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Ken Penley's Pharmacy collection

1894-2002, predominant 1982-1993

Physical Description:
1 m of textual records. -- 73 audio cassettes. -- 56 photographs

The material in this collection was compiled by Ken Penley of Calgary, Alberta as part of a history project undertaken by the Alberta Pharmaceutical Association to document Alberta's pharmacists and drugstores. After the history book was published, Penley continued to collect material. For further information see The History of Pharmacy in Alberta : The First One Hundred Years (from leeches to lasers). -- Edmonton : Alberta Pharmaceutical Association, 1993.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of biographical files about Alberta pharmacists, recorded interviews (sound) with pharmacists, historical files on drugstores, prescriptions and formula books, and photographs of pharmacists and their activities. Includes reminiscences of the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Ken Penley, 1982-2010.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8059, M-8601, M-9433, RCT-853, RCT-969, PA-2185-(1-15), NA-4030-(2, 4-9, 25)

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