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Theatre for Children

The photographs in this series depict theatrical productions put on by the Recreation Department and the Junior League of Edmonton. The program was called Theatre for Children, and most productions took place at Victoria Composite High School, though a few were also held at the Jubilee Auditorium. In the 1960s the program expanded to include The Playground Players, which offered outdoor theatrical productions in the community. This series includes photographs of most of the productions undertaken from 1954 until 1966, when the Junior League handed the program over to the Junior Arts Council. The series also includes photographs of dance workshops for children and a concert held at Borden Park.

Cyril Geoffrey Wates fonds

  • CA EDM MS-48
  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 1946

This fonds consists of publications, plays, and newspaper articles written by Cyril Wates, as well as assorted correspondence and records relating to the Edmonton chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada. The fonds also contains an article and correspondence of Helen Adela (Burns) Wates, as well as photographs of Helen Adela (Burns) Wates' family, ca. 1870-1880, Cyril Wates' telescope, 1942 and mountain climbing activities, ca. 1924-1938.

Wates, Cyril Geoffrey

Secord Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-46
  • Fonds
  • 1884 - 1986

The fonds consists predominantly of textual records of Richard Henry and Annie York Secord, and their son Richard York Secord, and to a lesser extent Margaret Calder Secord (wife of Richard York), Lena Secord McFayden and Isobel Secord (sisters of Richard York), and Richard Calhoun Secord (grandson of Richard York).

The photographs consist of family and friends, farming and business activities, events and street scenes of Edmonton.

The fonds has been arranged into seven series:
Series 1 - Richard Henry Secord
Series 2 - Annie York Secord
Series 3 - Richard York Secord
Series 4 - Margaret Calder Secord
Series 5 - Lena Secord McFadyen
Series 6 - Isobel Secord
Series 7 - Richard Calhoun Secord

Secord Family

Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association (NAPOTA) fonds

  • CA EDM MS-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885]-2009, predominant 1914-2009

The fonds consists of textual records, historical documents, photographs, paintings and maps gathered by NAPOTA in support of the association’s goal of preserving the history of Edmonton. The fonds also includes the records of the association including minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial documents and news clippings.
The fonds is arranged as follows:

  1. Minutes 1914-1989
  2. Correspondence files 1926, 1928-1929
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  3. Topical files 1887-2009
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  4. Membership records
  5. Newspapers and Clippings
  6. Financial records
  7. Certificates
  8. Ephemera
  9. Maps
  10. Books

Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association

Hazel Rutherford McCuaig fonds

  • CA EDM MS-107
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1976

The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Hazel McCuaig. It includes correspondence, a scrapbook collection containing news clippings on members of the Northern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association and other prominent people and places in Alberta's history, brochures and programs relating to historical groups and cultural events in Edmonton and Strathcona. The photographs include the Rutherford home, Edmonton and district buildings, events, family members and friends as well as a military panorama (EA-82, EA-10-353, EA-10-2251). There are also maps and books on Edmonton and one watercolour drawing of McKay Avenue School (EAA-92-1).

McCuaig, Hazel Rutherford

John Kenneth Macdonald & Therese Fraser Holland

The series consists of records pertaining to John Kenneth & Therese Fraser Macdonald. They include programmes of early Edmonton theatre productions, correspondence, news clippings and photographs. All of the programmes include John Kenneth Macdonald in the cast.

File List
File 1: Personal papers

  • New Year's card (from Mother), Christmas 1887,
  • playbill 'Confusion', Opera House, May 6-7, ?,
  • programme 'The Edmonton Komikal Koons', Robertson's Hall, May 26, 1896,
  • playbill 'Betsy', La Cigale Comedy Company, n.d.,
  • playbill 'My Friend From India', [Edmonton Amateur Dramatic Club], Ross Hall, Strathcona, [July 12, 1900]
  • play reviews for 'My Friend In India', Alberta Sun, July 9, [sic, 10?] 1900, Edmonton Post, [July 11, 1900], Strathcona Plaindealer, July 13, 1900
  • playbill 'The Wedding March', Robertson Hall, n.d. (John Kenneth Macdonald in cast),
  • List of barristers in Alberta admitted prior to 1905, n.d. (includes John Kenneth Macdonald),
  • newspaper article, 'Through The Yellowhead To The End of Steel and Beyond' by John Kenneth Macdonald, Edmonton Bulletin, Aug. 26, 1911, pp. 9-10. (o/s folder in map cabinet)
  • marriage announcement, Therese Fraser Holland and John Kenneth Macdonald, 1 Jan 1912,
  • retirement as Deputy Attorney General, ca. 1907,
  • typescript story, 'Tige' by J.K.M., n.d.,

Macdonald, Holland Family

Alexander J.H. McCauley Family

The series consists of records of Alexander J.H. McCauley, predominantly musical programmes, many of which list him as the pianist or accompanist. The other programmes where he is not listed, it is presumed these were concerts or performances that Alexander attended.

The series also includes a musical biography of Alexander’s son, William A. McCauley.

Alexander J.H. McCauley Family

Macdonald, Clifton Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-690
  • Fonds
  • 1875 - 1996

The fonds consists predominantly of material relating to Mickey Macdonald's acting career, Alan Fraser Macdonald's legal and military career, and his involvement in community organizations, as well as their family life. The records include theatre programmes, correspondence, personal notes and writings, news clippings, and photographs.

To a lesser extent there are also records relating to other members of the extended Macdonald-Clifton families, particularly John Kenneth Macdonald and Therese Fraser Holland (Alan's parents), Henry Frances Holland and Selina Fraser (Alan's maternal grandparents), Faith Clifton (Mickey's mother), Bruce Fraser Macdonald (Alan's brother), Vernis McCuaig (Mickey's sister), and Brian Macdonald (Mickey and Alan's son).

The fonds has been arranged into series:
Series 1 – John Kenneth Macdonald & Therese Fraser Holland
Series 2 – Donald Walter Macdonald
Series 3 – Henry Francis Holland & Selina Fraser
Series 4 – Faith Clifton
Series 5 – Mickey Macdonald
Series 6 – Alan Macdonald
Series 7 – Bruce Fraser Macdonald
Series 8 – Vernis Clifton McCuaig
Series 9 – Brian Macdonald
Series 10 – General Theatre

Macdonald, Clifton Family

Vernis McCuaig

File List
File 1: Personal records - includes:

  • programme, 'Death Of A Salesman', Citadel Theatre, Mar. 23 – Apr. 12, 1966, (role - The Woman)
  • news clipping of article on fashion, with photo of Vernis’s daughter, Cathie Christie, modeling
  • Scrapbook pages - includes news clippings re: Vernis and daughters Sharon, Ann, and Kathy modeling in newspaper advertisements. (O/S Box 1)

McCuaig, Vernis Clifton Christie

General Theatre

The series consists of various programmes, newsletters and news clippings pertaining to theatre in Edmonton, collected by various members of the Macdonald and Clifton families.
However as several members of the Macdonald and Clifton families were involved in theatre, it is not specifically clear who collected what material, hence attributed to the family in general.

Macdonald, Clifton Family

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