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Rare book collection

  • CA MRUASC C0012
  • Collection
  • [1590?]-1987

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

Diana Patterson fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0028
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2019

Fonds reflects Patterson's career as an English professor at Mount Royal University and as a chronicler of the University's history. Fonds contains English course outlines, programs for Conservatory and theatre performances, research on the history of the Conservatory and theatre, presentation notes and photos, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Diana Patterson

Bruce Hunter fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0046
  • Fonds
  • 1950, 1960-2020

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

Doris Annear fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0050
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1949

Fonds documents Annear's time as a student at Mount Royal College in the 1940s. Fonds contains photographs, a program, invitation, and a membership card.

Doris Annear

Margaret Bertram fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0048
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1946

Fonds illustrates Bertram's time as a student at Mount Royal College. Fonds contains a convocation pin and a proficiency medal.

Margaret Bertram

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.

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
  • 1477-1598, 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.

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.

Joel Barrett fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0001
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1977

Fonds documents Barrett's work as an architect with the firm Stevenson, Raines, Barrett, Hutton, Seton and Partners, particularly his work on the design of Mount Royal College's Lincoln Park Campus. The fonds consists of photographs and a paper.

Joel Barrett

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.

Leonard Leacock fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0008
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1992

Fonds reflects Leacock's career as a teacher of music at Mount Royal College as well as his work as a pianist and composer. The fonds is arranged into three series which include audio recordings, awards and achievements, and programs and articles regarding his public performances and teaching career. Other records in the fonds reflect Leacock's interests in photography and mountaineering, and include photographs and personal correspondence.

Leonard Leacock

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

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."

Grant Paterson fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0043
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2019

Fonds reflects Paterson's career as a teacher of speech arts and drama at Mount Royal University and independently, as well as his work as a performer, director, and adjudicator. The fonds is arranged into five series: adjudication, teaching, performances, education, and local speech and music festivals. Fonds consists of performance and festival programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio and video recordings, correspondence, cards, scripts, brochures, tickets, and schedules.

Grant Paterson

Stephen Wilk fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0041
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2008, predominant 1997-2001

Fonds documents Wilks' work as the coordinator and photo page editor of the Mount Royal College History Project. Wilk worked with author Robert MacDonald on the project to research and write an unpublished book as part of Mount Royal's 90th anniversary celebration titled: "An Institution and its Communities: A History of Mount Royal College 1910-2000." Fonds contains one series of audio recordings of interviews with Mount Royal faculty, staff, and students. Fonds also contains correspondence, book drafts, research notes, brochures and promotional material, newspaper articles, photographs, project proposals, timelines, and progress reports.

Stephen Wilk

Mount Royal University. School of Nursing and Midwifery fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0036
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2017, predominant 1964-2007

Fonds reflects the development and evolution of the Mount Royal University's School of Nursing and Midwifery and the academic programs it offered. Fonds is arranged into twelve series: photographs, the Diploma Nursing Program and nursing certificate programs, Calgary Conjoint Nursing Program, Athabasca University at Mount Royal College, Bachelor of Nursing, awards, convocation, alumni, external organizations and governing bodies, institutional reports, administration, and course outlines and learning materials.

Fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agendas, reports, curriculum development documentation and proposals, surveys/questionnaires, photographs, brochures and pamphlets, student and faculty handbooks, policies, procedures, articles, financial statements and budgets, course modules, and newsletters.

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Mount Royal University)

Donna Taylor fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0037
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2014

Fonds documents Taylor's career as a nursing faculty member at Mount Royal College, including her committee work and involvement with the Centre for Health Studies and the Calgary Conjoint Nursing program. Fonds consists of brochures, a yearbook, and records related to nursing programs.

Donna Taylor

Douglass Smith Kirkwood fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0032
  • Fonds
  • 1942, 2018

Fonds illustrates the military service of Douglass Smith Kirkwood, a former student of Mount Royal College, in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Fonds contains a university diploma, photocopies of military paperwork, and research about Kirkwood's military service.

Douglass Smith Kirkwood

Purdy Family fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0031
  • Fonds
  • [191-]-1950, [1993?]

Fonds illustrates the military service of two members of the Purdy family; Gordon Purdy and his son Douglas Gordon Purdy. Fonds consists of military medals from World War I and World War II, a book about the battle of Dieppe, and reproductions of photographs and military records.

Purdy family

Jim Cameron fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0034
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1972

Fonds illustrates the construction of Mount Royal College's Lincoln Park Campus, which Jim Cameron was contacted as a photographer to document. Fonds consists of negatives, slides, photographic prints, and albums which primarily document the weekly progress of the project, as well as some related ceremonies and events, from the groundbreaking to the grand opening of the completed building. Most materials relate to the Lincoln Park Campus, although there are several photos of the original downtown campus, as well as aerial photos of the Churchill Park Campus (now Bow Valley College), and Old Sun College in Siksika, Alberta. Fonds is made up of three series: negatives and slides, prints, and photo albums.

Jim Cameron

Pat Roome fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0024
  • Fonds
  • 1992, 2006-2012

Fonds documents Pat Roome's work on projects commemorating Mount Royal's centennial in 2010, including: the establishment of the Military Memorial Bursaries, a centennial mural, time capsule, postage stamp issue, the design of a Mount Royal tartan, and the research and publication of institutional history books. Fonds also documents Roome's other work as the first director of what became the Mount Royal Archives and Special Collections. The fonds contains centennial project summaries, event planning notes and documents, research notes, design mock-ups, photo inventories, and correspondence.

Pat Roome

Carol Shepstone fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0010
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2017, predominant 2000-2017

Fonds illustrates the planning and design of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre, which was led by Shepstone as University Librarian. The fonds consists of three series which documents furniture planning, architectural, and electrical drawings, new library planning, and administration for the Riddell Library and Learning Centre and the Mount Royal College Library. Other records document architecture firm's planning for the RLLC and Mount Royal College planning. The fonds also contains publications, memorabilia, and artwork.

Carol Shepstone

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. Department of Financial Services fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0021
  • Fonds
  • 1911-2000

Fonds consists of audited financial statements for Mount Royal College (1919-1999), the Mount Royal College Foundation (1997-1999), and the Mount Royal College Day Care Society (1993-1999). Fonds contains two series: Mount Royal College Foundation financial statements, and Mount Royal College Day Care Society: financial statements.

Department of Financial Services (Mount Royal University)

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