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Edward "Ed" Redekopp fonds

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Date Range
1950-1962
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181045
Scope and Content
001: Photocopies of pictures: Drawers with the QSL Cards in them and during the interview 002: Letters 003: QSL Cards and 1 photograph 004 – 014 QSL Cards 015- Certificates including The American Radio Relay League, Inc Operating Achievement Award WAS (1960)
Date Range
1950-1962
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Edward Redekopp
History / Biographical
Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of radio frequency spectrum for non-commercial exchange of messages. The activity was subject to international regulations and standards and required a license. A ham radio operator was required to obtain a call sign to legally identify oneself on air. Individuals sent personalized QSL cards to one another after they had made radio contact. A QSL card is a written confirmation of either a two-way radio communication between two amateur radio stations or a one-way reception of a signal from an AM radio, FM radio, television or shortwave broadcasting station. QSL cards (1950- 1962) were collected by Edward “Ed” Redekopp as a ham radio operator. Redekopp was interested in electronics and radio servicing and he was fascinated by the ability to contact other amateur radio operators around the world, including operators who didn’t speak English. At first, he communicated by key code (Morse code) and later by microphone. When asked about his hobby and its abrupt end in 1963, he said, “I had a family to look after, a job during the day, and it was too much – I spent too much time on the air, on the radio. I’d be up sometimes in the night, very rarely, but up to four in the morning sometimes, talking to Australians and New Zealanders. Well, as a working man, I had a family to look after, they needed attention.” QSL cards were donated in drawers. Cards in Drawer 1 are in files 2017.1045/008-014. Cards in Drawer 2 are in files 2017.1045/003-007. For more information about Edward “Ed” Redekopp and his hobby please refer to interview – P20180010001-006
Scope and Content
001: Photocopies of pictures: Drawers with the QSL Cards in them and during the interview 002: Letters 003: QSL Cards and 1 photograph 004 – 014 QSL Cards 015- Certificates including The American Radio Relay League, Inc Operating Achievement Award WAS (1960)
Accession No.
20181045
Collection
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Western Canada 1934 road map

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Date Range
1934
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20171009
Physical Description
2 maps on 1 sheet : both sides, col. ; 80 x 63 cm, folded to 20 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Map No.4 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Map No.5 British Columbia and Alberta The maps show rivers, lakes, parks, towns, provincial highways, through routes, paved roads, gravel surfaced roads, graded earth roads, unimproved roads, roads that are not likely to be passable in 1934 and airports or seaplan…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1934
Description Level
Item
Creator
Imperial Oil Limited
Physical Description
2 maps on 1 sheet : both sides, col. ; 80 x 63 cm, folded to 20 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Map No.4 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Map No.5 British Columbia and Alberta The maps show rivers, lakes, parks, towns, provincial highways, through routes, paved roads, gravel surfaced roads, graded earth roads, unimproved roads, roads that are not likely to be passable in 1934 and airports or seaplane ports. The approximate populatons of cities, towns and village according to the 1931 census are also shown along with mileages between stars.
Notes
The scale of these two maps is about 38 miles to the inch. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. 3 inset maps entitled: "Main connections in the Lake Superior Region" (Scale 1 inch = 100 miles) "Vancouver and vincinity" [sic.] (Scale 1 inch = 4 miles) "Principal highway routes of Canada and the Northern United States" (Scale 1 inch = 200 miles) Text on this map indicates: "Main highway routes between Eastern and Western Canada are indicated in red. When the road from Kenora to Port Arthur and Fort William is completed, an all Canadian route from West to East will be open, utilizing the steamer service between the head of the lakes and Sault Ste. Marie. This map shows main trunk lines only; many other roads have been omitted. Roads under construction are shown." Includes text describing Imperial Oil and related products & services, city indexes to each map and a chart of "Approximate Mileages for Western Canada". Copyright Imperial Products Everywhere in Canada series
Accession No.
20171009
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Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20051073
Physical Description
Manuscripts and photographs
Scope and Content
Political cartoons drwn by Ted Hagell and appeared in the Calgary Herald 7 sepia-toned photographs. View of Galt Gardens and Opera House from 5th Street & 3rd Avenue corner; 6 views of the Frank Slide. "Case Lethbridge" is printed at the bottom of ech image. Biography of Edward Hagell typed and wr…
Description Level
Item
Creator
Edward Fredrick "Teddy" Hagell (E.F. Hagell)
Physical Description
Manuscripts and photographs
History / Biographical
Edward Fredrick "Teddy" Hagell was born June 20, 1895 in Coaldale, Alberta. His father, Edward Hagell, arrived in Lethbridge from England in about 1890. He started the first newspaper called “Lethbridge News”. He came with his wife, who died with the birth of her first child, Cora. Edward and Ellen (2nd wife) had four children: Violet, Freda, Albert, and Edward Fredrick “Teddy”. Growing up in southern Alberta, Hagell roamed the prairies sometimes working as a cowboy, indulging his love of horses and the prairie. Thoughout his life he pursued passion of visual art and writing. The major artistic themes in his work were the prairie landscape, animals and the pioneer era of western Canada. He studied in New York and Los Angeles, and lived in Vancouver and on a farm near Toronto before returning to southern Alberta in 1952 to live in Pincher Creek. During his lifetime Ted Hagell produced about 1,500 works of art, wrote poetry and short stories, and published one book. He began writing in 1930. His first works was a collection of poems and short stories. Later a chapter book entitled “When the Grass was Free…” published in January 1954. The "Harker of the Fiddleback" has never been published.
Custodial History
Donated by Dalton Hagell
Scope and Content
Political cartoons drwn by Ted Hagell and appeared in the Calgary Herald 7 sepia-toned photographs. View of Galt Gardens and Opera House from 5th Street & 3rd Avenue corner; 6 views of the Frank Slide. "Case Lethbridge" is printed at the bottom of ech image. Biography of Edward Hagell typed and written page 2 loose scrapbook pages regarding Edward Hagell and events in 1953-1954
Notes
The scrapbook pages are separated from the donation and placed in the grey boxes due theri size
Accession No.
20051073
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