The fonds consists of photographs and letters solicited by Dr. Wright, through ads placed in Alberta and B.C. newspapers in 1961, for the purpose of writing a history book on Athabasca. Contributors were: Harold Ashacker, Jim Ballsellie, A.J.Bell, Dr. Joseph Boulanger, Allan Bowe, Annie Brown, William Brown, Louise Champion, Patrick W.L.Clark, Scotty Clark, George Cooke, Ted Dahlin, E. Danard, Aline Davison (Morris), William Dent and Elizabeth (Mahood), G.R.Dent, H.G. Dimsdale, S.C.Ells, William B. Falkner, Wilfred R. Flack, Isaie Gagnon, Ernest R. Gowen, Peter Grandbois, Millie Hay (Talpash), H.G. Jamieson, Frances Benham Johnson, W.P. Keep, Gertrude McLaughlin (Allan), Madge McLean (Fisher), Fred Marshall, Emma Miller (Blair), James Milne and Rosamund (Herbert), Hazel Minns(Lewis), E.H. Nagle, Barbara Parker (Dick), Alf Plant, Mrs. Reed, Violet Rein, Alexander Leonard Sawle, Jessica B. Watson (Segers), Nina Watt, Frances Woolley (Rowland), Gladys Wright (Puylaert). Subjects of these photographs include: a dog team, a moose team, Colinton's first Agricultural Fair, Holy Trinity Church (Anglican) in Big Coulee, Soper and Lawley familys, Christopher Loan, Hazel Currie in Christopher Johnston's bakery, Miss F.E.Roberts, Miss MacDonald, Kennedy mail stage, boat building, Sawridge, SS Slave River, furs and fur press, Grand Rapids Island portage, tracking, Walton Lewis, NTC SS Northland Echo, buildings and streetscapes of early Athabasca, Lot Willey, men leaving Athabasca to join up for WWI, Grand Union Hotel, Alcide Letourneau, Bill Fontaine, Bobby Gray, Louis Desrochers, Jack Secord, David Grandbois, Ambrose, Joe and William Paquette, Francis Lepine, Billy McLeod, Frank Savoyard, Frank Lafferty, Benny Shank, Archie Taylor, First Nations, SS Athabasca, NTC SS Northland Sun, SS D.A.Thomas, Max Beaton, Albert Edward Crosby McDonnell, Victoria Day-1914, Rev. and Mrs. Spencer Baron, Athabasca's Dramatic Society, E.J.Gordean, T.D.Latta, immigration hall, Albert Alexander Greer, Lewis' Stopping Place, Perryvale's first post office, Harold's Store at Baptiste Lake, and Charles Gagnon.