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City of Edmonton. Corporate Communications Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-7
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1957] - 2019

This fonds consists of correspondence, publications, pamphlets, ephemera and other records created as a result of the City's function of communicating with the public and planning for and celebrating special events. It has been divided into the following series:

  • Series 1: Photographs
  • Series 2: Citizens Action Centre
  • Series 3: 1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee
  • Series 4: Civic Centennial Committee
  • Series 5: Edmonton's 75th Anniversary Committee
  • Series 6: RCMP Centennial Committee
  • Series 7: Correspondence Files
  • Series 8: Alberta 75th Municipal Anniversary Committee
  • Series 9: Corporate Newsletters
  • Series 10: Discrete Items
  • Series 11: Special Events Office

Corporate Communications Department

Commission Board

  • This image presents the last members of the Commission Board before it was dissolved in 1984. Commissioners were executives of the City government who oversaw operations in a number of departments to assist the Mayor (who usually oversaw the Financial Dept). In 1984 the Commissioners were transitioned into the City Manager's Office and Deputy City Managers except for Thomas Adams, who retired.
  • Names: Walker, Phil H.; Adams, Thomas E.; Purves, Cec; Dietze, Sig; Lychak, Douglas A.

Corporate Newsletters

On March 5, 1976 the first City of Edmonton Employee Publication was released by the Public Relations Department as a means of communication between all City of Edmonton employees. It provided information on what was happening in the different departments; topics of general interest; and on personal events such as births, marriages, retirements, and deaths. Contents were solicited from all City employees and then selected by the editor H. L. Pawson (also the Public Relations Director).

Between July 1976 and December 1983, the publication was called Mainstream. Starting in January, 1984, the publication was changed in reaction to the economic downturn. Now called Ministream, it was smaller (and cheaper to produce), and came out bi-weekly rather than only ten times a year. Ministream provided factual reports of major events in Civic life with a focus on how they affected employees, but also included cartoons, photographs, guest editorials, benefits updates, and a classified section. Ministream also began running articles that dealt with social issues affecting employees, such as domestic violence, HIV and AIDS, and famine overseas.

January 18, 1991 was the debut issue of City LINK, which replaced Ministream. Similarly, City LINK was a timely, cost-effective news service for employees. City LINK was bi-weekly until September 1995, when it became a monthly publication.

In February 2014 greatcitynews quietly replaced City LINK. greatcitynews was distributed monthly and provided news on civic plans, policies and programs; corporate and individual work-related achievements, and employee learning and development, benefits, health, safety, and fitness. The last print issue of greatcitynews was published December 2015, after which time it was only available electronically.

This series contains copies of Mainstream, Ministream, City LINK, and greatcitynews.

Correspondence Files

This series contains correspondence files from the Public Relations Department. The majority of the files are subject files. However, there are also some files of general correspondence, as well as correspondence around requests for financial contributions through the Department's hosting program.

Dancers

Indigenous dancers performing at the Paul Kane dinner held at Fort Edmonton; the dancers are wearing traditional costume, and dinner guests are seated at tables set against the walls of the room.

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