Fonds PR0354 - Archibald Campbell fonds

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Archibald Campbell fonds

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    • 1905-1966 (Creation)

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    0.10 m of textual records.- 30 photographs.- 10 negatives

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    Biographical history

    Archibald Campbell was born in Ontario in 1882, came to Alberta in 1905 and was married in 1909. He started a business career in Calgary and later worked for the City of Edmonton. He was City of Edmonton assistant treasurer and city employee for close to 30 years before being promoted in 1937 to the position of city comptroller. He left his civic position in 1948.

    Archibald Campbell was very active in the Edmonton cultural and historical communities as well as in the work of the Knox United Church. He served also on various boards and was chairman of the Edmonton Archives Committee in the 1950s. His married Zola Campbell (1880-1967) in Edmonton in 1909; she was a teacher and had an interest in poetry. He and Zola had a son, Duncan.

    He died in Edmonton in 1964.

    Custodial history

    The records were taken in late 1973 and early 1974 to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by Archibald Campbell with the intent to donate these records and to offer additional records in the upcoming months. Archibald Campbell passed away before finalizing the donation. The Provincial Archives of Alberta legal counsel came to the conclusion the files had been abandoned to the Provincial Archives of Alberta and Archibald Campbell made a gift to the Provincial Archives of Alberta as “a donatio mortis causa” which means “a donation in contemplation of death”.

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    The fonds consists of a variety of records documenting the activities, interests and social life of an influential Edmontonian. It includes biographical information, correspondence, a day timer, a financial journal, a booklet with daily expenses, a poem written by Mrs. A. Campbell, programmes of various cultural and historical events in Edmonton and a photo album with views of early Alberta.

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