The fonds consists of textual records, historical documents, photographs, paintings and maps gathered by NAPOTA in support of the association’s goal of preserving the history of Edmonton.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
The fonds consists of photographs from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce's in-house collection. Many of the photographs are by the Byron-May Company, who were commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to create brochures promoting Edmonton as an up and coming city.
The photographs are of early Edmonton and include buildings, street scenes, city and farm scenes, animals, agriculture, people and events.
The series consists of Byron-May Company photographs from the Byron-May album. Many were part of their business, including images commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. The photographs include buildings, sports events, agriculture, exhibitions, street and river valley scenes, and military personnel. At the time, these photographs were used to promote Edmonton as an up-and-coming city.
Other commissioned photographs, such as family or home portraits, show not only the growth of the Byron-May Co. and the booming prosperity of Edmontonians at the time, but also reflect the increasing popularity of photography in the early twentieth century.
The fonds consists of an album of Byron-May photographs. Many of the photographs were part of their business, including commissioned images. The album also includes photographs of the Percy Byron and Gustave May families.
This file contains a photographic survey of facilities operated by the Edmonton Ambulance Authority. Among the sites are #1 Station (Headquarters) at 10510 - 107 Avenue; Edmonton Ambulance Authority parking at the Western GMC Hangar; #2 Station at 109 Street and University Avenue; #4 Station at 10526 - 142 Street; #5 Station at 6506 - 118 Avenue; #6 Station at 9813 - 34 Avenue; #7 Station at the Misericordia Hospital; #8 Station at 8309 - 90 Avenue; and #9 Station (Edmonton General Hospital).
The fonds consists of records sent from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to the City of Edmonton Archives. The photographs include various buildings and street scenes in Strathcona (1910) and an aerial view of the University of Alberta area (1920). File List: File 1: promotional brochure – Strathcona, Alberta, Canada – The Railway, Industrial and Educational Centre of the Province, by Strathcona and District Board of Trade, 1910. File 2: air mail envelope – The King Edward Hotel, Edmonton, File 3: pamphlets – North West Tent & Awning Company Catalogue [ca. 1940], North West Tent & Awning Company Price List, 1940. File 4: typed manuscript – History Of The Edmonton Airport, n.d. (photocopy), nb – no author identified
The fonds consists of Edward Bell’s account of becoming a teacher and then principal of Bennett School, including teaching in the school’s temporary accommodations on the second floor of a house in 1912 while awaiting construction of the school building. The Bennett School moved into their new building on Gallagher flats in the spring of 1913. The photograph is of the temporary classroom that was used before the Bennett School building was opened.
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 series consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence and supporting documentation relating to Richard York Secord’s service on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, 1959-1968, the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee/Edmonton Historical Board, 1964-1972, the Alberta Heritage Sites Board, 1973-1976, and the Fort Edmonton Foundation, 1970-1975.
There is also personal and business correspondence, including correspondence relating to the Secord family history, as well as research material, correspondence and manuscripts relating to the Richard Henry Secord biography and Richard York Secord memoirs.