The fonds of materials created or collected by Edna Kells, including fiction and non-fiction manuscripts as well as notes and clippings pertaining to these manuscripts. There are numerous short manuscripts and two book size manuscripts; one a source book of early Alberta history and one entitled "Those Wonderful McDougall Women". Most of the material deals with the pioneer history of Alberta.
The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Hazel McCuaig. It includes correspondence, a scrapbook collection containing news clippings on members of the Northern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association and other prominent people and places in Alberta's history, brochures and programs relating to historical groups and cultural events in Edmonton and Strathcona. The photographs include the Rutherford home, Edmonton and district buildings, events, family members and friends as well as a military panorama (EA-82, EA-10-353, EA-10-2251). There are also maps and books on Edmonton and one watercolour drawing of McKay Avenue School (EAA-92-1).
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.
The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes and supporting documents, reports and legislation relating to the Steering Committee, Foundation of Cultural Heritage and the Edmonton Community Foundation, 1970-1971. The fonds also includes a portrait photograph of Merrill Wolfe, 1975, that was used for an Edmonton Historical Board award.
The fonds consists of material created or collected by Marie Dorsey and reflect her various interests.
The photographs include images of the Provincial Courthouse just prior to demolition (1972), art details on the Quesnel Bridge (1970), Rocky R. Jewellry store (1968), interiors of grocery store in Agassi B.C. (1908), round barn in Henderson (1972), New Edmonton Hotel ([ca. 1940]), street scene of 100 St. and 102 Ave during snowstorm [ca. 1925] and the portrait of Marie Dorsey used for EHB award (1998). The fonds also includes a map of Edmonton featuring Jasper Place and Beverly [194?] (EAM-379).
File List: File 1: Canadian National Philatelic Exhibition CANPEX ’64 Catalogue (1964), Edmonton Stamp Club Directory (1971); File 2: memorial tribute booklet by Edmonton Film Society ‘H.P. Brown, 1886-1965’ (1966) – includes list of EFS Presidents 1936-1966; programme “The Edmonton Film Society – Main Series” (28 March 1966); File 3: Edmonton Transit System - Condensed History of Events (1908-1966), author unknown, includes list of Superintendents 1909-1951; File 4: artwork – 2 sketches by Marie Dorsey – 1 multi sketch of trains [ca. 1970], 1 colour sketch of grain elevators (1995).
The fonds consists of two programmes and one news clipping of the Empire Theatre which opened in 1920 on 103 Street just north of Jasper Avenue. It operated as Edmonton's premier theatre until it was converted into offices during the Second World War. Its lifespan was roughly coincidental with the golden age of drama, opera, and vaudeville. Stars such as Harry Lauder, Charlie Chaplin, and Will Rogers were among the performers. The building was used not only as a playhouse but also for political gatherings, sports broadcasts, and city theatrical productions. Note: both programmes include a variety of advertisements of local businesses of the time, including full page ads for Swift’s on the inside front covers. Item List:
Programme – “The Victorian Maid – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 10th, 11th & 12th, 1921;
Programme – “The Girl Of My Dreams – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 23rd, 24th & 25th 1922;
Newspaper clipping – “’The Three Twins’ Goes With Eclat From Rise to Drop of the Curtain at Empire Theatre”, unknown paper, n.d.
The fonds consists of hand painted cards with street scenes of Edmonton painted by Reg and sent to friends and family at Christmas. It also includes the notes sent with the card outlining details of the scenes and Reg’s memories of Edmonton. Cards and accompanying notes include:
98 St. Looking East Down Jasper Avenue (EAA-25-1),
Jasper Avenue Looking North and East, including Brighton Block, Kenmo Lodge, The Hub Hotel, Gem and Georgia Baths (EAA-25-2),
Jasper Avenue with the Hub Hotel and Georgia Baths (EA-25-3),
97th Street and Jasper Avenue, including Dreamland Theatre and Mite Block (EAA-25-4),
Edmonton’s 5 Way Intersection, including Alex Taylor school and the Checker Lunch (EAA-25-5),
Winter Snowfall 1942 (EAA-25-6),
C. Woodward Ltd. Building (EAA-25-7),
The Tegler Building (EAA-25-8),
The Gibson Block (EAA-25-9),
Metropolitan Stores (EAA-25-10) The accompanying notes are in MS-152, f. 1.
The fonds consists of a copy of "Sixty Years Young - The Story of McKay Avenue School", compiled by Mr. Sinclair. The manuscript relates the development of the Edmonton School District No. 7, McKay Avenue School, and the general area. One newspaper clipping is also included. The oil painting by J. Gordon Sinclair, titled "Gold Washing", depicts three miners working a grizzley on the river (gold mining).
The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Thomson and McCrae families.
File 1 Certificate – Letter of Appointment to Postmastership, Mr. George Thomson, 27 September 1907, at Strathcona.
File 2 Manuscript – John Joseph and Flora Anne McRae, a family history that includes details on their first six children – Alexander, Anne, Jeanette, Catherine, Mary Anne, and Annie. Unknown author, [ca. 1970].
The photographs include George Thomson and his drugstore.