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.
The fonds consists of administrative and financial records of the Alberta Pensioners' Society, including correspondence, scrapbooks of minutes, news clippings, legislative materials from various jurisdictions and other publications. The photographs include portraits of Chief Justice William R. Hawson and a photo of the Fred Marshall family. The material was arranged as follows:
The fonds consists of materials largely related to the life and death of Robert M. Aitken. Although his early life in Edmonton is represented through his yearbooks and clippings regarding his sports activities with local leagues, the majority of the records focus on his military career beginning with the Royal Canadian Airforce (R.C.A.F.) through to his transfer to the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Besides material created by Robert in the course of his duties, records created by Marjory Aitken, his mother, are present throughout the fonds, most notably in letters received from correspondents regarding her son’s death. The photographs consist of images taken and collected by Marjory throughout Robert’s life, including of his childhood, military service, and eventual gravesite.
This fonds consists of material collected and created by Reg Appleyard, Doug Matheson, Rev. Harry Meadows, Matheson and Company, and the staff of Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence through their function of running the Meadowcroft corporations and providing quality affordable housing in Edmonton between 1969 and 2010. It contains legal documents, correspondence, reports, committee minutes, pamphlets, photos, plans, audiovisual material and a book, ‘The Meadow’s Story’ (922.77 ROB). The fonds been arranged into five sous-fonds and various series. The sous-fonds are as follows (with overall dates): Sous-fonds 1 – Meadowcroft Housing Corporation Series 1 – Administration (1971-1977) Series 2 – Financial Statements (1974-2009) Series 3 – Letterhead (n.d.) Series 4 – Correspondence (1969- 2001) Series 5 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Management and Staff (1972-2004) Series 6 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Renovations (1978-2001) Series 7 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Mechanical Systems (1980-2007) Series 8 – Events (1973-2002) Series 9 – Meadowcroft Tenants’ Association (1973-2005) Series 10 – Douglas Tower ([ca. 1996]) Series 11 – Matheson and Company (1976-1987) Sous-fonds 2 – Meadowcroft Holdings Series 1 – Administration (1974-2007) Series 2 – Financial Statements (1975-2009) Series 3 – 11115, 11141 and 11145 – 84 Avenue (1976) Series 4 – Sherbrooke Townhouses (2008-2009) Series 5 – Matheson and Company (1974-1985) Sous-fonds 3 – Meadowcroft Housing Society of Edmonton Series 1 – Administration (1977) Series 2 – Financial Statements (1977-2009) Series 3 – Correspondence relating to Brentwood Homes (1976-1979) Series 4 – Brentwood Homes Land Acquistion (1976-1977) Series 5 – Brentwood Homes Renovations (1977-1980) Series 6 – Appraisal of Brentwood Homes (1980) Series 7 – Brentwood Homes Phase II (1978-1983) Series 8 – Mortgage Renewal (1988) Series 9 – Loans to Other Organizations (2003-2008) Series 10 – Matheson and Company (1977-1989) Sous-fonds 4 – Other Material Series 1 – History (2010) Series 2 – Conferences on Gerontology (1976-1996) Series 3 – Research material relating to Seniors (1976-2000) Sous-fonds 5 – Personal Correspondence Series 1 – Doug Matheson (1984)
The fonds consists of records relating to the Urban Reform Group of Edmonton (URGE), including production of a 1978 historical calendar, Board minutes, reports and correspondence. It also contains records relating to the Society for the Protection of Architectural Resources in Edmonton (SPARE) and personal correspondence. The photographs consist mostly of buildings and street scenes in Edmonton and Toronto, ca. 1980, taken as part of research into heritage buildings for SPARE. They include the Ross Brothers and Brighton Block in Edmonton, and the St. Lawrence Market and Gooderham Building (flatiron) in Toronto (EA-560). One photograph is a portrait of Elly De Jongh used for an Edmonton Historical Board award in 1984. The artwork consists of an ink drawing of Primrose House, 1979, as part of research on heritage buildings for SPARE (EAA-113).
The series consists of records pertaining to Alan’s military and legal careers, with a lesser extent to his acting and community involvement activities. The records include programmes, correspondence, writings by Alan, news clippings and photographs.
The series consists of records predominantly reflecting Mickey’s acting career, including programmes, correspondence, news clippings and photographs. There are also records pertaining to family and Mickey’s foray into creative writing.
The fonds consists of a documents, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings related to Andrew Parnham’s military service and the 51st Battalion, C.E.F. This fonds also consists of records of the 51st Battalion Association, including minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records and the nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the battalion. It also includes the association gavel and the leather briefcase that held the association records. The material is arranged into two main sections, Andrew L. Parnham and the 51st Battalion Association.
The collection consists of personal items, photographs, stories, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and memorabilia relating to the experiences of some Edmontonians in the Second World War. There are also two books – ‘The Royal Canadian Legion 1926-1986’ (369.271 ROY SWI 1986) and ‘Valour Remembered: Canada and the Second World War 1939-1945’ (940.540 GIE c. 2).