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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The fonds consists of textual records, historical documents, photographs, paintings and maps gathered by NAPOTA in support of the association’s goal of preserving the history of Edmonton.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

John Guay fonds

  • CA EDM MS-13
  • Fonds
  • 1912 - 1964

The fonds consists of records of the restoration of Edmonton Radial Railway Street Car Number 1. It includes a photograph album, technical literature and plans relating to street railway equipment from several manufacturers.
The photographs include the Cromdale car barns and yard of the Edmonton Transit System.

Guay, John

Edmonton Bulletin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1071
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1947-1951

The fonds consists of photos taken by Eric Bland for the Edmonton Bulletin in the last five years of the Bulletin’s existence (April 1947-January 1951) (EA-600). The photos include Edmonton personalities, accidents, events, clubs and societies, buildings (including churches, schools and hospitals), commerce, industry, transportation and military.
The fonds also includes images used in the publication 'Edmonton Bulletin Special Edition 1911' (EB-26). This publication gave a history of Edmonton to that point. The photographs include people, houses, buildings businesses, street scenes, bridges and transportation.

Edmonton Bulletin

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1037
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1921

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.

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

Edmonton Radial Railway Society fonds

  • CA EDM MS-399
  • Fonds
  • 1944 - 1995

The fonds consists of records both collected and created by the ERRS.

The collected records include ‘cancelled notices’ likely from the office of the Superintendant of the Edmonton Radial Railway. These notices cover a variety of topics and issues, including behavior of drivers, changes to routes and services, driving instructions, repairs to trolley cars and employee events. These records reflect the daily operations of the Edmonton Radial Railway.

The records created by the ERRS include proposals for buildings at Fort Edmonton Park, correspondence, and the group’s newsletter ‘The Trip Sheet’.

The photograph was used for an Edmonton Historical Board award given to the ERRS in 1990.

Edmonton Radial Railway Society

Douglas Parker fonds

  • CA EDM MS-153
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2011

The fonds consists Parker’s research and manuscript for his book ‘The Edmonton Incline Railway’, as well the published book ‘Interurban To St. Albert: The Edmonton Interurban Railway’ by R.F. Corley and Douglas V. Parker (388.4 COR). The photographs consist of Edmonton Transit trolley and transit cars.

File List:

  1. Research material for Parker's book The Edmonton Incline Railway, including:
    ~ Handwritten excerpts (1994-1996) from newspaper articles and government reports (1901-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
    ~ Notes on Joe Hostyn and family;
    ~ Handwritten excerpts from newspaper articles (1905-1906) relating to Edmonton area steamers;
    ~ Lists of newspaper articles (1905-1913) regarding steamships;
    ~ Lists of newspaper articles (1901-1913) regarding streetcars and the Canadian Pacific Railway;
    ~ 20 February 2007 Canada.com article on proposed funicular in river valley;
    ~ 20 January 2005 RealEstateWeekly.com article on Edmonton Brewing & Malting Company

  2. The Edmonton Incline Railway by Doug V. Parker, including:
    ~ draft manuscript of The Edmonton Incline Railway
    ~ typed excerpts (18 February 2001) from newspaper articles and government reports (1905-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
    ~ photocopied images of the Edmonton Incline Railway.

Parker, Douglas

Edmonton Incline Railway

The Edmonton Incline Railway by Doug V. Parker, including:
~ draft manuscript of The Edmonton Incline Railway (available online)
~ typed excerpts (18 February 2001) from newspaper articles and government reports (1905-1986, predominant 1905-1913) relating to the Edmonton Incline Railway;
~ photocopied images of the Edmonton Incline Railway.

Administration

The series consists of meeting minutes, agreements, financial records, personnel records, correspondence, and other material generated through the business conducted at the Municipal Airport.
An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes four sub-series, which are as follows:

  • Sub-series 1.1 – Reports, minutes, general orders and record keeping
  • Sub-series 1.2 – Finance
  • Sub-series 1.3 – Buildings
  • Sub-series 1.4 – Human Resources (Restricted)

Airport Tenants

This series consist of records relating to tenants of the airport, including leases, agreements, and correspondence with government organizations and private companies conducting business on airport land.

Correspondence

The series consist of correspondence between Municipal Airport officials and City employees, other levels of government, clients, and private individuals relating to the operation of the Municipal Airport.

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