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John Hazza at the Calgary Stampede, [ca. 1930s]
John Hazza at the Calgary Stampede, [ca. 1930s]
NB-16-233

John Hazza fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1Personal papers. -- 1915-1938
Series 2Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch Ltd. -- 1923-1938
Series 3Calgary Film Exchange. -- 1930-1934
Series 4 Photographs. -- [ca. 1920s-1940s]
Series 5Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1920s-1940s]

Inventory

Series 1

Personal records. -- 1915-1938. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- This series consists mostly of personal financial records. Invoices were sampled.

M-9238-1Auto insurance. -- 1935-1938. -- Insurance policies.
M-9238-2Correspondence. -- 1937-1939. -- Consists of a letter from a friend and a letter from an inventors' association.
M-9238-3Famous Players Canadian Corporation Ltd. -- 1935. -- Correspondence concerning salary and responsibilities.
M-9238-4Income tax. -- 1918-1934. -- Income tax returns and correspondence for 1917-1932 tax years.
M-9238-5Income tax. -- 1934-1937. -- Income tax returns and correspondence for 1933-1935 tax years.
M-9238-6Invoices : Rocky Mountain and personal. -- 1931-1932.
M-9238-7Invoices : Rocky Mountain and personal. -- 1932-1933.
M-9238-8Invoices : Rocky Mountain and personal. -- 1934.
M-9238-9Invoices : Rocky Mountain and personal. -- 1935.
M-9238-10Invoices : Rocky Mountain and personal. -- 1936.
M-9238-11Life insurance. -- 1936.
M-9238-12Medical information. -- 1937.
M-9238-13Miscellaneous financial documents. -- 1915-1937.
M-9238-14Oil and mining investments. -- [ca. 1936]-1938. -- Includes a map of Turner Valley oil fields showing property owned by Hazza & Wright.

Series 2

Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch Ltd. -- 1923-1938. -- 28 cm of textual records. -- The Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch was located in the Springbank district west of Calgary and was mainly involved in raising racehorses and training jockeys. John Hazza was the majority owner. -- This series consists mostly of financial records and business correspondence.

M-9238-15Annual reports. -- 1935-1937. -- Annual reports to the Registrar of companies for the years 1934-1937.
M-9238-16Barron, A.L. : re payment for legal services. -- 1935.
M-9238-17Chambers, L.O. : dissolution of partnership. -- 1924.
M-9238-18City of Calgary : re gravity pipe line. -- 1936.
M-9238-19Correspondence. -- 1925.
M-9238-20Correspondence. -- 1930 Jan.-Aug.
M-9238-21Correspondence. -- 1931.
M-9238-22Correspondence. -- 1932.
M-9238-23Correspondence. -- 1933 Jan.-July.
M-9236-24 Correspondence. -- 1933 Aug.-Dec.
M-9238-25Correspondence. -- 1934 Jan.-July.
M-9238-26Correspondence. -- 1934 Aug.-Dec.
M-9238-27Correspondence. -- 1935 Jan.-July.
M-9238-28Correspondence. -- 1935 Aug.-1936 Jan.
M-9238-29Correspondence. -- 1937.
M-9238-30Employment agreements. -- 1932-1935. -- For apprentice jockeys and other employees.
M-9238-31Financial statements and balance sheets. -- 1925-[ca. 1938]. -- For the years 1924-1937.
M-9238-32Harris, Stanley : affidavit re start of race. -- 1936.
M-9238-33Hurst, George : correspondence re horses' performance, travel expenses, etc. -- 1938.
M-9238-34Income tax. -- 1924-1927. -- Federal and provincial tax returns and related correspondence for the fiscal years 1924-1926.
M-9238-35Income tax. -- 1928-1938. -- Federal and provincial tax returns, employers' tax returns, and related correspondence for the years 1927-1937.
M-9238-36Jackson, Mrs. T.E. : re transfer of land. -- 1929-1934.
M-9238-37Key to telegram code. -- [ca. 1925-ca. 1937].
M-9238-38Ledger book (journal). -- [1923]-1931.
M-9238-39Ledger sheets. -- 1929-1930. -- Includes notes on values of horses, etc.
M-9238-40Newsclippings. -- [ca. 1933]-1937.
M-9238-41Pedigree of Trapnet (horse). -- [ca. 1930].
M-9238-42Sales and leases of horses. -- 1927-1938. -- Formal agreements and correspondence.
M-9238-43Taxes (municipal). -- 1935.
M-9238-44Travel expenses notes. -- [ca. 1937].
M-9238-45Veterinary information. -- [ca. 1936].

Series 3

Calgary Film Exchange. -- 1930-1934. -- 7 cm of textual records. -- The Calgary Film Exchange was an office building in downtown Calgary which opened in 1931 and apparently was demolished in 1946. It was designed to serve the needs of motion picture distributors, featuring a screening room and fireproof film storage vaults. The building project was conceived by John Hazza, but the building was owned by the contractor, Campbell & Hillier Ltd. -- The series consists of correspondence concerning planning and leasing of the building, and records of a legal dispute with Campbell & Hillier.

M-9238-46Film Exchange Building planning and leasing. -- 1930-1931. -- Letters.
M-9238-47Film Exchange Building planning and leasing. -- 1930-1931. -- Telegrams.
M-9238-48Film Exchange Building rentals. -- 1933-1934.
M-9238-49Hazza vs. Hillier re Calgary Film Exchange Building. -- 1932-1933. -- Lawsuit concerned compensation to Hazza for his services in securing leases for the building. Consists of correspondence, agreement, Statement of Claim, Judgement, and correspondence concerning execution of the judgement.

Series 4

Photographs. -- [ca. 1920s-1940s]. -- ca. 350 photographs.


Some of the photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-3912Views of Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch and activities in Calgary and Banff, etc. -- [ca. 1920s-1930s]. -- ca. 150 photographs.
PD-381Activities of Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch including views of the ranch, filming movie "The Alaskan", Banff Winter Carnival, polo pony facilities in the United States, etc. -- [ca. 1924]. -- 1 photo album (104 photographs).
NA-5747
PA-4114
S-262
Family, horse racing & ranch photographs; postcards. -- [ca. 1920s-1940s]. -- 77 photographs; 9 negatives; 8 slides. -- These photos have not been catalogued. Please consult with an archivist before requesting.

Series 5

Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1920s-1940s]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an archivist before requesting.

M-9885
NA-5747
PA-4114
S-262
Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1920s-1940s]. -- ca. 2 cm of textual records; 77 photographs; 9 negatives; 8 slides. -- Consists of notebook and letter (1947 & nd); photographs of family, horse racing & ranch; postcards. [accession 2018.028]

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