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Anonymous

  • AR-MS-763
  • Person
  • 1992-current

The donors of the records were private citizens who wished to remain anonymous.

Archives Committee

  • RG-21-SB-2.1
  • Corporate body
  • 1938-[ca.1944]

The City of Edmonton Archives Committee was created by a resolution of City Council, September 26, 1938. The resolution stated: “That a Committee be set up to have charge of the Archives of the City, consisting of the senior of the Commissioners and two other citizens to be selected by council, same to be a permanent committee on Archives.” It can be construed to be limited to the archival records of the city, but the committee appears to have immediately expanded the mandate to acquire documentation and artifacts about the history of Edmonton (minutes, December 1, 1938).

The committee members, appointed by resolution of City Council, October 24, 1938, consisted originally of Albert Edward Ottewell, Registrar, University of Alberta, as Chairman; John Blue, Secretary, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce (formerly Alberta Provincial Librarian); and R.J. Gibb; City Commissioner; with Alfred Russell, City Clerk serving as Secretary and, initially, Custodian. The membership was expanded by resolution of Council, October 10, 1939, to include Hugh C. Gourlay, City Librarian, who also became City Archivist (minutes, September 11, 1940, p. 1).

The Committee appears to have become moribund sometime after the September 11, 1940 meeting. The only other records of activity relate to actions of Hugh Gourlay to identify space in the City Library for archival storage (December 1944). The committee continued to be listed in official City organization documents until 1944, but disappears from the 1945 lists.

Archives and Landmarks Committee

  • RG-21-SB-2.2
  • Corporate body
  • 1947-1966

On November 9, 1946, Alderman James Harwood Ogilvie requested a report on the status of the City of Edmonton Archives Committee (RG 8.6-146/1). This appears to have initiated renewed interest in archives and historical issues by the City, leading to the passage of Bylaw 1121, establishing the City of Edmonton Archives Committee, January 27, 1947, later amended by Bylaw 1161, to change the name to City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee, March 8, 1948.

The Committee consisted of eight members, each serving a two year term, capable of being renewed. Under the bylaw, the Committee had an advisory role to discover, select, index, catalogue and prepare for safe keeping, reference and suitable display all books, charts, maps, papers, photographs, paintings, property, chattels or objects of any description relating to the history, alteration and development of the City of Edmonton including recommending purchases, housing and displaying of such material. The Committee continued in existence until May 24, 1966 when Bylaw 1161 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw 2823, creating the Edmonton Historical Board, with almost identical roles and responsibilities.

Arends, Peter C.

  • AR-MS-605
  • Person
  • n.d.

Mr. Arends was a resident of Edmonton where he earned his B.Ed. and C.E.T. He was employed as a draftsman and then as an instructor of Architectural Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has since moved to Ontario and joined the Algonquin College of Arts and Technolgy.

Argue, Lois

  • AR-MS-417
  • Person
  • n.d.

Lois Argue has been a resident of Edmonton since 1941 and came to be associated with the Municipal Airport and the Alaska Highway and North West Staging Route. She was one of the first members of the R.C.A.F. 700 Wing and other military organizations. She is an avid collector of history and a photographer of everything "that was going to be no more", documenting historic buildings and events in and around the city. She has written for various media and for many old Edmonton families and compiled scrapbooks on many historical events. She has been the historian for the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants and a member of the Edmonton Historical Registry.

Armstrong Drug Store

  • AR-MS-620
  • Corporate body
  • [ca. 1907] - 1993

George Seale Armstrong was born in Grey County, Ontario and came to Edmonton in 1905. He opened a drug store at 435 Namayo Avenue in ca. 1907. The location of the store changed over time with the final site built in 1910 with an addition in 1912 at 10331 - 97 Street (formerly Namayo Avenue). George Armstrong became the first mayor of the united cities of Strathcona and Edmonton when he elected in 1912. Armstrong Drug Store had several owners, the last being Stephanie Andrews,known as Tini to her customers. The Armstrong Drug Store ceased operations on December 10, 1993.

Armstrong, Bruce

  • AR-MS-63
  • Person
  • [18--?] - [19--?]

Bruce Armstrong was a carpenter and joiner that owned land in the City of Strathcona ca. 1912.

Arnold, Norman C.

  • AR-MS-389
  • Person
  • [ca. 1895] - 1952

Norman Arnold was born ca. 1895 and served with the 49th Regiment in World War I. After his return to civilian life he became a fireman with the City of Edmonton, becoming Captain of the force before his death in 1952.

Atkins, John D.

  • AR-MS-572
  • Person
  • n.d.

Mr. Atkins is a long-time resident of Edmonton.

Aurora Borealis Chapter 10, Order of AHEPA (Anglo Hellenic Educational Progressive Association)

  • AR-MS-88
  • Corporate body
  • 1932 - current

The Order of AHEPA (Angleo Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) is a fraternal organization, originally founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1922. The Aurora Borealis Chapter 10 C.J. was established in Edmonton in 1932 as part of the Royal Canadian District no. 24. Its objectives are to promote an understanding of the Hellenic people, support selflessness, champion education, and resist the union of church and state.

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