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Douglas Parker fonds
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1994 - 2007 (Creation)
- Parker, Douglas
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4 cm of textual records
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Douglas V. Parker was born 24 Nov 1925. A longtime resident of Edmonton, he taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and received the title of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement. Parker’s interest in numerous historical topics made him a frequent researcher at and donor to the City of Edmonton Archives. Particularly drawn to the history of public transportation, he wrote a number of books and articles on the topic, including “The Brandon Municipal Railway” (Canadian Rail, No. 168), Interurban to St. Albert: the Edmonton Interurban Railway (co-authored with Raymond Corley), and No Horsecars in Paradise, about the street railway in British Columbia prior to 1897. Parker belonged to the Edmonton Radial Railway Society and made several donations to its fonds.
Douglas V. Parker died on 14 Nov 2014.
Scope and content
The fonds consists Parker’s research and manuscript for his book ‘The Edmonton Incline Railway’:
File 1: Research material for Parker's book The Edmonton Incline Railway, including:
- Handwritten excerpts (1994-1996) from newspaper articles and government reports (1901-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
- Notes on Joe Hostyn and family; Handwritten excerpts from newspaper articles (1905-1906) relating to Edmonton area steamers;
- Lists of newspaper articles (1905-1913) regarding steamships;
- Lists of newspaper articles (1901-1913) regarding streetcars and the Canadian Pacific Railway;
- 20 February 2007 Canada.com article on proposed funicular in river valley;
- 20 January 2005 RealEstateWeekly.com article on Edmonton Brewing & Malting Company
File 2: Manuscript of The Edmonton Incline Railway by Doug V. Parker, including:
- Typed excerpts (18 February 2001) from newspaper articles and government reports (1905-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
- Pictures of the Edmonton Incline Railway (18 February 2001).
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Douglas Parker in 2012.
The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
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Copyright may apply.
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See Scope and content above.
Further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A2012-99
The files were originally in two binders (file 1 = binder 1; file 2 = binder 2).
The manuscript in file 2 is not a final draft; typed excerpts are similar but not identical to those in file 1.
The photographs in the research notes are from the collections at the City of Edmonton Archives and the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
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