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Hubert A. Hollingworth fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
- Cartographic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
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CA EDM MS-59
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1897 - 1985 (Creation)
- Hollingworth, Hubert Alan
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3265 photographs and other material
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Name of creator
Hubert Alan Hollingworth was born 8 Feb 1912 to Harry and Minnie Hollingworth in Lloydminster, Alberta. By 1916, the family was living in village of Lougheed, Alberta. Hollingworth began his photography apprenticeship, at the age of 12, with Bell Studios in Edmonton in 1924.
As a young man he joined his bush pilot friend Wilfrid ‘Wop’ May and took his photography up in the air, leaning out of the open cockpit of May’s Tiger Moth biplane, taking aerial shots.
He opened the Hollingworth studio at 118th Ave and 95th Street. Hubert married Violet Faulkner in 1936 and they moved into the back of the studio. Hubert and Violet had one child, Lucille.
With the lean years of WWII, Hubert closed the photo studio and worked as an aerial photographer for the US. Army engineers building the Alaska Highway. He then worked as a photographer for Edmonton’s McDermid Studios, the Edmonton Bulletin and Edmonton Journal.
In 1954 he worked for the federal government in the Department of Supply and Services until his retirement in 1977. Hollingworth was a founding member of the Edmonton Camera Club and a member of the Gateway Camera Club. Upon retirement he volunteered with the City of Edmonton Archives where he copied more than 12,000 photographic images.
Violet Hollingworth died 29 Jan 1987. Hubert Hollingworth died 15 Jan 1988.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of textual records and photographs created or collected by Hubert A. Hollingworth.
The textual records include photography booklets and catalogues, various souvenir programs, a post card album, high school newsletters, published works, maps, and newspaper clippings relating to Edmonton's history, and a memorial of Frank Hollingworth and his work with early radio.
The photograph records are divided into two series:
Series 1 – Hollingworth Photographs.
Series 2 – Glass Slide Photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Hubert Hollingworth in thirty one donations made between 1971 and 1988.
The textual material was arranged by the archivist in chronological order.
The photographs were arranged according to the filing system of the creator and assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-160 and EB-11.
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Restrictions on access
Some files are restricted.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
Finding aid available online.
Photographs have been described at the item level and are available in the Reference Room.
Further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A61-91, A72-6, A75-72, A76-22, A77-2, A77-10, A78-32, A78-72, A79-8, A79-88, A79-133, A80-50, A80-51, A80-127, A80-133, A81-12, A81-92, A82-13, A82-112, A82-13, A83-39, A83-106, A83-119, A84-33, A84-73, A85-92, A85-105, A86-33, A86-94, A86-141, A88-2
Restrictions details: Many of the photographs in Series 2 are restricted to research purposes only.
Some of the medical education images in Series 2 are available only in the Reference Room.
Otherwise, there are no restrictions on access.
Includes 13 cm of textual records, 15 maps and 6 published works.
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City of Edmonton Archives
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