Subseries 2 - Ed Aldredge collection

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Ed Aldredge collection

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  • Multiple media

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CA OSC ARC 01-3-2

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  • ca. [194-]-[196-], 1992-1998 (Creation)

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265 photographs
2 scrapbooks

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Biographical sketch:
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 white settler families of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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.

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Subseries consists of 265 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.

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Box 1, File 14

1.3-2/00001 through 1.3-2/00279
Regular Negative box 13.1
35N box 1
Regular Print box 13, 14
Large Print box 2

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Stannard, P. (1991). Eddie Aldredge: Penticton Historian. Okanagan History. Fifty-fifth report of the Okanagan Historical Society.

Aldredge, Edgar Wilfrid [obituary]. (1993). Okanagan History. Fifty-seventh report of the Okanagan Historical Society.

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