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 contains copies of photographs donated to the Archives by the Edmonton Public Library. Photos 1 to 49 are images of individuals from the ca. 1914 publication Men and Makers of Edmonton. Photos 50 to 64 depict library facilities, programming, and staff. Photos 65 and 66 are early shots of the North Saskatchewan River.
This series consists of photographs which mostly depict residential and commercial buildings, but there are also photos of individuals, events, civic infrastructure and facilities, and proposed developments. There are also maps and architectural drawings which are predominantly associated with plans for development and construction.
This series consists of records created by the various sections of the Edmonton Health Department and its successor bodies which were operated by nurses. It includes meeting minutes from numerous committees, reviews of the various community programs run by nursing staff, and training material and educational resources used by nursing staff. It has been divided into three subseries:
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.