Fondo F 689 - Ernest E. Poole Foundation fonds

Área de título y declaración de responsabilidad

Título apropiado

Ernest E. Poole Foundation fonds

Tipo general de material

  • Moving images

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Otra información de título

Título declaración de responsabilidad

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Nivel de descripción


Institución archivística

Código de referencia

F 689

Área de edición

Declaración de edición

Declaración de responsabilidad de edición

Área de detalles específicos de la clase de material

Mención de la escala (cartográfica)

Mención de proyección (cartográfica)

Mención de coordenadas (cartográfica)

Mención de la escala (arquitectónica)

Jurisdicción de emisión y denominación (filatélico)

Área de fechas de creación


  • 1900 - 1960 (Criação)
    Ernest E. Poole Foundation, 1961-1985
  • [192?-] (Criação)

Área de descripción física

Descripción física

121 film reels

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Título apropiado de las series del editor

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Área de descripción del archivo

Nombre del productor


Historia administrativa

Ernest Edward Poole was born on October 18, 1883 in Woodville Mills, Prince Edward Island to John T. Poole and Jean (Shaw) Poole. Educated in Prince Edward Island, he attended business college in Charlottetown and studied architecture and reinforced concrete engineering. Poole worked in his father's saw, flour and carding mills prior to moving to Melita, Manitoba in 1903 for carpentry work. In 1904, he worked as a carpenter and hardware store operator in Stoughton, North-West Territories (later known as Saskatchewan).

In 1906, Poole and a partner, James Martin, established a construction firm in Stoughton under the name Martin and Poole. After Martin's retirement in 1907, Poole continued the business under the name E.E. Poole General Contractor. The company's projects extended throughout Saskatchewan and into Manitoba and typically included schools, banks, town halls and rinks. In 1910, Poole moved his business headquarters first to Rouleau, then to Moose Jaw (1913) and Regina (1914). Poole Construction Company Ltd. was incorporated in Saskatchewan in 1913. Poole married Gertrude Inez Annear that same year; they went on to have four children: John, Ruth, George and Inez.

In 1921, Poole Construction Company Ltd. secured its first major contract with the construction of the Weyburn Mental Hospital in Weyburn. In 1922, the company opened an office in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1932, the company's headquarters and the Ernest Poole family moved to Edmonton. After selling the company to his sons in 1948, Poole continued to serve the company as president and later chairman until his death on March 12, 1964.

Poole was an Associate Member of the Engineering Institute of Canada; member of various organizations in Regina, including the Rotary Club, Assiniboia Club, Wascana Country Club and Canadian Club; and a member of the Alberta Provincial Council of the Boy Scouts of Canada. Poole travelled extensively and collected art, antique silver and firearms. In 1961, Poole and his wife established the Poole Foundation. Later known as the Ernest E. Poole Foundation, the organization managed and dispersed of the Pooles' large art collection until its dissolution in 1985.

Historial de custodia

John E. Poole, a director of the Ernest E. Poole Foundation, donated these records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in Edmonton in April 1976. The Provincial Archives of Alberta subsequently transferred them to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in 1977. The records were assigned accession number R77-133 (May 4, 1977).

Alcance y contenido

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Ernest E. Poole, the owner of a construction company who resided in Saskatchewan from 1904 to 1932. The fonds consists of 120-16 mm, silent, black and white and colour films that mainly document the activities of the Poole family and Poole Construction Company Ltd. Scenes of the family involved in various recreational activities and footage taken on their holidays to various parts of Canada, Hawaii, Europe, Barbados and Jamaica are included.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

Área de notas

Condiciones físicas

Most of the original films are in poor physical condition.

Origen del ingreso


No arrangement was applied to the records in this fonds.

Idioma del material

Escritura del material

Ubicación de los originales

Disponibilidad de otros formatos

Some of the films are available on videocassette. 119 of the 120 films are available on DVD (the negative copy of FILM R-122.1 has not been transferred).

Restricciones de acceso

Records are open for research use.

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

Films are in the public domain. Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

Instrumentos de descripción

SAFA 659 consists of a fonds description and item descriptions of films.

Materiales asociados

Records created by Ernest E. Poole, his family and the Ernest E. Poole Foundation are located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Materiales relacionados


No further accruals are expected.

Location note

Location for retrieval: Regina-Hillsdale


Copies of some of the original films have been made on videocassette. Copies of 119 of 120 original films have been made on DVD.


Most of the original films cannot be viewed due to shrinkage.

Alpha-numeric designations

Other codes: FILM R-94.1 to FILM R-139

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Número estándar

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso por materia

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