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Bernard Wiese collection

  • ATU atu-2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1937 to ca. 1989]

Collection consists of a pair of Athapaskan hide beaded gauntlets, white with beading (pink and red flowers with green stems) and light green interior, two Athapaskan beaded hide jackets with fringe, and a folk art carved wooden statue depicting a cowboy on a horse roping a calf.

Wiese, Bernard

Robert and Shirley Hendriks collection of William Bleasdell Cameron

  • ATU atu-3
  • Collection
  • 1860-2006, predominant 1885--1951.

Collection consists of the textual records, photographs, tintypes, copied photographs, postcards and copies of illustrations and paintings of W.B. Cameron, as well as the research records accumulated by Robert Hendriks during the course of writing a biography about W.B. Cameron. The photographs depict various First Nations people, often dressed in traditional clothing with objects such as the Sioux pipe bag, as well as W.B.'s family and friends. There are also photographs of the site of the Frog Lake Massacre and the Frog Lake Massacre Memorial Cairn. The photographic postcards depict views of the various towns that W.B. Cameron resided in such as Le Pas, Manitoba and Lac La Biche and Vermilion, Alberta. Textual records consist of correspondence to and from family members and friends, manuscripts, editions of The Beaver, Scarlet and Gold and Saturday Night, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook of Cameron's early writings, paperwork relating to the publishing of Cameron's book as well as the republishing of the book in the 1940s and by his family in the 1970s, certificates, letters relating to the NWMP Memorial & Indian Museum in Battleford, Saskatchewan and to the Hudson's Bay Company. Also included is a videotape of W.B. Cameron's speech in 1950 at the Elk Point Bridge Opening.

Hendriks, Robert

Slave River Coalition fonds

  • ATU atu-4
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2009, predominant 1982-1986.

The fonds consists of textual records,and one copied photograph. All records dated after 2009 are conservation copies. The textual records primarily consist of documents related to the proposed Slave River Hydroelectric Project and various studies conducted in the Mackenzie River Basin. These records include: studies and reports, periodicals, photocopied publications, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence and envelopes, notes, photocopied papers related to the construction of the Bighorn and Brazeau Dams, a Dene Nation Newsletter, photocopied and hand drawn maps and figures, and overhead transparencies. The copied photograph in the fonds depicts the Mackenzie Delta from an aerial perspective.

Slave River Coalition

Margaret Clarke fonds

  • ATU atu-5
  • Fonds
  • 1885-2009, predominant 1974-2006.

The fonds consists of textual records in addition to a few photographs, photocopied photographs, and an audio cassette. All records dated after 2009 are conservation copies. The textual records primarily consist of documents related to the research conducted by Clarke for her Masters thesis in Native History at the University of Alberta entitled "Reconstituting the Fur Trade Community of the Assiniboine Basin, 1793 to 1812". In addition, Clarke has conducted extensive genealogical research regarding the Bray and McKay families as well as the Hudson's Bay Company, especially regarding the men of Brandon House. The textual records include handwritten notes and timelines recorded by Clarke; numerous printouts of internet research regarding Clarke's genealogy work; pamphlets; numerous photocopied journal articles, book reviews, and chapters from various publications and periodicals; email and written correspondence regarding her graduate studies and genealogical work; lecture notes and term papers from various classes attended throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies; original and photocopied newspaper articles, biographies, maps, bibliographies, and diary entries; copied sections of the 1901 Canada Census for the province of Manitoba, districts of Selkirk and Provencher, sub-districts of St. Francois-Xavier, St. Boniface, and St. Boniface Town; several copies of various volumes and issues of the Canada Tree periodical edited by Clarke; several editions of the Neya Powagans Métis Newsletter, The Rupert's Land Newsletter, and Relatively Speaking from the Alberta Genealogical Society 1973-1998; and several volumes of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography spanning 1967-1990. Other textual records pertain to Clarke's contract research for various Parks Canada projects as well as her involvement in community development via Métis L.I.N.K.S. (an early intervention program for youth), the Alberta Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and various projects organized by the Red Deer Local of the Métis Nation of Alberta #84. A significant portion of the photographs depict various plaques and signs situated in the Steele Narrows Historic Site, in addition to one photograph of Edmond Bray McKay and one of the McInnes Island Lighthouse in British Columbia. Also included are several photocopies of photographs depicting various members of the families about which Clarke conducted extensive genealogical research, especially the Bray and McKay families, often photocopied from other archival collections. Also included is an audio cassette entitled Minnesota Massacre, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Clarke, Margaret L

Ruth Gorman fonds

  • ATU atu-9
  • Fonds
  • 1833-2006, predominant 1960-2000

The fonds consists of textual records which include correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles and typed and handwritten notes. The correspondence is primarily letters to and from Ruth Gorman and is mainly related to her time working with Aboriginals for them to obtain the right to vote in Canada and her involvement with the Western Canada Concept party. Newspaper and magazine articles topics include, among many things, recipes, Aboriginal issues, constitution issues and prominent women. The majority of Ruth Gorman's typed and handwritten notes are related to her book about John Laurie, however, she does have notes about My Golden West, her cookbook, the Western Canada Concept party and the Local Council of Women. The audio materials include recordings of speeches given by Ruth Gorman to numerous groups in the province of Alberta mainly for the Western Canada Concept party. Graphic materials include photographs, negatives and transparencies, the majority of which pertain to the publishing of My Golden West magazine. Some photographs pertain to Ruth Gorman's personal life, her time on the Local Council of Women and her work with John Laurie. Artifacts in the fonds include plaques and trophies belonging to Ruth Gorman and the electronic records are mostly draft copies of Behind the Man: John Laurie, Ruth Gorman and the Indian Vote. The fonds consists of six series: My Golden West, 1912-1991; John Laurie, 1861-2006; Cookbook, 1929-1997; Western Canada Concept, 1949-1988; Personal Records, 1833-1999; and Local Council of Women Calgary Branch, 1833-1995.

Gorman, Ruth

Calling Lake Interagency Meeting fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1882
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1983

The fonds consists of materials created by the Calling Lake Interagency Meeting between 1981 and 1983. The fonds consists of minutes of the Calling Lake Interagency Meeting, correspondence, and newsletters (1982-1983) of Education North, a cooperative project between teachers and community residents to develop activities to meet the needs of children in northern communities.

Calling Lake Interagency Meeting

Ken and Doris Sutton fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1909
  • Fonds
  • copied 1998 (originally created 1915-1994)

The fonds consists of materials created by Ken Sutton of Calling Lake, Alberta between 1968 and 1994. The fonds consists of photocopied pages of Mr. Sutton's diary concerning a 1968 forest fire, and personal reminiscences of events that occurred during his work life. There is also a photograph of a McCormick-Deering threshing machine taken on Ken's father's farm west of Alcomdale in the 1920s. Other photographs were taken at Calling Lake and include Treaty Day 1964, the first Sutton home, the Mennonite Church, the Post Office, Moose Horn Market, and the aftermath of the 1984 tornado in the Big Coulee area. Doris Sutton took a photograph of the 1966-68 archeological dig at Calling Lake which was headed by Dr. Gruhn. She also made postcards of some of her photographs, and molded animals from Athabasca clay.

Sutton, Ken and Doris

Mennonite Voluntary Service Organization

  • CA ATH ath-1923
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1969

The fonds consists of 6 sheets of the history of the Mennonite Voluntary Service units in Calling Lake written by Millie Glick and Hilda Crawford (Eby). A list of the personnel is included.

Mennonite Voluntary Service Organization

Hubert Thorne fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1973
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1928 (copied 1982)

The fonds consists of 2 articles from the RCMP Quarterly and a patrol report by Constable Thorne dated Dec. 1914; copies of 113 B&W photographs and negatives taken during his years of service with the RCMP in the North West Territories and 60 original negatives, from a Kodak negative album, including negatives for 2 photographs taken in 1922 of people during the Nahanni Gold Rush (including Alvah and Hubert Thorne and Poole Field) , scenes at Mud Lake, George Bremner, Thorne at the Edmonton RNWMP barracks, photographs of Fort Simpson and Rae, airplanes, children at the Roman Catholic mission at Providence, and a group of mounties at Jasper.

Thorne, Hubert

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