Showing 179 results

Archival description
Albers family fonds
PR0359 · Fonds · 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.

Albers family
Alda Dale Randall fonds
PR2006 · Fonds · 1920-[ca. 1960]

The fonds consists of two diaries of Alda Dale Randall, primarily from the 1920s, which include accounts of her life as well as short stories. The diaries serve as a good example of the reuse of writing materials which had previously served another purpose.

Randall, Alda Dale
Alexander Royick fonds
PR2771 · Fonds · 1968

The fonds consists of materials used by Alexander Royick for a publication entitled "Ukrainian Settlements in Alberta" Canadian Slavonic Papers - Revue Canadienne Des Slavistes (10.3) 1968 and includes images of maps created by Orest Phorecky of the Department of Anthropology and Archeology at the University of Saskatchewan illustrating Ukrainian settlements in Alberta in the 1800s. The article discusses an early Ukrainian explorer, Charles George Horetzky's, contribution to the settlement of Alberta.

Royick, Alexander
Alexandre Michelet fonds
PR2666 · Fonds · Copied in [198-]. Original photographs: 1912-[1918]

The fonds consists of the transcript of the unpublished novel "La grande épinettière. Récit du Nord-Ouest canadien", by Alex Michelet, and four b&w photographs taken on the trail to La Calmette and at the family farm in Alberta. The novel depicts the life of a young teacher who establishes herself in a small community at Grande Coulée (today, Big Coulee) at the beginning of the Twentieth century and the life of French homesteaders in Alberta.

Michelet, Alexandre
Alice Gee fonds
PR1559 · Fonds · 1901-1902

The fonds consists of a single diary, approximately 220 pages in length, handwritten by Alice Gee from January 1, 1901 to August 20, 1902. It provides detail on rural life in the Strathcona area of the North-West Territories in the early 20th century, as well as lists of letters sent and received by the author, newspapers received, attendees at social functions, and dates of frost at the author’s farm.

Gee, Alice
Anderson family fonds
PR3733 · Fonds · 1884-2011

The fonds consists of materials documenting the life of the Anderson family in the latter part of the 19th to mid-20th centuries including account books, journals, a family history, photographs, and negatives. Images depict the Anderson farm and family, as well as the areas of Stavely and Alix, Alberta. Included are records of the family’s involvement with the Four Square Gospel Church in Los Angeles, and subsequent evangelism that took place in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Charles O. Anderson family
PR2046 · Fonds · ca. 1913 to 2004

The fonds consists of records created and collected by the Anderson, Hiller, and Buchert families dating from 1913 to 2004. The fonds divides into four series: Axel Anderson Series, Bert and Minnie Anderson and Dan Buchert Series, Hiller Family Series, Hiller, Anderson and Buchert Family Memorabilia Series, and the Burt A. Anderson Trucking Company series.

Anderson, Buchert, and Hiller family
Angela E. Harris collection
PR1850 · Collection · 1983

The collection consists of a copy of “The Cookson Memoirs,” which contains photocopies of John W. (Jack) Cookson’s diary from his voyage from Liverpool, England to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1890 as well as notes about his early days in Tofield, Alberta. The collection also includes copies of photographs relating to Jack Cookson and the Cookson family in Tofield.

Harris, Angela E.
Anne Roseborough fonds
PR1464 · Fonds · [1905 - 1956]

Fonds consists of personal reminiscences by Anne Roseborough about her experiences traveling west and homesteading near Vermilion, Alberta. Fonds also includes a photograph of Anne and Samuel Roseborough on their homestead with W.B. Cameron.

Roseborough, Anne
PR3039 · Collection · 1969

The collection consists of transcripts of interviews with Annie and Charles Johnston recalling their life in Bowden at the beginning of the 20th century typed by Abe Sawatsky of the Bowden Historical Society in 1969.

Johnston, Annie and Charles
Ardyth Barber fonds
PR1637 · Fonds · Copied 1986

The fonds consists of images, originally dating 1928 to 1932, predominantly from the Hines Creek and Fairview areas of Alberta, including Marshall Barber, covered sleighs, log transportation, wood cutting, harvesters, combines and agricultural machinery, cars, the shipment of automobiles by train, pack horses, riverboat, trappers, bands, baseball team, a wedding on horseback, and homesteaders’ camping near the Scona Yards near Edmonton, Alberta.

Barber, Ardyth
PR0666 · Fonds · 1905-1910

Fonds consists of the personal records of Arthur Vandeleur Stoney and includes diaries containing entries about his daily activities, some correspondence and receipts, and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings from the Lethbridge Daily Herald that pertain to local people, businesses, and events.

Stoney, Arthur Vandeleur
Barbara Alice Slater fonds
PR0002 · Fonds · 1902-1914

Fonds consists of letters written by Barbara Alice Slater (Bas) to friends Ellen and Liliana ("Lily Anna") Clement of Wantage in Berkshire, England. The letters describe homestead life in detail and originate from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and a variety of Alberta communities including Berry Creek, Baraca and Stoppington. Fonds also includes a photograph of Liliana Clement, a copy negative of Bas and her autograph book.

Slater, Barbara Alice
Barker family fonds
PR2250 · Fonds · 1917-1992

The fonds consists of diaries dating from 1917- 1922 written by members of the Barker family. The fonds also includes a family history written by Amandalee Knowles in 1992, and an annotated transcript of the diaries written by Roger G. Barker in the 1980's.

Barker family
B.C. (Bert) de Kat fonds
PR4002 · Fonds · 2006

The fonds consist of an autobiography titled "On the Farm - the Early Years" written and published by Bert de Kat in 2006, along with a copied photograph of Maximiliaan de Kat's hardware store dated October 6th, 1949.

de Kat, B.C. (Bert)
Beth Tachit collection
PR0896 · Collection · [ca. 1930]-1978

The fonds consists of photographs and copied photographs dating from 1917 to 1978 which were collected and used in Our Bend in the Peace: The Story of Royce and Lubeck, and End of Steel: Hines Creek, A Pictorial History, along with a newspaper clipping about Louie Garskie, and photocopied records about the 1928 surrender of the Beaver First Nation Reserve.

Tachit, Beth
Bilda Flynn fonds
PR2253 · Fonds · Copied [1995]

The fonds consists of a typewritten transcript of a letter from Bilda Flynn to her parents while homesteading in St. Albert in 1888. The author of the transcript is unknown.

Flynn, Bilda
Biollo family fonds
PR1370 · Fonds · 1923-1955

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the personal activities of O.J. Biollo and the Biollo family, as well as records pertaining to the activities of O.J. Biollo as a sub-agent for the Cunard White Star and Anchor-Donaldson ship lines, contractor for Northern Alberta Railways (NAR), Treasury Branch agent, Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) agent, sub-agent for the Department of Lands and Mines, and crop correspondent for the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. Fonds also contain records pertaining to O.J. Biollo’s work with the Italian Consulate on behalf of residents in the Venice, Alberta area and maps depicting the Edmonton Land District, a road survey in Lac La Biche, Alberta, and a roadmap of Alberta.

Biollo family
PR3787 · Fonds · 2005-2013

The fonds consists of "In Their Own Words", digitized oral histories of Black Canadian settlements on the prairies, presented by the Black Settlers of Alberta and Saskatchewan Historical Society. Also included is a folder with information about Eleanor Collins.

Black Settlers of Alberta & Saskatchewan Historical Society
Blank family fonds
PR0275 · Fonds · 1913-1948

Fonds consists of records belonging to the Blank family including correspondence, account books, and photographs.

Blank family
Borgwardt family fonds
PR1445 · Fonds · Copied 1976

Fonds consists of photocopied records dating 1885-1938 and includes correspondence, a will, immigrations records, and homestead records. Fonds also includes copied photographs dating 1898-ca. 1924 which depict members of the Borgwardt and Vogel families, the Borgwardt house, the Vogel Meat and Packing Company Limited (Ltd.), Sunshine Auto Camp and Central Park in Calgary, Alberta, and a costume ball.

Borgwardt family
Brimacombe family fonds
PR3621 · Fonds · [ca. 1900] - 1945

The fonds consists of images that depict multiple members of the Brimacombe family from the earliest years of their presence in Alberta to the end of the Second World War. There are also multiple images of various sites around Vermilion, events, and farming.

Sites include multiple buildings in Vermilion, the exterior and interior of the Brimacombe Brothers store, the interior and exterior of the Breage and Vermilion post offices, Brimacombe homesteads and farms, and unidentified sites in England related to the Brimacombe family. There are also images of events such as hockey games, baseball games, picnics, community gatherings, ice-skating, and family get-togethers. Most of the images feature people or events but there are also some landscape shots and images of flora and fauna around Vermilion.

The remaining material consists of seven cigarette cards, which are small prints that were distributed in tea and cigarette boxes in England from the late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century. Cards were printed in thematic series and were collected. These seven cards were part of a series of 50 cards related to gardening and were issued in 1938 by the Imperial Tobacco Company.

Brimacombe family
Brooks family fonds
PR2094 · Fonds · [1910- 1937]

The fonds consists of 4 photographs of the Brooks’ family dating from [1910- 1937].

Brooks family
C. Lyall McLean fonds
PR0947 · Fonds · 1961-1964

Fonds consists of correspondence to C. Lyall McLean from M.S. (Stewart) Preston, a former employee and a friend, who had homesteaded in Alberta.

McLean, C. Lyall
PR3134 · Collection · 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.

Tracie, Carl J.
Carl S. Soderstrom fonds
PR1616 · Fonds · 1938-1962

Fonds consists of the personal records of Carl S. Soderstrom and includes daily journals, newspaper clippings, and some correspondence.

Soderstrom, Carl S.
C.F. Draper fonds
PR2340 · Fonds · 1962 - 1964

The fonds consists of copies of poetry written by C.F. Draper in 1962 - 1964 recalling his life as a homesteader dating from 1921 - 1923.

Draper, C.F.
Charles M. Phillips fonds
PR0487 · Fonds · [ca. 1892]

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about vegetables and meat suggestions, household, gardening and farming tips, remedies and other advice.

Phillips, Charles M.
Charles Plavin fonds
PR0139 · Fonds · 1900-1965

Fonds consists of records relating to Plavin’s interest in his line of work and projects in which he participated, as well as records reflecting his role in the community and his personal interests. These include construction plans, financial records, correspondence, imprint material, and photographs. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Construction work; Civic involvement; Musical interests; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Correspondence; Latvian interests; Political; Miscellaneous; Imprint material; Maps; and Photographs.

Plavin, Charles
Chas Phillips fonds
PR2728 · Fonds · Copied 1967

The fonds consists of reminiscences written by Chas Phillips documenting his life on a homestead in the Stettler area in the early part of the 20th century.

Phillips, Chas
Chase family fonds
PR0829 · Fonds · Copied 1973

Fonds consists of photocopied transcripts of correspondence written from the Chase family to their families and a map of the Halcourt, Alberta area.

Chase, Alice L.
Chernochan family fonds
PR3159 · Fonds · 1908-1932

The fonds consists of materials documenting the life of the Chernochan family in the early part of the 20th century including photographs featuring the Chernochan farm, Kosma Chernochan and friends, the U.F.A. Store, and a coal mine.

Chernochan family
Chevalier family fonds
PR1517 · Fonds · 1910-1938

The fonds consists of images of various locations in Alberta, including Fort Saskatchewan (interior of a tailor shop), Leduc (interior of a confectionery), Irma, Peace River, Fahler, Castor, Vegreville, St. Paul de Metis, and Onion Lake; the images include churches, homesteading, street scenes, school, hotels, rivers, clergy, airplanes, houses, first nations, cars, and students.

Chevalier, Barrett
PR3918 · Fonds · [19--]

The fonds consists of a copy of Christen Anders Christensen's memoirs, "As I Remember, 1886-1937," business receipts from Holden businesses, and photographs of Christensen, homesteading, and sites around Alberta including Holden, Vegreville, and Viking.

Christensen, Christen Anders
Clarke family fonds
PR2289 · Fonds · Copied 1994

The fonds consists of photocopies of letters from the Clarke Family to family members in England dating from 1918- 1947 describing their life on the farm. The fonds also includes a family history, genealogical information, and family photographs.

Clarke family
Claude Pemberton fonds
PR1461 · Fonds · 1902-1907

Fonds consists records pertaining to Claude Pemberton’s homestead.

Pemberton, Claude
Curtis family fonds
PR0905 · Fonds · 1900-1910

The fonds consists of a letter about James’ and Theresa’s marriage ceremony, a copy of a newspaper article about Theresa’s parents 50th wedding anniversary, and watercolour paintings of Theresa and James.

Curtis family
David E. Brown fonds
PR0764 · Fonds · 1930

Fonds consists of a copied album, entitled Land Settlement Central and Northern Alberta, 1930, Department of Immigration and Colonization, Canadian Pacific Railway containing 85 images which depict immigrants who arrived in central and northern Alberta between 1928-1930 to homestead, and their farms, agricultural machinery, buildings, and livestock. The album also contains commentary about the homesteaders and the various costs associated with farming. There are also some panoramic views.

Brown, David E.
David O. Roberts fonds
PR2760 · Fonds · 1967

The fonds consists of reminiscences of the Roberts family 1918 written by David O. Roberts recounting the Roberts family's experiences homesteading in the Edmonton district from 1906 to 1918.

Roberts, David O.
Delcie Gray fonds
PR2114 · Fonds · [1991]

The fonds consists of a family history entitled “Legacy: A Pioneer Story of the Family of Henry Byrnes” written by Delcie Gray dating from [1991].

Gray, Delcie
Diana Rodney fonds
PR1292 · Fonds · Copied 1976

Fonds consists of photocopied records dating circa (ca.) 1910-1973 pertaining to the Rodney family, particularly Lord and Lady Rodney, and includes newspaper clippings, historical/biographical sketches, a family tree, and photographs dating 1912-1923 of the Rodney family and their homestead, including buildings, agricultural machinery, livestock, and employees. Fonds also includes a copied oral history given by Lord and Lady Rodney.

Rodney, Diana
PR1705 · Fonds · Copied 1987

The fonds consists of images, originally taken in 1910 and 1912, of the homestead near Paradise Valley, Alberta and includes images of machinery for drilling a water well, and a log barn with a sod roof.

Deaville, Don and Shirley
Dron family fonds
PR2066 · Fonds · 1893-1933

The fonds consists of correspondence, other personal papers and images of the Dron family.

Dron family
E. Kendrick fonds
PR2139 · Fonds · 1928-1936

The fonds consists of a notebook detailing the activities of E. Kendrick. The notebook refers to weather, harvesting, and also contains verses, and dates from 1928-1936.

Kendrick, E.
Edith Fraser fonds
PR1899 · Fonds · Copied 1978

The fonds consists of images copied from a photograph album and includes images, originally dating from circa (ca.) 1909 to 1913, of Edmonton scenes including streets, construction of the Legislative buildings, residential streets, houses, bridges, and images of houses in and views of Lamont, a Ukrainian homestead near Innisfree and the Bremner Post Office.

Fraser, Edith
Edmund Warlow fonds
PR2865 · Fonds · 1983 - 1993

The fonds consists of copies of letters Edmund Warlow wrote to his mother in Simla, India while he homesteaded in Red Deer, Alberta and during his service in World War I from 1914 - 1916. In 1993, Patricia Honnor copied and bound the letters. The fonds also includes an introduction written by Patricia Honnor while she sought a publisher for the letters.

Warlow, Edmund
Edo Nyland fonds
PR3184 · Fonds · 1886 - 1971

The fonds consists of material acquired by Edo Nyland and includes a map featuring Townships 53 to 68 between the 4th and 5th Meridian in Alberta dating from 1886; a copy of a map of the North-West Territories in 1877; copies of photographs featuring the Cooking Lake Forest Reserve dating from the early part of the 20th century; and diaries of two homesteaders dating from 1917 to 1925. The fonds also includes material related to an article Edo Nyland published in the 1969 edition of Alberta entitled, "Lost Loggers Railway Found" including research notes and photographs of a logging camp in the early part of the 20th century as well as maps and photographs taken in 1968 featuring the area of Connor Creek Brown Zone.

Nyland, Edo
Edward McDonnell fonds
PR1829 · Fonds · 1879-1935

The fonds consists of commemoratory certificates, financial records, personal correspondence, and records related to McDonnell's transactions with the Scottish Immigrant Aid Society from 1879 to 1935. The documents also describe key moments in what appears to be the bankruptcy of Edward McDonnell's farm near Clandonald Alberta.

McDonnell, Edward
PR2794 · Fonds · 1992

The fonds consists of a copy of Efrem Skuba's article, "Thirty Years in the New Land" published in Ukrainian in Canadian Farmer in 1952, and a translation of the article into English by Dr. Michael Skuba dating from 1992.

Skuba, Efrem and Michael
Elsa Klempert fonds
PR1718 · Fonds · 1980

The fonds consists of images taken by Elsa Klempert of the abandoned buildings, originally built 1913, of the homestead on the northeast quarter of section 14, Township 57, Range 1, West of the 5th Meridian (14-57-1-W5), near Busby, Alberta, and includes images of the house, the barn, and a light pole made from a tree.

Klempert, Elsa
Ernest King fonds
PR1454 · Fonds · 1934-1935

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the homestead owned by Ernest King and includes school district and municipal district tax receipts and correspondence.

King, Ernest
Evelyn Slater McLeod fonds
PR1252 · Fonds · 1918-1982

The fonds consists of the historical writings of Evelyn Slater McLeod and includes typewritten manuscripts of “Restless Pioneer,” “Our Sod House” and “School Days at Willow Brook,” all of which were published in The Beaver, the accompanying images originally dating 1905 to circa (ca.) 1920 of a horse and cart, a church, a farm house, sod house, threshing, horses, Willow Brook students, along with community and family members, and the high school diploma of Harriet Evelyn Slater.

McLeod, Evelyn Slater
Felice de Angelis fonds
PR2333 · Fonds · [1995]

The fonds consists of a typed, English translation of Felice de Angelis' Italian diary during the establishment of the Venice-Hylo settlement in 1914. The author of the translation is unknown.

de Angelis, Felice
F.H. Clements fonds
PR2291 · Fonds · 1908

The fonds consists of a letter to F.H. Clements in 1908 from the Department of Interior regarding the regulations of homestead claims.

Clements, F.H.
Frank Mitchell fonds
PR3083 · Fonds · 1969

The fonds consists of materials written by Frank Mitchell in 1969 recording his life in Smoky Lake at the beginning of the 20th century. The reminiscence describes the settlement, the first mail service, and commerce of the Smoky Lake region.

Mitchell, Frank
Frank W. Wiggins fonds
PR0427 · Fonds · 1970

Fonds consists of two of personal reminiscences about homestead life called Homesteading Days, and The Greenhorn Pioneers, and one short story about pioneering entitled The Roots Strike Deep.

Wiggins, Frank W.
Frank Walker fonds
PR1999 · Fonds · 1916-1979

The fonds consists of images copied from glass negatives, originally dating from 1906 to about 1920, and includes images of various family members, friends, homes and homesteading, taken in Edmonton, Manly and Round Hill. The fonds also includes two photographs of United Farmers of Alberta delegates in Calgary and a copy of a paper about the history of the Hay Lakes Mutual Telephone Company.

Walker, Frank
Fred Harrison fonds
PR1921 · Fonds · 1910-1965, predominant 1910-1914

The fonds consists of images likely taken by Fred Harrison (he came west with his own photographic equipment) and includes images, primarily from the Whitecourt and Greencourt areas, including images of Walter White, wild game, moose, bears, rabbits, hunting, houses and shacks, homesteaders, post offices, saw mill, pool halls, cards, dances, horses, buildings, schools, stores, Christmas parties, surveying camps, creeks, land guides, breaking ground, as well as the Coal mine near Tofield and images from Coalspur in 1915 and Lovett in 1917. The fonds also includes an excerpt from Fred Harrison’s autobiographical reminiscences about his time in Alberta.

Harrison, Fred
Frederick Harris fonds
PR2478 · Fonds · 1922 - 1928

The fonds consists of records related to the sale of Frederick Harris' homestead from 1922 - 1928.

Harris, Frederick
F.R.F. McKitrick fonds
PR0628 · Fonds · 1882-1935

Fonds consists of records associated with F.R.R. McKitrick’s time as a teacher, farmer, and newspaper correspondent and includes correspondence, homestead records, curriculum material for geography and history, school exams, financial records, brand records, promissory notes, bank books, resort brochures, newspaper clippings, notes, written and typed manuscripts, railroad timetables, poems, income tax forms, receipts, pamphlets, hand-drawn maps, and bankruptcy records. Fonds also includes photographs, negatives, and glass plate negatives depicting various people, buildings, and scenes in Alberta and Ontario including the McKitrick family, the Edmonton Commercial Grads, the logging industry, churches, parades, steamers and ferries, First Nations, railroad and road construction, bridge construction, farming, train wrecks, horses and other animals, exhibitions and fairs, and an oil field.

McKitrick, F.R.F.
Galbraith family fonds
PR3778 · Fonds · [189-]-2011, predominantly [189-]-1977

The fonds is made up of 15 diaries, a newspaper article, and correspondence. 14 of the diaries are of Barry Galbraith and are focused on farming and the weather, while the diary of Nan is of household chores and visits with friends and family.

Galbraith family
Galganetz family fonds
PR3167 · Fonds · Copied 1981

The fonds includes material documenting the life of the Galganetz family and includes copies of photographs featuring the Galganetz family, homesteading, a wedding, the Lakusta family farm in Hairy Hill, a musical group, children, and groups of individuals dating from the 1880s to the 1940s.

Galganetz family
George Masikewich fonds
PR2640 · Fonds · [ca. 1904 - 1953]

The fonds consists of professional records such as correspondence, tax forms, insurance forms, receipts related to George Masikewich's career with CNR and the operation of his farm. The fonds also contains personal records of George and Annie including certificates, correspondence, and postcards. The fonds dates from circa 1904 to 1953.

Masikewich, George
Glen Erickson fonds
PR3233 · Fonds · 1936-1992

The fonds consists of 12 five-year farm diaries of Glen James Erickson, covering the years 1936-1992.

Erickson, Glen James
Godthard Johnson fonds
PR1453 · Fonds · 1903-1938

Fonds consists of the personal records of Godthard Johnson pertaining to his time living in Alberta and British Columbia and includes an account book, bank book, lease, agreement for sale of land, an application for a chauffeur’s license, a price list for the Canadian Watchman Press publications, and various dental plate advertising materials, mainly from International Dental House.

Johnson, Godthard
Harry Wren Jr. fonds
PR0150 · Fonds · 1908-1967, predominant 1908-1916

Fonds consists of glass plate negatives and photographs of the Wren family and of the area in which they lived.

Wren, Henry Jr.
Heathcote family fonds
PR2127 · Fonds · 1918 – [1989 ]

The fonds consists of family narratives relating to living on the homestead, copies of family birth certificates, family histories, and a land ownership map of the Wimbledon School District dating from 1918- 1989.

Heathcote family
Hector McArthur fonds
PR2643 · Fonds · Copied 1967

The fonds consists of a copy of a manuscript written by Hector McArthur documenting his life on a homestead in Milnerton in the early part of the 20th century.

McArthur, Hector
Hennig, Manz family fonds
PR1997 · Fonds · 1875-1918

The fonds consists of baptismal, confirmation and marriage certificate for various members of the Manz and Hennig families. The fonds also includes the naturalization certificate and certificate of homestead patent for Jacob Hennig.

Hennig, Manz family
Henry Clifford Messum fonds
PR2664 · Fonds · 1905, 1955

The fonds consists of materials from Henry Clifford Messum's scrapbook regarding the Barr Colony including a program from the Barr Colonists Golden Jubilee, and newspaper clippings from The Lloydminster Times from 1905 and 1955.

Messum, Henry Clifford
Hicks family fonds
PR3238 · Fonds · 1910-1959

This fonds consists of photographs and textual material related to the Hicks family and their homestead in northern Alberta.

Hicks, James George and Annie Isobel
Hodgkinson family fonds
PR0179 · Fonds · [189?] - 1927

Fonds includes family photographs of Bessie Feakes, Harry Hodgkinson and sons. Fonds includes teaching certificates, a passport, postcard, correspondence and a homestead receipt.

Hodgkinson family
Hodgson family fonds
PR0259 · Fonds · 1907-1969, predominant 1907-1941

Fonds consists of personal diaries belonging to Jim and George Hodgson describing their trip from England to Canada and their experiences on their brother’s farm. Fonds also consists of business diaries outlining the daily business conducted on the farm including information about livestock, produce and financial accounts, as well as scrapbooks full of newspaper clippings.

Hodgson family
Homestead file collection
PR3992 · Collection · N.D., 1906, 1908

The collection consists of three images of homestead file papers.

Unknown donor
Hugh Macintyre fonds
PR1186 · Fonds · 1912

The fonds consists of a diary tracing Hugh Macintyre’s journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Edson, Alberta and primarily from Edson to the Spirit River Settlement, Alberta, near Dunvegan, Alberta.

Macintyre, Hugh
Hughes family fonds
PR0249 · Fonds · [195-?] - 2000

Fonds consists of a handwritten manuscript written by John McKendrick Hughes and a typed transcription. Fonds also consists of a desktop published manuscript of John Paul Hughes as well as additional materials supplied by family members.

Hughes family
Hutchings family fonds
PR2567 · Fonds · 1907 - 1963

The fonds consists of materials pertaining to Hutchings family including photographs dating from the early part of the 20th century, and newspaper clippings recalling the Hutchings' pioneer life in Alberta.

Hutchings family
J. Stringer fonds
PR1516 · Fonds · [Copied before 1985]

The fonds consists of two copied letters, originally dating 1888, from J. Stringer’s nephew, Herbert Stringer, who was homesteading in the Edmonton, North-West Territories region, discussing homesteading at that time, and the possibility of having a wife sent out from England.

Stringer, J.
J.A. Acton fonds
PR0957 · Fonds · [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of a nominal index of original homesteads near Castor, Alberta compiled by J.A. Acton.

Acton, J. A.
Jack Curiatz fonds
PR2328 · Fonds · [1910]

The fonds consists of a hand-tinted photograph of the Jack Curiatz family dating from ca. 1910.

Curiatz, Jack
James Henry Long fonds
PR3070 · Fonds · 1884 - 1889

The fonds consists of a diary kept by James Henry Long from 1884 to 1889 while he homesteaded in Namao, Alberta. The diary discusses farming, remedies for plant and animal diseases, the Northwest Resistance and notes family events.

Long, James Henry
James Horne fonds
PR0741 · Fonds · 1892-1991

The fonds consists of materials created or collected by James Horne relating to his family life and his farm and dating from 1892-1991. The fonds consists of personal and agricultural photographs, Mr. Horne’s diary, and other personal effects.

Horne, Jim
James Jensen fonds
PR4091 · Fonds · 1925-1958, [copied after 1970].

The fonds is comprised of photographs and textual records.

The photographs depict James Jensen and his family in his early years on the farm in southern Alberta, Jensen and his company and friends during their military careers, and several photos of Jensen and his family in the 1950s on the family farm.

The fonds also contain textual records which are copies and originals of documents from James Jensen’s and his family’s history. These include the homesteading papers, border crossing record, and probated will of his father. There are also records of James’ service records which were obtained from the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jensen, James
James Layden fonds
PR3686 · Fonds · [ca. 1900], 2010

The fonds consists of images that depict the Layden homestead and other locations around Milnerton and Innisfail. The images also depict Rimbey (including the general store), Pine Lake, and Edmonton (including construction of the High Level Bridge). There are also several portraits of Layden family members and threshing crews. The photographs are prints created from digital scans of the glass-plate negatives in 2010.

Layden, James
James Shand fonds
PR0750 · Fonds · 1910-1955, predominant 1910-1913

Fonds consists of correspondence written by James Shand, a copied newspaper clipping dated 1955, and a photograph depicting the Empire Block in Edmonton, Alberta.

Shand, James
J.C. Gundesen fonds
PR1034 · Fonds · 1876-1930

Fonds consists of the personal records of J.C. Gundesen and include manuscripts of poetry and other works written by J.C. Gundesen, including newspaper clippings of poems and some published works. Fonds also includes a biography of J.C. Gundesen.

Gundesen, J.C.
Jennie Shapka fonds
PR2188 · Fonds · 1918-1992

The fonds consists of a manuscript for My Canadian Immigrant Parents, and miscellaneous poems and stories. The fonds also includes a family scrapbook dating from 1918 to [1989].

Shapka, Jennie
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
Jessie Holmes fonds
PR1652 · Fonds · Copied 1977

Fonds consists of copied records dating 1906-1971, predominant 1906-1948, and includes a personal reminiscence by Jessie Holmes, a transcript of the reminiscence, biographical notes, obituaries for Rev. Robert Holmes, and two copied photographs depicting the steamboat Northland Call on Peace River in Alberta, and Jessie Holmes and her children.

Holmes, Jessie
Jessie Moore fonds
PR2673 · Fonds · [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.

Moore, Jessie
J.J. Ruste fonds
PR0544 · Fonds · Copied 1973

Fonds consists of photographs of Mr. J.J. Ruste and other pioneers of Wainwright, Alberta dating ca. 1910. Included are photographs of farming, railroad construction, and the first fire in Wainwright.

Ruste, J.J.
Joan Margel fonds
PR2635 · Fonds · 1997 - 1999

The fonds consists of audio cassette recordings of oral history interviews conducted by Joan Margel with pioneers of the Spirit River, Alberta region. The interviews document the pioneer experience in the Spirit River, Alberta in the beginning of the 20th century. The fonds contains interviews with the following individuals: Jack Sandul, Bill Boyers, Bill Chalus, Anne Bahry (Sandul), John Lazoruk, Lillian Lazoruk, Pauline Nedohin, Rooth McBride, Dolly Kushneryk, Magda Burechailo, Ted Kwasnica, Elsie Burechailo, Michael Boyko, Nick Koral, Matt Dika, Bill Bayer, Mary Bayer, George Zyha, Mike Kotyk, Bill Woronuk, Mike and Anna Shonyruk, Pete Kushneryk, Mary Kushneryk, George Dolhan, Anne Favine, Nick Shnnyr, Wilma Bird, Graeme Thomlinson, Arletta Hampton, Bill Solomiany, Oma Grittner, Vernon Goldbraith, Helen Morrison, and Joan Margel.

Margel, Joan
John and Alfred Morish fonds
PR2675 · Fonds · 1921-1924

The fonds consists of letters written to John Taylor by John and Alfred Morish dating from 1921-1924 describing their life on their homestead in Alberta.

Morish, John and Alfred
PR2979 · Fonds · 1912 - 1943

The fonds consists of a diary written by Emmeline Watson documenting the family's trip from Selkirk, Manitoba to Spirit River, Alberta in 1912 by train and wagon; postcards, including picture postcards featuring Alberta scenes; correspondence written by Reid Watson to his family while serving in World War I; a photograph of Reid Watson in uniform; and memorial records for John and Emmeline Watson.

Watson, John and Emmeline
John and Sarah Harrold fonds
PR1651 · Fonds · Copied 1977-1979

Fonds consists of the personal records of John Harrold Jr. and Sarah Harrold dating 1900-1959 and includes correspondence, an obituary for Sarah Harrold, farm account books that contain financial records, journal entries and inventories, diaries, and scrapbook. Fonds also includes a copied photograph depicting various members of Harrold family and their farm activities, and a copied township map of Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area.

Harrold, John and Sarah
John Bowen fonds
PR2138 · Fonds · 1906-[1934]

The fonds consists of homesteading certificates of John Edward Bowen dating from 1906 to 1914. The fonds also consists of 14 photographs of individuals and land in the Peers, Alberta region dating from the 1930's

Bowen, John
John J. Martin fonds
PR0425 · Fonds · Copied 1970

Fonds consists records dating 1888-1968 and includes a reminiscence by John J. Martin about pioneering in the Rosebud-Gleichen area of Alberta, a history of the Severn Creek School District No. 852 in Rosebud, and photographs depicting various people and views of the Rosebud-Gleichen area.

Martin, John J.
John William Hope fonds
PR3161 · Fonds · 1903

The fonds consists of thirteen letters from John William Hope to his wife, “Louie,” 10 April – 2 August 1903. The letters detail his journey from Britain to Barr Colony, and his struggle to find work in Western Canada. The fonds also includes British Colony and Dominion Lands Branch receipts for homestead land, 30 January and 2 July 1903.

Hope, John William
Josephine Sillak fonds
PR0879 · Fonds · 1898- [1935]

The fonds consists of reminiscences about homesteading in the Minda (Manyberries) and the Peace River districts, and photographs including the first fruit trees in Peace River district, Frank and Edla Loos and family.

Sillak, Josephine
Kathryn Dean fonds
PR1479 · Fonds · Copied [1984]

The fonds consists of copied photographs of images dating circa (ca.) 1915 from the homestead of Pat O'Neil near Winnifred, Alberta, including a sod house and an artesian well.

Dean, Kathryn