Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0003 - Frank Wesley Anderson collection
ACU GBA C0003
Frank Wesley Anderson collection
- 1880-1972 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
151 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Frank Wesley Anderson, 1919-2008, was born in Brandon, Manitoba and earned his BA at the University of Saskatchewan. He did a Masters degree in social work at the University of Toronto. He taught social work at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta for many years and was a member of the National Parole Board. His hobby was researching and writing local history and in 1961 he began to publish a series of historical booklets on western Canadian topics under the title "Frontier Books". His publishing company was called Frontiers Unlimited and the printing was done by the High River Times. Between 1961 and 1974 he published over thirty books, many dealing with the history of crime. He also contributed to a number of publications by Heritage House in Surrey, British Columbia and published other titles after moving to Saskatchewan. In 1998 the University of Ottawa created the Frank W. Anderson Archives of Criminology in honour of his work in legal history.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Frank Anderson, 1961-1973.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of photographs collected for his books depicting Crowsnest Pass; Alberta ghost towns; Windthorst and Macoun, Saskatchewan; Princeton, Copper Mountain and Hedley, British Columbia; Exshaw, Alberta; Hope slide; Bill Miner; Metis and Batoche; Almighty Voice; and RCMP constables. Includes reference material including transcripts of interviews with George Williamson and Walter Parey.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but many of the photos have been digitized.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
NA-411-10 is copied from PA-583.
Link added to Archives Photographs on September 13, 2017.