Fonds MS-266 - Dr. David Leonard fonds

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Dr. David Leonard fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph
  • Sound recording

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CA EDM MS-266

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  • 1976-[ca. 1979] (Creation)
    Creator
    Leonard, David

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Physical description

13 cm of textual records. - 2 photographs. - 1 vinyl LP

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Name of creator

(1945-current)

Biographical history

Dr. David Leonard was born in Fairview, Alberta in 1945 and has worked extensively in historical and archival circles in Edmonton. He started work in 1969 as an Archival Assistant at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. He returned to school for his doctorate in history between 1971 and 1975 after which he worked at the City of Edmonton Archives. From there he went to Yellowknife in 1977 to become the first Territorial Archivist at the Prince of Wales Museum. He returned to Edmonton in 1981 as the senior archivist in charge of government records at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. In 1993 he was appointed Provincial Archivist. Dr. Leonard transferred from the Provincial Archives of Alberta to Alberta Historic Sites Services, where his research in northwest Alberta resulted in the publication of numerous works.
Dr. Leonard is also an established writer, his works include ‘A Builder of the Northwest: The Life and Times of Richard Secord’, a work commissioned by the Richard Secord family, as well as articles in various newspapers, and journals. He has been a prominent founder and member of several heritage organizations including the Historical Society of Alberta and the Society for the Protection of Architectural Resources in Edmonton (SPARE).

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds (or collection) consists of David Leonard’s research, notes and final manuscript of the book on Richard Secord, ‘A Builder of the Northwest: The Life and Times of Richard Secord’ (1981).
The photographs include a photo of the members of the 1886 N.W.T. Legislature and a portrait photograph of David Leonard that was used for an Edmonton Historical Board Award in 1989.
The vinyl LP is ‘Edmonton’s Klondike Days Exposition – The Official Souvenir Album’, includes “The Klondike Saga – In Song & Story”, Pickwick Records of Canada.
File List:
File 1: Correspondence, re: research for book on Richard Secord.
File 2: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 2 – An Edmonton Pioneer 1881-1887, [ca.1979].
File 3: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 3 – Beginning In The Fur Trade, [ca.1979].
File 4: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 4 – A Foothold In The North, [ca.1979].
File 5: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 5 – Edmonton’s Premier Fur Dealer, [ca.1979].
File 6: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 6 – McDougall & Secord, [ca.1979].
File 7: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 7 – Beginning In Politics 1899-1903, [ca.1979].
File 8: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 8 – An Edmonton MLA, [ca.1979].
File 9: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 9 – A Federal Contestant, [ca.1979].
File 10: Vinyl LP - ‘Edmonton’s Klondike Days Exposition – The Official Souvenir Album’, includes “The Klondike Saga – In Song & Story”, Pickwick Records of Canada, [ca. 1971].

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by David Leonard in four donations made between 1977 and 1996.

Arrangement

The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-300.

Language of material

  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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See Scope and content above.
Photographs have been described at the item level and are available in the Reference Room.

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General note

Accession numbers: A77-7, A78-151, A89-93, A96-221

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Box: Library
  • Shelf: A/V Vault