Fonds consists of a records pertaining to the University of Alberta's independent student newspaper The Gateway.
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Fonds consists of a records pertaining to the University of Alberta's independent student newspaper The Gateway.
The A.C. Rutherford fonds consists predominantly of incoming correspondence concerning his years as Premier of Alberta. The documents are typed and handwritten and are generally arranged in their original chronological order.
Rutherford, Alexander Cameron
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Edmonton Academy of Medicine.
Edmonton Academy of Medicine
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Alberta.
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine
The H.M. Tory fonds consists of 12 series. They are concerned predominantly with his work as President of the University of Alberta. As the first President of the University, many of the records document the creation of facilites and faculties. To this end there is legislative documentation; financial correspondence and adminstrative files; design records including corrpesondence with architects and engineers; faculty and staff records for Medicine, Agriculture, Education, Law, and Pharmacy; library and laboratory planning records; Convocation and registrations records, University communications and affiliation files; student relations records; documents relating to the First World War and Khaki University.
Tory, Henry Marshall
The Karl Clark fonds consists of professional and private records. The professional records document Clark's work in oil sands research and his teaching and administrative work at the University of Alberta. The format is predominantly texutual and includes letters, minutes, a patent and publications. There are also some photographs in this series. The private records document Clark's family life and consists of letters, diairies, a scrapbook and photos of family life.
The William Pearce Fonds consists of records documenting the three phases of his professional life: federal surveyor and administrator (1874-1884); federal advisor for western development policy (1884-1904); and western consultant for the Canadian Pacific Railway (post-1904). Most of the records in the Pearce fonds were created in the region that was the focus of his career: the territory fomerly known as Rupert's Land and the North-West Territory, later to become the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. A small portion of the records document Pearce's activites during his retirment
The fonds consists of two leather bound photo albums. The photos were taken during Cameron's research field trips into northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Cameron usually performed the trips for the Department of Mining Engineering with senior students. The first album, titled University of Alberta, 1915 -1938, was created for the Department of Mining Engineering. The second album, Field Trips, for Research Council of Alberta, were taken in 1921 and 1930. The photos remain in the arrangement Cameron created and the captions inform the descriptions for each photo.
Cameron, Alan Emerson
The Romanet papers consist of correspondence, notebooks and reports on the fur trade, and the manuscripts of Kabluk of the Eskimo including several revisions. When the collection was received by the Archives in 1972, only a small part was preserved in Louis Romanets own meticulous arrangement. Care has been taken to maintain these files in their original order; but it was necessary to sort and arrange the bulk of the collection to define Romanet's career. One of the journals he composed during his first winter in Canada exists only as a carbon copy on tissue sheets. It is so fragile that a transcription has been made for the use of researchers. The 860 photographs in the collection depict the Hudson's Bay Company's employees, trading posts, and stern-wheel steamships; the native population of Northern Canada including the Arctic Islands; and the Romanet family. Almost 100 of the photographs were collected from Government and Hudsons Bay Company sources to illustrate Kabluk of the Eskimo, although only sixteen were used in the published version. A descriptive inventory was prepared in 1975. This inventory was revised and reprinted in 1997, however, the physical arrangement of the fonds was not altered.
Romanet, Louis Auguste
Fonds consists of records pertaining to Stuart Duncan.
Champion, Lloyd R
Consists of records pertaining to Torches Theatre including production books.
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Physiology at the University of Alberta.
Department of Physiology
William Rowan's papers consist of correspondence, field diaries, sketches, research notes, teaching materials and observations in Zoology (especially in ornithology) from 1908 to 1957. The manuscripts of his published and unpublished books, and of his speeches and writings on scientific and social matters, are an important part of the papers. Professor Rowan pioneered research in migration patterns and corresponded with major scientific figures across North America, Great Britain, and the European Continent. Recognized as a talented scientific artist he designed the whooping crane stamp for the Canada Post Office in 1954. His zoological designs also originated from his work in the Canadian and international conservation movement. His speeches, radio talks and writing reflect his interest in world political matters and the nuclear age. The Rowan family members wrote often and at length to each other. Their letters include their observation of local, national and international affairs from 1908 to 1957.
The textual and photographic records in the Heber C. Jamieson fonds represent the research material gathered by Dr. Jamieson for use in speeches, teaching, or in his published works on the history of medicine in Alberta. They consist of correspondence, articles in typed or published form, bound volumes of the history and minutes of University medical clubs, news clippings, publications and photographs, which cover the period 1861 to 1961. Except for nine alphabetically arranged files of biographical information on pioneer doctors and nurses, the greater part of the collection, although in labelled folders, was in no apparent order. In many cases the relationship between doctor or nurse and hospital, or doctor or nurse and association or organization was so closely intermingled that separation into distinct groups would be impossible. To accomodate this situation, the records are divided into textual records and photographic records. Where possible similar subjects were consolidated and an index was created for information on people, institutions, and organizations.
Jamieson, Heber C.
University of Alberta in Calgary
MacEachran, John Malcolm
The C.S. Burgess fonds documents Burgess's administrative and professional activities from 1891 through 1971; he removed most remaining personal records before donating material to the Unviersity Archives. The records reflect Burgess's progess as a designer and the evolution of his design interests from his architectural articling and design studies in Scotland, England and his European study tours, to his professional consultation work and teaching in Canada beginning in Montréal and concluding with his tenure as a professor of architecture at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. A small portion of the records document Burgess's work as a private consultant for public and private groups across Alberta. The records include lecture and public speaking notes on art, history and design; professional correspondence; design portfolios in various media from both his student and professional periods; photographs predominantly of his professional work with some of private acquaintances; a collection of postcards, maps and other art and design related ephemera.
The C.S. Burgess fonds documents Burgess's administrative and professional activities from 1891 through 1971; he removed most remaining personal records before donating material to the Unviersity Archives. The records reflect Burgess's progess as a designer and the evolution of his design interests from his architectural articling and design studies in Scotland, England and his European study tours, to his professional consultation work and teaching in Canada beginning in MontrÃ©al and concluding with his tenure as a professor of architecture at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. A small portion of the records document Burgess's work as a private consultant for public and private groups across Alberta. The records include lecture and public speaking notes on art, history and design; professional correspondence; design portfolios in various media from both his student and professional periods; photographs predominantly of his professional work with some of private acquaintances; a collection of postcards, maps and other art and design related ephemera.
Burgess, Cecil Scott
Fonds reflect Dorothy Livesay's earlier work as a poet and consist of poetry manuscripts and typescripts, business correspondence, and typescript drafts of several publications. These records span from 1919 to 1974 and are arranged into four series: Poems: Typescripts and Manuscripts; Poems: Notebooks; Correspondence with Ryerson Press; and Publication Drafts and Author's Prints.
Fonds contient deux tomes biographiques, plusieurs éditions de la revue bimestrielle Vie française, et une lettre du Général de Gaule de 1940.
Fonds consists of two biographical tomes, several editions of the bimonthly magazine Vie française, and a letter from the General de Gaule from 1940.
Dean of Men and Foreign Student Advisor
Fonds includes records pertaining to the Chinese Students' Association at the University of Alberta including issues of The Midway.
Chinese Students' Association
Dyde, Henry Alexander
Office of the Dean of Women
Fonds consists of records documenting the personal and professional lives of Finley McInnes. The predominant volume of records were created during McInnes's career as a member of the North West Moutned Police. He served most of his law enforcement career in the "Northen Services." His northern service includes numerous Arctic patrols where he set up stations at Pond Inlet, Pangnirtung. He worked significant portions of his career at Port Burwell , Nottingham Island, Aklavik, Port Burwell and the Nothern Ungava Peninsula. His law enforcement work in these locations generated the predominant protion of the graphic and textual material in the fonds. The fonds has been arranged into five series. The first series, Professional Services consists of 22 sub-series, each sub-series encapsulates a particular assignment or professional acitivity save for sub-series one (personal) and sub-series two (poems).
Fonds consists of records documenting the personal and professional lives of Finley McInnes. The predominant volume of records were created during McInnes's career as a member of the North West Mounted Police. He served most of his law enforcement career in the "Northern Services." His northern service includes numerous Arctic patrols where he set up stations at Pond Inlet, Pannier. He worked significant portions of his career at Port Burwell , Nottingham Island, Aklavik, Port Burwell and the Nothern Ungava Peninsula. His law enforcement work in these locations generated the predominant portion of the graphic and textual material in the fonds.
The fonds has been arranged into five series. The first series, Professional Services consists of 22 sub-series, each sub-series encapsulates a particular assignment or professional activity save for sub-series one (personal) and sub-series two (poems).
The fonds consists of programs, press clippings, publicity notices, photos, slides, and show lists pertaining to the productions put on by Alberta Barter Theatre between the years 1972 and 1978. The records are in roughly chronological order according to their production.
Fonds contient des récapitulations d'entrevues, des MP3s numérisés, des questionnaires, des rapports de recherche, des livres, des annales, des régulations, des inventaires, des catalogues, des protocoles d'ententes, des formulaires, des rubans audio, des cassettes audio, des PDFs, des disques compactes, et des transcripts (entrevues, recettes, rites de passage, chanson, descriptions de photos).
Fonds consists of interview summaries, digitized MP3s, questionnaires, research reports, books, annals, regulations, inventories, catalogs, agreement protocols, forms, audio tapes, audio cassettes, PDFs, compact discs, and transcripts (interviews, recipes, rites of passage, songs, descriptions of photos).
The Reta Rowan fonds covers the years from 1940 to 1971. The material consists of correspondence, minutes, briefs, reports, publications, periodicals, newspapers, drawings, print and negative photographs. The books in the Reta Rowan fonds were listed on a separate inventory in 1977. Originally, the majority of the files were arranged in chronological order under the society's or association's title, while the remainder were filed by the organization's name or by subject, or left unlabelled. Mrs. Rowan's arrangement has been followed where possible but all unlabelled or loose files have been placed in the proper year or provided with a subject title.
The Julian Mills fonds consists of 0.42m of mixed media material. This includes news clippings relating mainly to northern communities and transportation, correspondence, a series of handwritten reminiscences, certificates and other professional documents and approximately 450 photo images in the form of prints, 35mm negatives and glass plate negatives. There was little original order in the material
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Clothing and Textiles at the University of Alberta.
Department of Clothing and Textiles
Hugh M. Raup's records relating to Arctic and northern research; included are field notes, aerial photographs, maps, drafts and manuscripts of published papers, plant lists, and photographs of research sites and surrounding areas.
Harvard Forest Archives
The fonds consists of clippings, press releases, correspondence, photos, slides cassettes and prompt scripts documenting Theatre 3's administrative and operating activities. The fonds is in roughly chronological order according to accumulation.
Photographs copied from an original album created by Edmonton photographer, C.W. Mathers. Included are photographs representing aboriginals involved in trading and hunting activities, as well as photographs of northern settlements such as Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort Providence, Fort McPherson, and Fort Good Hope.
Mathers, C. W.
Fonds consists of records from the University Secretariat at the University of Alberta.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, sketches, reviews, clippings, reference materials and photographs.
Series illustrates the likeness of Ernest C. Manning from various sources, including newspaper articles, a cover of a biographical sketch by John Cashman, and a negative from the UAA. Series consists of 5 graphic materials that have been scanned and Photoshopped.
Manning, Ernest C.
The J. Dewey Soper fonds consists of field books, photographs and illustrations, correspondence, and manuscripts. The material covers the years 1908 to 1981. The photographs document his Arctic expeditions for the Canadian government and his work as an officer of the Federal Wildlife Services Department and comprise predominantly the years 1920 to the early 1950s. The textual material more completely documents the span of his lifetime with diaries and field notes from the 1910s to his post 1960s research for the University of Alberta's Department of Zoology. Title is based on the content of the fonds. No further accruals are expected.
Soper, J. Dewey
The Lewis H. Thomas fonds span a period of over forty years, and provide a valuable record of the research, teaching, and life experiences of a significant scholar and long-serving member of the University of Alberta's faculty. In his career as an archivist; professor; and researcher and writer of scholarly history, Dr. Thomas' papers encompass a wide range of topics related to the historical development of Western Canada. The source material and research files in this fonds include a wealth of archival documents, bibliographies, imprint items, and research notes on subjects related to the exploration, settlement, and growth of Western Canada, particularly the Prairie region. Dr. Thomas published extensively in this area, and his research files and lecture note material provide insight into the many subjects he lectured and wrote about. They provide insight also into the research methodologies and strategies that he applied in his own work. There is information related to his teaching career at both the Universities of Saskatchewan (Regina) and Alberta, and documents related to the Department of History at the University of Alberta, and Professor Thomas' position as chairman of this department. Among his papers are files of professional correspondence that contain letters written to colleagues, including many well-known Canadian historians, across the country. There is correspondence with graduate students whose work Dr. Thomas supervised, and letters of recommendation prepared by Thomas for these same students as they applied for grants or employment opportunities. Shortly before he died, L.H. Thomas wrote to a young writer that "the aspect of my work which has given me the greatest satisfaction is teaching, and associations with students." (See Accession #87-130-4) He supervised the work of six doctoral students, several masters' students, and sat as a member of many thesis supervising committees. As the long-serving Alberta representative on the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board, L.H. Thomas' papers contain a great deal of information about the workings of the board with particular reference to the naming of historic sites in Alberta and Northern Canada. L.H. Thomas' varied committee experience and affiliation with other national organizations and associations is well documented in the papers. As well, L.H. Thomas' experience as an archivist, and his life-long interest in promoting and encouraging the use of archival documents in historical research, is a subject touched upon frequently in his papers. He corresponds with archivists, writes about archival practice, and fills his source material files with items gleaned from archival holdings. Finally, researchers interested in the topic of Canadian socialism may find these records relevant. L.H. Thomas was himself a life-long supporter of socialist doctrine, and published articles on the CCF and Socialist movements. His last major work before his death was a transcription of a series of taped interviews with Tommy Douglas, and records related to this subject are included in the papers. The records are in excellent physical condition and have been arranged into four series: Early Records; University of Alberta Records; Research and Publication Records; and Associations, Committees and Boards Records. Within these broad series designations are sub-series that further organize the records. Where possible, the file titles provided by L.H. Thomas are retained. A brief description of each series is provided, followed by a detailed file listing. A subject and name index is found at the end of the inventory to assist in locating specific files.
The fonds consists of material collected and created by Bill Tuomi during his career as a social activist and member of the Canadian Communist Party. Materials include news clippings, correspondence, Communist party publications, arrest and detention documents, and other materials.
The papers, covering the period 1895 to 1983, consist chiefly of biographical data, correspondence, diplomas and certificates, texts of speeches, reports, accounts, property and estate business, maps, sketch plans, blueprints, publications, and reference material. Dr. Blair had made notes about the contents of some folders and envelopes, but most of the labelling of files had been done either by one of his secretaries or by Mrs. Roughley as she was preparing to work on the project. While the file headings correctly identified the contents, there was very little order apparent in the arrangement of the files except in the case of the reports of Trinidad Leaseholds Limited, his speeches, and those files relating to Dr. Blair's memberships and directorships in various organizations, clubs and corporations. Photographs, both personal and business, constitute the fifth series and include photos of Dr. Blair, his family and friends, and projects and activities with which he was associated in his professional life.
Blair, Sidney Martin
The William Elmer Adkins Fonds consists of 165 black and white photos in three albums. The fonds also includes three Oils Sands Project reports with illustrations, tehcnical charts and maps, and a 20 minute interview on audio tape.
Adkins, William Elmer
Fonds consists of personal and research papers of Dr. Ivan L. Rudnytsky.
Coutts, Herbert Thomas
The King's College
Fonds contient des états financiers, des plans architecturaux, des procès verbaux, des documents constitutionnels, des listes des actionnaires, des lettres circulaires, des rapports, des listes et documents de comité, des bulletins, des organigrammes, de la correspondence, des programmes, des documents de recherche et conférences, des reçus, publicités, cartes géographiques, cartes de souhaits, budgets, notes, instructions, questionnaires, plans d'actions, pétitions, annuaires, mémoires, dépliants, catalogues, journaux, statuts et règlements, registres, invitations, livres, catéchismes, partitions de piano, revues, organes, et divers publications.
Fonds consists of financial documents, architectural plans, meeting minutes, constitutional documents, shareholder lists, circular letters, reports, committee lists and documents, bulletins, organizational chart, correspondance, programs, research and conference documents, receipts, advertisements, maps, greeting cards, budgets, notes, instructions, questionnaires, action plans, petitions, directories, memoirs, pamphlets, catalogs, journals, statutes and rules, registers, invitations, books, catechisms, piano sheet music, magazines, digests, and various publications.
Le fonds ACFA permet de retracer le développement de certains accomplissements dans la francophonie albertaine ; il offre en effet de nombreux témoignages sur les activités, religieuses, politiques, économiques, pédagogiques ou culturelles, dans lesquelles les Franco-albertains se sont impliqués au cours du 20e siècle. Il comprend des documents nationaux, provinciaux, régionaux et locaux. On y retrouve, en particulier, des papiers administratifs et financiers, des procès-verbaux, de la correspondance et des publications. Le fonds inclut aussi des documents sur le poste de radio CHFA et sur les journaux La survivance et Le Franco.
The ACFA fonds enables to trace back the development of accomplishments in the Franco-albertan community ; it contains several testimonies on activities, religious, political, economic, pedagogical or cultural, in which Franco-albertans were involved over the course of the 20th century. It also contains national, provincial, regional and local documents. In particular, there are administrative and financial documents, meeting minutes, correspondence, and publications. The fonds also includes documents about the CHFA radio station and the journals La Survivance and Le Franco.
Le fonds Salon contient divers documents relié aux origines et la création du Salon d’histoire de la francophonie albertaine, incluant informations d’employés, bulletins d’information, et autres. Le fonds contient des documents photocopiés et transcrits relié à l’histoire ancienne des francophones dans l’Ouest Canadien, tel que les journaux personnels de missionnaires. Le fonds contient aussi des brouillons de plusieurs textes publiés par le Salon, des procès-verbaux de réunions, des rapports, des reçus, des correspondances, des fiches d’abonnements, et informations sur les dépenses et planifications de divers activités et événements organisés par le Salon.
The Salon fonds contains various documents pertaining to the origins and creation of the Salon d’histoire de la francophonie albertaine, including employee information documents, information bulletins, and more. It contains some photocopied and transcribed documents related to the early history of Francophones in Western Canada, such as diaries of missionaries and newspaper excerpts. It also contains drafts of many texts published by the organization, meeting minutes, reports, receipts, correspondences, subscription slips, and the expenses and planning information for the various activities and events held by the organization.
Salon d'Histoire de la Francophonie Albertaine
Le fonds contient la documentation recueillie pour l'article et par la suite de celui-ci (entre 1979 et 1986). Il comprend quelques originaux de lettres envoyées au professeur Smith, des coupures de presse de textes inédits et tirées de divers journaux et, surtout, des photocopies d'articles de périodiques et de journaux relatifs à la francophonie albertaine.
The fonds contains documentation collected for the purpose of the article and more (between 1979 and 1986). It contains a few original letters sent to professor Smith, clippings of unedited texts taken from various journals and, mostly, photocopies of articles from periodicals and journals related to Franco-Albertans.
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Plant Science at the University of Alberta.
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
The Canadian Encyclopedia fonds provide a comprehensive and detailed record of one of the largest and most important cultural undertakings in Canadian publishing history. The records are extensive, and detail the process involved in producing a large reference publication from the inception stage through to final publication. The fonds consist of approximately 13 metres of records, excluding illustrative material that is to be returned to the Archives at a later date. The material was donated to the University of Alberta Archives in 1986, and original order was subsequently disrupted in the re-boxing of records from binders, filing cabinets, and closets for transfer to the Archives. As well, some of the records were still active and being consulted in preparation for the second edition publication of The Canadian Encyclopedia. The volume of records has meant that the fonds will be arranged and described in three phases. Phase one, which this inventory represents, involved a complete overview of the entire fonds, the restoration, where possible, of original order, and the file level description of six of eight series. Within each of these series, sub-series designations were assigned to better organize and describe the records. Each series is further described in an introduction preceding the series listing. Original file titles, if they existed, were retained by the archivist in the description. A subject and name index is found at the back of the inventory to further assist in locating specific information. These records have tremendous research value. The administrative and financial records provide a complete business history of the project. Based on correspondence, internal memoranda, meeting minutes, and monthly reports, etc. the researcher is able to better understand how the publication was planned, produced, and delivered to the public. The internal operation of The New Canadian Encyclopedia Publishing Ltd. are revealed through the procedures manuals and internal instructions which outline operating practices, guidelines, and editorial methodology. The files also provide an original and comprehensive picture of the publishing business from a Canadian perspective. The article and entry files contain samples of work by top Canadian academic experts. Because the editors were constrained by space and subject limitations, not everything they received could be printed in the encyclopedia. The files complement the published record, indicating how articles were edited, categorized, and sometimes cut altogether. Material, not published in the Encyclopedia, is retained in the files. The records are in excellent physical condition and multi-media in composition. The series and file listings follow.
Fonds consists of records from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.
Department of Pediatrics
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Classics at the University of Alberta.
Alexander, William Hardy
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.
Mardiros, Anthony Manuel
The University of Alberta Mixed Chorus fonds housed in the University Archives span a period of more than forty years, and provide a valuable record of a long-standing University organization (approaching its 60th anniversary of operation). The Mixed Chorus was, and remains, an active contributor to University society, as well as the broader surrounding community because of its annual province-wide concerts and related public appearances. The Chorus is significant to the history of the development of choral music in Alberta, and its individual members and directors contributors in their own right to the province's musical growth.
The records have been arranged and described in two broad series and several sub-headings, with a basic chronological order maintained within each series. The textual files provide information about the early years of the Chorus' existence, particularly the years from 1946 to about 1971. Files maintained by the executive and directors (Richard Eaton and James Whittle) are significant for the information they provide about the Chorus' yearly operations and activities. Information in the files after the Whittle years is sketchier, and more incidental in nature. The textual files include correspondence, clippings, some meeting minutes, membership lists, the organization's constitution, and evidence of the planning and fundraising required to orchestrate the annual UAMC Spring Tour.
Series 1 consists of the Executive/Director files with sub-series providing information about membership; social activities, commemorative/historical records, and publicity and promotion files. Correspondence to and from members of the executive was filed together (in the form of scrapbooks in the 1940's), with correspondence maintained by the Chorus director. Where possible, the original order of the files was maintained, while the series and sub-series titles were assigned by the archivist to reflect the record function.
Series 2 is the Performance-related records, comprised of printed programs, sound recordings, and photographs. As noted earlier, the sound recordings form the largest component of the Mixed Chorus fonds. They include both taped recordings (cassette and reel-to-reel) as well as disc recordings. The photographs, numbering over 1200 in quantity, include prints, negatives, and a few transparencies and contact sheets. While the photographs do vary in quality, they provide important documentation of Mixed Chorus performances, social activities, and tours. There are excellent images of the Chorus's 40th anniversary activities taken by Hal Kinsey, as well as the annual formal photographs of the Mixed Chorus. Various alumni have sent copies of their personal photographs to the Mixed Chorus executive, adding to the views of the annual Spring tours, and various Chorus social events.
The records do not extend beyond the 1980's, but future accessions from the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus are anticipated. The Mixed Chorus records provide a profile of an aspect of the non-academic life of the University of Alberta student community, as well as make a valuable contribution to musical/performing arts history documentation for both the University of Alberta, and the Province of Alberta.
The archives consist of records and publications of the ESFCAS, including correspondence, financial documentation, artwork, advertisements, and other ephemera. While predominately textual, the archives contain 10 photographs and several audio cassette recordings of interviews with science fiction writers and of science fiction events. A few textual items are in Russian.
Edmonton Science Fiction and Comic Arts Society
Ce fonds est constituée des correspondances, des mémos, des quittances, des articles académiques, des répertoires d’universités et d’Instituts, un plan d’action des parents des écoles francophones, des communiqués, des formulaires, des journaux, des publications, des revues, des ordres de travail, des transcriptions d’entrevues, des bulletins d’information, des publicités, des annuaires, des formulaires d’inscriptions, des pamphlets, des rapports, des règlements généraux, des bulletins de nouvelles, des procès-verbaux, des photos, des programmes de conférences, des listes d’ateliers, des programmes de conférences, des budgets, des tableaux, des bibliographies, des guides, des questionnaires, des dissertations, des demandes de subventions, des notes d’un discours, des adresses, des répertoires, des appels de communications, des tableaux statistiques, des enquêtes, des annonces publicitaires, des listes de récentes acquisitions, des catalogues, des factures, des références, un organigramme, des notes de recherche, un mémoire de maîtrise, un mémorandum.
This fonds contains correspondence, memos, receipts, academic articles, a repertoire of universities and institutes, a plan of action of parents from francophone schools, statements, forms, journals, publications, magazines, a work agenda, interview transcriptions, information bulletins, public advertisements, directories, registration forms, pamphlets, reports, general rules, news bulletins, meeting minutes, photos, conference programs, lists of workshops, budgets, tables, bibliographies, guides, questionnaires, dissertations, grant applications, speech notes, addresses, repertoires, calls for communication, statistics tables, inquiries, lists of recent acquisitions, catalogues, bills, references, an organizational chart, research notes, a master’s degree memoire, and a memorandum.
Fonds consists of office files, correspondences, publications, minutes, and administrative documents related to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA).
Alberta Institute of Agrologists
Faculty of Dentistry
The James M. Parker fonds consists of 85 black and white photographs and one metre of textual material documenting the professional activities and historical research interests of James M. Parker.
Parker, James M.
The Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative (ACHC) fonds document the history and function of the Cooperative, and its predecessor, the Campus Co-operative Association. The records span the years from the inception of the Co-operative in 1967, through its existence 21 years later when the records to that date were deposited with the University of Alberta Archives.
The records, largely textual, required a fair amount of sorting when received at the Archives. Papers were removed from binders, and duplicate records disposed. There was a lot of duplication of records, as individual executive members along with each â€˜houseâ€™ in the Cooperative maintained a set of minutes, audited financial statements, policies and procedures manuals, along with forms for completing maintenance checks and house inventories. As well, the collection was weeded of financial ephemera (invoices, returned cheques, bills, etc) since summary financial records existed. An original listing provided by a then member of the ACHC aided the arrangement and description process.
The records have been sorted into ten series, including: the Cooperative Movement; Executive Committee Records; Minutes (Board and General); Financial Records; Membership Records, Property Management Records; Property Expansion Records; Legal Advice Records; Historic Records; and the Newsletter (The Cooper). Some of the series are very small, while others like the Financial records series and Property Management records series are necessarily arranged into sub-series to better organize the material. There is a complete set of minutes from the 1960s through to January of 1987. Membership records are particularly complete for the mid-1970s to the early 1980s; earlier membership records, particularly for the 1960s, are sketchier. The records are in good physical shape.
The Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative records reflect an interesting alternative to standard student housing arrangements available on the University of Alberta campus in the mid-1960â€™s. It was, writes Rod Olstad in a 1988 Gateway article, â€œthe first organized, yet unofficial, co-ed housing at the U of A.â€ Principles of democracy were essential to the Cooperative, with their elected executive, membership votes on all matters of house policy and operation, and safeguards to protect individual members from potential financial liability, etc. Co-op members were instrumental in lobbying the University in 1973 to abandon plans to demolish much of the low-cost housing in the North Garneau neighbourhood, demanding instead that this housing be retained and renovated to ensure that low-cost, alternative housing was available for students.
The ACHC records can also be viewed as a part of the larger national Co-operative housing movement emerging in the same period. The unique living arrangement that is the Cooperative, with its accompanying problems and triumphs, is well documented in these records.
Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative
Fonds contient des bulletins d’information sur les Oblats, des albums souvenirs, des livres d’histoire sur l’église catholique en Alberta central, des albums souvenir sur le collège des jésuites, un livre de chant liturgique, des publications religieuses.
Fonds contains information bulletins on the Oblates, souvenir albums, books on the history of the Catholic church in central Alberta, souvenir albums on the Jesuit college, a book of liturgical songs, and religious publications.
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta.
This collection contains manuscripts, private and official correspondence, diplomatic documents, photographs, and published works (collected and individual) by or about Ivo Andrić.
Andrić, Ivo, 1892-1975
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Board of Governors at the University of Alberta.
Board of Governors
Faculty of Extension
John C. Charyk Fonds 1990-1988
Charyk, John Constantine
Fonds contains records pertaining to the Office of Design and Construction at the University of Alberta.
Office of Design and Construction
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta.
Faculty of Engineering
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Alberta.
King, Clem L.
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Arts and Design at the University of Alberta.
Glyde, Henry George
Le fonds est constitué de divers documents tels que des guides, des brouillons de documents de toutes sortes, des fiches de brouillon, des documents dactylographiés, des cartes, des annexes, des questionnaires, des brochures, des lettres, des formulaires, des factures, des photocopies des cartes d’appel et d’ébauche d’offre d’emploi, une liste de contacts, des notes dactylographiées de réunions, des formulaires d’information pour employés, les fiches de planification d’emploi, des demandes d’emploi, des horaires et descriptions de travail, un contrat de travail, une lettre de référence, des relevés de notes, des demandes de subventions, un mémorandum, des notes pertinentes de généalogies, des fiches de génération, des copies d’examens, des sondages d’enseignants, des notes de cours, des arbres généalogiques.
The fonds contains various documents such as guides, drafts of all sorts of documents, draft sheets, typewritten documents, cards, annexes, questionnaires, brochures, letters, forms, bills, calling cards, offers of employment, a list of contacts, typewritten notes from meetings, information forms for employees, employment planning documents, job applications, schedules and work descriptions, work contracts, a reference letter, a transcript, grant applications, a memorandum, pertinent notes on genealogies, generation documents, copies of exams, teacher surveys, class notes, and genealogical trees.
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Performing Arts Publicists Association of Alberta including administrative records.
Performing Arts Publicists Association
Liste des documents relatifs à l’établissement des écoles bilingues de la région de Calgary et autres documents relatifs aux recherches de M. Jean-Louis Lebel.
List of documents related to the establishment of bilingual schools in the Calgary region and other documents related to Mr. Jean-Louis Lebel’s research.
Candas Jane Dorsey Writing – Finding Aid
Dorsey, Candas Jane
The records consist of administrative, production and play development records. There are eleven series in this fonds: Administration, Development, Finanical Records, Fundraising, Production Records, Publicity, Subscription, Miscellaneous, Contracts, Oversized Items, Photogrphs. While the bulk of the records are textual, the fonds also contains production photographs, set designs, promotional materials, and posters. The files in this accession are arranged in chronological order within the separate series beginning with the administrative files. The fonds also contains the University of Albertaâ€™s Drama 681 course materials, resumes, diaries and weekly reports by artistic director Gerry Potter from 1981 to 1992.
Workshop West Theatre
The records have been arranged in three broad series: Series one is the records of the Edmonton Technocracy regional district; Series two is the Calgary Technocracy regional district records; and Series three is the records of a long-standing individual member of the Edmonton Technocracy group, John Gregory. Within each series are several sub-series to further facilitate the description of the record. Sub-series include: organizational records, office administration files, special collections from individual Technocracy members, outreach and publicity records, and publications. The predominant amount of the fonds is comprised of publications, including newsletters, pamphlets and booklets, reprints and other articles, periodicals, and books. Much of this material is the official publications of Technocracy, Inc. head office, or material published by individual sectors on matters of more local concern. Individual members also wrote papers on a variety of Technocracy topics, and submitted their writings to CHQ (Corporate Headquarters) for comment and approval before considering wider distribution. Also included are other articles, papers, theses and books that write about Technocracy as a topic or about subject-mater of interest to Technocracy members. A published series of lessons discussing Technocracy doctrine was published by Technocracy, Inc. and titled “Technocracy Study Course”; various editions of the Study Course publications are found in this fonds. Technocracy Headquarters also prepared regular ‘general mailings’ and operating instructions which were sent to all their members, and included information updates, book reviews, activity reports and plans for upcoming meetings and visits. Strategies for attracting membership and related outreach activities were discussed in the CHQ mailings, and member sectors responded in turn with monthly reports to CHQ detailing their membership and financial activity, meetings and outreach plans. Series three, John Gregory’s records, includes interesting correspondence between himself and Howard Scott, originator of Technocracy and long-serving Director-in-Chief of Technocracy, Inc. Issues around water and continental hydrology are one topic of their correspondence. Mr. Gregory also collected long playing albums that record a lecture Howard Scott gave in Ohio in 1952. While categorically not a populist movement, the Technocracy papers deposited with the University of Alberta Archives reflect the popular interwar currents of thought in North America regarding the political and economic organization of society. In this sense, the Technocracy movement is significant in the same manner that many prairie populist movements hold historical research value. The records are in excellent physical shape and provide valuable insight into a unique North American social movement.
The fonds consists of nearly 31 meters of material mainly of correspondence and files from the dates of 1960-1995 from Walter Jungkind’s work in several organizations including Icograda, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada; the Society of Graphic Designers of Alberta; the creation of Graphic Design at the University of Alberta and the University of Alberta’s Visual Identity.
The Peter Meekison fonds document the professional career of an important teacher, researcher, and administrator who had a distinguished career with both the University of Alberta and the Provincial Government of Alberta for a period spanning nearly thirty years. His records contain material relating to both his teaching and administrative career at the University of Alberta, his work related to constitutional affairs for the Province of Alberta, and his role as a Commissioner on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The records, largely textual, have been arranged according to four fairly broad series. The first series contains records related to Professor Meekison’s academic pursuits, and include some of his student notes while in the Ph.D program at Duke University and his teaching and administrative files from the University of Alberta. Included with the UofA files are teaching and research files, Vice-President (Academic) administrative files, and files related to special projects, programs, and committees Dr. Meekison was committed to while at the University. The second series contains material related more generally to Peter Meekison’s professional career, which is relevant to both his research interests at the University, and his work with the Provincial Government. There are correspondence files, sorted into the Department of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs chronological files, general correspondence files, and ‘people’ correspondence files. As well, this series contains records related to Meekison’s involvement with various professional associations and committees, his speaking engagements and attendance at conferences and workshops, and his writing and publication activities. Subject reference files maintained by Professor Meekison are included in this series, as well as his personal appointment books. Series three consists of Peter Meekison’s Constitutional material and is arranged according to an original color-coded file scheme applied when the files were current. The color-coded files include reports, briefing books, transcripts, and issues files related to various First Minister meetings, and committee meetings surrounding the constitutional reform discussions. Many of these files were created while Peter Meekison was Minister of Alberta Federal and Inter-Governmental Affairs and relate to the amending of the Constitution Act in 1982. A set of coded files is included in this series which addresses non-Constitutional issues his Ministry was dealing with. In his capacity as constitutional adviser to the provincial government post 1984, there is material related to the Senate Reform Task Force meetings, and the constitutional committee work leading to the Meech Lake Accord discussions and the 1992 Charlottetown Accord. Included in this series are numerous constitutional background material files which provide further insight into the constitutional process and debate. The final series consists of very complete records retained by Peter Meekison in his capacity as a Commissioner on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP). The Commission was struck in 1992, and Meekison appointed to it in 1993. Included in the records are meeting minutes and documents, Intervener Participatory Program (IPP) submissions to the Commission, reports prepared for and by the Commission; policy team records, and background and reference files. The records are in excellent physical shape and because of their completeness and the broad span of years represented, provide valuable insight into issues facing Alberta and Canada in the 1980’s and 1990’s, as well as documenting University activities during this period and earlier.
The J. Peter Meekison fonds consists of records related to Professor Meekison's academic pursuits and his career at the University of Albera; his professional activities encompassing his research and writing files; constitutional material including Senate Reform Task Force records and Meech Lake Accord; and records of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
Meekison, J. Peter
Fonds consists of records pertaining to Anatomist and Ornithologist, Walter Raymond (Ray) Salt.
Salt, Walter Raymond
Ce fonds est constitué des manuscrits, des photocopies, des éditions critiques, des articles, des correspondances diverses, des lettres, des généralités, des photographies, des inventaires.
This fonds contains manuscripts, photocopies, critical editions, articles, diverse correspondence, letters, generalities, photographs, and inventories.
The Chinook Theatre/Fringe Theatre Adventures' records consist of administrative and production files from 1980 through 1995. The administrative records document Board of Directors activities, financial work, site development for various venues, correspondence, and commercial and cultural impact studies. The production records document script development, design and technical production work. In addition both Chinook and Fringe Theatres maintained scrapbooks or archives binders documenting their seasons. There are also a certain amount of school tour production records from Chinook Theatre tours. The records are predominantly textual with some original graphic design, prints, and photographs.
Fringe Theatre Adventures
Consists of materials from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension, Legal Studies. Materials include program files.
Legal Studies Program
The Wilfred Watson fonds span a period of over fifty years, and provide a wonderful record of the creative processes of a noted Canadian poet, playwright, teacher and literary theorist. Wilfred Watson was a writer brimming with ideas and his papers provide evidence of his creative endeavors; his numerous notebooks are filled with drafts of plays and poems, ideas for further development, excerpts from his own reading and study, sketches, and jottings about his daily activities. In addition to his notebooks, there are files of his writing drafts (encompassing the many genre he wrote in), very complete correspondence files, drawing files and sketchbooks, and supplemental material including sound recordings and photographs. The records arrived at the University of Alberta Archives in three separate deposits (the last deposit of records made after Wilfred Watson's death), with excellent listings and descriptions attached. The archivist brought the records in each of the three deposits together physically and intellectually, while retaining many of the original groupings adhered to in the first listings. The notebooks, for example, were kept chronologically by Wilfred Watson, so the notebooks from all three deposits have been pulled together and arranged in their original date order. Likewise, the correspondence in each deposit was arranged alphabetically by correspondent and in the comprehensive finding aid, all of the correspondence is together and arranged in alphabetical order. The series designations include the following eight series, and were arrived at by considering the contents of the records. Watson's notebooks are of particular research value as they provide so much information about Wilfred Watson's creative thought processes, as well as information about his teaching plans, readings, Department of English activities, and even a daily weather observation from his study window. The notebooks also held loose sheets of paper, and these have been removed for conservation purposes and placed in a separate file following the notebook they were retrieved from. The series of literary drafts and writing files is also very significant; often several different versions of a particular poem or even an entire play are present in the files. The writing files take on added significance since they provide evidence of, as Wilfred Watson was once described, "a prolific poet who publishes little." As Diane Bessai noted, Watson's plays, while given lively reviews in the daily press at the times of their first performances, "have not been widely produced since". His writing, particularly his later writing, was often considered controversial and experimetnal, and was not readily published or produced, so it is important that his work is preserved in his own archive. The correspondence files, particularly the letters between Wilfred Watson and Sheila Watson, provide another fascinating glimpse into these writers' minds. The Watsons, due to work and schooling circumstances, lived apart off and on over the years and their letters became their main link. Their letters, written regularly to one another, usually go beyond the ordinary to explore mutual ideas about writing, writers, literature, and projects they are working on in their own studies. A detailed series and file list follows, with further information provided about each of the eight series in the Wilfred Watson fonds. A subject/name index is included at the end of the inventory to assist in locating specific files.
Fonds contient la correspondence, rapports, des documents, des documents de projets, des notes de comités, des documents de conférences, des coupures de journaux, des publications francophones relié au Centre d'études franco-canadiennes de l'Ouest (CEFCO), l'Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des Sciences (ACFAS), Institut de Recherche (IR), FRANCALTA, ainsi que l'information sur l'histoire des Oblats qui inclus un colloque des Oblats, autres programmes de campus francophones au Canada, et l'histoire Franco-albertaine.
Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, papers, project work, committee notes, conference materials, newspaper clippings, various French language publications pertaining to the Centre d'études franco-canadiennes de l'Ouest (CEFCO), Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des Sciences (ACFAS), Institut de Recherche (IR), FRANCALTA, as well as information on the history of the Oblates including an Oblates Colloquium, other French campus programs in Canada, and Franco-Alberta history.
Institut pour le patrimoine de la francophonie de l’Ouest canadien
This multiple media fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence; research and reference materials (original, printed, and photocopied); field and other notebooks; published and hand-drawn maps; microforms; audio and video tapes of individuals and research topics; computer disks and diskettes; drawings and sketches; and photographic negatives and prints. Records include the Sandy Lake, Red Lake, and Round Lake research projects, and the Metis genealogical study. Some of the material is the creation of Mary's husband E.S. Rogers, and some is their joint research.
Fonds consists of records from the Population Research Laboratory in the Sociology Department at the University of Alberta.
Population Research Laboratory
The Violet Archer fonds span a period of over seventy years, and provide a valuable record of the composing, research, teaching and life experiences of a noted University professor and internationally recognized composer of music. The Violet Archer fonds is unusually complete, with intact records that illustrate both professional and personal facets of her life. As noted in the introduction, the Archer records, except for her original compositions and scores, arrived at the University of Alberta Archives without much evidence of original order or organization. While her scores and musical compositions had been listed and numbered by James Whittle, Department of Music librarian at the University of Alberta, the remainder of her records was transferred in large boxes to the Archives from her home in Ottawa. Boxes were labeled as coming from her basement, piano bench, bookshelves, etc. but were pretty mixed in each box. A large volume of the textual records is comprised of correspondence, and while the correspondence tended to be boxed together, within any single box would be a range of letters spanning any number of years. Correspondence from the 1950's was interspersed with correspondence from the 1990's. Each letter appeared to be methodically opened with a letter opener, read, and returned to the envelope (even Christmas and birthday cards were returned to their envelopes). Other like records were often boxed together; teaching files in single boxes, and boxes containing books, others with sound recordings, etc., providing the only evidence of extant original order. The large volume of records received, however, essentially loose and unorganized, necessitated the imposing of order by the archivist. Two page series were determined, that of professional and personal papers, and several sub-series delineated within each of these two series. Series One Professional and Career-related papers, are the largest of the two series and are organized into several sub-series. The sub-series designations are based on the contents of the records, and often chronological in terms of order within each sub-series. Within Series One are student records (Archer as student); teaching records, chronicling her years on faculty at North Texas State College, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Alberta; correspondence files; composing records; and reference records. The sub-series are substantial in size, and provide a wealth of information about Archer's professional life. Within the correspondence files, there is outgoing and incoming chronologically arranged correspondence, letters with identified individuals, reference letters, correspondence with associations and organizations, and publishing project and music dealer correspondence. The composition and composing sub-series of records is further organized into performing rights organization records, music publishers contracts and correspondence, conference and workshop records, performances, honors and awards, and original Archer compositions. The sub-series of reference material is also extensive, and includes listings of the imprint, books, music by other composers, and a collection of sound recordings maintained by Archer. Of especial significance, are the files of original Archer scores and compositions. A significant number of her compositions are represented in these holdings, and provide evidence about the steps and processes involved in creating a piece of music from manuscript beginnings to a final published piece of music. Series Two, Violet Archer's personal papers, while much smaller in extent than Series One, provide a fascinating glimpse of the person behind the public persona of professor and composer. Her personal correspondence files, particularly the incoming and outgoing correspondence with her younger sister Carolyn, document the emotions, struggles, triumphs and challenges she faces as a woman functioning in a very male-dominated field and time period. Carolyn is the one person that Violet freely confides in, and she shares thoughts, feelings, and philosophies with her sister that are only touched upon in the other records housed in the fonds. Rounding out the personal records in Series Two are other correspondence files, financial records, insurance records, artwork, and a large photographic sub-series. The Violet Archer fonds provides numerous research opportunities. Students of music history, composition, and theory will find the records valuable, as well as individuals interested in researching a woman's career path in pre-and post-second world war North American society. There are records related to the music scene in both the U.S. and Canada, letters exchanged with well-known musicians, colleagues, writers and students; and many documents associated with the music publishing industry. The growth of the University of Alberta's music department is documented in the records, as is the growth of Canadian music organizations. The completeness, extent, and condition of the Violet Archer fonds ensure its strong informational and evidential research value.
The Doug Tomlinson fonds encompass a wide range of records, documenting the many areas of interest and pursuits Mr. Tomlinson enjoyed. As well as preserving the records that document his personal experiences, Doug Tomlinson actively collected papers associated with organizations and groups he both admired and supported. Hence, the Tomlinson fond contain a valuable collection of papers related to early agrarian organization in Western Canada, particularly the Prairie Provinces, as well as some early imprint and documents dating from just after the turn of the twentieth century. The Doug Tomlinson records arrived in two separate accessions to the University of Alberta Archives, but are merged in this finding-aid. The records arrived in files, but original order was difficult to determine. The papers within a file were generally intact, but within boxes, the files did not appear to be in any specific order. The archivist then surveyed everything to weed out duplicates, and determine series titles for the records. The series titles are based on the record contents. The records consist primarily of textual material, and include original minutes, meeting documents, correspondence, as well as published items and ephemera. In addition to the important early agriculture organization records, there are records documenting union and labour history in Alberta, with particular reference to union locals 47 and 579. Doug Tomlinson's political involvements are represented, along with photographs and pamphlets he attained from the Ukrainian Society for Friendship (dating from the 1960's and later). His involvement with the peace movement, social justice movements, and seniors' rights groups are also well-documented in his papers. There is not much of the purely personal in his collection of papers, reflecting perhaps, the huge role issues and causes played in his, and in his family's, lives. Taken together, the records represent a rich documentation of Alberta's social and political evolution from a network of strictly agrarian communities to a fully evolved post-industrial society. The records are of value to students of Canadian social and political history and supplement any discipline's study of twentieth century Alberta from economics to sociology. Their value is also located in the dearth of primary material documenting Alberta socialism and left-wing movements.
Fonds contient des textes historiques, des arbres généalogiques, des obituaires, des photos, des manuscrits, des lettres, des cartes, des textes, des autobiographies, des articles de journaux, des paroles de chants et musique, et des itinéraires.
Fonds consists of historical texts, genealogical trees, obituaries, photos, manuscripts, letters, cards, texts, autobiographies, journal articles, song lyrics and music, and itineraries.
Plamondon, Soeur Marie-Anne
The archives consist of material compiled for Shandro's research purposes, including correspondence, other notes and textual material, various Legion publications dating back to the 1930s, photographs, artwork, and ephemera. Some items (Series 1, Folder 4; Folder 35; Series 2, Gazettes) contain French text. While some of the material relates to other commands, the bulk of the collection pertains to Canadian divisions of the Legion.
The fonds consists of predominantly textual records that document the academic, business, and administrative career of Dr. Raymond Lemieux. The records remain in their original, loosely chronological order. The series are
The Raymond Lemieux fonds consists of records documenting the teaching, research and publication, and business interests he pursued throughout his life.
Fonds contient plusieurs douzaines de cassettes audio avec des entrevues pour le projet Local Culture.
Fonds consists of several dozen audio cassette tapes with interviews for the project Local Culture.
Project Local Culture
Peter Lougheed is a former premier of Alberta (1971-1985) who was in charge of the Progressive Conservative government in the province during an era of significant development for Alberta in relation to the energy sectors and provincial contribution to the national scene. Peter Lougheed was born in Calgary on July 26, 1928, son of Edgar and Edna Lougheed and grandson of Sir James Alexander Lougheed. He was educated in Calgary public schools, was awarded a BA. and LLB. from the University of Alberta in 1951 and 1952 respectively, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1954, Lougheed was elected leader of a moribund Progressive Conservative party in Alberta in 1965, and went on to win a seat in the legislature in 1967, and to become premier at the head of a new Progressive Conservative government in 1971 He was premier of the province through tumultuous years of boom and bust, the development of the energy industry, and federal-provincial conflicts. Lougheed retired from politics in 1985 after winning four successive election victories. Since leaving politics, Lougheed has been partner and counsel with Bennett Jones law firm in Calgary, active in international business pursuits, and much involved in national issues of trade and constitutional reform. Today Lougheed makes his home in Calgary. He continues to be involved in business pursuits, actively supports various organizations, and speaks out on matters of public concern. For a more complete biography see archivist’s file.
These records were in Lougheed’s custody in various locations over the years. Some of the early scrapbooks and other material in the fonds was originally assembled outside Lougheed’s office and without his direction by other interested parties and given to Lougheed as part of his memorabilia collection. Originally, prior to 1971, items collected seem to have been kept in P. C. party or Official Opposition offices, but during Lougheed’s long term as premier, they were kept in his Calgary premier’s office, and after he left public office, in his law office at Bennett Jones. They were later stored at the Ranchmen’s Club and were transferred to the Lougheed House archives in 2004.
The fonds consists of quasi-personal material collected by Lougheed during the course of his political and post-political career, along with a few pertinent items saved from his pre-political life. This is essentially a collection of items chosen by Peter Lougheed (or, in the case of newsclippings, but staff under his direction) to document that part of his life which has been in the public eye since 1965, and to showcase aspects of those public achievements which gave him particular personal satisfaction, or were simply fun, In the manner of a scrapbook, this collection was always intended as a display.
The collection documents, from Lougheed’s personal point of view and from that of the mass media, his career in Progressive Conservative party politics and campaigns throughout his tenure as premier, his official activities while in public office as leader of the opposition and premier, and his ongoing service to the community and the nation since 1985.
The Byron Kratochvil fonds documents the professional career of an important teacher, researcher, writer and administrator who was associated with the University of Alberta for over thirty years. Dr. Kratochvil attained recognition as a respected analytical chemist, and served the University of Alberta as a professor of Chemistry, chairman of the Department of Chemistry, and as an administrator in his role as Associate Vice-President (Research). The records, largely textual, document Byron Kratochvil’s career at the University of Alberta, but also touch upon his earlier teaching experiences and research interests. The records provide a significant documentation of Kratochvil’s teaching career, with several files of lecture notes, student examinations and projects, and class records. Also strongly represented in the fonds, are the records generated from the textbooks written by Kratochvil and W.E. Harris and originally computer-published by the University of Alberta. Various drafts of the textbooks are retained in the records, complete with numerous annotations, inserts, corrections and research notes. There are fairly complete files of Chemistry Department-related records in the Kratochvil fonds, which include meeting minutes, internal memorandum, and committee reports retained on an annual basis. Byron Kratochvil was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1989-1995, so the Department material for these years provides insight into the role of the Chairman, and the relationship the Department had with the larger Faculty of Science it reported to. Included also are the documents generated by the various University committees and research groups Professor Kratochvil sat on; of particular note are detailed files related to the Environmental Research and Studies Centre. A smaller series contains records generated during Byron Kratochvil’s time as Associate Vice-President (Research). A comprehensive set of Byron Kratochvil’s professional correspondence forms one series, and provides a record of his written communication with colleagues, graduate students, and scientific associations, relating to his research and various other issues. Among Kratochvil’s research interest topics are those in the area of the theory and application of sampling for chemical analysis; the measurement of free metal ion concentrations in solution; and the development of new analytical reagents and methods in nonacqueous solvents. Two smaller series contain documents linked to professional associations Professor Kratochvil supported, with textual and photographs items documenting scientific conferences and workshops he attended; as well as consulting work undertaken. The final series in this finding-aid consists of material designated as ‘personal’, although still very related to the series that precede it. Included here are copies of personnel documents related to salary and promotions, copies of CV’s and biographies as well as day planners and collected archives. The records are in excellent physical shape and because of their completeness and the broad span of years represented, provide valuable insight into one man’s career at the University of Alberta..
Kratochvil, Byron George
The Mel Hurtig fonds encompass a wide range of records, documenting the many areas of interest and pursuits Mr. Hurtig enjoyed in the professional, personal and political arenas of his life. In the first series, Hurtig Business Records, only a few files concern Hurtig’s Bookstore; most of the files relate instead to his publishing concerns. The series includes correspondence with authors and a series of files Hurtig called “Possible Future Books”, where book proposals and potential publishing projects were considered. The correspondence with authors is very interesting and the Hurtig Business records series provides the researcher with some sense of the complexity involved in the publishing world. There is extensive business correspondence files located in Series 1 and they have been arranged in date order by day, month and year. It is perhaps a misnomer to label Hurtig’s correspondence as business or personal or CIC/COC etc., because such tidy separations do not actually exist in his correspondence. All these ‘boundaries’ blend together. His letters to authors, for example, often contain information related to his CIC and COC initiatives, and the hundreds of invitations he receives for speaking engagements invite him to speak on topics encompassing his many interests and expertise. In the end, the letter-head the letters were sent on determined what series the correspondence was filed with; the letters located in this series were written on various Hurtig business logo stationery. The CIC and COC correspondence are likewise filed because of the letter-head or titles typed on the retained flimsy file copies. In more recent dates, the correspondence often consists of printed e-mails, again on numerous issues and topics, but is filed in the ‘Personal Records’ series because of when they were written in relation to Mel Hurtig’s stage of life and career. Separate finding-aids are available to the records of The Canadian Encyclopedia and The Junior Encyclopedia of Canada Mel Hurtig’s involvement with the Committee for an Independent Canada and with the Council of Canadians is well-documented in Series 2 and Series 3 of the fonds, particularly in regard to the issues both groups were involved with. Hurtig was a central figure in both organizations, and his correspondence files provide a valuable record of the day-to-day operations of these national bodies, as well as a more global view of the organizations and the public personas they presented. There are copies of board meeting documents and executive correspondence, as well as policy documentation, issue-oriented presentations, news releases and related clipping files. A major issue the COC, in particular, rallied against was the Free Trade Agreement and there is an extensive collection of research material and documents gathered for background reference and research purposes. The COC corresponded with federal politicians, well-known Canadians, and other action bodies (such as the Pro-Canada Network) in assembling their issues information library, as evidenced in the Series 3 files. Peace and disarmament issues are also extensively documented in the COC files. Series 4, consisting of Mel Hurtig’s political files, contains files related to his membership in and candidacy for the Federal Liberal Party and more extensively, his founding and leading of the National Party of Canada. The National Party records are fascinating in that they clearly document a unique event in the Canadian political landscape. In a time frame of about two years, a party was formed, ran a national election campaign, and was dissolved, with the records in this series documenting the dramatic unfolding of events. Mel Hurtig’s book writing files are retained in Series 5. There are complete drafts of the following Hurtig books: The Betrayal of Canada, At Twilight in the Country, The Vanishing Country, and Rushing to Armageddon. Chapter drafts contain editing comments, corrections and additions and deletions. There are also related clipping and publicity files that document the book signing and speaking tours post publication. Series 6 is broadly defined as personal records, and includes textual files, published material and photographs. While the files contain references to family and personal concerns, again there is the blurring of boundaries with a lot of the e-mail correspondence focusing on political and issue-oriented topics. Hurtig corresponds with well-known Canadians in campaigns designed to oppose missile defense, call attention to issues of Canadian sovereignty and affect political change. The photographs span a period of some sixty years, and also included in this series is a collection of books given to Hurtig by their authors, with Hurtig usually referenced in the book. The final series, Series 7, contains audio-visual records including video-tapes, cassette tapes, and compact discs. The subject matter of this material references all the previous series topics, and is listed in date order. The records are in excellent physical shape and provide a very complete documentation of the activities and passions of a well-known Canadian.