The fonds consists of a copy of the speech given by J.W. Neilson on Dr. Arthur Benjamin Mason at the presentation of Honorary Life Membership to Dr. Mason to the Edmonton & District Dental Society on 2 Oct 1951. The Edmonton & District Dental Society is a professional organization for dental professionals in the Edmonton region which focuses on providing professional education, networking opportunities and promoting dentistry as a profession. Arthur Benjamin Mason was a highly respected dentist and considered to be one of the earliest dentists in the Edmonton area.
The collection consists of personal items, photographs, stories, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and memorabilia relating to the experiences of some Edmontonians in the Second World War. There are also two books – ‘The Royal Canadian Legion 1926-1986’ (369.271 ROY SWI 1986) and ‘Valour Remembered: Canada and the Second World War 1939-1945’ (940.540 GIE c. 2).
The collection consists of two tickets from Edmonton’s first movie theatre, the Bijou Theatre (John Hazza – Manager). The Bijou Theatre, located at 10134 – 101 Street, opened around 1910. It was remodeled in 1938 with plans designed by the architectural firm Rule, Wynn, Rule and reopened at the Rialto Theatre. The Bijou theatre closed around 1987.