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.
This series consists of minutes, annual reports, the constitution, and bylaws of the Canton Edmonton No. 1 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Also known as the Patriarch’s Militant Level, The Canton is the highest level of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows open to those members who have obtained the Royal Purple Degree.
File List File 1: Canton Edmonton #1 Minutes Ledger (1952 June 12 - 1952 December 11) File 2: Canton Edmonton #1 Patriarchs Militant Certificates - Oversize Documents (1925 - 1956)
This series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, and financial statements whose originating Lodge is unknown. The series also contains reports and proceedings of the Rebekah Assembly of Alberta, as well as collected histories and publications from other administrative bodies within the I.O.O.F.
This series consists of minutes, annual reports, the constitution, and bylaws of the Edmonton Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Encampment was situated below the Patriarch’s Militant Level of the Cantons and was formed of representatives from the Lodges. The Encampment was open to members of any Lodge who have obtained the third degree.
This series consists of minutes, financial ledgers, membership applications and certifications, and annual reports of the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 2. The Lodge was established on March 11, 1907 with fifty-six candidates comprising 32 sisters and 24 brothers. In 2008, the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge absorbed the Unity Lodge membership to ease declining membership in both Lodges.
This series consists of membership application ledgers, financial statements, minutes, rolls of honor, challenge books, and receipt books. The Lodge was named after the first watch word of the Odd Fellows motto “Friendship, Love and Truth.”
This series is comprised of minutes, financial statements, membership ledgers, reports, certificates, constitutions, bylaws, and correspondence used in the operations of the Jewel Rebekah Lodge No. 25. The Lodge was established on July 4, 1912 with Sister Emeline Moffat as the Noble Grand. As Lodge membership declined in other I.O.O.F. and Rebekah organizations in the City, The Jewel Rebekah Lodge No. 25 became the custodian of the other organization’s records. In 2020, the Lodge itself had to close its doors due to dwindling membership.