Fonds MS-628 - Edmonton Club fonds

Edmonton Club Member Booklet
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Edmonton Club fonds

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2.5 m of textual records. - 71 photographs. - 1 object

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(1899 - 1994)

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The Edmonton Club was incorporated on April 29th, 1899 during a meeting in a building on McDougall Avenue, now known as 100th Street. The Edmonton Club was Edmonton’s first private men’s club with its membership drawn from the city’s business and professional community. Membership entry and annual fees for the Club included luncheons, Friday suppers, private meeting rooms, catered events, billiards, and use of the card room.

The original wood-framed Club building was replaced by a brick-clad structure in 1907 to accommodate a surge in membership. This building was eventually demolished in 1968 to provide space for the Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) tower. Built in conjunction with the AGT tower, a modern building for the Edmonton Club was built which stands on the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street.

On October 21st, 1986, the all-male Club voted to allow women to become members. Facing financial difficulties, the members of the Edmonton Club voted unanimously to merge with the Edmonton Petroleum Club in May 1994.

Custodial history

Thomas L. Cross and Sam Gruden were members of the Edmonton Club. When the Club was closed in 1994, its assets were auctioned by Arthur Clausen & Sons Auctioneers with the remainder of the assets being donated to the City Archives by Arthur Clausen during storage clearing in 2008.

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The fonds consists of the records of the Edmonton Club and includes minutes, correspondence, membership registers, maps, building plans, constitutions, rule books, reports, menus, acts of incorporation, and financial statements. The photographs consist of headshots of the Presidents of the Edmonton Club, as well as a few images of the Club’s annual general meetings and of the Imperial Bank of Canada both as it was being built and when it was completed in 1907. Large membership registers and bound guest books are also included.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Thomas L. Cross in 1968, by the Edmonton Club in 1974, by Sam Gruden in 1994, and by Arthur Clausen & Sons Auctioneers in 2008.


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Accession numbers: A63-98, A74-97, A94-77, A2008-25

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City of Edmonton Archives

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