Fonds MS-88 - Aurora Borealis Chapter 10, Order of AHEPA (Anglo Hellenic Educational Progressive Association)

George Christon (Banff) E. Gardener February of 1947 George Mamatas Ruly Zacharopoulos, Vice-President AHEPA Trocadero Event AHEPA Supreme President: John N. Economou James Anton, His Mother and Father AHEPA Rugby Team AHEPA Banquet Night
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Aurora Borealis Chapter 10, Order of AHEPA (Anglo Hellenic Educational Progressive Association)

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  • 1930 - 2012 (Creation)
    Aurora Borealis Chapter 10, Order of AHEPA (Anglo-Hellenic Educational Progressive Association)

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80.5 cm of textual records and other material

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(1932 - current)

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The Order of AHEPA (Anglo-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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Jean Pierre Van Eck, Christina Andrews, and Nicholas Spillios came into possession of the materials by either being direct members of the Aurora Borealis Branch, or had family members who were members. It is unclear how the Edmonton Public Library acquired the records.

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The fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Aurora Borealis Chapter 10 C.J. Order of AHEPA and includes correspondence, programmes, minutes, news clippings relating to special events and the Canadian Greek community, photographs, genealogical resources, and research materials gathered by Jean Pierre Van Eck, a member and Supreme Vice President of AHEPA Canada. Also included in the fonds are items relating to the membership of James Anton in the order. The photographs include portraits of groups and individuals that were members of AHEPA, as well as images taken during AHEPA events. Also included in the photographs are images of members of the wider Edmonton Greek community that might not have been members of AHEPA.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Jean Pierre Van Eck in 1976, Christina Andrews and Nicholas Spillios in 2010, Christina Andrews in 2019 and 2020, and transferred from the Edmonton Public Library in 1991.


The material has been arranged by the archivist roughly according to documentary form.

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Accession numbers: A76-66, A91-4, A2010-72, A2019-21, A2020-41


The original research clippings in file 29 have been copied onto stable, acid-free paper to mitigate threats to the other textual records. The ceremonial headgear and plaque have been placed into a specially made box to accommodate their unique sizes and conservation needs.

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Includes 24 photographs, 2 film reels, 17 audio cassettes, 1 videocassette, and 2 objects.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: A/V Vault
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  • Box: MS Room