Archives Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

The new Hudson's Bay Company store parkade, Calgary, Alberta, March 1956
Frances Swann, Calgary Stampede Queen,
with a view of Calgary from Scotsman's Hill, Calgary, Alberta, 1963

Calgary Albertan fonds

To view brief history of organization and summary of contents click here.

Table of Contents

indicates that the series includes scanned documents or photographs.

Series 1 Scanned Document Photographs. -- [ca. 1900s-1970s]
Series 2 Scanned Document Textual records. -- 1928, 1963
Series 3 Unprocessed records. - [ca. 1910s-1970s]


Series 1

Photographs. -- [ca. 1900s-1970s]. -- [ca. 70,000 photographs]. -- The series consists of 4,635 Calgary Albertan newspaper photographs, and [ca. 65,000] related Jack De Lorme photographs.

NA-5235-(1-5)Calgary personalities and buildings. -- [ca. 1900s-1950s]. -- 5 copy negatives created from photos in the Calgary Albertan photographic print files (PA-2807). -- The photos have been digitized.

Scanned Document View NA-5235 photographs now.

PA-99-1Group of pioneer sportsmen. -- 1958. -- 1 photograph.
PA-1487-(1-2)Funeral of Sarcee (Tsuut'ina) chief Jim Starlight. -- 1966. -- 2 photographs.
PA-2807-(1-4627)Calgary Albertan photographic print files. -- [ca. 1910s-1970s, predominant 1950s-1970s]. -- 4627 photographs. -- Consists of photographic prints from the Calgary Albertan.

PA-2807-(1-4089) are views of personalities.
PA-2807-(4090-4627) are views of personalities, views of Calgary, street scenes, parks, bridges, buildings, schools, hospitals, industry, Canadian Pacific Railway, Turner Valley petroleum industry, etc.

Some of these photos (over 300) have been scanned.
Scanned Document View all the currently digitized PA-2807 photographs in date order.

For detailed descriptions of the photographs, and a subject index:
Scanned Document View identification for PA-2807-(1-2408) (surnames Aalborg - Lyle).
Scanned Document View identification for PA-2807-(2409-4627) (surnames Lyman - Young, and miscellaneous).
Scanned Document View subject index for PA-2807-(1-4627).
 Related material
NA-5600Jack De Lorme photographs. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]. -- [ca. 65,000 photographs]. -- consists of photographic negatives from the Calgary Albertan (1953-1957), the Calgary Herald (1949-1953, 1957-1961), and from Jack De Lorme Photography Ltd. (1953-1989).

Some of these photos (about 2500 images) have been scanned.
Scanned Document View all the currently digitized NA-5600 photographs in date order.

For tips on how to search the Jack De Lorme photographs by subjects, places, people, or dates: View Jack De Lorme photographs finding aid.

To view a brief biography and a summary of the contents of the Jack De Lorme fonds
click here.

Series 2

Textual records. -- 1928, 1963. -- 18 items. -- The series consists of share certificates and sketches.

M-7003Share certificates. -- 1928. -- 3 certificates. -- Consists of certificates for shares in the capital stock of The Albertan Publishing Company Limited.
M-9336Sketches by Dick Sebald which appeared in the Calgary Albertan newspaper. -- 1963. -- 15 sketches. -- Consists of original ink sketches which were published in the Calgary Albertan as illustrations for Tom Moore's "Sketches of Early Calgary" series. -- The sketches have been digitized.

Scanned Document View "Sketches of Early Calgary" illustrations.

Series 3

Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1910s-1970s]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an archivist before requesting.

M-6086Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1910s-1970s]. -- [ca. 9 m of textual records]. -- Consists of minutes [ca. 1915-1960s], financial records [1930s-1960s], labour negotiations [1960s-1970s], general administration correspondence [1950s-1960s], etc. [accession 6086m]

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