Área de título y declaración de responsabilidad
City of Edmonton. Recreation Department fonds
Tipo general de material
- Documento textual
Otra información de título
Título declaración de responsabilidad
- Fuente del título: Title based on name of creator.
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Área de edición
Declaración de edición
Declaración de responsabilidad de edición
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Mención de la escala (cartográfica)
Mención de proyección (cartográfica)
Mención de coordenadas (cartográfica)
Mención de la escala (arquitectónica)
Jurisdicción de emisión y denominación (filatélico)
Área de fechas de creación
1945-1966, predominant 1945-1961 (Creación)
- Recreation Department
Área de descripción física
3 m of textual records. - 300 photographs
Área de series editoriales
Título apropiado de las series del editor
Títulos paralelos de serie editorial
Otra información de título de las series editoriales
Declaración de responsabilidad relativa a las series editoriales
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Nombre del productor
The core function of the Recreation Department was to provide recreational opportunities for citizens of all ages. These included playgrounds and tot lots, sports, soap box derby races, and indoor activities such as friendship clubs, dramatics, dance, art, and handicrafts. To carry out these duties the Recreation Department had to plan for and maintain various sites throughout the city, though as of 1952 outdoor recreation areas other than school property were developed and maintained by the Parks Department. The Department also had to coordinate with numerous other organizations within the city that had an interest in promoting recreation or owned property used for recreation.
Before 1948 the department consisted of only a few employees to administer recreational activities, and a group of clerical staff (including an accountant) to handle administrative tasks. In 1948 two sections were added: Athletics, and Playgrounds and Centres. By 1952 a Recreation Building section had been created to run the City Recreation Building, out of which numerous recreational programs operated. In 1958 an Expressive Arts Section was established to oversee activities such as dramatics, art and handicrafts.
On August 29, 1961 Bylaw 2202 was passed, merging the Recreation Department and Parks Department to form the Parks and Recreation Department. The amalgamation took effect January 1, 1962.
Historial de custodia
Alcance y contenido
Fonds consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and scrapbooks relating to the activities of the Recreation Department.
An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 5 series. The series are as follows
- Series 1: Reports
- Series 2: Recreation Commission
- Series 3: Recreation Board
- Series 4: Media Coverage and Scrapbooks
- Series 5: Correspondence with Outside Organizations
- Series 6: Theatre for Children
Área de notas
Origen del ingreso
This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Parks and Recreation Department in 1973 and 1979.
The material was arranged by the archivist by subject. Some reports were given item numbers with the prefix GP.
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Restricciones de acceso
There are no restrictions on access.
Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
Instrumentos de descripción
No further accruals are expected.
Some photographs from this accession were processed and described as EA-20. Because the photographs were removed from their context without separation sheets, it is not known which photos are associated with RG-20, RG-21, or RG-22. Researchers interested in photographs from the Recreation Department should see EA-20.
The material in Series 1-5 was originally processed as part of RG-21.1. As part of the continued processing of RG-21 (Parks and Recreation Department) it was determined that the files comprising RG-20 were actually created by the Recreation Department. Reflecting this administrative independence, the files were removed and became RG-20. The finding aid includes the former numbering system to facilitate cross-referencing for researchers with citations from the former numbering scheme.
Accession numbers: A73-12, A79-150
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Reglas o convenciones
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms
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