Fonds RG-7 - City of Edmonton. Corporate Communications Department fonds

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City of Edmonton. Corporate Communications Department fonds

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12 m textual records and other material

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Administrative history

Although a complaints bureau had been in City Hall since 1952, it was not until 1966 that a centralized public relations function was created, with the establishment of a Public Relations Section in the Industrial Development Department.

In 1971 the Public Relations Department was established to develop community awareness, understanding, and support for the City's policies and programs. This was done through publicity programs; executive advertising programs; engaging with media; publications; promotional items; and programs for delegations, guests, cultural and educational groups, and special celebrations.

In 1982 the Department's functions were divided into the Corporate Communications Department and the Citizens Action Centre. In 1985 both organizations were placed under the Office of the City Manager. This arrangement lasted until 1997, when the City '97 reorganization moved both functions to the Corporate Services Department. This relationship lasted until at least 2007.

In 2008 the Citizens Action Centre was dissolved and its function absorbed by the new 311 Call Centre, operated by Corporate Services.

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This fonds consists of correspondence, publications, pamphlets, ephemera and other records created as a result of the City's function of communicating with the public and planning for and celebrating special events. It has been divided into the following series:

  • Series 1: Photographs
  • Series 2: Citizens Action Centre
  • Series 3: 1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee
  • Series 4: Civic Centennial Committee
  • Series 5: Edmonton's 75th Anniversary Committee
  • Series 6: RCMP Centennial Committee
  • Series 7: Correspondence Files
  • Series 8: Alberta 75th Municipal Anniversary Committee
  • Series 9: Corporate Newsletters
  • Series 10: Discrete Items
  • Series 11: Special Events Office

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This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives between 1971 and 2021. It came directly from the office of origin, as well as through the Corporate Records Centre. The issues of City Progress were found in collection, and were likely copies distributed to the Archives directly from the Public Relations Department.


The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-6, EA-117, EA-408, EA-592, EA-803, EA-804, EA-805, EA-813, ET-15, and ET-20.
The cartographic material was assigned the number EAM-484.
Some reports were assigned item numbers with the prefix GP.

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  • English
  • French

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Accession numbers: A70-56, A71-17, A72-22, A73-49, A75-62, A75-96, A76-8, A77-17, A78-52, A78-152, A79-12, A79-104, A79-119, A79-126, A79-148, A80-14, A80-57, A80-83, A80-88, A80-109, A80-122, A81-54, A81-83, A81-91, A81-126, A81-146, A83-94, A84-10, A84-23, A84-85, A84-101, A84-148, A84-189, A85-96, A85-138, A86-2, A87-118, A87-166, A88-106, A88-112, A89-20, A89-85, A90-59, A91-124, A92-78, A92-137, A93-6, A93-24, A93-49, A94-64, A95-116, A96-19, A96-65, A96-92, A96-182, A96-205, A97-30, A97-73, A97-100, A98-84, A99-7, A2000-47, A2000-128, A2001-25, A2001-53, A2001-86, A2001-93, A2001-119, A2003-41, A2004-45, A2005-74, A2006-7, A2007-50, A2008-122, A2009-30, A2009-34, A2010-92, A2010-130, A2014-0, A2015-0, A2015-46, A2018-147, A2019-11, A2019-72, A2021-18

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This fonds also includes 424 photographs, 17 slides, 2 negatives, 1 audio cassette, 275 posters, 1 cartographic material, flags, and ephemera.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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