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City of Edmonton. Office of the Mayor fonds
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Cec Purves

The series consists of engagements, complaints, speeches, correspondence, records relating to Mayors' conferences and public hearings, blank letterhead, and daily journals detailing the Mayor's meetings. It also includes a photo of the Centennial Mall Fountain (EA-353-12), four photos of a marigold glass dish presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her Commonwealth Games visit (EA-353-1 through EA-353-4).

Purves, Cec

City of Edmonton. Office of the Mayor fonds

  • CA EDM RG-6
  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1989

This fonds consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, speeches, and other records relating to the functions performed by the Mayor of Edmonton that were sent to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Mayor's Office

An order has been imposed on the material. Files are arranged in alphabetically while material within the files are arranged chronologically. Wherever possible original file titles were retained.

The arrangement includes 9 series, which are as follows:

  • Series 1: Harry Ainlay
  • Series 2: Sidney Parsons
  • Series 3: William Hawrelak
  • Series 4: Elmer Roper
  • Series 5: Vincent Dantzer
  • Series 6: Ivor Dent
  • Series 7: Terry Cavanaugh
  • Series 8: Cecil Purves
  • Series 9: Laurence Decore

Office of the Mayor

Harry Ainlay

The series consists of permits issued by the Mayor's Office, speeches, greetings, proclamations, and correspondence.

File list:

  • File 1: Licenses: Permits issued from the Mayor's Office (December 1945 - May 1949)
  • File 2: Speeches: Speeches, greetings, proclamations (November 1945 - February 1947)
  • File 3: Speeches: Speeches, greetings, proclamations (March - September 1947)
  • File 4: Speeches: Speeches, greetings, proclamations (October 1947 -April 1948)
  • File 5: Correspondence: greetings, letters of gratitude, correspondence (January -July 1948)

Ainlay, Harry

Ivor Dent

The series consists of correspondence, engagements, speeches, brochures, and various reports on subjects ranging from social conditions to infrastructure and economic development in Edmonton.

The series also includes photos of Ivor Dent and Clennell Hagerston “Punch” Dickins (EA-353-5, EA-353-8, EA-353-9, EA-353-10, EA-353-11).

Dent, Ivor

Laurence Decore

The series consists of 4 photographs of Mayor Laurence Decore's visit to Harbin, China in 1985.

File list: EA-353-13 -Mayor Laurence Decore's Visit to Harbin, China (November 28-December 8, 1985); EA-353-14 -Edmonton Boulevard in Harbin, China (November 28-December 8, 1985); EA-353-15 -Edmonton Boulevard in Harbin, China (November 28-December 8, 1985); EA-353-16 -Mayor Laurence Decore Signing Twin Cities Agreement with Harbin, China (November 28-December 8, 1985)

Decore, Laurence

Sidney Parsons

The series consists of permits issued by the Mayor's Office.

File list:

  • File 1 -Licenses: Permits issued from the Mayor's Office (December 1949 - January 1952)

Parsons, Sidney

Terry Cavanagh

The series consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, speeches, reports relating to Edmonton's economic and social development, and a diary and daily journal of appointments for the Mayor.

The series also includes photos of Terry and June Cavanagh (EA-353-6 and EA-353-7), and a photo album called

Cavanagh, Terry

William Hawrelak

The series consists of correspondence, invitations, meeting minutes, reports, daily journals, and speeches from William Hawrelak's different terms of office.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes three subseries, which are as follows:

  • Subseries 1: 1951-1959
  • Subseries 2: 1963-1965
  • Subseries 3: 1974-1975

Hawrelak, William