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Beatrice Dunn fonds
CA EDM MS-29 · Fonds · 1851 - 1948

The fonds consists of materials collected by Beatrice Dunn, including cards, hand written financial contracts, insurance policy and coupons. The photographs include farming in High River, most likely her father’s farm, and the family home where Beatrice grew up. There is also a baby photo of Beatrice’s older brother Herbert (1901).

File List:
File 1: Bond – Henry Cressman, Waterloo, Canada West – Jacob Hagey and Isaac Dingy, blacksmiths, Waterloo, Canada West, 7 Apr 1851.
includes record of payments 1 Jan 1852 – 22 Sep 1853.
File 2: Land sale agreement – Henry Cressman, Waterloo, Canada West, and Conrad Ludolph, Waterloo, Canada, 28 Mar 1862.
west half, lot 147, German Company Tract, lower block, Waterloo Township.
File 3: Insurance Policy – British Crown Assurance Corporation Limited and Directors of Alberta College, 6 Oct 1932.
File 4: Christmas note cards, Nettie Burkholder – ‘Miss Gremm’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Dunn’, 1925-1948
pen and ink drawings by Nettie Burkholder with notes on reverse of most cards; sketches relate to Alberta College.
File 5: Advertising coupons – Blue Ribbon, Sunlight Soap, Sunny Boy, Nabob, etc. n.d.
File 6: Booklet – The Reward of Life, Robert Louis Stevenson, published by Hayes Lithographing Co., Buffalo, New York, 20pp illustrated. 1911

Dunn, Beatrice Gremm
Beatrice Parker-Nordon fonds
CA EDM MS-162 · Fonds · 1949 - 1952

The fonds consists of assorted material collected, some possibly made, by Beatrice Parker-Nordon. Most of the records are related to the Holden school when Beatrice Parker-Nordon (“Mrs. P-N”) was a teacher at the school.

File 1
Program (Christmas Concert – Holden School) 1947 - annotated,
Program (Christmas Concert – Holden School) 1948 - annotated,
Christmas Program (Sunday School) 1950,
Holden School Christmas Program 1951,
Program – Official Opening of the New Holden High School 1952.

File 2
Newspaper – Holden Herald, June 6, 1950 (with article of Holden Divisional Track Meet, May 27, 1950, includes results of Holden School students),
Newspaper – Holden Herald, April 24, 1951 (with article of Holden High School’s presentation of 3-act comedy play ‘That Perkins Family’).

File 3
Invitation to Holden A.T.A. (Alberta Teachers’ Association) Annual Christmas Banquet, 1951 (includes original drawing used on front of card, possibly done by Beatrice Parker-Nordon),
Draft manuscript of article by Holden A.T.A. for Education Week, with annotations (article likely written or edited by Beatrice Parker-Nordon).

File 4
Greeting cards (Christmas, Valentine, etc) – likely some are from students.

File 5
Programme ‘Just the Two of Us’ – extracts from CJCA broadcasts presented by Burrows Motors, 1951,
Photocopy of article – ‘World’s Smallest Building Faced With Demolition In City’, Edmonton Journal, July 30, 1960 (re: Mite Block in Edmonton),
Booklet: Canada and the Second World War by C. P. Stacey .

Parker-Nordon, Edna Beatrice
CA EDM MS-398 · Fonds · 1905-1978

The fonds consists of materials collected or created by Beatrice Purches and Stuart Darroch of Edmonton between 1905 and 1978. The fonds consists of ledgers of the Darroch-Bissell Trust and other companies, Edmonton Real Estate Board bylaws and reports, a ledger of Stuart Darroch Ltd., and various souvenir and tourist publications, cook books, craft books and other mementos.

Purches, Beatrice and Darroch, Stuart
CA EDM MS-227 · Fonds · 1889 - 1890

The fonds consists of hand written pages of the school newspaper, 'The Star.'

File 1: 'The Star' Volume 1, No. 1
File 2: 'The Star' Volume 1, No. 2
File 3: 'The Star' Volume 2, No. 1

All three of the files have been digitized and provided online.

Belmont School District No. 23
Bernard C. Bordessa fonds
CA EDM MS-562 · Fonds · 1991

This fonds consists of a memorial to Bernard C. Bordessa created in 1991.

Bordessa, Bernard C.
Bertha Lawrence Fonds
CA EDM MS-688 · Fonds · 1921 - 1988

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Bertha Lawrence through her involvement in various organizations and subcommittees related to the operation of the United Nations Association in Canada, specifically those of the Edmonton Branch. The organizations represented in the records include the United Nations in Canada - Edmonton Branch, The Miles for Millions UN Association subcommittee, the Edmonton & District International Aid Society, UNICEF, the Public Education Committee, as well as the League of Nations.

The records themselves consist of correspondence, minutes, receipts, financial documents, publications of both the United Nations and the UN Association, fundraising information, handbooks, a history of the United Nations Association in Canada - Edmonton Branch transcript written by Bertha Lawrence, and photographs.

The photographs consist of the activities of the United Nations In Canada - Edmonton Branch and are all described under File 15 and 50 of the file list.

Lawrence, Bertha
Bertha Nevada Biggs fonds
CA EDM MS-338 · Fonds · 1930-1962

The fonds consists of a scrapbook created by Bertha Biggs between 1930 and 1962. The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings pertaining to Edmontonians, especially members of the Anglican church and radio personalities.

Biggs, Bertha Nevada
Bessie McAvoy fonds
CA EDM MS-526 · Fonds · 1922-1992
  • The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Bessie McAvoy of Edmonton and dating from 1922 to 1992. The fonds consists of clippings; a list of the city mayors; a history of the Edmonton school district with documentation from that history's research; a manuscript of Irene Cornwall re: George Hustler and Lotta Dempsey; Miss McAvoy's memoirs and an autobiography, including details of her old neighbourhood - now the downtown core of Edmonton; miscellaneous articles and a copy of "News for Seniors", October 1992; and photocopies and clippings on her life, and her teaching and tennis careers.
  • MS-526.3: This fonds consists of related to the life and career of Bessie McAvoy, including her childhood home, her sister Doris Redman, her tennis career, and her education (including two university papers and a copy of "The Souvenir -- Calgary Normal School, 1925-26". This fonds also includes information on clothing, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Chase's Marvelous Medicinal Almanac, and the Second World War Homefront.
McAvoy, Bessie
CA EDM MS-376 · Fonds · 1966-1971

The fonds consists of materials created by the Better Civic Governement Committee of Edmonton between 1966 and 1971. The fonds consists of minutes and correspondence of the Committee as well as biographical information on the candidates supported by the committee. There are also clippings, newsletters, presentations and scrapbooks from the Concerned Citizen's Committee.

Better Civic Government Committee
Betty Flach fonds
CA EDM MS-97 · Fonds · 1937, 1939, 1945

The fonds consists of a Royal souvenir booklet "Coronation Souvenir of Our King and Queen with Princess Elizabeth & Princess Margaret Rose" (published by Sankey, Hudson & Co., Manchester, 1937), typed list of attendees to the Royal dinner held in Edmonton, 2 June 1939, and one copy of "Alberta Folklore, Vol. 1, No. 2", (published by the University of Alberta under the provisions of the Alberta Folklore and Local History Project, June 1945).

Flach, Betty