Fonds MS-618 - Edmonton Ikebana Club fonds

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Edmonton Ikebana Club fonds

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12 cm of textual records. - 85 photographs

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(1967 - 1991)

Administrative history

In 1967 a group of enthusiasts met to pursue the Japanese art of floral arrangement; they soon became prospects to form a charter group of Ikebana International. In October 1968 the Japanese Consulate introduced Mrs. Sosui Ono, a Master of Ikebana, to demonstrate Ikebana to the Ladies of the Edmonton Art Gallery. The first Ikebana International group of Edmonton was soon formed and sponsored by the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Provincial Government of Alberta. In 1969 Dr. Marion Shipley, a founding member, became president and served for many years. A charter was granted to the group by Ikebana International on September 1, 1971. The group was involved in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden at the Devonian Botanic Garden. The group disbanded ca. 1991.

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This fonds consists of materials created and collected by the Edmonton Ikebana Club, including the group's constitution and bylaws, Ikebana instructional guides, financial records, and the Ikebana International Charter in Japanese binding. Also included in this fonds are four scrapbooks which contain notes, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and original drawings of Ikebana arrangements.

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The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mrs. Louise Webster on behalf of the Ikebana Group in 1993.


The material was arranged by the archivist by date.

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  • English
  • Japanese

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Accession number: A93-160


Records from the four scrapbooks have been removed and rehoused in archival safe storage. Access copies that demonstrate the original layout of the records within the scrapbooks have been created and are stored in their corresponding files.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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