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Description found in Archives

Department of the Interior photographic records (Alberta) [graphic material] : alpha-numerical series A.

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1905-1931, predominant 1920-1931

Place of creation

Alberta

806 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
97 photographs b&w : mounted prints from disassembled albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
1885 photographs b&w : loose prints 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
35 photographs b&w : interpositives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
871 photographs b&w : nitrate and glass plate negatives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
3076 photographs b&w. 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of photographs of Alberta documenting the administration of public lands and the development and conservation of their natural resources. The photographic series was originally compiled from both federal and provincial sources including numerous sub-agencies and survey branches of the Department of the Interior. Photographs were also acquired from private sources and independent photographers from Alberta and across Canada. The sub-series is organized alpha-numerically as follows. A-1 series consists of photographs documenting agricultural production and development in Alberta. Sources include the Trade and Commerce Branch and the Immigration and Colonization Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, W.J. Kerr (1927), W.D. Albright (1927), McDermid Studios of Edmonton, Alberta and other sources. A-2 series consists of photographs documenting forestry and forest reserves in Alberta. Sources include the Forestry Branch of the Department of the Interior. A photo collection was noted in the branch office by the Royal Commision on Public Records by 1913. Photos by the Canadian National Railway Company, Foresty Branch photographers, Central Experimental Farm at Ft. Vermillion, Alberta, W.D. Albright and other sources. A-3 series consists of photographs documenting mining industries and resources in Alberta, primarily the coal industry. Sources include the Mines Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada, McDermid of Edmonton, Harry Pollard of Calgary and other sources. This series is now part of the David Brown Collection. See photo accession 1988-196. A-4 series consists of photographs documenting fisheries reserves, development and conservation in Alberta. No sources or photographers are indicated. A-5 series consists of photographs documenting wildlife reserves in Alberta. Sources include the National Parks Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and other sources. A-6 series consists of photographs documenting birds species across Alberta. Sources include the National Parks Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, J.A. Wiess of Jasper, Alberta, Mr. Bridgeland and other sources. A-7 series consists of photographs documenting flowers and other horticultural specimens in Alberta. No sources or photographers are indicated. A-8 series consists of photographs documenting scenery across Alberta. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, and other sources. A-9 series consists of one photograph documenting a trading post at Fort Vermillion, Alberta. Sources include the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior. No photographer is indicated. A-11 series consists of photographs documenting hydro electric resources and development in Alberta. Sources include the Water Power and Reclamation Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Calgary Power Company, William J. Oliver of Calgary and other sources. A-12 series consists of photographs documenting transportation networks, development and services across Alberta. Sources include the Mines Branch, National Parks Branch and the Immigration and Colonization Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada, G.G. Ommaney for the Candian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, Canadian Post Office Department, Floyd Owen, F.H. Kitto, Mr. Bridgeland and other sources. A-13 series consists of photographs documenting aboriginal communities and culture in Alberta. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and other sources. A-14 series consists of photographs documenting educational facilities in cities and towns across Alberta. No sources or photographers are indicated. A-15 series consists of photographs documenting churches in cities and towns across Alberta. No sources or photographers are indicated. A-16 series consists of photographs documenting monuments, historic sites, government buildings and affairs in Alberta. Photos by William J. Oliver of Calgary and other sources. A-17 series consists of photographs documenting immigration settlement in Alberta. No photographers or sources are indiacted. A-18 series consists of photographs documenting geological and topographical views of Alberta. Sources include the Mines Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada, W.D. Albright and other sources. A-19 series consists of photographs documenting recreation, scenes of sports, camping, hunting in Alberta. Sources include the National Parks Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company and other sources. A-20 series consists of photographs documenting government buildings, faciltities and protocol across Alberta. Sources include the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau and other sources. A-21 series consists of photographs documenting cities and towns across Alberta. Sources include the Immigration and Colonization Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, F.H. Kitto and other sources. A-22 series consists of photographic reproductions of maps and charts of Alberta. No sources are indicated. A-23 series consists of photographs documenting air views and photo-topographical mapping views of Alberta. Photos by the Royal Canadian Air Force in collaboration with the Surveys Bureau of the Departent of the Interior.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
02671.1
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
from 07200 to 07204
RV8 297
90: Open
Other accession no.
1988-196 DAP
1987-116 DAP

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

Photocopy of original is available for consultation. FA-021 (Paper)

Original finding aid contains loose prints that have been withdrawn for preservation purposes and is part of photo accession 1987-116. FA-021 (Other)

Some item-level descriptions available in DAPDCAP. (Electronic)

Additional information

Textual references to photography are noted in the Department of the Interior annual reports ca. 1905-1931.

Custodial history
Sub-series of photographs from photo accession 1936-271 previously acquired and managed by one branch of the Department of the Interior, the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch ca. 1917-1922. In 1922 the name was changed to the Natural Resources Intelligence Service. The branch operated as a central agency with the purpose of classifying and disseminating documentation concerning Canada's natural resources and industry development. This organization was renamed the National Development Bureau in 1929, continuing to maintain and update a comprehensive photograph and lantern slide library containing views of Canada's geography, development and tourism. Upon the closure of the National Development Bureau in 1933, the collections were transferred to other agencies operating within the Department in addition to external federal agencies including the Department of Mines and Resources, Department of Trade and Commerce and the Tourism Board. This sub-series of photographs was transferred to the National Archives in 1936. Duplicates and some loose prints have been segregated from the acquired collection.

Availability of other formats note
The following item has been digitized: Hunting party, Jasper Lake, A-19-1-8.

Alpha-numeric note
The complete alpha-numeric index to the photographic records of the Department of the Interior is located in FA-021 and in the photo accession file for 1936-271.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1936-271 NPC