazine titled "V.D. Views, Vol. 1, May-June 1945, Nos. 6-7." Discusses matters pertaining to the education, prevention and treatment of V.D. in Canada. Articles include: 

  • Alberta Marriage Law Amended;
  • Montreal Combats V.D.;
  • Dominion Council Urges Better Reporting;
  • Educating with Comics;
  • D.A.R. Peyman Education Head. 

Back page contains publishing information: "'V.D. Views' publishes monthly by the Department of National Health and Welfare Division of V.D. Control 313 Daly Annex Ottawa, Canada."

PE000957 - "Wanted Dead or Alive" forest fire prevention poster

Poster from the Province of Alberta regarding forest fire prevention in Alberta. Poster background is white with a red border. Contains two drawings depicting a burnt forest and a thriving forest. Poster is titled: "Wanted Dead or Alive." Bottom of the poster notes: "Issued by Department of Lands and Mines - Alberta Forest Service - Government of the Province of Alberta."

PE000956 - "Boys’ & Girls’ Livestock & Field Crop Clubs Club Secretary’s Record Book issued by the Production Service Department of Agriculture Ottawa, Canada."

Booklet title reads: "Boys’ & Girls’ Livestock & Field Crop Clubs Club Secretary’s Record Book Issued by the Production Service Department of Agriculture Ottawa, Canada."  Contains the Canadian crest at the top. Booklet details the minutes of the monthly meetings and a financial statement.

PE000946 - "L’Ouest Canadien: Canada, le nouveau chez soi" (translated: Western Canada: Canada , the new home).

Magazine titled: "L’Ouest Canadien: Canada, le nouveau chez soi/ publié par ordre de l’Hon. James A. Robb, Ministre de l’Immigration et de la Colonization." (translated: Western Canadian: Canada , the new home / published by order of the Hon. James A. Robb, Minister of Immigration and Colonization). Front cover contains a drawing of a man on horseback with a female child sitting in front of him. In the background is a prairie scene with cattle and additional mounted men. Magazine is 24 pages in length and includes illustrations, and one large map. Magazine also issued in English under the title: "Canada West: Canada, the New Homeland." Both versions issued by the Dept. of the Interior. 

PE004871 - “Don’t Take Chances with Communicable Diseases” Pamphlet

Pamphlet promoting prevention of communicable diseases. It contains information on the nature of germs, causes for disease, and preventative methods. It also includes a chart of the most prevalent communicable diseases and their signs, symptoms, sources of infection, and signs to seek in order to assess when it is safe to return to school. Created by the Department of Health and Public Welfare, Province of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

PE000706 - “Terres et Agriculture en Alberta: renseignements véridiques et précis sur les ressources de la nouvelle province d’Alberta”

Booklet created by La Province d’Alberta Bureau de Publicité, entitled “Terres et Agriculture en Alberta: renseignements véridiques et précis sur les ressources de la nouvelle province d’Alberta.” Translated "Lands and Agriculture in Alberta: truthful and accurate information on the resources of the new province of Alberta." Bound with string, bottom right corner of front cover missing, paper cover beginning to crack along binding.  Inner pages in good condition.

PE000430 - “Pale Western Cutworm in 1941” Report

Two page report titled “Pale Western Cutworm in 1941,” dated August 5, 1940. Report delimits the areas in Alberta and Saskatchewan most likely affected by an infestation of pale western cutworms and explains how to avoid and treat infestations. Created by (Science Service News) Press and Publicity, Publicity and Extension Division, Department of Agriculture, Canada.

PE004980 - "Twelve Days with the Indians, May 14-May 26, 1885: Being his experience in Poundmaker's camp During the Rebellion of 1885"

Booklet entitled “Twelve Days with the Indians, May 14-May 26, 1885: Being his experience in Poundmaker's camp During the Rebellion of 1885,” written by Neil Brodie. Printed at the Saskatchewan Herald, 1932. Peel Number 1349. Photograph (undated) of Brodie’s gravestone is included with the booklet; gravestone is dated 1860-1935.

Brodie, Neil

PE004877 - Diary of Mrs. O.R. Olson; 1955-1959

Diary of Mrs. O.R. Olson (1955-1959). Each page corresponds to a day and is divided in five sections, one for each year. Content includes details on the weather, daily routines, household chores, social events, and other aspects of farm life from a farmwoman’s perspective.

Olson, Mrs. O.R.

PE004876 - Diary of Mrs. O.R. Olson; 1947-1949

Diary of Mrs. O.R. Olson (1947-1949). The cover has Daily Universal Diary printing on it. The first page has been ripped off. Each page corresponds to a day, and the writer has divided each page into three sections so that she may use this diary for three years, although her entries for the final year (1949) are very few (she began a new diary shortly after the first few days of 1949). The handwriting is in cursive generally legible. The content describes the weather, daily routines, and events such as social visits, deaths, etc. The latter entries are comprised of a few financial records, addresses, notes, to-do lists.

Olson, Mrs. O.R.

PE004874 - Diary of Mrs. O.R. Olson; Jan. 1944 - Dec. 1946

Diary of Mrs. O.R. Olson. Contains a calendar, a list of holidays and sections for memoranda, financial bookkeeping, addresses, and telephone numbers, all of which the writer has filled with written notes, remedies, entries, and reminders. Each listed day has been divided in three sections by the writer so that she may use this diary for three years. Handwriting is small, in cursive, and legible. Content mostly includes descriptions of weather and daily activities (visits, dinner, household tasks).

Olson, Mrs. O.R.

PE004781 - Note to Mr. T.L. “Tommy” Robertson, Boy Scout Headquarters

Note addressed to Mr. T.L. “Tommy” Robertson, Boy Scout Headquarters, 42456 or 83504 Ave. Letter is divided into 5 sections, each dealing with slightly different issues. The first section talks about the number of copies needed for Campcraft & Handicraft, the second mentions an unnamed person not receiving booklets, the third refers to the opinion of Mr. Robertson, the fourth regards changes to a section, and the fifth mentions adding the topic of fencing and contacting the Toedol Fencing & Archery Club. It is signed by a Mrs. Mathews.

PE004722 - Western-themed Christmas Card from Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Hartnett

Printed yellow paper Christmas card from Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Hartnett.  Printed in black ink, the cover features a reproduction of “Roaring Western Frolic,” a Western-themed artwork.  Interior caption explains the reproduction is from the original 17” x 38” picture done in 1916 by Edward Borein, part of a group of six (6) owned by Mr. & Mrs. Hartnett.  “Wishing you the Warmest of Season’s Greetings / A Meaningful Christmas, and a / Prosperous New Year . . .” Interior greeting is printed in black ink.

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