The fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Aurora Borealis Chapter 10 C.J. Order of AHEPA and includes correspondence, programmes, minutes, news clippings relating to special events and the Canadian Greek community, photographs, genealogical resources, and research materials gathered by Jean Pierre Van Eck, a member and Supreme Vice President of AHEPA Canada. Also included in the fonds are items relating to the membership of James Anton in the order. The photographs include portraits of groups and individuals that were members of AHEPA, as well as images taken during AHEPA events. Also included in the photographs are images of members of the wider Edmonton Greek community that might not have been members of AHEPA.
Aurora Borealis Chapter 10, Order of AHEPA (Anglo-Hellenic Educational Progressive Association)
The fonds consists of minutes, financial statements, newsletters, photographs, objects, moving images, and catalogues of events and dog shows the Edmonton Kennel Club held, and helped organize, throughout the twentieth century. The fonds also consists of commemorative material created to celebrate achievements of the Club’s members, such as for birthdays or anniversaries, in the form of scrapbooks and certificates. Also included are objects gathered by Edmonton Kennel Club members who performed judicial duties for dog shows hosted by the Edmonton Kennel Club, as well as for other organizations across the world.
The photographs of the fonds are images primarily taken of the Club’s dog shows with a smaller number of images drawn from the Club’s various social activities.
The fonds consists of records created and collected by the Edmonton Burns Club for their various events and activities. The fonds has been arranged into 6 series:
Series 1 - Membership. This series consists of Edmonton Burns Club membership rosters and lists of Presidents. Also included are the Burns Club constitution as well as obituaries and funeral addresses for members of the Club.
Series 2 - Administration. This series consists of minutes and financial statements of the Club. The President's’ Books have also been included in the series.
Series 3 - Correspondence. This series consists of letters written in regards to the Club. The letter recipients have been named unless otherwise noted. Due to the nature of the scholarships awarded by the Burns Club, all material related to awards has been included here as well.
Series 4 - Events. All major Burns Club events have been listed in chronological order here for ease of access. Events held by other Burns Clubs have also been included.
Series 5 - Poetry, Music, and Reference Library. This series consists of the works collected and written by members of the Burns Club. The series includes poems, historical accounts, music sheets, articles, and books.
Series 6 - Media. Series 6 is comprised of scrapbooks, media, audio (reel to reel and cassette recordings), ephemera and photographs related to the Club and various events.
This series consists of property reports, financial statements, correspondence, building plans, cash books, and certificates created during the operation of the Edmonton Norwood Temple Hall. While directly associated with the Norwood Temple Lodge No. 41, many other Lodges were engaged in renting the hall for their own events, as well as holding inter-Lodge ceremonies. These records also consist of minutes from board meetings comprised of individual representatives from the Lodges, though not held on the Encampment level.
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 minute ledgers and officer roll books from the Unity Rebekah Lodge No. 26. The Lodge was established on July 30, 1912 in Strathcona, Alberta before the town was amalgamated into Edmonton. In 2008, Unity Rebekah Lodge No. 26 ceased individual operations after its consolidation with Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 2.
This series is comprised of minutes, financial statements, membership ledgers, reports, certificates, constitutions, bylaws, and correspondence used in the operations of the Jewel Rebekah Lodge No. 25. The Lodge was established on July 4, 1912 with Sister Emeline Moffat as the Noble Grand. As Lodge membership declined in other I.O.O.F. and Rebekah organizations in the City, The Jewel Rebekah Lodge No. 25 became the custodian of the other organization’s records. In 2020, the Lodge itself had to close its doors due to dwindling membership.
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)