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Smith's Ambulance Service fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
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CA EDM MS-103
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- Smith's Ambulance Service
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1 cm of textual records. - 14 photographs
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Name of creator
In 1936 Sherman Maxwell Smith founded Smith's Ambulance Service. The company signed a contract with the City of Edmonton in 1953 and continued to provide ambulance services throughout the city. Mr. Smith passed away in 1975. The company was sold to the city in 1981, at which time the Edmonton Ambulance Authority was established.
It is not known how Betty Ross acquired the records. It is possible she is a descendant of Sherman Maxwell Smith or was an employee at Smith's Ambulance.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a history of Smith's Ambulance Service, a biography of the founder of Smith’s Ambulance Service, Sherman Maxwell Smith, and several photocopied newspaper clippings relating to the company. The photographs include images of ambulances from the 1930s to the 1970s and various staff.
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Betty Ross in 1976.
The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-294.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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Copyright may apply.
See Scope and content above.
Photographs have been described at the item level and are available in the Reference Room.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A76-149
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City of Edmonton Archives
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