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The Toronto Mail collection

  • CA EDM MS-68
  • Collection
  • 1977

This fonds consists of a photostatic copy of two pages of The Toronto Mail, October 1, 1892, containing an article, "In The North-West: The Town and District of Edmonton, Alberta".

The article includes brief biographies and photographs of:
Antonio Prince MLA,
John D. Harrison,
M.G. Connor,
C. Gallagher,
Edward A. Braithwaite,
James Ross,
Paul Royal,
P.E. Daly,
William Wilson,
N.D. Beck,
A.H. Goodwin,
S.S. Taylor,
Hermon McInnes,
John Cameron,
George Thomson,
Colix F. Strang,
D.R. Fraser,
James McDonald,
Matthew McCauley.

As well as Edmonton businesses:
P. Heiminck and Co.,
Larue and Picard general merchants,
Jasper House,
Gallagher's Meat Store,
George Thomson's Drug Store,
Queen's Hotel.

The Toronto Mail

The Suburban Times

This series contains issues of The Suburban Times, an independent weekly newspaper serving the Town of Jasper Place.

The Suburban Times

The Citizen

This series contains issues of The Citizen, an independent weekly newspaper serving the Town of Jasper Place.

Special Events Office

This series includes material created by the Special Events Office, a centralized body created in the early 1980s to administer significant civic events. This was a departure from previous special events, which were arranged by organizing committees. The events reflected in these records include the openings of Police Headquarters and the new Convention Centre, the City’s 80th anniversary celebrations, the visit of Pope John Paul II, the military tattoo which resulted in the creation of the Mayors Chain of Office, and the Tribach Festival. The records also include material relating to the replacement of the Commission Board with the Office of the City Manager.

Mrs. P.J. Conlin collection

  • CA EDM MS-133
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1912

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
  • newspaper ‘The Northern Light’, Athabasca Landing, Vol. 1, No. 3, Dec 5, 1908
  • booklet ‘Gateway to the Great North Country - The Town of Athabasca, formerly known as Athabasca Landing’, [Athabasca AB]: Athabasca Board of Trade, July 1, 1912

Conlin, Mrs. P.J.

Henry G. Ward fonds

  • CA EDM MS-26
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1974

The fonds consists of an interview by Henry with his uncle Samuel Archibald Dickson and a set of ‘Edmonton First’ broadcast spots (transcripts) by John E. Barron, Sunwapta Broadcasting, for CFRN radio, to which Henry Ward contributed ideas.
The photographs include the home where Marshall McLuhan grew up in Edmonton AB and of Samuel Archibald Dickson.
File List:
File 1. Interview with Samuel Archibald Dickson
File 2. Edmonton First Broadcasts – transcripts, CFRN Radio (photocopy)

Ward, Henry G.

Harold E. Rudder collection

  • CA EDM MS-45
  • Collection
  • 1887 - 1888

The collection consists of two copies of the Edmonton Bulletin newspaper collected by Harold.
File 1: Edmonton Bulletin newspaper, September 8, 1887
File 2: Edmonton Bulletin newspaper, August 8, 1888.

Rudder, Harold E.

Gertrude Lake fonds

  • CA EDM MS-134
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-[ca. 1939]

The fonds consists of greeting cards and other memorabilia belonging to Gertrude Lake. There is also a photograph of a 1914 Ladies basketball team, with a basketball lettered “A.G.T. L.D.O” and 2 travel photographs.
File List:

  1. Greetings cards (includes ‘Maple Leaf Forever’; Smile Messenger postcards, and advertisement card ‘Klever Kard’ for Ki-Moids for Indigestion)
  2. Valentine’s Day cards
  3. Easter Cards
  4. Christmas Cards (includes Christmas cards sent by Gertrude Doughty)
  5. New Years Cards
  6. Baby cards (includes a Baby Book from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company)
  7. Birthday
  8. Calendars (miniature) – 1922, 1926 (with photo of child)
  9. Paper cutouts (used to decorate cards or gifts)
  10. Travel postcards and booklets (Kingston, Ont.; Seattle, Washington; Venice, California) and travel prints (Peace Tower, Ottawa; Bob’s Lake, Ontario; Athabasca Falls,
  11. Booklet – AGT “The Silent Partner” Vol. VIII, No. 4, October 1927; paper print of Aladdin Home ‘The Lockwood’

Lake, Gertrude Doughty

Discrete Items

This series includes material created at City Hall for ceremonial purposes, such as guest books; material relating to the City’s corporate identity such as flags, a tartan, and a City crest; and documents meant to raise awareness such as proclamations. It also includes discrete items relating to specific special events.

The material in this series is not part of a particular business unit, function, or Committee for which we have records. Since nothing else exists at present to contextualize the material, it has been described as a series of discrete items.

City of Edmonton. Telephone Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-40
  • Fonds
  • 1982

This fonds consists photos of the 1982 Mayor’s Safety Awards.

File List

  • EA-510-1 Mayor’s Safety Award, 1982
  • EA-510-2 Ed Kyte and Cec Purves, 1982
  • EA-510-3 Al Mauer and Cec Purves, 1982

Telephone Department

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