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Hilltop House fonds
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- Textual record
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CA EDM MS-525
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1965, 1988 (Creation)
- Hilltop House
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4 cm of textual records. - 1 object
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Hilltop House was established in 1965 by Alberta Social Services to assist women who found themselves in trouble either because of their own addictions, or those of a spouse or other family members. The house provided shelter, food, clothing and counseling in life skills for up to 20 women at a time. Average stays were between one and two months long. Hilltop House originally opened at 9807 - 107 Street, and moved to 9910 - 103 Street (a former McDougall home) in the 1970's.
Hilltop House ceased operations in 1987.
Catherine (Humphrey) Stalker was the first supervisor at Hilltop House.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of materials relating to the establishment and history of Hilltop House and a plaque from the building, and family history information on Catherine (Humphrey) Stalker.
File 1. Correspondence (photocopies), including history of Hilltop House written by Catherine Stalker, 1965-1968, 1985;
File 2. Correspondence (photocopies) 1985;
File 3. Hilltop House info and fact sheets, n.d.;
File 4. Hilltop House plaque;
File 5. Biographical information on family history of R.J. Humphrey family of Kinisteno, Saskatchewan, father of Catherine (Humphrey) Stalker (photocopies, includes pictures and annotations).
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Catherine (Humphrey) Stalker in 1988 and 1991
The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
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No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A88-73, A91-106
Note: There were two houses in Edmonton referred to as 'Hilltop House'. One, at 9910 - 103 Street, is also called the McDougall Mansion. It is a designated heritage site built in 1912, and is currently the home of the Edmonton Community Foundation. The other, at 9807 - 107 Street, was the home of a women’s shelter which closed in 1987 (and pertains to the records in this fonds). The houses are not related in any way.
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City of Edmonton Archives
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