The fonds consists of personal papers and business records of some members of the McCauley family, including Matthew McCauley, his children Alexander James Henry McCauley and Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay, and his grandson William Alexander McCauley. There are also records of Matthew’s brothers Samuel and Alexander.
The records include family trees and a family history narrative of the McCauley family 1824 to 1965. There are also records from the businesses run by Matthew, Samuel and Alexander.
The photographs include the children of Matthew and Matilda McCauley, as well as photographs showing some of the construction and hauling work done by Samuel McCauley and his crew.
The fonds is arranged in five series: Series 1: Matthew McCauley Family Series 2: Alexander J.H. McCauley Family Series 3: Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay Family Series 4: Samuel McCauley Family Series 5: Alexander McCauley Family
This fonds consists of material collected and created by Reg Appleyard, Doug Matheson, Rev. Harry Meadows, Matheson and Company, and the staff of Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence through their function of running the Meadowcroft corporations and providing quality affordable housing in Edmonton between 1969 and 2010. It contains legal documents, correspondence, reports, committee minutes, pamphlets, photos, plans, audiovisual material and a book, ‘The Meadow’s Story’ (922.77 ROB). The fonds been arranged into five sous-fonds and various series. The sous-fonds are as follows (with overall dates): Sous-fonds 1 – Meadowcroft Housing Corporation Series 1 – Administration (1971-1977) Series 2 – Financial Statements (1974-2009) Series 3 – Letterhead (n.d.) Series 4 – Correspondence (1969- 2001) Series 5 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Management and Staff (1972-2004) Series 6 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Renovations (1978-2001) Series 7 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Mechanical Systems (1980-2007) Series 8 – Events (1973-2002) Series 9 – Meadowcroft Tenants’ Association (1973-2005) Series 10 – Douglas Tower ([ca. 1996]) Series 11 – Matheson and Company (1976-1987) Sous-fonds 2 – Meadowcroft Holdings Series 1 – Administration (1974-2007) Series 2 – Financial Statements (1975-2009) Series 3 – 11115, 11141 and 11145 – 84 Avenue (1976) Series 4 – Sherbrooke Townhouses (2008-2009) Series 5 – Matheson and Company (1974-1985) Sous-fonds 3 – Meadowcroft Housing Society of Edmonton Series 1 – Administration (1977) Series 2 – Financial Statements (1977-2009) Series 3 – Correspondence relating to Brentwood Homes (1976-1979) Series 4 – Brentwood Homes Land Acquistion (1976-1977) Series 5 – Brentwood Homes Renovations (1977-1980) Series 6 – Appraisal of Brentwood Homes (1980) Series 7 – Brentwood Homes Phase II (1978-1983) Series 8 – Mortgage Renewal (1988) Series 9 – Loans to Other Organizations (2003-2008) Series 10 – Matheson and Company (1977-1989) Sous-fonds 4 – Other Material Series 1 – History (2010) Series 2 – Conferences on Gerontology (1976-1996) Series 3 – Research material relating to Seniors (1976-2000) Sous-fonds 5 – Personal Correspondence Series 1 – Doug Matheson (1984)
The collection consists of newspapers and a booklet focusing on Edmonton and Athabasca Landing. There are also photographs of the Edmonton Meat Market, Chave & Co. in St. Albert and Athabasca Landing. Item List:
newspaper reproduction of The Edmonton Bulletin, Vol. 1., No. 15, March 14, 1881
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:
Correspondence files 1926, 1928-1929 . a. Alphabetical file series . b. Correspondence files
Topical files 1887-2009 . a. Alphabetical file series . b. Correspondence files
Newspapers and Clippings
Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association
The fonds consists of documents relating to the history of the Pollard Brickyard and John Walter logging operation in Walterdale. Also included is a photocopy of a notebook with a handwritten account of the history of the Bedard family and recipes compiled by Firmin Bedard. The photographs are of the Pollard brickyard.
The fonds consists of records sent from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to the City of Edmonton Archives. The photographs include various buildings and street scenes in Strathcona (1910) and an aerial view of the University of Alberta area (1920). File List: File 1: promotional brochure – Strathcona, Alberta, Canada – The Railway, Industrial and Educational Centre of the Province, by Strathcona and District Board of Trade, 1910. File 2: air mail envelope – The King Edward Hotel, Edmonton, File 3: pamphlets – North West Tent & Awning Company Catalogue [ca. 1940], North West Tent & Awning Company Price List, 1940. File 4: typed manuscript – History Of The Edmonton Airport, n.d. (photocopy), nb – no author identified
This fonds consists of a copy of Canadian Florist, Aug. 16, 1958, containing an article on Walter Ramsay, “Alberta pioneer florist”, by Rene Hobbins, p. 8. The photograph is of the Ramsay home and greenhouses, Victoria Ave., between 110 St. and 111 St., Edmonton AB, [ca. 1914].
The fonds consists records and photographs created or accumulated by the Reed or Clarke families of Reed’s Fine China and Gifts. The photographs include interiors and exteriors of Reed’s stores as well as photos of William Reed, Russell Clarke and some members of their families and staff. Item List:
a blank sales bill with the original store name “Reed’s Tea & Bazaar Store, Phone 1783, 102-104-106-108 Jasper Ave West”
Ledger - Monthly cash book November 1905-December 1908 (with initial note: ‘Edmonton, November 25th, 1905, W.H. Reed this day commences business’).
Article: “A Store at the Gateway of Tomorrow: All About a Well Known Western Gift Store”, Gift Buyer, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1943 (photocopy).
Article: “How We Brought China and Glass to Alberta in 1905”, Gift Buyer, Vol. 17, No. 11, November 1955 (photocopy). The records include references to Russell Francis Clarke, William Henry Reed, Reed's Fair and Reed's Tea and Bazaar