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Calgary Civic Chorus fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2106
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, membership lists and financial statements of the Calgary Civic Chorus.

Calgary Civic Chorus

City of Calgary Papers fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2068
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1951

The fonds consists of records from several different civic departments and offices dating as far back as the 1880s. These are among the earliest records held at the City of Calgary Archives. The collection was created through a unique custodial history: they were retrieved from a garbage truck after The City disposed of them, and were preserved at the Glenbow Archives. Before construction began on the Civic Administration Building in 1960 and 1961, some civic records were stored in one of the City-owned buildings east of City Hall. When the buildings were emptied to prepare for demolition, a City employee observed workers removing old records and throwing them into a garbage truck. The employee phoned the archivist at the Glenbow, Hugh Dempsey. Dr. Dempsey went immediately to the scene, went into the building and looked at the records on the shelf. Most were in Shannon boxes, and they dated back to the 1880s. He asked the foreman to delay the work so he could take a look through the files. The foreman responded that he had no authority to do so, but agreed to let Dr. Dempsey do whatever he wanted while the men went on coffee break. Dr. Dempsey worked as methodically as he could, selecting boxes simply by the label on the side of the box, tossing the ones he selected from the truck onto the ground. The men took a long break, but when they returned they finished loading and drove off to the dump. Dr. Dempsey took everything he saved back to the Glenbow, and this material became known as the City of Calgary Papers. Sue Baptie of the Glenbow Archives processed the records and produced an inventory in 1970. Series I: Consists of City Council Minutes, 1884-1897. Series II: Consists of petitions to the Mayor and Council, 1884-1897. Series III: Consists of financial records, including assessment and taxation records, 1886-1925. Series IV: Consists of the City Solicitor's files, 1905-1928. Series V: Consists of the City Engineer's correspondence, 1924-1930. Series VI: Consists of the City Comptroller's correspondence, 1925-1941. Series VII: Consists of licence Department records, 1906-1951. Series VIII: Consists of building permit ledger, 1907-1913. Series IX: Consists of those records whose provenance could not be clearly identified, as well as single files from various departments of offices that did not warrant being designated a series unto themselves.

City of Calgary Papers

City of Calgary. Century Calgary fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2086
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1983

The fonds consists of one flag belonging to Century Calgary, flag was retired in 1983.

City of Calgary. Century Calgary

City of Calgary. Board of Commissioners fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2049
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

The fonds consists of records created by the Board of Commissioners. The records can all, with the exception of the Convention Centre files, be described as correspondence or subject files. From their establishment until the present, the Board of Commissioners have used simple file classification systems to arrange their files. These systems changed over time and the series, determined by the archivist, reflect changes to the classification system rather than changes in the types or nature of the records created. The first series consists of records created from 1909-1931 (predominant 1909-1921), the second from 1923-1945 (predominant 1923-1929), the third from 1945-1949, the fourth from 1950- 1959, the fifth from 1960-1970, and the sixth from 1971-1980. A separate series has been created for the records relating to the Calgary Convention Centre. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Board of Commissioners scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

City of Calgary. Board of Commissioners

City of Calgary. Calgary Transit fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2061
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

The fonds consists of records of Calgary Transit which date back to the year of its establishment, 1909 and include records created after 1972, when it became part of the Transportation Department. Included are records created under its previous names: Calgary Transit System, Calgary Municipal Railway, and Calgary Electric Railway. The records of the remaining components of The Transportation Department, including the Director's office, Finance and Accounting, Traffic Operations, and Transportation Planning, are described separately in the "Inventory to the Records of the Transportation Department". The records of Calgary Transit include correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, bulletins, publications, lists, directories, ledger books, register books, mechanical drawings, and photographs. There are also some non-record materials, including technical manuals, publications of other agencies, artifacts, tickets, passes, and transfers. The records have been grouped into nine series, based in general on their physical form. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Calgary Transit scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

City of Calgary. Calgary Transit

City of Calgary. City Clerk's Department fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2067
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1975

The fonds consists of Council minutes, by-laws, agreements, drawings, plans, correspondence, and some artifacts. The records have been arranged into 3 series which are described in the printed inventory. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, City Clerk's Department scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

City of Calgary. City Clerk's Department

City of Calgary. Electric System fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2077
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1997

The fonds consists of textual records, graphic records and sound recordings from 1884 to 1997 that reflect the administrative and operational history of The City of Calgary Electric System. The textual records include minutes, reports, ledgers, publications, newspaper articles, press clippings, public relations correspondence, Burton Commission reports, substation inspection and entry logbooks, network distribution maps, and Employee Record cards dating 1910 to 1969. The graphic records in this fonds include photoprints and negatives of employee events and staff retirement functions, substation and power plant construction, and daily operational activities such as streetlighting and electrical wiring repairs and the installation of underground electrical distribution by Electric System employees. Sound recordings include videotapes on staff training and orientation and cassette tapes of radio advertisements. Records have been arranged into the following series; Series I: History and Annual Reports; Series II: Public Relations; Series III: Operational Records and Reports; Series IV: Log Books and Ledgers; Series V: Employee Records; Series VI: Maps and Plans; Series VII: Photographs.

City of Calgary. Electric System

City of Calgary. Engineering and Environmental Services Department fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2050
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal agreements, mechanical drawings, maps, a few field notebooks, and a few photographs. The fonds was formerly known as RG 20 (Record Group 20). Series I is an artificial collection of miscellaneous individual items and small series, dated before 1938. These materials originated from the City Engineer's office and from other departments which later became part of the Engineering and Environmental Services Department. Series II consists of the Annual Reports and other annual publications of the Department. The file list for Series II also indicates the locations of those Annual Reports which are not physically stored as part of the Engineering and Environmental Services fonds. Series III, the largest accumulation of the Department's records, consists of correspondence (including accompanying reports, drawings, maps, legal agreements, brochures, and photographs) which was filed in the City Engineer's office for reference purposes from 1949 onward (including a few 1938-1948 materials). Series IV consists of photographs (not included in other series) documenting the activities and facilities of the Department. Series V, the Safety Files, consists of the records of the Training and Safety Officer, 1967-1974. Series VI includes correspondence concerning the acquisition and early development of the Water Works (1899-1902), and correspondence of the Superintendent of Water Works (1915-1931). The City Archives collection includes other records from various divisions of the Engineering and Environmental Services Department, which have not yet been processed. The accession records and preliminary file lists (if available) are appended to the inventory.

City of Calgary. Engineering and Environmental Services Department

City of Calgary. Finance Department fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2051
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1975

For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Finance Department scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

City of Calgary. Finance Department

City of Calgary. Fire Department fonds

  • CA ccg ccg-2052
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1968

The fonds consists of the following records:;Series I: Chief's correspondence, records, reports, orders etc., 1899-1970. Series II: Miscellaneous correspondence and records, 1919-1954. Series III: Union dispute briefs, 1932-1950. Series IV: Union minutes, records, agreements, etc., 1919-1957. Series V: Calgary Federation of Civic Employees, 1917-1952. Series VI: Calgary Trades and Labour Council, minutes, 1947-1952. Series VII: Canadian Labour reports, 1947-1951. Series VIII: Miscellaneous union records and correspondence, 1929-1952. Series IX: Convention proceedings, 1919-1958. Series X: Annual Reports, 1908-1971. Series XI: Pension fund papers, 1932-1943. Series XII: Salary and pension records, 1934-1950. Series XIII: Workmen's compensation correspondence and form, 1921-1949. Series XIV: Volumes - 100 Journals and Record Books, 1885-1968. Series XV: Oversize - Card Catalogues, Blueprints, Volumes and Scrapbooks, ca. 1911-1955. Series XVI Transferred to Library, Pamphlets, Periodicals, etc, see list in inventory. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Fire Department scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

City of Calgary. Fire Department

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