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MUG - READING ROOM

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While drinks are not allowed inside of the Reading Room at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, you can now enjoy your favourite hot drink from a mug that features an image of the Reading Room! The 12oz (354 ml) ceramic latte mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe and comes in a gift box, which makes it the perfect present for any archives enthusiast.

MULTIPURPOSE SHOE BOX, 4"x6"x12"

These multi-purpose boxes can be used to store virtually any collectible. All are acid and lignin free and buffered.

NEVER MARRY AN ENGLISHMAN

In 1899, the Counterfeit Circulation Company Limited is formed to forge Canadian $2.00 notes in Boston, Massachusetts and transport them to Nova Scotia for distribution. In Halifax, Laura Davis begins her litany to her daughters to never marry an Englishman, as a result of her husband Lewis' complicity in the counterfeiting scheme and his affair with another woman. Drawn into the illegal enterprise by his financial and marital difficulties, Lewis William Davis finds himself as the principal of the Boston group formed to print the 1897 Canadian banknotes. Using the daily notes of United States Secret Service agent Owen Owen, which were uncovered by the popular television show Ancestors in the Attic, as well as newspaper accounts of that time period, "Never Marry an Englishman" tells the story of Lewis William Davis' attempt to become richer from his counterfeiting skills and of agent Owen Owen's attempt to capture him.

 

 

NO CORNER BOYS HERE

No Corner Boys Here is the story of two families caught up in a swirl of political, economic, and social dramas not of their own making. The author, Jean Crozier, uncovers forgotten or little-known facts about these people who bore the brunt of global happenings.

NO WAY BACK HOME

The Unexpected Life of a Czech Family in India (1938-1977)

 

In 1938, when faced with a decision to work at a shoe company in India or stay in Czechoslovakia and wait for another war, Miki Hruska's newly married parents opted to move, thinking they would return home in a few years. But they would not be able to return home for another four decades; instead, home became Calcutta, where they raised their family and established a business during a parade of turbulent social and political events. The ill-planned departure of the British from India and their bungled attempts at Partition engendered riots and killings that brought bloodshed to the family s front door. And when the Communists took over the government of West Bengal, they brought labour disruptions that made it next to impossible to operate the family business. This riveting family memoir is set during the cataclysmic events of WWII and its aftermath, giving a harrowing yet heartwarming portrait of life for a migrant Czech family and showing how perseverance and love can sustain people through the darkest of times.

OLD STRATHCONA EDMONTON'S SOUTHSIDE ROOTS

"Old Strathcona: Edmonton's Southside Roots" by Monto is an extensively researched chronological history of southside Edmonton, once the separate city of Strathcona, from its start as a scattering of Metis/Indian pioneer cabins in the 1870s to a bustling commercial/industrial/residential section of the City of Edmonton prior to the downturn of the 1930s. Bound together with "Metis Strathcona" by Lawrence, a ground-breaking essay on the roots of Strathcona, which delineates the Metis identity of many of its earliest pioneers and the Metis pioneers' connection with the area's Papaschase Indian band, which was subsequently thoroughly dispossessed.

 

OPPONENTS AND NEIGHBOURS

Fort George and Buckingham House and the early fur trade on the North Saskatchewan River, 1792 to 1800.

Through meticulous research and careful historiographical analysis, historians Douglas Babcock and Michael Payne paint a vivid portrait of a foundational period of social and economic interaction in Alberta s early fur trade history. While the British Crown claimed ownership and control through a charter granted to the Hudson s Bay Company over a vast territory known as Rupert s Land, in reality it was the Indigenous nations of the continent who held uncontested sovereign dominion over their ancestral lands. It wasn t until 1869 that these territories were absorbed into Canada after which treaties were fashioned, and western provinces established.

 

OUR QUARREL WITH THE FOE: EDMONTON'S SOLDIER 1914-1918

After the terrible poison gas attack in the Ypres Salient in April 1915, Canadian medical officer John McCrae made a plea to his nation in his poem, "In Flanders Fields", to hold the torch from fallen hands and take up Our Quarrel with the Foe.

Inspired by McCrae's words, author Ian Edwards, a historian with The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum, dives into the early story of the Edmonton area Canadian Militia and its preparation to stop the aggression of the Central Powers of Europe. He follows the new Edmonton units, cavalry and infantry, as they came together as comrades within their own unique battalions or regiments of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Edwards reveals their difficulties and successes with recruiting volunteers, mastering command and control, and adapting to new tactical skills, weapons, uniforms, and equipment. Most Edmonton region units were only to be broken up in England, parcelled out as replacements for the fallen Albertans. While other units supplied timber or laid rail lines to permit Allied Powers advances, medics from Edmonton collected and dressed the wounded soldiers of the infantry at the front line.

The Canadian Corps suffered atrocious losses at Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, and the highly successful but costly Final 100 Days Offensive in 1918. Units, with high proportions of Northern and Central Albertans, had triumphs and failures. The gallantry of individual soldiers and unit battle honours paints the picture of their heroism while taking up the quarrel in the First World War....

OVERSIZED BUCKRAM BINDERS

These oversized binders will fit most standard and oversize preservers. The archival binders are completely covered in a durable buckram material with an acid and lignin-free white lining.

PAA LANYARDS

These lanyards have a metal lobster clip, quick release clip and break-away clasp. Available in green, blue, pink or orange.

 

PAPER, Acid-Free, Legal

This Archival quality acid-free paper is perfect for printing and writing on. Each package contains 500 unbuffered pages.

PEN-TOUCH METALLIC INK, Silver, 0.7mm

Pen-touch metallic ink pens are great archival quality pens. They are chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant.

They permanently adherence to most surfaces, and they write on glass, wood, porcelain, plastic, paper and metal.  

These pens are not to be used on original documents or photos.

PEN-TOUCH METTALIC INK PEN, Gold, 0.7mm

Pen-touch metallic ink pens are great archival quality pens. They are chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant.

They permanently adherence to most surfaces, and they write on glass, wood, porcelain, plastic, paper and metal.

These pens are not to be used on original documents or photos.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 4"x5", Buffered

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract migrant acidity. Perfect for storing nitrate and acetate negatives and newspaper clippings. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 4"x5", Unbuffered

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 4"x5", Unbuffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Buffered

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract migrant acidity. Perfect for storing nitrate and acetate negatives and newspaper clippings. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Buffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract migrant acidity. Perfect for storing nitrate and acetate negatives and newspaper clippings. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Unbuffered

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Unbuffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

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