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Ernest S. George fonds

  • CA EDM MS-121
  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1962

The fonds consists of photocopied transcripts of letters and articles written by Ernest S. George and the certificate of membership of E.S. George to the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers Association, Dec. 31, 1926. It also includes a photocopied transcript of an article by Barbara Mary George, Ernest George's mother. The photograph is a portrait of Ernest George, ca. 1962 that was used for an Edmonton Historical Board award in 1977.

George, Ernest Scudamore

Esther A.J. Clark fonds

  • CA EDM MS-22
  • Fonds
  • 1878-[1967?]

The fonds consists of handwritten memoirs of homesteading, farming and life in early Alberta (approx. 1878-1911) written by Esther Clark. The memoirs include references to other family members, relatives and friends: C. Berquist, John P. Levin, Alida Levin Skalin, Lillie Spaulding and Ethel Tooze.
The photographs are of members of Esther’s family, including her husband and parents.

Clark, Esther A.J.

Ethel M. Dorin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-310
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1965]-2006

The fonds consists of photographs of various flowers and floral arrangements, a long-time passion of Ethel Dorin. Some capture scenes of Walter Dorin working at Pike Seeds, the Dorin family home and acreage, and Grace Lutheran Church.

Dorin, Ethel M.

FIC - Found In Clippings collection

  • CA EDM MS-0
  • Collection
  • 1893 - 1967

The collection consists of original material removed from the City of Edmonton Archives Clippings collection.

FIC - Found in clippings collection

Gay and Lesbian Archives of Edmonton fonds (GALA)

  • CA EDM MS-595
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2010

The Gay and Lesbian Archives captures many aspects of Edmonton’s gay and lesbian population, ca. 1970 to the mid-2000s and the growth of organizations and groups to facilitate and serve them. The primary organizations represented in the fonds, and described as the first four series of the fonds are: the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE), Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA), the AIDS Network of Edmonton Society, and the Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton (GLCCE). Within each of these organizations, are administrative records including bylaws, constitution, meeting minutes and documents, financial statements, and correspondence, as well as any type of activity or committee records maintained by the said organization.

There is inter-relatedness to many of these organizations, and the boundaries between their activities and mandate can be hard to distinguish from one another. Series 5, as an example, is the Edmonton Pride Festival Society records, which had origins with both GALA and GLCCE but outgrew both organizations to form its own society in 1999, and is concerned with numerous on-going annual pride events organized for Edmonton. Other series in the fonds that have origins in earlier organizations include Series 9: Civil/Human Rights; Series 12: Organizations; and Series 13: Resources and References. Responsibilities for collecting in these series shifted as organizations and their committees closed and reopened under new names and structures, and so the decision was made to organize the records within separate series to better describe them and capture this evolution.

The remaining series in the fonds represents a way to organize the records to reflect what has already been donated, but also allow for expansion as further accruals are received.

Smaller series in the fonds include series 6, the University of Alberta Gay organizations; series 7: Sporting Associations; and Series 10, Youth Related Organizations and Resources. While relatively small yet in extent, there is the potential for growth within each of these series as new University-related groups, sporting organizations, and youth-focused associations relating to Edmonton’s GLBQT population form. Gay cultural and social organizations were also established in Edmonton, and two of the series in the fonds relate directly to these: Series 8 is records of the Vocal Minority Music Society which later became Edmonton Vocal Minority, and Series 11 contains records from some of the clubs and entertainment venues that operated in Edmonton. The connection between series is again obvious, as for example, the gay entertainment clubs often hosted events and activities as fundraisers for the Aids Network of Edmonton. Continued expansion in these series is also likely.

A final series was created to capture those files created by Michael Phair, a well-known Edmontonian and activist for the gay community of Edmonton. His name is connected with many of the groups represented in this fonds, and he was a prime mover behind the gathering and preserving of the Gay and Lesbian archive.

Series are as follows:

  • Series 1 – Gay Alliance Toward Equity (GATE)
  • Series 2 – Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA)
  • Series 3 – AIDS Network / HIV Edmonton
  • Series 4 – Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton (GLCCE) / Pride Centre of Edmonton
  • Series 5 – Edmonton Pride Festival Society / Pride Events
  • Series 6 – University of Alberta Gay Organizations
  • Series 7 – Sporting Associations
  • Series 8 – The Vocal Minority Music Society / Edmonton Vocal Minority
  • Series 9 – Civil / Human Rights
  • Series 10 – Youth Related Organizations / Resources
  • Series 11 – Clubs / Entertainment Venues
  • Series 12 – Organizations
  • Series 13 – Resources and References
  • Series 14 – Michael Phair records

Gay and Lesbian Archives of Edmonton

George Johnstone Kinnaird fonds

  • CA EDM MS-755
  • Fonds
  • 1875, 1900, [ca. 1920]

This fonds consists of textual records related to George Kinnaird’s employment with the Hudson’s Bay Company and a portrait photograph taken in his later years.
File List:
File 1: O/S copy of Indenture Agreement of George Kinnaird to the Governor and Company of Adventurers (early Hudson’s Bay Company), as an apprentice clerk, to proceed to Hudson’s Bay, for term of 3 years, to be paid thirty pounds the first year, forty pounds the second year and fifty pounds the third year, October 1875.
File 2: O/S signed Certificate of Appreciation from staff of Hudson’s Bay Company, Edmonton, to George Johnstone Kinnaird, February 28, 1900 at the time of his resignation.

Kinnaird, George Johnstone

George Stout fonds

  • CA EDM MS-15
  • Fonds
  • 1901-[ca. 1920], 1970, 1987

The fonds consists of programmes for the school openings of L.Y. Cairns Vocation School and M.E. LaZerte Composite High School, and miscellaneous receipts in the name of Euclid N. Paradis, L’Amoureux, AB and Joseph Paradis, of St. Boniface, MB, and of Edmonton, AB.
The photographs include the ceremony for the Honourary Chief Factors of Fort Edmonton Park, 1974, honoring Christina McKnight, Richard Y. Secord and Merrill Wolf. There are also images of George as a young child to an adult and as Honorary Chief Factor at Fort Edmonton Park, hosting the Duke and Duchess of York.
File List:
File 1: Receipts for Euclid N. Paradis, L’Amoureux, AB and Joseph Paradis, St. Boniface MB and Edmonton, AB, including receipts for: Edmonton Bulletin (1901), Bank of Montreal (1903), Daly’s Tea Co. (1907), Department of Interior – Dominion Lands (1908), unknown for twine (1908), City of Edmonton Taxes (1913) and General Hospital – Edmonton (1924).
File 2: Programme for Official Opening of L.Y. Cairns Vocational School, March 20, 1970. (2 copies).
File 3: Programme for Official Opening of M.E. LaZerte Composite High School, November 27, 1970

Stout, George

Gerald M. Hutchinson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-132
  • Fonds
  • 1974

This fonds consists of notes and articles prepared by G.M. Hutchinson relating to the work of Robert Rundle, who was one of a small group of missionaries who were sent to Canada by the Wesleyans (Methodists) in England in 1840. Rundle was the first Protestant missionary to reach the area which is now Alberta. His first headquarters was Fort Edmonton from where he traveled as far as Rocky Mountain House, the Bow River near the future site of Banff, and Beaver Lake. Shortly before he left Canada in 1848 he established a mission at Pigeon Lake, now known as the Rundle Mission.
The material was used in research for Rundle House at Fort Edmonton Park.
The fonds also includes a photograph of Rev. Robert Rundle and his bride, Mary Wolverson.
Item List:

  • memorandum re: marriages performed by Rundle in Saskatchewan District; includes a list of 7 marriages Rundle performed at Edmonton House 1841-1848, n.d.
  • historical article, “The Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle at Fort Edmonton”, by G.M. Hutchinson, July, 1974
  • address, “The British (Wesleyan) Mission to North America, 1840-1854”, by G.M. Hutchinson, October 2, 1974.
    The records include references to: Phroisine Brabon, Ephriam Evans, Hugh Frazer, Antione Gouin, Francoise Gouin, Margaret Harriott, Paul Kane, Paul Kane Jr., Rev. William Mason, Peter Ogden, Antione Osee, Judie Osee, Jean Baptiste Pauldit, Jean Baptiste Raymond, John Rowand, John Rowand. Mary Wolverson Rundle, Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle, See-Seel, Sir George Simpson, Angelique Tessier, Father Thybeault, Elizabeth Ward, George Ward and the Wesleyan Missionary Society.

Hutchinson, Gerald M.

Gertrude Lake fonds

  • CA EDM MS-134
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-[ca. 1939]

The fonds consists of greeting cards and other memorabilia belonging to Gertrude Lake. There is also a photograph of a 1914 Ladies basketball team, with a basketball lettered “A.G.T. L.D.O” and 2 travel photographs.
File List:

  1. Greetings cards (includes ‘Maple Leaf Forever’; Smile Messenger postcards, and advertisement card ‘Klever Kard’ for Ki-Moids for Indigestion)
  2. Valentine’s Day cards
  3. Easter Cards
  4. Christmas Cards (includes Christmas cards sent by Gertrude Doughty)
  5. New Years Cards
  6. Baby cards (includes a Baby Book from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company)
  7. Birthday
  8. Calendars (miniature) – 1922, 1926 (with photo of child)
  9. Paper cutouts (used to decorate cards or gifts)
  10. Travel postcards and booklets (Kingston, Ont.; Seattle, Washington; Venice, California) and travel prints (Peace Tower, Ottawa; Bob’s Lake, Ontario; Athabasca Falls,
  11. Booklet – AGT “The Silent Partner” Vol. VIII, No. 4, October 1927; paper print of Aladdin Home ‘The Lockwood’

Lake, Gertrude Doughty

Gilda Rath fonds

  • CA EDM MS-43
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 1971

The fonds consists of research materials collected or created by Gilda Rath. The records generally relates to three themes: excerpts from the Edmonton Bulletin 1880-1882, and the Saskatchewan Herald, 1879-1882; the story of the Lamoureux family from their origins in Quebec to their settlement in the Edmonton district; and translations of correspondence from the Oblate Archives relating to members of the order and to the history of the Edmonton area.
Also included is information on First Nations, Metis, steamboat transportation on the North Saskatchewan, and notes and excerpts from other sources. The research material appears to have been accumulated for a book on the history of French settlement in North America and the Canadian northwest, focusing on the Lamoureux family. A partial typescript of this work is included in the fonds. Some of the notes are transcripts from tape recordings, but the original tapes are not present.

Rath, Gilda

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