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          PR1827 · Collection · [1943 - 1988]

          The collection consists of scripts that won the Alberta Playwriting Competition dating from 1970 to 1988. The fonds also consists of plays dating from 1943 to 1970 which likely won other playwriting contests. Additionally, the fonds includes two plays from Edmonton playwright and director Brad Fraser as well as two plays by Canadian actor Paul Gross, known for his work on the television series Due South.

          Alberta Playwriting Competition
          Betty Schwob fonds
          PR1235 · Fonds · 1880-[1920]

          Fonds consists of copied and original photographs depicting horse and carriages at the Strathcona racetrack, the first Strathcona hockey team, members of a Strathcona tennis tournament, The Strathcona Theatrical Group, the Alberta Inaugural Ball in Thistle Rink, members of the Watherston, Sutherland, Cameron, Hill, Lee, Jackson, Davies, Spohn, and Sharples families, Jackson's Foundry, and the Wilkin and Company store. Fonds also includes a poster for a showing of the play Chiselling, a photocopied newspaper clipping of a review of the play, a cookbook compiled by the Woman's Guild of Holy Trinity Church, a short history of tennis in Edmonton, and an 1880 issue of The Bulletin.

          Schwob, Betty
          Boîte à Popicos fonds
          PR1563 · Fonds · 1978-1983

          The fonds consists of the records of Boîte à Popicos and includes minutes, financial statements and other financial records, reports, correspondence, grant applications, pamphlets, questionnaires, press releases, newspaper clippings, touring schedules, contracts, scripts, costume and set designs, vocabulary lists and colouring and work books.

          Boîte à Popicos
          PR1086 · Fonds · 1959-1978

          The fonds includes the Calgary Theatre Singers’ (CTS) incorporation application and bylaws, set and stage plans, architectural drawings for a proposed CTS building, programmes, photographs from “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” fifteen scrapbooks containing newspaper articles and advertisement, telegrams, postcards and programmes for CTS productions such as “The Sound of Music,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Carousel,” “The King and I,” “My Fair Lady,” “Oliver,” “South Pacific,” and one scrapbook with articles about a proposed CTS building (from a donated Canadian National Railway station).

          Calgary Theatre Singers
          PR0388 · Fonds · 1981-2000

          The fonds consists of the records created by Celebration of Women in the Arts during the course of conducting its activities. The fonds is organized in the following two series: operational files with bylaws, minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership information and publications created or received by the society; and project files which present information on activities of interest to the society.

          Celebration of Women in the Arts
          Citadel Theatre fonds
          PR0011 · Fonds · 1915-2010

          The fonds consists of records created, received, and solicited in the mounting of productions created by The Citadel as well as by its outreach programmes. The records are comprised of files, plans, scripts, audiovisual material, press releases, programmes, fact sheets, playbills, newspaper clippings, posters, and promotional material as well as a significant number of administrative, financial, production, and personnel files. Also included are plans, both architectural and structural, for the new theatre additions.

          Citadel Theatre
          Dorothy Dyde collection
          PR0636 · Collection · 1904-1930

          Collection consists of programmes from various professional and amateur theatre and music productions held in a number of venues in Edmonton, Alberta, including the Empire Theatre, McDougall Auditorium, Edmonton Opera House, Marie Hall, Grand Theatre, Thistle Rink, Glenora Skating Club, Edmonton Arena, Orpheum Vaudeville, and Temple Theatre. Collection also includes a souvenir menu from the Shasta Grill in Edmonton and a photograph capturing a fire in Alfred Block in Red Deer, Alberta.

          Dyde, Dorothy
          PR0611 · Fonds · 1964-1995

          Fonds consists of records relating to the various opera productions produced by the Edmonton Opera Association dating from 1964 to 2003 and includes a press cutting, posters, programmes, publications, and a photograph.

          Edmonton Opera Association
          Elsie P. Gowan fonds
          PR1284 · Fonds · 1957-1974

          Fonds consists of records pertaining to Elizabeth Sterling Haynes and includes photocopied newspaper clippings dating 1957-1974, a theatre ticket stub, and biographical information.

          Gowan, Elsie P.
          PR1886 · Collection · 1930-1977

          The collection consists of theatre and music programs collected by the Keepings and includes programs for drama festivals, All Saints’ Cathedral Friendship Guild, Circle 8, the Belasco Players, the Edmonton Little Theatre, Edmonton Community Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Theatre 3, Stage West, Walterdale Theatre Associates, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Opera Association, Edmonton Symphony Society, Canadian Players Foundation, Celebrity Concert Series, and the Community Concert Association, as well as programs for various productions at the Empire theatre and various touring theatre and ballet companies. The collection also includes some issues of the Edmonton drama newsletter Rôle Call.

          Keeping, Frank and E. Silver
          George Beck fonds
          PR2245 · Fonds · 1955-1962

          The fonds consists of opera and theatre programs from productions by groups located in Edmonton, Alberta such as the Capital Choral Society and the Edmonton Light Opera Society dating from 1955 to 1962.

          Beck, George
          Georgia Kay fonds
          PR1944 · Fonds · 1926-1929

          The fonds consists of photographs of concerts of the choir from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Edmonton in 1926 and 1929.

          Kay, Georgia
          Gloria Casey fonds
          PR1969 · Fonds · Copied 1979

          The fonds consists of images of Emily Britton as well as various cast at the Pantages in Edmonton.

          Casey, Gloria
          Gordon S. Andrews fonds
          PR1847 · Fonds · 1900-1916

          The fonds consists of photographs of officers of the Canadian Army Dental Corps at Sarcee Camp (photograph by W.J. Oliver), a ball for the Royal Dental Corps, members of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.) in Edmonton (photograph by C.W. Mathers), members of the Masonic Lodge in Edmonton (photograph by C.M. Tait), and the cast and orchestra for Trial by Jury, presented by the Edmonton Operatic Society (photograph by Ernest Brown), and likely Pirates of Penzance (photograph by C.M. Tait).

          Andrews, Gordon S.
          Grace Hood Watts fonds
          PR0824 · Fonds · 1926-[ca.1975]

          The fonds includes brief biographies of prominent figures including Peter Lougheed, Governor-General Jules Léger, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Cora Casselman and Alex Talyor; poetry and other writing; souvenir programs and other material regarding Edmonton Exhibition Association’s Grand Historical Pageant, 1926, and Arabian Nights, 1929; photographs of William Hawrelak and his funeral, Grace Hood Watts, and early Edmonton; and published information about Ethelbert Lincoln Hill and a ceremony honouring members of the “C” company of the Alberta Women’s Service Corps.

          Watts, Grace Hood
          Hugh Patrick Macdonald fonds
          PR1858 · Fonds · 1921-1938

          The fonds consists of programs for the Edmonton Mendelssohn Choir, the annual competition of the Alberta Musical Festival Association, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Women’s Musical Club of Edmonton, the Dramatic Society of the University of Alberta, a recital for Viggo Kihl and the University of Alberta Musical Club and a ticket for the Western Gentlemen Club Dance at Acacia Hall.

          Macdonald, Hugh Patrick
          Hugh Stroud fonds
          PR1973 · Fonds · Copied 1979

          The fonds consists of images from the Fort McMurray area, originally dating from 1920s, and includes images of furs, likely trapped at Sled Island, participants in a school play in Fort McMurray, First Nations people gathered at Fort Providence, Fort Chipewyan, dogs being used to deliver milk, a school in Fort McMurray and children playing baseball.

          Stroud, Hugh
          J. Laurier Picard fonds
          PR1052 · Fonds · 1924-1980

          The fonds includes correspondence, biographical information about Laurier Picard and J.H. Picard; an Alberta Teacher's Association life membership certificate; notes regarding the Théâtre Français d'Edmonton; theatre programs; newspaper clippings about French theatre productions in Edmonton; and a 1924 volume of L'Écho du Collège.

          Picard, J. Laurier
          Jack M. Manson fonds
          PR2617 · Fonds · 1863 - 1979

          The fonds consists of photographs of sporting events in Alberta, predominantly women's basketball, dating from the 1920s to the 1940s; engraving plates for letterpresses printing; programs from the Bijou, Capital, Empress, Metropolitan, Orpheum, Pantages, and Temple Theatre dating from the 1920s to the 1970s; newspaper clippings, photographs, and magazines documenting the history of Alberta dating from 1876 to the 1960's; and a marriage certificate for John and Emma Ervin dating from 1863.

          Manson, Jack M.
          Jacqueline Ogg fonds
          PR4040 · Fonds · 1968-2009

          The fonds consists of records that pertain to the activities of performing arts groups in Edmonton from the late 1960s into the twenty-first century including Alberta Contemporary Dance Theatre, Dance Alberta, Brian Webb Dance Company, the Arts Administration Resource Centre, Orchesis Dance Society, Theatre 3, the Citadel Theatre, Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, and Alberta Ballet.

          The textual records consist of correspondence, show programs, posters, informational booklets, newspaper clippings, scripts, choreographic illustrations, show production notes, costume inventories, newsletters, budgets, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, costume mock-ups, news releases, conference programs, souvenir booklets, committee reports, statements of expense, rent payment schedules, and course listings. The other materials are audio and music recordings and tapings of Alberta Contemporary Dance Theatre performances.

          Ogg, Jacqueline
          Jessie Kisilevich fonds
          PR3173 · Fonds · Copied 1981, Copied 1982

          The fonds pertains to Jessie Kisilevich's life and consists of photographs featuring a group of individuals at New Kiev circa 1930s, a wedding of a Bukonvinian couple near Hairy Hill in 1915, and Mrs. Kisilevich in costume for a play in 1926.

          Kisilevich, Jessie
          John Grey Dixon fonds
          PR1683 · Fonds · 1936-1965

          Fonds consists of ration coupons, financial records, correspondence, receipts, tax notices, theatre and church service programmes, agreements, auction posters and a commercial road map of British Columbia. Fonds also includes various publications including the Central Alberta Farm and Ranch Directory, a Red Deer and district telephone directory, and an issue of Reddy Reader.

          Dixon, John Grey
          Justina Springer collection
          PR0060 · Collection · 1911 - 1963

          The collection consists of photographs, programs, news clippings, guest books and other memorabilia related to the vaudville entertainers who performed in Edmonton between 1911 and 1924 and stayed at the Springer’s Hotel.

          The majority of the material is publicity material either for the Pantages Theatre of for the individual artists themselves. The performers include Buster Keaton with his parents, Joe and Myra, as well as many lesser-known acts including actors, dancers, minstrel performers, singers, comedians, magicians, musicians, clowns, and stunt performers. At least half of the photographs in the fonds have been personally signed by the entertainers, along with small inscriptions usually made out to Justina Springer.

          Springer family
          Leslie Pilcher fonds
          PR2169 · Fonds · 1919-1978

          The fonds consists of programmes, brochures, and printed material concerning theatrical and musical performances in Edmonton dating from 1919-1978.

          Pilcher, Leslie
          Lorna Thomas fonds
          PR2840 · Fonds · 1978-2008

          The fonds consists of records created by Lorna Thomas Productions, records created or collected by Lorna Thomas during her teaching career, and records created by Le Théâtre du coyote clown troupe.

          The Lorna Thomas Productions (LTP) material consists of project files (including grant applications, financial records, budgets, project summaries, proposals, contracts, press kits, storyboards, and production schedules), shot lists, scripts, camera tapes, masters, production stills, and interview transcriptions for several LTP productions including the NFB documentary Beating the Streets (which focuses on youth poverty and education in Edmonton) and Bursting with Fruit Flavour (a youth-helmed production that explores the lives of student participants from their own perspective, Phyllis’ Miracle, Inspiring Teachers: The Collaborative Schools Model, Support From the Heart, Power Tools: Women in the Construction Trades, Fun For All, Drop It Like It’s Hot, and Radio Worth Fighting For. These documentaries and educational shorts focus on a variety of topics related to Alberta such as CKUA Radio, mentorship of student teachers, and dealing with cancer.

          Le Théâtre du coyote was a bilingual clown troupe founded in 1985 by Thomas, Manon Beaudoin, Sonia Côté, and Jan Henderson. The troupe presented educational plays for children and performed at busking festivals across Canada. The records related to the troupe consist of project files, scripts, press clippings, programs, and correspondence related to performances.

          The remainder of the material consists of records created or used by Lorna Thomas for theatre education, for both the Edmonton Public School Board and the University of Alberta. There are also theatre workshop records and records related to Thomas’ own theatrical work.

          Lorna Thomas Productions
          Lottie Landa fonds
          PR1230 · Fonds · 1933-1970

          Fonds consists of programmes for productions of Shmates (dramatic section of the Edmonton Yiddish Shul) and Die Megillah (Edmonton Golden Age Club), and two copied photographs of members of the Yiddish Drama and Cultural and Club dating from 1954.

          Landa, Lottie
          L'Unithéâtre fonds
          PR3223 · Fonds · 1984-2008

          The fonds consists of operational files of the Unithéâtre and its predecessors, Théâtre français d'Edmonton and Boîte à Popicos, including meeting minutes, financial records, project description, and annotated theatrical scripts.

          Mary Hampson series
          PR3711.0002 · Series · 1957-1980
          Part of Cy and Mary Hampson fonds

          The series consists of poetry journals, an extensive collection of programs from Edmonton and area theatrical productions, unpublished play scripts, and a scrapbook of Alberta drama and dance material.

          PR2133 · Fonds · 1886-1990

          The fonds consists of material the Holmgrens acquired through their personal life as well as Eric Holmgren's employment at the Legislative Library of Alberta. The fonds consists of pamphlets, programs, photographs, clippings, booklets, publications, writings, and memorabilia documenting the history of theatre, opera, notable Albertan individuals, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Misericordia Hospital, North West Mounted Police, festivals, anniversaries, and Heritage sites in Alberta. The fonds dates from 1886- 1990.

          Holmgren, Patricia and Eric
          Phillip Silver fonds
          PR1922 · Fonds · 1966-1977

          The fonds consists of sketch for the design work of Phillip Silver and includes, for the Edmonton Opera Association, set designs for Faust, The Barber of Seville, Lucia di Lammermoor, and La Bohème, and for Citadel, costume designs for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Othello, Counsellor Extraordinary, Pygmalion, Antigone, Othello and Elizabeth 2 and set designs for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Owl and the Pussycat, Irma La Douce, Private Lives, The Right Honourable Gentleman, Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Siedman and Son, The Secretary Bird, Much Ado About Nothing, Master Builder, The Price, The Importance of Being Ernest, Counsellor Extraordinary, An Enemy of the People, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Absurd Person Singular.

          Silver, Phillip
          PR3705 · Fonds · 2000-2009

          The fonds consists of administrative records, financial records, correspondence, educational and development tools and resources, project files, studies and evaluations, grant applications, minutes of Management Board meetings, membership lists, AGM reports, organizational chart and bylaws, press clippings, and digital photographs and video recordings related to RAFA’s events.

          Regroupement artistique francophone de l'Alberta
          Relic Theatre fonds
          PR0902 · Fonds · 1998

          The fonds consists of programs from two Relic Theatre productions: Baptismal Production and Waiting for Bedaux.

          Relic Theatre
          Small Change Theatre fonds
          PR3119 · Fonds · 1982 - 1991

          The fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Small Change Theatre dating from 1982 to 1991 and includes scripts, clippings, publications as well as photographs, videos, and audio cassettes capturing live performances.

          Small Change Theatre
          Sophie Comisarow fonds
          PR2001 · Fonds · Copied 1977

          The fonds consists of copies of programs for the Hebrew Musical and Dramatic Society, originally dating 1928 to 1931 and an image of Rabbi Jacob Eisen, originally dating circa (ca.) 1935.

          Comisarow, Sophie
          The Seven Arts Club fonds
          PR0207 · Fonds · 1972-1994

          Fonds includes executive records, financial records as well as the work of the committees. Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, membership and mailing lists, reports, scholarship awards and evaluations, tax returns and registrations, press releases, newsletters, and records pertaining to social events and activities like the Christmas Fair.

          Seven Arts Club
          PR0374 · Fonds · 1973-2018

          The fonds is mostly comprised of textual records from Theatre Alberta and the many workshops and events it has operated and supported. Examples that are prominently included in the records include PlayWorks Ink, DramaWorks, Artstrek, Workshops by Request, RBC Emerge, and Theatre Alberta Annual Conferences. Records include marketing files, correspondence, programme copies, minutes, financial statements, and final reports for these initiatives, sorted by years and events.

          Playbill posters, newsletters, and other marketing records were frequently sorted with marked and edited copies of drafts of the final copies, showing the processes that resulted in the final copies. Records of contracts and distributions give evidence of the significant efforts that were required to undertake Theatre Alberta Initiatives. These are in addition to and complement workshop proposals, Board and committee minutes, and curriculum binders.

          Other textual records include administrative director binders, guidebooks and handbooks, budgets, sponsorship correspondence, and other administrative and planning records. Records also include photo and slide albums, CDs with other photos, photographic negatives, and VHS and DVD videos with recordings of marketing and from events.

          Theatre Alberta Society
          PR1574 · Fonds · 1969-1992

          The fonds consists the records of Théâtre français d'Edmonton and includes a draft of a history about T.F.E., correspondence, minutes, reports, grant applications, touring schedules, budgets, financial statements and other financial records, press releases, contracts, newspaper articles, scripts, costume and set designs, bylaws, pamphlets, programs, photographs and negatives of productions, and videos of Au Petite Bonheur, Piege Pour un Homme, Les Grands Departs and Les Fourberies de Scapin.

          Théâtre français d'Edmonton
          PR0022.0004 · Series · 1956-2009
          Part of Tommy Banks fonds

          The series consists of records related to concerts and special events performed and produced by Tommy Banks. The series includes scores, correspondence, pamphlets, letters of congratulation, awards, submissions, programs, scripts, financial estimates, contracts, receipts, proposals, press clippings, sound recordings, video recordings, contracts, agreements, and production notes related to events such as the Reagan Spectacular, the Opening of the Skydome (Toronto), the Commonwealth Games, the Calgary Winter Olympics, Decidedly Danceworks, and the opening of the Winspear Centre; concerts with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble, the Du Maurier Pops Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Band, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the Alberta Pops Orchestra; concert posters, other promotional materials, and photographs of Tommy Banks and the Bank Notes, Tommy Banks and the New Bank Notes, the Tommy Banks Band, the Tommy Banks Trio, The Tommy Banks Quartette, The Tommy Banks Quintet, and the New Orleans Connection; and materials relating to performances at the Yardbird Suite, Foggy Manor, and Orion Musical Theatre.

          W Roland Winter fonds
          PR3308 · Fonds · 1893-1938

          The fonds consists of records related to Winter’s judicial career, newspaper clippings related to the Winters’ involvement in the arts, and newspaper clippings of arts articles written by Lydia Winter.

          Winter, W. Roland
          PR1630 · Fonds · 1960-2014

          The fonds consists of records made or received by the Walterdale Theatre, its artists, crew, directors and volunteers, in relation to: play production, costume/makeup/hair design; set design/construction; board governance; playhouse renovation and fundraising; events and event planning; publicity, advertising, sales, and rentals; community/member engagement; lobby artwork; office administration and finances; and, theatre history.

          Types of records present in the fonds include: meeting agendas, minutes and notes; correspondence and emails; memos and briefs; newsletters; handbills/programs and tickets; blueprints and floorplans; treasurers reports, financial statements, budgets, sponsorship proposals and grant applications; contracts and theatre policies (costume rental, building rental/lease); promotional materials (subscription mail-outs, clippings, magazines, public service announcements, media books/kits, posters, flyers); photographs, negatives, transparencies and scrapbooks; audio and video recordings of theatre productions, events and history; media coverage and reviews; historical logs of theatre productions; box office records and productions statistics; guest book; surveys and studies; handbooks; Walterdale Archivist notes; tech reports; org charts; death announcements/obituaries; Renovation Committee documents, property assessments and reports; lease documents; and, 1 graduate thesis.

          The fonds has been arranged into the following series: 1. Administrative Records; 2. Financial Records; 3. Membership Records; 4. Production Records; and, 5. Affiliated Organizations.

          Walterdale Theatre Associates
          W.O. Mitchell fonds
          PR2669 · Fonds · 1967

          The fonds consists of a copy of the musical theatre piece written by W.O. Mitchell entitled The Rose (1967) and a copy of the accompanying score.

          Mitchell, W.O.
          Zandra Bell fonds
          PR3551 · Fonds · 1990-2009

          The fonds consists of scripts, research notes, correspondence, and posters related to Bell's performance career. There are also videocassettes that contain TV appearances by Bell, promotional clips of her various performances and characters, complete recordings of her one-person shows, and demo reels.

          Bell, Zandra