Fonds PR2777 - Gordon Sanders fonds

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Gordon Sanders fonds

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    • 1915-1992 (Creation)

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    1.8 m of textual records

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    Gordon Albert Sanders was born in Camrose, Alberta and grew up in Duhamel. From 1936-1937, he attended Camrose Normal School. He also attained a Bachelors of Education, a Masters of Education, and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He taught for four years in the Camrose School Division, for three years at Wetaskiwin High School, at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art. He also served as Director for Edmonton Public Schools. In addition, Sanders co-authored five educational textbooks. Sanders held membership with the United Church, and the Alberta Senior Citizens Sport and Recreation Association.

    Edna Margaret Pierce (1919-1982) was born in Rosalind, Alberta, the daughter of Salano and Margaret (Gould) Pierce. Edna taught at Dowling and View Point schools before marrying Gordon Sanders in Rosalind on July 27, 1940. Edna and Gordon, and their children Margaret (Plain) and Hugh, moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1958.

    Over the years Gordon and Edna lived in Edberg, Camrose, Calgary, Hamilton, Wetaskawin, and Edmonton. Edna was actively involved in the United Church of Canada, serving as Chairman of the Edmonton Centre Presbytery and President of the Edmonton Presbytery United Church Women. Edna also served on the Board of Governors of St. Stephen's College.

    In 1984, he married Helen Louise Pierce (1915-2013), Edna's sister. He died in 1993.

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    The fonds consists of material used, maintained, and created by Gordon Sanders related to his professional career as an educator in Alberta. The fonds dates from 1915 - 1992.

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    In 1992, Gordon Sanders donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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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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        For more information on Gordon Sanders, please see the Gordon Albert Sanders fonds at the University of Alberta Archives.

        In 1984, Gordon Sanders donated records relating to Edna Sanders' involvement with the United Church of Canada. These records, traceable under accession PR1984.0153 form part of the United Church holdings at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds, the Gordon Albert Sanders fonds description at the University of Alberta Archives and: As the Wheels Turn: a History of Rosalind, Kelsey and Districts

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        Includes accession PR1992.0349.

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