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Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives fonds
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CA ATH ath-2170
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- Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives
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52.5 cm of textual records. -- 114 photographs.
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In 1946, Eric Hodgson held a meeting of representatives of different community organizations to discuss establishing a library in Athabasca. A committee was struck and met in June 1946 to nominate a library board. The library was known as the Athabasca and District Public Library from 1946 to 1966, the Athabasca Municipal Library from 1966 to 1980, and the Athabasca Municipal Library and Archives from 1980 until it adopted its current name in 1988. The library was located in the Town Hall, the Community Centre, and the former Provincial Building until it moved to the Brick School Complex in 1979. The archival program began as early as 1957 when the library stored historic documents until a historical society could be formed. In 1979 a separate room was designated, and volunteers organized and solicited material for a history book published in 1986. The first part-time archivist was hired in 1988.
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The fonds consists of materials created by the Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives and its predecessors between 1946 and 2003.The fonds consists of bylaws, minutes, correspondence, financial records, fire insurance policies, account books, membership lists, accession and statistics books. Included in the photographs are: Violet (Mills) Aldridge, Kathy Begoray, Sandy Bulmer, Mike Cardinal, Lionel Cherniwchan, Louis DaCosta, Alice B. Donahue, Teddy Dunn, Frank Falconer, Judy Flax, Jane Gordon, Cynthia Graefe, Barbara Hunter, Joseph William Irwin, Doug and Heather Kariel, Jerry Little, Betty McDonald, Don McGladdery, Joseph Martynek, Marilyn Mol, Phylis Mort, Amanda and Erica Oldale, Viola Elizabeth Overholt (Jouston), Betty Pickett, Irene Robbins, Lydia Silkie, Kathleen Stafford, Linda Steppan, Robert Tannas, Kathy Traynor, David Yowney and Karen Zwarich. The students in a 1990/91 photograph of the Hutterite Colony School visiting the library are: Johnny, Rhoda, Debbie, Walter, Philip, Julia, Edward, Michelle, Steven, Aaron, and Albert Gross, Betty Stahl and Mrs. Phyliss Mort. Other materials transferred to the archives include an essay written by Nadine Molofy for the Correspondence School Branch in 1948-49 which also includes a photograph of W.H.Swift; the 1981 Canada census information on mother tongues spoken in the Athabasca area; and a program of the 3rd Spring Showcase of local talent library fundraiser in c2001. In 2003, photographs were taken when new carpeting was installed in the library and archives.
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Transferred to the Athabasca Archives between 1986 and 2003.
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- The material is in English.
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Other accessions in the repository contain related material. 99.37 is photos of the library's 1999 "Day in the Sun" children's event.<br><br>Record No. 86.18; 87.18,; 89.15 (photos# 10270-10307); 89.35; 92.28 (Files 1, 3-5); 95.38 (photos# 13699-13702); 95.51; 96.15 (photos# 13727-13735); 96.22 (photo# 13992); 96.33; 97.26; 98.12 (photos# 17014-17022); 99.37 (photos# 16992-17013); 00.26; 00.33 (photos# 16974-16991); 00.35; 06.10 (photo# 16973 OS); 07.40 (photos# 17171-17179)<br><br>