This fonds consists of agreements, brochures, correspondence, manuals, meeting minutes, newsletters, press clippings, media releases, and promotional material relating to the Business Development Department.
The fonds has been divided into five series. Wherever possible this division was done with respect to the original order of the fonds. These five series are as follows:
This series includes slides of Edmonton and area buildings, businesses, industry, people, events, recreation facilities, cityscapes, neighbourhoods, homes, offices, shopping malls, sports, transportation, educational institutions, and artistic renderings of proposed developments. It also includes copies of historical photographs from the 1800s and early 1900s. The photos in this collection are believed to have been used by the Edmonton Economic Development Authority to promote Edmonton.
Fonds consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, invoices, clippings, scrapbooks, bylaws, contracts, minutes, and records relating to voter and census enumeration.
An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes multiple series. The first 10 (RG-8.0 - RG-8.9) were processed in the 1970s and 1980s. Due to the size of the collection, the processing archivist decided to create a new division for each accession. From the 1990s the records were processed and arranged based on function, as reflected from RG-8.10 onwards.
RG-8.0: The Papers of the Edmonton Town/City Secretary (1892-1912)
RG-8.1: Edmonton Financial Accounts (1892-1915)
RG-8.2: Debenture (1897)
RG-8.3: Office of the City Clerk (1891-1913)
RG-8.4: Election Scrapbooks (1918-1963)
RG-8.5: Bylaws regarding Royal Visits (1939-1951)
RG-8.6: Office of the City Clerk (1935-1972)
RG-8.7: Public Affairs Committee (1968-1973)
RG-8.8: Office of the City Clerk (1969-1974)
RG-8.9: Office of the City Clerk (1965-1973)
RG-8.10: Special Committee Reports of the City Clerk (1907-1966)
RG-8.11: Civic Elections and Census Enumeration (1895-1974)
This subseries consists of the original ledgers used to record information regarding Civic Elections and Census Enumeration throughout the City of Edmonton's polling districts. Each ledger corresponds to one polling district within the City and were carried by City staff to each address in the district to record information regarding the occupants. The ledgers have been separated from the published copies in order to address concerns regarding their preservation.
This series consists of the records created by the Office of the City Clerk relating to local elections. The material contains voters' lists, burgesses' lists, lists of electors, and census enumeration records. Two subseries have been created to house the published, access copies and the original ledgers carried by City staff when the information was collected.