The fonds consists of correspondence and interviews relating to the research for her historical novel, 'Fortress North'. It also includes a manuscript for the book and her ink and watercolour illustrations for each chapter, a series of historical paintings of Edmonton and area, records relating to her work for the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee, and miscellaneous correspondence, sketches, and notes. The photographs include various Edmonton scenes, the Walker family and friends as well as photographs of her paintings and woodcut prints of images used for her book. The artwork includes her original paintings and two sculptures.
File List: File 1: Biographical article: “A Builder of the West”, re: John Walter. n.d. File 2: Note: “River Drivers”, article in Alberta Hysterical [sic] Review, Winter 8:1, pp 21-23. 1960 File 3: Biographical article: “Hormidas Theophile Lamoureux”. Nov. 7, 1961 File 4: Article: “The North Saskatchewan River”. 1963. File 5: Autobiographical article: “A Lost Cause”. n.d. File 6: Timeline: Walter Historic Site and Museum. [ca 1965]. File 7: Extract from publication: “90 year old house still an original site”, re: John Walter house; also includes brief articles on McDougall Methodist Church, Al Rashid Mosque, University of Alberta Campus. n.d. File 8: Notes: Interview of Roy Devore by B. Jablonski. Sept. 11, 1962. File 9: Thank-You Notes: from Helga Theophile and members of her school class. Nov 1-2, 1963.
The fonds consists of brochures and pamphlets on the history and promotion of the Alberta All Girls Drum and Bugle Band, photocopies of newspaper clippings and correspondence of trips to Paris (1973) and Germany (World Cup Championship 1974), and the Edmonton Journal “The Canadian Magazine” (Feb 1975) with a feature article on the band.
This fonds consists of notes and articles prepared by G.M. Hutchinson relating to the work of Robert Rundle, who was one of a small group of missionaries who were sent to Canada by the Wesleyans (Methodists) in England in 1840. Rundle was the first Protestant missionary to reach the area which is now Alberta. His first headquarters was Fort Edmonton from where he traveled as far as Rocky Mountain House, the Bow River near the future site of Banff, and Beaver Lake. Shortly before he left Canada in 1848 he established a mission at Pigeon Lake, now known as the Rundle Mission. The material was used in research for Rundle House at Fort Edmonton Park. The fonds also includes a photograph of Rev. Robert Rundle and his bride, Mary Wolverson. Item List:
memorandum re: marriages performed by Rundle in Saskatchewan District; includes a list of 7 marriages Rundle performed at Edmonton House 1841-1848, n.d.
historical article, “The Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle at Fort Edmonton”, by G.M. Hutchinson, July, 1974
address, “The British (Wesleyan) Mission to North America, 1840-1854”, by G.M. Hutchinson, October 2, 1974. The records include references to: Phroisine Brabon, Ephriam Evans, Hugh Frazer, Antione Gouin, Francoise Gouin, Margaret Harriott, Paul Kane, Paul Kane Jr., Rev. William Mason, Peter Ogden, Antione Osee, Judie Osee, Jean Baptiste Pauldit, Jean Baptiste Raymond, John Rowand, John Rowand. Mary Wolverson Rundle, Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle, See-Seel, Sir George Simpson, Angelique Tessier, Father Thybeault, Elizabeth Ward, George Ward and the Wesleyan Missionary Society.
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:
Correspondence files 1926, 1928-1929 . a. Alphabetical file series . b. Correspondence files
Topical files 1887-2009 . a. Alphabetical file series . b. Correspondence files
Newspapers and Clippings
Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association