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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.

Brian Llewellyn Evans fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-2014

The Dr. Brian Llewellyn Evan fonds is a very rich and diverse acquisition of materials depicting the life and primarily teaching and research career of Brian Evans. The fonds comprises a broad scope of records comprising mainly of textual materials reflective of his teaching, research travel and role as a professor of history, University administrative functions in various roles and his involvement with the Chinese Community in Alberta.

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Human Rights Institute of Canada fonds

  • UAA-2013-051
  • Fonds
  • 1928-2012

The Human Rights Institute of Canada fonds contains the records of the Human Rights Institute of Canada and its founder and president, Marguerite Ritchie. The Human Rights Institute of Canada is an independent, not for profit, non-partisan research group which conducts and promotes research into issues that impede equality for Canadians, as per the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a specific focus on women’s equality. This Institute was founded by Ottawa based lawyer, Marguerite Ritchie, a former lawyer for the Department of Justice and Vice-Chair of the Anti-Dumping Tribunal. The fundamental premise of the Institute was to provide expert legal research to the Canadian people in the same way that the Department of Justice gives legal advice to the Government of Canada. As founder and President, Marguerite Ritchie set the tone for the Institute and this fonds also contains her papers from before she founded the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

The materials in this fonds date from 1934 to 2013. Materials from the Human Rights Institute of Canada are from 1973 to 2013, while legal research materials date back to the 1700s. The fonds pertains predominately to Canada, with some research on the United States of America (USA), Europe, the Soviet Union (USSR), the Middle East, and Africa. With the exception of United Nations conferences and research on Israel, most of the research on other nations and regions is for a point of comparison for rights, equality, and politics.

The fonds contains three types of materials: those of Marguerite Ritchie from her personal life and career before she founded the Human Rights Institute of Canada, those relating to the functioning of the institute, such as administrative records, and those relating to the work of the Institute produced mainly by President Marguerite Ritchie. Documents from the work of the Human Rights Institute of Canada is the largest portion of the fonds. Materials produced by the Institute were generated mostly by the projects it was involved with, including tracking issues over the course of years and its efforts to publicise its research in the media and the government. This fonds does not contain working papers of volunteers. Function based Institute records document the Human Rights Institute of Canada’s founding, its procedures, funding, support, and organisation. Materials of founder Marguerite Ritchie contain research from her work at the Department of Justice and the Anti-Dumping Tribunal, Anti-Dumping Tribunal procedures, her personal experiences facing sexism and gender discrimination while working for the federal government. It also includes her personal research on women’s issues which she began while working for the Department of Justice and which became a life-long passion.

The Human Rights Institute of Canada addresses issues of women’s equality, human rights, the United Nations and international law, Canadian laws and equality, the functioning of government, equality in the justice system, the relationship between the federal governments and the provinces, and funding and support for the Institute. Major projects the Institute worked on to address these issues include Persons Case II, Senate reform, the Meech Lake Accord and Charlottetown Accord, status equality for aboriginal women, the Expropriation of Nanoose Bay, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the high arctic relocations, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women and following the development of the status of women, Quebec separatism, and the Official Languages Act and bilingualism. The most common document types are newspaper clippings, memorandum, correspondence, press releases, reports, legislation, House of Commons and Senate debates, committee minutes and proceedings from Parliament, promotional materials, and government publications. Newspaper clippings are mostly annotated with citations and marginalia. The fonds also contains a significant number of Dialogue magazines; Marguerite Ritchie was a long time contributor to this magazine, which publishes reader contributed articles on political and social issues from a variety of perspectives.

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David McKnight fonds

  • PS 8237 M6 D38
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2012

Fonds consist of David McKnight’s Canadian Little Magazine and Small Press archive, reflecting his interest in documenting the history of this genre of Canadian publishing, and include the pioneering work in the field done by Wynne Francis whose research files form part of the fonds. Through both of their collecting, the David McKnight fonds consists of materials which cover the history of Canadian small press publishing from 1923-2010.

The designation of the series was arrived at after considering the ordering of the material as it was received at Bruce Peel Special Collections. It was clear that there was an original ordering of the files, often according to an alphabetical or chronological scheme, and the files had titles. David McKnight separated his files broadly into those associated with his mentor and advisor, Wynne Francis, and his own research/collection files, and as much as possible, this structure is maintained. Series titles were arrived at after considering the collection in its entirety, and the apparent order implied by McKnight’s file listings and comments. The material was received in two shipments, but was intended as one donation, so some assignment of series and file titles, combining the material in the two shipments, was necessary. The records are almost all textual, although there are three microfilm reels, two cassette tapes, and two photographs.

Taking into consideration both the information provided by David McKnight in a letter to the Head of Bruce Peel Special Collections, and the contents of the records received, six series and several sub-series were established to better facilitate access to the collection.

Walter Edgar Harris fonds

  • 2012-27
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 2011

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

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

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

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PE001909 - Grant MacEwan College Fine Art program poster

Poster advertising Grant MacEwan College’s Fine Art program. Includes images of student art, student testimonials and a description of the program and information for applicants. Has tear-off perforated information slips at the bottom, giving details on how to apply. Has an Edmonton Art Gallery Library stamp on the back, dated March 21, 2003.

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PE001917 - Water Garden: Tomoyo Ihaya exhibition poster

Poster advertising the exhibition: “Water Garden: Tomoyo Ihaya,” shown from October 15-26, 2002 at the University of Alberta’s Fab Gallery. Carried out as a visual presentation for their Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking degree. Poster includes an image of a work by Ihaya.

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PE001907 - Edmonton Public Library “Planting Seeds of Knowledge” poster

Poster for Edmonton Public Library, encouraging readers to “Join the Library and Invest in Your Mind.” Primary text reads “Planting Seeds of Knowledge.” Printed in celebration of Edmonton Small Business Week, October 22-28, 2000. Background photo depicts Jim Edwards, President and CEO of Economic Development Edmonton, sitting outside of the Muttart Conservatory with a stack of business-related books from the Edmonton Public Library.

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PE001899 - Carnival Ex Libris poster

Poster advertising the “first-ever Carnival Ex Libris,” to be held by the Edmonton Public Library on Saturday, November 4, 2000 at the Westin hotel. “Tickets $100.” Has an illustration of books with clown faces on them.

PE001963 - Impact ’99 exhibition poster

Poster for the “Impact ‘99” exhibition held to showcase the work of University of Alberta’s 1999 Bachelor of Design graduating class. Held from April 27 – May 9, 1999 in the University’s Fine Arts Building Gallery.

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PE001929 - Model Homes: Explorations in Alternative Living exhibition poster

Poster advertising the Model Homes: Explorations in Alternative Living exhibition held at the Edmonton Art Gallery from September 10 to November 12, 1999. Featured work by Kim Adams, Eleanor Bond, Don Lawrence, Liz Magor and Lucy Orta. Poster has images of works from the exhibitions, feature concepts and constructions of non-traditional housing designs.

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PE001962 - Impact ’99 exhibition poster

Poster for the “Impact ‘99” exhibition held to showcase the work of University of Alberta’s 1999 Bachelor of Design graduating class. Held from April 27 – May 9, 1999 in the University’s Fine Arts Building Gallery.

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Candas Jane Dorsey fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957 - 1993

Candas Jane Dorsey Writing – Finding Aid

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UAA-2003-051

Accession consists of 207 5 1/4 inch floppy disks primarily of file backups of Candas Jane Dorsey’s literary career, containing short stories, novels, poems, drafts, editing and freelance work including the titles "Poetry - A Dancer in that Country - 1985 Revision," "Black Cat," "Machine Sex: And Other Stories," "Everybody's a Stranger in Somebody's Country," and "Hardwired Angel." Accession also contains 2 sound recordings consisting of poems and songs from the “Crystal - Edm. Folk Club.” Textual records are of Candas Dorsey’s personal papers.

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PE001923 - Michelangelo Rediscovered lecture poster

Poster advertising a lecture by Dr. Walter Persegati of the Vatican Museum entitled “Michelangelo Rediscovered: The Cleaning of the Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel,” held at the University of Alberta on December 3, 1990. Red and blue text on a white background.

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PE002080 - 1990 Edmonton Jesuit College 1939-40 Philosophy Class Reunion souvenir book manuscript

  • Printed computer manuscript of the May 1990 Reunion of the 1939-40 Philosophy Class of the Edmonton Jesuit College. Includes CVs of the attendees, photos, a list of school Fathers from 1931-1942, and lyrics to songs. Attendees: Henri Bonnet, Lucien Bonnet, Gérard Breton, Claude de Champlain, Camille Georget, Paul Huot, Joseph Moreau, Roger Mutot, Robert Brunelle, Roger Dupuis, Edmour Gaudet, Gustave Houle, Clément Lagassé, Jean-Louis Lebel and Roger Lebeuf.

  • The manuscript is enclosed but not bound in an orange ring binder covered with doodles.

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PE001946 - University of Alberta BFA Art and Design Show 1989 exhibition poster

Poster for the 1989 University of Alberta BFA Art and Design Show, an exhibition of graduating students’ work held at ManuLife place from March 17-31, 1989.

Artists listed: Suraiya Ali, David Allen, Jennifer Annesley, Brad Brechin, Michael Charko, Sue Cloake, Margaret Day, Candace Dickens, Jim Dickinson, Nick Dobson, Sherry Dunn, Kimberly Fjordbotten, Linda Fraske, Martin Fuchs, Karen Gelderman, Shane Gienow, Steve Greenland, Kim Harris, Corrie Heringa, Karl Janot, Wenda Jansen, Bianca Kahn, Debra King, Rod Knudslien, Connie Kowalski, Deb Lalonde, Dave La Riviere, Yam Lau, Mare Maxwell, Janet McGovern, Ann McLean, Lynette Melnyk-Cary, Lesley Menzies, Patricia Pang, Mark Schovanek, Patti Seekins, Deirdre Smart, David Svendsen, Randy Troppmann, Susan Vance, Susan A. Williams, Heather Wooldridge, Angus Wyatt, Kitty Yuen, George Zarkadas and John Zuck.

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UAA-2007-097

Multiple media includes approximately 10 wood blocks (images of graduating classes and UA Staff) as well as a plaque presented to the UAL in 1988 from UMI (unknown) identifying UAL as an Early English Books Research Centre. Also includes photographic negatives and one positive of UAL Staff.

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UAA 2018-011

Accession comprises 20 cm of Multiple Media.
Accession consists of one VHS entitled "And So They Move" (running time 14 minutes 41 seconds, Nine 3" x 4" Colour Photographs, and and Nine untitled 8 mm Film Reels (18 cm diameter) .

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PE001908 - Alberta Clay Sculpture: Six Artists exhibition catalogue and poster

Poster for the Alberta Clay Sculpture: Six Artists exhibition shown at the Edmonton Art Gallery between November 9 and December 16, 1979. Front of the poster has photographs of one work by each of the six artists: John Chalke, John King, Neil Fiertel, Angelika Wanke, Terrence Keller and Mary Shannon Will. Back has catalogue with an introduction to the exhibition written by the Associate Curator, Russel Bingham, brief biographies of the artists, a list of works included, and other details of the exhibition.

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PE001931 - Zaharichuk exhibition poster and catalogue

Poster and catalogue for the Zaharichuk exhibition, featuring the works of Doris Zaharichuk, shown by the Edmonton Art Gallery from December 9, 1978 – January 8, 1979. Includes an image of a Zaharichuk painting, a brief biographical timeline of her life, and a list of works included in the exhibition.

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PE001913 - Zaharichuk exhibition poster and catalogue

Poster and catalogue for the Zaharichuk exhibition, featuring the works of Doris Zaharichuk, shown by the Edmonton Art Gallery from December 9, 1978 – January 8, 1979. Includes an image of a Zaharichuk painting, a brief biographical timeline of her life, and a list of works included in the exhibition.

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PE000823 - Event Pamphlet - Edmonton Social Credit Women

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

PE001670 - Flush, January 24, 1956

Issue for January 24, 1956 of Flush satirical newspaper, published at the University of Alberta by the Gateway, the Student Union’s official publication. Contains articles satirizing student behaviour on campus, with emphasis on sex and drinking.

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PE001148 - 19th Annual Maritime Provinces Banquet Program and Menu

Menu and program for the 19th Annual Maritime Provinces Banquet, held at the MacDonald hotel in Edmonton. The booklet additionally contains a list Maritime Provinces Association executives, sponsors, and, on the back cover, information and sponsors for a scholarship award to Jean Keeley of Edmonton in 1947. The front cover features an illustration of a lighthouse on the coast.

PE001226 - 38th Annual Auction Sale and Show Catalogue

Booklet accompanying the 38th Annual Auction Sale and Show of cattle, taking place on the Edmonton Exhibition Grounds. The booklet includes the program of judging for the sale, administrative details about livestock purchase and shipping, judging rules, an inventory of each head of cattle being put up for auction, and an index of individuals contributing to the auction.

PE001227 - U.F.C. Bulletin

Vol. 1, No. 2 of the U.F.C. Bulletin, the official organ of the United Farmers of Canada (Alberta Section). In addition to an introductory statement on the bulletin as a whole, the issue features commentary and news articles on topics relevant to United Farmers members and the organization as a whole, including reports on the Alberta Co-op Wholesale Association, the Northern Alberta Dairy pool and the Edmonton District Co-operative Livestock agency.

PE001594 - Leaves from Photo Album of USAF in Edmonton

A collection of photographs that mostly include shots of the fire fighting crew with their equipment in front of their station house. As well as a training exercise, a plane used for training, and a possible snowed in bunkhouse. Some photos are captioned. Captions include: “Alex with Zero,” “Still the same crew,” “Alex in all pictures,” “American Air Force,” “Fire Fighting Crew,” and “Crash Crew with American Air Force.”

PE001144 - 1939 The MacDonald Hotel Dinner Menu

Dinner menu for the MacDonald Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, operated by Canadian National Railways. Menu items are divided into three categories: ‘Table d’hote’, ‘dinner de lure’, and ‘dinner a la carte’. The front cover of the booklet features an illustration of the royal train carrying George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the back cover carries text that provides further background on that subject.

PE001576 - Photographs: [Images of the 1939 royal tour of Alberta]

Alfred Blyth (1901-1980) moved to Edmonton from Scotland around 1913 and began work as a darkroom technician in 1916. He opened his own photographic studio in 1928, which he operated until his retirement in 1970. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Provincial Museum of Alberta's Alfred Blyth fonds (available online at https://hermis.alberta.ca/paa/Details.aspx?ObjectID=PR0607&dv=True&deptID=1 [accessed on 11 December 2018]).

Although the photographs are not accompanied by annotations, they appear to document the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Alberta in 1939. Images of the Royal Couple - often pictured with Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie-King and other dignitaries - and crowd scenes predominate. Events at the Legislature, Calgary City Hall, the Banff Springs Hotel, as well as arrivals and departures from airports and railway depots are present.

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PE001577 - Photo album: [Images of the 1939 royal tour of Canada]

The album documents the 1939 visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the United States. Approximately 100 of the images were taken during the Alberta portion of the tour, including pictures of events in Calgary, Banff, Bassano, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge. The remaining images capture the Royal Couple in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and the United States.

PE001071 - Rôle Call

Issues 2 – 5 of volume 3 of the monthly publication of the Edmonton Little Theatre. They contain introductions to cast members, as well as theatre-related news, commentary and a variety of advertisements. In addition, No. 3 (Jan. 24, 1938) carries a membership list for the Edmonton Little Theatre for 1937 – 1938.

PE001131 - SST Dinner Program and Menu

Program and menu for the SST dinner, held by the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta at the MacDonald Hotel in Edmonton, which featured D.E. Cameron, librarian at the University of Alberta, as a guest speaker. The booklet is elaborately illustrated, especially on the front cover.

PE001208 - Junior League of Nations Society evening program

Program booklet for “An evening devoted to Peace and a better understanding between individuals and between nations”, held at the Normal School auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta. Contains the events program, which features two plays, and their associate cast lists, acknowledgements, and a number of advertisements for products and local businesses.

PE001253 - Coronation Souvenir: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Commemorative magazine, issued by the Imperial Veterans of Canada, Edmonton Branch, on the occasion of the coronation of King George VI. The booklet includes articles on the coronation, statements from William Aberhart, Premier of Alberta, Joseph A. Clarke, Mayor of Edmonton, W. A. Griesbach, Senator (ex-Major General), and from the treasurer and chaplain of the Edmonton Branch. Also included are messages of goodwill from other organizations, in support of the coronation souvenir issue. While the features at the beginning of the booklet concentrate on the Coronation, the focus appears to shift to Imperial Veterans of Canada towards the end of the item. A substantial number of advertisements for various local businesses are included alongside the text of the booklet.

PE001897 - First anniversary of the Social Credit victory Thanksgiving service program

Program for a Thanksgiving service celebrating the victory of the Social Credit Party in the 1935 provincial election. Has images of Premier William Aberhart and MLA D.B. Mullen. Has a brief and colourful description of “The Problem of the Hour,” economic manipulation by middlemen, and the Party’s program for dealing with it. Lists the order of service, including speeches and hymns to be sung. Hymn lyrics are recorded on the back cover.

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PE002036 - Edmonton Bulletin Calgary Banff trip winners, 1935

Depicts around 50 boys, and some men, likely their chaperones, who were the winners of a contest put on by the Edmonton Bulletin in 1935 for carriers of their newspaper to win a three day trip to Calgary and Banff. They are posed in front of a Canadian Pacific train at the station, and several of the boys are holding up copies of an Edmonton Bulletin page with a headline describing the contest: “Three Glamorous, Care-free Days at Calgary-Banff for Bulletin Carrier-Salesmen.” All of the winners are wearing matching Edmonton Bulletin hats. A caption on the back identifies some of the winners.

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PE001105 - Reclaiming the West

The text of an address to a joint meeting of the Canadian Club and the Edmonton Board of Trade. The author advocates measures for the prevention of desertification on the prairies, including water conservation, dam construction and tree planting.

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PE002014 - Royal Alexandra Hospital graduating nurses group photo

Group photo of the graduating class of nurses at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, AB. 30 women in all, dressed in all-white nurse’s uniforms with ankle-length skirts, long sleeves and caps. Each is holding a bouquet of flowers and a diploma. One woman at back centre is wearing a black hat and coat; she appears to be in a position of authority.

PE001204 - Chem 56 Exercise Book

Notebook of I.S. Comfort, of Red Deer, Alberta, as used for note taking for the course Chem. 56 at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton. Contains handwritten notes – usually either quantities used in various laboratory or classroom assignments, or various mathematical calculations.

PE001069 - Program for Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 3rd Concert, 11th Season

Program for a Jan. 19, 1931 performance by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the performance program, the booklet also includes notes on each of the musical works being performed. Additionally included are a list of officers and directors of the orchestra, a personnel list, various commercial advertisements, and classified advertisements for music teachers.

"First mail flight from Edmonton Fort Simpson via Fort McMurray - Chipewyan - Fort Smith - Fort Resolution - Hay River Fort Providence - Fort Simpson - on the McKenzie [sic] River - Jan 1929"

Envelope labelled "First mail flight from Edmonton Fort Simpson via Fort McMurray - Chipewyan - Fort Smith - Fort Resolution - Hay River Fort Providence - Fort Simpson - on the McKenzie [sic] River - Jan 1929", contains:
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm print of group of men, sleds, and dog teams next to aircraft in snow, registration G-CASN, caption reads "Fort Resolution, Resolution 1929"
b&w ; 9 cm x 15 cm print of group of men next to aircraft, one standing out of cockpit, caption reads "Getting started - after over night temperature of -56˚F - below zero. CHD in cockpit with top section of engine cover. Crew man mechanic on ground with lower section" [has negative]
b&w ; 9 cm x 11 cm print of dog team pulling man and sled from aircraft, caption reads "On the river Fort Simpson Jan 1929" [other prints appear in 6-140] [has negative]
b&w ; 9 cm x 14 cm print of group of people around aircraft in the snow, mail bags beside, one man stands out of cockpit, caption reads "Fort Resolution NWT, Jan 25th 1929 first flight with mail. [Insp. Reilly]"

"Negatives, High River & Edm., RCAF Mar 31 1924 to Mar 31/1927, Keep, not for 60 ann"

Kodak envelope containing HBC envelope labelled "Negatives, High River & Edm., RCAF Mar 31 1924 to Mar 31/1927, Keep, not for 60 ann" contains:
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting Clennell Dickins
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting 2 men standing at the tail of an aircraft [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 7 cm x 11 cm film negative depicting Clennell Dickins and another man standing at the tail of same aircraft [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting man wearing puttees [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting man in flight suit standing next to biplane aircraft
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting man in flight suit standing next to building
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting man in flight suit with parachute
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting man in flight suit standing beside biplane aircraft
b&w ; 7 cm x 11 cm film negative depicting biplane aircraft with Royal Air Force roundel, 'EC' markings
b&w ; 5 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting automobile being used to start a biplane aircraft [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm film negative depicting man in uniform with cane, standing in front of hangar
b&w ; 7 cm x 11 cm film negative depicting biplane aircraft with Royal Air Force roundel [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 7 cm x 11 cm film negative depicting aircraft in hangar, automobile adjacent [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 8 cm x 13 cm film negative depicting aerial photograph of Alberta Legislature and surrounding community [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 8 cm x 13 cm film negative depicting aerial photograph of Edmonton cityscape, Hotel Macdonald at centre
b&w ; 8 cm x 13 cm film negative depicting aerial photograph of Edmonton cityscape [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 8 cm x 13 cm film negative depicting aerial photograph of University of Alberta, Edmonton [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 7 cm x 11 cm film negative depicting man standing in front of building
b&w ; 5 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting 2 men in biplane aircraft with Royal Air Force roundel, 'DN' markings
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm film negative depicting man in uniform wearing long overcoat
b&w ; 5 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting biplane aircraft outside hangar
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm film negative depicting portrait of a man in uniform standing beside fence
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm film negative depicting what appears to be crashed aircraft
b&w ; 7 cm x 11 cm film negative depicting man in uniform standing next to biplane aircraft
b&w ; 7 cm x 11 cm film negative depicting man in uniform standing next to biplane aircraft, closer shot
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting portrait of man in uniform standing next to biplane aircraft
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting portrait of man in uniform, with cane standing next to biplane aircraft
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm film negative depicting portrait of a man in uniform standing beside fence [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting man in uniform standing next to biplane aircraft [print in 9-202]
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm film negative depicting man in flight suit standing in front of biplane aircraft wings
b&w ; 8 cm x 13 cm film negative depicting group portrait of 3 men in suits standing next to building

PE000858 - Letter Seeking to Promote a Song

A handwritten letter to the editor of the Edmonton Bulletin from S. K. Larson. The letter requests that the Edmonton Bulletin write a few lines on the publication of Larson's song, "The Rose of My Heart," issued by Dearborn Music Co. of Chicago. It has been published in England, Australia, and the United States. Larson mentions that he was a pioneer of Stony Plain in the Edmonton District, having settled there in 1894 for 15 years, although he now lives in Prince Rupert, B.C. Attached is a short notice announcing the song’s success published by The Evening Empire newspaper, from Prince Rupert, B.C. There is a red, 3 cent Canadian stamp featuring King George V's portrait on the bottom right of the letter.

PE001557 - Photographs: [Images of Edmonton and surrounding area]

The origins of the album are unclear, but it could be the record of British immigrants to northern Alberta. The verso of the loose portrait contains a photographer's stamp that includes a Westbourne Grove address, a retail area of west London. Several of the earliest photographs appear to be taken from a ship in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (including a picture of an iceberg), which could indicate a trans-Atlantic trip.

The majority of photographs, however, are from Alberta locales: Fallis, Rexboro, Lake Wabumun, and, most commonly, Edmonton. The album contains several photographs of the Hudson's Bay Company's 250th anniversary pageant held in Edmonton on 8 May 1920. There are also Edmonton images of the University of Alberta, cutting ice from the river, and Cree and Blackfoot participants in an unnamed 1922 event.

Many of the images are of individuals - presumably family members and friends - in agricultural and other settings. The captions do not always fully identify the subjects, but several surnames are mentioned: Bennett, Cannell, Margerison, Warning, Mullett, Merryweather, and Mills.

PE001099 - New Light on the West Bound Grain Route

Argues for the funding and construction of grain elevator facilities in Edmonton, which the authors suggest, will be necessary for Alberta farmers to take full advantage of a grain transport route to the Pacific, via Vancouver, then under development. Include is an annotated map of this westbound grain route.

PE001566 - [Photographs and printed ephemera documenting an Alberta soldier's service in World War I]

Although several captions list the individual pictured as "self" or "myself," the creator of the album does not appear to be explicitly identified. Nonetheless, several pieces of ephemera in the album - including passes and a voucher for a railway ticket - refer to a S.W. Kerley. One item carrying Mr. Kerley's name is accompanied by the caption "My last ration book in Blighty." Internal references suggest that the soldier served with the 31st Battalion, Alberta Regiment, and a S.W. Kerley is included in the nominal roll. For more information on the Regiment, please see its entry in the Canadian Great War Project Web site (available online at http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/Regimental/31stBattalion.asp [accessed on 10 December 2018]).

The album documents the experiences of an Alberta soldier during World War I from recruitment to his return from Europe. The majority of photographs capture Mr. Kerley and his fellow soldiers in a variety of settings from training in Alberta to the battlefields of Europe. The album contains portraits of soldiers taken in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Bramshott, England, as well as in Germany and Belgium. Many of the soldiers are identified at least by surname and, in some cases, more fully. There are also images of major Canadian battlefields such as Arras-Cambrai Road, Ypres, Passchendaele, and Vimy Ridge.

The 31st Battalion did not return to Canada until May of 1919, remaining in Germany to serve as part of the occupying forces. The album also documents this phase of the war, containing four photographs dated January 1919 with the accompanying captions "Outpost duty in Germany." Several pieces of ephemera also appear to be from Mr. Kerley's service during the occupation. These include the address of a German family, laundry lists, and a theatre programme from Namur, Belgium, dated 4 March 1919.

As with the photographs and postcards, the printed ephemera document many aspects of Mr. Kerley's military service. The album contains materials from the ship voyages to and from Europe, including menus, a concert programme, and a card listing berth and mess information. There is also a card from the Canadian Pacific Railway for soldiers travelling in Canada following repatriation.

Mr. Kerley also collected a number of miscellaneous souvenirs from his time in Europe, including currency and an identity card used by French and Belgian workers during the German occupation. Documents specifically related to his military service - such as a menu from a 1917 Christmas dinner, a programme from the Canadian Corps Championship (a multi-sport athletic competition held on 1 July 1918), and German and Canadian field-letter cards - are also present.

In a few cases, captions indicate the provenance of individual items, some of which appear to have been taken as souvenirs of combat. Several photographs are listed as having been found on battlefields. For example, three photographs are accompanied by these captions:
• “German N.C.O.’s found on an N.C.O. during the Amiens Drive, Aug.-1918”
• “’A German Fraulein’ found on a Hun soldier found at Neuville Vitasse”
• “Found this photo laying beside this soldier’s body after our capture of Rosiers on the Somme – 1918 Aug.”

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PE001119 - 1913 Edmonton Exhibition Sommerville Hardware Booklet

Promotional booklet issued by Sommerville Hardware Co. Ltd., on the occasion of the 1913 Edmonton Exhibition. Contains advertisements, primarily for Sommerville Hardware, or for items sold by the company, but also contains several pages of advertisements for the Edmonton Metal Works Co. Ltd. The back cover features descriptions and directions to city parks in Edmonton.

PE001620 - Men Standing in Front of Astoria Hotel

A photograph of three men posing on a dirt road. In the back is the Astoria Hotel. The men are captioned as “Brodeau,” “Cross,” and “Walky.” On the back of the mounting board is an advertisement for “Blair’s Photographs of G.T.P. Ry. Construction, Lumbering, Farming, and other scenes illustrating real life in Canada. Address, Edwin C. Blair, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.” According to dealer’s note, this photo was taken in Edmonton.

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PE001679 - Diary of Trip Through Canada

Diary and scrapbook written, compiled and bound by Anna Coombs, documenting her 1909 trip from London, England, through parts of Canada and the U.S. Describes visiting Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Banff, among other locations. Describes her experience of the journey, including the landscape and social life in Western Canada. Anecdotes include an account of visiting a Doukhabour village (pp. 36-7), and an incident where the car that the party is travelling in catches fire and is destroyed while travelling down a straw-covered road (pp. 37-38). Latter half includes a scrap book with postcards, brochures, time-tables, railway maps, etc. glued to the pages.

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PE001245 - Edmonton Promotional photo booklet

Promotional booklet on the City of Edmonton, issued by the Edmonton Board of Trade. The inside page contains a brief list of facts and statistics on contemporary Edmonton; affixed to the page opposite is a fold-out photographic feature, with 27 photographs of various locations in the city.

PE002030 - First members of Edmonton Fire Department No. 3 Fire Station

A composite image with portraits of the 8 first members of the Edmonton Fire Department’s No. 3 fire station arranged around an image of the station itself. Members depicted: E. E. Owen, W. H. Soles, W. G. Henderson, S. McNaughton (Lieutenant), T. G. Lauder (Captain), R. W. Broder (electrician), W. J. Blitch and C. A. Southgate.

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PE001559 - Photographs: [Alberta scenes]

The creator of the album is not explicitly identified, but visual evidence suggests he may have been Lorne Muir. Two images identified as "Lorne Muir" or "L. Muir" appear to match photographs containing the captions "self" or "myself." From 1911 into the 1950s, Edmonton Henderson's directories contain entries for a Lorne Muir, first as a resident of the Mortlake Block and subsequently of other local addresses. He began work as a clerk at Revillon Bros., eventually becoming manager of its hardware department. He later worked at Ashdown's Hardware. The album contains photographs of Revillon buildings as well as the interior of an apartment accompanied by the caption "Rooms, Mortlake Block."

The album consists largely of photographs of individuals - presumably friends, family, and colleagues - in a variety of settings ranging from mountain and ranch scenes to residential and commercial venues. The subjects are often identified by first name and, in many cases, more fully. Although there are a number of British Columbia locales represented, the bulk of the images appear to have been taken in Alberta. There are several photographs and postcards of the Edmonton flood of 1915. The postcards include images of the 1899 flood and prospective miners heading north to the Klondike gold rush.

PE001273 - "Calgary: Alberta's Capital"

Vol. 49, No. 13,550 (July 29, 1893) of the Saturday Globe. The feature article “Calgary: Alberta’s Capital” provides, despite its title, a broad overview of the province of Alberta, including Edmonton, and small towns such as Olds. Accompanying photographs depict various scenes from the province, including prairie landscape shots, agriculture, and town buildings.

In addition to the feature article, a number of brief miscellaneous articles and stories are carried on the last page of the newspaper. A number of advertisements for products and businesses are also present.

PE001275 - “Edmonton and the Saskatchewan Valley”

Vol. 49, No. 13,514 (June 17, 1893) of the Saturday Globe. The feature article “Edmonton and the Saskatchewan Valley” provides a description of Edmonton and the surrounding environs. As the municipality was still small at the time of writing, much of the content revolves around rural living; however, there is still an in-depth exploration of major Edmonton landmarks and businesses. Accompanying photographs depict both landscapes and scenery outside Edmonton, as well as major buildings within the municipality.

The Globe newspaper, to which the Saturday Globe was a supplement, is bound to the back of the supplement. However, the parent newspaper does not appear to carry substantive content on the Prairie Provinces. Both the supplement and its parent newspaper carry, in addition to articles and editorials, a number of advertisements for products and businesses.

PE001619 - Pioneers of Edmonton, N.W.T.

A group of well dressed men posing in front of a hotel. The name of the hotel is cut off, but “A Hotel” as well as “L. Kelly Prop” are visible on the building. The photo is captioned with “No. 380. Pioneers of Edmonton, N.W.T., Nov. 4th 1891.” The mount has “F. Steele, 474 Main Street, Winnipeg” on it.

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PE001678 - Letter describing a North West Police mutiny

Letter from Rev. Andrew Baird in Edmonton addressed to a Miss P.L. Cook of Toronto. Describes a mutiny that took place among the North West Police over promotions. Thanks her affectionately for a photograph she sent. Autograph letter signed.

Transcription:
My Dear Miss Cook,

I began a note acknowledging yours of last week before the last mail left but I did not get time to finish it before the mail closed and know although I have left it off till the last day before the mail goes out again, I cannot deny myself Mrs. Johanson [?] of writing a few words before your next letter comes.

I do not know why you think your photograph had a depressing effect on me. Was it because I spoke of home sickness in the last letter? Now I must tell you that home sickness, in this mild form in when it attacks me is not this morbid and dispiriting thing you suspect, but a tender and refining influence which I welcome rather than otherwise, because it shows me that the wild west with its cowboys and its broncos and and its gaudy spectators has not hardened me beyond this humanizing grown of our affection that I sometimes find myself looking upon as old fashioned. Your inscriptions banish it -- from a wrong diagnosis of the case. On the mantelpiece it is --. It is to be my inspiration.

Edmonton is all excitement over a mutiny in the Mounted Police force which has been going on for the last four or five days. Six new men were promoted to corporals over the heads of men of longer experience and the men rebelled. The commanding officer Major Griesbach is a man of small caliber and form in at first and then the men made other demands. Matters went on from bad to worse till today when by a man, the malcontents were divided and and 18 arrests were made. The town had to be ransacked for chains to make the shackles for them. 12 men were interviewed, the Major confessed that they were equally with those arrested and asked to be imprisoned too!!

The weather is beautiful. Every day for the past week has been warm and sunshiny a decided change from January.

Yours willfully,
Andrew Baird

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PE001562 - [Photo album containing predominantly Edmonton and Alberta images]

Some of the images are identified as from Edmonton's Alfred Blyth Studios. Alfred Blyth (1901-1980) moved to Edmonton from Scotland around 1913 and began work as a darkroom technician in 1916. In 1928, he opened his own studio, which he operated until his retirement in 1970. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Provincial Museum of Alberta's Alfred Blyth fonds (available online at https://hermis.alberta.ca/paa/Details.aspx?ObjectID=PR0607&dv=True&deptID=1 [accessed on 12 December 2018]).

Approximately half of the album's photographs document Edmonton and area landscapes, buildings, and events. These include images of the Legislature, the Public Library, local golf courses, the 1937 Coronation celebration, and the dedication of the Cenotaph. The remaining images capture scenes elsewhere in Alberta - for example, Banff, Jasper, and Cooking Lake - or outside the province. There are a number of photographs of Vancouver and the Pacific Coast of the United States. Northern scenes are particularly prominent, including images of Alaska and a page of photographs accompanied by the notation "Eskimo scenes."

PE001569 - Photographs: [Images of a tour of Alberta mining towns]

The album appears to document a tour through Alberta. Industrial and transportation themes are particularly prominent. Many of the photographs capture scenes from coal-mining communities such as Mercoal, Coleman, and Frank, There are several photographs of aircraft and boats in Fort McMurray and elsewhere in northern Alberta. The remaining images capture mountain scenes as well as various towns and cities across Alberta, including several photographs of Edmonton and Calgary.

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