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Archives and Landmarks Committee
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- Textual record
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CA EDM RG-21-2-2
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1947 - 1971 (Creation)
- Archives and Landmarks Committee
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1.06 m of textual records
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On November 9, 1946, Alderman James Harwood Ogilvie requested a report on the status of the City of Edmonton Archives Committee (RG 8.6-146/1). This appears to have initiated renewed interest in archives and historical issues by the City, leading to the passage of Bylaw 1121, establishing the City of Edmonton Archives Committee, January 27, 1947, later amended by Bylaw 1161, to change the name to City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee, March 8, 1948.
The Committee consisted of eight members, each serving a two year term, capable of being renewed. Under the bylaw, the Committee had an advisory role to discover, select, index, catalogue and prepare for safe keeping, reference and suitable display all books, charts, maps, papers, photographs, paintings, property, chattels or objects of any description relating to the history, alteration and development of the City of Edmonton including recommending purchases, housing and displaying of such material. The Committee continued in existence until May 24, 1966 when Bylaw 1161 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw 2823, creating the Edmonton Historical Board, with almost identical roles and responsibilities.
Scope and content
This sub-series consists of:
Minutes, 1947, 1957-1966. [files 1-8]
General correspondence files, 1947-1968. These files appear to have been predominantly created by the committee secretaries Margaret Williams (1947-1956) and Garnet Kyle (1957-1962) and may have been continued by M. Gertrude Ragan (1962-1966). [files 9-33]
Topical files, 1930-1970. The contents of these files appear to have been created primarily by Garnet Kyle and M. Gertrude Ragan, committee secretaries. The series may have been created by M. Gertrude Ragan. [files 34-107]
Files found in the collection and repatriated to this subseries. [files 108-111]
Scrapbook, 1951-1966. The contents relate to the activities of the Committee. [file 112]
Immediate source of acquisition
These material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives between 1948 and 2005. Other files were found in the collection in 2015 and 2016 and repatriated to this sub-series.
The material was arranged by the archivist by type of record (minutes, general correspondence, topical correspondence, and a scrapbook).
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There are no restrictions on access.
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Copyright may apply.
File list available online.
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No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A48-3, A73-12, A92-6, A2005-104, A2015-49, A2016-116, A2016-118
There are a number of photographs in EA-10 which are strongly suspected of being created by the Archives and Landmarks Committee, but the relationship cannot be proven.
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City of Edmonton Archives
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