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Henry G. Ward fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
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1971 - 1974 (Creation)
- Ward, Henry G.
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2 cm of textual records. - 2 photographs
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Name of creator
Henry Gerrie Ward was born in Edmonton 15 Jun 1913 to Muriel Louise Gerrie and Edward Henry Ward. He is the nephew of Samuel Archibald Dickson.
He graduated from the University of Alberta and taught in Edmonton from 1942-1974, serving as Assistant Principal of Victoria and Strathcona Composite High Schools, Principal of Bonnie Doon High School, 1958-1970, then director of personnel, 1972-1974, before becoming a sessional instructor in education administration at the University of Alberta. He was active in many professional, community and historical groups, often serving in leading positions. These included:
- president of the Alberta High School Principals’ Association;
- chairman of the Edmonton Public School Board high school enrichment committee,
- member, Alberta Department of Education high school curriculum committee;
- president and director, Rotary Club of Edmonton;
- commodore, Pigeon Lake Yacht Club;
- president, Historical Society of Alberta;
- chairman & member, Edmonton Historical Board;
- director, Old Strathcona Foundation;
- director, Fort Edmonton Foundation.
He married Janet Elizabeth Hanely on 5 Aug 1940 in Drumheller; they had two sons.
Henry G. Ward died 30 Aug 1976 in Golden, BC.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of an interview by Henry with his uncle Samuel Archibald Dickson and a set of ‘Edmonton First’ broadcast spots (transcripts) by John E. Barron, Sunwapta Broadcasting, for CFRN radio, to which Henry Ward contributed ideas.
The photographs include the home where Marshall McLuhan grew up in Edmonton AB and of Samuel Archibald Dickson.
File 1. Interview with Samuel Archibald Dickson
File 2. Edmonton First Broadcasts – transcripts, CFRN Radio (photocopy)
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Henry G. Ward in four donations made between 1972 and 1975.
The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-197.
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Photographs have been described at the item level and are available in the Reference Room.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A72-2, A74-1, A75-76, A75-137
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