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Collection C0135 - Albert Henry Ellison collection

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Albert Henry Ellison collection


  • 1936-1983 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

ca. 5400 photographs

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Albert Henry Ellison, 1916-2008, was a geologist in Calgary, Alberta, employed by Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas and Royalite. Later he taught at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) for 20 years. He was married first to Margaret Burns and later to Shirley. He was an avid amateur photographer. Ellison retired to Brampton, Ontario.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of A.H. Ellison, 1984-1999.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of slides of Calgary, including the Royal Train (1939), Calgary Highlanders, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, buildings, street scenes, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, St. Andrew's district, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station, Calgary Tower, and Chinatown; and views of the Banff Springs Hotel; slides for geology courses at SAIT, including "Color Slides of Canadian Geology" for Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but a few of the photos have been digitized.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on July 24, 2015.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, November 13, 2018




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