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Elmer E. Roper fonds

  • CA EDM MS-11
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 1967

The fonds consists of political papers relating to Dr. Roper's tenure as Mayor of Edmonton from 1959 to 1963.
The photographs are from an album, presented to Elmer Roper by Chief Constable M.F.C. Anthony, commemorating the official opening of Police Headquarters Building, October 16, 1962.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Speeches, includes proclamations, briefings and other statements.
  • General Correspondence, containing invitations and acknowledgements; complaints and compliments, and general commentaries on civic business; also includes files created by his immediate predecessors as mayor, William Hawrelak, mayor until his resignation in September 1959 and F.J. Mitchell, acting mayor until the municipal election in October 1959.
  • Miscellaneous Papers, including new clippings, reports, and incidental documents

Roper, Elmer E.

John Joseph Duggan fonds

  • CA EDM MS-28
  • Fonds
  • 1897 - 1939

This fonds consists of personal papers of John J. Duggan as well as some records for the Town/City of Strathcona, including Duggan’s mayoral candidacy.
The photographs are predominantly of the activities of the Old Timers’ association but there is also one of the first hand car into Edmonton.

Duggan, John Joseph

City of Edmonton. Community and Family Services Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-24
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1997

Fonds reflects the evolution of the Community and Family Services Department and the responsibilities it was tasked with during its existence. The textual records consist of: annual reports, statistics, financial statements, correspondence, policy statements, newsletters, minutes, photographs, forms, mission statements, lists of citizens, and other material. The original record order as found in 2016 has been retained, though an intellectual arrangement has been provided in the finding aid.

Community and Family Services Department

Sturgeon County fonds

  • CA EDM RG-105
  • Fonds
  • 1906 - 1993

This fonds consists of material related to land titles and related correspondence in the parts of Sturgeon County that were eventually annexed by the City of Edmonton. The records detail changes pertaining to the land such as the sales, recovery of taxes, building permits, and changes of ownership.

Sturgeon County

James Finlay Falconer fonds

  • CA EDM MS-70
  • Fonds
  • 1911 - 1974

This fonds consists of correspondence, brochures and pamphlets relating to James Finlay Falconer’s civic activities and historic events in early Edmonton and Alberta.

Falconer, James Finlay

William A. Griesbach fonds

  • CA EDM MS-209
  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 1974

The fonds consists of William Griesbach’s political, military, and personal papers, as well as numerous books from his personal library.

Political papers consist of reports, correspondence, contracts, and financial documents concerning the City of Edmonton and the City of Strathcona between 1892 and 1935. There is also a 1912 Edmonton Subdivision map (EAM-178).

Military papers include correspondence, clippings, programs, pamphlets and other materials related to Major-General Griesbach's military career, created between 1919 and ca.1943.

Personal papers include correspondence, financial documents, theatre programmes and other materials relating to Griesbach's personal activities and interests. It includes correspondence on the memorial window in the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Edmonton.

The books reflect the various aspects of Griesbach’s life, career, and interests covering military, political, diplomatic, economic, and historical topics. It should be noted that the books published after Griesbach’s death in 1945 were added by the Western Command HQ Library.

Griesbach, William A.

Parkland County fonds

  • CA EDM RG-106
  • Fonds
  • 1954 - 1958

This fonds consists of land records and development permits for properties later annexed by the City of Edmonton. Some have correspondence, site plans, or architectural drawings included.

Parkland County

Louis Day fonds

  • CA EDM MS-305
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1990

The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Louis Day of Edmonton and dating from 1907 to 1990. The fonds consists of correspondence and contracts relating to the purchase of fire fighting equipment for the Edmonton Fire Department between 1907 and 1913, as well as pension and group life insurance arrangements for the Fire Department between 1956 and 1974. The published works include the Fire Department's annual reports to Mayor and Council and reference materials for fire fighting.

Day, Louis

Bertha Lawrence Fonds

  • CA EDM MS-688
  • Fonds
  • 1921 - 1988

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Bertha Lawrence through her involvement in various organizations and subcommittees related to the operation of the United Nations Association in Canada, specifically those of the Edmonton Branch. The organizations represented in the records include the United Nations in Canada - Edmonton Branch, The Miles for Millions UN Association subcommittee, the Edmonton & District International Aid Society, UNICEF, the Public Education Committee, as well as the League of Nations.

The records themselves consist of correspondence, minutes, receipts, financial documents, publications of both the United Nations and the UN Association, fundraising information, handbooks, a history of the United Nations Association in Canada - Edmonton Branch transcript written by Bertha Lawrence, and photographs.

The photographs consist of the activities of the United Nations In Canada - Edmonton Branch and are all described under File 15 and 50 of the file list.

Lawrence, Bertha