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University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections (UOFC) Fonds
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Dr. Frederick Heymann fonds

  • CA UOFC uofc-1197
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1930-1973 (gaps exist)

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Dr. Heymann in the course of his varied careers as journalist, historian, and writer. The records include personal correspondence, registration papers and letters of transit during his time as editor before the war, and from his stint as a war correspondent. The records also include drafts and final copies of his scholarly writing, presentations at conferences and symposia, and notes taking during his historical research. The fonds is arranged into two series: (1) Personal Papers; and (2) Scholarly Activity.

Heymann, Frederick G.

Arthur W. Knudsen fonds

  • Fonds
  • [19--]-1984 (predominant 1977-1981)

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Arthur Knudsen in pursuit of his hobby of recreating steam engine schematics on paper. The records include correspondence with other steam engine enthusiasts, and with museums and industrial firms that might hold pieces of the information he sought. The records also consist of photographs of existing steam engines, and an article Knudsen submitted to the magazine Live Steam. The fonds also consists of historical drawings and reproductions of steam engines that Knudsen solicited from several sources, and originals of his own drawings.

The fonds is arranged into two series: (1) Correspondence; and (2) Technical Drawings.

Knudsen, Arthur W.

Merron Chorny fonds

  • CA UOFC uofc-1358
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1994

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Dr. Chorny over the course of his life and his career. The records reflect his education from grade school to his Doctorate and include photographs, registration papers, graded assignments, his Masters thesis and his dissertation. The records also include correspondence and teaching materials from his career as a high school teacher and principal, and also reflect his creative writing with articles and the drafts of a novel he wrote. Chorny was active both provincially and nationally with teaching associations and the records reflect his close ties with the English Council of the Alberta Teachers Association and his creation of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English. Records include correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, and newsletters.

The fonds is arranged into six series: (1) Education; (2) High School Teaching Activities; (3) Creating Writing and Scholarly Publications; (4) Professional Activities and Affiliations; (5) Personal Records and; (6) Ephemera.

Chorny, Merron

Dr. Herman Konrad fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1956-1995 (gaps exist)

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Dr. Konrad over the course of his life and throughout his career. The records include the journal created by Konrad from his seminal trip to Paraguay as a volunteer with the Mennonite Central Committee, his post-graduate research and the scholarly activities undertaken as a faculty member at the University of Calgary. These records include research and field notes, drafts of articles and conference presentations, transcripts of interviews, background research including newspaper clippings for the Calgary Stampede project, and notebooks of archival research from Mérida, Yucatán.
The fonds is arranged into four series: (1) Early and Post-graduate activities; (2) Chicle Industry Research; (3) Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Research; and (4) Professional Affiliations and Scholarly Activities.

Konrad, Herman W.

Dixon Thompson fonds

  • CA UOFC uofc-1207
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2005

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Dr. Thompson over the course of his career. The records reflect the breadth of his professional interests and involvement with the scientific and environmental communities. Records include his work with the Science Council of Canada, the Commission on Canadian Studies and the work accomplished in his consulting and advisory capacities. The records also reflect his teaching and scholarly activities both nationally and internationally.

The fonds is arranged into six series: (1) Science Council of Canada; (2) Commission on Canadian Studies; (3) GFC ad hoc Committee on Canadian Studies; (4) Consulting Activities and Professional Affiliations; (5) Scholarly Activities and; (6) Teaching and Faculty Activities.

Thompson, Dixon

Rothney astrophysical observatory fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1961-2005 (gaps exist)

The fonds consists of records primarily created or collected by Dr. Milone and Dr. Clark during their multi-decade tenure as co-Directors of the RAO. The records chart the early visions for the observatory and the gradual accumulation of equipment and infrastructure to support teaching and research. Records include correspondence on the acquisition of the land, the purchase of the first telescope (.4 m), subsequent telescopes and mirrors (1.5 m and 1.8 m), the photometry system, and the construction of the domes and the Visitor Centre. The records also include grant applications, budgets and financial materials, and administrative records including meeting notes, agendas and correspondence. Graphic materials document celebrations and ceremonies, and also the various milestones achieved by the acquisition of equipment and construction of various building components as well as teaching activities and outreach including Open Houses.

The fonds is arranged into five series: (1) History and Development; (2) Administration and Operations; (3) Technology and Infrastructure; (4) Teaching and Research; and (5) Graphic Materials.

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Victor Mitchell fonds

  • Fonds
  • [192-]-2006

The fonds consists of records created or collected by Dr. Mitchell over the course of his life and his career. The records include school photographs, his work as an actor and director in early productions in high school and while teaching at high schools in British Columbia. The records also document his education at Stanford University and include degrees and certificates, newsclippings, reviews and photographs of productions, and Mitchell’s Master of Arts thesis. The records also reflect Mitchell’s teaching career at the University of Calgary, and his work in establishing various community theatre ventures including the Alternative Theatre Company and the Pumphouse Theatre. The records also include photographs and slides of family, friends, and his trips to Europe and Asia, and three scrapbooks of playbills, newsclippings, reviews, photographs, cards and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into five series: (1) Personal records; (2) Education; (3) Department of Drama; (4) Community Theatre and: (5) Scrapbooks.

Mitchell, Victor

A. W. Knudsen fonds

  • CA UOFC uofc-1375
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1985

Fonds consists of Professor Knudsen's research material into historical engines including engineering drawings, photographs, correspondence, and publications.

Knudsen, Arthur W.

Alfred W.R. Carrothers fonds

  • CA UOFC uofc-1189
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1973, predominant 1960-1973

Fonds consists of Advisory Committee on the Development of Government in the North West Territories records (1964-1973) including terms of reference, final report, briefs and submissions presented to the Committee, financial statements, budgets, minutes, reports, correspondence, photos of Committee members and Northern views (1965), agenda and memos of public meetings held by the Committee, Carrothers' diaries describing his travels to the North and Committee meetings, and post-report discussions and House of Common debates. Includes Carrothers' reference material regarding the Committee and the North, correspondence with his wife, Jane (1965), and a speech.

Carrothers, Alfred W.R.

Alberta Library Network fonds

  • CA UOFC uofc-66
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1983

Fonds consists of minutes, questionnaires, surveys and reports.

Alberta Library Network

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