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Century Calgary fonds


Physical Description:
75 cm of textual records. -- 135 audio cassettes. -- 217 photographs. -- 52 posters. -- 1 audio disc

Century Calgary was formed in the summer of 1972 to promote, organize and coordinate all the city's activities for the centennial celebrations of Calgary, Alberta in 1975. Tom Walsh was named general chairman and Rabbi Lewis Ginsburg executive director. Joseph Schmitz succeeded Ginsburg in 1974. Close to 4000 volunteers were involved in Century Calgary's various projects. Two of the most notable projects were the publication of an oral history project in which over 100 Calgarians were interviewed, and the six volume Century Calgary Historical Series : Books About Calgary / by Calgary authors. -- Calgary : Century Calgary Publications, 1975. The series covered topics including schools, churches, organized sports, youth groups, city communities, police force, transit system, private service groups, mayors, medical services, military, people, and events.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of manuscripts for the published books; recorded interviews with Calgary personalities, teachers in rural and Calgary schools, and city police officers and chiefs; minutes, reports and correspondence of the History Committee; posters of events, and submitted to logo contest; sheet music for Calgary's centennial song; and photographs of mayors, churches, military, Calgary personalities and the Providence Creche.
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WERE INTERVIEWED. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Deane Ambury, Mrs. A.G. Austin, Everett Baldwin, Clive Ballard, Dorcas Bayley, Rodena Beaton, Malcolm Boyd, W.A. Branton, M.W. Brock, Elsie Brown, Dr. F.G. Buchanan, Ruby and Wilbert Builder, Mary Bushfield, George Campbell, Jessie Chapman, Nellie Chevalier, Ben A. Choppen, Mary Christenson, Walter Chuchla, P.D. Clarke, Harry Lake Collett, Elspeth Cook, John Copeland, Mrs. L.D. Crimp, B. Currie, Harry Dawson, Elsie Douglas, George Doull, Bob Edgar, K.G. "Buster" Elliott, Mae Fleming, Percy Fraser, Violet Friesen, Linton Gaetz, O.S. Geiger, I.G. Gilkes, Margaret Gillespie, Vera Gillespie, W. Gowan, W. Hope Grant, Freida Gratzer, Harold Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Hackett, B.G. Halbert, Mr. Halpen, Signe Hansen, Thomas Harrison, Mrs. E. Henderson, J.G. Garney Hight, Olive Hudon, Tannis Humphries, W.F. Irwin, Dr. Margaret Jackson, Reg Jackson, Mrs. J.M. Jakey, Jessie Johnson, Percy Johnstone, Isabella Kennedy, Mable Kennedy, Duke Kent, George Lind, Roger Livermore, Peter Lougheed, Jean MacAskill, B. Machon, Mrs. J.S. MacComber, Alex Maga, Recareeo Marcelos, Mr. and Mrs. L. Martin, Edward Mayhood, Freda McArthur, Gilbert McCrombie, Ken McIvor, T.N. McKenzie, Eleanor McMurtry, Mary Mercer, Mary Middlemass, Olive Miller, Gordon Minue, Rhea Montgomery, Mrs. I.C. Morris, Julia Murphy, Kari Myhre, Mrs. E.F. O'Hare, Henry Oel, Annie Oldfield, Clara I. Orr, Daniel Palmer, Harold Panabaker, Lillian M. Parsons, Larry Partridge, Katherine R. Patterson, Daisy Pearson, William Peel, Redvers Perry, C.J. Potter, Jock Ritchie, H.P. Ross, R.A. Quinton, Brian Sawyer, Jean Searight, Bertha Segall, Sweeney Shriner, R.J. Sinclair, Alice Sipes, Arthur Sketchley, Mona Bailey Stewart, Herb Surplis, William Harold Taylor, Mrs. Trainor, Ray Tuft, Mrs. Turnbull, Ted Turner, Frank Turning Robe, Alice Tyler, Mrs. O.E. Urch, Edna Vickre, Duncan Waines, Jessie Walker, Mrs. Selby Walker, M.N. Wallace, Robert Wallace, W.W. Walrod, Dr. Robert Warren, Maureen Webb, Mrs. M.B. Weldon, Hilda M. Willison, Agnes and Cyril Woolliams, and Amy Zacharuk.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Century Calgary, Gerald Brown, Mrs. C.H. Bentall, Mrs. I.G. Gilkes, Helen Goldenberg, Mrs. J.D. Middlemas, Sidney Robbins, Vicki Richards and Sheila Kearns, 1973-2012.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-4641, M-4644, M-6105, RCT-144, PA-1795, PA-1798, PA-1805, PA-1825, PA-3937, NA-2922, NA-2959, NA-3041, NA-3268

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