Fonds ath-1899 - Athabasca Historical Society fonds

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Athabasca Historical Society fonds

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CA ATH ath-1899

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  • 1984-1997 (Creation)
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    Athabasca Historical Society

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3 cm of textual records

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(1983-1997)

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Though initial efforts were made to begin an historical society in Athabasca in 1955, it took until 1983 for the society to be formed. On March 10, 1983, in a meeting at Athabasca Town Hall, sixteen individuals voted unanimously for the creation of the Athabasca Historical Society and Bob Tannas was named its first president. The group, with an intention to preserve the town of Athabasca's history and heritage, published a book: "Athabasca Landing: An Illustrated History" in 1986, and funded a feasibility study for the creation of the Athabasca Interpretative Centre. The Athabasca Interpretive Centre was never built and the Athabasca Historical Society became inactive by the early 1990s. The society was dissolved in 1997.

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The fonds consists of materials created by the Athabasca Historical Society between 1984 and 1997. The fonds includes administrative materials, financial documents, correspondence, research for the book Athabasca Landing: An Illustrated History, 1986, and the 1984 Athabasca Historical Society pamphlet "The Athabasca River Story."

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Donated by Eileen Hendy, a former member of the Athabasca Historical Society, in 1998.

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Record No. 98.04; 98.17, 98.55

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