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Gil Cardinal fonds

  • CA PAA PR3684
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2010

The fonds consists of records from Gil Cardinal’s independent and freelance projects; the film companies co-founded by Cardinal (Great Plains Productions, Kanata Productions, Strange Empire Productions); and his work for NFB, BBC, or other broadcasters.

The textual materials contain the complete business records of Great Plains Productions, creative records for specific projects (including scripts, notebooks, shot lists, story boards, and editing notes), administrative records for specific projects (including contracts, financial records, grant applications, and correspondence), developmental records related to unrealized projects, and personal records (including correspondence, speaking notes, speeches, and teaching material).

The films consist of home movies from Cardinal’s foster family (some of which were used as part of Foster Child); a tour of the Canadian Museum of Civilization with its architect, Douglas Cardinal; and release prints of Foster Child.

The videocassettes consist of original shooting tapes and completed masters of several projects. Most prominent among these are My Partners, My People, Our Home and Native Land, The Great Possibility, and David with F.A.S. There are also masters, but not shooting tapes, for several other projects including Big Bear, Chiefs (for both episodes directed by Cardinal), Totem, and others. Some of these masters are on DVD as well as videocassette.

The photographs, negatives, and slides consist of images shot by Cardinal during the course of filming, images of special events, and family photos.

Wolfgang Witschl fonds

  • CA PAA paa-9708
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1979

<p>The fonds consists of films that were created by Wolfgang Witschl and document travel, hobbies, family activities, and community events. Activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, road trips, and family celebrations are all captured. Witschl also documented various wildlife in natural settings across Alberta, including bighorn sheep, bears, salmon, elk, moose, and caribou.</p>;<p>Public events documented by Witschl include Edmonton's Heritage Days and Klondike Days, the closing of the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, marches and parades through Edmonton's downtown, a pageant and powwow to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 6 at Dried Meat Hill (Ka-Ke-Wuk), the christening of Mount Michener (which features Peter Lougheed and Rt. Hon. Daniel Roland Michener), and 1967 centennial celebrations in Edmonton (featuring Lester Pearson and Edmonton mayor Vincent Dantzer).</p>

Witschl, Wolfgang

Winifred Day Fonds

  • CA PAA paa-8897
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1969

The fonds consists of copies of photographs taken by Winifred Day in 1923 at the Calgary Stampede of Chief Crow Foot and Chief Dick Bad Boy.

Day, Winifred

William Todd fonds

  • CA PAA paa-8473
  • Fonds
  • [1880]

The fonds consists of 1 tintype photograph of William Todd dating from [1880].

Todd, William

William Henry Noakes fonds

  • CA PAA paa-9043
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920 -- 1929]

The fonds consists of four photographs featuring First Nations from the Fort MacLeod, Alberta area taken by William Henry Noakes in the 1920s.

Noakes, William Henry

Wabasca Oral History collection

  • CA PAA paa-9201
  • Collection
  • 1968

The collection consists of three audio reels containing 16 hours of recorded stories and legends recounted by eight Cree Elders of the Wabasca/Desmarais area. Ray Yellowstone captured these stories in 1968.

Yellowknee, Ray

W.A. Kelly fonds

  • CA PAA paa-6696
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1970

Fonds consists of a three volume journal entitled <em>1923 Journal of Some Travels in the North</em>, and captioned survey photographs depicting various people and views in northern Alberta, including rock formations, First Nations camps, Hudson's Bay forts, and various modes of water transportation.

Kelly, W.A.

Viewegar family fonds

  • CA PAA paa-3479
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1974, predominant 1913-1914

The fonds consists of photographs taken by Hugo Viewegar and his son, Lute Vieweger. Of particular note are nine autochromes, 1913 - 1914, taken by Hugo Viewegar. The autochrome is a very rare early colour photographic process. The originals are 5"X7" and 3 1/2"X5" transparencies on glass plates. The subject matter is native people, Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP), family portraits, a house and a still life, all taken in Edmonton. Also by Hugo Viewegar are nine black and white photographs and four black and white negatives, 1913 - 1914, of homesteading, RNWMP, the City of Edmonton paddle steamer, and Edmonton scenes. Two of the prints are vintage albumen prints (RNWMP). The remainder of the above are modern prints. Also included are five black and white photographs and four black and white negatives, [193-], by Lute Vieweger, of riverboats, airplanes and Fort Chipewyan. All five prints are modern prints. Also included is an audio reel recording of an interview with Lute Vieweger about his life, recorded in 1974.

Viewegar, Hugo

Victor Mercredi fonds

  • CA PAA paa-9418
  • Fonds
  • 1962

The records consist of the 'Diary of Victor Mercredi: Fort Chip, 1962', re-typed in English.

Mercredi, Victor

Valentine Barrow fonds

  • CA PAA paa-7143
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1933

Fonds consists of letter written by Dr. Valentine E. Barrow regarding his life and work, 1933; 9 albumen photographs of First Nations people in northern Alberta and Northwest Territories, mainly Hay River area, 1906; Fort McMurray Royal Canadian Mounted Police Patrol Report, 1914.

Barrow, Valentine

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