fonds F0149 - Barclay family fonds

Zone d'identification

Cote

ACU GBA F0149

Titre

Barclay family fonds

Date(s)

  • [ca. 1880]-1996 (Production)

Niveau de description

fonds

Étendue matérielle et support

87 cm of textual records. -- 1087 photographs

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Nom du producteur

Notice biographique

George Brown Barclay, 1863-1940, an iron molder by trade, and a frustrated inventor, brought his family from Illinois, USA to Alberta in 1905 to homestead. They settled in the district of Meadowbrook, near Gull Lake, but having little success at farming moved to Calgary in 1913. George Barclay worked as a well-driller and Elsie Ellen Barclay, ?-1932, as a seamstress to support the family. Their two daughters, Mary Belle Barclay, 1901-2000, and Elsie Catherine Barclay, 1902-1985, became school teachers. They taught in Calgary and various rural schools throughout their long careers. Catherine taught French and was known for her work in the French section of the Banff School of Fine Arts. She was also very involved in drama and theatre in her early years. Mary made natural science one of her teaching specialties. The sisters co-founded the Canadian Youth Hostels Association in 1933, and set up the first official North American youth hostel at Bragg Creek. Mary received the Order of Canada. Their brother, George Franklin Barclay, 1903-?, was an accountant. He worked for the Department of National Revenue from 1930 until his retirement in 1968. For a more detailed family history see Mary Belle Barclay : Founder of Canadian Hostelling / Evelyn Edgeller. - Calgary : Detselig Enterprises, 1988.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Gift of Mary Barclay, 1971-1989, and Canadian Hostelling Association, 2004.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, school report cards and diplomas, essays, speeches, newsclippings, awards, photographs, slides etc., primarily of Mary and Catherine. Also includes many hostelling photographs.

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Accroissements

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Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

No restrictions on access.

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

The material is in English.

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/barclay-family-fonds/

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

An interview with Mary is in the Junior League Women's Oral History Project at Glenbow (RCT-476).

Descriptions associées

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Note

Title based on contents of records.

Note

There are copy negatives in NA 2468.

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Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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