This series consists of records related to the proposed privatization of ED Tel in 1994. The records include correspondence, a memorandum, presentations, proposals, and notes relating to different options. The material was used by Allan Bolstad in his capacity as a City Councillor.
The Edmonton Telephones Corporation (ED Tel) was created in 1990 as a result of the provincial Telecommunications Act, which allowed municipalities to provide telecommunications services and products through a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation, but not through a City department. In early 1994 the outgoing ED Tel President publicly raised the idea of selling the utility. Ultimately the Edmonton Telephones Corporation was sold to Telus on March 10, 1995 for $470,221,872.
The fonds consists of greeting cards and other memorabilia belonging to Gertrude Lake. There is also a photograph of a 1914 Ladies basketball team, with a basketball lettered “A.G.T. L.D.O” and 2 travel photographs. File List:
Greetings cards (includes ‘Maple Leaf Forever’; Smile Messenger postcards, and advertisement card ‘Klever Kard’ for Ki-Moids for Indigestion)
Valentine’s Day cards
Christmas Cards (includes Christmas cards sent by Gertrude Doughty)
New Years Cards
Baby cards (includes a Baby Book from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company)
Calendars (miniature) – 1922, 1926 (with photo of child)
Paper cutouts (used to decorate cards or gifts)
Travel postcards and booklets (Kingston, Ont.; Seattle, Washington; Venice, California) and travel prints (Peace Tower, Ottawa; Bob’s Lake, Ontario; Athabasca Falls,
Booklet – AGT “The Silent Partner” Vol. VIII, No. 4, October 1927; paper print of Aladdin Home ‘The Lockwood’
The fonds consists of an interview by Henry with his uncle Samuel Archibald Dickson and a set of ‘Edmonton First’ broadcast spots (transcripts) by John E. Barron, Sunwapta Broadcasting, for CFRN radio, to which Henry Ward contributed ideas. The photographs include the home where Marshall McLuhan grew up in Edmonton AB and of Samuel Archibald Dickson. File List: File 1. Interview with Samuel Archibald Dickson File 2. Edmonton First Broadcasts – transcripts, CFRN Radio (photocopy)