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Collection C0094 - Southern Alberta Research Project collection

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ACU GBA C0094

Title

Southern Alberta Research Project collection

Date(s)

  • 1956-1961 (originally created 1867-1961) (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

68.5 cm of textual records. -- 262 photographs

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Name of creator

Biographical history

This collection was compiled by Eleanor Luxton, a Glenbow Museum staff member, who was hired from 1956 to 1961 to gather information pertaining to southern Alberta pioneers, North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), Presbyterian missionaries, Fort Whoop Up, whiskey traders, Fort Benton, newspaper and newspaper editors, First Nations, and southern Alberta history in general. The information came primarily from interviews with pioneers and their descendants, and from articles in Montana and Alberta newspapers.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of alphabetically arranged biographical files, typescripts of newspaper articles and research notes, and photographs of NWMP, oldtimers and general views of southern Alberta. Consists of these series: Fort Benton and Montana (1867-1956); North-West Mounted Police - General (1872-1947); North-West Mounted Police - Detachments and outposts (1882-1955); North-West Mounted Police - Old timers (1913-1957); Southern Alberta newspapers and editors (1923-1955); Presbyterian Church and ministers (1883-1926; First Nations (1877-1954); High River pioneers (compiled 1956-1960); Southern Alberta general history (compiled 1956-1961); and photographs (1870s-1930s).

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No restrictions on access.

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Language and script notes

The material is in English.

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Finding aids

Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/southern-alberta-research-project/

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Note

Title based on provenance and contents of collection.

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Commonly known as the Eleanor Luxton collection.

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NA 1377 is a copy of PB 92.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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