Collection MS-1185 - Donald Rock collection

Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alta. Eastern Section of Edmonton Alta. Tegler Block, Edmonton, Alberta Strathcona Bridge, Edmonton, Alta.

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Donald Rock collection

General material designation

  • Graphic material - photograph

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

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Reference code

CA EDM MS-1185

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Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • [ca. 1920] (Creation)
    Rock, Donald

Physical description area

Physical description

4 photographs

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Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Donald Rock was born 28 Sep 1913 to Elizabeth Green and Albert J. Rock in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The family moved to Michigan in 1915.
Donald married Ada D. Bartoletti in 1938 in Michigan. They had five children including son Duane. Donald worked as a railway switchman and then a surveyor. The family came to Canada for a vacation in the 1960s, travelling to various cities across the country, including Edmonton.
Donald J. Rock died 1 Nov 2006 in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Custodial history

Duane Rock is the son of Donald Rock.

Scope and content

The collection consists of colourized photograph postcards of scenes of Edmonton including Jasper Avenue, Tegler Block, Alberta Hotel and Strathcona Bridge.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This collection was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mr. & Mrs. Duane Rock in 2010.


The photographs were arranged according to the filing system of the collector and assigned item number(s) with the prefix EA-796.

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Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

Finding aids

See ‘Scope and Content’ above.
Photographs have been described at the item level and are available on the online database.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession number: A2010-111

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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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Script of description


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Physical storage

  • Box: Library