Collection MS-1262 - Campbell's Furniture Ltd. collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Campbell's Furniture Ltd. collection

General material designation

  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of collection.

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Reference code

CA EDM MS-1262

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1938-1942 (Creation)
    Campbell's Furniture Ltd.

Physical description area

Physical description

4 cm textual records

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Archival description area

Name of creator


Administrative history

Campbell's Furniture Ltd. was opened by Scottish immigrant and carpenter Thomas H. Campbell in 1916 as the Campbell's Furniture Exchange. It is said that Thomas won a newspaper advertising contest and used the money to open the used furniture store. His business was established at 10135 Howard way, later 10135 100A Street, just off Jasper Avenue. The business grew from year to year, and changed it's name to Campbell's Furniture Ltd in 1927. Thomas Campbell's three sons, Alex, Neil and Thomas would join him in the business. The business continued to expand and opened branches in Red Deer and Calgary. Alex would eventually branch off of in 1959 and open the independent Campbell's Maple Village furniture store in Westmount. Later the third generation of Campbell's would join in the business, and the final owner was Rick Campbell.

Campbell's Furniture Ltd. went Bankrupt in March 1994. Campbell's Maple Village moved from Westmount to downtown and then to the west end. It continue on under Gary Campbell, changing the name to Campbell's Home Furnishings. Gary retired and closed the business in 2009.

Custodial history

The catalogue was received from Joy McCarty, who found the item in her house.
The ledger book was received from Edna Witte, who's husband bought the item as a part of a set at an auction and hung onto the item until he died.

Scope and content

This collection consists of a catalogue and ledger book from Campbell's furniture.

File list:

  1. Campbell's Furniture Ltd. summer & fall catalogue, 1934
  2. Campbell's Furniture ledger book, 1938-1942

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


The material was arranged by the archivist by date.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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    Restrictions on access

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Copyright may apply.

    Finding aids

    See Scope and content above.

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    Related materials


    No further accruals are expected.

    General note

    Accession numbers: A2019-48, A2024-8

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    City of Edmonton Archives

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    Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
    Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms


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    Dates of creation, revision and deletion

    2024 February 28

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      Script of description


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