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Marie Dorsey fonds

  • CA EDM MS-146
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of material created or collected by Marie Dorsey and reflect her various interests.

The photographs include images of the Provincial Courthouse just prior to demolition (1972), art details on the Quesnel Bridge (1970), Rocky R. Jewellry store (1968), interiors of grocery store in Agassi B.C. (1908), round barn in Henderson (1972), New Edmonton Hotel ([ca. 1940]), street scene of 100 St. and 102 Ave during snowstorm [ca. 1925] and the portrait of Marie Dorsey used for EHB award (1998).
The fonds also includes a map of Edmonton featuring Jasper Place and Beverly [194?] (EAM-379).

File List:
File 1: Canadian National Philatelic Exhibition CANPEX ’64 Catalogue (1964), Edmonton Stamp Club Directory (1971);
File 2: memorial tribute booklet by Edmonton Film Society ‘H.P. Brown, 1886-1965’ (1966) – includes list of EFS Presidents 1936-1966; programme “The Edmonton Film Society – Main Series” (28 March 1966);
File 3: Edmonton Transit System - Condensed History of Events (1908-1966), author unknown, includes list of Superintendents 1909-1951;
File 4: artwork – 2 sketches by Marie Dorsey – 1 multi sketch of trains [ca. 1970], 1 colour sketch of grain elevators (1995).

Dorsey, Marie Dezall

Myrtle Bradley fonds

  • CA EDM MS-147
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1922, n.d.

The fonds consists of two programmes and one news clipping of the Empire Theatre which opened in 1920 on 103 Street just north of Jasper Avenue. It operated as Edmonton's premier theatre until it was converted into offices during the Second World War. Its lifespan was roughly coincidental with the golden age of drama, opera, and vaudeville. Stars such as Harry Lauder, Charlie Chaplin, and Will Rogers were among the performers. The building was used not only as a playhouse but also for political gatherings, sports broadcasts, and city theatrical productions.
Note: both programmes include a variety of advertisements of local businesses of the time, including full page ads for Swift’s on the inside front covers.
Item List:

  • Programme – “The Victorian Maid – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 10th, 11th & 12th, 1921;
  • Programme – “The Girl Of My Dreams – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 23rd, 24th & 25th 1922;
  • Newspaper clipping – “’The Three Twins’ Goes With Eclat From Rise to Drop of the Curtain at Empire Theatre”, unknown paper, n.d.

Bradley, Myrtle

John W. Sherwin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-148
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 1960

The fonds consists of blueprints, images and research notes on York boats, covering the period 1810-1825, created and collected by Mr. Sherwin.
File List:

  1. Research notes on York boats
  2. Blueprints, some by Canadian Naval Headquarters (CANAVHED)
    • The York Boat – Lines Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 45 x 86 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82231, NCC Reference No. 260/53);
    • The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 64 x 102 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82232, NCC Reference No. 261/53);
    • The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, Dec. 30, 1953, 45 x 83 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82233, NCC Reference No. 289/53);
    • Copy of The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm;
    • Copy of The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm.
  3. Articles on artwork ‘Fort Edmonton, 1825 – The Boat Brigade Leaving Fort Edmonton for York Factory’ for the Confederation Life Collection and the painter, John David Kelly (see EA-799-3).

Sherwin, John W.

Myroniuk Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-149
  • Fonds
  • 1930

The fonds consists of the license and marriage certificates for Peter Myroniuk (38 yrs) and Annie Zayda (21 yrs), married in Edmonton, Alberta on 12 April 1930. They were married by Marriage Commissioner Arthur Packford, with witnesses Fred Freby of Beverly, Alberta and John Sorochan of Calder, Alberta.
Items include:

  • Marriage license, Province of Alberta, No. 22604, 12 April 1930
  • Marriage Certificate, signed by Arthur Packford, 12 April 1930
  • Letter enclosed with certificate of marriage, from Donald MacKie, Deputy Registrar General, 15 April 1930
  • Certificate of Marriage, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Province of Alberta, 15 April 1930

Myroniuk Family

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

Reginald Turner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-152
  • Fonds
  • 2003 - 2011

The fonds consists of hand painted cards with street scenes of Edmonton painted by Reg and sent to friends and family at Christmas. It also includes the notes sent with the card outlining details of the scenes and Reg’s memories of Edmonton.
Cards and accompanying notes include:

  • 98 St. Looking East Down Jasper Avenue (EAA-25-1),
  • Jasper Avenue Looking North and East, including Brighton Block, Kenmo Lodge, The Hub Hotel, Gem and Georgia Baths (EAA-25-2),
  • Jasper Avenue with the Hub Hotel and Georgia Baths (EA-25-3),
  • 97th Street and Jasper Avenue, including Dreamland Theatre and Mite Block (EAA-25-4),
  • Edmonton’s 5 Way Intersection, including Alex Taylor school and the Checker Lunch (EAA-25-5),
  • Winter Snowfall 1942 (EAA-25-6),
  • C. Woodward Ltd. Building (EAA-25-7),
  • The Tegler Building (EAA-25-8),
  • The Gibson Block (EAA-25-9),
  • Metropolitan Stores (EAA-25-10)
    The accompanying notes are in MS-152, f. 1.

Turner, Reginald

Douglas Parker fonds

  • CA EDM MS-153
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2007

The fonds consists Parker’s research and manuscript for his book ‘The Edmonton Incline Railway’:
File List:
File 1: Research material for Parker's book The Edmonton Incline Railway, including:

  • Handwritten excerpts (1994-1996) from newspaper articles and government reports (1901-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
  • Notes on Joe Hostyn and family; Handwritten excerpts from newspaper articles (1905-1906) relating to Edmonton area steamers;
  • Lists of newspaper articles (1905-1913) regarding steamships;
  • Lists of newspaper articles (1901-1913) regarding streetcars and the Canadian Pacific Railway;
  • 20 February 2007 Canada.com article on proposed funicular in river valley;
  • 20 January 2005 RealEstateWeekly.com article on Edmonton Brewing & Malting Company
    File 2: Manuscript of The Edmonton Incline Railway by Doug V. Parker, including:
  • Typed excerpts (18 February 2001) from newspaper articles and government reports (1905-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
  • Pictures of the Edmonton Incline Railway (18 February 2001).

Parker, Douglas

Donald S. McKay fonds

  • CA EDM MS-154
  • Fonds
  • 1894, 1921

The fonds consists of:

  • draft motion of the Belmont School District no. 23 re: location of school, n.d.;
  • a draft letter of commendation to an unnamed music teacher, signed by Elizabeth Mitchell (on reverse of previous item, includes notations and date, April 4, 1894);
  • tax receipt, Municipal District of Spruce Grove no. 519 to D.S. McKay, November 19, 1921.
  • charcoal sketch of Donald S. McKay (EAA-49-1)
  • Fenian Raid Medal awarded to Donald S. McKay (Artifact Centre 1972-26-2)

McKay, Donald S.

Edward Bell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-155
  • Fonds
  • 1912, 1963

The fonds consists of Edward Bell’s account of becoming a teacher and then principal of Bennett School, including teaching in the school’s temporary accommodations on the second floor of a house in 1912 while awaiting construction of the school building. The Bennett School moved into their new building on Gallagher flats in the spring of 1913.
The photograph is of the temporary classroom that was used before the Bennett School building was opened.

Bell, Edward

Samuel Archibald Dickson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-156
  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 1982

This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and reports relating to the historical interests of Samuel Archibald Dickson, particularly his involvement in the campaign to restore/replicate Fort Edmonton in association with the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (for which he also served as legal counsel), the Historical Society of Alberta, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee.

The photographs include Indigenous men, women and children as well as some scenes of Edmonton such as the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park in 1967, minstrel shows ca. 1921 and the demolition of the Tegler building in 1982.

Dickson, Samuel Archibald

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