Series 11 - Orphaned Material

Open original Digital object

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Orphaned Material

General material designation

  • Graphic material - photograph
  • Cartographic material
  • Architectural drawing
  • Textual record

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Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series.

Level of description


Reference code

CA EDM RG-11-11

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1918-[ca.1977], predominant 1927-1970 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

37 cm of textual records and other materials

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

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Archival description area

Name of creator

Custodial history

Scope and content

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.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This material was transferred from the Office of the City Commissioners to the City of Edmonton Archives between 1973 and 1981.


The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-88. The cartographic material was assigned item numbers with the prefix EAM-12 and EAM-50. Some reports were assigned item numbers with the prefix GP.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.

Finding aids

File list available online.

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A73-52, A74-39, A74-73, A77-16, A81-74

General note

When originally processed and described, the material in this series was stored based on their media type without maintaining the original location. Much of this material was then processed and described in isolation from the rest of the records. In 2017 material was intellectually repatriated to RG-11 to re-establish the hierarchical relationship of the records. This series was created to describe the material that could not be repatriated.

Physical description

This series also contains 366 photos,28 maps, and 9 architectural drawings.

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Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

City of Edmonton Archives

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms



Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

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Physical storage

  • Box: RG Room
  • Box: Library
  • Map cabinet: West B
  • Shelf: Library