This series consists of minutes, annual reports, the constitution, and bylaws of the Canton Edmonton No. 1 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Also known as the Patriarch’s Militant Level, The Canton is the highest level of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows open to those members who have obtained the Royal Purple Degree.
File List File 1: Canton Edmonton #1 Minutes Ledger (1952 June 12 - 1952 December 11) File 2: Canton Edmonton #1 Patriarchs Militant Certificates - Oversize Documents (1925 - 1956)
This series consists of GATE’s administrative records including their bylaws and constitution, financial statements, meeting minutes and correspondence. In addition, there are copies of the GATE newsletter, two grant applications, and records related to GATE’s counselling program, and their social activities.
This is a small series, but one that may well expand as further accruals are received. The records consist of documents related to GATE’s Gay and Lesbian Youth Group, the Pink Triangle Youth Group of Edmonton and other GLCCE youth initiatives. The bulk of the series consists of printed resources and reference materials related to counselling gay and lesbian youth; related youth studies and reports; and some correspondence. Included with the papers are three pink triangle t-shirts created for Pride ’92 week.
This series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, and financial statements whose originating Lodge is unknown. The series also contains reports and proceedings of the Rebekah Assembly of Alberta, as well as collected histories and publications from other administrative bodies within the I.O.O.F.
This series consists of records of some of the clubs described above, but predominantly Club 70, The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR) and The Roost Nightclub. There are early administrative records for Club 70, as well as newsletters and photographs. ISCWR records include Coronation programs and information from the first coronation in 1976, and then further programs and records from courts held from 1985 to 2009. There are numerous event and promotion files for The Roost Nightclub, including monthly event calendars, broadsheets and flyers, news clippings and event posters. Included with the records were Roost Nightclub plaques and trophies.
This series consists of the records of an array of organizations, and have been arranged in the following broad geographical sub-series: Organizations – Alberta; Alberta – Edmonton; Alberta - Calgary; British Columbia; Manitoba; Maritimes; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Australia; Europe; and the U.S.A. Within these geographical headings, the files are arranged alphabetically by file title (this often being the title of the specific organization represented). The records consist primarily of published brochures or newsletters and an assortment of printed information including news clippings, articles, news releases, and general correspondence. While some files have a lot of information, others are skimpy in their content. However, the range of organizations represented in this series, and the span of years captured, provides valuable insight into the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community during this time period.
This series consists of GALA’s administrative records including their bylaws and constitution, financial statements, meeting minutes and correspondence. In addition, there are copies of GALA grant applications, and records related to a GALA sponsored Symposium entitled “Flaunting It!” held in Edmonton in 1990. The meeting minutes and documents of the GALA-Police Liaison Committee are retained in this series, although after 1994, the Committee broadens its title to the LGBTQ Community/Edmonton Police Service Liaison Committee, and committee records continue until 2005.
This series consists of minutes, annual reports, the constitution, and bylaws of the Edmonton Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Encampment was situated below the Patriarch’s Militant Level of the Cantons and was formed of representatives from the Lodges. The Encampment was open to members of any Lodge who have obtained the third degree.
This series consists of the AIDS Network of Edmonton’s administrative files including constitution and certificate of Incorporation; fundraising and educational resources; as well as a sub-series of records related to the Gay Men’s Outreach Committee (GMOC). The records are organized as Administration, Information/Resources and GMOC.
This series consists of minutes, financial ledgers, membership applications and certifications, and annual reports of the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 2. The Lodge was established on March 11, 1907 with fifty-six candidates comprising 32 sisters and 24 brothers. In 2008, the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge absorbed the Unity Lodge membership to ease declining membership in both Lodges.