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Alex McNeil fonds
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[ca. 1901- 1947] (Creation)
- McNeil, Alex
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Name of creator
Alex McNeil's family lived on a farm in North Cooking Lake, Alberta.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of three 16 mm cine films taken by Alex McNeil. Two films, dating from the 1930s and 1940s, include footage of Alex McNeil's family including images of the family farm at North Cooking Lake, the Rocky Mountains, the family playing a croquet game, taking outdoor tea, trains, golf, a backyard picnic, an outdoor oversized checker game, tug of war, backyard boxing, drinking beer, swimming, boating, logging, and mowing the lawn, family celebrations, wildlife, and swimming. The fonds also includes a film containing additional family footage beginning in 1901, as well as footage of the Royal Family visit in 1939 including images of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, George V, Queen Mary, Edward VIII, and George VI.
Immediate source of acquisition
In 1993, Alex McNeil's daughter, Shelia Abercrombie, donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
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There are no restrictions on access. Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.
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No inventory/file list available.
Further accruals are not expected.
Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds. VHS copies created for reference use.<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accession: PR1993.0274<br><br>
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- McNeil, Alex (Subject)