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Reta Rowan fonds
PR1900 · Fonds · 1918-1966

The fonds consists of records relating to the life and works of Reta Rowan and includes correspondence, music programs, a Junior League of Nations Society program, a Peace Conference program, poems, and correspondence relating to her involvement with the Friends of the Indians Society.

Rowan, Reta
Folkways Records fonds
PR2563 · Fonds · 1960 - 1968

The fonds consists of records from the Folkways catalog including Canada's Story in Song (Folkways Records FW 3000, 1960), Folksongs of Saskatchewan (Folkways Ethnic Library FE 4312, 1968), Songs and Ballads of Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Manitoba (Folkways Records FW 8764, 1960), and Peter LaFarge Sings of the Cowboys(Folkways Records FA 2533).

The fonds also includes Indian Music of the Plains (1961, Ethnic Folkways). The recording captures the music of the Cree, Assiniboine, Kainai and Siksika First Nations.

Folkways Records
Gene Gregoret fonds
PR3666 · Fonds · 1968-1980

The fonds consists of release prints, A and B rolls, answer prints, inter-negatives, original camera rolls (negative and reversal), mixed soundtracks, and original audio reels created for Viator Films documentaries. Most of these films focus on Cree communities in northern Alberta. These titles are This Place—Chipewyan Lakes, Spring Beaver, 40 Yards of Canvas, The Craftsman, Voice of My Grandmother, Season of the Birch, Lac Ste. Anne Experience, and Trout Lake. These films cover a variety of topics including Cree oral traditions, beaver trapping, woodcarving, traditional canoe construction, teepee construction, the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage, and Catholic missionaries. There are also two films that focus on the Caribbean immigrant experience in Alberta or life in the Caribbean (Tradewinds: West Indians in Alberta and Sweet Barbados).

The photographs depict various Cree subjects from Chipewyan Lakes, Trout Lake, and other northern Albertan communities. The textual material consists of editing notes, shot lists, and production diaries.

Gregoret, Gene
Marke Slipp fonds
PR1988 · Fonds · 1968-2003

The fonds consists of VHS and ¾” videotapes, 16mm and 35mm film release prints and film elements, ¼” reel to reel and cassette audiotapes and textual material regarding film productions that Marke Slipp worked on, mainly as film editor. Some of the productions include My Partners My People, Get Back the Night with Alberta singer/songwriter Connie Kaldor, Learning With Love about the Alex Taylor School in Edmonton, Sylvan Lake Summer, and Truckers: A Road Well Travelled. Also included are the film elements for the unfinished production, A Poet of Place, regarding architect Douglas Cardinal.

Slipp, Marke
Rodberg and Roy family fonds
PR2763 · Fonds · 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.

Rodberg, Roy family
Fires of Spring film reel
PR3761 · Item · 1978, 2008
Part of Provincial Archives of Alberta discrete items collection

These records consist of a copy of Fires of Spring on 16mm film and a DVD copy of the same title. Fires of Spring is a 1978 documentary produced by the University of Alberta about the use of controlled fires for agricultural management. The film specifically focuses on the use of controlled fires by First Nations people in northern Alberta and features interviews with members of the Cree, Beaver, Dene, and Chipewyan nations regarding the traditional use of fire in land management. The film also features several University of Alberta faculty members discussing the importance of the practice.

PR4302 · Fonds · 1985-2012

The fonds consists of project files and master versions of productions created by The Image Works for multiple clients. The productions include A Taste For Trade (concerning alternative trade organizations in East Africa), Scraping the Surface (concerning Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park), Native Art: Woodland Cree, Keep It Moving (concerning waste management), River of Joy (a celebration of 1,000 years of Ukrainian Christianity), Our Own Voice (concerning development in Nepal), multiple projects concerning crime and corrections made for the John Howard Society, multiple projects concerning the boreal forest region of Alberta, Hockey Night in Harlem (a documentary about hockey in Black communities in Harlem, New York City), promotional projects on behalf of the Government of Alberta, and interviews with Métis elders conducted at Fort Calgary among other projects.

Image Works Video Productions
Reel Girls Media fonds
PR3830 · Fonds · 1999-2007

The fonds consists of production files for various projects undertaken by Reel Girls Media. These projects are as follows:

SciQ: Up Close and Palaeo: a one-hour, children’s program shot at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller that focuses on palaeontology. The records include masters, b-rolls, and interview transcripts.

Stories from the Seventh Fire: a half-hour, animated, children’s series featuring Indigenous performers such as Tantoo Cardinal and Gordon Tootoosis narrating several First Nations stories and legends. The records include DVDs and the original masters.

Booked: a half-hour series in which book reviewers and criminal justice professionals discuss a prominent mystery novel. The records include masters and DVDs.

Out of the West: a one-hour documentary featuring interviews with several western Canadian authors. The records include masters, shooting tapes, and production files.

Between the Stones and the Ocean: A Portrait of Rudy Wiebe: a one-hour documentary about western Canadian author Rudy Wiebe. The records include shooting tapes and masters.

Capturing Cooperman: A Not So Private Investigation of Howard Engel: a one-hour documentary about Canadian mystery author Howard Engel. The records are limited to the masters.

WildFiles: a half-hour, children’s series that focuses on animal biology. The records are limited to production files.

Return of the Peregrine: a one-hour documentary about conservation efforts to restore peregrine falcon populations across Canada. The records include shooting tapes and interview transcripts.

Homefront: a one-hour documentary that follows the stories of several Edmonton-based soldiers and their families during deployment to Afghanistan. The records are limited to masters.

How the Fiddle Flows: a one-hour documentary that traces Métis culture and history through music and dancing. The records are limited to masters.

In addition to these completed projects, there are several non-completed projects that are also captured in the records. These projects were started by Reel Girls but never broadcast or distributed and include the following:

Return of the Bison: a potential documentary that would have focused on conservation efforts to restore bison populations across the world. The records include shooting tapes and production files.

A to Z Film Guide: this potential series would have focused on various roles within the film industry as an educational tool. The records are limited to pre-production files.

Rock ‘n’ Fossil Road Show: this potential series was modeled on Antiques Roadshow and would have featured rock and fossil collectors consulting with experts about their collections. A pilot was completed but the series was not pursued. The records include pre-production files.

Reel Girls Media
Tom Radford fonds
PR3736 · Fonds · [193-?], 1969-2014

The fonds consists of textual and audiovisual records created over the course of Tom Radford’s career, including material created under the Filmwest Associates, Great North Productions, Great Plains Productions, White Pine Pictures, and Clearwater Documentary labels.

The material includes records related to completed projects such as Inuit Odyssey, Tar Sands, A Scattering of Seeds, The Power of Dreams, The End of Evolution, Ernest Brown: Pioneer Photographer (including audio reels of interviews with early Edmonton photographer Gladys Reeves), Hockey Night in Harlem, Ma Vlast, The Honour of the Crown, Arctic Dreamer, Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies, The Great Divide, Road of Bones, Alberta Bound, Codebreakers, Roughing It: A Golfer’s Guide to the Universe, and Tipping Point. These records include job files, production stills, scripts, camera tapes, and some masters. There are also numerous records related to incomplete projects, unsolicited script submissions, and administrative records from Great North Communications, Clearwater Documentary, and Great Plains Productions.

Radford, Tom
Cinefilm and Video series
PR0003.003SF.0006 · Series · 1931-1976
Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

The series consists of records created or acquired by the Oblates of the Vice-Province of Mackenzie in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the Arctic. The recordings consist of amateur footage and produced material, and subjects may include Oblate home movies, various communities, missions, schools and residential schools, religious events and activities.

The film and video includes recordings of pilgrimages, carnivals, nuns, nurses and convents, local buildings and hospitals, stables, camps, local people and families, their communities, the timber industry, transportation, sports, and indigenous peoples of Canada’s north.

William Marsden fonds
PR2637 · Fonds · 1904-2006

The fonds consists of records that document multiple facets of Marsden’s life and work, including freelance photography, film production, his work as Alberta Film Commissioner, and several hobbies such as woodworking, sailing, and aviation.

The freelance photography records include prints and negatives of Marsden’s work, including commissions and landscape stills. These records also include clippings of Marsden’s published work, correspondence related to his photography business, and awards.

The film production records include scripts, production stills, and masters from several productions such as The Naked Flame, Okan (a Glenbow Foundation documentary on the Siksika Sun Dance), and Wings of Chance.

The Film Industry Development records include correspondence with film producers across Canada and the United States, information files, reports on the Alberta film industry, and production stills and/or video copies of films shot in Alberta (including Unforgiven and Heaven and Earth).

Marsden’s personal records include flight logs, photographs of woodworking projects (including sailboats and planes), plane-building project diaries, scrapbooks (including family histories and photographs dating from 1904), a high school yearbook, and files related to the writing and publication of Big Screen Country: Making Movies in Alberta.

Marsden, William
McDougall family fonds
PR0237 · Fonds · 1878-1965, predominant 1878-1950

Fonds consists of records pertaining to various members of the McDougall family including Lovisa McDougall, John A. McDougall and E.H. McDougall. Records include cinefilms created by E.H. McDougall, correspondence, a photograph and an Edmonton directory.

McDougall family
Dale Phillips fonds
PR2223 · Fonds · 1964-2004

The fonds consists of 16mm films and film elements, videotapes and audiotapes for films (some completed productions and some not completed), including Born Hutterite, Crash Course Alberta, Shadows of War, Great Divide Waterfall Project, Newfoundland After Codfish, Coking in the Crowsnest Pass, Transportation Crisis, and Rock Fest. Also included are proposals, contracts, business files, minutes, scripts, correspondence, and research material for films that Dale Phillips worked on; office files for companies and other projects that Dale Phillips worked on such as Filmwest, Edmonton's Snowflake Fantasy Winterfest; an Industrial Archaeology conference; issues of the literary review magazine NeWest Review for which Phillips was writer and editor; other magazines, newspapers and newsletters; and film industry reference books.

The fonds also consists of material that was created for a documentary entitled Where Time Begins, aka Chukotka. The documentary follows Niobe Thompson, a then-doctoral candidate at the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University, and his wife, Linda Chang, on a year-long journey through Chukotka in the far northeastern tip of Russia as part of a research and humanitarian project with indigenous populations. The audiovisual material related to this project documents the entirety of Thompson and Chang's work in Chukota with many hours shot with Albertan First Nations communities, as well. The project records also include textual material such as shot lists, production files, budgets, proposals, and correspondence.

Phillips, Dale
Cinefilm and Video series
PR0003.001SF.0007 · Series · [1931]-2002
Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

The series consists of recordings created and collected by the Oblates of Grandin Province, and primarily relate to Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Arctic. The records consist of professional and amateur recordings of events such as anniversaries, vow and ordination celebrations, Christmas activities, conferences, pilgrimages, and funerals. Documentary subjects include the forest, the Inuit, Dene and Cree, various Oblates, Castle Mountain, and cultures and indigenous peoples of Alberta and the north. In addition, there are recordings of masses and programs such as “Reflections”.

Cinefilm and Video series
PR0003.002SF.0007 · Series · [1946?]-1984
Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

The series consists of recordings created and collected by the Oblates of the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan, and primarily relate to Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the Arctic. The records consist of professional and amateur film and videos of events in various First Nations communities and include religious events such as masses, vow and ordination celebrations, Christmas activities, weddings and funerals.

The film and video includes recordings of sports and outdoor activities and events such as hockey, fishing, dogsledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The films also show nuns, students, nurses, local buildings and hospitals, transportation and infrastructure, highways, lakes and boats. In addition, the series includes recordings of the First Nations people and families and many aspects of their communities.

Gil Cardinal fonds
PR3684 · Fonds · [195-]-2010

The fonds consists of records from Gil Cardinal’s independent and freelance projects; the film companies co-founded by Cardinal (Great Plains Productions, Kanata Productions, Strange Empire Productions); and his work for NFB, BBC, or other broadcasters.

The textual materials contain the complete business records of Great Plains Productions, creative records for specific projects (including scripts, notebooks, shot lists, story boards, and editing notes), administrative records for specific projects (including contracts, financial records, grant applications, and correspondence), developmental records related to unrealized projects, and personal records (including correspondence, speaking notes, speeches, and teaching material).

The films consist of home movies from Cardinal’s foster family (some of which were used as part of Foster Child); a tour of the Canadian Museum of Civilization with its architect, Douglas Cardinal; and release prints of Foster Child.

The videocassettes consist of original shooting tapes and completed masters of several projects. Most prominent among these are My Partners, My People, Our Home and Native Land, The Great Possibility, and David with F.A.S. There are also masters, but not shooting tapes, for several other projects including Big Bear, Chiefs (for both episodes directed by Cardinal), Totem, and others. Some of these masters are on DVD as well as videocassette.

The photographs, negatives, and slides consist of images shot by Cardinal during the course of filming, images of special events, and family photos.

Cardinal, Gil
Bob Walker fonds
PR2197 · Fonds · 1978-1979

The fonds consists of 4 LP record albums of Alberta Musicians collected by Bob Walker. The fonds includes the following Alberta musicians: Mel Deacon “It’s Been a Privilege”, Brian Fustukian “Fustukian”, “ Shannon Two Feathers “Dreams that Feed a Gypsy”, and 451 “451”.

Walker, Bob
PR3820 · Fonds · 1985-2012

The fonds consists of administrative records of the Dreamspeakers Festival Society and audiovisual records of films submitted to the film festival.

The administrative records include festival programs, files for individual film submissions, society bylaws, executive director reports, publicity files, board of director minutes and correspondence, Walk of Honour correspondence and files, and fundraising/sponsorship files.

The majority of audiovisual records consist of submissions for the film festival. Selected submissions include those that were chosen for the festival and many that were rejected but are representative of Indigenous filmmaking across Alberta and Canada, with a smaller sample of international submissions.

The audiovisual records also include films made as part of the Dreamspeakers youth programs, recordings of festival proceedings, advertisements, and a small collection of recorded music by Indigenous Canadian performers.

Dreamspeakers Festival Society
Jerry Puckett fonds
PR3968 · Fonds · 1973

The fonds contains ten sets of tapes of oral history interviews conducted by Jerry Puckett. Interviewees include Mr. G.R. Davis, Allan Gibson, Hope Johnson, Gladys Reeves, Hugh Dempsey, Howard Kelly, Bill Wuttunee, Andy Russell, and Frank Anderson. The interview with David Melting Tallow and George Crowchief includes the nature of Blackfoot artifacts, relationships and rivalries with the Cree, dances, ceremonies and protocols of religious significance, and attempts to preserve culture. This interview was not aired during the original series.

These interviews were originally recorded for use in the program “Puckett’s General Store” from 1972-1973 on CFAC-TV Calgary (now known as Global Calgary). This show had 26 total episodes. The video versions of these interviews were deposited with the TV station while the audio tapes were copied for use at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1973.

Puckett, Jerry
PR0600 · Fonds · 1967-1970

Fonds consists of certificate of incorporation, correspondence, newspaper clippings, memorandum, curriculum material, reports, membership lists, financial records, and minutes of the Beaverlodge-Hythe Head Start Society.

Beaverlodge-Hythe Head Start Society
Elders Project fonds
Fonds · 1996

The fonds consists of audio tapes of interviews with seventeen First Nations elders who were interviewed between May and August of 1996. The interviews were conducted by Rhonda DeLorme of Alberta Aboriginal Affairs. The negatives and photographs depict the elders interviewed and there are labels printed on the backs of the photographs. Some of the elders interviewed include Josephine Crowshoe, Rita Auger, Joe Crowshoe, Ruth Bad Eagle , Tom Crane Bear, Wallace Mountain Horse, and Evelyn Thunder, among others.

In the recordings, the elders speak about their own family histories, traditions and celebrations from their home communities, and values. Several also related stories that had been shared with them and spoke of how resources from the land and animals were used in their communities. Many of the elders also spoke about their experiences while attending residential schools and other impacts that settler society had on their way of life (including world wars, treaties, and industry).

These interviews took place in the Bigstone Cree Reserve, Whitefish Lake First Nation, Loon Lake First Nation, Woodland Cree First Nation, Brocket, Siksika Nation, Dene Tha’ Reserve, Blood Reserve, and Alexis Reserve.

Elders Project, Aboriginal Affairs
ACCESS TV fonds
PR3368 · Fonds · 1971-2005

The fonds consists of records for ACCESS TV programs and series over the course of the station's history, including records transferred from the publicly-owned Alberta Educational Communications Corporation when ACCESS TV was privatized. There are audiovisual records as well as textual records that consist of educational material designed to complement the educational programming. There are also microfiche that contain scans of production files for nearly 300 ACCESS TV productions.

ACCESS TV
Gordon Snyder fonds
PR3249 · Fonds · [194-?]-2009

Fonds consists of contracts, budgets, correspondence, grant proposals, notes, promotional material, photographs, photocopies of research material, newspaper clippings, videotapes, audio recordings, digital photographs, and digital images of paintings for art curator Gordon Snyder's exhibit and book on artist Nicholas de Grandmaison which was mounted and published in 2007. Also includes proofs for the book and a copy of his published book, Drawn from the Past: Nicholas de Grandmaison and two framed lithographed art reproductions of Nicholas de Grandmaison pastels published by Last Arrow Ltd.: "Blackfoot Brave" and "Chief Coldweather". Videotapes include footage regarding the 1982 Glenbow exhibit "History in Their Blood" and a copy of de Grandmaison family home movies that are in the holdings of the National Gallery of Canada. Audio recordings include copies of audograph discs, for which the originals are held at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. These consist of interviews that Nicholas de Grandmaison conducted with portrait sitters, mainly First Nations people from the 1950s and 1970s. Audio recordings also include a copy of the CBC radio program "Faces Lit in the Dark" and original oral history recordings of Nicholas de Grandmaison and family members.

The fonds also consists of material is directly related to Snyder's work as a curator, artist, and gallery owner. There are negatives, slides, and .jpeg/.tiff photos that depict images of Snyder's work or the work of artists that were curated by Snyder in a gallery, festival, or touring exhibit. These images are identified with the name of the artist also noted and provide evidence of the role and work of a curator. Includes information about artists Maxwell Bates, Ralph Hedlin, Illingworth Kerr, F.H. Johnson, Nicholas de Grandmaison, and Clarence Tillenius.

There is also textual material (including files on the computer disks and on some of the CD-ROMs) that provides evidence of the working life of a curator and includes correspondence with artists and art dealers, drafts of program notes, printed programs that Snyder contributed to, and financial information that shows the business side of art management.

There are audiocassettes that feature recorded artist talks given by Les Graff and Andy Fabo about their work. Snyder had dealings with both artists and these talks provide informational value related to their work and further evidential value concerning the arts milieu.

Among these records, specific projects are particularly represented. These include major touring exhibits such as Through Alberta Eyes: The Photographs of Orest Semchishen, Snyder’s involvement with The Works International Visual Arts Society and its annual arts festival, and Snyder’s research of artist Illingsworth Kerr.

Snyder, Gordon
PR3248 · Fonds · [193-]-[199-]

Fonds consists of unfinished pastel portraits by Nicholas de Grandmaison, negatives and photographs by Nicholas de Grandmaison consisting mainly of portrait sitters, brief biographies of portrait subjects, condition reports on many of the portraits with accompanying photographs, family home movies by Nicholas de Grandmaison, art brochures, Christmas cards made by de Grandmaison family members, and audio cassettes of family reminiscences, family meetings and CBC radio programs about Nicholas de Grandmaison.

de Grandmaison, Nicholas
Métis Nation Music fonds
PR2151 · Fonds · 1991

The fonds consists of a musical recording and VHS video production of “Proud to Be Métis” (Métis Nation Anthem) produced by Métis Nation Music Ltd. in 1991.

Métis Nation Music
PR2709 · Collection · Copied 1996

The fonds consists of 6 VHS cassette copies of recordings of the Video Tape Recording Project at Brocket, Alberta.

The collection contains several videocassettes of Oldman Cultural Centre consisting of interviews of band members from the Peigan Reserve. They were originally created as part of the Aboriginal Video Tape Recording project at Brocket in 1972, with the goal of measuring the residents' awareness of issues surrounding the reserve.

Oldman Cultural Centre
Series

This series contains records from several Government of Alberta departments, including Culture, Youth, and Recreation. Over the course of the creation of these records, the departments responsible for them changed in name and scope.

These records contain files such as a map of Alberta with reserves and Métis colonies, recordings of interviews with Indigenous elders, recordings of songs and prayers during a transfer ceremony, and interviews and ceremonies (including translations) from the Peigan Reserve.

CFRN Television fonds
PR0019 · Fonds · 1935-1995

The fonds consists of News and Air checks (news excerpts including commercials, but no complete news programs), documentaries (original, final and outs, including CFRN anniversaries, 1978 Commonwealth Games, etc.), Stock Shots of Communities in Alberta, Personalities, and various other subjects, and Dan Kauffman documentaries; the textual and photographic records are comprised of those from the program "Sunday Visit" and of records compiled regarding the history of the Sunwapta Broadcasting Company, G.R.A. Rice, and CFRN (both television and radio).

CFRN (Television station: Edmonton, Alta.)

This file contains a CKUA recording titled "The Story of Canada Series: The Indian Nation." It is a drama about 2 young children time-travelling in a space laboratory. This program aimed to depict life on the North American continent prior to contact (based on the earliest available geological records). This program was intended for use in geology classes and was broadcast on November 4, 1974.

Accession GR1983.0288, of which this record is part of, includes school broadcasts, including film strips.

Series · 1956-1964

The series consists of records related to the Alberta Pioneers oral history project, an initiative begun by Minister of Economic Affairs A. Russell Patrick in 1956 that was assigned to the Advertising Unit of the Publicity Bureau in April 1957 and continued until approximately 1964. The files include recorded interviews, memorabilia from individuals being interviewed, photographs, as well as correspondence regarding interviews.

The series also includes recordings of a meeting of the Southern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association in 1957 as well as the opening ceremonies of the Fort Macleod Museum in 1959.

Alberta. Provincial Secretary. Publicity Bureau