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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.

Cameron Family collection

  • CA EDM MS-115
  • Collection
  • 1880

The collection consists of copies of the Edmonton Bulletin newspaper, including the first issue Vol. 1, No. 1, December 6, 1880 (2 copies) and Vol. 1., No. 3, December 20,1880

Cameron Family

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

Allan Bolstad

This series consists of records related to the proposed privatization of ED Tel in 1994. The records include correspondence, a memorandum, presentations, proposals, and notes relating to different options. The material was used by Allan Bolstad in his capacity as a City Councillor.

The Edmonton Telephones Corporation (ED Tel) was created in 1990 as a result of the provincial Telecommunications Act, which allowed municipalities to provide telecommunications services and products through a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation, but not through a City department. In early 1994 the outgoing ED Tel President publicly raised the idea of selling the utility. Ultimately the Edmonton Telephones Corporation was sold to Telus on March 10, 1995 for $470,221,872.

Bolstad, Allan

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.

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.

City of Edmonton. Corporate Communications Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-7
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1957] - 2019

This fonds consists of correspondence, publications, pamphlets, ephemera and other records created as a result of the City's function of communicating with the public and planning for and celebrating special events. It has been divided into the following series:

  • Series 1: Photographs
  • Series 2: Citizens Action Centre
  • Series 3: 1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee
  • Series 4: Civic Centennial Committee
  • Series 5: Edmonton's 75th Anniversary Committee
  • Series 6: RCMP Centennial Committee
  • Series 7: Correspondence Files
  • Series 8: Alberta 75th Municipal Anniversary Committee
  • Series 9: Corporate Newsletters
  • Series 10: Discrete Items
  • Series 11: Special Events Office

Corporate Communications Department

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

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.

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