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City of Edmonton records

This series consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, studies, agreements, and assorted material relating to the involvement of different civic departments in the preparation for the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

This series has been divided into the following subseries:

  • Subseries 1: Administration records (1971-1978)
  • Subseries 2: Background Material records (1967-1975)
  • Subseries 3: City '78 records (1971-1978)
  • Subseries 4: XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation records (1972-1978)
  • Subseries 5: Consultants' records (1973-1977)
  • Subseries 6: Equipment records (1975-1978)
  • Subseries 7: Financial records (1974-1978)
  • Subseries 8: Management Advisory Committee records (1974-1978)
  • Subseries 9: Pre-Games Events records (1976-1978)
  • Subseries 10: Protocol records (1978)
  • Subseries 11: Related Events records (1972-1977)
  • Subseries 12: Studies (1971-1975)
  • Subseries 13: Venues records (1973-1981)

David Mawhinney fonds

  • CA EDM MS-983
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]-[ca. 1952], predominant 1915 – [ca. 1935]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Mawhinney family, sports teams the Mawhinney’s were part of, the family home in Rossdale, the Arctic Ice Company, the Ross Flats clubhouse, the North Saskatchewan River, and damage from the 1915 flood.

Mawhinney, David

Bishop Henry Allen Gray fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1083
  • Fonds
  • 1983 (original created [ca. 1900]-[ca. 1931])

The fonds consists of copies of photos from the Gray family photo album.
The photographs include photos of the Gray family, including Bishop Gray in his professional capacity, as well as local Boy Scouts and All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral.

Gray, Henry Allen

Fort Edmonton Park

This sub-series contains records created in the planning and operation of Fort Edmonton Park. The material includes research, reports, proposals, and planning documents.

The sub-series also includes photographs taken of Fort Edmonton Park, John Walter Museum, the Historical Exhibits Building, the Cromdale Warehouse (former Cromdale Bus Barns), the Nature Centre, the C.W. Cross Residence at 12729 Stony Plain Road, the McCauley House at 10042 92 Street, general shots of Riverdale and the Edmonton skyline, and an interior photo of the Ukrainian Bookstore.

Fort Edmonton Park

G.D. Clark fonds

  • CA EDM MS-23
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The fonds consists of a handwritten account by G.D. Clark on the first fireworks display in Edmonton, held 1 July 1893 at the racetrack on the Hudson’s Bay Reserve lands. It includes references to Tommy Lauder and Bill Ibbotson.

Clark, G.D.

Gateway Camera Club of Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM MS-81
  • Fonds
  • 1976

This fonds consists of the slide presentation “An Edmonton Story” created by members of the Gateway Camera Club. In this project the club members were attempting to tell the story of Edmonton’s history and growth through photography. The textual records include instructions, presentation outline, slide index with names of providers, script (2 copies), tray lists of the slide presentation. There is also a recorded narration (audiotape) to accompany the slides.
File List:
File 1. An Edmonton Story – notes, general outline, slide tray indexes, slide index (listing photographers).
File 2. An Edmonton Story – script (2 copies) (for slides and narration on audio reel, see ET-11 and EAV-3).

Gateway Camera Club of Edmonton

Alberta Aviation Council fonds

  • CA EDM MS-85
  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1976

This fonds consists of an information brochure on the Council, annual report (1974), list of presidents (1962-1976) and an operational summary as of July 1975 including a history and list of accomplishments to that date.

Alberta Aviation Council

Harold P. Brown fonds

  • CA EDM MS-353
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 1977

The fonds consists of photocopies of news clippings from the scrapbook created by Harold Brown. The news clippings relate to the Crestwood Community League and its predecessors, the 142nd Street and Jasper Place Community Leagues. There are also some early annual reports, newsletters, and correspondence of Harold P. Brown, the secretary of the league for many years and a member of the executive and president of the Federation of Community Leagues in the 1920s.
The photographs (1915-1924) cover events in the community, likely held by the community league (Maypole dancing, parades, children playing in parks, theatrical performances, parks), buildings (Alberta Legislature), roads and bridges, CKUA radio studio and portraits of Harold P. Brown and Cyril Geoffrey Wates.
File List:
File 1: Harold P. Brown, 1919, 1924, 1935, 1960
File 2: Crestwood Community League, 1917-1919
File 3: Crestwood Community League, 1920-1929
File 4: Crestwood Community League, 1930-1939
File 5: Crestwood Community League, 1940-1949
File 6: Crestwood Community League, 1950-1959
File 7: Crestwood Community League, 1960-1969
File 8: Crestwood Community League, 1970-1979

Brown, Harold Percy

City of Edmonton. Recreation Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-20
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1966, predominant 1945-1961

Fonds consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and scrapbooks relating to the activities of the Recreation Department.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 5 series. The series are as follows

  • Series 1: Reports
  • Series 2: Recreation Commission
  • Series 3: Recreation Board
  • Series 4: Media Coverage and Scrapbooks
  • Series 5: Correspondence with Outside Organizations
  • Series 6: Theatre for Children

Recreation Department

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