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Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2170
  • Collection
  • 1946-2003

The fonds consists of materials created by the Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives and its predecessors between 1946 and 2009.The fonds consists of bylaws, minutes, correspondence, financial records, fire insurance policies, account books, membership lists, accession and statistics books. Included in the photographs are: Violet (Mills) Aldridge, Kathy Begoray, Sandy Bulmer, Mike Cardinal, Lionel Cherniwchan, Louis DaCosta, Alice B. Donahue, Teddy Dunn, Frank Falconer, Judy Flax, Jane Gordon, Cynthia Graefe, Barbara Hunter, Joseph William Irwin, Doug and Heather Kariel, Jerry Little, Betty McDonald, Don McGladdery, Joseph Martynek, Marilyn Mol, Phylis Mort, Amanda and Erica Oldale, Viola Elizabeth Overholt (Jouston), Betty Pickett, Irene Robbins, Lydia Silkie, Kathleen Stafford, Linda Steppan, Robert Tannas, Kathy Traynor, David Yowney and Karen Zwarich. The students in a 1990/91 photograph of the Hutterite Colony School visiting the library are: Johnny, Rhoda, Debbie, Walter, Philip, Julia, Edward, Michelle, Steven, Aaron, and Albert Gross, Betty Stahl and Mrs. Phyliss Mort. Other materials transferred to the archives include an essay written by Nadine Molofy for the Correspondence School Branch in 1948-49 which also includes a photograph of W.H.Swift; the 1981 Canada census information on mother tongues spoken in the Athabasca area; and a program of the 3rd Spring Showcase of local talent library fundraiser in c2001. In 2003, photographs were taken when new carpeting was installed in the library and archives. A recent donation of planning materials for Athabasca Pottery Discovery Day, June 21, 2009 includes correspondence, budget, itineraries, media release, and poster proofs. Circulation records from October 1982 to November 2001.

Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives

Athabasca Heritage Society fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1992
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2001

The fonds consists of six photographs from Canada Day 1998 commemorating the 100th anniversary of Klondikers passing through Athabasca Landing on their way to Alaska, 9 photographs from the February, 1999 Collections Display; two invitations and one publication (00.04) and 10 photographs from the Trans Canada Relay 2000 gathering on the Athabasca riverfront; 7 photographs of the Society's tent and scow, July 1, 2002; Canada Millennium Partnership Program application; October, 1999 Site Planning Workshop notes; Alberta Forestry, Lands and Wildlife Reservation/Notation Application to protect the historical value of the Tomato Creek Settlement (grave sites) along the Peace River Trail, September 08, 1998; 1998 By-laws, 2008 By-laws, meeting minutes financial statements and correspondence for 1999-2006; and a newspaper clipping scrapbook, 1997-1999, a facsimile of newspaper "The Northern Light," Nov. 28 1908, and "Overland Route to the Klondike," 1998; 22.02, 23 watercolour sketches and notes for an indigenous plants signage series from Mike Gismondi via Paula Evans; 22.03 heritage signage program digital production files. 24.01: Friends of the Athabasca Train Station (FATS) research, history, correspondence, minutes, and grant applications. Trish and Charles Bazalgette were the primary authors.

Athabasca Heritage Society

Canadian Northern Railway Train Station, Athabasca Feasibility Study

Feasibility study, correspondence, quotes, meeting notes and minutes, proposals and membership lists related to the question of what to do with the Canadian Northern Railway train station in Athabasca, Alberta after the Senior Citizens' Society completed their tenure of the building.

Athabasca, Town of

Town of Athabasca fonds

  • CA ATH ATH-TA
  • Fonds
  • 1898-2017

The fonds consists of i a list of mayors and councillors from 1905-1955; microfilmed council minutes from Aug, 1912 to Feb. 1913, Finance Committee minutes from Dec. 1913 to Feb. 1914, and Town minutes and records when the town was under an administrator May 1921 to April 1926; a statement of town assets and liabilities for 1913 to 1916; a 1913 Building By-Law; 85.75, the 1919 agreement with A.F.A.Coyne and Co. of London, England to supply natural gas to the Town of Athabasca; minutes of the Town of Athabasca, correspondence, financial statements, briefs and reports, town census (1951-1964,1983,1985), financial records, and taxation records; Court of Revision minutes for 1914-1944; 1938 and 1943 information on the Union of Alberta Municipalities; a 1952 survey by the Department of Economic Affairs; the 1965, 1981 and 1991 General Plans; 1958 and 1980's promotional material; 1986 75th anniversary logo; maps of river lot plans, subdivisions: including East Heights, Glenora and Stanley Park; 1912 cemetery plan; Engineering Department 1914 plans for waterworks system and sewers, sidewalks; Provincial Planning Board maps of Athabasca from the 1980's; 1980 and 1994 Land Use Bylaws, 1993 Impact Assessment on Economic Activity in Athabasca, Boyle and Lac La Biche; 1996 Area Redevelopment Plan, (revised 2019), flyer publicizing meeting to oppose By-Law 7-98, History of CN Lands Purchase ,By-Law 98-7, Proposed amendment to the Direct Control District

Athabasca, Town of

Alex Barr fonds

  • CA EDM MS-19
  • Fonds
  • 1894, 1939

The fonds consists of a list of banks in Edmonton from September 1891 to December 1938, including the names of managers and terms of office (Edmonton Clearing House 1939) and a programme from the First Annual Dinner of the Old Timers’ Association, 1894 (which would later become the Northern Alberta Pioneer & Old Timers’ Association).

Barr, Alex

Anderson Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-18
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1932

The fonds consists of a diary belonging to Robert’s second wife, Margaret ‘Greta’ McPherson (Grant) Anderson and papers relating to the birth registration of their son Malcolm Robert Anderson (b 19 Apr 1920). There is also a poem written by Robert Thompson Anderson, Our Capital Town, about the city of Edmonton and apparently read at annual events in the fire department.

The photographs include the Anderson home and family members, Edmonton street scenes and events, and the Edmonton Fire Department and Health Department.

The fonds also includes Robert’s published works, The Old Timer and Other Poems (819 AND), Canadian Born and other Western Verse (819 AND 1913 c.3) and Troopers in France (819 AND 1932).

File List:
File 1. Schoolwork dairy of Margaret ‘Greta’ McPherson Grant, 29 Aug 1905 to 24 Oct. 1905,
File 2. Birth records for Malcolm Robert Anderson – includes birth tag (name, weight, date, doctor’s name) 19 Apr 1920; abstract of birth with covering letter and receipt, 21 Apr 1920; notice of registration and birth certificate 11 May 1920; doctor’s receipt 13 May 1920,
File 3. Poem – Our Capital Town, by Robert Thompson Anderson, n.d.

Anderson Family

Richard MacDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-17
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1928-1971

The fonds consists of programs and photographs of theatre and other cultural events, in many of which Richard and Inez MacDonald were part of the company, primarily as set designer and make-up artist, respectively. The records also include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and magazines relating to the life and career of Richard MacDonald and to the theatre and radio in Edmonton, notably the Edmonton Little Theatre and radio station CKUA.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Programs (by theatre group)
  • News clippings
  • Reports and letters
  • Periodicals

MacDonald, Richard

Joseph Seely McCallum fonds

  • CA EDM MS-14
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1932, predominant 1927-1931

The fonds consists of records created by Joseph McCallum including correspondence, legal papers, bills and invoices relating to his businesses, particularly McCallum Agencies and McCallum Motors. The records offer a view of commerce during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A great deal of the correspondence reveals the effects of the Great Depression on business, being composed of demands for overdue payment, and letters to and from lawyers and collection agencies concerning outstanding debts.

McCallum, Joseph Seely

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