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City of Edmonton. Business Development Department fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
- Cartographic material
Industrial Development Board (1945-1956), Industrial Development Department (1959-1961, 1966-1971), Edmonton Economic Development Authority (1982-1992)
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CA EDM RG-23
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Dates of creation area
[ca.1871]-1989, predominant 1946-1989 (Creation)
- Business Development Department
Physical description area
6 m of textual records and other material
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Name of creator
The Industrial Development Board was approved by Council in 1945 and was responsible for promoting industrial development in Edmonton and to advise City Council and the City Commissioners. In 1957 the Industrial Development Board became the Land and Industrial Development Department, but two years later it was dissolved into the Land Department and the Industrial Development Department. The Industrial Development Department was responsible for promoting Edmonton as a destination for industry.
In 1971 the Industrial Development Department was renamed the Business Development Department to more accurately represent the work being done. The primary purpose of the Business Development Department was to develop and execute programs to attract and facilitate all aspects of economic and industrial growth in the Edmonton area. Through its involvement in resource development and tourism the department also played a vital role in the promotion of the city and its facilities. Specifically, it was instrumental in the growth and development of Klondike Days and Fort Edmonton Park, which were used as promotional tools at Expo '67 in Montreal. The department also assisted in the development and promotion of the Yellowhead Highway route across western Canada.
The Business Development Department was dissolved in 1982 when it was replaced by the Edmonton Economic Development Authority.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of agreements, brochures, correspondence, manuals, meeting minutes, newsletters, press clippings, media releases, and promotional material relating to the Business Development Department.
The fonds has been divided into five series. Wherever possible this division was done with respect to the original order of the fonds. These five series are as follows:
- Series 1: Business and Industrial Records
- Series 2: Departmental Records
- Series 3 Government Records
- Series 4: Media and Public Relations Records
- Series 5: Photographs
Immediate source of acquisition
This material was sent to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Business Development Department, and its successor, the Edmonton Economic Development Authority, between 1973 and 1990.
The photographs and slides were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-340 and ET-14.
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There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
Further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A73-49, A76-73, A78-37, A78-59, A78-61, A78-126, A79-61, A79-81, A83-125, A84-40, A85-141, A90-30
This fonds also includes 2310 photographs, 212 slides, and cartographic material.
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City of Edmonton Archives
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