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Discrete Items

This series includes material created at City Hall for ceremonial purposes, such as guest books; material relating to the City’s corporate identity such as flags, a tartan, and a City crest; and documents meant to raise awareness such as proclamations. It also includes discrete items relating to specific special events and miscellaneous reports collected by the department.

The material in this series is not part of a particular business unit, function, or Committee for which we have records. Since nothing else exists at present to contextualize the material, it has been described as a series of discrete items.

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

Allan Bolstad

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.

Bolstad, Allan

City of Edmonton. Telephone Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-40
  • Fonds
  • 1911 - 1994

This fonds consists of records generated by the Telephone Department. It includes the following series:

  • Series 1: Reports
  • Series 2: Photographs
  • Series 3: Equipment Records
  • Series 4: Discrete Items
  • Series 5: Architectural Drawings
  • Series 6: Executive
  • Series 7: Correspondence
  • Series 8: Edmonton Telephones Corporation

Telephone Department

Executive

This series contains records from the Telephone Department's leadership team. It includes minutes from the Executive Committee, the Executive Policy Committee, the Planning Coordination Committee, and the Steering Committee. It also includes executive action forms, which document decisions made.

Discrete Items

This series contains records that were transferred to the Archives from the Telephone Department either individually or in small groups. Because of their lack of context, they were described together as a collection of discrete items.

Special Events Office

This series includes material created by the Special Events Office, a centralized body created in the early 1980s to administer significant civic events. This was a departure from previous special events, which were arranged by organizing committees. The events reflected in these records include the openings of Police Headquarters and the new Convention Centre, the City’s 80th anniversary celebrations, the visit of Pope John Paul II, the military tattoo which resulted in the creation of the Mayors Chain of Office, and the Tribach Festival. The records also include material relating to the replacement of the Commission Board with the Office of the City Manager.

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