This fonds consists of material generated as a result of the operations of the Town of Beverly from its incorporation as a village in 1913 until shortly after its annexation by the City of Edmonton in 1961. The records include minutes, correspondence, reports, debentures, contracts, agreements, voters lists, tax assessment rolls, building permits, and petitions, and includes 85 ledgers.
An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 5 series. The series are as follows:
The fonds consists of records of the restoration of Edmonton Radial Railway Street Car Number 1. It includes a photograph album, technical literature and plans relating to street railway equipment from several manufacturers. The photographs include the Cromdale car barns and yard of the Edmonton Transit System.
The fonds consists of photographs from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce's in-house collection. The photographs are of early Edmonton and include buildings, street scenes, city and farm scenes, animals, agriculture, people and events.
The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, journals, financial statements, and account books relating to the operation of Benjamin Leibovitz’s sporting goods store, Uncle Ben’s Exchange, with a range of dates from 1912 to 1970.
The fonds consists of a copy of "Sixty Years Young - The Story of McKay Avenue School", compiled by Mr. Sinclair. The manuscript relates the development of the Edmonton School District No. 7, McKay Avenue School, and the general area. One newspaper clipping is also included. The oil painting by J. Gordon Sinclair, titled "Gold Washing", depicts three miners working a grizzley on the river (gold mining).
The fonds consists of records from the development of the play “This Hour Has Ten Decades”, written, produced and performed at Jasper Place Composite High School, including scripts, correspondence and promotional material. The photographs are of the play and include the cast and crew.
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.