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Kathryn Chase Merrett fonds

  • CA EDM MS-589
  • Archief
  • 1993-2018

The fonds consists of material created through Merrett’s work in compiling local histories of Edmonton. These include research and writings on the Edmonton City Market, the horticultural scene in Edmonton and the Cross Cancer Institute.

The majority of the records deal with research for a book on the Edmonton City Market (A History of the Edmonton City Market, 1900-200: Urban Values and Urban Culture) and political activism relating to a two-year fight to retain a City Market in the downtown. Research undertaken on Edmonton’s gardening history and publications based upon that research is also present. These records include transcripts of interviews conducted by Merrett with vendors and others associated with the Edmonton City Market, and a record of a two-year political process during which the Edmonton City Market building on 97th Street was closed and replaced by an outdoor market on 104th Street. The interviews, most of which are rendered in the voices of the interviewees, cover a variety of subjects relating to life in Edmonton from the 1930s through the 1960s and 1970s. The record of the 2002-2004 period in the City Market’s history includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, a photocopy of a petition presented to City Council, and meeting minutes. There are also photographs of some of the interviewees.

The records of the horticultural scene in Edmonton include Merrett's research on Edmonton's gardening history and articles written by Merrett for the Edmonton Horticultural Society's (EHS) newsletter, The Gardener's Gate. There is also a copy of Merrett's published work on gardening in Edmonton - Why We Grow Here: Essays on Edmonton's Gardening History.

The fonds also includes two publications from Merrett’s work with the Cross Cancer Institute. These items represent the commissioning of Merrett to write a history of the medical centre, as well as a history of the volunteer program there over the first 50 years of its existence.

Merrett, Kathryn Chase

Edmonton Ambulance Authority Photo Survey

This file contains a photographic survey of facilities operated by the Edmonton Ambulance Authority. Among the sites are:

  • Station #1 (Headquarters) at 10510 - 107 Avenue [pages 1-31]
  • Station #9 (Edmonton General Hospital) [pages 32-33]
  • Edmonton Ambulance Authority parking at the Western GMC Hangar [page 34]
  • Station #2 at 109 Street and University Avenue [pages 35-36]
  • Station #3 at 93 Street and 127 Avenue [pages 37-39]
  • Station #4 at 10526 - 142 Street [pages 40-55]
  • Station #5 at 6506 - 118 Avenue [pages 56-63]
  • Station #6 at 9813 - 34 Avenue [pages 64-66]
  • Station #7 at the Misericordia Hospital [pages 67-68]
  • Station #8 at 8309 - 90 Avenue [pages 69-80]

Routine Orders

This sub-series contains records relating to routine orders from the Edmonton Ambulance Authority. This sub-series contains the following files:

  • File 1: Routine Orders (1988)
  • File 2: Routine Orders (1989)
  • File 3: Routine Orders (1990-1992)
  • File 4: Routine Orders (1993)

AIDS Network/HIV Edmonton

This series consists of the AIDS Network of Edmonton’s administrative files including constitution and certificate of Incorporation; fundraising and educational resources; as well as a sub-series of records related to the Gay Men’s Outreach Committee (GMOC). The records are organized as Administration, Information/Resources and GMOC.

AIDS Network/HIV Edmonton

Operational Reports

This sub-series contains operational reports on major incidents responded to by the Edmonton Ambulance Authority, including the roller coaster accident at West Edmonton Mall, the Namao air crash, the Hinton train collision, and incidents at a Platinum Blonde concert and the Edmonton maximum security penitentiary.

Papal Visit

This sub-series contains records relating to the visit of Pope John Paul II to Edmonton in 1984. The records include planning documents from the Edmonton Ambulance Authority, as well as photographs of the event.

Operations

This series contains material related to the operations of the Edmonton Ambulance Authority and the Emergency Medical Services Department. It has been divided into the following four subseries:

  • Subseries 3.1: Procedures
  • Subseries 3.2: Routine Orders
  • Subseries 3.3: Operational Reports
  • Subseries 3.4: Papal Visit
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