Fonds MS-1037 - Edmonton Chamber of Commerce fonds

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Edmonton Chamber of Commerce fonds

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  • Graphic material - photograph

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.

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CA EDM MS-1037

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  • 1905-1921 (Creation)
    Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

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Physical description

451 photographs

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Administrative history

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.

Custodial history

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.

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Physical condition

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.

Language of material

  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Public Domain.

Finding aids

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.

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Accession numbers: A81-134, A82-25

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City of Edmonton Archives

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