Subseries COLL-ALD - Ed Aldredge collection

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Ed Aldredge collection

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  • ca. [192-?] - [196-?], 1988-1992 (Creation)
    Ed Aldredge

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ca. 850 b&w photographs : 25cm x 20cm prints and smaller ; 35mm slide transparencies ; 12cm x 10cm negatives
2 scrapbooks of clippings

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Edgar “Eddie” Wilfrid Aldredge (1901-1992) was one of Penticton’s best known residents. After having worked stints with on the railroad with CPR and in the mining industry with Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company (Trail) in his youth, Aldredge returned to Penticton and began his career as a journalist with the Penticton Herald newspaper in the 1920s. He eventually settled into writing a recurring column dedicated to profiling prominent settler families of the pioneer era. Later, he wrote a similar column for Okanagan Sunday. He married Winnfred Sadler of Kaleden (d. 1986) in 1963
Ed Aldredge was awarded the City of Penticton’s Merit award for his contributions to the community at in 1973 at the age of 72.

Subseries consists of ca. 850 photographs taken by Ed Aldredge of notable people, structures, landmarks, and events in Penticton, BC. The subseries consists secondarily of a collection of his published columns in the Penticton Herald and Okanagan Sunday as clippings, mounted in two large scrapbooks.
Aldredge’s column dealt primarily with descriptions of early white settler families in the Okanagan.

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Penticton collection
Penticton Herald collection

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Pending research into the rarity of the compilation of the clippings accumulated by Doug Cox which forms part of this series, the decision to copy to bond paper and/or mount digitally will be finalized.

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Created 2015-06-26 by Paige Hohmann
Revised 2017-01-28 by Paige Hohmann

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Stannard, P. (1991). Eddie Aldredge: Penticton Historian. Okanagan History. Fifty-fifth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-06-26
Aldredge, Edgar Wilfrid [obituary]. (1993). Okanagan History. Fifty-seventh report of the Okanagan Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-06-26

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