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Athabasca Archives Fonds Family and personal life*
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Marilyn Anne Mol fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1963
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1993-2015, 2016

The fonds consists of photographs of town buildings taken in 1995 and used in the first two Athabasca Walking Tour booklets; and the unveiling of the 40th anniversary plaque for the Pottery Club on the Brick School in 2002. The 1911 photograph of Strathcona Street was purchased by Miriam Mol from e-bay in 2005. There are programs for Athabasca Players productions (Old Boots, The Day Jake Made Her Rain), Athabasca Dance Society (The Olde Toy Shoppe), 1994 Rural Roots sale of works by artists and artisans, and the 1994 (17th) Annual Convocation at Athabasca University. A photo was taken in June, 2006 of five students who attended Toles School in Amber Valley. Eight photographs dated August 29, 2006 show the demolition of the James Taylor house, built in 1918. 36 photographs were taken of the town buildings and views in the Fall of 2008. 60 photographs taken in 2009 include subjects: Conrad Biernacki digging clay in the Tawatinaw River valley, pieces from the Athabasca Clay Products collection at the Athabasca Archives, hanging flower baskets and floral displays in downtown Athabasca, the George Spence Sr. brick house and Amber Valley's 100th anniversary. Photographs from 2010 and 2011 include: signage change on the Alberta Provincial Building, demolition of the Athabasca Medical Centre, June 2011 flood of the Athabasca River, and Athabasca's 100th Anniversary Homecoming on July 29-31, 2011 which include Paula Evans, Donald Gambler, Bill Joseph Cardinal and Alfred Beaver. There are photos of the Sept.2011 100th anniversary of hospitals in Athabasca (Lyle Lewis, Joy MacComb and Dr.Roger Morrill), the highway 55/813 interchange, and the 2011 Christmas Craft Show (Marilyn Mol, Bob Tannas). The artifacts are 20 glass telephone insulators collected and purchased over time. There are photos taken in 2015 of town buildings, floral displays, 2015 parade, Louis Barons model buildings, Athabasca United Churchs new cement steps and ramp, Robert Garton, derelict church-St.Andrew`s, Colinton; Colinton cemetery, and the Gaar Scott engine decorated for Christmas. An artifact is a pop bottle from Calgary Brewing & Malting Co. Ltd. who owned the Grand Union Hotel c 1949--- which was purchased in an antique store in Boyle. Photos in 2016 included Dennis Jacob's murals on riverfront bathrooms, St. Andrew's Church, Colinton; Louis Fosseneuve grave, Claudia Theroux, Red River cart, former town office jail cells, riverfront skateboard park, playground and water park; west sidewalk repairs in front of Grand Union Hotel, St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church new exterior, and a few town buildings.

Mol, Marilyn Anne

Demchuk and Evasiuk family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2168
  • Fonds
  • 1941-2007

The fonds consists of Alberta provincial business licenses dated 1941-1979 (not complete); Town of Athabasca business licenses dated 1978-2007; bicycle sales records for 1956-1958, 1963-1976; and account books for July, 1937 to December, 2002. The photographs include Nick and Nettie's wedding, their children Gail and David, their house, Lena Demchuk's 102 birthday party in 1996, and Elizabeth Sieminski (Demchuk). The artifacts are a small red plastic piggy bank labelled "Mike's Store", two oil paintings by Nick and Nettie Evasiuk, a pair of Sealtred plastic overshoes in their box, a pair of Trramps black leather laced boots in their box, a men's Monarch Knit hose box, and a tube of Ampollina Dye. There is also a book entitled "Athabasca and the world, environmental verses" by Nick Evasiuk, 1989 and a photograph of Nick and his friend, George Ryga, taken in Mexico in 1980.
17.01 Ludie Lewis donated a commemorative "Mike's Store" photo album created for Dave Evasiuk on his 57th birthday just two days before he passed away.
18.22; Nick Evasiuk military photos and information; Mike Demchuk class photos, Brandon Manitoba; Nick Evasiuk book of poems; two letters
22.17: Nick Evasiuk "Khaki University, 1945" class photo taken at Devonshire House, London, England.

Demchuk, Michael and Lena

Elizabeth Byrtus fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985, 1992

The fonds includes a history of the Byrtus family, Charlie Gora, Paul Kowulok, Immigration Hall, farming, Archie Gorman, Wellington (Bill) Findlay, Abner Hingley, and other neighbours.

Elizabeth Byrtus

Cloe Irene Day fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930s, 1988, 1989

The fonds consists of the following topics: immigrating to Canada, Big Coulee School, teaching in rural schools, Calling Lake, Richmond Park, Chester Reid Day (a.k.a. Buffalo Bill), 1882-1951; James McIntosh (1885-1960), Crawfords, box socials, Mrs. Mary Conquest, Mickey Monson family, Chrusch family, Bilidas and Mary Soluk. A book "Glimpses of Canada by Young Canadians", a Junior Red Cross project, discusses a Metis family at Sandy Lake, Jake Gislason at Calling Lake, and Richmond Park School. There is also information on the 1930s Depression Era and school sports.

Day, Cloe Irene

Allen Alfred Cramer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981, 1989

The recordings include information on homesteading, liquor laws, scows, steamboats, trapping, Pelican Portage, Grand Rapids Island, freighting, Percy Cross, James Kennedy Cornwall, Ed Gamber, Kurt George (Dick) Naumann, Ernst Feuereisen, Herman Beiber, and Keith Smith.

Cramer, Allen Alfred

Vance family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2139
  • Fonds
  • [1890] - [1941]

The fonds consists of photographs of Helene Lagasse and two of her sisters, Annie Vance attending Athabasca Public School [1912], Annie and Ernest Bulman-Fleming, Annie and her children, and Louis Menard and Helene. The genealogy of the Lagasse, Vance and Bulman-Fleming families is incuded as well as Ernest Bulman-Flemings's service records as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WWI. The recording includes Gordon and Alan Vance reminiscing with Frank Falconer and Barbara Ashacker in 1983 about Athabasca, teachers, school friends, etc.

Vance (family)

Pelluet family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1955
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1917

The fonds consists of newspaper clippings and material gathered for an article in the local history book "From Out of the Wilderness".

Pelluet

William Myron Curtis fonds

  • CA ATH ATH-07.23, 08.12, 08.20
  • Fonds
  • 1922, 1947-1948, 1955-1959

The fonds consists of a 1922 letter from the Grosmont Municipal District regarding quarantine regulations for scarlet fever: two store receipt books for 1947-1948; and municipal tax receipts for 1955, 1956 and 1959. There are four calendars from local stores and the Aug.4, 2005 issue of Western Producers Western People which has an article on the Major family "100 Century Farm". Allan James tax receipt for 1927 is included.

Curtis, William Myron

Anne Hardman fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2164
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1952

The fonds consists of photographs which include: Oct.22, 1911 auto party in front of the Athabasca Grand Union Hotel; a view of Athabasca from the east hill in 1912; the first air mail flight into Athabasca in Feb. 1931; Strathcona (50th) Street in 1951; the Athabasca Echo newspaper building; an aerial view of Athabasca taken by Bob Preece; the Athabasca bus depot and Athabasca United Church; and views taken from across the river.

Hardman, Anne (Wright)

Gullion family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1965
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 2000 (originally created 1900-1985)

The fonds consists of 6 photographs of Gullion family members, 2 photographs of the in-laws of the donor (Lydia Meyn and William Silkie),a family history written by Alice (Gullion) Gilliland,and clippings of obituaries from the Peace River Record. A photograph from the Athabasca Archives collection is of Napoleon Gullion and Frances Pistawka on their wedding day.

Gullion (family)

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