Fonds ccg-2062 - XV Olympic Winter Games, Governing Boards and Executive Group fonds

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XV Olympic Winter Games, Governing Boards and Executive Group fonds

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CA ccg ccg-2062

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  • 1981-1993, predominant 1981-1988 (Creation)

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18.25 m of textual records and other material

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The records of OCO'88 were formally acquired by the City of Calgary Archives through an agreement signed 1990 January 22 between The City of Calgary, the Calgary Olympic Development Association and the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. Most of these records were transferred directly to the City of Calgary Archives upon the conclusion of the activities of the organizing committee in 1988 prior to the signing of the formal agreement. The OCO'88 photograph collection was held at the Olympic Hall of Fame but transferred to the City Archives in the fall of 1989; some individual images had remained in the Public Information Department of The City where they had been used in the publication of THE OFFICIAL REPORT, but were later transferred to the Archives. A number of boxes of OCO'88 records intended for the City of Calgary Archives were mistakenly sent to Kestrel Data Inc., the company responsible for the storage of the financial records of OCO'88. This material was transferred to the Archives in 1991 August, and all accrued material has been added to the appropriate series. In 1990 October, twenty-one volumes of legal agreements were transferred to the Archives from the law firm of Bennett, Jones, Verchere, the law firm which represented OCO'88, and two more volumes of these agreements are expected. One copy of the set of original broadcast videos was transferred to the Archives in 1990 from Videodex, the firm which copied these videos from the original broadcast tapes. A second set of videos, originally stored at Videodex, has been transferred to The City of Calgary's off-site storage facility.

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The records of the OCO'88 Governing Boards and Executive Group extend to over 21 linear meters and are multiple media in nature. The majority of the material is textual. Fonds consist of agenda and minutes of the Board of Directors and numerous committees, correspondence, reports, agreements, and assorted published and reference material. Besides those records mentioned in the "Extent" field, the records of the Executive Group include four oversize blueprints, two oversize plans and a musical score. The records of the Executive Group have been arranged into 14 series which are described in the printed inventory. For more information regarding the XV Olympic Winter Games, Governing Boards and Executive Group scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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Note: Includes 93 photo prints, 37 sound recordings, 22 slides, 6 oversize items

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Records were transferred directly from OCO'88.



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  • The material is in English.

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In accordance with The City of Calgary's policy on Access to Municipal Information, records more than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted. Records which are less than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted by legislation. Please see the City of Calgary Archives Policies and Procedures Manual for further infomation regarding access to records.

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A descriptive finding aid is available at the City of Calgary Archives.

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Information on OCO'88 may also be found in the Olympic Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary; at the Canadian Olympic Association offices in Montreal and Ottawa; and at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Subject indexes and organizational charts may be found at the back of each of the printed inventories. The City of Calgary Archives may have reference material which may be associated to the fonds. All textual records are in closed storage. To view records please contact the City of Calgary Archives.<br><br>

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