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Mary Capling Hyde fonds

  • CA EDM MS-253
  • Archief
  • 1900 - 1945

The fonds consists of 64 daybooks (diaries) created by Mary Capling Hyde from June 1900 to March 1945. The entries tell the daily activities of the family members, friends and events in the neighbourhood, including the move from Ontario to Edmonton. Occasionally other family members, likely her children, write an entry (noted by the different handwriting).

Upon receiving the news of her husband’s death, Mary went to the daily entry for 26 Sep 1916, crossed out her previous entry of “Matt somewhere in France” and replaced it with “Matt no more”. Mary wrote “Matt no more” in every entry for the rest of her life.
At a later point, Mary re-read some of her diaries and added extra notes on the overall feelings of the family at the time. These notes are mostly in the earlier diaries and are usually written on the side of the original entry. Some diaries also have a brief synopsis or note at the beginning of the daybook.

As Mary was very ill and in hospital the last week of her life, other members of the family wrote the diary entries (noted by the different handwriting). The last entry, following Mary’s death, is a tribute to Mary and her diary, likely written by her daughter Alice.
The photograph is a group portrait of the Hyde family, Matthew, Mary, Alice, David and Robbie, taken shortly before Matthew Hyde went off to war.

Hyde, Mary Capling

Aitken Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-765
  • Archief
  • 1925 - 1947

The fonds consists of materials largely related to the life and death of Robert M. Aitken. Although his early life in Edmonton is represented through his yearbooks and clippings regarding his sports activities with local leagues, the majority of the records focus on his military career beginning with the Royal Canadian Airforce (R.C.A.F.) through to his transfer to the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Besides material created by Robert in the course of his duties, records created by Marjory Aitken, his mother, are present throughout the fonds, most notably in letters received from correspondents regarding her son’s death. The photographs consist of images taken and collected by Marjory throughout Robert’s life, including of his childhood, military service, and eventual gravesite.

Aitken Family

Village of West Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM RG-103
  • Archief
  • 1910-1922, predominant 1910-1917

The fonds consists of materials created by the Village of West Edmonton.

The fonds includes the following series:

  • Series 1: Minutes
  • Series 2: Financial Records
  • Series 3: Correspondence

Village of West Edmonton

Edmonton Burns Club fonds

  • CA EDM MS-761
  • Archief
  • 1921 - 2016

The fonds consists of records created and collected by the Edmonton Burns Club for their various events and activities.
The fonds has been arranged into 6 series:

  • Series 1 - Membership. This series consists of Edmonton Burns Club membership rosters and lists of Presidents. Also included are the Burns Club constitution as well as obituaries and funeral addresses for members of the Club.
  • Series 2 - Administration. This series consists of minutes and financial statements of the Club. The President's’ Books have also been included in the series.
  • Series 3 - Correspondence. This series consists of letters written in regards to the Club. The letter recipients have been named unless otherwise noted. Due to the nature of the scholarships awarded by the Burns Club, all material related to awards has been included here as well.
  • Series 4 - Events. All major Burns Club events have been listed in chronological order here for ease of access. Events held by other Burns Clubs have also been included.
  • Series 5 - Poetry, Music, and Reference Library. This series consists of the works collected and written by members of the Burns Club. The series includes poems, historical accounts, music sheets, articles, and books.
  • Series 6 - Media. Series 6 is comprised of scrapbooks, media, audio (reel to reel and cassette recordings), ephemera and photographs related to the Club and various events.

Edmonton Burns Club

Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Alberta Provincial Council fonds

  • CA EDM MS-71
  • Archief
  • 1974 - 1975

This fonds consists of newsletters of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Alberta Provincial Council in the form of a news report covering 1974, January to February 1975, March to April 1975, June to August 1975, and August to December 1975.

Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Alberta Provincial Council

Royal Over-Seas League, Edmonton Branch fonds

  • CA EDM MS-72
  • Archief
  • 1976

The fonds consists of four brochures and pamphlets published by the Royal Over-Seas League to spread awareness of its activities and mandate. Two of the brochures outline the aims, activities, and amenities of the League, with the other two focussed on the League House located in London and the Rules and By-laws of the Edmonton Branch. A copy of the League’s history is also present.

Royal Over-Seas League, Edmonton Branch

Edmonton Chinese Freemasons Society fonds

  • CA EDM MS-74
  • Archief
  • 1976

The fonds consists of a single document prepared by Wally Mah regarding the history of the Edmonton Chinese Freemasons.

Edmonton Chinese Freemasons Society

Edmonton Hungarian Cultural Society fonds

  • CA EDM MS-75
  • Archief
  • 1976

The fonds consists of a history of the organization and outline of its activities prepared by the Society’s Executive Secretary, Dr. George Solt.

Edmonton Hungarian Cultural Society

Polish Cultural Society of Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM MS-77
  • Archief
  • 1974 - 1976

The fonds consists of materials related to the Society’s incorporation including a copy of the Society’s Certificate of Incorporation, the application for Incorporation, and a list of signatures appended to the Incorporation application. The fonds also includes a list of officers for 1974-1975, as well as a membership list for the year of 1975. Finally, the fonds also includes an announcement for the Society’s Copernicus Competition and a poster announcing the first public lecture of the Society.

Polish Cultural Society of Edmonton

City of Edmonton. Edmonton Fire Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-70
  • Archief
  • 1904-1996, predominant 1942-1994

Fonds consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, speeches, log books, scrapbooks and other records relating to the various functions performed by the Edmonton Fire Department.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 6 series. The series are as follows:

  • Series 1: Administrative Records
  • Series 2: Communications
  • Series 3: Correspondence
  • Series 4: Fire Prevention
  • Series 5: Fire Fighting
  • Series 6: Affiliated Organizations

Edmonton Fire Department

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