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Ena Schneider fonds
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- Schneider, Ena
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1.44 m of textual records. -- 68 photographs
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Name of creator
Ena Schneider was born in Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. After immigrating to Canada in 1971, she worked for the Northern Alberta Railways Company for 10 years as an executive secretary and editorial assistant for the in-house newspaper. Following this position, she worked as an archival technician at the Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. Schneider was a member of the Historical Society of Alberta, the Writer's Guild of Alberta, Canadian Railway Historical Association, the Alberta Society of Archivists, and the Association of Canadian Archivists. In 1989, Ena Schneider published Ribbons of Steel: The Story of the Northern Alberta Railways. The book documents the establishment and operation of the Northern Alberta Railway Company through former employee interviews, and narratives. Schneider took over the project from Maurice Mahood and R.D. Clarence Comrie. Mahood and Comrie both worked for the Northern Alberta Railway Company and its predecessors the Edmonton, Dunega, and British Columbia Railway for 45 years. Both Comrie and Mahood provided photographs and personal accounts for the book.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, interview transcripts, and research materials Ena Schneider collected and created to write Ribbons of Steel: The Story of the Northern Alberta Railways dating from 1916-1992. The fonds also includes records of an unrealized traveling exhibition compiled by Schneider entitled, "Women Teachers in Alberta -- A Century of Service."
Immediate source of acquisition
The provincial archives of Alberta received materials from Ena Schneider and R.D. Comrie between 1990 and 1992.
Fonds arranged according to original order.
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- 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 available.
For further materials on the Northern Alberta Railway Company Fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Further accruals are not expected.
Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds, and Ena Shneider, Ribbons of Steel. Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 1989.<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accessions: PR1992.0409, PR1991.0497, PR1991.0442, PR1990.0379, PR1990.0171, PR1990.0113<br><br>
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- Schneider, Ena (Subject)