Series 8 - Cec Purves

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Cec Purves

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on name of creator.

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  • 1977 - 1983, predominant 1977 - 1980 (Creation)
    Purves, Cec

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Physical description

2.1 m of textual records. - 5 photographs

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Cecil (Cec) John Harry Purves was born in Edmonton in 1933. He successfully ran for City Council in 1966, and was re-elected in 1968 and 1971. In 1974 he unsuccessfully ran against William Hawrelak for Mayor. He ran again in 1977, this time winning the Mayoral election. He served a second term as Mayor after his re-election in 1980. He left politics after losing the Mayoral election to Laurence Decore in 1983.

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Scope and content

The series consists of engagements, complaints, speeches, correspondence, reports, and records relating to Mayors' conferences and public hearings, blank letterhead, and daily journals detailing the Mayor's meetings. It also includes a photo of the Centennial Mall Fountain (EA-353-12), four photos of a marigold glass dish presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her Commonwealth Games visit (EA-353-1 through EA-353-4).

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This material is believed to have been transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by City administration in the 1970s, and the Mayor's Office in the 1980s and 2002. The blank letterhead was found in the Cec Purves clippings file and moved to RG-6 in 2016.


The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-353.
Some reports were assigned item numbers with the prefix GP.

Language of material

  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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File list available online.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Files 48-124 were rehoused by Archives staff. When this refiling was done, some larger files were split up into several smaller ones in order as a preventative conservation measure. The original file numbers appear in parentheses in the file list.

General note

Accession numbers: A75-25, A78-104, A80-99, A82-50, A83-67, A84-12, A86-112, A95-190, A2002-1, A2014-25, A2016-22

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Physical storage

  • Box: RG Room
  • Box: Library
  • Shelf: Library