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City of Edmonton. Edmonton Public Library fonds
General material designation
- Graphic material - photograph
- Architectural drawing
- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on name of creator.
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Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1912 - 2004 (Creation)
- Edmonton Public Library
Physical description area
66 photographs. - 58 cm of textual records. - 3 architectural drawings
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The Edmonton Public Library was founded in 1909 with the passing of Bylaw 240-1909: A Bylaw to Establish a Public Library. This document enabled the appointment of the Edmonton Library Board. The following year the Strathcona Library Board was appointed. Both libraries opened their loan departments in 1913.
Since its creation the Edmonton Public Library has sought to improve the lives of Edmontonians through various information-related programs and services, relying initially on the printed word, but by the 1950s including audio visual, and more recently digital material as well.
Scope and content
This fonds contains copies of photos donated by the Edmonton Public Library, as well as reports written by the Edmonton Public Library, and early architectural drawings of the proposed Civic Centre. It has been divided into the following three series:
- Series 1: Photographs
- Series 2: Reports
- Series 3: Morrell & Nichols Proposed Civic Centre Drawings
Immediate source of acquisition
This material was donated between 1978 and 2016 by the Edmonton Public Library and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
Further accruals are expected.
The City of Edmonton Archives has not been used as the dedicated repository for records from the Edmonton Public Library. The corporate records the Library has retained are not described as part of their public collection.
Accession numbers: A78-150, A80-96, A85-69, A88-61, A93-74, A94-132, A99-85, A2013-86, A2016-165
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