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No.: PR1343
TITLE: Legislature Library Archives Program archival records collection
CREATOR: Legislature Library Archives Program
DATE RANGE: 1784-1972
EXTENT: 6.50 m of textual records and other material
Fonds also includes circa (ca.) 1800 photographs, ca. 300 transparencies, ca. 245 negatives, ca. 165 maps, 16 phonodiscs, 12 posters, and 3 microfilm rolls.
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: The Provincial Library, or the Library of the Legislature, was established in 1906, however, its role was never clearly confirmed through Alberta Statutes. Early library services were primarily for the Lieutenant Governor and the members of the Legislative Assembly. The Library served as a parliamentary library, a general reference library for the civil service, and until 1963, as the provincial archives. The purpose of the Provincial Library Archives, known as the Bureau of Archives when first established in 1908, was to preserve all that could be found of the early records and unwritten history of this section of Canada, as well as to preserve all records of current history in the Province. Katherine Hughes, a library employee, was Alberta’s first Provincial Archivist and she undertook considerable work laying the foundations for the Provincial Library Archives Program. The records were initially classified into the following periods: First Period of Regular Trading and Exploration (1775-1821), the Dawn of Settlement (1821-1869), the Foundation Period (1869-1885), the Period of Evolution of Constitutional Government (1885-1905), and Present Day Period (1905-). The Provincial Library Archives Program continued until 1963, when a Provincial Archivist was appointed and a Provincial Archives was formally established under the Provincial Archives Act (S.A. 1966, chapter 73). Following the Legislative Library Operations Review, the Provincial Library was reorganized, and its name was changed to Legislature Library. As a result of this review, in April 1974, Alan Ridge, the Provincial Archivist, and D.B. McDougall, Legislature Librarian, developed a plan to transfer the Legislature Library’s archival records to a more appropriate location, which became known as the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:The records in this collection were originally donated to the Legislature Library Archives Program by a number of different donors. Further custodial history may be gleaned from the operational records of the Legislature Library, which are located in the Legislative Assembly Office fonds in the Legislature Library records series (1906 to 1984).
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Collection consists of both copied and original records and includes records belonging to various companies, associations, governments, and individuals. Fonds includes agendas, Alberta law stamps, association records, banners, calendars, celebration and event programmes, certificates, constitutions, diaries and daily journals, financial records, glass plate negatives, historical and biographical sketches, invitations, judges’ case books, lantern slides and coloured lantern slides, literary manuscripts, maps, mechanically produced photographic reproductions, minutes, negatives and cyanotype negatives, newsletters, newspapers and newspaper clippings, personal reminiscences, phonodiscs, photographs, political party records, prize lists, radio broadcasts and broadcast transcripts, receipts, scrapbooks, shares, souvenir booklets and photograph albums, surveys, temperance posters, and various other miscellaneous records. The collection has been divided into the following series: Aberdeen Association (1909-1911); Aberhart, William (1943); Alberta Golden Jubilee (1954-1955); Alberta Institute of Co-operation (1928-1929); Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists (around 1954); Alberta Women's Institute (1915-1963); Albright, W.D. (1930); Athabasca and District Board of Trade (June 9, 1952); Bennett, Richard Bedford (1905-1938, predominant 1937-1938); Blue, Mrs. John (1907-1913); Blyth, Alfred (1936-1939); Bob Edwards' Summer Annual (1920-1922); Brick, Mrs. A.L. (19-?); Brown, James McCredie (19-?); Bulkley, C.S. (1865-1867); Byron-May Company (1910-1914); Callihoo, Victoria (around 1948); Campbell, Colin Nicol (April 4, 1887); Canadian Club, Edmonton (1909-1912); Canadian Medical Association (August 1912); Carpenter, W.G. (April 8, 1927); Civil Service Association of Alberta (1955-1956); College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (1924); Denny, Sir Cecil Edward (around 1905); Devore, R.W. (19-?); East Clover Bar Alberta Farmers' Association (1906-1912); Edmonds, W
ARRANGEMENT NOTE: The records in this collection were deposited under accessions PR1974.0001 and PR1974.0350. The accessions originally contained an amalgam of records that had, for the most part, been acquired by the Legislature Library as part of its manuscript archives program. Also included were administrative records of the Legislature Library itself. The two accessions were combined to facilitate arrangement and description and all the administrative records of the Legislature Library were moved to accession GR1974.0350 as government records. The remainder of the records were arranged in accession PR1974.0001 as private records. Because the records in this accession are the accumulated holdings of the Legislature Library Archives, there were a large number of unrelated records. They have been organized, therefore, into series according to creator, subject, and document types. Some records have also been transferred to the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library and to other archival
RELATED RECORDS: Various other records deposited by the Legislature Library can be found in the Provincial Archives of Alberta holdings.
GENERAL NOTE: Reference prints of photographs from this collection can be found in A File under location numbers A.2282-A.2283, A.3883-A.3999, A.5351-A.5473, A.17,469-A.17,527, and A.19,007-A.19,030. Information for the administrative history was taken from A History of the Legislature Library, located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library under location number 027.65097123 H851 PAA, and from the Provincial Archives of Alberta website, (accessed July 9, 2004).
RELATED FILES: Display FileList
RELATED ITEMS: A16120 (John Le Heureux, Red Crow, Sgt. Percy, Crowfoot, Eagle Tail, and Three Bulls.)
A16121 (Sitting Bull, Fort Walsh.)
A16122 (Fort Walsh, N.W.T.)
A16123 (Col. Macleod, C.M.G., Insp. Clarke, Dr. Kitson, N.W.M.P.)
A16124 (Fort Walsh)
A16125 (Police at Banff)
A16126 (Fort Walsh)
A16128 (Col. Irvine's House, Regina.)
A16129 (Calgary - View looking south west)
A16130 (East Elbow River, Stone Quarry and N.W.M.P. Barracks, Calgary.)
A16131 (Calgary, Alta., N.W.M.P. Barracks and C.P.R. and Traffic Bridges, from east, 1899.)
A16132 (Workman at Planing Mill, Crow's Nest Branch, C.P.R., Haneyville, Alta.)
A16133 (Macleod Hospital)
A16134 ("D" Division - N.W.M. Police, Macleod - before the amalgamation of "D" and "H" Divisions, January, 1895.)
A16135 (A Scene at the South Fork Gymkana, Roo Dee Ranche, near Pincher Creek, Alta., May 24, 1899.)
A16136 (Bridge over the creek, Pincher Creek.)
A16137 (N.W.M.P., Pincher Creek, Alta. May 23rd, 1899.)
A16138 (Pincher Creek, Alta., from the N.E., showing Castle Mountain, June 1, 1899.)
A17057 ("C.E.D. Wood , Charlie Gidd[es], Joe McFarland, [?] Armstrong, by Swift Current enroute to Toronto to purchase presses, etc. for [?]")
A17469 (Lt. Col. Macleod, Commissioner of NWMP, 1875-1881.)
A17470 (Lt. Col. Irvine, Commissioner of NWMP, 1881-1886.)
A17471 ("Bow River Near Mountains")
A17472 ("Bow River Below Calgary")
A17473 ("Bow River North of Ghost River")
A17474 ("Old Mine, on Old Man's [sic] River")
A17475 ("Blackfoot Indians, Old Fort Whoopup")
A17476 ("Blackfoot Indians, Old Fort Whoopup")
A17477 ("Indian, Old Fort Whoopup")
A17478 ("Blackfoot Indian")
A17479 ("Mountains at Canmore")
A17480 (Pile of Buffalo Bones)
A17481 (Pile of Buffalo Bones)
A17482 (Pile of Buffalo Bones)
A17483 ("Fort Carlton From S.E.", Saskatchewan.)
A17484 ("Old Fort Garry", Manitoba.)
A17485 ("Lt. Gov. Dewdney and members of the North West Council.")
A17486 ("Officers , N.W. Mounted Police, Regina, 1895.")
A17487 (N.W.M.P. Detachment, Battleford.)
A17488 ("Sergeants of Provisional Battalion Infantry on service at Fort Garry Manitoba - under command of Major A.G. Irvine.")
A17489 (Portrait of Sitting Bull, Fort Walsh.)
A17490 ("Rain in the Face")
A17491 ("Street in Old Macleod")
A17492 (Indian Dog Travois, Fort Walsh.)
A17493 ("Old N.W.M. Police Fort, Wood Mountain.")
A17494 ("Sergeant's Mess, N.W.M.P. Headquarters, Regina.")
A17495 (Peter Erasmus and Rev. Day)
A17496 ("Calgary, West of Elbow River.")
A17497 ("Old Fort Macleod.")
A17498 ("Sergeant's Mess, D & H Divisions, N.W.M.P., Macleod, N.W.T.")
A17499 (Major A.H. Griesbach, Commanding Officer, G. Division, N.W.M.P., Fort Saskatchewan.)
A17500 (Lt. Col. Samuel B. Steele)
A17501 (Fort Calgary)
A17502 (Bow River)
A17503 (Colonel L.W. Herchmer, Commissioner, N.W.M.P.)
A17504 (Lt. Col. R. Belcher)
A17505 (F Troop, N.W.M.P., Fort Calgary)
A17506 (I.G. Baker & Co., Old Store, Calgary)
A17507 (Provisional Battalion of Rifles)
A17508 (Site of Old Bow Fort, near Morley)
A17509 (Rocky Mountain House Ruins)
A17510 (The Present King, When Prince of Wales)
A17512 (Stone on Site of Old Fort Calgary)
A17512a (Buffalo Pound)
A17513 (Stagecoach in Front of MacLeod Hotel)
A17514 (Calgary Street Scene)
A17515 (Flood at MacLeod, the Old Man River)
A17516 (Lethbridge House and Boarders)
A17517 (N.W.M.P. Pincher Creek, Alberta)
A17518 (Pincher Creek Alberta)
A17519 (Hunter and First Nations Members in Chritchley, Calgary)
A17520 (Flood at MacLeod Bridge Across Old Man River)
A17521 (Fort Qu'Appelle N.W.T)
A17522 (Flood at MacLeod, Bridge Across Old Man River Washed Out)
A17523 (Superintendent Crozier)
A17524 (Spotted Eagle, Sioux)
a17525 (Freight Waiting at Old Fort Benton)
A17526 (F Troop with Inspector Crozier at Wood Mountain)
A17527 (Portrait of Capt. Sir Cecil Denny)
A18803 ("R.N.W.M.P. Barracks at Fort Saskatchewan, Headquarters of "G" Division.")
A18804 ("The C.N.R. Entering Fort Saskatchewan".)
A18805 ("Wheat Field, Fort Vermilion.")
A18806 ("Cree Women.")
A18808 ("Sioux Chief Shanka Haska and Scout Geo. Wells.")
A18809 ("Piegan Indians.")
A18816 ("Indians of Grouard.")
A18824 (Diamond Jubilee parade (Alberta Wheat Pool float), High River, Alta.)
A18830 (Tahnoncoach (niece of Sitting Bull), Sioux, Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan.)
A18844 (Lethbridge Land Office)
A19007 (Lieut-Governor Brett at Macleod Jubilee.)
A19008 (Dog Travois, Macleod Jubilee, Macleod, Alta.)
A19030 (Savery (rancher), Fort Walsh.)
A20682 (Main Street Macleod.)
A20683 (Blackfoot Brave, Macleod Jubilee.)
A20684 (Piegan Indians, Macleod Jubilee.)
A20694 (Blackfoot woman with papoose, Calgary.)
A2282 (Portrait of Senator James A. Lougheed)
A2283 (Portrait of Father Lacombe)
A3882 (Grand Rapids, Athabasca River)
A3883 (Silver Jubilee Celebration, Edmonton, Alberta)
A3884 (Silver Jubilee Celebration, Edmonton, Alberta)
A3885 (Silver Jubilee Celebration, Edmonton, Alberta)
A3886 (Silver Jubilee Celebration, Edmonton, Alberta)
A3887 (Fort Macleod, Alberta)
A3888 (Fort Macleod, Alberta)
A3889 (Alberta Great Waterways Railroad)
A3890 ("Gasolene Gus")
A3891 (Alberta Great Waterways Railroad)
A3892 (Alberta Great Waterways Railroad)
A3893 (Barber)
A3894 (Fitzgerald, Alberta)
A3895 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3896 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3897 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3898 (Portage)
A3899 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3900 (Exploration Party)
A3901 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3902 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3903 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3904 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3905 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3906 (Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories)
A3907 (Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories)
A3908 (Hay River, Northwest Territories)
A3909 (Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3910 (Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories)
A3911 (Sundial)
A3912 (Sicanni First Nations Camp)
A3913 (Liard River)
A3914 (Liard River First Nations)
A3915 (Fort Wrigley, Northwest Territories)
A3916 (MacKenzie)
A3917 (Fort Norman, Mackenzie River)
A3918 (Imperial Oil Company Camp)
A3919 (Imperial Oil Company)
A3920 (Panning for Gold in the North)
A3921 (Hare First Nations, MacKenzie River)
A3922 (Loucheux First Nations)
A3923 (Innuit Summer Home)
A3924 (New Chicago, Mackenzie River)
A3925 (Arctic Red River)
A3926 (Coronation Gulf Inuit, Nunavut)
A3927 (Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories)
A3928 (McPherson, Northwest Territories)
A3929 ("The Rider from the North")
A3930 (Fort McMurray, Alberta)
A3931 (Fort McMurray, Alberta)
A3932 (Fort McMurray, Alberta)
A3933 ("Smashing the Land Monopoly," Fort McMurray, Alberta)
A3934 (Claresholm School of Agriculture)
A3935 (Valhalla, Alberta)
A3936 (Waterways, Alberta)
A3937 (Temple, Carston, Alberta)
A3938 (Standoff Hutterite Colony, Alberta)
A3939 ("Women Hunting in the Rockies")
A3940 (Blackfoot Nation, Gleichen, Alberta)
A3941 (Blackfoot Nation, Gleichen, Alberta)
A3942 (Blackfoot Nation, Gleichen, Alberta)
A3943 (Wolf Gang Moccasin)
A3944 (First Nations Burying Stone)
A3945 (Lethbridge, Alberta)
A3946 (Northwest Mounted Police Barracks, Lethbridge, Alberta)
A3947 (Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge Gang)
A3948 (Canadian Pacific Railway Framing Crew)
A3949 (Charles Alexander Magrath)
A3950 (Fort Macleod, Alberta)
A3951 (North-West Mounted Police)
A3952 (North-West Mounted Police)
A3953 (North-West Mounted Police)
A3954 (North-West Mounted Police)
A3955 (Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Calgary, Alberta)
A3956 (Contractors' Camp)
A3957 (Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Fort Macleod, Alberta)
A3958 (Haneyville Timber Gang)
A3959 (North-West Mounted Police)
A3960 (Fort Macleod, Alberta)
A3961 (Medicine Hat, Alberta)
A3962 (Alberta Lodge Members and Officers)
A3963 (Grading Outfit, Crowsnest Pass)
A3964 (Grading Outfit, Crowsnest Pass)
A3965 (Grading Outfit, Crowsnest Pass)
A3966 (Grading Outfit, Crowsnest Pass)
A3967 (Pincher Creek, Alberta)
A3968 (Pincher Creek, Alberta)
A3969 (Pincher Creek, Alberta)
A3970 (Roo Dee Ranche, near Pincher Creek, Alberta)
A3971 (Pincher Creek, Alberta)
A3972 (Canadian National Railway Demonstration Car)
A3973 (Newcastle Mine, Drumheller, Alberta)
A3974 (Newcastle Coal Mine, Drumheller, Alberta)
A3975 (Coal Advertisment, Hamilton, Ontario)
A3976 (Open Pit Coal Mine)
A3977 (Coal Mine, Drumheller, Alberta)
A3979 (Falun, Alberta)
A3980 (Good Fish Lake, Alberta)
A3981 (Lacombe, Alberta)
A3982 (Sheep Creek, Alberta)
A3983 (Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3984 (Fort Chipewyan, Alberta)
A3985 (E. D. Grierson)
A3986 (John Blue)
A3987 (Sir James Hector and Edward Whymper)
A3988 (Judge Howay)
A3989 (Judge N. D. Beck)
A3990 (John R. Boyle)
A3991 (Peter Gunn)
A3992 (Edgerton W. Day)
A3993 (Big Hill Spring Creamery)
A3994 (Bison on the Prairie)
A3995 (Berwyn, Alberta)
A3996 ("Driving the Last Spike")
A3997 (Craigellachie, British Columbia)
A3998 (The Royal Scot, Calgary, Alberta)
A3999 (The Royal Scot)
PR1974.0001.0400a.0001 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0002 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0003 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0004 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0005 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0006 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0007 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0008 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0009 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0010 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0011 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
PR1974.0001.0400a.0012 ([Temperance poster promoting the prohibition of alcohol])
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