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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

Elly De Jongh fonds

  • CA EDM MS-731
  • Archief
  • 1977 - 1999

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).

De Jongh, Elly

Meadowcroft fonds

  • CA EDM MS-744
  • Archief
  • 1969 - 2010

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)

Meadowcroft Housing Corporation

Gretchen Clink fonds

  • CA EDM MS-165
  • Archief
  • 1967, 1971

The fonds consists of a letter to Gretchen Clink from Ruth (Matheson) Buck, 17 Aug 1967. The letter includes some reminiscences of their time in Battleford together, as well as the activities of Ruth and her sisters, ‘The Matheson Girls’, to celebrate the 1967 Expo.

There is also a 1971 note and letter from Gretchen to Cam Finlay, the then Director of the City of Edmonton Archives. The note and letter include some information and reminiscences by Gretchen of some noted Edmontonians and Albertans, (Mrs. John T. Robertson, Dr. William M. McKay, J.W. & J.B. Tyrrell, Colin Fraser, Fred Rowland, and Alex Rowland).

Gretchen’s note also includes a pitch promoting Maclean Hunter’s historical map which, at the time, was given complimentary with a McLean’s subscription.

Clink, Kate Gretchen

Elmer E. Roper fonds

  • CA EDM MS-11
  • Archief
  • 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.

Margaret Williams fonds

  • CA EDM MS-178
  • Archief
  • 1948 - 1953

The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Margaret Williams including correspondence, clippings, and pamphlets.

Williams, Margaret

Edmonton Remembers VE Day collection

  • CA EDM MS-669
  • Collectie
  • 1939 - 1995

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).

Edmonton Remembers VE Day

Samuel Archibald Dickson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-156
  • Archief
  • 1938 - 1982

This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and reports relating to the historical interests of Samuel Archibald Dickson, particularly his involvement in the campaign to restore/replicate Fort Edmonton in association with the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (for which he also served as legal counsel), the Historical Society of Alberta, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee.

The photographs include Indigenous men, women and children as well as some scenes of Edmonton such as the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park in 1967, minstrel shows ca. 1921 and the demolition of the Tegler building in 1982.

Dickson, Samuel Archibald

George K. Guild fonds

  • CA EDM MS-170
  • Archief
  • 1928 - 1936, [ca. 1961]

The fonds consists predominantly of records detailing George Guild’s life and business. It includes:

  • a copy of "The Super Calendar" published by The Pusey and Jones Corporation at Wilmington, Delaware, that includes a letter written by George Guild about being a ‘one man’ mill and a photo of the Pioneer Paper Mill, 1928,
  • certificate of Caveat of Patent for George K. Guild, Dominion of Canada, 1936,
  • sample of paper fibre, presumably created by George Guild, [ca. 1936]
  • clipping re Pioneer Paper Mill, from The Pulp and Paper Mills of Canada and Newfoundland, [ca. 1936],
  • a manuscript, ‘History of George Guild, operator and owner of Canada's "One Man" mill’, [ca. 1961], unknown author.

Guild, George K.

Ernest S. George fonds

  • CA EDM MS-121
  • Archief
  • 1926 - 1962

The fonds consists of photocopied transcripts of letters and articles written by Ernest S. George and the certificate of membership of E.S. George to the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers Association, Dec. 31, 1926. It also includes a photocopied transcript of an article by Barbara Mary George, Ernest George's mother. The photograph is a portrait of Ernest George, ca. 1962 that was used for an Edmonton Historical Board award in 1977.

George, Ernest Scudamore

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