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Ken Liddell and friend, [ca. 1960s]
Ken Liddell and friend, [ca. 1960s]
PA-2964-43

Kenneth Eric Liddell fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Alphabetical reference files (for articles). -- 1936-1975
Series 2 Personal correspondence and papers.—1918-1972
Series 3 Scrapbooks of Ken Liddell's articles. -- 1931-1975
Series 4 Photographs. -- 1926-1973

Inventory

Series 1 Alphabetical reference files (for articles). -- 1936-1975
M-676-1Archives of the Canadian Rockies. -- 1968. -- Newspaper clipping.
M-676-2"The Arrow Lakes". -- n.d. -- Article by Elsie G. Turnbull.
M-676-3Athabasca Region. -- 1961. -- Newspaper clippings re history. Includes information about Amber Valley, Blacks, Jeff Edwards and Reverend Albert Lacombe.
M-676-4Archives in Calgary. -- 1959-1960. -- Correspondence with Mayor Harry Hays.
M-676-5"A Thimbleful of Seed". -- 1967. -- Program for historical production.
M-676-6Alberta Resources Railway. -- 199-1970. -- Pamphlet, etc.
M-676-7Alberta Revisited. -- 1959-1960. -- Correspondence re publication.
M-5678Bankhead, Silver City and Anthracite. -- 1953. -- Transcript of a radio program by Liddell about various western Canadian towns.
M-676-8Barr Colony. -- 1968-1969. -- Correspondence. Includes information about F. Ivan Crossley.
M-676-9Brooks area. -- 1955-1969. -- Correspondence re history.
M-676-10Louis Riel. -- 1969. -- Newspaper clipping.
M-676-11Bow River. -- 1956-1961. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-12Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. -- 1957-1960. -- Pamphlets, etc. Includes information about sanatoriums.
M-676-13British Columbia History. -- 1970-1975. -- Correspondence.
M-676-14Battleford, Saskatchewan. -- n.d. -- Pamphlets.
M-676-15Big Horn Dam. -- 1969. -- Newspaper clipping.
M-676-16Buffalo. -- 1959. -- Newspaper clippings and notes. Includes information about E.J. "Bud" Cotton.
M-676-17Barbed wire. -- 1965. -- Newspaper clipping.
M-676-18Snow Ridge Ski resort. -- 1971. -- Correspondence. Includes information about Brewster Transport Company and skiing.
M-676-19Lethbridge Chinook Club. -- n.d. -- Notes.
M-676-20Church of the Brethren (Irricana and Arrowwood). -- 1961. -- Pamphlets.
M-676-21Book publication. -- 1969-1971. -- Correspondence. Includes information about Canadian Railway News Company.
M-676-22Cariboo Region, British Columbia. -- 1962. -- Correspondence.
M-676-23Columbia River Dam projects. -- 1961-1967. -- Correspondence.
M-676-24Canadian Government Travel Bureau. -- 1966-1967. -- Correspondence. Includes information about Fort Langley, British Columbia.
M-676-25Champion United Church, Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts. -- 1966-1968. -- Correspondence.
M-676-26Cypress Hills and Fort Walsh. -- 1944-1965. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-27Royal Canadian Mounted Police Museum, Regina. -- 1975. -- Correspondence.
M-676-28St. Mary's Church, Ponoka & Charyk family. -- 1961-1974. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-29Canadian National Railways. -- 1947-1973. -- Pamphlets. Includes information about Alberta Resources Railway, radio, and silk trains.
M-676-30Gas Companies in Calgary. -- 1958-1959. -- Notes. Includes information about petroleum industry.
M-676-31Elephants in British Columbia. -- 1969. -- Notes.
M-676-32Canadian Pacific Railway. -- 1967-1974. -- Correspondence re cars, bond issues.
M-676-33Canadian Pacific Railway. -- 1936-1972. -- Correspondence re Craigallachie and the last spike, Edward Mallandine.
M-676-34Drumheller and the Badlands. -- 1958-1968. -- Notes.
M-676-35Doukhobors in British Columbia. -- 1953-1963. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-36Duncan M. Crockford. -- 1960. -- Notes.
M-676-37Drayton Valley, Howse Pass and David Thompson Highway. -- 1954-1963. -- Pamphlets. Includes information about Central Alberta Chamber of Commerce.
M-676-38Dinosaur Provincial Park (near Brooks). -- 1945-1967. -- Newspaper clippings, etc. Includes information about pheasants.
M-676-39Donald, British Columbia. -- 1969. -- Article.
M-676-40Dominion Telegraph. -- 1963. -- Newspaper clipping.
M-676-41Bob Edwards. -- 1963. -- Newspaper clipping. Includes information about John Patrick Gillese.
M-676-42Eastern Rockies Forest Conservation Board, Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve, Bow River. -- 1952-1959. -- Newspaper clippings. Includes information about Kananaskis Valley.
M-676-43Edmonton area history. -- 1970-1975. -- Correspondence. Includes information about University of Alberta.
M-676-44Fort Whoop-up. -- 1969-1971. -- Notes.
M-676-45Fort Steele, British Columbia. -- n.d. -- Articles.
M-676-46Ryerson Press. -- 1970. -- Correspondence re paperback rights to Alberta Revisited.
M-676-47Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve, Claresholm District, American Society of Range Development. -- 1968. -- Pamphlets.
M-676-48Sir Sandford Fleming. -- n.d. -- Articles.
M-676-49Peter Fidler. -- 1961. -- Article by W. J. Cousins.
M-676-50Frank Slide. -- 1953-1962. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-51Fort Walsh and Cypress Hills. -- 1958. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-52Glenbow-Alberta Institute. -- 1960-1973. -- Newspaper clippings. Includes information about Robert H. Hougham.
M-676-53Gray's Publishing. -- 1970-1972. -- Correspondence re family matters, books, Fred Colmer, George F. Griffin, Tom Elden, Fort Steele.
M-676-54Hutterites, Mennonites, Indians. -- 1954-1956. -- Notes. Includes information about Shot Both Sides (Blood).
M-676-55Glacier Park and Glacier House, British Columbia, Lake Louise tramway. -- 1970. -- Notes. Includes information about wire-rope transportation.
M-676-56Mrs. Stan Hoare and Flying 'N' restaurant, Railway building near Claresholm. -- 1958-1973. -- Correspondence.
M-676-57Mel Hurtig. -- 1972-1974. -- Correspondence re introduction to J. G. McGregor's Northwest of 16.
M-676-58Hotels in western Canada. -- 1928-1961. -- Newspaper clippings. Includes information about Medicine Hat hotels.
M-676-59David Thompson Highway, Society of American travel writers. -- 1963. -- Correspondence.
M-676-60Historic Sites and naming of highways in Alberta. -- 1971-1972. -- Correspondence. Includes information about Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta.
M-676-61Historical Society of Alberta. -- 1967-1975. -- Newsletters. Includes information about Alex Johnston.
M-676-62Heritage Park. -- 1974. -- Correspondence.
M-676-63Harvest excursions, trains, etc. -- 1965-1966. -- Correspondence; also deals with publication of I'll Take the Train.
M-676-64Alex Johnston. -- n.d. -- Research paper "Man's utilization of the flora of the Northwestern Plains". Includes information about ethnobotany.
M-676-65Jewish settlers in the west. -- n.d. -- Notes.
M-676-66Kicking Horse river. -- 1959. -- Newspaper clipping.
M-676-67Fred Kanouse. -- n.d. -- Notes.
M-676-68Mart Kenney. -- 1971. -- Correspondence.
M-676-69Lloydminster Development Company and Lloydminster Gas Company. -- 1946-1950. -- Annual reports. Includes information about the petroleum industry.
M-676-70Lake O'Hara Lodge. -- 1961. -- Correspondence. Includes information about Lillian Gest.
M-676-71Herman Linder. -- 1973. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-72Cypress Hills Massacre & Petroleum industry. -- 1951-1960. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-73Mountain View Coat factory, Historical Society of Alberta, railroads, other story leads. -- 1968-1975. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-74John Ware. -- 1958. -- Correspondence re book.
M-676-75Lloydminster and Barr Colony. -- n.d. -- Notes.
M-676-76David Katz murder case. -- n.d. -- Manuscript; case involves Herman Revinsky from 1928 to 1930.
M-676-77Dr. Francis McGill, Dr. Maurice Powers. -- 1975. -- Correspondence.
M-676-78Moose Jaw. -- 1946-1968. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-79Medicine Hat & petroleum industry. -- 1919-1961. -- Newspaper clippings. Includes information about William Lokier.
M-676-80Book on homesteaders. -- 1971-1972. -- Correspondence.
M-676-81William Pearce, corn flakes. -- 1974. -- Correspondence.
M-676-82Nemiskam National Park. -- 1970. -- Correspondence.
M-676-83"Moyie", steamboat. -- n.d. -- Article.
M-676-84Northern Alberta Railway. -- 1936-1975. -- Newspaper clippings. Includes information about John Cullaghan, Lac la Biche hotels, and Kenneth R. Perry.
M-676-85Okanagan parks. -- 1970. -- Newspaper clippings. Includes information about Okanagan-Similkameen Parks Society.
M-676-86Percy Two-Gun. -- 1951. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-87Pacific Great Eastern Railway. -- 1958-1960. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-88Railway postal clerks. -- 1971. -- Correspondence.
M-676-89Steveville, ideas for stories. -- 1971-1974. -- Correspondence.
M-676-90Song "Red River Valley". -- 1951-1960. -- Notes.
M-676-91Railways. -- 1952-1959. -- Newspaper clippings. Includes information about Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National Railways, and Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
M-676-92Saskatchewan history. -- n.d. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-93Sandstone quarries. -- 1969. -- Notes by George Edworthy.
M-676-94Sweetgrass hills. -- 1961-1970. -- Notes.
M-676-95John B. Stetson Company. -- 1965. -- Booklet.
M-676-96Salmon. -- 1962-1966. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-97Sandon, British Columbia. -- 1961. -- Article.
M-676-98Trans-Canada Highway. -- 1957-1961. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-99Gerald Tailfeathers. -- 1960-1970. -- Notes.
M-676-100Whooping cranes. -- 1961. -- Notes.
M-676-101John Ware. -- 1960. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-102Waterton Lakes National Park. -- 1964. -- Booklets, etc.
M-676-103Windermere Valley. -- 1960. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-676-104Yellowhead Highway. -- 1968-1970. -- Newspaper clippings.
Series 2 Personal correspondence and papers.—1918-1972
M-676-105Personal correspondence. -- 1940-1966. -- Re notes for historical articles, personal business, etc. Includes information about Kenneth R. Perry.
M-676-106Personal correspondence. -- 1960-1961. -- Re notes for historical articles, personal business, etc.
M-676-107Personal correspondence. -- 1962. -- Re notes for historical articles, personal business, etc.
M-676-108Personal correspondence. -- 1963-1964. -- Re notes for historical articles, personal business, etc.
M-676-109Personal correspondence. -- 1971-1972. -- Re notes for historical articles, personal business, etc.
M-676-110Personal correspondence. -- 1973. -- Re notes for historical articles, personal business, etc.
M-676-111Homesteading book. -- 1960-1971. -- Correspondence re possibility of writing book; includes various notes on homesteading.
M-676-112Homesteading book. -- 1964. -- Notebooks.
M-676-113Ken Liddell articles. -- 1948-1949. -- Copies of articles.
M-676-114Ken Liddell articles. -- 1936-1948. -- Copies of articles.
M-676-115Jimmie's Steakshop, Banff, Alberta. -- n.d. -- Advertising card.
M-676-oversizeCertificates. -- [ca. 1918, 1966 and n.d. -- Consists of the following: Certificate of crossing the Arctic Circle (1966); Certificate of visit to Yellowknife (n.d.), and certificate re Liddell's service in the First World War (ca. 1918 or 1919).
Series 3 Scrapbooks of Ken Liddell's articles. -- 1931-1975
M-676-vol.1osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1931
M-676-vol.2osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1939-1943.
M-676-vol.3osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1943-1947.
M-676-vol.4osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1944-1949.
M-676-vol.5osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1947-1948.
M-676-vol.6Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1950-1951.
M-676-vol.7Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1951-1952.
M-676-vol.8osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1953.
M-676-vol.9osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1953-1954.
M-676-vol.10osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1954-1955.
M-676-vol.11osScrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1955-1956.
M-676-vol.12Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1956.
M-676-vol.13Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1957.
M-676-vol.14Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1957-1958.
M-676-vol.15Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1958-1959.
M-676-vol.16Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1959.
M-676-vol.17Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1959-1960.
M-676-vol.18Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1960-1961.
M-676-vol.19Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1961.
M-676-vol.20Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1961-1962.
M-676-vol.21Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1962-1963.
M-676-vol.22Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1964.
M-676-vol.23Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1964-1965.
M-676-vol.24Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1965-1966.
M-676-vol.25Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1966.
M-676-vol.26Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1966-1967.
M-676-vol.27Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1967.
M-676-vol.28Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1967.
M-676-vol.29Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1967-1968.
M-676-vol.30Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1968.
M-676-vol.31Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1968-1969.
M-676-vol.32Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1969.
M-676-vol.33Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1969.
M-676-vol.34Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1969-1970.
M-676-vol.35Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1970.
M-676-vol.36Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1970-1971.
M-676-vol.37Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1971.
M-676-vol.38Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1971.
M-676-vol.39Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1971-1972.
M-676-vol.40Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1972.
M-676-vol.41Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1972-1973.
M-676-vol.42Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1973.
M-676-vol.43Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1973-1974.
M-676-vol.44Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1974.
M-676-vol.45Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1974-1975
M-676-vol.46Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- 1975
M-676-vol.47Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- n.d. -- Contains stationery of Alberta Tourist Association with Liddell articles printed on it.
M-676-vol. 48Scrapbook of Liddell's articles. -- n.d. -- Contains various curiosity articles collected by Liddell.
Series 4 Photographs. -- 1926-1973

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PA-2964Views at Dinosaur Provincial Park, Turtle Mountain, Field, Lac La Biche, Ponoka and Fort Macleod; railway trains, personalities, events, etc. -- n.d. -- 105 photographs.
PC-134Views of railway engines. -- n.d. -- 8 photographs.
PC-251Photographs presented to Ken Liddell. -- n.d. -- 8 photographs.
PE-138Civil service group, Regina. -- 1926. -- 1 photograph.
NA-2435North West Mounted Police group in pharmacy, Regina and farmer mowing with four-horse team, Alberta. -- n.d. -- 2 photographs.
NA-4957Sign at entry to Kananaskis forest experimental station. -- n.d. -- 1 photograph.
NA-5096RCMP recruits training at Regina, Royal Visit, 1939, loading wheat at Churchill, Batoche, Fort Ethier, Fort Macleod, etc. -- [a. 1890s-1973]. -- 141 photographs.
NA-5109Relief camp strikers in On-to-Ottawa trek at Swift Current. -- 1935. -- 7 photographs.
NF-33Trumpeter at Regina and remains of Fort Steele. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- 2 photographs.
S-170Fort Ethier, Fort Whoop-up trail. -- [ca. 1950s-1973]. -- 4 photographs.

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