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Salon d'Histoire de la Francophonie Albertaine fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1870 [photocopied 198-?] - 1986

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

Tourism ephemera collection

  • Collection
  • [19--?]-[200-?]

The Tourism ephemera collection contains booklets, pamphlets, guidebooks, and other promotional publications related to various tourist attractions. These materials have been divided into four categories:
• Museums and Historic Sites
• Parks and Natural Areas
• Visitor Guides
• Miscellaneous
The categories are further subdivided by location.

Supplemental tourism ephemera collection

  • Collection
  • [19--?]-[200-?]

The Supplemental tourism ephemera collection contains booklets, pamphlets, guidebooks, and other promotional publications related to various tourist attractions. These materials have been divided into four categories:
• Museums and Historic Sites
• Parks and Natural Areas
• Visitor Guides
• Miscellaneous
The categories are further subdivided by location.
The contents of the Supplemental tourism ephemera collection are housed in a single container, listed as STE Box 1.

Fur Trade Collection

  • FC 3207 F85
  • Collection
  • 1666 - 1871

This archival collection is composed of textual and graphic materials related to the Hudson's Bay Company, the fur trade in Canada, and early European settlement in Canada. The collection includes correspondence between high-ranking employees at Hudson's Bay Company fur trade posts, personal correspondence between settlers or Hudson's Bay Company employees and their families, and Hudson's Bay Company reports, proclamations, contracts, and others records. The involvement of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian fur trade is also described throughout this collection. With a few exceptions, most items within the collection were created during the early- to mid-1800s.

Keenlyside Fur Trade Collection

  • FC 3212 K44
  • Collection
  • 1676-1933

This archival collection contains a variety of documents pertaining to the fur trade and other political events in Canada between the years 1676 and 1933. Specifically, it contains printed material regarding the formation of the colony of British Columbia and its incorporation into Canada, as well as manuscripts that describe agreements and treaties made between the governments of the United States and Britain. The archive includes a wide range of business documents, including promissory notes, warrants, and other legal documents relating to payments and goods. It also contains a selection of Voyageur Contracts and documents pertaining to the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company.

William A.S. Sarjeant geological and palaeontological ephemera collection

  • Collection
  • 1750 - 2003

The William A.S. Sarjeant geological and palaeontological ephemera collection contains a wide variety of materials (monographs, reports, journals, reprints. guidebooks, etc.) related to the study of geology and palaeontology. Some papers from non-geological fields of scientific inquiry are also present.

Agricultural serials and ephemera collection

  • Collection
  • 1831-2013

The Agricultural serials and ephemera collection contains a variety of publications related to agriculture and rural life. These materials have been divided into four categories - Bound compilations; Journals, reports, and catalogues; Miscellaneous ephemera; and Monographic series. These categories are further subdivided by location of publishing body.

William Pearce Fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0353
  • Fonds
  • 1858 - 1930

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

Pearce, William

Heber C. Jamieson fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0302
  • Fonds
  • 1861 - 1961

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.

Thurston Lacalli Marine Taxonomy Collection

  • Collection
  • 1865 - 1997

The collection consists primarily of journal offprints and photocopied articles bound into volumes according to subject matter. This material was collected as part of Professor Lacalli’s personal library on marine invertebrate reproduction and development.

Lacalli, Thurston

Georges Durocher fonds

  • UAA-2019-015
  • Fonds
  • 1869-2004 [predominantly 1904-1984]

Le fonds est constitué de documents variés sur différents supports tels que : des microfilms, des annales, des livres, des journaux, des revues, des annuaires, des extraits de livres, des biographies, des recueils de chants, des illustrations, des extraits de conférence, des notices historiques, des notes de recherche, des bulletins, des mémoires, des coupures d’articles, des carnets de voyage, des livrets publicitaires, des annonces publicitaires, des bribes d’histoire, des notes d’études, des articles publiés dans des journaux, des rapports de réunion, des ordres de jour, des statuts et règlements, des feuilles de renseignements, des formulaires, des poèmes, des négatifs de photos, des lettres, des cartes géographiques, des prospectus, des brochures, des interviews, les inventaires, des logos, des dépliants, les horaires de cours, un recueil des anciens collégiens mort au champ d’honneur pendant le 2e guerre mondiale, des feuillets liturgiques, liste des évêques d’Edmonton 1871-1973, des brochures des jeux du Commonwealth d’Edmonton 1976-1978, les horaires des émissions de Ici Radio-Canada pendant les jeux du Commonwealth d’Edmonton 1978, des bribes d’histoire de la communauté franco-albertaine, des albums souvenirs, des circulaires, des portraits historiques, des albums souvenirs, des conférences, des index, des cassettes audio.

The fonds contains various documents in different formats such as: microfilms, annals, books, journals, magazines, directories, book excerpts, biographies, songbooks, illustrations, conference excerpts, historical records, research notes, bulletins, memoires, newspaper clippings, travel journals, promotional booklets, advertisements, historical snippets, study notes, articles published in journals, meeting reports, agendas, statutes and rules, instruction sheets, forms, poems, photo negatives, letters, maps, prospectuses, brochures, interviews, inventories, logos, pamphlets, class schedules, a collection of the college alumni who died in the field of honor during the 2nd World War, liturgical leaflets, a list of bisophes in Edmonton from 1871-1973, brochures for the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton from 1976-1978, the broadcast schedule of Ici Radio-Canada during the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, notes on the history of the Franco-Albertan community, souvenir albums, conferences, indexes, and audio cassettes.

Durocher, Georges

Sir Samuel Steele Collection

  • 2008.1
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1978

Contains correspondences, personal and professional papers, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, financial and legal records, and AV materials. The collection is mainly comprised of records created by Samuel Steele, Marie Harwood Steele, Harwood Steele, and Flora Steele.

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Macdonell, Albert Edward Cortland

Robert Bell Collection

  • QE 22 B45 A4
  • Collection
  • 1872-1911

The collection contains correspondence, field notes, and receipts that pertain to Robert Bell. This collection is organized into two series. The correspondence in Series 1 are arranged by name of correspondent. Most correspondence are incoming letters to Dr Bell sent to the Geological survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, from locations across Canada. The field notes in Series 2 are arranged chronologically.

Bell, Robert

Annora Brown fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0246
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1982

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Annora Brown, and includes correspondence, scrapbooks, sketches, reviews, clippings, reference materials and photographs. The majority of the materials date from 1926 to 1982, and were donated in one accession (UAA-1982-116).

Brown, Annora

Roger Pocock archives

  • FC 3216.3 P63 R64
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1991, predominant 1881 - 1931

The Roger Pocock Archive comprises of records created by or about Roger Pocock. Records created and collected by Pocock were done so over the course of his life and reflect his travels, occupations, and correspondence. These records include his scrapbooks, diaries, letters, contracts, clippings, published materials, photographs, and postcards. Records about Pocock were mostly created posthumously and include biographies and documents about the Legion of Frontiersmen. The archive is arranged into three series: Personal Papers, Published/Printed Materials, and Photographs and Postcards.

Pocock, Roger

Roger Motut fonds

  • UAA-2019-031
  • Fonds
  • 1882 - 2013

Ce fonds contient des rapports et documents, notes, reçus, journaux personnels, correspondence, cartes de voeux, certificats, documents légaux et successoraux, documents commémoratifs, des discours, photos de familles, records de service militaire, curriculum vitae, documents de conférences, brochures d'associations, des journaux, des bulletins et documents de réunions, des extraits de journaux et livres reliés a l'histoire de la famille Motut. Les matériaux sont des documents familiales et personnels relié au Dr. Roger Motut, son épouse Jeanne (Boisvert), et famille; le travail professionnel de Dr. Motut et son implication avec un variété d'associations tel que la Fédération Canadienne-française de l'Ouest, l'Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française, le Collège des Jésuites d’Edmonton, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, ACFA (Association Canadienne-française de l’Alberta), Le Conseil de la vie française en Amérique, Société Radio-Canada, Société historique de la Saskatchewan, Collège Saint-Jean and Faculté Saint-Jean; ainsi qu'une variété de rapports et documents sur la littérature Canadienne-française, la culture, l'éducation, le language, et l'histoire; bilinguisme, l'histoire Métis, et une variété d'histoires de familles et individus Canadien-français.

Fonds contains Reports and papers, notes, receipts, personal journals, correspondence, greeting cards, certificates, legal and estate documentation, commemorative documents, speeches, family photos, military service records, curriculum vitae, conference materials, association brochures, journals, bulletins and meeting documentation, newspaper clippings and books pertaining to the Motut family history. Records include personal family documents relating to Dr. Roger Motut, his wife Jeanne (Boisvert), and family; Dr. Motut’s professional work and his involvement with various associations including Fédération Canadienne-française de l’Ouest, Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française, Collège des Jésuites d’Edmonton, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, ACFA (Association Canadienne-française de l’Alberta), Le Conseil de la vie française en Amérique, Société Radio-Canada, Société historique de la Saskatchewan, Collège Saint-Jean and Faculté Saint-Jean; as well as various reports and papers on French-Canadian literature, culture, schooling, language and history; bilingualism; Métis history; and various histories of French-Canadian families and individuals.

Motut, Roger

Julian Mills fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0336
  • Fonds
  • 1886 - 1979

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

Mills, Julian

Reta Rowan fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0362
  • Fonds
  • 1886 - 1979

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.

Rowan, Reta

Rutherford, Jamieson, Rutherford and Mccuaig fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1924

Fonds consists of general correspondence, financial records and client case files of the law firm of Rutherford, Jamieson, Rutherford and Mccuaig and its predecessors.

Rutherford, Jamieson, Rutherford and Mccuaig

Stuart Duncan fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0492
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1945

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Stuart Duncan.

Stuart, Duncan

C.W. Mathers fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0413
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980-1900]

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, Charles Wesley

Educational ephemera collection

  • Collection
  • 1900-

This collection contains material related to the curricula, administration (including documents generated by departments of education and school boards), student life, and alumni activity of various educational organizations ranging from K-12 through post-secondary institutions.
The scholarly and creative output of students and faculty are not generally included here. Literary magazines – since they are often inextricably linked to student newspapers and yearbooks – stand as an exception. Some materials related to extra-curricular student societies and activities such as sports, drama, choirs, etc. will be described in other collections. Exceptions are made, however, for extra-curricular activities that do not possess an obvious home within other categories. For example, documents related to debating societies may be found here.
Categories of materials found here include:
• Yearbooks
• Student newspapers and other publications
• Handbooks and guides
• Alumni newsletters and reunion programmes
• Postcards
• Calendars
• Promotional pamphlets and brochures
• Programmes, dance cards, invitations etc. related to graduation ceremonies and other school-related social events
• Student directories and phonebooks
• Materials produced by and for home and school associations

Theresa Alta Iddings fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1988

Fonds consists of records collected and created by Theresa Alta Wilton (née Iddings), from the University of Alberta Class of '24.

Wilton, T. Alta (née Iddings)

Gratien Allaire fonds

  • UAA-2019-030
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1991 [predominantly 1984-1991]

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.

Allaire, Gratien

Edmonton Academy of Medicine fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0181
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1914

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Edmonton Academy of Medicine.

Edmonton Academy of Medicine

St. Stephen's College fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0148
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1979

Fonds consists of records pertaining to St. Stephen's College and its operation.

St. Stephen's College

James McPherson Parker fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0352
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905-1990]

The James M. Parker fonds consists of photographs, sound recordings, maps, and textual material documenting the professional activities and historical research interests of James M. Parker.

Parker, James McPherson

Walter Raymond Salt fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0367
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1996

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Anatomist and Ornithologist, Walter Raymond (Ray) Salt.

Salt, Walter Raymond

Association Canadienne française de l'Alberta fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0469
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1986 [predominantly 1929-1986]

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.


Chinese Experience in Canada Collection

  • FC 106 C5 C46
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 2015

This collection offers an expansive view of the experiences of Chinese immigrants to Canada, particularly in the Prairie Provinces. While many narratives of Chinese immigration to Canada focus on the construction of the CPR, the emphasis here is on the numerous and diverse roles that Chinese immigrants played in Canada's history. This collection explores the Chinese experience through immigration, entrepreneurship, schooling, and other elements of daily life. Among other things, it is made up of photographs, scrapbooks, business documents, personal correspondence, immigration records, magazines, books, phonograph records, and event programs. A great deal of credit is due to Helen Kwan Yee Cheung, who encouraged donations from the local Chinese community thus helping to build a uniquely community-based collection.

Lucien Auclair fonds

  • UAA-2019-027
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1986

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.

Auclair, Lucien

Eugène Trottier fonds

  • UAA-2019-011
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2012 [predominantly 1955-1991]

Ce fonds présente les activités de l’ACFA, les services et la sécurité familiale contenues dans des rapports, des journaux, des ordres du jour, des annonces publicitaires, des listes et photos du personnel, des correspondances, des brochures, des conférences, des dépliants, des présentations, des procès-verbaux, des manuscrits, des livres, des annuaires, des notes pertinentes, des listes d’associés, des cartes d’affaires.

This fonds contains documentation on the activities of ACFA, the services and the familial security contained in reports, journals, agendas, public advertisements, lists and photos of staff, correspondence, brochures, conferences, pamphlets, presentations, meeting minutes, manuscripts, books, directories, pertinent notes, lists of associates, and business cards.

Trottier, Eugène

Faculty of Engineering fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0052
  • Fonds
  • 1908-[1991]

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta.

Faculty of Engineering

Soeur Marie-Anne Plamondon fonds

  • UAA-2019-045
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2003 [predominantly 1985-2003]

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

Publications Office fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0133
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1990

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the University of Alberta's Publications Office.

Publications Office

Chancellor and Senate fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0001
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1990

The Chancellor and Senate fonds are among the oldest and most significant records in the University of Alberta Archives. These records document the very inception of the University when through the University of Alberta Act in 1906, the Senate was created as the sole governing body of the University of Alberta. At its first meeting in March 1908, the Senate set the policy for the opening of the University in September 1908. The focus and mandate of the Senate has changed in the ensuing years, but it remains an important component of the University landscape. The Senate represents the public face of the University, and functions with the understanding that "an ongoing relationship with the community is fundamental to the effectiveness of the University." (Senate brochure)

The Chancellor and Senate records deposited with the University Archives span the period from the Senate's establishment as the governing body of the University, to its present functions within the University milieu. These records were received in numerous accessions over the past years, and although physically dispersed, are brought together intellectually in this comprehensive finding-aid to the fonds.

The records have been arranged within three broad series, and further arranged according to sub-series designations as well. Series 1 is the Chancellor and Senate Office administrative records, and include the Executive Officer files; Senate Office files related to Senate membership, correspondence, public relations, and financial matters; and Senate meetings. The meeting files are extensive, and fairly complete in terms of years represented. Early Senate meeting minutes were recorded in bound minute books and are complete from 1903 through 1970. Beginning in 1949, individual meeting files were maintained and contain agendas, minutes, related correspondence, and printed attachments related to specific Senate meetings. The Series 1 records present an excellent overall view of the day-to-day function of the Senate, and document its evolving role within the University of Alberta.

Series 2 records represent the Operational records of the Chancellor and Senate, and include those records related to the research and gathering of information, and the public presentation of this gathered knowledge. Sub-series within this broad series include Reports (usually ones presented to the Senate); Committees; Task Forces; and Hearings/Investigations/Commissions. The records are often quite linked within these sub-series; for example, an Ad Hoc Committee might be struck to consider a specific issue or topic, and this in turn may lead to the establishment of a task force to further develop and explore the topic, as well as prepare a comprehensive report on the findings. The Committee files document activities of the Senate standing committees and ad hoc committees, as well as joint University-wide committees with Senate representation. A particularly significant Senate activity involves the conferring of honorary degrees, and the Honorary Degree Committee files provide a wealth of information about the recipients of these degrees. Their files often contain biographical information about the recipient, nominating papers, photographs, and related correspondence. As the Chancellor is involved with all convocations, the Convocation Committee files also present a variety of information related to honorary degrees specifically, and convocation generally. There are often convocation programs, speeches, invitations, and planning documents. Within the Task Force sub-series, records concerning twenty-five task force investigations are represented, and arranged in their chronological order of establishment within the finding aid. The fourth sub-series of Hearings/Commissions/Investigations is a smaller set of records, and relates to broader University and public wide inquiries.

The final series of records relates to the Chancellors' papers. While information about the role of the Chancellor can be gleaned from all three series of records, this particular series focuses on the role of individual chancellors. Sub-series include Chancellor Installation ceremonies; Chancellor meetings; photographs; and the papers of individual Chancellors. The series is limited in that only nine individual Chancellors are represented (18 Chancellors have served the University between 1908 and 2008), and some of this information is sketchy and limited in scope. However, further information about individual Chancellors can be researched by consulting their private paper donations, or considering the correspondence files in Series 1.

The Chancellor and Senate fonds form a significant contribution to the documentation of the history and ongoing activities of the University of Alberta.

Office of the Chancellor and Senate

Department of Classics fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0027
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1988

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Classics at the University of Alberta.

Department of Classics

William Rowan Fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0363
  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1957

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.

Rowan, William

Office of the Vice-President (Facilities and Services) fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0187
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2006

Fonds consists of records related to the operations and history of the Office of the Vice-President (Facilities and Services). The fonds includes records created under the office's previous names, the Vice-President (Campus Planning and Development) and the Vice-President (Planning and Development), as well as records created by departments under the control of this office.

Office of the Vice-President (Facilities and Services)

University Libraries fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0144
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1990

Fonds consists of records related to the operations of libraries at the University of Alberta, including the Rutherford Library, Cameron Library, H. T. Coutts Education Library, John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, Winspear Business Library, and John A. Weir Memorial Law Library.

University Libraries

George J. Chapman Circus Collection

  • Collection
  • 1909-1991 (predominant 1970-1990)

The collection consists of published circus promotional materials (programs, posters, etc.), trade periodicals, records of several circus-related organizations that Chapman collected or was involved with, and miscellaneous material in a variety of media formats. The collection is divided into series by subject matter and media type.

Chapman, George James

Office of Institutional Research and Planning fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0458
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2000

Fonds consists of records created or used by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of Alberta.

Office of Institutional Research and Planning

Andrićiana - Ivo Andrić fonds

  • 96-165
  • Fonds
  • 1910s through 1990s

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

The Gateway fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0438
  • Fonds
  • 1910-

Fonds consists of a records pertaining to the University of Alberta's independent student newspaper The Gateway.

The Gateway

Alexander Cameron Rutherford fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0366
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1910

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

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ephemera Collection

  • Collection
  • 1910s

This collection contains material generated from research in a variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. The majority of items held by the Social sciences and humanities research ephemera collection are issues of journals, but other types of publications (reprints, preprints, etc.) may also be found here.

Office of the President fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0003
  • Fonds
  • 1911-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the University of Alberta's Office of the President.

Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor

Finley McInnes fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0412
  • Fonds
  • 1911 - 1978

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).

McInnes, Finley

Board of Governors fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0002
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1990

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Board of Governors at the University of Alberta.

Board of Governors

William Tuomi Fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1911 - 1982

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.

Tuomi, William A.

Department of Mineral Engineering

  • UAA Fonds 0483
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1973

Fonds consists of class photos, teaching slides, office files, and other records from the Department of Mineral Engineering at the University of Alberta.

Department of Mining and Metallurgy

Art Howell fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0510
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914-1924]

Fonds consists of records created or collected by Art Howell.

Howell, Art

Chorale Saint-Jean fonds

  • UAA-2019-055
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 2018

Fonds contient des documents relié à la Chorale Saint-Jean tels que des programmes, des extraits de journaux, des publicités de journaux, des pièces de musique, des feuilles de présences (et absences), listes de participants à la chorale, des opéras, des recueils de chants.

Fonds consists of records relating to Chorale Saint-Jean Choir including programs, newspaper clippings, newspaper advertisements, music scores, choir attendance sheets, choir participant lists, operas, and song books.

Chorale Saint-Jean

Department of Plant Science fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0021
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1987

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Department of Plant Science at the University of Alberta.

Harcourt, George

Department of Genetics fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1982

Fonds consists of records related to the Department of Genetics.

Department of Genetics

Walter Edgar Harris fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0296
  • 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.

Harris, Walter Edgar

George Salt fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0514
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1924

Fonds consists of records related to George Salt and his time at Crescent Heights Collegiate Institute and the University of Alberta, including notebooks, class photos, souvenir postcards, and other records.

Salt, George

Alberta Research Council fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0516
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1995

Accession consists of records related to the activities of the Alberta Research Council, formerly known as the Research Council of Alberta and the Scientific and Industrial Research Council of Alberta.

Alberta Research Council

Office of Community Relations fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0505
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1983

Fonds consists of records related to the operations of the Office of Community Relations and the history of the University of Alberta.

Office of Community Relations


  • UAA
  • Accession
  • 1918

Faculty of Agriculture. First year class.


  • UAA
  • Accession
  • 1919-1986

Consists of teaching and research material of G. A. Elliott's professorships at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. In addition to the above, the accession contains material and correspondence with his tenure at The Tariff Board of Canada.

Elliott, George Alexander

Engineering Students' Society fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0509
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2004

Fonds consists of records related to the activities and operations of the Engineering Students' Society at the University of Alberta.

Engineering Students' Society

Ceremonies and Protocol Office fonds

  • UAA 0520
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1983

Fonds consists of records created or used by the Ceremonies and Protocol Office at the University of Alberta. The records relate to convocation ceremonies, the university's 75th anniversary, Universiade '83, and other events.

Ceremonies and Protocol Office

Campus Saint-Jean fonds

  • UAA-2019-032
  • Fonds
  • 1920-2008

Ce fonds inclus des matériaux qui provient de et qui sont relié aux évènements et l'histoire du Campus Saint-Jean, ainsi que de l'information et matériaux relié aux Oblats et divers organisations. Le fonds inclus la correspondence, des annuaires, des notices biographiques, des procès-verbaux, des journaux Le Franco et des extraits, des bulletins d'information (Le Saint-Jean, La Presse Active, etc.), des photographs, des négatifs photographiques, et des diapositives. Le fonds contient aussi beaucoup de matériel relié à la Chorale Saint-Jean et des concerts en française, qui inclus des programmes, des affiches, des articles de journaux et publicités, des CDs, et des photos.

Accession includes materials from and relating to the events and history of Campus Saint-Jean with information and material relating to the Oblats and foundation Diverses, including correspondence, yearbooks, biographical sketches, meeting minutes, Le Franco newspapers and clippings, newsletters (including Le Saint-Jean and La Presse Active), photographs, negatives, and slides. Accession also contains extensive material relating to the Chorale Saint-Jean Choir and French language concerts, including programs, posters, newspaper articles and advertisements, CDs, and photos.

Faculté Saint-Jean

Ku Klux Klan Collection

  • HS 2330 K63 K58
  • Collection
  • 1920s to 1990s

This small research collection of printed ephemera documents some of the Ku Klux Klan’s activities to disseminate its beliefs and biases in favour of the white supremacy movement.

Harold Purcey Brown fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0517
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1927

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Harold P. Brown, including photographs of Brown, CKUA, and other university subjects.

Brown, Harold Purcey


  • UAA-1971-083
  • Accession
  • [ca.1920]

Photograph of Campus depicts field and test plots, North Campus, (Saskatchewan Drive) from roof of Arts Building or Assiniboia Hall)

Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0507
  • Fonds
  • [1920]-

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

Evergreen and Gold Foundation fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0448
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1984

Fonds consists of materials created by the Evergreen and Gold Foundation at the University of Alberta, including Evergreen and Gold yearbooks.

Evergreen and Gold Foundation

Professional Examinations Office fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0484
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1988

Accession consists of records pertaining to the operations of the Professional Examinations Office at the University of Alberta.

Professional Examinations Office

Ousmane Silla fonds

  • UAA-2019-017
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1989 [predominantly 1970-1979]

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.

Silla, Ousmane

Department of Entomology fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0018
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1989

Fonds consists of materials pertaining to the Department of Entomology at the University of Alberta.

Department of Entomology

Générale fonds

  • UAA-2019-019
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2015

Fonds contient des matériaux reliés au militaire, l'histoire canadienne et française, les oblats, les archives française de l'UNESCO, le bilinguisme et le multiculturalisme, l'éducation française, le Centre d'études franco-canadiennes de l'Ouest (CEFCO), l'union des paroisses Saint-Anne et Saint-Joachim, le Centre de recherche en civilization canadienne-française (CRCCF), les calendriers 1982-1984 de la Faculté Saint-Jean, et la Société les Blés d'Or. Les matériaux inclut des rapports, tels que l'Alberta Archives Report, Documents de Travail, les Research Unit for French-Canadian Studies reports, et "Le Québec et les Communautés Francophones et Acadiennes du Canada"; correspondence; notices biographiques, des journaux et des extraits de journaux, bibliographies, et publications. De plus, il y a du matériel relié au Centre d'Expérience Préscolaire qui inclut des réponses de sondages (item 2), et un rapport final, des procès-verbaux, des budgets, et des règlements.

Fonds contains material relating to military, Canadian, and French history, the Oblats, UNESCO French archives, bilingualism and multiculturalism, French education, the Centre d'études franco-canadiennes de l'Ouest (Cefco), and the union of the Saint-Anne and Saint-Joachim parishes, the Centre de recherche en civilization canadienne-française (CRCCF), 1982-1984 Faculte Saint-Jean calendars, and La Société les Blés d'Or. Material includes reports, including the Alberta Archives Report, Documents de Travail, Research Unit for French-Canadian Studies reports, and "Le Québec et les Communautes Francophones et Acadiennes du Canada"; correspondence; biographical sketches; newspapers and clippings; bibliographies; and publications. Also included is material relating to the Centre D'Experience Prescolaire, including survey responses (item 2) and final report, meeting minutes, budgets, and bylaws.

Faculté Saint-Jean

Hryhory Kostiuk fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1988

This fonds consists of textual materials created by Hryhory Kostiuk and documents his prolific correspondences with a variety of individuals. The correspondence is often with friends and family but also frequently relates to the Slovo Association of Ukrainian Writers in Exile as well as other academic work.

Kostiuk, Hryhory

Albert Lafrance fonds

  • UAA-2019-056
  • Fonds
  • 1923-2015

Ce fonds contient des documents et rapports financiers, des budgets, de la correspondence, des programmes de concerts et d'évènements, des catalogues d'inventaire, des filières audio (MP3), des horaires, des bulletins d'information, des pièces de musique, des coordonnées, des procès-verbaux et ordres du jour, des rapports de projet, des extraits de journaux, des dépliants, des cartes géographiques, des photos, et des pièces de théâtre.

This fonds contains dfinancial documents and reports, budgets, correspondence, concert and event programmes, inventory catalogues, audio files (MP3), schedules, information bulletins, sheet music, contact information, meeting minutes and agendas, project reports, journal clippings, pamphlets, maps, photos, and theatrical play manuscripts.

Lafrance, Albert


  • UAA
  • Accession
  • 1923-1954

Office of the President, Committee on Affiliation. Minutes, correspondence, 1953-1954. Includes statistics, 1923 - 1954.
"Appointed by the Board of Governors to advise the President and through him the Board of Governors."

Faculty of Arts

Dorothy Livesay archives

  • PS 8523 I95 Z46
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1924-1974

The archives 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.

Livesay, Dorothy

Department of Dairy and Food Science fonds

  • UAA Fonds 0501
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1964

Fonds consists of records related to the history and operations of the Department of Food Science.

Department of Food Science

Violet Archer fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2000

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.

Archer, Violet

Inger Riis fonds

  • UAA
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1929

Fonds consists of records relating to Inger Riis' time as a student at the University of Alberta.

Riis, Inger

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