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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)

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

Dr. Adrianus Mol fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1962
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2009

The fonds consists of photographs of people and events including: 2000 Trans Canada Trail Relay; 2000 Agricultural Parade; receipts for car purchases from Hunter Motors Ltd. and articles concerning national and local issues in the United Church of Canada, 1980-1991. The photographs include: Robert Berrea, Dave Chatters (MP), Lionel and Tannia Cherniwchan, Jacques Jean, Paddy Jordan, Ron Opmeer (Rev), Garold and Barbara Toews, 2003 Foodgrains Bank harvest, Athabasca clay pits, Jake Burritt residence decorated for Christmas 2003, Amber Valley Community Potluck Sept.2004, and West Athabasca School "A Taste of Athabasca" Apr.2005. There are 51 photographs of Athabasca Pottery Discovery Day, June 21, 2009 which include photographs of Conrad Biernacki, program manager, and Brian Musselwhite, assistant curator, Royal Ontario Museum; Cathy Roy and Lucie Heins, Royal Alberta Museum; Carrie-Ann Lunde, Alberta Museums Association; Alfred Messerli, potter; Andreas Bayer, Honorary Consul for Switzerland; Marilyn Mol, Athabasca Archives; Gene and Gail Sabo, Terry (Knittle) Rains, Bob and Carole Tannas, Ed Pohranychny, Dorothy Nielsen, and Rosie Guay as well as audience members.

Mol, Adrianus

Dokeville School District # 3173

  • CA ATH ath-1991
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1937

The fonds consists of Dokeville School Board minutes for 1914-1937; school district cash book for 1915, 1925-1936; assessment and tax rolls for Dokeville School District 1928-1933; daily registers for 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37; Department of Education School Act books for 1916, 1927; and a service record book for a bull sent by the Dominion Live Stock Branch to improve herd quality, 1921.

Dokeville School District # 3173

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