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Chambers family fonds
PR0157 · Fondo · 1891-1964, predominant 1920-1957

Fonds consists of personal and business records belonging to the Chambers family. The fonds has been divided into two series: Business activities of the Chambers family and Personal life of the Chambers family.

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Carl J. Tracie oral history collection
PR3134 · Colección · 1966 - 1969

The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Carl J. Tracie during the years 1966 to 1969 with pioneers of the Grande Prairie region. The interviews include recordings of the following individuals:

  • Eric Wilson homesteaded in Saskatoon Lake in 1910;
  • Barney Throness Lake Saskatoon circa (ca) 1911;
  • Marley Sherk and Gordon Sherk, traveled with Mennonites to Beaverlodge area ca. 1910;
  • James Summerville homesteaded in Grande Prairie ca. 1911;
  • J.J.E. Clarke homesteaded in Peace River ca. 1911;
  • G. Balisky homesteaded in Grande Prairie ca. 1912;
  • Joseph Tracie homesteaded in Grande Prairie ca.1916; and
  • Oskar Anderson homesteaded in Peace River ca. 1911.

The tapes discuss climate, individuals, religions, agriculture, transportation, the economy, and geography of the region.

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Fire insurance map collection
PR3860 · Colección · 1908- 1946

The collection consists of fire insurance maps for the following communities in Alberta:
Alix, 1910
Bawlf, 1910
Blairmore, 1925
Bruce, 1910
Burdett, 1910
Carbon, 1924
Cardson, 1915
Carmangay, 1910
Castor, 1910
Claresholm, 1906
Cochrane, 1908
Coleman, 1905
Daysland, 1924
Didsbury, 1924
Exshaw, 1910
Frank, 1906
Gadsby, 1910
Gleichen, 1916
Grande Prairie, 1916
Hanna, 1922
Hardieville, 1920
Hardisty, 1910
High River, 1915
Holden, 1910
Irma, 1931
Irvine, 1910
Killiam, 1910
Lacombe, 1946
Leduc, 1930
Fort Macleod, 1912
Manville, 1918
Monarch, 1910
Morinville, 1930
Mundare, 1946
Nanton, 1931,
Olds, 1924
Pincher Creek, 1908
Ponoka 1924
Provost, 1924
Redcliffe, 1913
Ryley, 1910
Steller, 1951
Strome, 1931
Taber, 1910
Tofield, 1910
Vegreville, 1930

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Frank L. Farley fonds
PR2004 · Fondo · 1937-1949

The fonds consists of records of Frank L. Farley documenting his interest in ornithology and includes a transcription from the specimen catalogues of J. Dewey Soper, listing the birds collected in the Province of Alberta from August 29, 1918 to August 21, 1937, “Annotated List of Birds” extracted from “Report on Wildlife Investigations in the Grande Prairie-Peace River region of Northwestern Alberta, Canada” by J. Dewey Soper, a draft of an article, a map of Grande Prairie and Peace River district, a soil map of Alberta and extensive notes about the birds of Alberta.

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John Callaghan fonds
PR1977 · Fondo · 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.

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Canada Map Office collection
PR3985 · Colección · 1834, 1966-1992, predominant 1966-1992

This collection contains a broad scope of published maps, mainly depicting Canada, Alberta, and smaller-scale maps within Alberta. Some examples of the areas depicted on larger-scale maps include Alberta communities of Paradise Valley, Grizzly Bear Creek, Lloyminster, Delacour, Trochu, Cluny, Bearspaw, Lac La Biche, Kananaskis Lake, Weberville, Grande Prairie, Brazeau Lake, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Wainwright.

The maps come from a variety of original sources and served a wide range of original purposes. Most were created by the federal National Topographic Survey, many more are general topographical maps, and some were produced for the National Atlas of Canada, among other purposes.

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Jessie Moore fonds
PR2673 · Fondo · [Copied ca. 1967]

The fonds consists of an account of Jessie Moore's journey to Peace River County in 1911 typed from its original publication in the Rainy River Gazette. The account describes the appearance and the residents of the area. The individual responsible for retyping the account remains unidentified.

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PR2697 · Fondo · Copied 1994

The fonds consists of 3 photographs of the No. 3 Platoon and Motorcycle Co. taken by an unidentified photographer dating from 1943.

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Robert C. Guest fonds
PR0182 · Fondo · 1934-1996, predominant 1945-1996

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Guest’s personal life, as well as records reflecting his interests and his involvement in different organisations. These records include daily diaries, correspondence, minutes for different organisations, newsletters, photographs and personal drawings. The fonds has been divided into the following series: Personal papers; Canadian Wolf Defenders; Alberta Society of Artists; Peace Watercolour Society; Hinton Trail Project.

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Art Craft Studio fonds
PR0233 · Fondo · 1951-1961

Fonds consists of photographs taken by the Art Craft Studio of individuals, groups and buildings in the Grande Prairie area.

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Lorne Kroetch fonds
PR1773 · Fondo · 1961-2004

Fonds consists of records regarding the Alberta operetta Look Behind You, Neighbor, and records regarding the 1966 Edson to Grande Prairie Trek, which was a re-enactment by members of the Edson Kiwanis of the trek taken by pioneers before the railway was built in 1922.

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Beaverlodge Research Farm fonds
PR2546 · Fondo · 1909 - 1921

The fonds consists of images related to D.C Cranston's life in Alberta and features images of the staging area of Burnsites on their way to Beaverlodge, Alberta, Athabasca Landing, a wagon overturned on the trail, cutting wood, the S.S. Northern Light on Lessler Slave Lake, a wagon boarding the ferry at the Peace River Crossing, the first home of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Smith, the first post office at Lake Saskatoon, the second annual sports day at Lake Saskatoon, the first wedding in Beaverlodge, the Beaverlodge baseball team, a log cabin, Ralph Carrel and Jake Glesnet at Grande Prairie.

The fonds also comprises photographs related to Maud Clifford including images featuring the first church at Spirit River, the Anglican mission house at Spirit River, the Hudson's Bay Company post at Dunvegan, the Roman Catholic Church at Bear Creek, and the home of Rev. Alexander Forbes at Flying Shot Lake.

The fonds also includes photographs featuring the Beaverlodge Experimental Farm including photographs featuring the experimental; and images featuring the Beaverlodge region including images featuring a picnic day, picking currents, binding grain, the first automobile to reach Grande Prairie from Edmonton over the Edson Trail, a cutter constructer on the front bob of a sleigh, and sunflowers. The photographs date from 1909 to 1921.

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Lions Club International fonds
PR2612 · Fondo · 1965 - 1991

The fonds consists of correspondence, bulletins and programs of the Westlock, Rimbey, Lacombe, Calgary, Grand Prairie, Multiple District 37, and Camrose Lions Clubs of Lions Club International dating from 1965 - 1991.

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Harvey A. Switzer fonds
PR2831 · Fondo · Copied 1967

The fonds consists of 22 photographs and 22 negatives featuring photographs of the Grande Prairie Trail dating from 1911 and copied in 1967.

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Beverly Martyn fonds
PR2638 · Fondo · Copied 1994

The fonds consists of ten photographs featuring the Grande Prairie district taken by an unidentified photographer circa 1913 - 1937.

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Western Development Museum collection
PR3938 · Colección · [ca. 1910]

The collection consists of photographs of a Siksika medicine lodge, ranching, the laying of the cornerstone of the Alberta Legislature, the hospital of Grande Prairie, bison in Banff National Park, Vegreville school, and other sites in Alberta.

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Peace River collection
PR3892 · Colección · 1990

The collection consists of photographs of communities in the Peace River region, including Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Buffalo Lake, Clairmont, Crooked Creek, Debolt, Grande Prairie, Hythe, La Glace, Sexsmith, Valhalla, Valleyview, Wembley, and Whitecourt.

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Provincial Court (Grande Prairie) fonds
Fondo · 1965-1986

The fonds consists of case files pertaining to matters heard by the Provincial Court based in Grande Prairie. The fonds includes the following series:

  • Child protection case files
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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.
John Johnston fonds
PR3808 · Fondo · [1900]-1964

The fonds consists of the photo albums John Johnston kept between 1941 and 1964 featuring photographs of his life, work and travels. Subjects include John’s training for military service between 1941 and 1949 in Montreal and Ottawa; John and his wife Hazel’s early years dating in Edmonton; Hazel’s work at the Charles Camsell Hospital and Central Alberta Sanatorium as a nurse in the early 1950s; John and Hazel’s travels across Canada and the United States after their marriage in 1951; John’s work with the Canadian military in Whitehorse and Ontario; and Hazel’s family in Hythe and Grand Prairie between 1900 and 1940.

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PR0015 · Fondo · 1912-2012

The fonds consists of records from national, provincial, regional and local levels. A large extent of the fonds consists of administrative and financial papers, minutes, correspondence and publications pertaining to the ACFA and organizations with close associations to the ACFA.
Included in the fonds are thirteen sous-fonds. These sous-fonds are related to the regional offices of the ACFA, including: Bonnyville/Cold Lake, Calgary/Banff, Centralta, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Jasper, Plamondon/Lac-la-Biche, Rivière-la-Paix, Saint-Paul, Wood Buffalo, Lethbridge/Medicine Hat, and Provisoires et general.
The fonds is divided into sixteen series, including: Administration, Comptabilité, Commission culturelle, Éducation, Information/Politique, Développement communautaire, Procès-verbaux, Autres organismes, Histoire, Comités, Correspondance, Mémoires/Études/Rapports, Activités, Circulaires et Publications, Sessions/Stages/Colloques/Projets, and Cause judiciaire. The administration series is divided into five sub-series, including : Membres, Exécutif, Conseils généraux, Bureau des presidents, and Personnel. The procès-verbaux series is divided into three sub-series, including : Congrès/Assemblés générales annuelles, Réunions, and Rond Point. The Autres organismes series has been divided into two sub-series, including : Interieur de l’Alberta and Extérieur de l’Alberta. The histoire series has one sub-series, Personnalités.

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G. Edmund Kelly fonds
PR0416 · Fondo · [188-?] - [196-]

Fonds consists of photographs of various Alberta towns and industries (including the rail industry), a booklet of photographs entitled The Far North, a biography of Father Lacombe written by G. Edmund Kelly, family and local histories sent to Kelly by the authors, correspondence created as part of Kelly's work with the Historical Society of Alberta, and two newspaper clippings about Monseigneur Grouard and anniversary celebrations in St. Albert, Alberta.

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John Gilpin fonds
PR1104 · Fondo · 1914-1956

Fonds consists of records mainly pertaining to the Northern Alberta Railways Company (NAR), Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR), and Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway (ED&BC), and other railway companies and includes copied menus dating 1920, operation manuals, blank report forms, trainmen’s wages and merit tickets, a conductor’s ticket report book, and photographs, copied photographs and negatives depicting various railroad cars, locomotives, employees, trackage, accidents and stations in various parts of Alberta, including Peace River, Dunvegan Yards, Edmonton, Waterways, Grouard, Sexsmith, Watino, Grand Prairie, Sawridge, Smoky River, Nordegg, McLennan, Slave lake, Lesser Slave Lake, Widewater, Dog Island, and Salteaux Landing. Fonds also includes images of Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) boats and trading posts, tennis players, coal mine employees, buildings, equipment and machinery at Nordegg, Alberta, hotels, street views, sawmills, missions, houses, and a Dominion Land Office.

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Ramond Oleson fonds
PR1778 · Fondo · Copied 1988

The fonds consists of images, originally from 1911, of homesteaders leaving Edmonton for Grande Prairie, and fur traders, including Arnold Johnson, Leon Ferguson and C.O. Pool at Lake Saskatoon.

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Hugh Allen fonds
PR1096 · Fondo · 1900-1974, predominant 1930-1966

Fonds consists of the personal records of Hugh Allen and contains records that pertain to his farm, his involvement with various agricultural associations, and his time as an MLA, and includes correspondence, insurance policies, receipts, electoral results and voters lists, memorandum, resolutions, petitions, telegrams, UFA newspapers, radio broadcast transcripts, speeches, a daily journal, greeting cards, driver’s licenses and registrations, gas ration coupons, school exams, a family genealogy, newspaper clippings, tax notices and receipts, permits, income tax returns, farm employee records and grain and livestock records. Fonds also contains correspondence, financial records, wills, and inventories relating to the settlement of the estates of Marjorie McKenzie and Sarah Anne Jackson, a transcript of diary entries by Mrs. Percy Clubine, maps depicting sites of various agricultural operations in Alberta and the main natural resources in Canada, and photographs which depict bridges, roads, Hugh Allen, various agricultural association members, and the Alberta Relief Commission Labour Camp Number (No.) 115. This fonds has been divided into three series: Personal Papers (1900-1974); Farm Account (1927-1961); MLA Papers (1926-1935)

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G. S. Charlesworth fonds
PR1301 · Fondo · 1918-1924

The fonds consists of two photograph albums containing 131 photographs from across Alberta including Peace River, Grande Prairie, Brulé, Red Willow Valley, Pouce Coupe, Spirit River, Jasper National Park, Crowsnest Pass; images include surveyors, camps, horses, views of various towns, buildings, creeks and rivers, Alberta-British Columbia boundary markers, mountains, water falls, riverboats, and the Provincial Mental Hospital at Ponoka and its nurses.

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PR3667 · Fondo · 1983-2013

The fonds consists of administrative and project files including correspondence, minutes, reports, studies and other supporting documentation. All projects are related to economic development in general, with French or Francophone involvement in particular, at many levels and in various domains—from cooperation to tourism, to education, to sports, to heritage.

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Harry Coates fonds
PR0584 · Fondo · 1910 - 1966, predominant 1911 - 1922

Fonds consists of photographs and correspondence related to the beginning of Rev. Coates' ministry (arrival in Canada, education in Edmonton, Alberta and first parsonage in Blackie, Alberta) and the marriage and early life of Rev. and Mrs. Coates. Photographs include Rev. Coates' first church and parsonage in Blackie, Alberta in 1917. Textual materials consist of 3 letters, wedding invitation, music book and obituary. Fonds also consists of black and white and hand coloured lantern slides, photographs, and negatives, taken by Harry Coates, which depict various people and views in northern Alberta areas such as Athabasca Landing, Dunvegan, Grande Prairie, and Lake Saskatoon.

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E. Mary Johnstone fonds
PR0431 · Fondo · [ca. 1930]

Fonds consists of photographs depicting people, views, and hospitals in various towns in northern Alberta including Peace River, Grande Prairie, and Fort Garry. Also includes Montreal, Quebec, the Rocky Mountains, and other northern Alberta regions.

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Wagar family fonds
PR0271 · Fondo · 1899-1939

Fonds consists of personal and business records belonging to Anson and Deedie Wagar, as well as records pertaining to the North-Western Telephone Company Ltd. These records include correspondence, photographs, maps (including one of the Rosebud lands), financial records, legal documents, newspaper clippings and notebooks. The fonds has been divided into the following series: Anson Wagar records; Deedie Wagar records; North-Western Telephone Company Ltd. records; and Brule Lake railroad records.

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Beth Sheehan fonds
PR0581 · Fondo · Copied 1972-1975

Fonds consists of records compiled and/or produced by Sheehan during the course of her personal activities and research regarding pioneers and homesteading in Grand Prairie and the Beaverlodge area of Alberta, and includes copied oral interviews of Hugh W. Allen, dated 1966, and Gordon Sherk, Marley Sherk, Lulu Sherk Allen, Victor Flint, and Frances Flint, dated 1963, conducted by Beth Sheehan, and of J.R. Oliver, dated 1965, and conducted by Jack Soars. Fonds also consists of transcripts of oral interviews of Gordon Sherk, Marley Sherk, Lulu Sherk Allen, Victor Flint, Frances Flint, Everett Sheehan, George Stone, and Cletus Aloysius Sheehan, dating 1955-1969, transcripts of personal reminiscences by F.C. Falk, Hugh W. Allen, and Lulu Sherk Allen dating 1955-1970, transcripts of diaries belonging to Mrs. Maud Truax (nee Sherk), I.E. Gaudin, and Elizabeth Jane Sills Shishler dating ca. 1909, and transcripts of correspondence of G.V. Flint dating ca. 1909. Fonds also includes manuscripts about the Bull Outfit written by Madelon Truax, dating 1967, and by Isabel Loggie, transcripts of North West Mounted Police (NWMP) patrol reports in the Beaverlodge, Alberta area, a manuscript of the history of the Brekken family, written by Thea Brekken and edited by Beth Sheehan, dating 1968, transcribed excerpts from the minute book of the Bower Beaver Lodge School District No. 2812, and a copy of a burial register, dating 1911-1932. Fonds also includes a blank receipt from Gaudin and Drake Real Estate Brokers, newspaper clippings, transcripts of funeral eulogies, microfilmed photographs of Beaverlodge pioneers, and other photographs depicting various people and views in Grande Prairie and Fort Vermilion.

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PR0692 · Fondo · 1936-1971, predominant 1950-1970

Fonds consists of the business records of the Bear Creek Mutual Telephone Company and includes agreements, certificate of incorporation, minutes, correspondence, subscriber accounts, financial records, and maps.

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Wes Mattie collection
PR2641 · Colección · 1911 - 1967

The collection consists of records pertaining the Edson Kinsmen Centennial Trail Ride including images documenting the journey, research materials related to the journey, correspondence, reports, publications recounting the journey dating from 1966 - 1967 as well as original photographs from a journey on the Edson Grande Prairie Trail dating from 1912; materials related to the centennial celebration commemorating bush pilots including clippings from The Edmonton Journal, and photographs capturing the celebration dating from 1967; and materials pertaining to the Athabasca to Edmonton trail ride dating from 1966 including Wes Mattie's notebook, a typed log of the trip, newspaper clippings, and images from the journey.

There are also 21 slides of Nordegg, Alberta taken in 1964.

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