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City of Edmonton. Office of the Councillors
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- Sound recording
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Office of the Alderman
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1930 - 2010, predominant 1972 - 1983 (Creation)
- Office of the Councillors
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11 m textual records and other material
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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.
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
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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Copyright may apply.
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Further accruals are expected.
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
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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