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John Callaghan fonds
PR1977 · Fonds · 1909-1937

The fonds consists of records related to John Callaghan's involvement in Alberta railways and includes minimal correspondence, a biographical pamphlet, and images of John Callaghan, trains (including Northern Alberta Railways and others), employees, horse and wagons, bridges, washed out tracks at Slave Lake, flooding at Waterways, Grande Prairie main street (1914), Premier Greenfield, Minister V.W. Smith and others examining oil sands along the Athabasca River, and postcards with images of last spike, the Lethbridge viaduct and a Fort McMurray souvenir.

Callaghan, John
George Hoadley fonds
PR4304 · Fonds · 1920-1935

The fonds consists of the records of George Hoadley pertaining to his activities as Minister of Railways and Telephones (1932-1935), primarily comprised of records he inherited from his predecessor, Vernor Smith, who served in the same portfolio from 1921 to 1932.

The files include correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, audited financial statements, agreements, subject files, and other records related to liaison activities with various railway companies as well as inquiries from the public.

The railway companies represented include the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway; the Canadian Pacific Railway; Canadian National Railways, the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway; the Pembina Valley Railway; the Central Canada Railway; the Lacombe and North-Western Railway, and other companies.

Hoadley, George
Gordon Taylor fonds
PR2835 · Fonds · 1921-1988

The fonds consists of records created and received by Gordon Taylor in his personal life and during his career as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, cabinet minister, and Member of Parliament. The fonds includes the following series:

  • Constituency and personal records;
  • Minister of Highway records, including records received by Taylor from his predecessors Vernor Smith and Duncan MacMillan as Minister of Railways and Telephones that Taylor received upon taking office;
  • Camp Gordon records; and
  • Member of Parliament records.
Taylor, Gordon
William Fallow fonds
PR4190 · Fonds · 1921-1952, predominant 1935-1948

The fonds consists of records created and received by William Fallow during his term as Minister of Public Works and Minister of Railways and Telephones, including records of his predecessors Alex Ross and Oran McPherson as Minister of Public Works that Fallow received upon taking office.

Primarily pertaining to his role as Minister of Public Works, the files include correspondence, reports, agendas, minutes, copies of speeches and other records relating to Alberta Government Telephones, Abasand Oil Ltd., agriculture, airports, the Alaska Highway, the Alberta Motor Association, automobiles, bridges, public buildings, the Canadian Good Roads Association, cost of living bonuses, the Debt Adjustment Board, education, ferries, floods, gaols (jails), highways, old age pensions, the Post War Reconstruction Committee, public utilities, railways, the Social Credit Party, the United Farmers of Alberta, the University of Alberta, the Vermilion School of Agriculture, war assets, water resources and the Workmen's Compensation Board.

The fonds includes one file regarding the Peace River Exploration Party that contains correspondence from Vernor Smith, Fallow's predecessor, and Gordon Taylor, Fallow's successor, as Minister of Railways and Telephones.

Fallow, William