Fonds MS-472 - Les Kozma fonds

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Les Kozma fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Architectural drawing
  • Textual record - published

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1 cm of textual records. - 2 architectural drawings. - 1 book

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Name of creator

(1953 - current)

Biographical history

Les Kozma was born in 1953 in Budapest, Hungary. Les’ father relocated the family to Edmonton in 1956 due to the Hungarian Revolution. The family lived in the Calder / Lauderdale area of Edmonton which influenced Les due to the house’s proximity to the rail yards.

After graduating high-school, Les attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT) architecture program and worked as an independent construction project director until he was hired by Ledcor in 2000.

After reviewing a book written by railway historian Charles Bohi, the two became close friends and collaborated on books together.

Les Kozma is a member of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame and served a term as director there.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This fonds consists of the December 1983 issue of "The Marker", a newsletter published by the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association. The newsletter includes an article on the consolidation of the Canadian Northern Railway and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at Edmonton written by Les Kozma. The records also include sets of blueprints for the Canadian Northern Railway Station in Edmonton (4 sections, 1/8"=1' scale) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Station in Strathcona (3 sections, 1/8"=1' scale), which are reproduced in the article. Finally, there is also a book, 'Canadian Pacific's Western Depots: the Country Stations in Western Canada', written by Les Kozma and Charles Bohi (385 BOH).

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Les Kozma in 1984, 1993, and 1995.


The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator. The book was given the record number 385 BOH and stored separately from the fonds.

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  • English

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The blueprints are copies obtained from CPR Engineers Montreal and CN Winnipeg. The copies have been retained due to their local significance and due to their use in other materials present in the fonds.

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

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General note

Accession numbers: A84-37, A93-146, A95-49

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: MS Room
  • Shelf: Library