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Commonwealth Games collection

  • CA EDM RG-78
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1981, predominant 1972-1978

This collection consists of correspondence, blueprints, design proposals, reports, and a wide variety of records generated by the City of Edmonton and the XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation. The Foundation records, which make up over fifty percent of the collection, have been organized according to an existing file index and numbering system.

The collection has been divided into the following four series. Wherever possible this division was done with respect to the original order of the records. The series are as follows:

  • Series 1: City of Edmonton records
  • Series 2: XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation records
  • Series 3: Festival '78 records
  • Series 4: Publications and Manuals

The XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters fonds

  • CA EDM MS-141
  • Fonds
  • 1904 - 1905

The fonds consists of one record book of Companion Court Maple Leaf no. 842, Independent Order of Foresters, containing by-laws (inside front cover), record of attendance and roll of officers, and minutes.
It includes references to: Miss Bassill, Miss Burgess, Miss A. Dunn, Miss Fisher, Miss C. Grant, Miss J.M. Harrison, Dr. Hotson, Misss. M.A. Jamieson, Miss E. McKernan, Mrs. A.E. McLean, Miss F. Martin, Mrs. R. Peterson, Mrs. Pyper, Mrs. Annie M. Scarborough, Mrs. Shackleloi, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. E.M. Shields, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Wallace, and the Independent Order of Foresters (Strathcona Branch).

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters

Cuthbert Clark fonds

  • CA EDM MS-947
  • Fonds
  • 1928

The fonds consists of photographs of the Edmonton skyline from various viewpoints.

Clark, Cuthbert

Daniel T. Ritchie fonds

  • CA EDM MS-776
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]-1920

The fonds consists of photographs of buildings, street scenes, construction and bridges in Edmonton, as well as the North Saskatchewan River.

Ritchie, Daniel T.

Danish Society of Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM MS-93
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of one letter from Vera Neilsen describing the early history of the club. It includes references to Tage Aaquist, Art Anderson, Erling Peterson and the Danish Canadian Soccer Club.

Danish Society of Edmonton

David Mawhinney fonds

  • CA EDM MS-983
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]-[ca. 1952], predominant 1915 – [ca. 1935]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Mawhinney family, sports teams the Mawhinney’s were part of, the family home in Rossdale, the Arctic Ice Company, the Ross Flats clubhouse, the North Saskatchewan River, and damage from the 1915 flood.

Mawhinney, David

David Mellec collection

  • CA EDM MS-108
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1910]

The collection consists of two tickets from Edmonton’s first movie theatre, the Bijou Theatre (John Hazza – Manager).
The Bijou Theatre, located at 10134 – 101 Street, opened around 1910. It was remodeled in 1938 with plans designed by the architectural firm Rule, Wynn, Rule and reopened at the Rialto Theatre. The Bijou theatre closed around 1987.

Mellec, David

Donald Rock collection

  • CA EDM MS-1185
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1920]

The collection consists of colourized photograph postcards of scenes of Edmonton including Jasper Avenue, Tegler Block, Alberta Hotel and Strathcona Bridge.

Rock, Donald

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.

Dorothy Matthewson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-885
  • Fonds
  • 1910

The fonds consists of a photograph of Dr. A.H. Goodwin and family. Dr. Goodwin was the first dentist in Edmonton.
Alexander Hooper Goodwin was born in 1968 to Elizabeth Wells and Cyrus Goodwin in New Brunswick. He married Selena (Lena) A. Taylor on 4 Jan 1898. By the following year, Alexander and Lena had settled in Edmonton and Alexander had established a dental practice on Jasper Ave. They had three children – Eleanor Beatrice, Lilian Alexandra, and William Taylor.
Dr. Alexander Hooper Goodwin died 4 Mar 1964 in Edmonton.

Matthewson, Dorothy

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