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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.

City of Edmonton. Management Services Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-1
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1976, predominant 1969-1976

Fonds consists of reports, correspondence, speeches, samples of print and microfilm jobs, relating to the various functions performed by the Management Services Department.
An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 3 series. The series are as follows:

  • Series 1 - Administrative Records
  • Series 2 - Printing and Reproductions Branch
  • Series 3 - Microfilm and Records Branch

City of Edmonton. Management Services Department

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

Elmer E. Roper fonds

  • CA EDM MS-11
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 1967

The fonds consists of political papers relating to Dr. Roper's tenure as Mayor of Edmonton from 1959 to 1963.
The photographs are from an album, presented to Elmer Roper by Chief Constable M.F.C. Anthony, commemorating the official opening of Police Headquarters Building, October 16, 1962.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Speeches, includes proclamations, briefings and other statements.
  • General Correspondence, containing invitations and acknowledgements; complaints and compliments, and general commentaries on civic business; also includes files created by his immediate predecessors as mayor, William Hawrelak, mayor until his resignation in September 1959 and F.J. Mitchell, acting mayor until the municipal election in October 1959.
  • Miscellaneous Papers, including new clippings, reports, and incidental documents

Roper, Elmer E.

City of Edmonton. Office of the City Commissioners fonds

  • CA EDM RG-11
  • Fonds
  • 1906 - 1977, predominant 1926 - 1969

This fonds consists of materials which were collected and created by the City's Commissioners through their function of overseeing all aspects of City administration. The fonds includes correspondence with City staff, provincial and federal representatives, other municipalities, corporations, community groups and the general public. It also contains reports and financial records relating to various departments, memoranda, committee minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photos, maps, and architectural drawings.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 11 series and multiple subseries. The series are as follows:

  • Series 1: City Clerks and Administrative Records
  • Series 2: Financial
  • Series 3: Development and Planning
  • Series 4: Transportation
  • Series 5: Engineering
  • Series 6: Utilities
  • Series 7: Community Services
  • Series 8 : Wartime
  • Series 9: External Organizations
  • Series 10: Commissioners Reports
  • Series 11: Orphaned Material

Office of the City Commissioners

Universiade '83

The Parks and Recreation Department was very involved in the 1983 World University Games. The Department worked in conjunction with the Federation Internationale du Sportif Universitaire to schedule and prepare facilities for the games. The City of Edmonton also appointed an International Events Coordinator to deal almost exclusively with Universiade '83. The role of the Parks and Recreation Department also included finance and budgeting, transportation, and media and public relations.

This subseries includes administrative records including correspondence, reports, and minutes of committee meetings from the Universiade '83 Corporation and the City of Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department relating to the bid to host the 1983 World University Games and the subsequent organization of the event. There are also records relating to the organization and construction of facilities for Universiade '83, as well as correspondence, brochures, and programs from other major sporting events held in Edmonton and their relationship to Universiade '83. There are also bulletins, notices, and minutes of meetings from the Federation Internationale du Sportif Universitaire, and press clippings and media releases relating to Universiade '83.

Agencies and External Community Groups

This series consists of records relating to external agencies that have regular dealings with the City of Edmonton in its capacity to provide a safe, healthy and vibrant city, including Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, School Boards, sports organizations and other community organizations. These organizations may use City facilities to provide programs for recreation, sports, arts, culture, and education.

This series contains the following subseries:

  • Subseries 5.1: Community Leagues
  • Subseries 5.2: Sports and Recreational Organizations

Facilities

This series consists of records relating to the erection, operation and maintenance of sports, athletic, recreation and leisure facilities, pools and arenas. It contains records relating to organizations and facilities providing sports and recreation opportunities, including special events (like the Universiade Games in 1983) and festivals, for the citizens of Edmonton. It includes specialty and educational attractions such as the zoos, Fort Edmonton Park, John Janzen Nature Centre, the Queen Elizabeth Planetarium, the Edmonton Science Centre, and the Muttart Conservatory, and includes the programming aspects of animating those facilities.

This series contains the following sub-series:

  • Subseries 4.1: Recreation Facilities
  • Subseries 4.2: Valley Zoo
  • Subseries 4.3: Fort Edmonton Park
  • Subseries 4.4: Universiade ‘83
  • Subseries 4.5: Muttart Conservatory

Valley Zoo

This sub-series contains records created in the planning and operation of the Storyland Valley Zoo. The material includes correspondence as well as records relating to administration, strategic planning, facility and exhibit development, animal acquisition and care, programming, finances, personnel, external organizations, and media coverage.

The sub-series includes photographs of animals and zoo facilities around 1970 (EA-20-623 to EA-20-633), as well as postcards of Edmonton and photos of Fort Edmonton Park (EA-20-635 to EA-20-641), and historic photographs of the construction of the High Level Bridge, Fort Edmonton, the Legislature, and the Edmonton Ski Club (EA-20-642 to EA-20-645). The subseries also includes a set of postcards depicting the Valley Zoo from ca. 1970 (EA-20-5471 to EA-20-5500).

The file list was arranged by type of record.

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Sidney Parsons

The series consists of permits issued by the Mayor's Office.

File list:

  • File 1 -Licenses: Permits issued from the Mayor's Office (December 1949 - January 1952)

Parsons, Sidney

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