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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)

Athabasca United Church fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1861
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1987

The fonds consists of minutes of the Quarterly Official Board of Athabasca United Church and its predecessor, the Athabasca Methodist Church; 1907 letters written by Charles F. Hopkins re: building the Methodist Hall on Strathcona Street; specifications for the 1912 construction of the Methodist Church, provided by architect E.W.Morehouse; photocopies of letters, register entries and financial statements; 1912, 1979, 1985 membership lists (including a 1912 membership list for "Pine Creek Coloured"); 1985 handbook, 1976-1987 registers of baptisms, marriages and funerals; and 1976, 1977 Colinton United Church meetings. The photographs include the July 1, 1916 Sunday School picnic and a Ladies Aid gathering in c1912 which included Mrs. Blackwell, Mrs. T.H.Bole, Mrs. Curry, Mrs.R.H.DeLancey (Alice Guscott), Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Elizabethh Guscott, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Jarvas, Mrs. James Minns (Isabel), Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Place, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. A.L.Sawle (Clara Thomson), Mrs. Vandusen (Mary); and Rev.Thomas H.Bole and family leaving Athabasca in 1913. There is a program for the 50th anniversary of the United Church of Canada and also for the rededication of the restored building in 1986. This program contains a history of the building and a 1986 membership list with photographs. There is also a 1984 art print of the Athabasca United Church originally sketched by Barbara Jones.

United Church of Canada. Athabasca United Church

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Athabasca fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1893
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1986

The fonds consists of materials created by the Athabasca Diocese of the Anglican Church between 1934 and 1986. The fonds consists of a Missionary Society Church of England in Canada leaflet on the Athabasca Diocese, a 27 page booklet celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Diocese of Athabaska in 1949, handbills celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Diocese (1974), Thanksgiving Service 1944, the 50th Anniversary of St. Andrews Church (1986), and the retirement dinner for Bishop James Pierce in 1974.

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Athabasca fonds

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

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

Cercle des Canadiens Francais de la Paroisse de St. Bruno fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2025
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1927

The fonds consists of a register containing the regulations of the association adopted Dec.11, 1921, a list of the members and meeting minutes from Dec.11, 1921 to Mar.4, 1922; correspondence. This material is in French. The revised regulations adopted Dec.11, 1927 are in English.

Cercle des Canadiens Francais de la Paroisse de St. Bruno

Father A. Desmarais O.M.I. fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2032
  • Fonds
  • 1934

The fonds consists of a photograph of Father Desmarais, and a program of the golden jubilee celebration held April 12, 1934.

Desmarais, Father A.

Catholic Church. Parish of St.Gabriel (Athabasca) fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2063
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1870-1981

The fonds consists of photographs of Father Patrick Beaudry, Dr.Joseph Boulanger; the 1st St.Gabriel's Church and the Lafferty residence:both copied from the PAA collection; the 1934 program for Father Desmarais' golden jubilee in the priesthood; 7 photographs of the building of the new St.Gabriel's in 1953; a ca. 1870 map showing Catholic and Protestant missions and Hudson's Bay Company posts in the Canadian north-west and British Columbia; and 2 chalice covers from St.Bruno's Church. There is also the 1949 program for the Catholic Youth Organization's production of "My Beautiful Irish Rose". There is a list of Athabasca parish priests and missions from 1921 to 1981, including those serving the Ukrainian Catholic Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 1952-1981.

Catholic Church. Parish of St.Gabriel (Athabasca)

Edward David Gregory fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2085
  • Fonds
  • 1988

The fonds consists of a proposal made to the congregation of All Saints Anglican Church regarding renovation of the 1907 church building and a presentation speech in honour of George Ryga delivered at the 1988 Athabasca University convocation.

Gregory, Edward David

Rev. Spencer Bardsley Baron family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2095
  • Fonds
  • 1915-2008

The fonds consists of 7 photographs of Rev. Baron, Daisy and Noel Peter taken in Athabasca and Cambridge, and a photograph of Rev. Noel Peter Baron and his wife, Mary. The cassette is a recording of some Baron family history and a homily by Rev. Baron upon his visit to Athabasca in 1994. The textual records concern priestly residents of the Anglican rectory and funeral service booklets for Peter Baron and Ursula Alexander who both died in the spring of 2008. An email from Dr.Robert Baron contains more family information.

Baron (family)

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