The fonds consists of a collection of historical sketches on the Riverdale area created by Amos Skinner. It includes lists of street names in Riverdale and of Principals at Riverdale School. The records include references to Mr. D.B. Fraser, Fraser’s Mill and Mr. J.B. Little. The community of Riverdale is located along the North Saskatchewan River. Settlers arriving in the 1880s were quick to develop this large flat area, which was just one mile downstream from Fort Edmonton. One of the first arrivals was Daniel Robert Fraser, who started a flour and sawmill in the flats in 1881. The area became known as Fraser Flats until the community changed the name to Riverdale in 1910.
The fonds consists of a diary belonging to Robert’s second wife, Margaret ‘Greta’ McPherson (Grant) Anderson and papers relating to the birth registration of their son Malcolm Robert Anderson (b 19 Apr 1920). There is also a poem written by Robert Thompson Anderson, Our Capital Town, about the city of Edmonton and apparently read at annual events in the fire department. The photographs include the Anderson home and family members, Edmonton street scenes and events, and the Edmonton Fire Department and Health Department. The fonds also includes Robert’s published works, The Old Timer and Other Poems (819 AND), Canadian Born and other Western Verse (819 AND 1913 c.3) and Troopers in France (819 AND 1932). File List: File 1. Schoolwork dairy of Margaret ‘Greta’ McPherson Grant, 29 Aug 1905 to 24 Oct. 1905, File 2. Birth records for Malcolm Robert Anderson – includes birth tag (name, weight, date, doctor’s name) 19 Apr 1920; abstract of birth with covering letter and receipt, 21 Apr 1920; notice of registration and birth certificate 11 May 1920; doctor’s receipt 13 May 1920, File 3. Poem – Our Capital Town, by Robert Thompson Anderson, n.d.
The fonds consists of a documents, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings related to Andrew Parnham’s military service and the 51st Battalion, C.E.F. This fonds also consists of records of the 51st Battalion Association, including minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records and the nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the battalion. It also includes the association gavel and the leather briefcase that held the association records. The material is arranged into two main sections, Andrew L. Parnham and the 51st Battalion Association.
The fonds consists of two bills for Mrs. A. Froehler at 9252 – 110A Avenue, Edmonton, specifically from the City of Edmonton Electric, Light and Power Department, and the City of Edmonton Waterworks Department. On the verso of the bills are notes and instructions for the homeowner, including promotion of the modern electric refrigerator and advice on changing electrical service when moving.
The fonds consists of documents and photographs related to Anthony Shute’s police career and activities in the Boxing and Wrestling Commission. . File List: File 1: Certificate of military instruction for infantry, non-commissioned officers, for Corporal A.G. Shute, 1917; File 2: Appointment as Justice of the Peace to Anthony G. Shute, signed by Robert George Brett, Lt. Gov. of Alberta. Sept. 8, 1920; File 3: Citation for Silver Jubilee, Buckingham Palace, May 6, 1935. File 4: Letter, Anthony G. Shute to Wm. Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer, Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling Commission, January 13, 1958. (Note: given Anthony Shute’s death on January 14, 1958, this is possibly the last letter written by him). For photograph of Anthony Shute, see EA-10-2784.
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).
The fonds consists of one photograph of the 1st Depot Battalion (Alberta). Depot Battalions were created in central locations across Canada to handle the training of the final allotments of recruits. The recruits received minimal training at the Depot Battalions and were then sent to reserve battalions in England where they received the rest of their training. The 1st Depot Battalion was formed in 1917 and 1918 to provide reinforcements for the 10th, 31st, 49th and 50th Battalions through the 21st Canadian Reserve Battalion. It is possible an ancestor or relative of Audrey Bourget is in the photo but this is not confirmed.
The fonds consists of reports, news clippings, correspondence relating to the MacKinnon Ravine roadway proposal and membership lists, agendas and minutes and other records of the Urban Reform Group Edmonton (URGE).
File 1: MacKinnon Ravine ([ca.1970]-1978). Includes: notes; mailing list; map of freeway proposals, ca. 1970; correspondence & news clippings; Report - West End Traffic Delay Time Study, ; Report - Transportation Planning Branch, travel time standards, July 17, 1975; C.O.G. Transportation Subcommittee minutes November 25, 1975; January 12, February 2, 1976; Citizen participation report, September 28, 1977; Keillor Road news clipping and letter
File 2: MacKinnon Ravine and the 1977 Edmonton municipal election (1975-1980). . Includes news clippings, annotations re: MacKinnon Ravine on newspaper section, candidates stands on basic issues.
File 3: URGE records (1974-1978). Includes: executive mailing list, Alliance of neighbourhood groups mailing list; news clippings; agenda and minutes, 1978; letter, June 21, 1974; financial statement, Jan. - Nov. 1974; candidate list, 1974; notices & press releases.