The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Richard York of Edmonton and dating from 1884 to 1980. The fonds consists of correspondence, personal documents and other materials. The majority of correspondence in this fonds relates to Mr. Secord's involvement in various historically related organizations. The other information deals to a lesser extent with personal and family matters.
The fonds consists of views of towns, individuals, buildings, churches of rural communities in Alberta dating from 1973 to 1981, and images of Chinese Canadians dating from 1984. The fonds also includes a self-portrait of Semchishen dating from 1980.
The fonds consists of cartoons drawn for publication in Kainai News (1968-1983)and two portrait photographs of Soop. The fonds also consists of records related to his Blood Tribal Council work (1982-1986), including Band Council minutes, band membership reports, financial statements, and committee records for the Constituion, Economic Development, Education, Health, Land, Public Works, Recreation and Parks, and Social Development Commmittees. Includes submissions and reports related to First Nations self-government and to amendments to the Indian Act to restore status to First Nations women who married non-natives.
The fonds consists of a one-page genealogy from the Taylor family Bible, four photographs of Percy and James Taylor and Ellen Berriman, and four of Percy Taylor's oil paintings: "Unttiled" (view of the Athabasca River) 1926, "Untitled" (mountain landscape) a955, "Untitled" (rural landscape) 1958 and "Queen Elizabeth II" 1959. 04.33, "Alberta's Jubilee Hymn," 1955, music by Percy Taylor.
The fonds consists of 1125 photographs of various theatrical performances, 107 slides taken of photographs in the collection, 57 negatives, 23 video cassettes of productions, the complete script of "Saga of the Whispering Hills" plus a signed t-shirt,and programs or newspaper articles that accompany the photographs of each production. Mary Olson donated her personal copies of VHS tapes, nos 228 - 238 in 2019, 241 - 243 in 2020. Video tape # 145; "Grease" 1985 has been digitized.
The fonds consists of the photographs and business records of Panda Camera. The photograph portion of the fonds contains 2495 files (32996 images) of portraits, business, and community photographs. The business records portion of the fonds consists of records relating to the carrying out of photographic assignments; reference materials for technique and processing; marketing, promotional and advertising materials; and the organizational records needed to sustain the company: legal and planning documents, annual reports, financial records, and materials related to studio management and personnel.