Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0090 - Joseph R. Schmitz's Military collection
ACU GBA C0090
Joseph R. Schmitz's Military collection
- 1865-1975 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
16 cm of textual records. -- 121 photographs
Name of creator
Joseph R. Schmitz, 1919-ca. 1985, served in the Queen's Own Rifles, attaining the rank of captain. From 1965 to 1967 he was head of the Military History Department at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary and from 1967 to 1973 was head of the Extension Department. He was president of the Calgary Citizens' Centennial Committee assembled to celebrate Canada's centennial in 1967, and in 1974 was appointed executive director of Century Calgary. He was also president of the Chinook Country Chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Joseph, Hazel and Bob Schmitz, 1963-2009.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of photographs, articles, and documents collected regarding western Canadian military history including photographs of the Red Cross Reception Centre in Calgary, various military units, Sarcee Army Camp (1911-1916) and the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion). Includes some personal correspondence about historical events and Century Calgary. Includes typewritten notes on curation of military history collections, and a scrapbook about Calgary history (compiled 1966).
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 some 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.
Link added to Archives Photographs on October 4, 2017.