Fonds ccg-2066 - XV Olympic Winter Games, Sports Group fonds

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XV Olympic Winter Games, Sports Group fonds

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CA ccg ccg-2066

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  • 1977-1988, predominant 1981-1988 (Creation)

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16.11 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

Scope and content

The records of the Sports Group are predominantly textual (nearly 17 meters) but are also made up of a number of photographic images and oversize documents within the series. Photographic images have either been placed in acid-free enclosures or, in the case of slides, placed into appropriate "sleeves" and then into a binder for storage. The oversize material consists of a number of maps, plans and schedules as well as material used for presentations. These have been removed from original file folders and placed either into oversize Hollinger storage boxes or into map folders and then into a map cabinet. Graphics, sound cassettes and some computer diskettes are also part of the records of this Group. As in many of the series in the OCO'88 records, a number of documents in telefax form were found in the Sports Group. Because of the rapid deterioration of these records, they have been photocopied for preservation. In the most severe cases--where the fading of the document was so extreme as to make photocopying impossible--the "faxed" documents have been transcribed. A number of boxes of OCO records intended for the City of Calgary Archives were mistakenly set to Kestrel Data Inc., the company responsible for the storage of OCO's financial records. This material was transferred to the Archives in 1991 August. All of the accrued material from the Sports Group was from the records of Brian Murphy, the first Vice President of the Sports Group (Series V). The records of the Sports Group consists of six series (listed below) and descriptions at the series level in the published inventories are sometimes quite detailed. Three of the series (II, IV and V) are the result of the work of more than one records creator. The records in Series IV came from the offices of Brian Murphy and Bruce Wasylik, and those in Series V are clearly identified as being the result of the work of several Sports Coordinators; however, the origin of the materials in Series II is less certain. For more information regarding the XV Olympic Winter Games, Sports 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 532 photo prints, 425 photo negatives, 340 architectural drawings: plans, 217 slides, 25 architectural drawings: blueprints, 52 artifacts, 45 maps, 13 electronic records, 9 drawings, 3 sound recordings, 2 moving images

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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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