Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0135 - Albert Henry Ellison collection
ACU GBA C0135
Albert Henry Ellison collection
- 1936-1983 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca. 5400 photographs
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of A.H. Ellison, 1984-1999.
Content and structure area
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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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but a few of the photos have been digitized.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on July 24, 2015.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, November 13, 2018