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Glenbow Archives Oddments collection

[ca. 1880-1995]

Physical Description:
3 m of textual records and other material

The Glenbow Archives has created this artificial collection from orphaned items which are not properly part of the archival fonds in our holdings, but which still have research and exhibition value. The items are predominantly "advertiques", which are advertisements for businesses, services or organizations which were distributed to the public in the form of give-aways such as blotters, coasters or paper placemats. The collection has been organized in alphabetical order by the name of the business, organization or person named on the item.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of paper artifacts including advertiques (blotters, paper placemats, etc.); transit and railway tickets; savings coupons from breakfast cereals, tea, coffee, etc.; various licences and certificates; soap wrappers; laundry bills; ration books; and other items.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of many donors, 1955-2010.

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)
Oddments boxes

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