Fonds MS-56 - Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association (NAPOTA) fonds

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Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association (NAPOTA) fonds

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  • Graphic material - photograph
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  • Textual record - published

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Northern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants Association (NAPODA) fonds

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  • [ca. 1885]-2009, predominant 1914-2009 (Production)
    Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association

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Description matérielle

5.5 m of textual records and other material.

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Histoire administrative

The Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers’ Association (NAPOTA), now called the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants Association (NAPODA), is one of Edmonton's oldest chartered clubs.
It was founded on 22 Jun 1894 as the Edmonton Old Timers Association by a group of 36 pioneers who either trekked across the prairies from the east or worked their way up the Saskatchewan River by boat. There may have been an attempt to establish an old timers’ association as early as 1885. The association was originally open to male residents of Edmonton and district who arrived in Alberta District, NWT prior to the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883 and then almost immediately extended to 31 Dec 1883. The date was successively advanced to include more recent pioneers.
Its original objectives were “the preservation of the early history of the settlement, and the social and friendly relations of the pioneers of the district.” Its early history is poorly documented – it appears to have become moribund prior to World War I and was re-organized in 1924 as the Edmonton Pioneers and Northern Alberta Old Timers Association, with women included in membership.
It has been continuously active since then as a social organization with some benevolent objectives, including provision of cemetery plots for members. Its name changed to Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association in 1925 and Northern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants Association in 1983.

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Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of textual records, historical documents, photographs, paintings and maps gathered by NAPOTA in support of the association’s goal of preserving the history of Edmonton. The fonds also includes the records of the association including minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial documents and news clippings.
The fonds is arranged as follows:

  1. Minutes 1914-1989
  2. Correspondence files 1926, 1928-1929
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  3. Topical files 1887-2009
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  4. Membership records
  5. Newspapers and Clippings
  6. Financial records
  7. Certificates
  8. Ephemera
  9. Maps
  10. Books

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by NAPOTA and NAPODA in over one hundred donations made between 1957 and 2010.


The textual material was arranged by the archivist by type of record and housed by accession number.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-10, EA-43, EB-9, EB-10, EB-11, EB-13, EB-14, EAA-8, EAA-12, EAA-14.

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  • anglais

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

Instruments de recherche

Finding aid available online.
Photographs have been described at the item level; some are available on the online database, with the remainder available in the Reference Room.

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Further accruals are expected.

Note générale

Accession numbers: A57-9, A60-31, A60-60, A60-62, A60-78, A60-87, A60-173, A61-70, A61-8, A61-84, A61-92, A61-93, A61-115, A61-120, A61-130, A61-353, A61-635, A62-8, A62-11, A62-46, A62-52, A62-73, A62-151, A62-155, A62-159, A63-39, A63-42, A63-78, A63-79, A63-88, A63-91, A63-96, A63-106, A63-112, A63-116, A63-126, A63-127, A63-129, A63-133, A63-134, A63-139, A63-142, A63-143, A63-146, A63-162, A63-191, A64-1, A64-11, A64-62, A64-150, A64-157, A64-158, A64-162, A64-166, A64-167, A64-188, A64-191, A64-194, A64-195, A65-1, A65-11, A65-26, A65-27, A65-62, A65-87, A65-96, A65-105, A65-152, A65-156, A65-191, A65-211, A65-212, A65-216, A65-225, A65-227, A65-238, A65-244, A65-245, A65-257, A65-259, A65-274, A65-284, A65-286, A65-289, A65-290, A65-299, A66-1, A66-31, A66-69, A66-96, A66-132, A66-139, A66-191, A66-202, A66-300, A66-302, A66-312, A66-316, A66-319, A66-338, A66-348, A66-366, A66-377, A66-441, A67-503, A67-505, A68-78, A70-64, A75-64, A78-129, A81-53, A84-154, A2002-99, A2010-23.

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Includes over 3,500 photographs, 20 pieces of artwork, 9 maps, 1 blueprint and 10 books.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Boîte: MS Room
  • Classeur à plan: MS Room
  • Boîte: Library
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  • Boîte: North B
  • Classeur à plan: North B
  • Tablette: North B Hanging
  • Boîte: Alcove
  • Classeur à plan: Alcove
  • Classeur à plan: West B