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Contracts

This series includes certified copies of agreement between the corporation of Edmonton and various other parties. This series also includes agreements made by the Town of Strathcona between 1899 and 1909.

Hudson's Bay Company collection

  • CA EDM MS-51
  • Collection
  • 1879-1884, 1970

The fonds consists of accounting records from Fort Edmonton (1879-1884) and a daily journal from Fort Victoria, now Pakan (1890-1893). There are also records relating to a model-building contest of Fort Edmonton and copies of plans for Fort Edmonton (1970).
Photographs include the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park (1967), the winning Fort Edmonton model and builder (1970), York boats and Red River carts.

Hudson's Bay Company

Hubert A. Hollingworth fonds

  • CA EDM MS-59
  • Fonds
  • 1897 - 1985

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs created or collected by Hubert A. Hollingworth.
The textual records include photography booklets and catalogues, various souvenir programs, a post card album, high school newsletters, published works, maps, and newspaper clippings relating to Edmonton's history, and a memorial of Frank Hollingworth and his work with early radio.

The photograph records are divided into two series:
Series 1 – Hollingworth Photographs.
Series 2 – Glass Slide Photographs.

Hollingworth, Hubert Alan

Richard MacDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-17
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1928-1971

The fonds consists of programs and photographs of theatre and other cultural events, in many of which Richard and Inez MacDonald were part of the company, primarily as set designer and make-up artist, respectively. The records also include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and magazines relating to the life and career of Richard MacDonald and to the theatre and radio in Edmonton, notably the Edmonton Little Theatre and radio station CKUA.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Programs (by theatre group)
  • News clippings
  • Reports and letters
  • Periodicals

MacDonald, Richard

James McCrie Douglas fonds

  • CA EDM MS-27
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The fonds consists of momentoes relating to events held during the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. These include invitations, programmes, passes and cards, and most are inscribed with J.M. Douglas’s name.
The photographs include personal photos of J.M. Douglas, including a photo of his father in front of the J.M. Douglas house in Strathcona.

Douglas, James McCrie

Election Scrapbooks (1918-1963)

The City Clerk's Department was established August 20, 1912 by Bylaw 425, which stated in part that the City Clerk was responsible for performing all duties required in regard to municipal and school elections and the voting of the burgesses upon referred bylaws. In 1964 the City Clerk ceased to be responsible for municipal elections and censuses. A position of Returning Officer was created within the City Clerk's Department, which took on the responsibility for elections.

This series includes 14 scrapbooks divided into different themes.

Scrapbook 1: Voting on School Money Bylaws, 1922-1938
Scrapbook 2: Plebiscite Ballots, 1922-1963
Scrapbook 3: Notices of Polling Places, 1919-1962
Scrapbook 4: Ballots for Mayoral Elections, 1922-1963
Scrapbook 5: Ballots for Public School Trustees, 1918-1963
Scrapbook 6: Ballots for Separate School Trustees, 1918-1963
Scrapbook 7: Instructions to Deputy Returning Officers and Assistant Deputy Returning Officers, 1919-[ca.1955]
Scrapbook 8: Poll Clerks and Constables, [ca.1938-1945]
Scrapbook 9: Voters' List Certificates, 1938-1952
Scrapbook 10: Ballots for Aldermanic Elections, 1923-1955
Scrapbook 11: Ballots for Aldermanic Elections, 1956-1963
Scrapbook 12: Instructions for Election Campaign Meetings, 1953-1956
Scrapbook 13: Notices of Public Meetings for Elections, [ca.1928]-1956
Scrapbook 14: Instructions for Election Campaign Meetings, 1928-1952

Office of the City Clerk (1935-1972)

This series includes correspondence relating to municipal elections, personnel, the development of parks and recreational facilities, planning, and the proposed Civic Centre/Omniplex. There are also small amounts of material related to finances, utilities, housing, welfare and social services, and the police and fire departments. This series was divided into 177 Classes.

Transportation

This series of records is related to the Commissioners' role of overseeing all issues of public transportation and mass transportation within the City's limits. The Commissioners were very involved in many issues and projects related to planning and implementing transportation corridors, for railways, industrial, and commercial uses as well as private vehicles. They were also responsible for the public transportation system within, and air traffic into, the City. This series contains the following subseries:

4.1 Airport(s)
This subseries consists of records relating to Edmonton's Municipal Airport (also known as the Industrial Airport, the City Centre Airport and Blatchford Field).

4.2 Public Transit
This subseries consist of records relating to the Edmonton Radial Railway system, and the street car and bus service in Edmonton, later known as the Edmonton Transit System.

Utilities

This series of records is related to the Commissioners' role of overseeing the City's utilities. For many years the City operated most of the utilities services within the City. Eventually, many of these were sold off into private ownership or arm's length governing bodies. This series contains the following subseries:

6.1 Telephones
This subseries consist of records relating to the Edmonton Telephones System.

6.2 Power / Light
This subseries consist of records relating to Edmonton Power, the power plants, and the provision of street lighting in the City.

6.3 Water and Sanitation
This subseries consist of records relating to the provision of water to citizens, the water treatment plants, dumps, the incinerator, and other waste management works.

6.4 Natural Resources / Fuels
This subseries consist of records relating to gas and oil contracts, coal mining and other provisions for providing heat and fuels within the city.

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