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Polish Cultural Society of Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM MS-77
  • Fonds
  • 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

Pollard Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-42
  • Fonds
  • 1968 - 1969

The fonds consists of documents relating to the history of the Pollard Brickyard and John Walter logging operation in Walterdale. Also included is a photocopy of a notebook with a handwritten account of the history of the Bedard family and recipes compiled by Firmin Bedard. The photographs are of the Pollard brickyard.

File List:
File 1. Documents - Pollard Bros. brick plant and Walterdale area, Edmonton, includes:

  • drawing – Layout of Pollard Bros. Brick Plant, Walters Flats, Edmonton, 1914 (2 pages);
  • photograph of Pollard Bros. brick plant, pre-1914, with explanatory text (in folio) (EA-113-2);
  • summary of Pollard Bros. brick plant and John Walter logging operation, illustrated with small;
  • notes re: homes of Muchias (Matthias Collins) and John Walter, Pollard brick yard and original St. Anthony church;
  • announcement, programme and poem re: the Walterdale Bunch reunion, July 27, 1968, organized and written by Rosa Pollard;
  • letter, from Charles. W. Pollard to Names Advisory Committee, City of Edmonton, recommending use of Pollard name in street and district naming.

File 2. Notebook: Grandfather Firmin Bedard’s family history record. Includes genealogical information of Bedard family (1807-1927), recipes, other notes; in French and English (photocopy).

Pollard Family

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre fonds

  • CA EDM MS-267
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1940

The fonds consists of records sent from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to the City of Edmonton Archives.
The photographs include various buildings and street scenes in Strathcona (1910) and an aerial view of the University of Alberta area (1920).
File List:
File 1: promotional brochure – Strathcona, Alberta, Canada – The Railway, Industrial and Educational Centre of the Province, by Strathcona and District Board of Trade, 1910.
File 2: air mail envelope – The King Edward Hotel, Edmonton,
File 3: pamphlets – North West Tent & Awning Company Catalogue [ca. 1940], North West Tent & Awning Company Price List, 1940.
File 4: typed manuscript – History Of The Edmonton Airport, n.d. (photocopy), nb – no author identified

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Ramsay's Flowers Ltd. fonds

  • CA EDM MS-117
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914], 1958

This fonds consists of a copy of Canadian Florist, Aug. 16, 1958, containing an article on Walter Ramsay, “Alberta pioneer florist”, by Rene Hobbins, p. 8.
The photograph is of the Ramsay home and greenhouses, Victoria Ave., between 110 St. and 111 St., Edmonton AB, [ca. 1914].

Ramsay's Flowers Ltd.

Raymond F. Corley fonds

  • CA EDM MS-25
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1983

The fonds consists of research papers written by Raymond Corley on the history and development of the Edmonton Interurban Railway and the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway.
The Edmonton Interurban Railway ran between Edmonton and St. Albert. The line opened on September 30, 1913, and was partially phased into the Edmonton Radial Railway System in 1916. In 1920, the system was purchased by the City of Edmonton.
The Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway was the first railway built into Edmonton, before amalgamation with Strathcona. The EY&P railway connected with the Calgary and Edmonton Railway (C&E) and eventually became part of the Canadian North Railway.
The records include the original research papers, with subsequent revisions.
Note – the later revisions are only the pages that were changed, not the entire paper.
File List:
File 1. Edmonton Interurban Railway - original paper 1970/1971 (2 c.), revised 1983; revised pages 1987.
File 2. Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway, original paper – original paper 1968, revised pages n.d., revision 1970/1971, revision Dec 1971, revised pages 1972, revised pages 1987.

Corley, Raymond F.

Reed's China and Gift Shop fonds

  • CA EDM MS-243
  • Fonds
  • 1905 - 1955

The fonds consists records and photographs created or accumulated by the Reed or Clarke families of Reed’s Fine China and Gifts.
The photographs include interiors and exteriors of Reed’s stores as well as photos of William Reed, Russell Clarke and some members of their families and staff.
Item List:

  • a blank sales bill with the original store name “Reed’s Tea & Bazaar Store, Phone 1783, 102-104-106-108 Jasper Ave West”
  • Ledger - Monthly cash book November 1905-December 1908 (with initial note: ‘Edmonton, November 25th, 1905, W.H. Reed this day commences business’).
  • Article: “A Store at the Gateway of Tomorrow: All About a Well Known Western Gift Store”, Gift Buyer, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1943 (photocopy).
  • Article: “How We Brought China and Glass to Alberta in 1905”, Gift Buyer, Vol. 17, No. 11, November 1955 (photocopy).
    The records include references to Russell Francis Clarke, William Henry Reed, Reed's Fair and Reed's Tea and Bazaar

Reed's China and Gift Shop

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

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

Retired Ukrainian Canadian Association fonds

  • CA EDM MS-82
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of a history (photocopy) of the Retired Ukrainian Canadian Association, including an application and certificate of incorporation. The records include references to Yar Chajkiwsky, William Horbay, Konstanto (Kost) Kantor, Dmytro Prokop, Fred Sharum and Harry Yakymechko.
There is also a photograph of the members of the association in 1975.

Retired Ukrainian Canadian Association

Richard MacDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-17
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1928-1971

The fonds consists of programs and photographs of theatre and other cultural events, in many of which Richard and Inez MacDonald were part of the company, primarily as set designer and make-up artist, respectively. The records also include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and magazines relating to the life and career of Richard MacDonald and to the theatre and radio in Edmonton, notably the Edmonton Little Theatre and radio station CKUA.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Programs (by theatre group)
  • News clippings
  • Reports and letters
  • Periodicals

MacDonald, Richard

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