Hubert Hollingworth was one of Edmonton's most outstanding photographers and was a founding member of the Edmonton Camera Club. By the age of twenty, Mr. Hollingworth was a seasoned photographer having won several awards for his photographs. He volunteered at the City of Edmonton Archives for many years.

Hubert Hollingworth fonds

The Hubert Hollingworth fonds consists of materials collected or created by Hollingworth between 1914 and 1974. Mr. Hollingworth donated some textual items such as souvenir programs, a post card album, and high school newsletters, but the main focus of his fonds is photographic.


The fonds includes over 3,000 of Mr. Hollingworth's photographs which depict life in Edmonton during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. In 2002, most of the photographs were digitized and are available in our online catalogue.

Glass Slides

A major portion of the Hubert Hollingworth fonds is the Hubert Hollingworth Glass Slide Collection. In 2004, the collection was digitized with financial assistance from the  Archives Society of Alberta and is available through our online catalogue.

The glass slides in the Hubert Hollingworth fonds were created by many people and consist of various subjects including missionary work in Northern British Columbia and Alberta, China, Afghanistan, Africa, and India; Pre-World War II England; World War II; archaeology; and anatomy.