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City of Edmonton. Management Services Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-1
  • Archief
  • 1931-1976, predominant 1969-1976

Fonds consists of reports, correspondence, speeches, samples of print and microfilm jobs, relating to the various functions performed by the Management Services Department.
An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 3 series. The series are as follows:

  • Series 1 - Administrative Records
  • Series 2 - Printing and Reproductions Branch
  • Series 3 - Microfilm and Records Branch

City of Edmonton. Management Services Department

Emily Murphy fonds

  • CA EDM MS-2
  • Archief
  • 1903 - 1960

The fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks compiled by Emily Murphy covering all aspects of her varied career and dating from 1906 to 1933. The records include correspondence, reports and other material relating to her work as a magistrate as well as manuscripts of some of her many articles. Some of the material relating to Mrs. Murphy was collected by her daughter, Evelyn Gowan Murphy, after Mrs. Murphy died. Scrapbooks include clippings concerning the death of Arthur Murphy and the lives of Evelyn and her sister, Emily Kenwood.
The photographs include 2 of Emily Murphy and 2 of dust jackets from her books “Janey Canuck In The West” and “Open Trails”.
The material was arranged as follows:

  • Police Magistrate Correspondence
  • Social and Legal Problems
  • Personal Papers
  • Manuscript Articles
  • Published Articles
  • Miscellaneous Papers
  • Emily Murphy Memorial Fund
  • Notebooks
  • Scrapbooks

Murphy, Emily

HMCS Nonsuch fonds

  • CA EDM MS-8
  • Archief
  • 1956 - 1962

The fonds consists of three scrapbooks relating to HMCS Nonsuch activities from 1956 to 1962. Additional materials include 2 copies of a brief history of the unit written by the Rev. J.E. McGrane (Chaplain) in 1962 and the programme from the commissioning of the HMCS Nonsuch in September 1975.

HMCS Nonsuch

Elmer E. Roper fonds

  • CA EDM MS-11
  • Archief
  • 1959 - 1967

The fonds consists of political papers relating to Dr. Roper's tenure as Mayor of Edmonton from 1959 to 1963.
The photographs are from an album, presented to Elmer Roper by Chief Constable M.F.C. Anthony, commemorating the official opening of Police Headquarters Building, October 16, 1962.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Speeches, includes proclamations, briefings and other statements.
  • General Correspondence, containing invitations and acknowledgements; complaints and compliments, and general commentaries on civic business; also includes files created by his immediate predecessors as mayor, William Hawrelak, mayor until his resignation in September 1959 and F.J. Mitchell, acting mayor until the municipal election in October 1959.
  • Miscellaneous Papers, including new clippings, reports, and incidental documents

Roper, Elmer E.

Sophie Bell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-126
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1911-1952]

This fonds consists of booklets and programmes related to events, businesses and promotions in Edmonton. It also includes a booklet, ‘Something about Edmonton and Canada's Richest Mixed Farming District’, by the Edmonton Board of Trade, ca. 1911 (971.233 EDM 1911).
The photographs are of Edmonton and area, including buildings, the Edmonton Public Library board and staff, the Edmonton News Boys Band, Mayor Joseph A. Clarke, the High Level Bridge under construction, and the Bell family with their car.

File List:
File 1. Rules and Regulations – Street Railway Department, City of Edmonton, 1912.
File 2. Promotional Pamphlet: Edmonton’s Creed, 1913. (2 copies, index)
File 3. Programme: “A Personal Message from The Commercial Grads” from an Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Team sponsored tournament, 1928.
File 4. Publication: Edmonton, Capital City of Alberta – Manufacturing and Distributing Centre. City of Edmonton. [ca. 1950]
File 5. Pamphlet: “Facts – Not Fiction – Read It’, Great Northern Oil and Asphalt Company. n.d.

Bell, Sophie Nicholson

City of Edmonton. Computing Resources Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-14
  • Archief
  • 1971-1983, predominant 1975-1983

This fonds contains the records created by the Computing Resources Department and its predecessors. The material was created through the process of planning for, and making available, computer resources to departments throughout the City.

Although the material retains its original order at the accession level, it has been described as two series:

  • Series 1: Management Studies, Systems and Budget Department
  • Series 2: Computer Systems and Development Department

Computing Resources Department

Charlotte Daws fonds

  • CA EDM MS-139
  • Archief
  • 1928 - 1933

The fonds consists of records relating to Charlotte Daws’ track and field successes, including news clippings, programmes of track and field events (in some of which she competed), and a programme of the first British Empire Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 16-23, 1930.
The photographs include a portrait of Charlotte with trophies and medals, and photo of the Canadian Men’s Track & Field Team. Both photographs taken at the first British Empire Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 16-23, 1930. The objects include a British Empire Games pin, numerous track and field medals, and four commemorative Women's Amateur Athletic Association of Canada spoons.

Daws, Charlotte

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters fonds

  • CA EDM MS-141
  • Archief
  • 1904 - 1905

The fonds consists of one record book of Companion Court Maple Leaf no. 842, Independent Order of Foresters, containing by-laws (inside front cover), record of attendance and roll of officers, and minutes.
It includes references to: Miss Bassill, Miss Burgess, Miss A. Dunn, Miss Fisher, Miss C. Grant, Miss J.M. Harrison, Dr. Hotson, Misss. M.A. Jamieson, Miss E. McKernan, Mrs. A.E. McLean, Miss F. Martin, Mrs. R. Peterson, Mrs. Pyper, Mrs. Annie M. Scarborough, Mrs. Shackleloi, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. E.M. Shields, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Wallace, and the Independent Order of Foresters (Strathcona Branch).

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters

Douglas Parker fonds

  • CA EDM MS-153
  • Archief
  • 1994 - 2007

The fonds consists Parker’s research and manuscript for his book ‘The Edmonton Incline Railway’:
File List:
File 1: Research material for Parker's book The Edmonton Incline Railway, including:

  • Handwritten excerpts (1994-1996) from newspaper articles and government reports (1901-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
  • Notes on Joe Hostyn and family; Handwritten excerpts from newspaper articles (1905-1906) relating to Edmonton area steamers;
  • Lists of newspaper articles (1905-1913) regarding steamships;
  • Lists of newspaper articles (1901-1913) regarding streetcars and the Canadian Pacific Railway;
  • 20 February 2007 Canada.com article on proposed funicular in river valley;
  • 20 January 2005 RealEstateWeekly.com article on Edmonton Brewing & Malting Company
    File 2: Manuscript of The Edmonton Incline Railway by Doug V. Parker, including:
  • Typed excerpts (18 February 2001) from newspaper articles and government reports (1905-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
  • Pictures of the Edmonton Incline Railway (18 February 2001).

Parker, Douglas

Reginald Horner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-160
  • Archief
  • 1911-[ca. 1979]

The fonds consists of clippings, booklets and correspondence from Reg’s military career and an autobiography.
The photographs are of various groups, including the Rotary Club, Edmonton Historical Board, Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association, Northern Alberta Diary Pool Social Club, McKay Avenue School and of the Selkirk Hotel.
The books include Tony Cashman’s “A Moving Story” (388.3 CAS) and “Memories Of A Pioneer Schoolteacher” by Maisie Emery Cook (923 COO).
File List:
File 1:

  • a letter of reference from W.T. Henry, Mayor of Edmonton, June 3, 1916;
  • correspondence from William John Horner, A.H. Skanfield, N.E. Mackenzie and Tena [?], to William Reginald Horner, during his military training, 1916;
  • two military wills, 1916-1917;
  • a programme for the 196th Battalion reunion, Feb. 6, 1920;
  • an Instruction book for Ford Model T cars, 1913 (reprinted 1954);
  • a certificate of meritorious service, City of Edmonton, to W.R. Horner, for his work with the Edmonton Historical Board, May 9, 1973. (o/s – see map cabinets);
  • ‘Rest In Peace’, letter (or speech), opposing the move of the Edmonton Cenotaph, by Reg Horner, Signaler, 5th Battn, 1st Div. C.E.F., & Past President of Canadian Corp Association, September 1977.
    File 2:
  • autobiography, ‘W. Reg. Horner – The First 80 Years – Everything You Wanted to Know About Him but Didn’t Dare Ask’, signed, [ca. 1979].
    Note – file 2 includes genealogical information on the Horner and Wilkinson families; includes copies of some original records in file 1.

Horner, William Reginald

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