Fonds MS-525 - Hilltop House fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Hilltop House fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Object

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1965, 1988 (Creation)
    Hilltop House

Physical description area

Physical description

4 cm of textual records. - 1 object

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Administrative history

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.

Custodial history

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 List:
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).

Notes area

Physical condition

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.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

Finding aids

See Scope and content above.

Associated materials

Related materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A88-73, A91-106

General note

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.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

City of Edmonton Archives

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms



Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres

Physical storage

  • Box: MS Room