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Transportation

This series of records is related to the Commissioners' role of overseeing all issues of public transportation and mass transportation within the City's limits. The Commissioners were very involved in many issues and projects related to planning and implementing transportation corridors, for railways, industrial, and commercial uses as well as private vehicles. They were also responsible for the public transportation system within, and air traffic into, the City. This series contains the following subseries:

4.1 Airport(s)
This subseries consists of records relating to Edmonton's Municipal Airport (also known as the Industrial Airport, the City Centre Airport and Blatchford Field).

4.2 Public Transit
This subseries consist of records relating to the Edmonton Radial Railway system, and the street car and bus service in Edmonton, later known as the Edmonton Transit System.

Utilities

This series of records is related to the Commissioners' role of overseeing the City's utilities. For many years the City operated most of the utilities services within the City. Eventually, many of these were sold off into private ownership or arm's length governing bodies. This series contains the following subseries:

6.1 Telephones
This subseries consist of records relating to the Edmonton Telephones System.

6.2 Power / Light
This subseries consist of records relating to Edmonton Power, the power plants, and the provision of street lighting in the City.

6.3 Water and Sanitation
This subseries consist of records relating to the provision of water to citizens, the water treatment plants, dumps, the incinerator, and other waste management works.

6.4 Natural Resources / Fuels
This subseries consist of records relating to gas and oil contracts, coal mining and other provisions for providing heat and fuels within the city.

Orphaned Material

This series consists of photographs which mostly depict residential and commercial buildings, but there are also photos of individuals, events, civic infrastructure and facilities, and proposed developments. There are also maps and architectural drawings which are predominantly associated with plans for development and construction.

Election Scrapbooks (1918-1963)

The City Clerk's Department was established August 20, 1912 by Bylaw 425, which stated in part that the City Clerk was responsible for performing all duties required in regard to municipal and school elections and the voting of the burgesses upon referred bylaws. In 1964 the City Clerk ceased to be responsible for municipal elections and censuses. A position of Returning Officer was created within the City Clerk's Department, which took on the responsibility for elections.

This series includes 14 scrapbooks divided into different themes.

Scrapbook 1: Voting on School Money Bylaws, 1922-1938
Scrapbook 2: Plebiscite Ballots, 1922-1963
Scrapbook 3: Notices of Polling Places, 1919-1962
Scrapbook 4: Ballots for Mayoral Elections, 1922-1963
Scrapbook 5: Ballots for Public School Trustees, 1918-1963
Scrapbook 6: Ballots for Separate School Trustees, 1918-1963
Scrapbook 7: Instructions to Deputy Returning Officers and Assistant Deputy Returning Officers, 1919-[ca.1955]
Scrapbook 8: Poll Clerks and Constables, [ca.1938-1945]
Scrapbook 9: Voters' List Certificates, 1938-1952
Scrapbook 10: Ballots for Aldermanic Elections, 1923-1955
Scrapbook 11: Ballots for Aldermanic Elections, 1956-1963
Scrapbook 12: Instructions for Election Campaign Meetings, 1953-1956
Scrapbook 13: Notices of Public Meetings for Elections, [ca.1928]-1956
Scrapbook 14: Instructions for Election Campaign Meetings, 1928-1952

Office of the City Clerk (1935-1972)

This series includes correspondence relating to municipal elections, personnel, the development of parks and recreational facilities, planning, and the proposed Civic Centre/Omniplex. There are also small amounts of material related to finances, utilities, housing, welfare and social services, and the police and fire departments. This series was divided into 177 Classes.

Contracts

This series includes certified copies of agreement between the corporation of Edmonton and various other parties. This series also includes agreements made by the Town of Strathcona between 1899 and 1909.

Glass Slide Photographs

This series consists of photographs originally created by others or from books, which Hubert Hollingworth re-photographed onto glass slide negatives. These were possibly used by Hollingworth for presentations on glass slides. The images cover a variety of subjects including religion and missionary work, farm animals, medical education, images of the reconstruction of England after WWII, Indigenous people, the Canadian West including Saskatchewan, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains, and Quebec.

The majority of the religious images belonged to missionary Charles O. Bowen, a Welsh immigrant. The images consist of nature photographs, often mountain scenes with a biblical scripture or hymn transposed on them.
Another contributor of the religious images was Miss Cork, a missionary who worked in Africa.

Some of the medical education images can be attributed to professors from the University of Alberta including Dr. Evan Greene, Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner and Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor.
Dr. Evan Greene (1873-1966), a surgeon and anatomist, was one of Alberta’s earliest doctors. The subject of his slides is anatomy.
Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner (1893-1976) was an anatomist, professor and head of the University of Alberta’s Department of Anatomy. His images represent many of the course that he taught such as histology, embryology and neuroanatomy.
Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor (1903-1981) was the provincial coroner and a biochemist at the University of Alberta. Dr. Cantor’s images are of the pathology of disease.

Printing and Reproductions Branch

Series consists of sample print jobs created by the Printing and Reproductions Branch.
Box 1:

  • File 1 - Storyland Valley Zoo Admission or Ride Tickets (ca. 1973);
  • File 2 - Tourist Parking Tags (ca. 1973);
  • File 3 - Ballot Card for Proprietary Electors - Public Schools(ca. 1973);
  • File 4 - Ballot Cards for Electors - Separate School (ca. 1973);
  • File 5 - City of Edmonton Remittance Advance (ca. 1973);
  • File 6 - City of Edmonton Check [cancelled] (ca. 1973);
  • File 7 - City of Edmonton Paycheck [cancelled] (ca. 1973);
  • File 8 - Census Forms (1972);
  • File 9 - Traffic Tickets (1971)

Box 2:

  • File 10 - Utility Meter Book (n.d.)

Printing and Reproductions Branch

Administration

The series consists of meeting minutes, agreements, financial records, personnel records, correspondence, and other material generated through the business conducted at the Municipal Airport.
An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes four sub-series, which are as follows:

  • Sub-series 1.1 – Reports, minutes, general orders and record keeping
  • Sub-series 1.2 – Finance
  • Sub-series 1.3 – Buildings
  • Sub-series 1.4 – Human Resources (Restricted)
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