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Eddie Jedeon Shank fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1947
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1981

The fonds consists of biographies of Eddie and Rosana written by their son, Isreal; marriage, birth and other certificates for Eddie and Rosana; and a scrapbook chiefly about Eddie Shank's agricultural competitions and the boxing prowess of his sons. Rosana Shank is one of several seniors talking on an audio cassette. There are 4 photographs of Lida (Shank) Loxam, her husband, Ed, and their daughter, Doreen, as well as a few articles about Doreen in the RCMP.

Shank, Eddie Jedeon

George Lucien Godel fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1854
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1980

The fonds consists of materials created by George Godel of Athabasca between 1942 and 1980 and consists of George Godel's annual report on agriculture in the Athabasca district, 1942-1956 (incomplete), newspaper articles, and agricultural studies by Godel. The fonds also includes minutes of meetings of the Athabasca District Home and Farm Development Association.

Godel, George Lucien

Eileen Hanlan collection

  • CA ATH ath-2187
  • Collection
  • 1899-1984, predominant 1899, 1930s, 1984.

The fonds consists of two books relating to farming: "The Successful Stockman and Manual of Husbandry" published in 1899 in Springfield, Mass and most of a book on farming which has no cover. There are several small farm machinery parts catalogues, a 1930s bull service record book for Caribou Range, an article on the origins of the Athabasca Landing Trail published in the St. Albert Gazette in 1984 and a Canadian handbook dated about 1907.

Hanlan, Eileen

Beryl Loiselle fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2048
  • Fonds
  • 1987

The fonds consists of a written interview of Beryl by Vi Kowalchuk mentioning rural electrification, agriculture, telephones, education and the Athabasca Municipal Hospital.

Loiselle, Beryl

Ken and Doris Sutton fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1909
  • Fonds
  • copied 1998 (originally created 1915-1994)

The fonds consists of materials created by Ken Sutton of Calling Lake, Alberta between 1968 and 1994. The fonds consists of photocopied pages of Mr. Sutton's diary concerning a 1968 forest fire, and personal reminiscences of events that occurred during his work life. There is also a photograph of a McCormick-Deering threshing machine taken on Ken's father's farm west of Alcomdale in the 1920s. Other photographs were taken at Calling Lake and include Treaty Day 1964, the first Sutton home, the Mennonite Church, the Post Office, Moose Horn Market, and the aftermath of the 1984 tornado in the Big Coulee area. Doris Sutton took a photograph of the 1966-68 archeological dig at Calling Lake which was headed by Dr. Gruhn. She also made postcards of some of her photographs, and molded animals from Athabasca clay.

Sutton, Ken and Doris

Ovide and Rose Alma Boisvert fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2124
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1978

The fonds consists of photographs of the following subject headings : Boisvert family, harvesting, hayrack, horse and sled, road passage cut through snow, and well drillers. There is a brief family biography written by Alice Sale (Boisvert).

Boisvert, Ovide

Watson family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1875
  • Fonds
  • 1891-[1986]

The fonds consists of records of the Watson family including diaries of William Salmon Watson (1944-1970), account book of Thomas Watson (1891-1892), tax notices for MD of Cartier and MD of Athabasca, funeral cards, correspondence and 12 family photographs. The family photographs include: James Watson and his wife, Maggie; Agnes Watson, her husband, George Bell and their daughter Cecilia; Thomas Watson Sr. (marked with an X on a tintype photograph) with two of his sons; and the Watson family in June, 1941. There are also 239 unnumbered photographs which were taken [1920s] and include bee hives, farm animals, farm machinery, horticulture, threshing and a motor trip to the mountains.

Watson (family)

Canada. Department of the Interior. Topographical Survey of Canada fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1927
  • Fonds
  • 1922 : copied 1987

The fonds consists of a report on the Athabaska District that would be useful for settlers to the area. Maps and photographs are included. Also included are agricultural and demographic statistics for the provincial constituencies of Sturgeon and Athabasca from 1901-1921. The photographs are copies from the book and include the Athabasca-Smith Trail and Pine Creek (Amber Valley).

Canada. Department of the Interior. Topographical Survey of Canada. Report on Athabaska District, Alberta

Dokeville School District # 3173

  • CA ATH ath-1991
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1937

The fonds consists of Dokeville School Board minutes for 1914-1937; school district cash book for 1915, 1925-1936; assessment and tax rolls for Dokeville School District 1928-1933; daily registers for 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37; Department of Education School Act books for 1916, 1927; and a service record book for a bull sent by the Dominion Live Stock Branch to improve herd quality, 1921.

Dokeville School District # 3173

Dominion Experimental Farms fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1919
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1912

The fonds consists of 5 books and 2 pamphlets relating to Dominion Experimental Farms, the Minister of Agriculture's Report of 1912 plus the appendix, swine and sheep industry, and papers presented to the Standing Committee of the Senate on Agriculture and Forestry, and Agriculture and Colonization.

Dominion Experimental Farms

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