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City of Edmonton. Computing Resources Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-14
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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

Mabel Gertrude Ragan fonds

  • CA EDM MS-142
  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1975

The fonds consists of records collected by Gertrude Ragain or used by her family, including:

  • an Edmonton Bulletin carrier's regular customer record book for Henry Ragan (son of Gertrude), October – December 1937;
  • booklet 'Rundle in Alberta 1840-1848', by The United Church of Canada; annual report, United Services Y.M.C.A. Club, March 17, 1943;
  • invitation, unveiling of Rundle's Mission plaque, September 12, 1965;
  • booklet 'The Rundle Adventure Story', by John Travis, 1968.
    The photographs include Earl Grey’s visit to Edmonton in 1909 and a portrait of Gertrude Ragan, ca. 1975, used for an Edmonton Historical Board award (1976).

Ragan, Mabel Gertrude Payne

Reginald Turner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-152
  • Fonds
  • 2003 - 2011

The fonds consists of hand painted cards with street scenes of Edmonton painted by Reg and sent to friends and family at Christmas. It also includes the notes sent with the card outlining details of the scenes and Reg’s memories of Edmonton.
Cards and accompanying notes include:

  • 98 St. Looking East Down Jasper Avenue (EAA-25-1),
  • Jasper Avenue Looking North and East, including Brighton Block, Kenmo Lodge, The Hub Hotel, Gem and Georgia Baths (EAA-25-2),
  • Jasper Avenue with the Hub Hotel and Georgia Baths (EA-25-3),
  • 97th Street and Jasper Avenue, including Dreamland Theatre and Mite Block (EAA-25-4),
  • Edmonton’s 5 Way Intersection, including Alex Taylor school and the Checker Lunch (EAA-25-5),
  • Winter Snowfall 1942 (EAA-25-6),
  • C. Woodward Ltd. Building (EAA-25-7),
  • The Tegler Building (EAA-25-8),
  • The Gibson Block (EAA-25-9),
  • Metropolitan Stores (EAA-25-10)
    The accompanying notes are in MS-152, f. 1.

Turner, Reginald

Douglas Parker fonds

  • CA EDM MS-153
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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

William H. Northup fonds

  • CA EDM MS-171
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900], 1968

The fonds consists of a photograph of William Henry Northup and Marvin Ransen, likely taken around the time that Northup and Ransen first took homesteads. There is also a biography of William Henry Northup written by his son Clarence.

Northup, William Henry

Jennie Ottewell Smith fonds

  • CA EDM MS-225
  • Fonds
  • 1920-[196-?]

The fonds consists of some records and biographical clippings of Richard Ottewell and the Ottewell family as well as correspondence and records of Jennie (Ottewell) Smith and her husband Bliss Simith.
There are also books in algebra, geometry, mechanics and mechanical drawing from the American School of Correspondence, likely used by Bliss Smith for correspondence courses as well as a garden seed and nursery catalogue:
The photographs are of Richard and Fanny Ottewell and their children, including Richard and Fanny Ottewell on their 50th wedding anniversary (1927), as well as the Clover Bar School.

Smith, Jennie Ottewell

Art Gagne fonds

  • CA EDM MS-514
  • Fonds
  • 1920, 1933

The fonds consists of two programmes from Northwest Professional Hockey League, 1933, featuring the 'Edmonton Eskimos' hockey team. One programme includes an article on Art Gagne’s ‘lucky number 7’.
The photographs include team photos of the Edmonton Eskimos hockey team 1920-21, the interior of the Edmonton Gardens [ca. 1922] and portraits of hockey players from the Eskimo Hockey Team 1920-21 (Art Gagne, Joe Simpson, Rollie Muirhead, P.A. 'Tim' Dunne, Howard Dea, Archie Briden, Gordone 'Duke' Keats, Ernie Anderson, Alec Renaud, and Kenny Mackenzie).

Gagne, Art

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