Collection MS-669 - Edmonton Remembers VE Day collection

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Edmonton Remembers VE Day collection

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  • Textual record
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26 cm of textual records and other material

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Administrative history

The European Campaign of the Second World War ended on 8 May 1945 or VE (Victory Europe) Day and to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of that event, the City of Edmonton held a week of Remembrance May 4-8, 1995. The Edmonton Remembers week was officially announced by Mayor Jan Reimer on 24 Mar 1995. The events included: displays by the Canadian military and the Dutch Canadian Community, a military parade, a mess- style dance hosted by Tommy Banks and the Zen Magus Orchestra at the Edmonton Aviation Museum hangar, an official march past and services at the Sir Winston Churchill Square among other community events. The Edmonton Journal newspaper ran a series of personal Second World War stories throughout April and May. Residents were invited to donate historically valuable to the celebration.

Custodial history

The donors were Edmonton citizens who had family members that had served or had first hand experiences in the Second World War.

Scope and content

The collection consists of personal items, photographs, stories, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and memorabilia relating to the experiences of some Edmontonians in the Second World War. There are also two books – ‘The Royal Canadian Legion 1926-1986’ (369.271 ROY SWI 1986) and ‘Valour Remembered: Canada and the Second World War 1939-1945’ (940.540 GIE c. 2).

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Immediate source of acquisition

This collection was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives in 1995 by: Gary and Syl Anderson, Lt. Col. Wally Ross, Molly Policha, Don N. Morrison, George Culverhouse, Colleen Lee, Rose Morrow, Nancy Quaale, John Mason, Elizabeth O'Dell and Donald Vanderrick, Ellen Kostyshyn, D. Ian Hope, Canada Remembers Organization, Olga Chorney, Andre Juchli, John Rock, Margaret J.Hislop, Margaret Hembling, Victory in Europe Organization, Dr. Jeannette Young, Jim Clark, Charles G. Wilson, Hugh Halkett, Alice Grasco Halkett, Elizabeth I. McCallum, Lt. Col. J. H. Quarton and Robert Rasmussen.


The material was arranged in the order it was donated.
The photographs remain with the textual records and have not been described at the item level or assigned a prefix.

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  • English

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Copyright may apply.
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File list available online.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A95-133, A95-134, A95-135, A95-136, A95-137, A95-138, A95-139, A95-140, A95-141, A95-142, A95-143, A95-144, A95-145, A95-146, A95-147, A95-148, A95-149, A95-150, A95-151, A95-161, A95-167, A95-170, A95-173, A95-182, A95-183, A95-195, A95-196

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Includes ca. 20 photographs, 2 objects and 1 audio tape (cassette).

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Physical storage

  • Box: Audiovisual Vault : Box
  • Box: MS Vault : Box
  • Map cabinet: North Basement : Map Cabinet
  • Folder: North Basement : Hanging Storage