Fonds MS-690 - Macdonald, Clifton Family fonds

John Kenneth Macdonald J.K. Macdonald In Indian Dress Therese Fraser Holland Macdonald Therese Fraser Holland Macdonald Therese Fraser Macdonald Faith Irene Clifton Faith Clifton & Doris Sydie 'Arsenic and Old Lace' 'Life With Father' Mickey Macdonald
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Macdonald, Clifton Family fonds

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CA EDM MS-690

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  • 1875 - 1996 (Creation)
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    Macdonald, Clifton Family

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48 cm of textual records. - 240 photographs

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(1843-current)

Biographical history

Clifton, Faith Howay 1900-1959
Holland, Henry Francis 1843-1910
Holland, Selina Fraser 1853-1924
Macdonald, Alan Fraser 1913-1981
Macdonald, Brian [ca. 1947]-current
Macdonald, Bruce Fraser 1917-1985
Macdonald, Donald Walter 1865-1921
Macdonald, John Kenneth 1874-1945
Macdonald, Marguerite Irene Clifton 1919-2010
Macdonald, Therese Fraser Holland 1882-1976
McCuaig, Vernis Vera Clifton Christie 1921-2019

The Macdonald and Clifton families were prominent in the theatre, legal, and military communities in Edmonton.

Mickey and Alan Macdonald were a well-known Edmonton couple. Mickey was involved in the Edmonton theatre scene for nearly fifty years. Alan was also involved in the amateur theatre scene, went into law and eventually became the City Solicitor for the City of Edmonton. He was also in the military for World War II.

Both Alan’s father, John Kenneth Macdonald, and maternal grandfather, Henry Francis Holland, were lawyers.

Bruce Fraser Macdonald, Alan’s brother, was a decorated officer in the Canadian military, and served for nearly 30 years.

Both Mickey’s mother, Faith Clifton, and sister, Vernis McCuaig, were also very active in Edmonton’s theatre community.

Custodial history

Brian Macdonald is the son of Mickey and Alan Macdonald.

Scope and content

The fonds consists predominantly of material relating to Mickey Macdonald's acting career, Alan Fraser Macdonald's legal and military career, and his involvement in community organizations, as well as their family life. The records include theatre programmes, correspondence, personal notes and writings, news clippings, and photographs.

To a lesser extent there are also records relating to other members of the extended Macdonald-Clifton families, particularly John Kenneth Macdonald and Therese Fraser Holland (Alan's parents), Henry Frances Holland and Selina Fraser (Alan's maternal grandparents), Faith Clifton (Mickey's mother), Bruce Fraser Macdonald (Alan's brother), Vernis McCuaig (Mickey's sister), and Brian Macdonald (Mickey and Alan's son).

The fonds has been arranged into series:
Series 1 – John Kenneth Macdonald & Therese Fraser Holland
Series 2 – Donald Walter Macdonald
Series 3 – Henry Francis Holland & Selina Fraser
Series 4 – Faith Clifton
Series 5 – Mickey Macdonald
Series 6 – Alan Macdonald
Series 7 – Bruce Fraser Macdonald
Series 8 – Vernis Clifton McCuaig
Series 9 – Brian Macdonald
Series 10 – General Theatre

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mickey Macdonald in five donations made between 1996 and 2002, and one donation made by Brian Macdonald in 1997.

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The material was arranged by the archivist by creator, then by date.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-696 and ET-25.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.

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Accession numbers: A96-152, A97-98, A97-134, A97-140, A99-181, A2002-90

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City of Edmonton Archives

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