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Western Canadiana collection

  • CA MRUASC C0014
  • Collection
  • 1812-2020, predominant 1870-1970

Collection primarily consists of published books and periodicals as well as souvenir photographs, postcards, offprints, and maps relating to the early history and exploration of western Canada.

Linda Many Guns fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0056
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2011, predominantly 1999-2003

Fonds consists of materials from Dr. Linda Many Guns' research project, "The Ten Grandmothers Project" (initially called "The Ten Old Ladies Project"), based on Many Guns' interviews with traditional Blackfoot elders in southern Alberta and the United States. The research project was focused on the elders' teachings about the role of women in Blackfoot society and was carried out while Many Guns was Executive Director of the Nii Touii Knowledge and Learning Centre.

The fonds consists of one series containing audio recordings of the interviews, as well as transcripts, release forms, notes, correspondence, a draft manuscript of a book Many Guns intended to publish, drawings, fabric samples, and photographs. Also included are other audio recordings of Blackfoot language lessons, songs, and dances.

Linda Many Guns

Early modern Britain collection

  • CA MRUASC C0015
  • Collection
  • 1590-1793, 1909

Collection mainly consists of books and pamphlets published in England and Scotland between 1500 and 1800. Collection contains three subject-based series: English Civil Wars, witch trials, and the Popish Plot. Collection also contains satirical prints, daily news periodicals, novels and poetry, religious texts, a cookbook, and a herbal.

Gassho Dojikun [combined book of children's textbook]

Item is an illustrated textbook for children from Edo Period, created by Suaraya Gensuke and six other authors. The textbook covers a wide range of topics and subjects including moral teachings, historical events, times tables, geography, reading, math, and defines important relationships such as those between a feudal lord and followers, father/son, husband/wife, and parents/children etc.

Vestigii delle Terme di Constantino...

Item is an etching by the artist Etienne Duperac, depicting the south-west side of the Baths of Constantine. The Baths of Constantine were destroyed and replaced with the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi.

The Temptation of St. Anthony

Item is a single leaf etched print created by French artist, Jacques Callot, a master printmaker of the Baroque period. The engraving depicts St. Anthony being tempted and tortured in the Egyptian dessert by the devil and a host of demons. The devil, in the form of a monstrous dragon directs the chaos, while St. Anthony cowers near the mouth of a cave in the bottom left corner. Originally created in 1635, this version of the print is Callot's second attempt at capturing the temptation of St. Anthony.

Robert Steadward fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0054
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2017

Fonds reflects Steadward's work as the first President of the International Paralympic Committee and his involvement in the development of fitness and competitive sport opportunities for people with disabilities. Fonds is divided into six series: S1 - University of Alberta and the Research and Training Centre for Athletes with Disabilities, S2 - International Paralympic Committee (IPC), S3 - Paralympic Games, S4 - Non-Paralympic disability sporting events and associations, S5 - Speeches, presentations, interviews, and publications, and S6 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Games.

Fonds contains correspondence, reports, minutes, speeches, presentations, papers, newspapers, agendas, meeting notes, policies, bylaws, newsletters, press releases, competition results, handbooks, budgets, rules, photographs, videos, manuals, and guides.

Robert Steadward

Nuclear disarmament movement collection

  • CA MRUASC C0016
  • Collection
  • 1949-1995

Collection consists of pamphlets published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and other organizations in the British anti-nuclear movement during the Cold War. The pamphlets were published to encourage activism related to nuclear disarmament, and to inform the public on related issues including the arms race, civil defence, government policy, and the threat and effects of nuclear war. The collection contains one series of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament publications, and also contains other pamphlets published by the Communist Party of Great Britain, Scientists Against Nuclear Arms, and others.

Mount Royal University. Cougars Athletics and Recreation fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0030
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2016

Fonds documents the development and achievements of the athletics program at Mount Royal University. Fonds largely consists of photographs (of athletes, coaches, and teams), as well as score sheets, posters, athletics magazines, newspaper clippings, and audio and video recordings. The fonds is arranged into the following five series: photographs, publications, audiovisual materials, score sheets, and media clippings.

Cougars Athletics and Recreation (Mount Royal University)

Leona Paterson fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0038
  • Fonds
  • 1896-[201-], predominantly 1940-1998

Fonds documents Paterson's career as a teacher of speech and drama at Mount Royal College, her adjudication work at festivals across Canada, her involvement with Knox United Church, and her work as director of the Mount Royal College Conservatory.

The fonds contains: scrapbooks, daily date books, speech arts theory exams, scripts, travel diaries, programs for speech and drama festivals, photographs of Mount Royal faculty and Paterson's friends and family, Knox United Church records, speeches, toasts, poems and scripts collected by Theresa M. Siegel, audio reels of performances, interviews with Leona Paterson, and original poetry by her husband Harold "Pat" Paterson. The fonds is arranged into the following series: scrapbooks, professional activities, teaching, Harold Paterson, Theresa M. Siegel, personal records, and audiovisual materials.

Leona Paterson

Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

  • CA MRUASC C0003
  • Collection
  • [11--]-[19--?], predominant [12--]-[15--]

Collection consists of manuscript (written by hand) books, book fragments, and documents, predominantly from the medieval and early modern periods. Most items were produced in western and southern Europe (France, England, Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain), while others originated in Asia, northern Africa, the Middle East, and Russia. Many leaves are illuminated and feature decorative initials, borders, line fillers, marginal illustrations, etc.

The collection is arranged in series by manuscript type: books of hours and prayer books, liturgical books (containing leaves from psalters, breviaries, antiphonals, and graduals), charters (legal records), Bibles, and canon law.

Rare book collection

  • CA MRUASC C0012
  • Collection
  • [1691?]-1987

Collection consists of rare books and other publications that are not part of other collections or fonds.

Canadian Cold War pamphlet collection

  • CA MRUASC C0006
  • Collection
  • 1947-1985

Collection consists of pamphlets published by the Canadian government and other organizations during the Cold War, mostly concerning the threat of nuclear war. Pamphlets were published by the Government of Canada, Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and others. The collection is arranged into five series, and subjects include civil defence, the anti-nuclear movement, nuclear war, survival planning, communist threats, and Canadian Army training. Other items discuss radioactive fallout, rescue operations, and first aid.

Bruce Hunter fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0046
  • Fonds
  • 1950, 1960-2023

Fonds documents Hunter's career as a novelist, poet, and writer of short stories. Fonds consists of correspondence, books, poems, short stories, manuscript drafts, research notes, contracts and agreements, posters, articles, reviews, interviews, photographs, and diaries. Fonds is arranged into 4 series: letters; writing and publications; family history; and articles and reviews.

Bruce Hunter

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