Fonds RG-40 - City of Edmonton. Telephone Department fonds

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City of Edmonton. Telephone Department fonds

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  • Graphic material - photograph

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ED TEL, edmonton telephones

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CA EDM RG-40

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  • 1982 (Creation)
    Creator
    Telephone Department

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3 photographs

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Name of creator

(1904-1995)

Administrative history

The Telephone Department was established in 1904 when the City purchased the Edmonton District Telephone Co from Alex Taylor for $17,000. The Telephone Department was responsible for providing telephone service to Edmonton, including operators, cable installation and repairs, line installation and repairs, switching stations, billing, and providing and servicing private and public telephones.

The Province of Alberta passed the Telecommunications Act in 1988, which allowed municipalities to provide telecommunications services and products through a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation, but not through a City department. As a result the Telephone Department was dissolved in 1989.

On January 1, 1990 the Edmonton Telephones Corporation, also known as ED TEL, was incorporated. The sole shareholder was the City of Edmonton, and it was overseen by a Board of Governors who were appointed by City Council for two year terms.

ED TEL fulfilled the following functions: providing basic services; providing other telecommunication services and services pertaining to telecommunications; researching and consulting in telecommunications; purchasing, constructing, extending, maintaining, manufacturing, operating, leasing to and from others, and otherwise acquiring and disposing of systems, including private communications systems; and manufacturing, repairing, buying, selling, leasing to and from others, and otherwise trading in goods, merchandise and services pertaining to telecommunications.

ED TEL was sold to Telus on March 10, 1995 for just over $470 million.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This fonds consists photos of the 1982 Mayor’s Safety Awards.

File List

  • EA-510-1 Mayor’s Safety Award, 1982
  • EA-510-2 Ed Kyte and Cec Purves, 1982
  • EA-510-3 Al Mauer and Cec Purves, 1982

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Immediate source of acquisition

This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives in 1983.

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The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-510.

Language of material

  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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Accession number: A83-56

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: Library