This fonds includes records dealing with the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club, including game programs, media guides and fact books, bound hardcover team scrapbooks with media clippings dating from 1880-2007, ephemera including material relating to Peggy Miller (a CJCA promotion manager and an advocate for the Eskimos) as well as Canadian Football League publications such as rules manuals, statistics books, records manuals, and media guides for various Canadian teams. The audio-visual material includes a video of highlights from Eskimos' 1954-55-56 Grey Cups and four films of the 1973, 1974, and 1981 Grey Cups and 1978 Schenley Awards. The photographs include various players, teams and games from 1892 to 1985. The fonds is arranged as follows:
Series 1 – Canadian Football League
Series 2 – Ephemera
Series 3 – Media Guides
Series 4 – Program Guides
Series 5 – Publications, Newspapers and Scrapbooks
Edmonton Bulletin 24 Oct 1892 (p 6): While the Edmonton teams (lacrosse, baseball) were in Calgary one of the Calgary football players lead some of the Edmonton boys to believe there was a good chance of a Calgary football team visiting Edmonton this fall; so on the arrival of the teams from Calgary a meeting was held, a football club formed and a challenge sent at once to the secretary of the Calgary football club, asking them if they could come here and play a match, but the Calgary secretary has not thought it worth his while to answer it. If Calgary teams cannot come here they might at least have the civility to answer the letters.
Scrapbook: The letter was finally answered. Calgary defeated.
Back row (l to r): Al Paterson, 'Red' Macdonald (NWMP), Campbell Young (Captain), Herb Edmiston (Referee), ? Cunningham (Parson), Willie Wilkie (Touch Judge).
Middle row (l to r): ? McLean, Frank Adamson, Art Adamson, Dick Hardisty, ? McKie.
Front row (l to r): Ed Raymer, ? Frean, Billie Edmiston, Chas. Bremner, Billie Fielders, Laurie Adamson.