Fonds PR3798 - Albert Johnson fonds

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Albert Johnson fonds

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    • [194-]-1985 (Creation)

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    0.06 m of textual records. -- 55 photographs.

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    Biographical history

    Albert Leander Johnson was born July 11, 1921 on the family farm northwest of Stettler, Alberta. He studied at the Liberal and Stettler Schools, joined the King's Own Calgary Regiment in 1941, and fought in World War II where he was taken prisoner in the Dieppe raid in France. After almost three years at a Prisoner of War (P.O.W) camp he was released.

    Around 1947, Albert contracted tuberculosis and became a patient at the Charles Camsell hospital in Edmonton. He spent over three years at the hospital and had at least two brushes with death during that time.

    On July 18, 1953 Albert married Marion Van Slyke in Red Deer, Alberta. Marion was born January 7, 1930 to Ross and Adelaide and she had two older brothers. Together, Albert and Marion had five children and lived most of their married life in Calgary.

    Albert worked for the Energy Resources Conservation Board as Well Records Supervisor for over thirty-one years. He also served in the community at organizations including the Foothills United Church, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Prisoners of War Association, Scout's Canada, and the Museum of the Regiments.

    Albert passed away on August 8, 2007 and Marion on September 20, 2012.

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    Material was donated to the Royal Alberta Museum by Marion Johnson in 2010.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of records related to Albert Johnson’s time at the Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton and includes reunion programs, The Camsell Mosaic history book and a letter on contributing to it, Veteran’s Hospital newspapers, and photographs of patients and nurses.

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    The Royal Alberta Museum transferred the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 2010.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        The Provincial Archives of Alberta holds other records related to the Charles Camsell Hospital including the following: Charles Camsell Hospital fonds (PR0383); Charles Camsell Hospital Interview Collection (PR2118); and the Charles Camsell Hospital Historical Society fonds (PR0034).

        Other records of the Charles Camsell Hospital are located at the City of Edmonton Archives.


        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accession PR2010.0197.

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