Fonds MS-1224 - Edmonton Society for Urban and Architecture Studies fonds

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Edmonton Society for Urban and Architecture Studies fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Sound recording

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CA EDM MS-1224

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  • 1984 - 2000 (Creation)

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48 cm of textual records and other materials

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Name of creator

([198-?] - [ca. 2006])

Administrative history

The Edmonton Society for Urban and Architecture Studies (ESUAS) was founded in the 1980s. The ESUAS’ objectives were to foster and develop an appreciation and understanding for design in urban and architecture settings through teaching, sharing and working. The ESUAS offered workshops, lectures, and exhibitions in order to achieve their objective. One of their most popular offerings was their annual Architecture Lecture Series. Architects and designers, both Canadian and international, would give free public lectures in Edmonton. In 1999/2000 the ESUAS conducted the Alberta Architecture Project and the creation of an Alberta Architectural Dictionary.

The ESUAS became an incorporated non-profit society in 1988 and a registered charitable organization in 1991. As of 2006 the ESUAS was defunct.

Custodial history

Dorothy Field was the President of the Edmonton Society of Urban and Architecture Studies.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the operations and functions of the Edmonton Society for Urban and Architecture Studies (ESUAS). The fonds includes correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, project documentation, grant applications, event programs, and posters. Also included in the fonds are sound recordings of Brian Allsopp's lecture and another architect's lecture given during the ESUAS' Architecture Lecture Series in 1995.

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The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Dorothy Field in 2006.


The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.

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  • English

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Accession number: A2006-34


Conservation copies have been made of post-it notes, thermal paper, and faded textual records.

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Includes 4 photographs, 13 posters, and 3 audio cassettes.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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