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PE004684 - Breakfast menu for the Royal George Hotel Café

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

PE004737 - Menu program for the first dinner in the new Corona Hotel

Souvenir program of the first dinner served in the new Corona Hotel.  The program is bound with a yellow ribbon tied through two holes punched through the textured card stock cover and the single interior sheet of paper.  Printed by Douglas Printing Co., Ltd. in Edmonton, AB.  The dinner menu for the evening included dishes such as pigeon printaniere style, saute of frog legs a la Marengo, and milk-fed chicken with bread sauce.  A list of hotel rates is also included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PE004945 - McDermid Studios calendar

Colour calendar from McDermid Studios. Calendar is rolled into a scroll and has a firm crease about a third of the way up the poster. Images show various scenes from Edmonton:

  • January/February: 101 St. and Jasper Ave. Site of the new Royal Bank Building,
  • March/April: Buildings on Old Fort Edmonton Site
  • May/June: Old CNR Station Corner 101st St. and 104th Ave.,
  • July/August: City of Edmonton,
  • September/October: Old City Market,
  • November/December: Jasper Ave Looking West from 99th St.

McDermid Studios

PE004714 - “Strathcona: The Railway, Industrial, Educational Centre of the Province” booklet with a further subtitle of “The Home of Alberta’s University”

Brown construction paper cover printed with “Strathcona, Alberta, Canada” in green ink.  First page bears the title “Strathcona: The Railway, Industrial, Educational Centre of the Province” with a further subtitle of “The Home of Alberta’s University.”  Lists many statistics such as population, the dollar value of public and university buildings under construction, cost of farm implements and lumber, and information about the local climate.  Illustrations are B&W and include a conceptual illustration of the Arts Building of the University of Alberta; photographs of Strathcona schools, industries, banks, business blocks, city hall, some churches, and the C.P.R. depot; a map of the City of Strathcona with added subdivisions; and a photograph from the train tracks looking west down Whyte Ave.

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

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

PE000934 - Advertisement for the Edmonton Exhibition & Pageant

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

PE000920 - Edmonton Ad Club 1913-1914 Year Book

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

PE000778 - Souvenir Album Folder of Western Canada.

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

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

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

PE000980 - 1928 Program for the Northern Alberta Old-Timers’ Association Banquet and Dance

A program for the "Northern Alberta Old-Timers’ Association Banquet and Dance at The MacDonald Edmonton Thursday, January 12, 1928." 

Front cover also contains a small flower drawing, and a poem titled "The Pioneer." Back cover contains a larger b&w photograph of seven (7) men and one (1) woman standing around a bust, with log buildings in the background. It’s captioned: 
"Oliver Bust Committee-Left to Right-K.A. McLeod, Campbell Young, J.E. Reilly, C.C. Batson, Kathleen McLeod, W.J. Carter, Howard Douglas, W.R. West. This bust was erected during his lifetime by the Northern Alberta Pioneers’ and Old-Timers’ Association, July 1, 1927, as a part of Canada’s Jubilee Celebration, and as a mark of their respect for an outstanding Pioneer, Publisher, Statesman, and Friend of Western Canada." 
The interior of the program contains a toast list and a menu for the night.

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

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

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

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

PE004794 - Program for Viggo Kihl Master Classes in Pianoforte Playing Technique and Pedagogy.

Program titled: "The University of Alberta Department of Extension, Fine Arts Division, Presents Viggo Kihl, in Master Classes in Pianoforte Playing Technique and Pedagogy." Below the title is a b&w picture of Viggo Kihl, followed by a short biography. The classes are noted to take place in Edmonton from July 20th to 31st, for a 10 day course, and in Banff, from August 3rd to 14th, for a 10 day course. The interior contains class outlines, the fees for private instruction, general information regarding registration, enrollment, and living accommodation, as well as a blank application. Tucked inside the programme is a handwritten note, addressed to Mr. E. A. Corbett, regarding the registration date for the Viggo Kihl Piano Performance class. Letter is signed by B. Violet Kofeld. The back cover contains press comments.

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

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

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

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

Mathers, C. W.

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

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

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

PE000372 - Artist rendering - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

B&W print, artist’s rendering of proposed development.

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

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

PE000373 - Cityscape Photograph - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

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

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

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

PE000374 - Cityscape print - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

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

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

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

PE000731 - Various scenes from Edmonton, AB

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

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

PE000368 - Drawing 1961 - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

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

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

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

PE000369 - Drawing 1965 - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

Architectural drawing [diazo], scale 1”:100’, titled “The City of Edmonton Civic Centre”, The City Planning Department, Edmonton Alberta, January 1965 (Revised Jul. 27/65, Nov. 12/65).

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

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

PE000375 - Memorandum of Agreement - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

Document titled “Memorandum of Agreement” between The City of Edmonton and Webb and Knapp (Canada), Edmonton Alberta, October 20th, 1961.

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

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

PE000370 - Drawing 1962 - Edmonton Civic Centre Development Project

Architectural drawing [diazo], scale 1”:100’, titled “Edmonton Civic Centre - A Plan Submitted to the city of Edmonton by Webb & Knapp (Canada) Limited”, I.M. Pei & Associates, Architects and Planners, November 1962.

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

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

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

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

PE004817 - Digest of Laws of the City of Edmonton 1935

Booklet titled: "Digest of Laws of the City of Edmonton 1935." Gives information regarding the agreements, charters, by-laws, provincial laws, and provincial regulations affecting the City of Edmonton. Issued by the Bulletin Job Department. There is a stamp on the front cover noting it once belonged to J.A. MacDonald, City Assessor & Tax Collector, City of Edmonton.

PE004818 - Special Report upon 'The City’s Finances and Administration' by C.J.Yorath City Commissioner

Booklet titled: "Special Report upon 'The City’s Finances and Administration' by C.J.Yorath City Commissioner, Edmonton Alberta, August, 1924." Stamp on the front cover notes if was the property of J.A. MacDonald, City Assessor & Tax Collector, City of Edmonton. Includes an index and details the assessment done on the city’s financials and administration. Front cover has two hand-written markings: one is a signature of an A. Templeton, while the other notes it part of the Assessor’s Department. Back cover contains publishing information: The Western Veteran Publishing Co. Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. 

PE000900 - "Civil Defence Survival Instructions for the City of Edmonton" brochure

Title reads: "Civil Defence Survival Instructions for the City of Edmonton." Below this is the logo for the Civil Defence department in Edmonton. Below this logo, it states: "Published by Edmonton Civil Defence Headquarters. Telephone: 880642 or 42891." Back cover gives the postage and permit information, as well as the logo for the Civil Defence department of Canada. Below this is a hand-written note: "GB(?) Williams 10232-Wadhurst Rd Ph 448-4081." The brochure opens on the left to reveal emergency instructions in the event of a war emergency. The interior of the front cover includes the signatures of Wm. Hawrelak and H.D. Davidson. Interior includes a map of the city of Edmonton, along with an emergency route map for the city.

PE000371 - Preliminary Plan for Sir Winston Churchill Square

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

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

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

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

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

PE000409 - McDermid Studios photographs of Edmonton

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

McDermid Studios

PE000720 - Photograph Album of Families in Edmonton, Goose Lake (Alberta), and Battleford (Saskatchewan)

A cardboard photo album. It appears that several prints have fallen out or been removed and that several pages are missing.  Prints depict individuals and families in Edmonton (Alberta), Goose Lake (Alberta), and Battleford (Saskatchewan), as well as a variety of rural locales. Description from dealer lists several surnames for the families in the photos: White, MacDonald, Watson, Black, Higgins, Dessert, Fraser, Weaver, MacFarlane. Most of the prints are warped; back page bears evidence of removed prints.

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

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

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

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

University of Alberta

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

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

PE000983 - Address given by Wm. Aberhart in Edmonton on the 23rd of May, 1935.

Document detailing Aberhart’s speech regarding Social Credit. A handwritten note on the front cover states it to be the property of R. G. Thompson. A note within the booklet states: "A group of 8 or 10 Edmonton citizens hired a court reporter to take down verbatim Mr. Aberhart’s speech given in the Edmonton arena, May 23rd, 1935. Only approximately 15 copies were made. This is one of the original copies." Dated November, 1962 and signed (signature illegible).

Aberhart, William

PE004734 - Program for the annual HBC family picnic in Edmonton

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

PE000823 - Event Pamphlet - Edmonton Social Credit Women

  1. Event Pamphlet - Edmonton Social Credit Women. Document presents an event titled “Stars in Time” and is dated October 17th, 1966. Cover explains that this is a pantomime to commemorate the 50th anniversary of women’s vote in Alberta, and the publication credit appears to be given to The Edmonton Social Credit Women. The patronesses listed are Mrs. E.C. Manning, Hon. Ethel Wilson, and Mrs. Wilkinson. The program is listed inside the document, along with the names of the committee heads, and a list of Alberta’s five famous women and women M.L.As from 1916-1966. 

PE000935 - Program for morning worship at Robertson Church in Edmonton

Program for morning worship at Robertson Church in Edmonton, dated August 1957. Front cover contains a b&w photograph of the church with the title: The United Church of Canada - Robertson Church.  It then lists the address of the church, the times of Sunday worship, as well as the church staff. The interior contains the program for morning worship, announcements, pulpit arrangements for August, and the list of hymns. The back cover contains information regarding the pastoral ministry, including pastoral care, church directory and calendar, regular meetings schedule, parking, and the minister’s hour.

PE004677 - Commercial Café Menu in Edmonton, AB

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

PE000843 - Notepad used by the Board of Censors - Natural Resources Building in Alberta

Notepad with cardboard backing. Border is in dark purple, with a blank white space in middle for writing. Left-hand side contains Alberta rose and Provincial crest. To the right of this is a drawing of the legislature building. Within the writing area it states: From the Province of Alberta TO:.  At the bottom of this space it notes: Board of Censors-Natural Resources Building-Edmonton-Alberta

PE000215 - Don Ross Canadian National Railways field engineer work diaries - 1960-1967 agendas, field book

Bound agendas for the years 1960 -1967, and field book. Daily entries detail schedule, meetings, notes, weather conditions, contacts, etc. for Don Ross, field engineer for Canadian National Railways based out of Edmonton, Alberta --includes invoices, business cards, newspaper clippings interleaved throughout. Field book titled ‘Preliminary site survey - microwave’ features index to notes and hand-drawn diagrams of various survey sites. 

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

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

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