Fonds RG-27 - City of Edmonton. Edmonton Public Library fonds

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City of Edmonton. Edmonton Public Library fonds

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  • 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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  • 1912 - 2004 (Creation)
    Edmonton Public Library

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Physical description

58 cm of textual records and other materials

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Administrative history

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.

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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

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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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  • English

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    Restrictions on access

    These records contain information that is protected in alignment with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. There are no restrictions on access.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Copyright may apply.
    Reproduction restrictions may apply.

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    Further accruals are expected.

    General note

    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.

    General note

    Accession numbers: A78-150, A80-96, A85-69, A88-61, A93-74, A94-132, A99-85, A2013-86, A2016-165

    Physical description

    This fonds also consists of 66 photographs, 4 architectural drawings and 2 pieces of artwork.

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    City of Edmonton Archives

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