Roy and Dr. Parsons belonged to the Alberta Historical Society at one time and Roy donated these periodicals to the Archives
Alberta History was published quarterly by the Historical Society of Alberta with assistance from the Alberta Dept. of Culture and the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. It was distributed free of charge to persons paying the annual $10.00 membership fee.
Caption "Temperance elocutionists in Edmonton, 1897"
Cover Illustration: In March 1897, the Independent Order of Good Templars had an elocution contest in Edmonton's Saddlery Hall, the winner receiving a silver medal. The six competitors were photographed after the event, so it is likely that the girl at centre, wearing two medals, was winner Annie Evans with her lecture, "The Sparrow Must Fall". Other contestants were: Maud Lauder, with "A Voice from the Poor House"; Grace Ritchie, "Patriotic Prohibition"; Miss Dixon, "The Signs of the Times"; and Edith Bellamy, "How to Curtail the Liquor Traffic".
Articles include Confessions of a Stenographer, Peter Erasmus, Sheep and Sheep Men