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Royal Visits

The Provincial Archives of Alberta holds a wide range of sources relating to Royal Visits to Alberta.

Textual Records

  • Royal Visit arrangements (logistics & security), 1951 (GR1964.011/1-37)
  • Invitation lists, 1959 (GR1971.441/16)
  • Official list of presentations, 1939 (GR1974.001/260)
  • Correspondence re: Royal Visits, 1959-1967 (GR1978.275/63)
  • Correspondence and financial documents, 1939-1959 (GR1987.182/2)
  • Queen Mother's tour, 1985 (GR1992.510/100-10 & 100-11)
  • Miscellaneous Lieutenant Governor files re: Royal Visits, 1958-1990 SUBJECT TO FOIP (GR1996.258/20-22; 163-164)
  • Canadian National Magazine re: Royal Visit photos, 1951 (PR1966.017/SE)
  • Correspondence and press pass, 1939, 1951 (PR1966.081/518-536)
  • Souvenir Program of Royal Visit, 1939 (PR1968.258/SE)
  • Souvenir Program of Royal Visit, 1939 (PR1969.143/SE)
  • Royal Visit souvenir edition of the Edmonton Journal, 1939 (PR1970.045/OC)
  • Published Souvenirs, 1939 (PR1973.064/90-96)
  • Menu from luncheon for Prince of Wales, 1919 (PR1973.365/SE)
  • Photos and booklet re: Royal Visit, 1939 (PR1976.188/SE)
  • Account of Vivian Prudham's journey on the Royal Train, 1951 (PR1978.117/SE)
  • Poster, 1939 (PR1986.125/673)
  • Audio recordings -- Royal Tour Diary, 1951 (PR1990.201)
  • Vera Collins Webb Diary, 1939 (PR1998.649/1)
  • Correspondence re Royal Visit financial arrangements, 1939 (PR1988.480/3)

Film and Video Sources

  • Queen Elizabeth's visit to Edmonton, 1957, Film, 4:06, Colour, Silent (GR1988.296/2)
  • Parade and Royal Visit, 1939, Film, 5:30, Colour, Silent (PR1970.27/19)
  • Royal Tour in Alberta (PR1972.477/11)
  • Royal Tour In Alberta, 1939, Film, 11:30, Colour, Silent (PR1972.477/14)
  • [Royal Visit] [King George VI], 1939, Film, 9:45, Colour, Silent (PR1976.188/2)
  • 1939 Royal Visit on Kingsway Ave, Edmonton, 1939, Film, 10:10, Colour, Silent (PR1980.007)
  • [Banff, Jasper and the Royal Visit of 1939], 1939, Film, 5:00, Colour, Silent (PR1984.027/86)
  • Commonwealth Games, Edmonton — Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip/official opening of Sunshine Home, Vegreville/Ukrainian dancers and dignitaries, Vegreville, [1930s], Film, 18:37, B&W, Silent (PR1991.374/38)
  • Church service at Ukrainian Village/boy scouts marching/dancing in front of giant pysanka, Vegreville/examples of pysanka in a frame; helicopter with Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip/royal visit/royal couple leaving by train, 1977-1998, Film, 9:00, Colour, Silent (91.374/63)
  • “H.R.H. Prince Phillip”, No date, Film, 24:45, Colour, Silent/Sound (PR1993.235/42)
  • [Royal Family] and [“Coronations and Royal Visit”], July 1973, Film, 6:00, Colour, Silent (PR1993.274/1)
  • Royal Tour, Opening of 1983 World University Games, [1901-1939], Film, Videos, 11:00, 15:05, Colour/B&W, Silent (PR1997.111/346)
  • Royal Tour, June 29 1983, Video, 22:00, Colour, Sound (PR1997.111/347)
  • Royal Tour, June 30 1983, Video, 3:00, Colour, Sound (PR1997.111/348)
  • Royal Tour, June 30 1983, Video, 00:40, Colour, Sound (PR1997.111/349)
  • The Coronation of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 1937, June 30 1983, Video, 1:50, Colour, Sound (PR1998.912/1)
  • The News Parade — The Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and U.S., 1939, No date, Film, 10:00, B&W, Silent (PR1998.912/2)
  • King George VI Visit to Edmonton, 1939, Film, 10:00, B&W, Silent (PR2001.1186)

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