- [ca. 1880]-1996 (Production)
Niveau de description
Étendue matérielle et support
87 cm of textual records. -- 1087 photographs
Zone du contexte
Nom du producteur
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.
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.
Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation
Mode de classement
Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
No restrictions on access.
Conditions de reproduction
Langue des documents
Écriture des documents
Notes de langue et graphie
The material is in English.
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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux
Existence et lieu de conservation des copies
Unités de description associées
Zone des notes
Title based on contents of records.
There are copy negatives in NA 2468.
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Mots-clés - Genre
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Dates de production, de révision, de suppression
Tuesday, May 15, 2018