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Rare book collection

  • CA MRUASC C0012
  • Collection
  • 1642-1963

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

Patterson English manuscript and publication collection

  • CA MRUASC C0007
  • Collection
  • 1687-1954

Collection consists of 17th to 20th century English manuscript records and publications that were collected by Mount Royal University professor Diana Patterson. The collection contains a wide variety of personal, legal, financial, and religious records including: diaries, travel journals, correspondence, wills, commonplace books, transcriptions of philosophical and literature texts, poetry, and sermons. Patterson intended the collection to be used to teach English and History students about paleography, scholarly editing, primary source research methods, and the history of the book.

Diana Patterson

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 four series, and subjects include civil defence, the anti-nuclear movement, nuclear war, survival planning, and communist threats. Other items discuss radioactive fallout, rescue operations, and first aid.

Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD) collection

  • CA MRUASC C0005
  • Collection
  • 1995-2015

Collection consists of a near-complete print run of Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD), a Calgary-based local news and entertainment weekly newspaper that was published from 1995 to 2015 by Great West Newspapers Limited Partnership. The 934 newspaper issues in the collection are bound in volumes in chronological order. The collection also contains one series of CD and DVDs containing digital photographs, articles, and web page images created by Fast Forward Weekly's staff for the newspaper.

"Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD) was a news and entertainment weekly which provides news, alternative viewpoints, entertainment information, review articles and specialized advertising. It was distributed throughout Calgary, Banff and Canmore. It is owned by Great West Newspapers, LP. With an assessed readership of 70,000 upon a distributed circulation of 30,000, the paper was one of the most widely circulated and well-respected alternative newspapers in Canada."

Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

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

Collection consists of manuscripts (books, leaves, and documents written by hand), mostly from medieval and early modern Europe. Most items were produced in Western and Southern Europe (France, England, Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain), although a few are from the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Many leaves are illuminated and feature decorative initials, borders, line fillers, etc. Most are in Latin, although a few are in medieval vernacular or other languages.

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

Early print collection

  • CA MRUASC C0001
  • Collection
  • 1480-1598, 1892

Collection illustrates the early development of movable type printing in Europe. Collection consists of printed books including a book of hours and a collection of Chaucer's works, as well as leaves from Bibles, hagiographies, liturgical texts, and works of history, literature, canon law, and botany.

Blaine Canadian sports history collection

  • CA MRUASC C0011
  • Collection
  • 1906-2019

Collection documents the history of professional, amateur, and varsity/collegiate sport in Canada, particularly hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo. The collection illustrates the development of these sports in the 20th and early 21st centuries (the period from the 1940s to the 1990s is particularly well-documented), and focuses on Canadian leagues as well as international leagues in which Canadian teams participated. Most of the collection relates to Canadian teams and athletes (although American teams are also well-represented), with a particular focus on Alberta and Western Canada.

The collection largely consists of publications, ephemera, and promotional objects including: game and tournament programs, photographs, magazines, media guides, yearbooks, schedules, calendars, trading cards, game tickets, pins and buttons, pennants, patches, and decals.

The collection is arranged into 5 series by sport: hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo (devoted to the Calgary Stampede). The collection was meticulously organized and documented by the donor Bob Blaine, with most of the collection housed in binders that are arranged by level of competition (professional, amateur, varsity/collegiate), league, date range, and type of material. The contents of each binder are further arranged, typically by material type and date, and many items are accompanied by detailed supplementary contextual information provided by Blaine.

Alina Dabrowska collection

  • CA MRUASC C0010
  • Collection
  • [198-]-2016

Collection illustrates Dabrowska's work as an artist and was assembled by her friend Joanna Stuchly. The collection consists of prints and photographs of her artistic works, as well as brochures she designed, a resume, and media clippings.

Alina Dabrowska

Mount Royal University publication collection

  • CA MRUASC C0008
  • Collection
  • 1911-2017

Collection contains publications published by Mount Royal University and its departments, faculty, staff, and students. Collections consists of academic calendars, and student and department yearbooks.

Mount Royal College photograph collection

  • CA MRUASC C0004
  • Collection
  • 1911-1969

Collection mostly consists of professional portraits of sports teams, classes, and clubs at Mount Royal College.

Mount Royal University

Raichman Canadian communist pamphlet collection

  • CA MRUASC C0002
  • Collection
  • [194-]-1979

Collection contains pamphlets published by the Communist Party of Canada/Labor-Progressive Party, Progress Books, and other Canadian communist and socialist organizations and publishers. Pamphlet subjects include the anti-war movement, political platforms, labour, and economics.