The collection consists of records donated by the Oblate Archives as the records better serve the mandate of the City of Edmonton Archives. It consists of photographs of early Edmonton, including Fort Edmonton, the North Saskatchewan River and John Walter’s Mill.
The fonds consists of an album of Byron-May photographs. Many of the photographs were part of their business, including commissioned images. The album also includes photographs of the Percy Byron and Gustave May families.
The fonds consists of photographs from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce's in-house collection. Many of the photographs are by the Byron-May Company, who were commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to create brochures promoting Edmonton as an up and coming city.
The photographs are of early Edmonton and include buildings, street scenes, city and farm scenes, animals, agriculture, people and events.
The fonds consists of programmes, orders of service and booklets relating to the dairy industry, royalty, the Boer War and the First World War and women’s organizations. It also includes photographs of a land scrip certificate, members of the Lauder family, dairy groups and facilities, an Edmonton firehall and an Old Timers’ luncheon group.
The fonds consists of textual records and photographs created or collected by Hubert A. Hollingworth. The textual records include photography booklets and catalogues, various souvenir programs, a post card album, high school newsletters, published works, maps, and newspaper clippings relating to Edmonton's history, and a memorial of Frank Hollingworth and his work with early radio.
The photograph records are divided into two series: Series 1 – Hollingworth Photographs. Series 2 – Glass Slide Photographs.
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
The fonds consists of photographs of various flowers and floral arrangements, a long-time passion of Ethel Dorin. Some capture scenes of Walter Dorin working at Pike Seeds, the Dorin family home and acreage, and Grace Lutheran Church.