Subseries 4 - City of Edmonton Archives

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Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

City of Edmonton Archives

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph
  • Architectural drawing

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Title notes

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

Level of description

Subseries

Reference code

CA EDM RG-21-2-4

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1966-1996, predominant 1966-1990 (Creation)
    Creator
    The City of Edmonton Archives

Physical description area

Physical description

80 cm textual records. - 232 photographs. - 8 architectural drawings

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

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Archival description area

Name of creator

(1966-)

Administrative 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In 1966 Bylaw 1161 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw 2823, creating the Edmonton Historical Board, with almost identical roles and responsibilities to the City of Edmonton Archives and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.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This subseries contains records created through the operation of the City of Edmonton Archives. This subseries also includes photos taken by Archives staff of buildings related to Edmonton’s history, the Archives facilities and staff, and photographs of Paul Kane sketches taken at the Edmonton Art Gallery.

Paul Kane sketches (originally created 1846)


  • EA-20-126 to EA-20-140

Heritage buildings and streetscapes


  • EA-20-52 to EA-20-124
  • EA-20-141 to EA-20-174

Photos of Archives facilities and staff


  • EA-155-14 to EA-155-22 (see G.P. 732-1976)
  • EA-746-1 to EA-746-101

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

These records were transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives collection between 1969 and 1997 by staff at the City of Edmonton Archives.

Arrangement

The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs in this subseries were arranged in no particular order and assigned item numbers with the prefixes EA-20, EA-155, and EA-746.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

File list available online.
Photographs have been described at the item level; some are available on the online database, with the remainder available in the reference room.

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession number: A69-129, A70-67, A81-93, A84-142, A84-188, A86-51, A89-65, A91-60, A92-5, A92-34, A92-63, A93-113, A93-174, A95-213, A96-119, A97-144, A97-182

General note

All transitory correspondence, including research inquiries, were destroyed. Most personnel records were destroyed. Only aggregates of monthly reports were kept.

General note

Preservation copies of newspaper clippings and thermos-fax paper were made during processing.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

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Name access points

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Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

City of Edmonton Archives

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

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Accession area

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Physical storage

  • Box: East B
  • Box: Library
  • Box: North B
  • Map cabinet: East B