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Roberts family fonds

  • ATU atu-1
  • Fonds
  • 1796--2005; predominant 1890--1940.

The fonds consists of photographs, negatives, a glass negative, and postcards depicting scenes from northern Alberta, such as Fort Chipewyan, from the North West Territories such as Fort Smith and Fort McPherson, from central Alberta such as Edmonton and Gibbons, and from British Columbia, such as Dawson. Many photographs depict men tracking scows up river through river rapids, often the Athabasca and the Peace River, as well as various agricultural scenes. There are also photographs of Native Americans, dog sledding teams, and friends and family members, as well as wedding photographs from the marriage of Richard and Edith Field and photographs of the Lost Patrol and their memorial service. Textual records consist of letters and cards to and from family members, calendars, books, including Bibles translated into Cree, newspaper clippings, paintings, picture albums, and letters of ordainment for Rev. O.J. Roberts. Artifacts include Native American artifacts such as leather gloves, moccasins, pouches, and beadwork. Also included are tools such as nails, scissors, knives, axe heads, metal buckets, baskets, and scrapers. The fonds include a medicine chest containing bottles of medicine, as well as jewelry and R.N.W.M.P. uniform buttons.

Roberts (family)

William D. Gentleman fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC spec-2363
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1922.

Fonds consists of eleven notebooks containing class notes taken at West of Scotland Agricultural College, Glasgow, Scotland, in subjects including Intermediate and Advanced Agriculture, Practical Botany, Bacteriology, Dairy Farming and Cheese Making; and several pamphlets on agricultural topics, 1910-1922.

Gentleman, William D., d. 1950.

Grant MacEwan fonds

  • CA ACU SPC spec-2390
  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2000, predominant 1960 - 1990.

Fonds consists of business and personal correspondence, research material, book manuscripts (most published between 1975 and 1990), appointment diaries, photographs and speeches. Also includes articles on G. MacEwan, book reviews, material honouring G. MacEwan and other miscellaneous material. Accession 891/12.8 includes various media that relate to the personal life of G. MacEwan: 2 photograph albums of 'Pioneer Agricultural Scenes' and 'Canadian Livestock'; 3 diaries kept by G. MacEwan, 1902-1931, 1931-1950, 1958-1966; 3 scrapbooks and 3 files containing research, notes and clippings relating to various issues of interest to MacEwan; the diary of Phyllis Cline, 1932-1953.

MacEwan, Grant, 1902 - 2000.

George Lucien Godel fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1854
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1980

The fonds consists of materials created by George Godel of Athabasca between 1942 and 1980 and consists of George Godel's annual report on agriculture in the Athabasca district, 1942-1956 (incomplete), newspaper articles, and agricultural studies by Godel. The fonds also includes minutes of meetings of the Athabasca District Home and Farm Development Association.

Godel, George Lucien

Isreal CJJ Shank fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1862
  • Fonds
  • 1929-2006

The fonds consists of correspondence and certificates of Isreal Shank including Olds School of Agriculture, his years in the RCMP, his involvement in numerous horticultural endeavours and cards from his 95th birthday. There is a booklet entitled "Jackie"(about a seagull) written by his second wife, Aileen Teal Shank, 2 books written by Isreal Shank: " Memories of a Mountie" and "Some Things I Remember", and a copy of Athabasca Album with an addendum of commentary. There are 23 photographs of Mr. Shank including a signed photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip; 1 audio cassette; and 4 artifacts : 1933, 175 lb. boxing championship medal, 1951 presidential plaque of Saskatchewan Horticultural Societies Association, 1936 Alberta Prosperity Certificate and a 1940s fur RCMP hat. The last addition is the 1952 document naming Mr. Shank as a Sub-Inspector in the RCMP. It is signed by Governor-General Vincent Massey. A scrapbook has items regarding the boxing prowess of Isreal and his brothers. Oliver represented Canada at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 as the light heavyweight champ of Canada.

Shank, Isreal CJJ

Athabasca 4-H Beef Club fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1883
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1999

The fonds consists of materials created by the Athabasca 4-H Club between 1967 and 1999. The fonds consists of club registration ; financial account book(1985-1993); executive and mebership lists (1989-1999); agenda and minutes; correspondence; and photographs and scrapbooks of the Athabasca 4-H Beef Club, depicting members and club activities.

Athabasca 4-H Beef Club

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

Dominion Experimental Farms fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1919
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1912

The fonds consists of 5 books and 2 pamphlets relating to Dominion Experimental Farms, the Minister of Agriculture's Report of 1912 plus the appendix, swine and sheep industry, and papers presented to the Standing Committee of the Senate on Agriculture and Forestry, and Agriculture and Colonization.

Dominion Experimental Farms

Canada. Department of the Interior. Topographical Survey of Canada fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1927
  • Fonds
  • 1922 : copied 1987

The fonds consists of a report on the Athabaska District that would be useful for settlers to the area. Maps and photographs are included. Also included are agricultural and demographic statistics for the provincial constituencies of Sturgeon and Athabasca from 1901-1921. The photographs are copies from the book and include the Athabasca-Smith Trail and Pine Creek (Amber Valley).

Canada. Department of the Interior. Topographical Survey of Canada. Report on Athabaska District, Alberta

Eddie Jedeon Shank fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1947
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1981

The fonds consists of biographies of Eddie and Rosana written by their son, Isreal; marriage, birth and other certificates for Eddie and Rosana; and a scrapbook chiefly about Eddie Shank's agricultural competitions and the boxing prowess of his sons. Rosana Shank is one of several seniors talking on an audio cassette. There are 4 photographs of Lida (Shank) Loxam, her husband, Ed, and their daughter, Doreen, as well as a few articles about Doreen in the RCMP.

Shank, Eddie Jedeon

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