Fonds PR2122 - C. H. Carley fonds

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C. H. Carley fonds

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    • 1951-1970 (Creation)

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    28 photographs. - 0.01 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Cecil Henry Carley was born November 8, 1907 in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. Dr. Carley served in the Canadian Dental Corps during the Second World War.

    In 1950, he moved to Edmonton and worked as a dentist with the federal government, and later, beginning in about 1958, as a doctor at Charles Camsell Hospital. In 1964, employed by the Federal Department of National Health and Welfare, Dr. Carley traveled the Northern Alberta, Yukon and the MacKenzie districts of the Northwest Territories delivering dental treatment to First Nations and Inuit. He continued to practice dentistry in Edmonton until 1972.

    He married Mildred "Monah" Quehl (1913-1981) in Lloydminster, Alberta in 1935, and together they had three children: Celia (Harker) (1939-2020), Susan (McDougall) and Roger (1948-2000).

    Dr. C.H. Carley died October 6, 1983 in Vernon, British Columbia.

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    The fonds consists of photographs, dating from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by the Lethbridge Herald or Crighton Studio, of Indigenous peoples in traditional attire including the following individuals: Jim Shot Both Sides; Yvonne Pelletier; Walter Bastien; Joe Crow Shoe; Julius English; Pat Bad Eagle; Jim Morning Bull; Albert Little Mustache; George Calling Last; Nathan Many Feathers; Wings; John Yellowhorn; Bob Tail Chief; Chief Body; Jim Shot Both Sides with Indian Affairs officials. The fonds also includes several clippings related to health services for First Nations in Alberta dating from the 1960s and 1970s as well as photographs of various Indigenous peoples across Alberta and the Territories: the interior of an igloo at Kuugjuaq (Perry River), Nunavut; Walking Buffalo seated near a tipi; an octogenarian at Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut; a young boy at a camp at Contwoyto Lake, Nunavut; a church at Kingaok (Bathurst Inlet); Father P. Henry at Qikiqtaq (King William Island), Nunavut; Louise Falls at Xátł'odehchee (Hay River), Northwest Territories; Inuit people hauling in a whale; Inuit children sampling whale blubber being hung to dry; and a flock of 2400 reindeer near White Point, Nunavut.

    This fonds also contains 3 files of material on the Blood [Kainai First Nation] and Peigan [Piikani Nation] from southern Alberta

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    Susan McDougall, daughter of Dr. Carley, donated material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1992.


    Arrangement note: Material arranged according to original order. In 1992, Susan McDougall made a second donation. The material comprising this second donation was added to the first donation.

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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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        File list is not available.

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        See also PR1991.0383/0190, part of the Charles Camsell Hospital History Committee records.


        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the records, Edmonton Henderson directories, Dr. Carley's Edmonton Journal obituary, and History of Dentistry in Alberta, 1880-1980, which can be found in the Provincial Archives of Alberta's Reference Library, 617.6 M223.

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        Includes accession PR1992.0123,

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