The fonds consists of political papers relating to Dr. Roper's tenure as Mayor of Edmonton from 1959 to 1963. The photographs are from an album, presented to Elmer Roper by Chief Constable M.F.C. Anthony, commemorating the official opening of Police Headquarters Building, October 16, 1962. The textual material was arranged as follows:
Speeches, includes proclamations, briefings and other statements.
General Correspondence, containing invitations and acknowledgements; complaints and compliments, and general commentaries on civic business; also includes files created by his immediate predecessors as mayor, William Hawrelak, mayor until his resignation in September 1959 and F.J. Mitchell, acting mayor until the municipal election in October 1959.
Miscellaneous Papers, including new clippings, reports, and incidental documents
This fonds consists of personal papers of John J. Duggan as well as some records for the Town/City of Strathcona, including Duggan’s mayoral candidacy. The photographs are predominantly of the activities of the Old Timers’ association but there is also one of the first hand car into Edmonton.
The fonds consists of a scrapbook, mostly of newspaper clippings, created by Kenneth A. McLeod relating to the Government of Premier A. F. Sifton, Government of Alberta. The clippings cover a variety of topics, subjects and people, including:
Alberta: provincial finances, natural resources, politics and government
railways: the Canadian Northern Railway, Canadian Northern Western Railway, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway, Grand Trunk and Pacific Railway
people: Donald Baker, R.B. Bennet, J.R. Boyle, G.H.V. Bulyea, Archy Campbell, W.R. Clarke, J.L. Cote, C.W. Cross, W.H. Cushing, Peter Gunn, George Hoadley, Robert Jaffray, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Peter E. Lessard, A.J. McArthur, J.D. McArthur, John A. McDougall, A.J. (Archie) McLean, Duncan Marshall, Edward M. Michener, C.M. O’Brien, Frank Oliver, William Franklin Puffer, E.H. Riley, Harold Riley, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, Walter Scott, Arthur Lewis Sifton, Clifford Sifton, John W. Sifton, Charles Stewart, Robert Taylor Telford, T.M. Tweedie.
current events at the time: freedom of the press, women’s suffrage, World War I (1914-1918). The fonds also includes the book, The Last of the Buffalo: Comprising a History of the Buffalo Herd of the Flathead Reservation and An Account of the Great Round Up, by Tom Jones and Norman Luxtion, 1909 (599.64 JOH o/s).