- 1956-1961 (originally created 1867-1961) (Creation)
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Extent and medium
68.5 cm of textual records. -- 262 photographs
Name of creator
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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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/southern-alberta-research-project/
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on provenance and contents of collection.
Commonly known as the Eleanor Luxton collection.
NA 1377 is a copy of PB 92.
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Name access points
- Luxton, Eleanor (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, August 28, 2018