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Albers family fonds
PR0359 · Fondo · 1982-1996

The fonds consists of a research paper covering the period 1781-1990, edited by the Albers family, on the history of the Svenskbybo-people. It also includes a detailed genealogy of the Albers family and it holds a few family members’ memoirs on World War II and farming life in Alberta. These memoirs were transcribed from audiotaped interviews not preserved by the family.

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PR1381 · Fondo · 1934-1972

Fonds consists of the business records of the Lone Ridge Mutual Telephone Company and includes minutes, resolutions, bylaws, agreements, telephone statistics, correspondence, financial records, subscriber accounts and maps depicting the area serviced by the Lone Ridge Mutual Telephone Company.

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Carl Walin fonds
PR0164 · Fondo · 1903-1961

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Carl Walin throughout his career as a photographer, as well as records pertaining to the Royal Tours in 1939 and 1951.

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County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 fonds
PR2325 · Fondo · 1897 - 1957

The fonds consists of assessments, correspondence, tax rolls, and cashbooks dating from 1905 - 1957 from:

  • Bigstone Municipal District #459
  • Wetaskiwin Municipal District # 458 and #74, and
  • Montgomery Municipal District and Local Improvement District #458 .

The fonds also includes Winfield and Alder Flats Nursing Home Daily Journal dating from 1951- 1959. In addition, the fonds contains one map illustrating the land boundaries of County of Wetaskiwin.

The fonds also contains the cashbooks of the following schools dating from 1897 - 1953:

  • Wetaskiwin School Division # 36
  • Bear's Hill School District # 352: NW 12-45-24-W4, 1895 - 1950
  • Gwynne Village School District #4232: SE 25 46 23 W4, 1925 - 1954, and
  • Rose Briar School District #396: 30-44-2-W4, 1895 - ?.
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Earl Baker fonds
PR1495 · Fondo · Copied 1984

The fonds consists of images of the Wetaskiwin hockey teams, including the Wetaskiwin Ladies Hockey Team (1905-1906), the Wetaskiwin Hockey Club (1911-1912), the Wetaskiwin High School hockey team (1935-1936), the Wetaskiwin Colonels (1945-1946).

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Gordon Sanders fonds
PR2777 · Fondo · 1915-1992

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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Tom Spencer fonds
PR0963 · Fondo · 1885-1958

The fonds consists of a township index, two township plan registers indicating homesteads for the Wetaskiwin Land District, and township plans for the Wetaskiwin Land District from 1885 to 1912. One of township plan registers has been used as a scrapbook by Tom Spencer for newspaper clippings from 1931 to 1958 from newspapers such as the Edmonton Journal, the Edmonton Bulletin, The Albertan, the Calgary Herald, the Lethbridge Herald, on a wide array of topics, including the lead-up to the Second World War, train wrecks, the Dionne Quintuplets, the 1949 Edmonton flood and other general interest stories.

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Mary Harrington fonds
PR3058 · Fondo · [ca. 1960] - 1991

The fonds consists of material documenting the operation of Air Spray Ltd. created, collected, and arranged by Mary Harrington including films and transparencies capturing fire suppression and crop dusting performed by Air Spray Ltd during the 1960s; correspondence, licenses, photographs and clippings related to the operation of Air Spray collected by Mary Harrington dating from 1960 to 1969; Mary Harrington's correspondence related to the collection of Air Spray Ltd. materials; a copy of Western Wings (July 1961) published monthly by Wings Publishing Co. Ltd in Calgary; a souvenir program for "Edmonton's Centennial Air Show and Armed Forces Day" prepared by 700 (City of Edmonton) Wings, Royal Canadian Air Force Association to commemorate aviation in Alberta in 1967; an Alberta Forest Service Plan 1962 map used by Air Spray Ltd. during firefighting; and a cartoon strip regarding the construction of "Helmsworth Field" in 1960."

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Hillgardner family fonds
PR3323 · Fondo · 1941-2005

The fonds consists of one handwritten cookbook compiled by Lena Hilgardner and other members of the Hilgardner family (1970); A Golden Jubilee Senior Citizens award given to Lena Hillgardner (1955) one funeral photo of Benjamin Hillgardner (1941); a copy of the eulogy given for Lena Hillgardner (1976); programs from the funerals of Lena and Clayton Hillgardner (1976, 1990); and a copy of Relatively Speaking: the Quarterly Journal of the Alberta Genealogical Society featuring an article written about Lena by Audrey Bell-Hiller in 2005.

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Amelia E. McCrum fonds
PR1915 · Fondo · 1893-1943

The fonds consists of images of early Edmonton and includes photographs of Edmonton and Strathcona, Edmonton hospitals, schools, brewery, train stations, streets (including Whyte Avenue), houses, buildings, ferry, bridges, a train derailment, Heimthal church (east of Ellerslie), the Stettler creamery, the Innisfail Hotel, the dining room of Royal Hotel, children swimming, canoeing, shaving, and a bear, and postcards of the Royal Hotel, Diamond Hall (Ash Brothers (Bros.)), Edmonton bridges, an incline railway, buildings, views, streets, street cars, the Legislature, the University, views along the Athabasca River, hotels, buildings and banks in Wetaskiwin, Sylvan Lake, scouts, buffalo, bridge at Rocky Mountain House, First Nations peoples, North Battleford (Saskatchewan), buildings, trolleys, bridges, and rivers in Calgary, mountains, glaciers, near Banff and Jasper, buildings, bridges in Banff, branding, and harvesting.

The fonds also includes an Edmonton Orpheus Society banquet program, toast lists and menus for the Old Timers’ Association of Edmonton, a business card for the Royal Hotel, a Salvation Army Diamond Jubilee dinner ticket, a Christmas card, a Jasper House Christmas Day menu, Royal Hotel Christmas menus, and sheet music for song “The Emblem of Alberta” (words by Jeannette Forsyth and music by Gilbert Stirling).

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Alfrey family fonds
PR2363 · Fondo · 1910-2007

The photographic records in the fonds include photographs, negatives, and slides from members of the Alfrey family, including Edward and Winnifred Peterson and of earlier ancestors of the family. There are many photographs from Rita’s brother, Eric Peterson. These photographs depict family and friends, property, and his vacations. Many of the photographs have not been labeled, making identification difficult.

There are multiple textual records from Winnifred Peterson, including copies of her self-published biography and poetry books. The records also include draft and work copies of the chapters and poems included in her books, as well as hand-written stories and reminiscences that were considered for the books.

The fonds also contain scrapbooks from Dar Alfrey’s time with the Edmonton Rotary Club, which contain many textual and photographic records. Other textual records include a Golden Jubilee Alberta award given to Bernard Alfrey, the wedding certificate of Bernard and Martha, hairdressing and beauty culture certificates given to Lucy Jean Moe Brunner, and teaching records of Martha Alfrey.

Also included are nine colour, silent 8mm films of the Alfrey family's home movies filmed by the father, Dar Alfrey. Subjects include views of Alberta communities such as Carstairs, Edmonton, Wetaskiwin, Banff, Medicine Hat, Taber, Calgary, Claresholm, and Jasper. They also include such subjects as the sugar beet factory in Taber, the Calgary Zoo, Storyland Valley Zoo in Edmonton, the Al Oeming Game Farm, and Alfrey family events such as birthdays, weddings, vacations and Christmas. These films start from the time the family was living in Bow Island in 1957 and end after their return to Edmonton in 1968.

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Ruth and Leo Hamson fonds
PR0082 · Fondo · 1940-2008

The fonds consists of material related to Ruth Hamson's book, Staying Alive: Tracing the Adventures of George Cornell and W. Scott Pitzer, images of Little Smoky Farm Industries, material related to Leo's Second World War service (including records related to the German POW camp at Wetaskawin), and audiovisual/photographic material related to travel, hobbies, and family life.

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Ernest W. Haselwood fonds
PR0199 · Fondo · 1902-1969

Fonds consists of business records pertaining to the operation of the flour mill at Bittern Lake as well as some personal correspondence.

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Schmidt family fonds
PR1465 · Fondo · 1860-1979

Fonds consists of the personal records of the Schmidt family and their extended family and includes naturalization records, agreements, homestead records, drivers’ licenses, correspondence, insurance certificates, an Alberta Curling Association programme, a National Grain Company newsletter, letterhead, stock investment certificates, greeting cards, marriage certificates, diplomas, newspaper clippings, and photographs depicting various members of the Schmidt family.

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Ostrom family fonds
PR1608 · Fondo · 1906-1976

Fonds consists of the personal records of the Ostrom family and includes naturalization papers, a quit claim deed from Gunar Carlson to John Halin, a stock certificate, homestead records, an Alberta Golden Jubilee senior citizen award, newspaper clippings, a map of northern Alberta, and daily temperature logs from 1956-1976.

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David Spalding fonds
PR2191 · Fondo · 1983-1989

The fonds consists of plans and maps of heritage interpretative developments, including Indian Battle Park, Lethbridge, and Reynolds Alberta Museum, and Wetaskiwin

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Thompson family fonds
PR1122 · Fondo · [187-?]-1971, predominant [187-?]-1915

Fond consists of the personal records of the Thompson family and includes an Alberta College calendar, correspondence, a tax notice, certificate of naturalization, a pictorial booklet of Aberdeen, Scotland, a dance card, newspaper clippings of poems, an article about the Kleskun Ranch Limited, and two postcard albums containing mechanically and photographically produced postcards. Fonds also includes tintypes and photographs depicting Thompson family members and friends, as well as various people, buildings and views in Kingman, Cold Lake, Camrose, and Wetaskiwin, Alberta, including, automobiles, hunting parties, agricultural machinery and scenes, buildings, barns, houses, street views, women, and an army band, students of Pretty Hill School District No. 1422, Arlington Hotel, and Thompson General Store.

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Room A137 collection
PR3113 · Colección · 1906 - 1966

The collection consists of material found in Room A137 of the Provincial Museum and Archives Building in 1969. The collection includes: Edmonton and District Labour Council Annuals published by the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council and the Calgary Labour Council dating from 1951 - 1961; a booklet entitled "Boy Blue's Verses" by Frederick Balmer Watt (1918); the first annual report of the North Alberta Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society in Canada and Newfoundland (1938); regulations providing for the election of representatives of the Armed Forces (1944); a conference paper presented by Ernest Manning (1945); a booklet entitled "The Magpie Menace" by Kerry Wood; Alberta Public Service pamphlets (1955); informational pamphlets on Alberta's Jubilee Auditoriums of Calgary and Edmonton (1955); a program of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Alberta (1959); Peace River and District Telephone Directory (1963); copy of the "Tattler" published by the Minus One Club of Edmonton (1955); pamphlets and postcards related to the history of Edmonton circa 1950s; a photo album entitled "The Canadian Pacific Rockies"; 25 photogravures published by Byron Harmon circa 1900; copies of the Raymond Review Aug 3, 1966 and Aug 10, 1966; Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Explorer first centennial edition, Peace River Country (1967); a copy of the Alberta Red Cross News Pictorial Campaign No. 3 (1925); a copy of the Edmonton Journal "Annual Review and Forecast (1967); an illustrated booklet celebrating Alberta's Golden Jubilee; Edmonton Transit System passes dating from the 1960s; and 6 blueprints indicating the construction of streets in Carstairs and Wetaskiwin, Alberta (1906).

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George Roy fonds
PR2416 · Fondo · 1897- [1915 or1916]

The fonds consists of two postcards, an 1897 one from Louis Dale Hanna of Wetaskiwin and an 1899 one from George Banks also of Wetaskiwin. The fonds also includes an envelope addressed to George Roy dating from sometime during the First World War.

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Rix family fonds
PR2174 · Fondo · 1911-1990

The fonds consists of newspaper clippings originating from The Wetaskiwin Times and The Wetaskiwin Free Press dating from 1911- 1990.

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PR2314 · Colección · 1951 - 1994

The collection consists of county, municipal and school district maps acquired by the Provincial Archives of Alberta. The collection includes:

  • maps of the Counties of Grand Prairie, Vulcan, Ponoka, Newell, Warner, Wetaskiwin, Barrhead, Lacombe, Wheatland, Mountain View, Paintearth, Camrose, Vermilion River, Leduc, Lethbridge, Minburn, Lac St. Anne, Lamont, and Parkland dating from the 1960s to the 1990s
  • maps of the Municipal Districts of Cypress, Cardston, Bright, Argyle, Willow Creek, Foothills, Starland, Kneehill, Provost, Wetaskiwin, Brazeau, Lamont, Stony Plain, Sturgeon, Westlock, Clearwater, Smoky River, Peace, and Fairview dating from the 1950s to the 1990s
  • a map of Improvement District 1 dating from 1966
  • a map of the Wheatland School District dating from 1958; and
  • an Edmonton and Area map of Townships 50 to 55.
PR3478 · Fondo · 1906-1925

The fonds consists of minutes of annual Ministerial Sessions and District Meetings (1906-1925); sundry resolutions ([1906-1925?]); agreements regarding property (1908-1909).

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Lucas family fonds
PR0232 · Fondo · [187-]-1960

Fonds consists of photocopies of histories compiled by Daisy Lucas pertaining to the Lucas family, the Nelson family and other homesteading families in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, as well as photographs depicting early scenes around Edmonton and a manuscript about Fort Ethier and the Indian Industrial Farm from 1879 to 1902.

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Theodore Skagen fonds
PR0192 · Fondo · 1855-1965, predominant 1884-1955

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Skagen’s business involvements, in particular his operation of the Florence Hotel. Fonds also consists of personal records and other material reflecting Skagen’s many interests. The fonds has been divided into two series: Business material and Personal material. These series have been further divided into sub-series.

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Curt Smith fonds
PR0173 · Fondo · [1900?]-1960

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Driard Hotel including photographs and menus, as well as Smith’s personal records such as newspaper clippings and brochures on various topics.

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Wang Mutual Telephone Company fonds
PR1472 · Fondo · 1934-1973

Fonds consists of the business records of the Wang Mutual Telephone Company and includes minutes, bylaws, certificate of incorporation, agreements, annual returns, annual reports, telephone statistics, subscriber lists, subscriber accounts, memorandum of association, financial records, correspondence, a telephone directory for the Northern District, telephone equipment catalogues, and a map depicting the area serviced by the Wang Mutual Telephone Company.

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PR0658 · Fondo · 1935-1955

Fonds consists of records created by Frank L. Thorn in his capacity as Secretary-Treasurer of the Alberta Social Credit League, Wetaskiwin Constituency and includes biographical/historical sketches, election pamphlets, petitions, correspondence, minutes, resolutions, newspaper clippings, programmes, budgets, financial records, and various Social Credit newspapers.

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Joseph Majakey fonds
PR1289 · Fondo · 1900-[ca. 1976]

Fonds consists of photocopied annuals from Camrose High School dating 1918-1922, a biographical sketch of Henry Wood, a genealogical history of the Matejka family entitled Many, Many Matejkas, written by Joseph Majakey, and photographs and copied photographs dating ca. 1900-1971 that depict the Matejka and Woods families, as well as various people, buildings and views in Alberta including agricultural machinery, parades, bridges, schools, houses, street views, churches, hospitals, teacherages, automobiles, railroads, stockyards, businesses, Camp Sarcee, a Hutterite colony, a hockey and baseball team, the Alberta Legislative Assembly, and Imperial Oil Refinery in Calgary, Alberta.

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Rodberg and Roy family fonds
PR2763 · Fondo · Copied 1966

The fonds consists of photographs documenting the life of the Roy and Rodberg families and features family portraits, the 105th Street Roy family home, the Rodberg family attending church, a hunting party, and school, boating on the Sturgeon River, images of homesteading, the Rodberg's home, the Diana Post Office at Gwynne, school children, First Nations playing musical instruments and at camp, a Blacksmith shop, a Wetaskiwin street scene, McDougall Hill in Edmonton, the Richelieu Hotel in Edmonton, and the Alberta Hotel in Edmonton. The images date from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Gustav and Donald G. Carlson fonds
PR1596 · Fondo · 1918-1977

Fonds consists of the written works of Rev. Gustav Carlson, translated by Donald G. Carlson, and biographical/historical sketches of Rev. Gustav Carlson and the Scandinavian Hospital in Wetaskiwin. Fonds also contains a photocopy of the Alberta Social Service League Social Welfare Congress programme dating 1918.

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Dalby Mutual Telephone Company fonds
PR0716 · Fondo · 1962-1971

Fonds consists of minutes of board meetings of the Dalby Mutual Telephone Company.

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Henry Forbes fonds
PR0048 · Fondo · [ca. 1885] -1969

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Forbes’ career with the RCMP including photographs, order books and correspondence.

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Haselwood family fonds
PR0198 · Fondo · 1873-1969

Fonds consists of personal records pertaining to the Haselwood family and records reflecting their interests. Fonds has been divided into the following series: Kate Haselwood papers; Alfred W. Haselwood papers; Family papers.

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George B. Henwood fonds
PR0188 · Fondo · 1902-1943

Fonds consists of records relating to George B. Henwood’s law career as well as records pertaining to his career as the Deputy Attorney General.

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Vivian Gares fonds
PR3383 · Fondo · 1924-1989

The fonds consists of group portraits of the Order of Royal Purple, the Order of the Elk, Viking curling team, Wetaskiwin High School students, and the Viking Chamber of Commerce. All of the photos are identified with most of the subjects named.

The textual material includes a program from the 1974 reunion of the Alexandra School in Wetaskiwin and policy registers from the Fitzmaurice & Fitzmaurice Insurance and Real Estate Company of Viking.

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G.A. MacAllister fonds
PR1754 · Fondo · 1897-1976

The fonds consists of materials gathered by G.A. MacAllister about all aspects of the dairy industry and dairy farming and includes publications, journal articles, newsletters, architectural drawings of barns, mechanically produced prints of cattle breeds and photographs.

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Frank Pike fonds
PR1628 · Fondo · 1898-1947

The fonds consists of dismantled scrapbooks compiled by Frank Pike which include correspondence from bank management (Merchants Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal) and other friends and acquaintances, newspaper clippings, photographs, speeches, and articles; as well, the fonds includes a souvenir album of Wetaskiwin, Alberta with 12 photographic reproductions.

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