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Correspondence, 7 September 18[58]

Personal correspondence from Alexander McDonald at Little Whale River to his brother Allan McDonald at St. Andrews, C. E [Canada East?].

The letter notes the state of the recipient's livestock, relays news about family and other personal matters, and comments on unsettled debts.

Correspondence, 23 March 18[52]

Private correspondence from an unknown sender to an unknown recipient at Fort Garry.

The letter describes exchanges of goods and letters with other Hudson's Bay Company posts. It also notes the movement of livestock to Red River, news about women named Mrs MacChristie and Mrs Campbell, the storage of a Catholic Bishop's piano, and medical needs. A man named Mr Lockhart is also mentioned.

PE001100 - Brooks Aniline Works Ltd. Fertilizer Advertisements

Advertisement for the products of the Brooks Aniline Works Ltd., in particular the ‘Bone Ash’ fertilizer, and the ‘Lime-O-Lean’ seed treatment. The booklet takes the form of a first-hand lecture or narrative on the benefits of Brooks’ products to the average farmer, while the single sheet is a more conventional promotion, bearing instructions for using the company’s products.

PE001084 - Untitled Photo Album – Qu’Appelle content

Photo album depicting a wide variety of scenes and locales, though subjects often appear to be affiliated with the Anglican Church. No annotations or identifying marks are supplied outside of the images themselves. Of particular note for the Prairie ephemera collection are the images, enclosed loosely, of vehicles of the Sunday School Mission in Qu’Appelle diocese, Saskatchewan. Other photographs depict St. Christopher’s College in Blackheath, London, a women’s training institution for church work.

PE001060 - Saskatchewan Ku Klux Klan Membership Ledger, and associated artifacts

The duotang contains an unused pages Ku Klux Klan membership ledger; at least one page appears to have been torn out. The first page contains a summary membership register, while following pages contain more detailed, individual membership forms, divided alphabetically by tabbed dividers. Each individual form contains field for name, address, account and ‘klavern’ numbers, induction and expulsion information, dates of birth and death, and a ledger to track financial transactions.

The imprint on the stamp reads: “Knights of the Ku Klux Klan • Invisible Empire” “Craik Klan No. 77 Craik, Sask.”

[lake and landscape]

colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print, aerial photograph of lake and landscape, caption reads "CH Dickins, Typical northern scene on edge of tree line, no neg."

PE001217 - Where to Go – and What to Do While Visiting Calgary

Advertising brochure, issued by the Tea Kettle Inn of Calgary, Alberta, which promotes Calgary as a tourist destination. The brochure includes background on Calgary in general, and detail on particular tourist attractions in the city. A substantial portion of the item, however, concentrates on promoting the Tea Kettle Inn specifically to tourists, including a photo of the Inn’s kitchen and an illustration of the business’ exterior.

PE001220 - The Canadian Rockies

Promotional booklet on the Canadian Rockies and Jasper, released by Canadian National Railways. The bulk of the booklet provides background and description of major landmarks in the Rockies from the point of view of the prospective tourist, with the remainder of the text being devoted to describing tourist accommodations along the CNR line through the mountains. Also included are a list of available gold courses, an advertisement for Canadian National Railways Hotels, and a list of worldwide agency representatives for the company. Amongst the photographs and illustrations contained in the booklet, depicting area landmarks and accommodations, are color paintings by Emily Carr.

PE001224 - Maligne Lake

Promotional booklet which illustrates the Maligne lake region, located in Jasper National Park, south of Jasper. Includes text extolling the natural beauty of the area, and a number of color illustrations of the lake environs. Additionally included is a map of the area, showing the position of the lake relative to Jasper and nearby highways.

PE001147 - Elite Cafe Menu

Menu for the Elite Cafe in Banff, Alberta. In addition to food items, the menu also contains a selection of fountain ice cream and soft drink items on the reverse. Some items and prices have been added in either pencil handwriting, or as typed text.

PE001263 - Saskatoon Rodeo Poster

Poster advertising ‘Saskatchewan’s Greatest Rodeo’, to be held at the exhibition grounds in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The poster includes two photographs, taken from the Calgary Stampede, depicting horseback riding and wagon events.

Newspapers Le Franco Albertain fonds

  • UAA-2019-048
  • Fonds
  • [19–?] -

Fonds contient plusieurs journaux Le Franco depuis plusieurs années.

Fonds consists of several journals Le France dating back several years.

Le Franco Albertain

[Series of 4 Resolution Island Aerial prints]

[Series of 4 Resolution Island Aerial prints]:
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print, aerial photograph of Resolution Island, depicting snow-covered landscape and airstrip [circled], caption reads "Airstrip at Resolution Is., viewed downhill from the west. Road on the right leads to the Module", date on verso Feb 1961
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print, aerial photograph of Resolution Island, depicting snow-covered landscape and coastline as well as 'module' and airstrip [circled], caption reads "Resolution Is. Module and Airstrip (circled), viewed from the east."
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print, aerial photograph of Resolution Island, depicting snow-covered landscape and airstrip, caption reads "Airstrip viewed to the west, (uphill), during an approach from the east."
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print, aerial photograph of Resolution Island, depicting snow-covered landscape, airstrip [marked 1300 ft in length], caption reads "Airstrip at Resolution Is. From the North Road on south end leads up to the Module."

"EPA Forest fire, Resolution Island, Sandy Lake Nfld, Book Material"

Yellow Kodak 'your colour prints' envelope labelled "EPA Forest fire, Resolution Island, Sandy Lake Nfld, Book Material", containing:
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print of two floatplanes near a rocky shore, with caption "Sandy Lake Newfoundland"
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print, aerial shot of forest fire along coastline, with caption "Forest fire, Typical"
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print, aerial shot of radar facility on rocky, snow-covered terrain, with caption "Resolution Island Radar station, 1300ft strip"
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print of facility as above from different angle showing sea in background, with caption "Resolution Island, D.E.W. Base radar, 1300ft landing strip"

"CHD & Constance, Constance dupl. S.I. Card, CHD Duplicate of S.I. Card, CHD Cert. Of Confirmation, Note of plot # Edm cemetery where mother & father buried"

Small envelope labelled "CHD & Constance, Constance dupl. S.I. Card, CHD Duplicate of S.I. Card, CHD Cert. Of Confirmation, Note of plot # Edm cemetery where mother & father buried", contains:
Folded note with typed text "Edmonton Cemetry [sic]. Grave 9. Sub Sec. 1. or I. Block 48." and handwritten "Ambrose Dickins, Jessie Dickins, Father & mother of Punch Dickins"

[thirteen empty envelopes]

13 empty envelopes, previously used by Dickins to house photographs and other materials - writing on envelopes may provide additional information on items housed elsewhere:
"negs & prints Collingwood children with Dorothy Collingwood (cousin) 1918 Putney - London Eng"
"McK. Riv District Prints - Mis Winter to sort, Keep"
"C.H.D. personal - photos Cdn P.&.W. group at Greenfield Village near Detroit. Ford Motor Co. hosts - 1938, Wop May, Hollick Kenyon"
"Prints, People and Family - Parents - etc. 1916 to 1936 Keep"
"Winter, McKenzie [sic] River, First flight north to Resolution - Simpson - aircraft & prop damage at Ft Resolution on southbound flight from Simpson, Jan 1929"
"Grt Bear Lake, July 1980 & 1930"
"McKenzie [sic] River, Prints of Aklavik - 1929, Ft Smith 1927, Ft. Providence - 1929, & at McMurray Jan/29. First flight to Simpson, Resolution etc, Prop damage etc. 1929. Parmenter, [Lundy?], Reilly, Dickins Jan 1929"
"Great Bear Lake, etc, Eldorado prints & McKenzie [sic] River"
"Prints, McKenzie [sic] River, First flights Summer 1929, Aklavik etc."
"Negatives, McKenzie [sic] River & Bear Lake etc. 1929-30, 1928 McAlpine trip, Coppermine, Aklavik etc Keep"
"Various North Prints, Wasson, Simmonds, etc. Coppermine & Eldorado"
"Mostly McKenzie [sic] River & Northern Canada Keep, Book material"
"Negatives, McKenzie [sic] River, Gt Bear Lake & North, Keep"

PE001216 - The MacDonald Advertisement

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

PE001223 - Lake Louise Bungalow Camp

Promotional brochure for the Lake Louise Bungalow Camp. Contains descriptions of the area, and of available accommodations and amenities at the camp, as well as a map that indicates the location of the camp in relation to nearby highways. Photographs within depict either scenes in the camp, or images of the surrounding scenery.

PE001310 - Hudson’s Bay Fur and Hunting Advertisements

Advertising material produced by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), broadly relating to the Canadian fur trade in the 20th Century. The advertisements are directed at trappers, featuring either promotions of goods and supplies offered by the HBC, or promoting the HBC as a purchaser of pelts. These materials include:

  • Flyers and brochures advertising firearms, traps and wilderness supplies
  • Advertising material reporting on trends in the fur market, and emphasizing the high prices, good service and favorable terms offered by the HBC for pelts.
  • A coupon for entry into a prize draw; the coupon was meant to be enclosed with a fur shipment to the HBC.

PE001320 - Totem Auto-Craftsmen Ltd. Flyer

Advertisement for investment in the Totem Auto-Craftsmen company, promoting the purchase of shares in the company. On the reverse, there is a coupon form to be cut away, allowing the sender to enter into a contest, based on an accompanying number puzzle above.

PE001297 - Pay-Off 70-71

Advertising brochure from the HBC, which contains a catalogue of items intended for fur trappers, including traps, as well as general utility items such as snowshoes and knives.

PE001307 - Little Bros Announcement booklet

Booklet issued by Little Bros. Fur Sales, Ltd., detailing changes made in the business model of the company. The company had decided to sell its wares in conjunction with the Settle Fur Exchange, a move that involved a change of address and name. The booklet argues that this move will benefit fur shippers.

PE001135 - Jimmie’s Restaurant Menus

Various menus from the restaurant ‘Jimmie’s’, comprising:

  • The fountain menu, carrying mostly sundae and ice cream soda options
  • ‘Menu a la Carte’, carrying entrée, appetizers and beverages
  • The breakfast menu, carrying breakfast dishes and beverages.
  • A daily specials menu, carrying entrée options.
  • A single page overall restaurant menu

The first three menus in the above list are illustrated with line drawings of sportsmen in various sporting activities, and bear a photograph of the interior of the restaurant on the back. The single-sheet menus are relatively unadorned.

UAA 2019-021

  • Accession
  • [19-]

Accession consists of audio cassettes containing the proceedings from Mega Projects. Tapes include Don Stanley, Ted Coartrage, Vic Henning, Stan Roberts and Alex Mair.

Théâtre français d'Edmonton fonds

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

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

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

Théâtre Français d'Edmonton

[oversize aerial photographs]

Two aerial photographs mounted together on a 31 cm x 41 cm canvas board
Photocopy of part of a map, with an area marked and handwritten "area of Slave River covered by enclosed photos"

PE001331 - “The Magic Key” Imperial Oil Brochure

Informational and promotional brochure, issued by Imperial Oil, which details the process of oil refining, as well as research efforts by Imperial Oil, and the efficiency of Imperial Oil’s Canadian refineries. When folded out, the reverse side of the brochure displays a flow chart illustration of the refining process, showing the process from the wellhead to the end consumer.

PE001276 - Join the Big Parade

Advertising document from the HBC, which promotes the reader to take up trapping in 'their spare time', and to sell the resulting pelts to the HBC. The flyer include a list of radio play times for the HBC-sponsored Eddy Arnold on Prairie radio stations.

PE001283 - Fur Animals and Fur Skins

An informational booklet supplied by HBC, and meant as an introductory text for novice fur trappers. The booklet provides information on the preparation of skins, as well as commentary on the relative values of different skin types for a variety of animals. The back of the booklet contains promotional material and photographs on the HBC as a whole.

Gamila Morcos fonds

  • UAA-2019-026
  • Fonds
  • [19–?] -

Fonds contient des documents biographiques au sujet d'artistes et d'auteurs qui ont été traités dans le Dictionnaire des artistes et des auteurs francophones de l'Ouest canadien. Certains n'ont pas été inclus dans le Dictionnaire. Ils sont organisé en ordre alphabétique par nom de famille. Il ya plusieurs dossier de documents divers qui incluent des artistes et auteurs, des coordonnées, de la correspondence, des inventaires, des manuscripts, et des chapitres de cahier. Plusieurs de ceux-ci sont relié à Georges Bugnet et sa collection.

Fonds consists of biographical documents related to artists and authors that were included in the Dictionnaire des artists et des auteurs francophones de l'Ouest canadien. Certain ones were not included in the Dictionnaire. They are organized in alphabetical order by family name. There are several folders of diverse documents that include artists and authors, coordinates, correspondance, inventories, manuscripts, and notebook chapters. Several of these are related to Georges Bugnet and his collection.

Morcos, Gamila

PE001219 - Canadian Rockies Jasper and the Triangle Tour

Promotional booklet on the Canadian Rockies and Jasper, released by Canadian National Railways. The bulk of the booklet provides background and description of major landmarks in the Rockies from the point of view of the prospective tourist, with the remainder of the text being devoted to describing tourist accommodations along the CNR line through the mountains. Also included are a list of available gold courses, an advertisement for Canadian National Railways Hotels, and a list of worldwide agency representatives for the company. Amongst the photographs and illustrations contained in the booklet, depicting area landmarks and accommodations, is a color painting by Emily Carr.

PE001322 - Totem Auto-Craftsmen Ltd. Contest Advertisement

Advertising material which highlights promotion contests conducted by Totem Auto-Craftsmen Ltd. At least two contests are advertised in the item: one involving the estimation of the number of wheat grains in a jar, and another based on an included number puzzle. The contests are meant to solicit investment in company stock, as entry in either contest requires the entrant to make an investment in order to be entered into the contest.

PE001285 - Fur Purchasing Agency Letter

An advertising letter from the HBC fur purchasing agency, on HBC letterhead, which encourages the reader to sell their pelts to the Company. Additionally included, in the English language only, is a fur shipping tag, as well as a postal envelope addressed to M. Alphonse Marsolais.

PE001258 - Hudson’s Bay Company Information Booklet

Promotional and informational booklet issued by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Included within are an explanation of the company’s coat of arms, a brief history of the company, including detail on some current exhibits on display there, and a brief listing of the company’s current property holdings. Included alongside the text are several photographs of Lower Fort Garry and the Old Fort Garry gate, as well as an illustration and a map of Lower Fort Garry.

"Post cards, Barren land Musk Ox & wolves. Indians, Eskimos, McK sic] Riv, Schooner in ice, Hay River Falls etc"

Envelope labelled "Post cards, Barren land Musk Ox & wolves. Indians, Eskimos, McK sic] Riv, Schooner in ice, Hay River Falls etc", contains:
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting men with dog team and sled, caption reads "H. M. ROYAL MAIL CROSSING. Great Slave Lake, Mackenzie district, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard, portrait of Aboriginal family in front of a dwelling, caption reads "Indian Family, Great Slave Lake, Mackenzie district, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting dog team pulling a plow as children look on, caption reads "Farming at Great Slave Lake, Mackenzie district, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard, group portrait of Aboriginal people outside of a tent, caption reads "Eskimos of Mackenzie River, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 14 cm x 9 cm postcard, portrait of a shirtless Aboriginal man, caption reads "Eskimo of Mackenzie district, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting ice floes, caption reads "Break-up of the ice at Great Slave Lake, Mackenzie district, Canada.", no message
colour ; 15 cm x 11 cm postcard of a church building in the snow, caption reads "Canadian North - Hay River's Anglican church sparkles in the glow of dusk colours.", message reads "The church in the old Indian Village, still stands"
colour ; 11 cm x 15 cm postcard, aerial photograph of mining facility, caption on front reads "Open Pit Mine, Pine Point, Northwest Territories, Canada", caption on reverse reads "Pine Point, N.W.T. Pine Point is situated on the southern shores of Great Slave Lake. Here is located the largest open pit mine in North America, operated by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company ("Cominco")", message reads "This does not show the open pits, of which there is now 36, covering about 10 acres each and up to 200 feet deep, they are connected by a road system of a total 36 miles, built to carry truck loads of 150 Tons each at 50 mile [sic] per hour. - no other traffic is allowed on these roads, crossings have gates like Railways in citys [sic]. The town of Pine Point, is 2 miles from the consentrator [sic] shown, Great Slave Lake, extreem [sic] top of picture is about 9 miles away, note the drainage of mill waste to-wards lake. Mill handles about 10,000 tons a day"
colour ; 11 cm x 15 cm postcard depicting 4 separate scenes of buildings, river banks, and aerial photograph, caption on reverse reads "Hay River, N.W.T. - Showing residential area along the Hay River the high rise apartments, the old original town with the N.T.C.L. facilities and the local school. The first building in Hay River was the Hudson Bay Post in 1868, other buildings followed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the air strip in 1942 and the MacKenzie Highway was completed in 1949, followed by the Slave Lake Railway in 1964. Population approximately 3000.", no message
colour ; 11 cm x 15 cm postcard, stylized picture of Muskox facing off against two Arctic Wolves with snow-covered landscape in background, caption on reverse reads "Arctic White Wolves stalk a group of Musk Oxe high in the Arctic", message reads "good barren land shot of Muskox & Wolfs [sic]."
colour ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting a waterfall, caption reads ""Lady Evelyn Falls" located at mile 53 on the Yellow Knife Highway in the Northwest Territories.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard of Aboriginal people at camp, caption reads "Loucheux Indians, Lower Mackenzie River, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting person ice fishing, caption reads "Winter-fishing at Great Slave Lake, Mackenzie district, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting polar bear and cubs swimming, no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting Aboriginal women working hides on a frame, caption reads "Dressing moose-hide, Mackenzie River Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting cliff faces at a shoreline, caption reads "The Ramparts, Mackenzie River, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting 3-masted ship with dog teams and sleds in the foreground, no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting a 3-masted ship amongst ice, no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting 3-masted ship next to settlement, landscape dominates shot, no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting decaying timbers used in some construction, no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting several boats/ships at dock, no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting man standing next to tent on the shoreline, caption reads "Gull Lake, Lower Mackenzie, Canada.", no message
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm photograph depicting two polar bear heads sticking out of trunk[?], no message
colour ; 9 cm x 14 cm postcard depicting waterfall, caption reads ""Alexandra Falls" Located on the McKenzie [sic] Highway in the Northwest Territories. The Hay River drops a depth of 106 feet over Alexandra Falls. Fishing is found in abundance in this area.", no message
colour ; 14 cm x 9 cm postcard depicting waterfall, caption reads ""Louise Falls" Located on the McKenzie [sic] Highway in the Northwest Territories. Fishing is generally very good below these falls.", no message

"Various prints, CH Dickins, De Havilland Canada aircraft"

Envelope labelled "Various prints, CH Dickins, De Havilland Canada aircraft", contains:
b&w ; 13 cm x 11 cm print, aerial photograph of a Força Aerea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) twin-engine aircraft in flight banking away from the photographer, image is reversed, caption reads "Buffalo"
b&w ; 11 cm x 13 cm print, aerial photograph of two Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) twin engine aircraft in flight, caption reads "Buffalo"
b&w ; 13 cm x 11 cm print, aerial photograph of 3 aircraft in flight, registration (of foreground aircraft) 5X-UVN, caption reads "3 Twin Otters"
b&w ; 13 cm x 11 cm print, aerial photograph of Western Air aircraft in flight, registration N594MA, caption reads "Twin Otter"
b&w ; 11 cm x 13 cm print, aerial photograph of British Antarctic Survey aircraft in flight, caption reads "Twin Otter"
b&w ; 13 cm x 11 cm print of water bomber aircraft dropping water over flames, registration CF-O[D]L, caption reads "Otter water bombing forest fire - water carried in the floats."
b&w ; 11 cm x 13 cm print of aircraft landing on water, caption reads "Otter"
b&w ; 11 cm x 13 cm print, copy of above, caption reads "Otter"
b&w ; 11 cm x 13 cm print of 3 men standing near the shoreline with floatplane aircraft at dock in background

France Levasseur-Ouimet fonds

  • UAA-2019-053
  • Fonds
  • [19–?] -

Fonds contient des documents relié à l'écriture et manuscrits, des conférences, l'histoire du Campus Saint-Jean, l'education et les services francophones en Alberta, des organizations tels que la fédération des aînés franco-albertains, l'Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta, la Cabane à Sucre, la société Radio-Canada et la société Radio-Edmonton. Les formats inclus de la correspondence, des manuscrits, des programmes, des journaux (Le Franco), des procès-verbaux, et des pièces de musiques.

Fonds consists of materials relating to writings and scripts, conferences, the history of Campus Saint Jean, french education and services in Alberta, and organizations such as la fédération des aînés franco-albertains, association canadienne-française de l'Alberta, La Cabane á Sucre, société radio-Canada and société radio-Edmonton. Formats include correspondence, scripts, programs, newspapers (Le Franco), meeting minutes, and sheet music.

Levasseur-Ouimet, France

UAA-2019-033

Accession contains University of Albert Press publications for 2017 to 2019, including books edited and authored by Robert C. Rival; Jay Scherer, David Mills, and Linda Sloan McCulloch; Michael Stock; Tessa Jordan; Ursula Mathis-Moser and Marie Carriére; Geo Takach; Sandra Semchuk; Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean, and Angela Failler; Roger Epp; Margaret Atwood; Pamela Brett-MacLean and Lianne McTavish; Aldona Jaworska; Rod Macleod; Darryl Raymaker; Norma Dunning; Susmita Roye; Douglas Barbour; Carissa Halton; Rona Altrows and Julie Sedivy; Melissa Tanti, Jeremy Haynes, Daniel Coleman, and Lorraine York; Jenna Butler; John Rae and William Barr; Amanda Wakaruk and Sam-Chin Li; Marita Dachsel; Michael Crummey; E.D. Blodgett; Naomi K. Lewis; Leslie Main Johnson;George Pavlich and Matthew P. Unger; Alana Fletcher and Morris Neyelle; William Wray Carney, Colin Babiuk, and Mark Hunter LaVigne; Nora Foster Stovel; Huia Tomlins-Jahnke, Sandra Styres, Spencer Lilley, and Dawn Zinga; and Therese Greenwood.

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