City of Edmonton Archives

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City of Edmonton Archives

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        Dates of existence

        1966-

        History

        In 1966 Bylaw 1161 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw 2823, creating the Edmonton Historical Board, with almost identical roles and responsibilities to the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee. It served in 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 Archives Policy was approved by City Council on April 5, 1971. It formally established the City Archives under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation Department. The Archives’ objectives included acquiring, preserving, and making accessible records relating to the history of Edmonton, particularly those records relating to business conducted by the City of Edmonton. The Archives was also charged with increasing public interest and knowledge of Edmonton’s history through exhibition and displays. Archives staff worked closely with members of the Edmonton Historical Board, as well as staff at the Artifacts Centre, John Walter Museum, and Fort Edmonton Park.

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        City of Edmonton. Parks and Recreation Department (1962-)

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        AR-RG-21

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        City of Edmonton. Parks and Recreation Department controls City of Edmonton Archives

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        RG-21-SB-2.4

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        City of Edmonton Archives

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