Title and statement of responsibility area
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on name of creator.
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Edition statement of responsibility
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1977 - 1983, predominant 1977 - 1980 (Creation)
- Purves, Cec
Physical description area
2.1 m of textual records. - 5 photographs
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Archival description area
Name of creator
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.
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).
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.
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Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
File list available online.
No further accruals are expected.
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.
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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