Fonds RG-15 - City of Edmonton. Office of the Councillors

Paul Norris Councillors' Collection William Douglas McLean Ken Newman Edmund Hugh Leger Allan Bolstad Dave Thiele

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Title proper

City of Edmonton. Office of the Councillors

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph
  • Cartographic material
  • Object
  • Sound recording
  • Electronic record

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Office of the Alderman

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

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  • 1930 - 2010, predominant 1972 - 1983 (Creation)
    Office of the Councillors

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Physical description

11 m textual records and other material

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Archival description area

Name of creator

(1892 -)

Administrative history

Since Edmonton was established as a Town in 1892 municipal affairs have been governed by an elected Mayor and Council. Between 1892 and 1903, while Edmonton was a town in the Northwest Territories, Council was composed of a mayor and six aldermen. This was expanded to a mayor and eight aldermen in 1904. In 1912 the number of aldermen increased to 10, evenly divided between north and south of the river. This system continued, until 1924 when all aldermen were elected at large. By 1933 Council makeup was once again divided between north and south of the river (though no longer evenly), with the south side numbers increasing over time. In 1964 the number of aldermen was increased yet again to 12.

In 1971 a ward system was introduced, whereby Edmonton was divided into four wards, each represented by three aldermen. In 1980 this was changed to six wards, each with two aldermen. In 1995 the term aldermen was changed to councillors. In 2010 the system changed again, with the City now being divided into 12 wards, each represented by a single councillor.

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Scope and content

This fonds contains material created and collected by City Aldermen and Councillors and their staff relating to the business of the City.

The fonds has been divided into the following series:

Series 1: Paul Norris
Series 2: Lillian Staroszik
Series 3: Councillors' Collection
Series 4: Reports via Edmonton Public Library
Series 5: William Douglas McLean
Series 6: Ken Newman
Series 7: Edmund Hugh Leger
Series 8: Allan Bolstad
Series 9: Dave Thiele

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives between 1956 and 2013 from various municipal offices.


The photograph was assigned the prefix EA-655. Some reports were assigned item numbers with the prefix GP.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

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Further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A56-2, A74-94, A75-131, A85-158, A89-109, A93-66, A93-67, A93-68, A2004-155, A2004-163, A2010-102, A2013-86

Physical description

This fonds also contains 1 photograph, 1 map, 24 audio cassettes, 11 videocassettes, 3.88 GB of electronic records, and 1 artifact.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
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