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).
This series consists of records primarily created by The Vocal Minority Music Society, and includes administrative records as well as records around their activities and associations. There is a collection of published music and a file of photographs related to both the VMS and EVM. Included with the papers are EVM programs and GALA Festival information along with one EVM newsletter
The Vocal Minority Music Society / Edmonton Vocal Minority
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.
During the First and Second World Wars the Commissioners took on a variety of duties relating to providing services to Edmontonians, serving as liaison for the delivery of Federal initiatives, and monitoring threats to civilians and the nation. Some post-war activities also generated the records found in this series. Subjects include air raid precautions, civil defense, military matters, rationing, immigration, deportation, and subversive activities, as well as the construction of the Cenotaph and Memorial Hall.
The Town of Jasper Place Finance Department played an important role in the function of civic government since Jasper Place’s incorporation as a town in 1950. The series consists of records related to the financial administration of Jasper Place. Records include debentures, payroll information, and financial records created during the annexation process in 1964.
This series includes all incoming and outgoing correspondence and several administrative registers. The correspondence deals with all matters involving the Town, in particular municipal elections, water and sewer extensions, electric lighting, the street railway system, immigration, the sale of Town debentures, taxation, property alterations, and numerous petitions for extended services. The records have been classified according to subject and provided with an index.
This series contains the following classes:
Class 1: Outgoing correspondence, 1892-1894
Class 2: Outgoing correspondence, 1894-1896
Class 3: Incoming correspondence, 1895-1896
Class 4: Outgoing correspondence and census report, 1896-1899
Class 5: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1902-1903
Class 6: Plumbing undertaken for private citizens, 1902-1906
Class 7: Debentures sold, 1893-1906
Class 8: Electric metre recordings and payments, 1903
Class 9: Receipts and disbursements, 1903-1905
Class 10: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1904
Class 11: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1905
Class 12: Register and index of new buildings, 1905-1911
Class 13: Outgoing correspondence to various school districts, 1905-1907
Class 14: Electric light register, 1905-1906
Class 15: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1906
Class 16: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1907
Class 17: Debenture register, 1906-1910
Class 18: Electric metre books, 1907
Class 19: Electric metre books, 1908
Class 20: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1908
Class 21: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1909
Class 22: City Council Finance Committee, recommendations for payment, 1909-1911
Class 23: Disbursements, 1909-1911
Class 24: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1910
Class 25: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1911-1912
Specially appointed committees were struck to meet the needs of the City Council to respond to specific issues arising from the business of the City. Calls for investigation of administrative matters, organization of public meetings, special commemorative events, or fact finding to answer questions raised by aldermen led to the appointment of short-term committees. By 1915, many of these committees such as the Finance Committee and the Negotiating Committee were routinely appointed each year. Other committees had shorter lifespans, or changed name and focus as the needs of the City Council changed.
During the period following the Second World War the work of organizing these committees increased significantly and a Secretary to the Committees was hired. Eventually the committee structure stabilized to four or five regularly appointed bodies which appear in most of the years from the 1930s onwards.
This series contains correspondence and special reports from these special committees.