Title and statement of responsibility area
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce fonds
General material designation
- Graphic material - photograph
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Level of description
CA EDM MS-1037
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The Edmonton Board of Trade, a community-based volunteer organization, was established in February 1889 to promote practical growth opportunities to support and enhance the prosperity of Edmonton’s business community with the goal of attracting settlers to the district. At the time of the Chamber's formation, Edmonton's economy was more rooted in agriculture than energy.
It was renamed the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in 1928, retaining its mandate of contributing to the growth and development of Edmonton and its business community. In 2014, the Edmonton Chamber celebrated its 125th year of serving businesses in Edmonton.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce's in-house collection. Many of the photographs are by the Byron-May Company, who were commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to create brochures promoting Edmonton as an up and coming city.
The photographs are of early Edmonton and include buildings, street scenes, city and farm scenes, animals, agriculture, people and events.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce via Jim McCool in 1981 and 1982.
The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-500.
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Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
See Scope and content above.
Photographs have been described at the item level; some are available on the online database, with the remainder available in the Reference Room.
Further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A81-134, A82-25
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City of Edmonton Archives
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